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The World Is Ready For Earth Hour. Are You?
2014-03-28 10:05:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online All across the world people are gearing up to switch off this Saturday in celebration of Earth Hour, a global movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) that brings attention to a broad range of environmental issues. The movement originally started out as a lights-off event in Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown into a global phenomenon. According to the Earth Hour website, “iconic monuments and moments...

2014-02-13 12:21:59

CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first of its kind partnership, Spider-Man will be the first Super Hero ambassador for Earth Hour, the global movement organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), with a message to inspire individuals to use their power to become Super Heroes for the planet. Andy Ridley, CEO and Co-Founder of Earth Hour, and Jeff Blake, Chairman, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Sony Pictures Entertainment, made the announcement in...

2012-01-23 08:00:00

Serap Zuvin Law Office expects to obtain Green Office Certificate from the World Wide Fund for Nature Istanbul, Turkey (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 Serap Zuvin Law Office is thrilled to announce that their office has applied to the Green Office Program for obtaining a green office certificate as issued by the World Wide Fund for Nature (“WWF”). The firm is very proud to be the first and the only law firm in Turkey attending the program. The Green Office Program is implemented in...

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2009-03-11 08:55:00

According to the Associated Press, a group of activists in the Philippines have rescued a whale shark the size of a forearm, believed to be the smallest offspring of the world's largest fish. The 15-inch-long whale shark was found with its tail tied to a small rope on a beach last week in Pilar town in the eastern Philippines.  According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, the fish was "arguably the smallest living whale shark in recorded history." The shark was loosed from the rope and...

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2006-02-23 07:55:00

BANGKOK, Thailand -- A coral reef spanning several hundred acres and teeming with fish has been discovered off the coast of Thailand and should be given protected status, the World Wide Fund for Nature said Wednesday. Tipped off by local fishermen, WWF divers in January found what they say is a healthy, 667-acre reef in southern Thailand with over 30 genera of hard corals, and at least 112 species of fish. Among the fish species identified, the WWF said, was a type of parrot fish first...

2005-11-22 19:03:55

By Robert Evans GENEVA (Reuters) - The international conservation body WWF on Wednesday accused Switzerland of undermining hopes for the return of wolf populations in western Europe with a proposal to allow some hunting of the animals. WWF said the proposal -- filed for a meeting of the 1979 Berne Convention on protecting wildlife to be held at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg next week -- was "unacceptable and irresponsible." "It is incredible that Switzerland, with a wolf...

2005-11-18 05:38:19

GENEVA -- Higher water temperatures are threatening the world's fish by reducing food stocks and stunting growth, which could cause them to reproduce less, the World Wide Fund for Nature said Friday. Global warming is causing the world's rivers, lakes and oceans to heat up and some temperate fish like salmon, catfish and sturgeon cannot spawn at all if winter temperatures do not drop below a certain level, according to the Gland, Switzerland-based conservation group. "The balance is set to...

2005-10-03 11:59:58

GENEVA (Reuters) - Greece is pushing a unique marine turtle species toward extinction by allowing uncontrolled tourism development on Zakynthos island, the WWF conservation group said on Monday. Over the past summer the Zakynthos National Marine Park, a protected nesting ground for the turtles, had been "irreparably damaged" by the tourist flow, the WWF said in a statement issued from its headquarters near Geneva. "Greek authorities have done little to halt the flagrant abuse within...

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2005-03-14 07:22:17

GENEVA (AP) -- The shrinking of Himalayan glaciers could fuel an upswing in flooding in China, India and Nepal, before creating water shortages for hundreds of millions of people across the region, a leading environmental group warned Monday. In a report, the Switzerland-based World Wide Fund for Nature said the rate of retreat of the Asian mountain range's glaciers is accelerating because of global warming, and has now reached 33-49 feet a year. "The rapid melting of Himalayan glaciers will...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.