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Climate Activist Bill McKibben Wins Right Livelihood Award

Climate Activist Bill McKibben Wins Right Livelihood Award

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, September 24, 2014 (ENS) – Bill McKibben, founder of the international climate action group 350.org, will be one of five recipients of this year’s Right Livelihood Awards, when they are presented at the...

 

McCartney-Inscribed Martin Guitar Auctioned for Elephants

McCartney-Inscribed Martin Guitar Auctioned for Elephants

  ARLINGTON, Virginia, August 12, 2014 (ENS) – To mark World Elephant Day, August 12, The Nature Conservancy will auction a Martin D-28 left-handed guitar autographed by Sir Paul McCartney and provided by Martin Guitar, founding sponsor...

 

2014 Goldman Prize Winners Triumph Over Hardships

2014 Goldman Prize Winners Triumph Over Hardships

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 28, 2014 (ENS) – The Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s first and largest award honoring grassroots environmentalists, has been awarded this year to brave activists from South Africa,...

 

Earth Hour Wave of Darkness Set to Sweep Across The World

Earth Hour Wave of Darkness Set to Sweep Across The World

  SINGAPORE, March 27, 2014 (ENS) – On Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 to 9:30pm local time, darkness will fall over the Earth in a revolving wave as people from Singapore all the way around the globe extinguish their electric lights...

 

The Vortex Project Transforms Ocean Plastic Into Fashion

The Vortex Project Transforms Ocean Plastic Into Fashion

  NEW YORK, New York, February 9, 2014 (ENS) – People who love the oceans and people who love fashion have joined forces in The Vortex Project, a new initiative to clear the oceans of plastic debris and transform it into fashionable...

 

Inspirational Singer-Songwriter-Activist Pete Seeger Dies at 94

Inspirational Singer-Songwriter-Activist Pete Seeger Dies at 94

  NEW YORK, New York, January 28, 2014 (ENS) – Pete Seeger, legendary folk singer-songwriter and environmental activist, passed away on January 27 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City surrounded by his family. He was...

 

Hot New Concept Cars Debut at 2014 CES in Las Vegas

Hot New Concept Cars Debut at 2014 CES in Las Vegas

  LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 3, 2014 (ENS) – The International CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show and held annually in Las Vegas in early January, never used to be about automobiles. Instead, it was solely about...

 

Leonardo DiCaprio and Venturi Launch Formula E Racing Team

Leonardo DiCaprio and Venturi Launch Formula E Racing Team

MONACO, December 11, 2013 (ENS) – Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio and Venturi Automobiles have co-founded a racing team to participate in the new FIA Formula E, the first international championship for 100 percent electric...

 

African Visionary and Conservationist Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

African Visionary and Conservationist Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 6, 2013 (ENS) – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, one of the world’s most honored statesmen and conservationists, died at his home near Johannesburg on December 5 at the age of 95. Born in Transkei,...

 

Nature Inspires 2013 LA Auto Show Design Challenge

Nature Inspires 2013 LA Auto Show Design Challenge

  LOS ANGELES, California, November 13, 2013 (ENS) – This year’s Design Challenge at the Los Angeles Auto Show calls on automotive designers to use natural forms and functions as inspiration for their concept cars. “Biomimicry...

 

Real Food Short Film Contest Offers Cash Prizes

Real Food Short Film Contest Offers Cash Prizes

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 28, 2013 (ENS) – The Real Food Media Film Contest, a new competition seeking short films about sustainable food and farming, is welcoming entries at: www.realfoodmedia.org. The contest invites...

 

Mandela’s 95th Birthday Inspires Good Works for the Planet

Mandela’s 95th Birthday Inspires Good Works for the Planet

  NEW YORK, New York, July 18, 2013 (ENS) – The United Nations today marks Nelson Mandela International Day, celebrating the South African leader’s 95th birthday by honoring his dedication to public service, social justice and...

 

Syria’s World Heritage Sites Placed on ‘Danger’ List

Syria’s World Heritage Sites Placed on ‘Danger’ List

  PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, June 20, 2013 (ENS) – The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has decided to place the six World Heritage sites of the Syrian Arab Republic on the List of World Heritage in Danger to draw attention to the risks...

 

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Steven Tyler Support Sea Shepherd

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Steven Tyler Support Sea Shepherd

  MELBOURNE, Australia, June 12, 2013 (ENS) – Sea Shepherd crewmembers were honored in May to host two of rock’s greatest legends, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Steven Tyler, on board Sea Shepherd’s fleet in Williamstown,...

 

Marine Debris Gyre Expedition Sets Sail

Marine Debris Gyre Expedition Sets Sail

  SEWARD, Alaska, June 10, 2013 (ENS) – “How sad it is that garbage and debris are what is calling us to wild shores,” Carl Safina said as he joined an international team of scientists, artists and educators in Seward...

 

National Trails System Expands by 28 Trails in 18 States

National Trails System Expands by 28 Trails in 18 States

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 31, 2013 (ENS) – Federal officials today designated 28 trails as national recreation trails, adding roughly 650 miles of trails in 18 states to the National Trails System. Today’s announcement comes in advance...

 

Earth Day in the USA: 2013

Earth Day in the USA: 2013

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2013 (ENS) – “We cannot afford to ignore what the overwhelming judgment of science tells us: that climate change is real and that it poses an urgent threat to our people and our planet,” President...

 

Earth Day Network Expands to One Billion

Earth Day Network Expands to One Billion

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2013 (ENS) – What started in 1970 as a teach-in about the environment has expanded year by year until Earth Day actions this year include more than one billion people in some 192 countries. Many people are...

 

Goldman Prize Awards $150,000 to Six Environmental Leaders

Goldman Prize Awards $150,000 to Six Environmental Leaders

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 15, 2013 (ENS) – The Goldman Environmental Foundation today announced the six recipients of the 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize, a group of grassroots leaders working to protect the environment...

 

Dalai Lama Headlines Environmental Summit in Oregon

Dalai Lama Headlines Environmental Summit in Oregon

  PORTLAND, Oregon, April 12, 2013 (ENS) – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, will be in Oregon May 9 through 11 to lead a three-day conference on the environment called the Environmental Summit: Universal Responsibility...