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White House Opens Business Act on Climate Pledge

White House Opens Business Act on Climate Pledge

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2015 (ENS) – Thirteen of America’s largest companies Monday pledged to invest a total of more than $140 billion to slash their greenhouse gas emissions, increase their use of renewable energy and shrink...

 

Oil and Gas Giants Call for Carbon Pricing

Oil and Gas Giants Call for Carbon Pricing

  PARIS, France, July 28, 2015 (ENS) – Seeking clarity and stability, six large oil and gas companies based in Europe are calling on all world governments and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, to introduce...

 

20 Companies Open Online Market for Material Reuse

20 Companies Open Online Market for Material Reuse

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 12, 2015 (ENS) – The newly formed National Materials Marketplace brings together more than 20 major companies with operations in the United States to avoid waste by making use of undervalued materials. Led...

 

Corporations Demand Higher Palm Oil Standards

Corporations Demand Higher Palm Oil Standards

BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 23, 2015 (ENS) – Institutional investors representing over $5 trillion in assets have joined some of the world’s most recognizable consumer brands, such as PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble, to demand higher...

 

World Environment Day: UN Asks Us Each for One Change

World Environment Day: UN Asks Us Each for One Change

  NEW YORK, New York, June 5, 2015 (ENS) – Many of the Earth’s ecosystems are approaching “critical tipping points,” the United Nations warned today, World Environment Day. The world body accompanied the warning with...

 

Tesla Debuts Rechargeable Solar-Powered Battery

Tesla Debuts Rechargeable Solar-Powered Battery

  HAWTHORNE, California, May 1, 2015 (ENS) – Tesla Motors, maker of luxury electric cars, is expanding to become the first manufacturer and distributor of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that store solar power for use in homes...

 

Angry Birds Come to Life to Save Real Pacific Birds

Angry Birds Come to Life to Save Real Pacific Birds

  ESPOO, Finland, April 30, 2015 (ENS) – The company behind the wildly popular computer game Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment, is joining with the nonprofit BirdLife International in a unique campaign to protect real-life birds in...

 

Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA

Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2105 (ENS) – On its 45th anniversary, Earth Day 2015 has gone mainstream. Across the United States people from all walks of life engaged in enthusiastic actions to protect the planet and voiced dire warnings...

 

India Cancels Coca-Cola Bottling Plant On Water Fears

India Cancels Coca-Cola Bottling Plant On Water Fears

NEW DELHI, India, April 21, 2015 (ENS) – Bowing to public pressure, the state government of Tamil Nadu in southern India has cancelled plans for a new Coca-Cola bottling plant in the town of Perundurai in the Erode District. In a letter...

 

Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction,...

 

Earth Day Celebration Packs the National Mall

Earth Day Celebration Packs the National Mall

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The Global Poverty Project and Earth Day Network hosted Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day on the National Mall on Saturday. Heads of state, members of Congress, dignitaries, and celebrities from...

 

Business Councils Help Houston Build for Energy Efficiency

Business Councils Help Houston Build for Energy Efficiency

  HOUSTON, Texas, March 4, 2015 (ENS) – An action plan designed to improve the market competitiveness of Houston’s buildings and attract energy efficiency investments was released today by the World Business Council for Sustainable...

 

Anadarko Pays Record $5.15 Billion Environmental Settlement

Anadarko Pays Record $5.15 Billion Environmental Settlement

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2015 (ENS) – Anadarko Petroleum Corp. today paid a record $5.15 billion settlement to the U.S. government and others – the largest environmental enforcement recovery payment ever obtained in a lawsuit...

 

Retail Investors Snap Up World Bank Green Growth Bonds

Retail Investors Snap Up World Bank Green Growth Bonds

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2015 (ENS) – The first equity index-linked World Bank Green Bond available to retail investors just closed, and it was a big hit, raising more than US$91 million to support environmental solutions, the...

 

U.S. Congress Blocks World Bank Move to Slash Safeguards

U.S. Congress Blocks World Bank Move to Slash Safeguards

WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2015 (ENS) – Environmental and social justice groups in the United States and around the world are applauding a provision of the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act, passed by the U.S. Congress just before the Christmas...

 

Green Investors Flunk Fracking Industry on Impact Management

Green Investors Flunk Fracking Industry on Impact Management

  BOSTON, Massachusetts, December 11, 2014 (ENS) – ExxonMobil, Chevron, and WPX Energy are ranked among the worst fracking companies in a new report by a coalition of green investment firms that scores major oil and gas firms on their...

 

Massey Coal Executive Indicted for Fatal Mine Explosion

Massey Coal Executive Indicted for Fatal Mine Explosion

  CHARLESTON, West Virginia, November 15, 2014 (ENS) – Don Blankenship, former CEO of coal giant Massey Energy, was indicted Thursday on charges of conspiring to violate federal mine safety standards and impeding federal mine safety...

 

Global Market for Conservation Investing Hits $23 Billion

Global Market for Conservation Investing Hits $23 Billion

  ARLINGTON, Virginia, November 7, 2014 (ENS) – The first survey of conservation investing reveals a fast-growing market that totaled $23 billion in the five-year period from 2009-2013. Private investments accounted for almost $2...

 

Kazakhstan Plans Electromobility, Future Energy Expo 2017

Kazakhstan Plans Electromobility, Future Energy Expo 2017

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, October 27, 2014 (ENS) – The Kazakhstan government would like to explore collaborating with Japan to manufacture hybrid and electric vehicles, Prime Minister Karim Massimov said this week. Massimov proposed the cooperative...

 

187 Companies Make ‘The A List’ for Climate Performance

187 Companies Make ‘The A List’ for Climate Performance

  LONDON, UK, October 20, 2014 (ENS) – The new “A List” of leading climate performance businesses from around the world, released Friday by the Climate Disclosure Project, numbers 187 companies, including several that...

 
 
 
 

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