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Australian startup reinvents the process of giving

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - New website facilitates charitable donations by enabling people to make a public promise and pay a nominated amount to a charity if they break that promise.

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Lawsuit forces Canada to protect endangered killer whales

Eco Justice, Tue March 03, 2009, [PRESS RELEASE]
Vancouver, BC - After British Columbians celebrated the unexpected arrival of two newborn killer whales last week, there is another new cause for hope for BCs imperilled killer whale populations. This week, the federal government issued an Order that will provide legal protection for the endangered species habitat - a stunning policy reversal after a lawsuit was launched by environmentalists last year.

Greenpeace response to reports of a reduction in the Japanese government whaling quota

Greenpeace, Thu November 27, 2008, [PRESS RELEASE]
Tokyo, Japan - According to news reports in Japan this morning, there will be a 20% reduction in the number of whales targeted in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary hunt this year - the first reduction since 1987.

Massive Numbers Of Critically Endangered Western Lowland Gorillas Discovered In Republic Of Congo

Wildlife Conservation Society, Mon August 04, 2008, [PRESS RELEASE]
The world's population of critically endangered western lowland gorillas received a huge boost today when the Wildlife Conservation Society released a census showing massive numbers of these secretive great apes alive and well in the Republic of Congo.

The High Atlas Foundation Plants 33,000 Fruit Trees in Rural Morocco

High Atlas Foundation, Sun March 09, 2008, [PRESS RELEASE]
Rabat, Morocco - During the month of February the High Atlas Foundation and its partners planted 33,000 fruit trees (cherry, apple, peach, and quince) with villages in the Imenane and Azzadene Valleys in Morocco's High Atlas Mountains in the Province of Marrakech. Approximately 3,000 people from twenty villages will benefit from this project. This project is a partnership among the High Atlas Foundation, the Global Diversity Foundation, the Association des Amis du CHU, the Province d' Al Haouz, the Marrakech Department of Waters and Forests, the Department of Agriculture for the High Atlas, the Marrakech21 Foundation, Dar Tassa, Kasbah Tamadot, and Kasbah Toubkal. Participants identified the types of trees they wished to receive and this partnership funded the purchase and distribution of them, as well as provided technical training in fruit tree agriculture.

Calion Lumber donates 2,900-acre easement to conserve old-growth forest along Ouachita River

Nature Conservancy, Fri January 25, 2008, [PRESS RELEASE]
Calion Lumber Company donated to the Conservancy a 2,900-acre conservation easement. The easement, located north of Camden in Ouachita County, includes six miles of frontage along both sides of the lower Ouachita River.

Researchers find new gene linked to breast cancer

University of Michigan Health System, Sun October 07, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Ann Arbor, MI - Researchers in a multicenter international study have identified a new gene that, if mutated, may increase a woman's risk of breast cancer by more than a third.

Amazon deforestation rates significantly down; WWF urges tighter forest policies

World Wildlife Fund, Tue September 04, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Brasilia, Brazil - While welcoming the announcement that the deforestation rate in the Brazilian Amazon dropped this year, WWF continues its efforts to ensure that policies are in place to balance development with conservation.

EPRI-NRDC Report Finds Environmental Benefits of Deploying PHEVs

NRDC, Fri July 20, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Palo Alto, California, USA - The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) today released a comprehensive assessment that found that widespread use of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in the United States could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and potentially improve ambient air quality.

UNICEF emergency supplies reach flood victims in Myanmar

UNICEF, Fri July 13, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Yangon, Rakhine, Myanmar - UNICEF emergency supplies have arrived in Thandwe township in Myanmar's Rakhine State to help families affected by the recent floods there.

House appropriates $500,000 to protect Ebey’s Landing

Nature Conservancy, Fri July 13, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Seattle, Washington, USA - The U.S. House of Representatives took action that will both protect lands at the heart of Ebey's Landing Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island for all time, and also provide for the long-term stewardship of this significant area.

Statement on the Senate Vote to Raise Fuel Economy Standards for the First Time in Decades

National Resource Defense Council, Fri July 13, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C, USA - Statement by Ann Bordetsky, NRDC Energy Policy Analyst, on the Senate vote to raise fuel economy standards for the first time in decades: "This is a vote for the auto industry's future, not its past. Automakers have the technology to improve fuel economy. This vote will help push more efficient cars into the marketplace."

Saving the Rainforest 1 Glass of Lemonade at a Time: Cub Scouts Raise Money to Preserve 8,523 Acre

PR Newswire, Fri July 06, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Takoma Park, Maryland, USA - Cub Scouts from Takoma Park, Maryland recently raised enough money selling lemonade to protect a section of rainforest in Guyana more than six times the size of their hometown.

‘WorkCabin’ is the latest tool for Canadians seeking employment in the growing green economy

ECO, Tue July 03, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada - Recently, public interest in climate change has dictated that businesses and organizations change the way they operate, requiring many to adopt better practices and cleaner technology to attract and retain clientele.


World-Wire, Mon July 02, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - "A solution to global warming is right under our feetandwe can make it personal," says Peter Holter, COO of Holistic Management International (HMI). The non-profit uses natural methods to restore land, improve soilhealth, reverse desertification and improve biodiversity. The goal is to greatly increase the soil's ability to remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it as organic matter. 30 million acres worldwide are currently being managed holistically.

International Conservation Organizations Applaud Global Environment Facility’s $1M Proposal

The Nature Conservancy, Fri June 01, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C., USA - Conservation International (CI) and The Nature Conservancy applaud the Global Environment Facility (GEF) proposal to increase funding to help Pacific islands nations cope with climate change and promote sustainable development through conservation and sound natural resource management.

ExxonMobil Shareholders Confront Management Over Global Warming Inaction

Natural Resources Defense Council, Fri June 01, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C., USA - In a startling rebuke to company management, an unprecedented number of ExxonMobil shareholders today voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the company to set global warming emission targets for both its products and its operations. Thirty-one percent of those voting at the annual shareholder meeting in Dallas said it was time for the company to start addressing the business and environmental challenge.

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