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2009-06-29 12:26:00

Agreement supports Panda's social responsibility policy, whose principal pillars are sport, the protection of children and caring for the planet's environment GLENDALE, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, and WWF, the global conservation organization, announced today an international cooperation agreement between the two organizations to help protect the environment. With this international agreement, Panda Security will dedicate part of its revenue to...

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2009-06-18 15:25:00

A new WWF report released Thursday finds that pollution in Asia's Mekong River is putting dolphins in Laos and Cambodia at risk of extinction.  But the report has sparked angry denials from governments who question the validity of the findings. Just 64 to 76 Irrawaddy dolphins remain in the Mekong River after dangerous levels of mercury, pesticides and other environmental contaminants were found in more than 50 calves that have died since 2003, the report said. The Mekong River flows...

2009-06-17 07:10:00

Even in recessionary times, legendary former Wall Street hedge-fund manager - Robert Wilson - promises to match Rare's largest donor in 2009, with no limit - Highest bid to date: $6.1M = $12.2 million with Wilson match; 9/30/09 deadline for additional bids NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arlington, Virginia-based environmental non-profit 'Rare' (http://www.RareConservation.org) -- considered by many to be "global conservation's ground game" and named "one of the best charities you've...

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2009-04-25 08:05:00

Conservation groups advocating the protection of critically endangered gray whales say they have cause to celebrate. After extended talks with Russian gas and oil companies, the groups say they have managed to win agreements from several firms to end seismic drilling work in order to give the struggling whales a chance to breed undisturbed. The energy companies' agreement to suspend work comes on the heels of recent research studies that demonstrated how their methods of extracting fossil...

2009-03-26 14:19:00

Cox is a national media sponsor of the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour 2009 ATLANTA, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As a national media sponsor of Earth Hour, Cox Enterprises is encouraging its 77,000 employees and communities in its 300-plus locations to participate in the largest climate change awareness event in history. Earth Hour will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 8:30 p.m. local time. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070925/CLTU013LOGO-b) Each of Cox Enterprises'...

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2009-03-05 12:25:00

The conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has released the world's first footage of the extremely rare Java rhino near Indonesia's Ujung Kulon National Park. The grainy infrared footage portrays a rhino mother and calf and a male wallowing in mud holes. Fewer than 60 Java rhinos are said to be in existence. Conservationists said the footage exhibits new behaviors of the rare creatures. "These rhinos are very shy. In the last 20 years our team has only seen rhinos two or three times...

2009-02-09 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal auto insurance company, announced the second year of its domestic partnership with World Wildlife Fund for Earth Hour. The event urges individuals and businesses to turn off their lights for one hour to raise awareness about the connections between energy use and our environment. This year's event will take place Saturday, March 28, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in every time zone across the world. Now in its...

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2008-12-22 13:00:00

Malaysia announced on Monday it plans to step up protections for wild tigers through its new National Tiger Action Plan. The new plan will seek to double the population of Malayan tigers from 500 to 1,000 by 2020, according to Sara Sukor, a spokeswoman for Malaysia's chapter of the World Wildlife Fund, one of several conservation groups that helped the government create the plan. The 12-year plan was developed through a partnership of the Malaysian Nature Society, TRAFFIC Southeast Asia,...

2008-10-30 09:00:21

The Coca-Cola Company, in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), today announced ambitious new targets to improve water efficiency and reduce carbon emissions within its system-wide operations, while promoting sustainable agricultural practices and helping to conserve the world's most important freshwater basins. "Our sustainability as a business demands a relentless focus on efficiency in our use of natural resources. These performance targets are one way we are engaging to improve...

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2008-10-29 15:20:00

The conservation group WWF said on Wednesday that the Earth's natural resources are being depleted so quickly that "two planets" would be required to sustain current lifestyles within a generation. The document warns that our demands on natural resources overreach what the Earth can sustain by nearly a third. "Reckless consumption of natural capital is endangering the world's future prosperity, with clear economic impacts including high costs for food, water and energy," the report said. "If...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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