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2010-03-16 07:00:00

NEW YORK, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) today announced the launch of a global environmental mobilization in more than 65 countries and a $1 million contribution to The Nature Conservancy to launch the new Hello Green Tomorrow initiative, a unique globally coordinated grassroots effort. The mission of Hello Green Tomorrow is to empower a women's environmental movement, launching initially with Avon's donation to replant 1 million trees in the Atlantic...

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2010-02-23 13:30:00

New modeling released on Tuesday by the United Nations says emission cuts pledges made by 60 countries will not be enough to keep the average global temperature rise at 2 degrees Celsius or less, Reuters reported. For devastating climate change to be avoided, scientists say temperatures should be limited to a rise of no more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F) above pre-industrial times. The new modeling from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) suggests that yearly greenhouse gas...

2010-01-12 07:20:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago-based SingleHop, Inc., a provider of dedicated and complex hosting solutions, today announced that they are officially signatories to the United Nations Global Compact. Founded by the UN in 2000, the Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. SingleHop has a...

2010-01-06 04:57:00

NAIROBI, Kenya and HERZOGENAURACH, Germany, January 6 /PRNewswire/ -- - Eto'o & Cameroon Help Launch Strategic Partnership to Support the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity PUMA and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) were joined today by the Indomitable Lions - Cameroon's national football team - with team captain Samuel Eto'o, to announce a strategic partnership to support biodiversity worldwide and specific initiatives in Africa. The 'Play for Life'...

2009-12-17 14:28:42

An agreement in Copenhagen to fund reduced emissions from deforestation may generate multiple environmental and economic benefits if investments simultaneously target sites that are both carbon and biodiversity-rich. But the new report, published today in the journal Conservation Letters, also warns of challenges in countries such as Brazil and parts of East Africa unless safeguards are followed. This is because funding Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) might...

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2009-09-10 10:15:44

On Wednesday, Kenya appealed for $400 million to try and conserve its largest forest ecosystem, which has been dwindling down over the past 20 years. The UN Environment Program (UNEP) said in a statement that about 25 percent of the 988,000 acre Mau forest has been lost because of encroachment, illegal logging and destructive agriculture. "I wish to appeal to every Kenyan and development partners to support the government's efforts to rehabilitate the Mau," said Prime Minister Raila Odinga,...

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2009-09-03 12:30:00

Climate change is likely to result in the "imminent loss" of the world's coral reef systems, according to a new report on Wednesday. The study, backed by the UN's Environment Program and sponsored by the European Commission, Germany and Britain, found that current efforts to reduce climate change are not extensive enough to save the world's reef systems, which researchers have estimated may be worth more than $100 billion annually. "We face the imminent loss of coral reefs due to climate...

2009-06-08 07:00:00

- The Natural Resources Defense Council, Ocean Conservancy, Oceana and the United Nations Environment Programme join the effort - - World premiere of Acid Test: The Challenge of Ocean Acidification with Sigourney Weaver - SILVER SPRING, Md., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, Planet Green presents Blue August, a robust month of on-air and on-line programming that brings to life the wonders and mysteries of the aquatic -- from the majesty of our oceans to the critical issue of clean...

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2009-06-04 05:50:00

According to a UN report, global investments in renewable energy overtook investments in carbon-based fuels for the first time, attracting $155 billion last year. Of that amount, $36 billion was invested into creating clean energy in emerging economies like China, while $106 billion was spent developing power from wind, solar, small-hydro, biomass and geothermal sources. The 2008 number was four times greater than investments in 2004 according to a report created for the UN Environment...

2009-06-01 07:15:00

Mokugift fosters global environmental solidarity by making it easy and rewarding to join celebrities in planting trees, for $1 apiece, through online 'gifting.' SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired in part by pop culture heroes from an earlier era who used music and mass media to spawn social and political activism, mokugift, through its Artists and Athletes Program, is leveraging the latest Internet technology to rally support for an issue of the utmost urgency: combating climate...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.