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Jul 22, 2014, 13:45 ET EIA: African Conservationists Call On Internet Retailer Rakuten To Cease All Sales Of Elephant Ivory

Conservationists from leading African organizations are appealing to internet retail giant Rakuten to immediately cease sales of elephant ivory...


Jul 11, 2014, 09:30 ET EIA Applauds EPA Proposal to Ban Dangerous Greenhouse Gases

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a landmark rule making yesterday, which will pave the way for the elimination of a tier of the...


Jul 02, 2014, 11:09 ET Environmentalists Call for Trade Sanctions Against Mozambique for Rhino and Elephant Poaching

Today the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) announced they are petitioning the Obama...


Jun 11, 2014, 01:19 ET Japanese firms importing illegal Russian timber

Significant quantities of illegal timber products from the forests of Siberia and the Russian Far East are flowing into Japan, according to a new...


May 27, 2014, 17:00 ET Kenyan Port Officials Seize Madagascar Rosewood Worth US$12 Million, Says EIA

 Kenyan authorities seized 34 containers of illegally-sourced rosewood from Madagascar at the port of Mombasa yesterday, the largest ever...


Feb 14, 2014, 12:53 ET The US Takes Major First Step to Phase down HFCs

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for announcing its intent to ban the use of a...


Feb 12, 2014, 12:09 ET U.S. Announces Ban on Import and Commercial Trade of Ivory to Counter Mass Slaughter of Africa's Elephants

The following is being released by the Environmental Investigation Agency: Yesterday, the U.S. Administration announced its timely decision to...


Jan 10, 2014, 13:12 ET Major win for the climate: Voluntary Market closes door to HFC-23 projects

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA): In a major win for the climate, the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), the world's leading voluntary...


Sep 27, 2013, 11:40 ET EIA Statement Responding To Federal Authorities Executing Search Warrant Of Lumber Liquidators

 According to news sources, federal authorities from the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in...


Sep 20, 2013, 10:42 ET Poaching Increases As South Africa Pushes Legal Rhino Horn Trade

 The poaching of rhinos in South Africa has increased by more than three rhinos a week on average since Environmental Minister Edna Molewa...


Sep 18, 2013, 11:23 ET Environmentalists Urge Tanzania's President To Crack Down On Elephant Poaching

 Environmentalists are calling on President Kikwete to pledge to crack down on the elephant poaching epidemic and rampant illegal ivory trade...


Sep 06, 2013, 17:32 ET G20 takes landmark step in fight against super greenhouse gases

The 20 biggest world economies agreed today to use the resources of the Montreal Protocol to get rid of a significant group of super greenhouse...


Aug 15, 2013, 08:00 ET SoftBank Refuses To Stop Selling Elephant, Dolphin And Whale Products On Yahoo! Japan

Campaigners call on SoftBank CEO to help end elephant and whale slaughter Wildlife advocates expressed bitter disappointment today at...


Jun 25, 2013, 11:56 ET Environmentalists urge Obama to raise elephant poaching epidemic with Tanzania's President

 As President Obama visits Tanzania this week, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) urges him to press his counterpart President...


Jun 24, 2013, 11:44 ET Explosion of Super Greenhouse Gases Expected Over Next Decade

China and India are expected to release vast amounts of the chemical hydroflourocarbon-23 (HFC-23) into the atmosphere, causing global greenhouse...


Jun 10, 2013, 17:06 ET US and China Agree to Phase Out Super Greenhouse Gases

 U.S. President Obama and Chinese President XI have agreed to work together to combat climate change by curbing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) -...


Jun 07, 2013, 22:13 ET Can Obama and Xi make climate history?

Environmental Investigation Agency -- As the Presidents of the two countries with the highest greenhouse gas emissions in the world meet,...


May 13, 2013, 14:18 ET SUPER Act to Slow Global Climate Change

Environmental Investigation Agency: Late last week, Representative Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the Super Pollutant Emissions Reduction Act of...


May 03, 2013, 14:50 ET Japan to Phase-down HFCs: Important Step to Combat Climate Change, But Not Quite There

Environmental Investigation Agency, On April 19, 2013, the Japanese Cabinet approved the revision of its fluorocarbon regulations that will...


May 02, 2013, 13:37 ET U.S. Lags Behind on Climate Change Action Again!

Environmental Investigation Agency -- Japan has announced new legislation to phase-down the "super" greenhouse gases hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs),...


Apr 24, 2013, 11:48 ET Montreal Protocol Deal with China Will Keep Eight Billion Tonnes of Greenhouse Gases Out of the Atmosphere and Protect the Climate

 Once again living up to its status as the 'world's most effective environmental treaty,' the Montreal Protocol has struck a deal with China to...


Mar 13, 2013, 09:04 ET Amazon.com is Selling Thousands of Ivory Items as the Slaughter of Africa's Elephants Intensifies: Sales Violate Amazon Policies Banning all Ivory Sales

 The following is being released by the Environmental Investigation Agency: Amazon.com has thousands of ads for elephant ivory on its...


Mar 12, 2013, 06:19 ET World's Governments Adopt New Controls to Protect High Value Rosewood and Ebony

 Efforts to conserve precious hardwoods in Asia, Africa and South America were given a critical boost today at the meeting of the 177-nation...


Mar 11, 2013, 12:23 ET Call for Trade Sanctions to Halt Vietnam's Vast Illegal Rhino Horn Trade: Vietnamese Diplomats and Criminal Syndicates Driving Poaching

Environmentalists are today calling for trade sanctions against Vietnam for its failure to take action against its massive illegal trade in...


Mar 04, 2013, 10:28 ET Internet Giant Google Promotes the Sale of Thousands of Endangered Elephant and Whale Products: Fails to Enforce its Own Policies

The following is being released by the Environmental Investigation Agency: Environmentalists today appealed to internet giant Google to remove...