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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...

 

London Olympics Clears Sustainability Hurdles

London Olympics Clears Sustainability Hurdles

  LONDON, UK, July 31, 2012 (ENS) – The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games has met the vast majority of its sustainability targets, says the United Nations official in charge of helping Olympic Games host cities produce...

 

World Trade Body Gets Serious About Alien Species

World Trade Body Gets Serious About Alien Species

  GENEVA, Switzerland, July 19, 2012 (ENS) – World Trade Organization rules on food safety and animal and plant health can be used to control environmental damage caused by alien and invasive species crossing borders into new habitats,...

 

Auto, Tech Companies Top 2012 Best Global Green Brands List

Auto, Tech Companies Top 2012 Best Global Green Brands List

LONDON, UK, June 27, 2012 (ENS) – Automotive and technology brands dominate the 2012 Best Global Green Brands report issued annually by the UK consultancy Interbrand. This year’s Best Global Green Brands report shows that industries...

 

Global Passions for Football and Biodiversity Harnessed for Life

NAIROBI, Kenya, January 7, 2010 (ENS) – The world of international championship football and the world of biodiversity conservation are coming together this year in a partnership announced Wednesday by the German sport lifestyle shoe and...

 

Green Hotel Programs Sprout in Five States

  NEW YORK, New York, November 9, 2009 (ENS) – Just since Labor Day, greener hotel operations are being stimulated by new programs in five states and one city that have joined the growing movement to environmentally friendly accommodations. New...

 
 
 
 

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