Manulife shareholders witness Taib family protest

Sarawak campaigners rally in Toronto, speak at shareholder assembly to protest against the Canadian finance giant’s deals with Politically Exposed Foreign Persons (PEFPs) from Malaysia
 
TORONTO, Canada, May 1, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The top management and close to 200 shareholders of Manulife Financial, the Canadian insurance and finance services provider, have today witnessed a protest against the company’s deals with the family of Malaysian politician-cum-businessman, Taib Mahmud.… More…

Teen Summer Travel Abroad Programs Create Global Citizens

Walking_Tree_Travel_logoDENVER, Colorado, April 30, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– In honor of April, National Volunteer Month, Walking Tree Travel, a Denver, Colorado–based company whose mission is to inspire young people to become global citizens, will be taking teens abroad this summer on community service programs in Latin America, South Africa, Europe and Asia.… More…

EXCLUSIVE: Manulife Financial under fire over loans to Malaysian potentate’s family

Canadian insurance giant arranged CAN$ 146 million in mortgages for a real estate group with links to Sarawak Governor Abdul Taib Mahmud.
Extremely high annual interest rates alarm observers over money-laundering compliance.
 
TORONTO, Canada, April 30, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Donald A.… More…

Kinship Conservation Fellows Announces 18 Conservation Leaders Chosen for 2014 Cohort

Conservation leaders based in 10 countries will gather in Bellingham, Washington, USA for a month-long fellowship exploring market-based approaches to environmental issues.

kinshiplogoCHICAGO, Illinois, April 29, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Kinship Conservation Fellows today announced the selection of their twelfth cohort of Fellows.… More…

Scientists present alternative to Sarawak’s mega-dams

A new study from the University of California, Berkeley shows how Sarawak’s future lies with small-scale, local energy solutions rather than with risky and expensive large-scale hydropower. The scientists are presenting their findings tomorrow at the ASEAN Renewable Energy Week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.More…

Asheville Green Drinks Celebrates its 500th Event, a remarkable achievement in community collaboration

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, April 22, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Western North Carolina is home the world’s hardest working sustainability networking and education event and on the 23th of April, 2014 it will celebrate the 500th iteration of Asheville Green Drinks – quite a feat for a small town nestled in bosom of the Appalachian Mountains.… More…

Oxford University study says large dams are uneconomical

Just in time for this week’s ASEAN Renewable Energy Week, new scientific results have questioned the economic viability of large dams. Calculations by the Bruno Manser Fund show that the Malaysian Bakun Dam scores even worse than the average large dam.More…

Wilderness Committee Earth Day Celebrations, March and Festival

WILDERNESSCOMMITTEE_LOGOVANCOUVER, BC, Canada, April 18, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– On Monday, April 21st, the 4th Annual Earth Day Celebration will take place in East Vancouver – complete with entertainment, family-friendly activities, music, special guests and much more!

Bring your whole family and walk in the parade with your own homemade sign.… More…

Canadian Government Comes Out Against Northern Shipping Due to Oil Spill Risks

Omnitrax’s Churchill crude oil plan dead on the tracks

WILDERNESSCOMMITTEE_LOGOWINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 2, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Canada’s federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt came out bluntly against shipping oil through the north any time soon, in statements that will stop plans to ship oil by rail through Churchill dead on the tracks.… More…

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Remembering Exxon Valdez, 25 Years Later

Wildlife Rescuers from the Disaster Reflect on One of the Worst Oil Spills in American History; Quarter-Century Anniversary of Valdez is on Monday, March 24, 2014
 
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Nearly 25 years ago, the Exxon Valdez tragedy changed the way America looked at oil spills and their effects on seabirds and marine mammals.… More…