Monday , 27 April 2015

World-Wire

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Tennis Star Roger Federer Urged to Help Stop Credit Suisse From Funding Deforestation in Indonesia

Sumatra rainforest communities send a cry for help ahead of crucial meeting with Swiss bankers – Credit Suisse asked to stop funding Indonesia’s RGE / APRIL pulp and paper group ZURICH, SWITZERLAND / PULAU PADANG, RIAU, INDONESIA, April 22, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Indonesian rainforest community representatives have sent an urgent appeal to Tennis star Roger Federer, asking him for help to stop ...

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Sarawak Chief Minister’s Credibility at Stake Over Taib Family Telecom Deal

Basel, Switzerland April 16, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The Bruno Manser Fund would like to draw your attention to a developing scandal in Sarawak, Malaysia, under its “new” and supposedly “clean” Chief Minister, Adenan Satem. While Adenan publicly pledged not to grant contracts to his family members, his government is about to sell off another lucrative state company to the family of ...

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Composting Council Members Gear Up for Compost Awareness Week during International Year of Soil

      Bethesda, Maryland, April 6, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Compost manufacturers and sellers around the United States are preparing for the annual week marking the increasing importance of compost as a benefit to world soil and smart resource management with the approach of International Compost Awareness Week May 3-9, 2015. The winning poster, one of 226 entries from around the ...

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Asian Development Bank to Review Sarawak Energy Loan

Malaysian NGOs score victory in visit to ADB headquarters in Manila – Proposed loan to power supplier Sarawak Energy delayed in order to undergo enhanced due diligence MANILA, Philippines, March 15, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will review a proposed US$ 45 million loan to Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) for a power transmission line over allegations of corruption ...

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Taib aide confirms family’s cement monopoly in Sarawak

Richard Curtis, the CEO of Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS), says the Taib-family owned company has “sole supplier status” for cement in Sarawak KUCHING, Malaysia, March 12, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/– A construction conglomerate controlled by the family of Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud is the sole supplier of cement in Sarawak, Malaysia’s largest state. This was confirmed on Wednesday in a radio interview ...

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Indigenous Representatives at Asian Development Bank Headquarters Call for Cancellation of Loan to Sarawak Energy

Fact-finding mission reveals Sarawak Energy failed to consult meaningfully with communities affected by Trans-Borneo transmission line and has yet to pay fair compensation – ADB asked to withdraw as a potential financier KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 3, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Indigenous peoples’ representatives are en-route from Sarawak, Malaysia to the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila to raise ...

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New Rock Ballad Gives Mother Earth a Voice

  Vyškov, Czech Republic, February 25, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE FEATURE/– Darek Forejtar of the Czech Republic is a music composer with a wish to awaken the love of Mother Earth in all hearts so that the planet will be protected. With his dear friend, songwriter and singer Jana Hurdesova, he created a music video message, a new rock ballad entitled “Mother ...

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Ducks Unlimited Launches Online Film Series

Memphis, Tennessee, February 25, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE FEATURES/– A new online film series from Ducks Unlimited dramatizes the lives and stories of duck hunters across the country. Targeted to interest anyone who is passionate about waterfowl and waterfowl hunting, the series of six short DU Films will premiere on the Ducks Unlimited website this spring. Right now, viewers can catch the ...

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New Designs Showcased by Blueair at Chicago Homes + Housewares Show 2015

STOCKHOM, Sweden, February 27, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The ‘Internet of Things’ will soon revolutionize the way we control the quality of air in our homes and workplaces if global air purification firm Blueair has its way. And Swedish-headquartered Blueair will use the Chicago Homes + Housewares Show 2015, running March 7 – 10 in Chicago, Illinois, to unveil how it plans ...

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ViZn Energy Systems and LFC Capital Announce An Innovative Ownership Program For Solar and Energy Storage

Program to accelerate nationwide deployment of ViZn’s zinc redox flow battery systems AUSTIN, TX, February 27, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/– ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for commercial & industrial, microgrid and utility applications, and LFC Capital, Inc., an equipment leasing and financial services company with more than $1.5 billion of experience, has teamed up to ...

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Sportsmen-Led Efforts on Watershed Conservation Featured in New Report

TRCP unveils ’Snapshots of Success’ highlighting collaborative local efforts that rely on federal funding WASHINGTON D.C.. February 27, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/–  Discussions of water conservation issues do not have to be filled with gloom and doom drought scenarios or water pollution. So says, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership in a new report released today entitled “Snapshots of Success: Protecting America’s watersheds, ...

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China Suspends Carved African Elephant Ivory Imports

Decision applauded by Humane Society International, which encourages China to implement a permanent ban WASHIINGTON D.C., February 27, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/– In response to the Chinese government’s announcement that it will suspend the importation of carved African elephant ivory effective until Feb. 26, 2016, Iris Ho, director of wildlife for Humane Society International, issued the following statement: “This announcement is an ...

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NCEast Alliance Celebrates Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing – hosted by leading tire and rubber company Bridgestone

WILSON, NC, February 23, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Seeking to inspire manufacturers to run at peak performance while respecting the environments in which they operate, a showcase event, “Sustainability in Manufacturing: Sharing Environmental, Energy and Waste Reduction Practices,” will welcome business leaders from across the Southeast US.  Hosted by the NCEast Alliance on March 26, 2015 at Wilson Community College, manufacturing sustainability ...

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Scientific Fraud Infests Fish & Wildlife Service Top Ranks

Whistleblower Hearing Traces Corruption and Retaliation Back to Director’s Door WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2015 –/WORLD-WIRE/– An explosive whistleblower hearing transcript paints a vivid picture of rampant scientific misconduct, callous reprisal and systemic mendacity within the upper echelons of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) which posted the full texts today.  ...

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