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2012-04-23 10:20:36

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, Ohio residents will experience and celebrate the outdoors in a new way, thanks to The Nature Conservancy in Ohio and Honda of America Mfg. Inc. The two organizations have teamed up to launch an exclusive summer challenge called Natural Treasures of Ohio, encouraging Ohio residents to visit one or more pre-selected natural areas for a chance to win a 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid. "The Nature Conservancy in Ohio is committed to...

2012-04-23 06:23:15

Tree-killing insects and diseases are cutting short the lives of trees at a high cost to Americans ARLINGTON, Va., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 27, millions of Americans will observe Arbor Day by planting new trees. While planting trees is important to the well-being of our forests, it is just as critical to learn how to protect both new and older trees from damage by invasive insects and diseases. The death of large, mature trees due to these pests can be...

2012-04-23 02:22:36

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy and Discovery Education today launched Nature Works Everywhere, a partnership designed to help students learn the science behind how nature helps our everyday existence and the importance of environmental conservation. This new online destination, www.natureworkseverywhere.org, provides middle school teachers, students and families with free tools and resources to explore and understand nature. Launching to coincide...

2012-04-16 06:21:47

MILFORD, Conn., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The SUBWAY® restaurant chain, which has made a commitment to make its restaurants and operations more environmentally responsible, is proud to announce that its salad bowls - and lids - are now made from 95 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials; predominately from plastic soda and water bottles. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120416/NY88015) By using the 95% PCR, the SUBWAY® brand is keeping 2.62 million pounds of...

2012-04-12 23:01:08

The Environmental Protection Agency and American Rivers announce the six recipients of $1,373,119 in environmental grants to benefit communities, and protect rivers and clean water in the Potomac Highlands region of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Highlands region is the headwaters of the Potomac River, which flows through the nation´s capital. Frostburg, MD (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 The Environmental Protection Agency and American Rivers today announced the six...

2012-04-02 10:21:54

NEW YORK, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2012 and beyond, consumers nationwide can help restore the critically endangered Atlantic Forest in Brazil by purchasing a limited edition Phytopolleine. Beginning April 1, 2012, this 100% essential oil scalp treatment will be launched by renowned botanical hair care brand PHYTO and will support The Nature Conservancy's "Plant a Billion Trees" campaign. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120402/NY80804...

2012-03-23 14:20:29

OLYMPIA, Wash., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Gov. Gregoire signed legislation, HB 2238, to help do a better job of spending money on environmental mitigation. This legislation, sponsored by Rep. JT Wilcox-R, Yelm, expands options for environmental mitigation to include investments in forestry programs, thereby increasing forestry conservation and rural resource jobs. Rep. Judy Clibborn, D-Mercer Island, was co-sponsor of the bill. The legislation had strong bipartisan...

2012-03-14 12:39:00

Vote Follows Recent House Approval of Efforts to Dedicate Oil Spill Fines to Gulf Restoration WASHINGTON, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of six Gulf Coast restoration advocacy groups praised the Senate today for passing the Surface Transportation bill with an amendment that would dedicate 80 percent of the Clean Water Act fines from BP and the other parties responsible for the Gulf oil spill to restoring the Gulf Coast. The current transportation bill...

2012-03-08 15:48:00

Vote Follows Recent House Approval of Similar Amendment WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of six Gulf Coast restoration advocacy groups praised the Senate today for its strong bipartisan approval of legislation that would dedicate 80 percent of the Clean Water Act (CWA) fines for the gulf oil disaster to restoring the gulf ecosystem and economy. The RESTORE the Gulf Coast States Act was originally introduced by nine of the 10 gulf state senators,...

2012-02-28 11:29:00

Project to Support Coastal Protection with Green Infrastructure WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Beck, Ph.D., lead scientist of the Global Marine Team at The Nature Conservancy, has been awarded a 2012 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation. His project seeks to promote 'green infrastructure' as a strategy for adapting to climate change and to support ecosystem recovery to help make communities less vulnerable to current coastal hazards. "With the...