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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...

Mar 18, 2014, 10:39 ET
Ivory Hankos on Sale on Rakuten.co.jp March 17 2014 for $3120 to $8500. Rakuten carries over 28,000 ads offering elephant ivory products making it the world's largest online trader in elephant ivory and whale products.  (PRNewsFoto/Environmental Investigation Agency)

EIA: Rakuten - The World's Biggest Online Retailer Of Elephant Ivory And Whale Meat

 Japanese retail giant Rakuten is today exposed as the world's biggest online marketplace for elephant ivory and whale meat products. The new...

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 17, 2013, 19:01 ET

Nuova tecnologia di raffreddamento: un 'doppio vantaggio' per il clima

Una nuova ondata di innovazione tecnologica sta rivoluzionando il settore della refrigerazione in Europa - abbattendo i consumi di energia ed...

Sep 17, 2013, 19:01 ET

Neue Kühltechnologie ist ein "doppelter Gewinn" für das Klima

Eine neue Technologiewelle regt Revolution in der Kühltechnik in Europa an - der Energieverbrauch wird drastisch reduziert und der Bedarf...

Sep 17, 2013, 19:01 ET

Nueva tecnología de refrigeración que supone una 'doble ganancia' para el clima

Una nueva ola de tecnología se está llevando a cabo en la revolución de la refrigeración en Europa - mejorando el uso...

Sep 17, 2013, 19:01 ET

Les nouvelles technologies de réfrigération représentent une « double victoire » pour le climat

Une nouvelle vague technologique est en train de révolutionner la réfrigération européenne en permettant la réduction...

Sep 17, 2013, 19:01 ET

New Cooling Technology a 'Double Win' for Climate

A new wave of technology is spurring a European refrigeration revolution - slashing energy usage and eliminating the need for harmful...

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...