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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."

NIKE to Donate $6 Million in Footwear to Help Teens Get Active and into Sport During Summer Break

Business Wire, Wed May 23, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - NIKE Inc. today announced the launch of its NikeSummerShoes program, which will deliver more than 60,000 pairs of shoes, worth an estimated $6 million, to young people in 21 communities from coast-to-coast to help them get active over summer break through sport, dance and play. Created in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), NikeSummerShoes is a key element in NRPA's "Step Up to Health" initiative, which is designed to leverage park and recreation assets to promote healthy lifestyles and build more livable communities.

Researchers find plant protein that may aid biofuel production

Cornell University News Service, Fri April 27, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
New York - In a breakthrough that could make the production of cellulosic ethanol less expensive, Cornell researchers have discovered a class of plant enzymes that potentially could allow plant materials used to make ethanol to be broken down more efficiently than is possible using current technologies.

Endangered Shortnose Sturgeon Saved In Hudson River

Cornell University, Sun February 04, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
- For the first time, a fish identified as endangered has been shown to have recovered -- and in the Hudson River near New York City, report Cornell's Mark Bain and colleagues in the online publication PLoS ONE.

WWF/World Bank Forest Alliance launches ambitious program to reduce deforestation, illegal logging

World Wildlife Fund, Fri May 27, 2005 [PRESS RELEASE]
New York City - WWF and the World Bank (WB) today announced an ambitious global program aimed at reducing global deforestation rates by 10% by 2010.

Corporate America, Activists & Circumventing Washington: A New Approach to Environmental Lobbying

Rainforest Action Network, Thu May 05, 2005 [PRESS RELEASE]
New York City - On April 25, the New York-based banking giant J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. joined the ranks of a select group of firms in the financial sector who have adopted environment policies with an increased focus on more ecologically responsible business practices.

The Nature Conservancy Partners with State, County, Town to Preserve 308-Acre Rare Forest

The Nature Conservancy, Tue April 26, 2005 [PRESS RELEASE]
New York City - In partnership with New York State, Suffolk County, and the Town of Southampton, The Nature Conservancy announced today the permanent preservation of a 308-acre parcel of globally rare forest, located in the heart of the Pine Barrens region, in Westhampton, Long Island.

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