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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...

 

Earth Hour Plunges Planet into Healing Darkness

Earth Hour Plunges Planet into Healing Darkness

  SYDNEY, Australia, March 25, 2013 (ENS) – This year for the first time, Russia’s Kremlin, the residence of the President, and Red Square switched off their lights for Earth Hour, a global environmental initiative of WWF held at...

 

Actor Ezra Miller Heads to North Pole for Greenpeace

Actor Ezra Miller Heads to North Pole for Greenpeace

  NEW YORK, New York, March 25, 2013 (ENS) – Film star Ezra Miller will ski to the North Pole in early April to plant a “flag for the future” on the seabed, as part of a Greenpeace International campaign to protect the...

 

Florida Busts Artifact Thieves Who Damaged Lands, Waters

Florida Busts Artifact Thieves Who Damaged Lands, Waters

  TALLAHASSEE, Florida, February 28, 2013 (ENS) – A Florida undercover operation has busted a group who destroyed state lands from the Keys to the Panhandle to illegally unearth and sell historic Florida artifacts, such as arrowheads,...

 

South Africa’s Parlotones Roar for Lion Conservation

South Africa’s Parlotones Roar for Lion Conservation

  CAPE TOWN, South Africa, January 14, 2013 (ENS) – Multiplatinum-selling South African rock band The Parlotones Sunday brought onstage a life-sized art piece in the form of a lion, painted by drummer Neil Pauw to dramatize the plight...

 

Matt Damon Exposes Fracking in ‘Promised Land’

Matt Damon Exposes Fracking in ‘Promised Land’

By Tina Gerhardt LOS ANGELES, California, January 6, 2013 (ENS) – Hydraulic fracturing, known colloquially as fracking, is a contentious issue, and Hollywood has not overlooked it. “Promised Land,” directed by Gus Van Sant...

 

Sacrifice of 200,000 Animals Proceeds Despite Pleas, Prayers

KATHMANDU, Nepal, November 23, 2009 (ENS) – Emotional appeals to Nepalese officials by animal advocates from around the world have not persuaded them to call a halt to the sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of animals and birds planned...

 

Judge Orders Army to Disclose Impacts on Sacred Hawaiian Valley

HONOLULU, Hawaii, November 23, 2009 (ENS) – A federal judge in Honolulu has ruled that the U.S. Army is obliged to give the community meaningful information on how military training at Makua Military Reservation on Oahu could damage native...

 

American Cities Embrace Green Buildings

PHOENIX, Arizona, November 16, 2009 (ENS) – More than one in five large U.S. cities surveyed by the American Institute of Architects has a policy of promoting green buildings, and the number of cities building green is on the rise. The...

 

WILD9: Wilderness and Water Promises in the Land of the Maya

  By Greg Harman MÉRIDA, Mexico, November 10, 2009 (ENS) – Archeologist Richard Hansen, an expert in early Mayan civilization, studies human culture down to the microscopic level. And he knows what the signs of collapse look like. While...

 

World Faith Leaders Join Forces to Battle Global Warming

  LONDON, UK, November 4, 2009 (ENS) – The world’s religions have a crucial role to play in the fight against global climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday, characterizing the battle with global warming as...

 

Disney Spends $7 Million to Conserve Forests in Peru, Congo, USA

  BURBANK, California, November 2, 2009 (ENS) – The Walt Disney Company, which for 60 years has portrayed the glories of nature in film, today announced a $7 million investment to protect forests in the United States, in the Peruvian...

 

GE to Power World’s Largest Carbon Sequestration Project

  PERTH, Australia, October 22, 2009 (ENS) – The world’s largest carbon dioxide capture and storage project under Barrow Island off Australia’s west coast, will be powered with compression equipment supplied by GE Oil...

 

Team Germany Takes Home Solar Decathlon Top Honors

WASHINGTON, DC, October 16, 2009 (ENS) – Team Germany, the student team from Darmstadt, Germany, won first place in the 2009 Solar Decathlon today by designing, building, and operating the most attractive and efficient solar-powered home,...

 

Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Climate, Nuclear Disarmament

  OSLO, Norway, October 9, 2009 (ENS) – The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy...

 
 
 
 

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