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Feb 16, 2017, 11:09 ET IFAW: Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day

February 18 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world's most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. While...


Feb 16, 2017, 09:00 ET Colorado DOT Has Adopted Datumate's Cutting Edge Mapping Tools

Datumate's professional Site Survey Solution has helped the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to quickly and safely survey a water...


Feb 16, 2017, 07:31 ET Metsä Wood: Puurakentaminen ehkäisee ilmastonmuutosta varastoimalla hiiltä

Rakennusala tuottaa lähes kolmanneksen maapallon vuosittaisista kasvihuone-päästöistä, joten sen vaikutus ilmastonmuutoksen hillitsemisessä on...


Feb 16, 2017, 07:29 ET Metsä Wood: Byggeri med træ bekæmper klimaændringer gennem CO2-oplagring

Byggebranchen bidrager med op til 30 % af den årlige udledning af drivhusgasser på verdensplan, så den spiller en central rolle i reduceringen af...


Feb 16, 2017, 07:28 ET Metsä Wood: Träbyggande motarbetar klimatförändringarna genom lagring av koldioxid

Byggsektorn står för upp till 30 procent av de globala utsläppen av växthusgaser årligen, och har därför en viktig roll att spela i arbetet med...


Feb 16, 2017, 07:20 ET Metsä Wood : Trekonstruksjon bekjemper klimaendringer gjennom karbonlagring

Byggebransjen bidrar med opptil 30 % av globale årlige utslipp av drivhusgasser, og spiller derfor en viktig rolle i å redusere klimaendringer....


Feb 16, 2017, 07:17 ET Metsä Wood: Houtbouw gaat klimaatverandering tegen door de opslag van koolstof

De bouwsector draagt voor circa 30% bij aan de jaarlijkse uitstoot van broeikasgassen wereldwijd en speelt daarom een cruciale rol bij het...


Feb 16, 2017, 07:01 ET Metsä Wood : La construction en bois lutte contre le changement climatique grâce au stockage du carbone

Le secteur du bâtiment représente jusqu'à 30 % des émissions annuelles mondiales de gaz à effet de serre - d'où son rôle essentiel dans la lutte...


Feb 16, 2017, 07:00 ET Metsa Wood: Construction Battles Climate Change Through Carbon Storage

The building sector contributes up to 30% of global annual greenhouse gas emissions, thus it plays a vital role in mitigating climate change....


Feb 16, 2017, 07:00 ET Metsä Wood: Holzbau bekämpft Klimawandel durch Kohlenstoffspeicherung

An den weltweit produzierten Treibhausgasemissionen trägt der Bausektor einen Anteil von bis zu 30 % im Jahr, daher spielt die Baubranche eine...


Feb 15, 2017, 18:01 ET Let's Do Good! Olera® Shortenings and Oils welcomes 2017 with an ambitious plan to offer 100% Certified Sustainable Palm Shortenings and Oils in North America

Olera® Shortenings and Oils, a food division of Global Agri-trade Corporation (GATC), announced today its plan to completely convert its full...


Feb 15, 2017, 15:07 ET Red Cross Response Continues Near Compromised Oroville Dam Spillway With 1,500 People Still in Shelters

The American Red Cross continues to feed and shelter people in California where authorities have lifted the mandatory evacuation order for almost...


Feb 15, 2017, 12:00 ET The Institute of Culinary Education and The New School Announce Zero Waste Food Conference

The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) and The New School announce the launch of the Zero Waste Food conference, an exploration of sustainable...


Feb 15, 2017, 06:00 ET Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Robert De Niro Hold Press Conference Today at The National Press Club, Announces World Mercury Project

The event this morning will focus on the announcement of a unique challenge: to find a missing piece of research associated with mercury, a...


Feb 14, 2017, 11:55 ET Center for Sustainability and Conservation Responds to Suncoast Waterkeeper's Sinkhole Claim

Today, the Center for Sustainability and Conservation released findings from an independent, Florida-licensed geologist after having reviewed the...


Feb 14, 2017, 10:39 ET Conservation International launches new 'Dream Team' fellowship program to accelerate action on pressing global environmental issues

Today, Conservation International (CI) announced a new, multimillion-dollar fellowship initiative that joins world leaders with some of the most...


Feb 12, 2017, 20:00 ET The USD20 Million Investment Project In Northern Uganda To Be Officially Launched In May 2017 - Founder Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa

JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, founder of the PanAfrican Tobacco Group, has announced the forthcoming...


Feb 10, 2017, 17:22 ET EMRF Study Confirms Drop in Value of Rooftop Solar, Cost Shift to Non-Solar Customers As Net Metering Increases

An Electric Markets Research Foundation study released today found that as the value of solar diminishes with growing market penetration, greater...


Feb 10, 2017, 15:41 ET Clarksville Commons Wins Wintergreen Award for Excellence in Green Building by the United States Green Business Council (USGBC) Maryland

Clarksville Commons has captured the Wintergreen Award For Excellence for "Small Commercial Redevelopment" from the United States Green Business...


Feb 10, 2017, 08:00 ET Morrison Prize Winners Highlight the Importance of Private Action in Battling Climate Change

Research examining the role that private governance can play in bypassing government gridlock on climate change has earned a pair of Vanderbilt...


Feb 09, 2017, 16:30 ET FMC Receives an A- from the CDP Climate Change Program as First Time Participant

FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) received an A- from the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) climate change program, an initiative dedicated to...


Feb 09, 2017, 11:00 ET LifeStraw's Follow the Liters Program Reaches Milestone, Providing Safe Drinking Water To More Than 618,000 School Children In Kenya

LifeStraw, a global leader in developing innovative filtration and purification products for safe drinking water, is launching a big year of...


Feb 09, 2017, 08:59 ET Opening a new Frontier: Duke Energy Renewables' 200-megawatt Oklahoma wind project delivering power

Duke Energy Renewables has completed its large-scale wind power plant in Oklahoma, the 200-megawatt (MW) Frontier Windpower Project. The wind...


Feb 09, 2017, 06:50 ET Bacardi Limited Continues to Deliver Upon Corporate Social Responsibility Commitments

Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, continued to improve in its social responsibility, people, environmental,...


Feb 08, 2017, 17:08 ET Tornado Recovery Efforts, Assessments Ongoing at NASA's Michoud

Teams at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans worked overnight and are continuing Wednesday with assessment and recovery efforts...