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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...

 

UPS Deploys 100 Electric Delivery Vans in California

UPS Deploys 100 Electric Delivery Vans in California

  SACRAMENTO, California, February 6, 2013 (ENS) – UPS is buying 100 electric commercial vehicles made in California and putting them to work delivering packages around the state, the company announced Tuesday. At the same time, California...

 

Procter & Gamble Must Scrub Carcinogen Dioxane From Tide

Procter & Gamble Must Scrub Carcinogen Dioxane From Tide

  SACRAMENTO, California, January 25, 2013 (ENS) – Procter & Gamble, makers of Tide and Tide Free & Gentle detergents, has agreed in a California court to reduce the levels of the chemical 1,4 dioxane in its laundry products. The...

 

Asteroid Miners in a Race for Rare Metals

Asteroid Miners in a Race for Rare Metals

  SANTA MONICA, California, January 23, 2013 (ENS) – A second corporation has joined the race to mine the asteroids that pass near the Earth for resources such as the platinum group metals. There are over 1,500 asteroids that can...

 

World’s Largest Companies Embracing Clean Energy

World’s Largest Companies Embracing Clean Energy

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 17, 2012 (ENS) – A majority of the world’s largest companies are not waiting for governments to mandate renewable energy and lower greenhouse gas emissions, they are taking it upon themselves to act first....

 

Greenpeace Exposes Toxic Chemicals in Fashionable Clothing

Greenpeace Exposes Toxic Chemicals in Fashionable Clothing

  BEIJING, China, November 20, 2012 (ENS) – Some of the world’s best known fashion retailers are selling clothing contaminated with hazardous chemicals that break down to form hormone-disrupting or cancer-causing chemicals when...

 

Europe Updates Environment Impact Assessment Law

Europe Updates Environment Impact Assessment Law

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 31, 2012 (ENS) – A modernization of Europe’s environmental impact assessment law now underway will enable governments, for the first time, to take into account climate change, biodiversity, disaster...

 

Disney Rejects Paper from Indonesian Rainforest Destruction

Disney Rejects Paper from Indonesian Rainforest Destruction

  BURBANK, California, October 22, 2012 (ENS) – As part of its new paper sourcing policy, the Walt Disney Company has renounced the use of paper and fiber associated with rainforest destruction and human rights violations anywhere...

 

France Invests 50 Million Euros in Electro-mobility

France Invests 50 Million Euros in Electro-mobility

  PARIS, France, October 8, 2012 (ENS) – A new 50 million euro investment program to support electric vehicles and charging infrastructure was launched Wednesday by French transport, environment, energy and finance officials. The...

 

Feds Update Truth-in-advertising Guides for Green Marketing

Feds Update Truth-in-advertising Guides for Green Marketing

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 1, 2012 (ENS) – Marketers can no longer make broad, unqualified claims that a product is “environmentally friendly” or “eco-friendly,” under revised Green Guides issued today by the Federal Trade...

 

Urban Sustainability Sparkles at Siemens’ New Crystal

Urban Sustainability Sparkles at Siemens’ New Crystal

LONDON, UK, September 20, 2012 (ENS) – The world’s largest exhibit spotlighting sustainable urban development is at the core of London’s shiny new technology and innovation center, the Crystal, created by the German corporation...

 

Sports Industry Scores an Environmental ‘Game Changer’

Sports Industry Scores an Environmental ‘Game Changer’

  SEATTLE, Washington, September 5, 2012 (ENS) – When the second annual Green Sports Alliance Summit opens in Seattle today, some 400 sports executives and venue operators will each receive a fat new report on the greening of the...

 

Obama Sets 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standards

Obama Sets 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standards

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 28, 2012 (ENS) – The Obama Administration today finalized national fuel economy standards that will require model year 2025 cars and light-duty trucks to get the equivalent of 54.5 miles per gallon. When...

 

Largest UK Firms Must Disclose CO2 Emissions

Largest UK Firms Must Disclose CO2 Emissions

LONDON, UK, August 10, 2012 (ENS) – More than 1,100 public companies listed on the London Stock Exchange will have to report their greenhouse gas emissions from next April under plans announced at the Rio+20 Summit that are now moving...

 
 
 
 

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