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Europe and China Join Forces to Upgrade Urban Mobility

Europe and China Join Forces to Upgrade Urban Mobility

  BEIJING, China, November 25, 2013 (ENS) – The European Union and China are working together to improve urban mobility. Hundreds of European and Chinese city mayors as well as academics and business representatives with an interest...

 

Plug-in Versions of Popular Cars Attract U.S. Buyers

Plug-in Versions of Popular Cars Attract U.S. Buyers

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 25, 2013 (ENS) – In the United States, sales of both plug-in hybrids and battery electrics are way up over last year, with more than 59,000 electrified vehicles sold by the end of August – surpassing...

 

Swedish Pension Funds Divest Freeport McMoRan Holdings

Swedish Pension Funds Divest Freeport McMoRan Holdings

  By Jenny Denton MELBOURNE, Australia, October 18, 2013 (ENS) – Swedish pension fund authorities have followed the lead of counterparts in Norway and New Zealand in divesting all holdings in the American company Freeport McMoRan,...

 

Target Introduces Sustainability Criteria for Some Products

Target Introduces Sustainability Criteria for Some Products

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, October 8, 2013 (ENS) – Target Corporation, the second-largest discount retailer in the United States, Monday debuted a new sustainability standard for the household cleaners, personal care and beauty, and...

 

McDonald’s to Replace Foam Beverage Cups with Paper

McDonald’s to Replace Foam Beverage Cups with Paper

  OAK BROOK, Illinois, September 26, 2013 (ENS) – McDonald’s Corporation, the world’s largest fast food franchise, will replace polystyrene foam hot beverage cups with paper-based cups at all its 14,000 U.S. restaurants. The...

 

Walmart Requires ‘Greener’ Chemicals, Recycling, Energy Efficiency

Walmart Requires ‘Greener’ Chemicals, Recycling, Energy Efficiency

  BENTONVILLE, Arkansas, September 16, 2013 (ENS) – Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, has decided to offer products with less harmful chemicals, increase the use of recycled materials, reduce fertilizer use in agriculture,...

 

Tokyo Wins 2020 Olympic Bid Plus Climate Leadership Award

Tokyo Wins 2020 Olympic Bid Plus Climate Leadership Award

  TOKYO, Japan, September 9, 2013 (ENS) – Tokyo Mayor Naoki Inose is a happy man. On Saturday his city was named as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. And less than a week ago Tokyo won an inaugural City Climate Leadership...

 

Green Goals Set for Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums

Green Goals Set for Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums

  CURITIBA, Brazil, August 19, 2013 (ENS) – Environmental sustainability is on the minds of stadium managers from the 12 Brazilian cities that will host football, or soccer, matches next year during 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Just...

 

Google Cuts Carbon Footprint But Funds Climate Change Deniers

Google Cuts Carbon Footprint But Funds Climate Change Deniers

  MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, August 15, 2013 (ENS) – Google’s self-confessed obsession with building energy efficient data centers and buying renewable energy has paid off. The search engine giant announced Tuesday that it reduced...

 

UPS Sets 2017 Goal of One Billion Alternative Fuel Miles

UPS Sets 2017 Goal of One Billion Alternative Fuel Miles

    ATLANTA, Georgia, August 1, 2013 (ENS) – The shipping giant UPS, or United Parcel Service, aims to chalk up one billion miles driven by alternative fuel/advanced technology vehicles by 2017, the company said on Monday, releasing...

 

McDonald’s UAE Gives Cooking Oil 2nd Life as Biodiesel

McDonald’s UAE Gives Cooking Oil 2nd Life as Biodiesel

  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 1, 2013 (ENS) – In the Emirates, used cooking oil from McDonald’s restaurants is not wasted. It fuels the trucks of the chain’s fresh produce supplier. McDonald’s UAE said Friday...

 

Automakers Dominate 2013 Best Global Green Brands Report

Automakers Dominate 2013 Best Global Green Brands Report

  NEW YORK, New York, June 13, 2013 (ENS) – Riding on a wave of green innovations, automotive brands dominate the top 10 in this year’s Best Global Green Brands report, released Wednesday by the world’s largest brand consultancy...

 

115 U.S. Ski Areas Seek Climate Change Action From Congress

115 U.S. Ski Areas Seek Climate Change Action From Congress

  LAKEWOOD, Colorado, June 6, 2013 (ENS) – Ski areas from 24 states have signed the Climate Declaration, which calls on U.S. federal policymakers and legislators to seize the economic opportunity of addressing climate change. These...

 

Guilty of Pesticide Crimes, Wal-Mart Fined $81 Million

Guilty of Pesticide Crimes, Wal-Mart Fined $81 Million

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 28, 2013 (ENS) – Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores today pleaded guilty to illegally handling and disposing of hazardous pesticides at its retail stores across the United States. Hazardous wastes and pesticides returned...

 

General Motors First Automaker to Sign Climate Declaration

General Motors First Automaker to Sign Climate Declaration

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 2, 2013 (ENS) – General Motors is the first automaker among 40 U.S. corporations to sign a new climate declaration, asserting that responding to climate change is good business. The campaign is organized...

 

National Basketball Association Tips Off Green Week

National Basketball Association Tips Off Green Week

  NEW YORK, New York, April 4, 2013 (ENS) – NBA Cares Green Week starts today for all teams in the National Basketball Association, with community greening projects, cell phone recycling, green giveaways, adidas green on-court apparel...

 

General Motors Chief Bets on Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

General Motors Chief Bets on Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

  HOUSTON, Texas, March 12, 2013 (ENS) – The United States is poised to achieve long-term energy security because of the rise of fuel-efficient vehicles and the revolution in domestic oil and gas production, says General Motors Chairman...

 

Europe Bans Marketing of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

Europe Bans Marketing of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 11, 2013 (ENS) – Cosmetics tested on animals anywhere in the world can no longer be marketed in the European Union as of today – in line with regulations phased in over 10 years, but over the objections...

 

FedEx Fleet Blasts Past Fuel Efficiency Target

FedEx Fleet Blasts Past Fuel Efficiency Target

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, March 8, 2013 (ENS) – New hybrid and electric vehicles added to the Fedex fleet have helped the world’s largest express transportation company achieve its fuel efficiency goal years ahead of schedule. In 2008, FedEx...

 

Dark Side of the Sochi Winter Olympics: Environmental Damage

Dark Side of the Sochi Winter Olympics: Environmental Damage

  SOCHI, Russia, February 11, 2013 (ENS) – “Large-scale destruction of the environment and substantial environmental damage” is being wrought by preparation for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, a Russian non-profit group...

 
 
 
 

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