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African lioness, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
2014-10-01 05:17:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe decreased 52 percent from 1970 to 2010, according to the newly-released 2014 Living Planet report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The report also concluded that the quantity of carbon in our atmosphere is fueling climate change which is currently destabilizing ecosystems. High levels of reactive nitrogen are also degrading lands, rivers and oceans,...

2014-09-18 12:24:02

Company is World's First Metals Company Accepted into Exclusive Climate Savers Program ATLANTA, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced the company has been accepted into World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Climate Savers program, an exclusive initiative of WWF to encourage companies to reduce their operational carbon footprint and act as agents of change within their sphere of influence. The only metals company to be accepted into...

2014-08-26 08:23:49

Through its "Good Spirited" initiative, Bacardi collaborates on sustainable environmental practices with WWF® and Bonsucro® HAMILTON, Bermuda, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ongoing environmental efforts to protect Fiji's spectacular Great Sea Reef and lush tropical farmland include a model sugarcane farm initiative backed by Bacardi, maker of the world's favorite rum, and the conservation group, World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Sugar is Fiji's oldest industry and has been the vanguard of economic...

2014-05-29 16:22:27

Company celebrates its 20-year commitment to responsible forestry practices by joining GFTN POULSBO, Wash., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- THE MAGELLAN GROUP, LTD. JOINS WWF'S GLOBAL FOREST & TRADE NETWORK Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140529/92370 Strengthens a long-standing commitment to responsible forestry and trade POULSBO, WA.---The Magellan Group, Ltd. has formalized its commitment to responsible forestry and trade by joining the Global Forest...

zebra migration
2014-05-27 11:46:14

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By using GPS collars attached to eight adult zebras, researchers from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) in Namibia have discovered and documented the longest-known terrestrial migration of wildlife in Africa. According to a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) statement, several thousand zebra were documented migrating a distance of over 300 miles. Also involved with the research was Elephants...

2014-04-17 12:30:17

The #LastSelfie Campaign Calls on People to Act Using Social Media NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Grey Group ad agencies, 41?29! in Turkey and Uncle Grey in Denmark, have launched a new campaign to raise awareness about endangered and threatened species. The species in focus are tigers, rhinos, orangutans, pandas and polar bears, which could become threatened as the icecaps in the Arctic melt at a high speed. In order to reach young...

2014-03-29 12:20:06

CULVER CITY, Calif., March 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WWF's Earth Hour is set to break all records of participation in its eighth year, as Spider-Man tonight joined millions of everyday super heroes from across the world in the world's largest celebration for the planet. The event that has evolved into the world's largest movement for the planet began its journey across more than 154 countries and territories from New Zealand, now sweeping across Asia with Spider-Man and the cast...

2014-03-18 08:34:32

BOSTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston, the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), along with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) and Rabobank, will join together for the first time in the US to demonstrate how the global farmed salmon industry is leading the way in changing current aquaculture business practices to ensure a sustainable future for the industry. To...

Ivory Hunters Behind Largest Elephant Slaughter Since February 2012
2013-05-09 15:03:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In February 2012, poachers on horseback entered into Cameroon´s Bouba N´Djida National Park and killed at least 300 elephants, according to a CNN report. According to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), poachers entered into Dzanga-Ndoki National Park and into an area known as the “village of elephants” this week. Eye witness reports claim the poachers were shooting in the direction of the...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.