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2011-06-27 16:30:00

Private landowners gain new revenue source by protecting, restoring imperiled ecosystems MADISON, Wis., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ecosystem market experts from Environmental Defense Fund will address a conference by the American Forest Foundation and World Resources Institute to examine success factors in ecosystem markets, a fast-growing opportunity for private landowners to gain a new revenue source by protecting and restoring imperiled ecosystems. The goal of the...

2011-05-11 16:16:00

Manish Bapna, current managing director, to serve as acting president beginning July 2011 WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jonathan Lash announced today that he will be resigning as president of the World Resources Institute, a position he held for more than 18 years. Lash will become the president of Hampshire College, in Amherst, Mass., where he will have the opportunity to explore a broad range of issues at a college known for its unique experiential and...

2011-04-08 00:00:00

Allows Companies to Make Better Business Decisions by Valuing Ecosystem Services GENEVA, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released the Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV), an innovative framework designed to enhance business understanding of the benefits and value of ecosystem services like fresh water, food, fiber and natural hazard protection. This first-of-its-kind framework enables companies to...

2011-02-22 12:15:00

MEDIA ADVISORY: FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 AT 9:30 A.M. EST Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Administrator, NOAA, and leading experts discuss report findings and solutions WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new comprehensive analysis of the threats to coral reefs will be launched globally on Wednesday, February 23, 2011. More than 25 partners contributed to the report, and events will take place in Washington, D.C.; London, England; Malaysia; Australia; and other...

2010-11-15 06:08:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new climate group "Global Adaptation Institute" hosted fifteen prominent experts at its First International Workshop on Global Adaptation Metrics. (www.GlobalAdaptationInstitute.org) Amid estimates that climate change adaptation may require US$150-200 billion annually in public and private investment, Global Adaptation Institute gathered scientists, researchers and economists from top international universities, consultancies, and...

2010-08-02 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear announced today the results of its greenhouse gas (GHG) life cycle assessment (LCA) for its AnvilSustainable(TM) t-shirt, which is made from recycled PET plastic bottles and transitional cotton, grown on farms making the switch to organic processes. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090422/NY03428LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090422/NY03428LOGO) The analysis of the AnvilSustainable tee, which encompassed a...

2010-06-01 15:00:00

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 3, join the World Resources Institute (WRI) and NewPage Corporation in an important "All About Sustainability" webinar to learn about the environmental, social, and economic impacts of palm oil plantation expansion in Southeast Asia and hear solutions that benefit the industry, the environment, local people, and buyers of forest products around the world. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080514/NEWPAGELOGO ) Registration for...

2010-05-26 15:41:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Forest Legality Alliance was launched today to support private sector efforts and policies to reduce trade in illegally harvested wood. The Alliance is a global public-private initiative open to businesses, industry associations, financial institutions and civil society organizations with a stake in legal forest product supply chains. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) Joining the World Resources Institute...

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2010-04-20 06:40:00

Experts said on Monday that the volcano in Iceland is emitting 150,000 to 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per day, a figure comparable to emissions released from a small industrial nation. The estimation is based on gas composition of an earlier eruption on a volcano adjacent to the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. If figures are correct, the CO2 released by this volcano would be "150,000 tons per day," Colin Macpherson, an Earth scientist at Britain's University of Durham, said in an email to...

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2010-02-17 12:55:00

Landmark legislation to cut carbon emissions suffered a huge blow after three major U.S. companies said they were leaving a coalition that pushes for action on climate change, AFP reported. Oil groups ConocoPhillips and BP America, and equipment maker Caterpillar Inc., said they backed efforts for a green economy but felt that proposed laws were unfair to them. The companies said they would not renew membership in the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a coalition of business leaders...