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Google's New Mapping Tool Fights Deforestation
2014-02-21 06:36:11

[ Watch the Video: Google Joins The Fight Against Deforestation ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google and several environmental organizations unveiled a new online forest monitoring system on Thursday that will help governments and corporations track deforestation in nearly real-time. The online forest monitoring system, dubbed Global Forest Watch, will show tree loss around the world in high resolution and with frequent updates, making it possible to...

2012-05-23 10:23:10

Dinner recognizes philanthropist and Mayor Michael Bloomberg; honors Stephen Ross and Jonathan Lash; Raises more than $1 million to support organization's mission NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Resources Institute is celebrating its 30th Anniversary tonight with the "Courage to Lead" dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. At the dinner, WRI will recognize the contributions of its special guest, philanthropist and Mayor Michael...

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...

2008-11-14 12:00:11

HOUSTON, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Weingarten Realty Investors and Hines Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. ("Hines REIT") announced the formation of a joint venture transaction in which a subsidiary of Hines REIT will acquire a 70% interest in a WRI portfolio of 12 high-volume supermarket-anchored shopping centers. The aggregate transaction price is approximately $271 million and the transaction will close on multiple dates. The initial closing occurred on November 13, 2008 and...