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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...

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...

Word of the Day
  • 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.