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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."

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.

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.

$100K Available Through New Renewable Energy Prize

PNN Online, Sat May 05, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C., USA - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, one of the nation's leading conservation organizations, and Budweiser, one of the country's leading supporters of outdoor sports and wildlife habitat conservation, have partnered to offer a new $100,000 Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation Research Prize.

Crane hatching marks a first for Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Smithsonian, Fri April 20, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, DC - Smithsonian's National Zoo has announced a first in its 118-year history -- the hatching of a rare wattled crane chick.

Supreme Court Rules Unanimously Against Power Plant Polluters, Sets Up Major Challenge to Bush Admin

Natural Resources Defense Council, Sun April 08, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, DC - In the second of two major environmental decisions handed down today, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously against electric utility companies’ long running and dangerous efforts to escape key enforcements of the Clean Air Act. The verdict is a resounding victory for the American public, according to legal experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

New Diesel Fuel Hitting Pumps Nationwide on October 15 Cuts Pollution

NRDC, Sun October 15, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, DC - Starting Sunday, operators of more than eight million diesel-powered trucks and buses plying America's streets and highways will be able to fill up with a new, ultra-low sulfur fuel that is 97 percent cleaner than the old formulation it replaces.

HSUS Urges Congress to Pass Farm Animal Stewardship Purchasing Act

The Humane Society of the United States, Tue June 13, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, DC - Reps. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) and Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) made history for farm animals June 8 by introducing landmark legislation that would greatly improve the welfare of millions of animals on factory farms.

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