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NEAH BAY, WA and HONOLULU, HI, August 30, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Climate change is occurring rapidly, creating an urgent need for the world to make use of indigenous ways of adapting and maintaining the resiliency that has served ancient coastal...
Colorado’s Cool Energy & Global Schneider Electric to Work Together on Novel Solar System BOULDER, CO, August 23, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The innovative Stirling engine power system created by Cool Energy, which uses solar thermal energy and waste heat to produce...
Malaysian diving champion warned of political manipulation by Sarawak Chief Minister Taib MahmudSARAWAK, MALAYSIA, August 20, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/--The Bruno Manser Fund congratulates Malaysian Olympics medalist Pandelela Rinong Pamg for her fantastic performance at the London Olympics, which won her...
AMHERST, MA, August 13, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Researchers at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today released the 4th Toxic 100 Air Polluters (toxic100.org), an updated list of the top corporate air polluters in...
WASHINGTON, D.C. August 6, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Today, on the eve of the National Clean Energy Summit 5.0 in Las Vegas, the Center for American Progress released “The Vast Potential for Renewable Energy in the American West,” an analysis projecting...
CHICAGO, IL, August 6, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Utilities encounter many unique problems and challenges that cannot always be solved using existing methods or equipment. Successfully overcoming these obstacles requires "outside-the-box" thinking and a willingness to consider non-traditional avenues and options....
NEW YORK, NY, August 2, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Smart Power NY, a coalition of business, labor, public health, and environmental groups as well as local and state elected officials, today announced that the American Lung Association in New York has...
SAUSALITO, CA, Aug. 1, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Teens Turning Green is collaborating with eBay Green and Whole Foods Market® to launch Project Green Dorm and its first Project Green Dorm Makeover Contest, a powerful call to action for students everywhere to head back to school in a thoughtful and sustainable way.
VIENNA, OH, August 1, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The use of BP-free export pallets is particularly important to ensure product safety in the food, produce and pharmaceutical industries. Although banned in the U.S., many of the materials used by overseas pallet...
San Francisco, CA, August 1, 2012, --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Who’s responsible for some of North America’s most creative environmental victories, such as saving over 89,000 of gallons of water, campaigning for food justice and educating thousands elementary school students about sustainability?...
Washington, D.C., July 28, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Women farmers produce more than half of all food worldwide and currently account for 43 percent of the global agricultural labor force, yet few extension or research services are directed at women farmers,...
SARATOGA, CA, July 30, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Solar Land Partners (SLP) announces the addition of three new and enhanced professional service offerings to project participants in the utility-scale solar development community.  The US renewable energy markets are a complex maze...
SHANGHAI, CHINA, July 27, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq:JASO) ("JA Solar" or the "Company"), one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that three of its cell models and three of...
San Diego Specialty Chemicals Company Wins International Award for Technological Breakthroughs in Fragrance Ingredients, Creation and TestingSAN DIEGO, CA, July 27, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Allylix Inc., a San Diego-based specialty chemicals company, received the 2012 FiFi Technological Breakthrough of the...
BDI-BioEnergy and LPCiminelli Form Teaming RelationshipBUFFALO, N.Y., July 24, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Seeking to greatly expand its unique waste-to-value technology in the United States, Austrian-based BDI-BioEnergy International AG has entered into a teaming agreement with nationally-ranked construction firm LPCiminelli, Inc.,...
WASHINGTON D.C., July 23, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Innovative solutions in ocean stewardship spurred through unlikely partnerships are featured in Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship, which premieres in Washington, DC on Thursday, July 26. On...
KELOWNA, B.C., CANADA, July 20, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Public hearings are being held on the renewal of Operating Orders for Osoyoos Lake July 24 in Oroville Wash., and July 25 in Osoyoos, B.C. And elected officials on both sides of...
BIRMINGHAM, U.K., July 18, 2012, --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster (UK) argue that by ‘greening up’ our streets a massive 30% reduction in pollution could be achieved, according to research published today (18 July 2012)...
The health of wildlife, domestic species and human beings, and the environments that support them (One Health), has been a focus of the Wildlife Disease Association for more than 50 years. The current July issue 48(3) of Journal of...
BETHESDA, MD, August 1, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The US Composting Council is calling on the EPA to initiate a Special Review Process for a class of persistent herbicides damaging tomatoes, peas, and other garden plants as a result of contaminated...
KUCHING/MALAYSIA, June 22, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Torstein Dale Siøtveit, the Norwegian CEO of Sarawak Energy, a state-owned electricity supplier in Malaysian Borneo, is feeling the heat over growing opposition against the planned 1,200 MW Baram dam, a hydro power project that would displace 20,000 Borneo natives from their traditional lands in the Borneo rainforest.
BARAM, MALAYSIA / STUTTGART, GERMANY, June 20, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/- The consultancy company Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG from Stuttgart has come under international pressure due to their involvement in a controversial dam project in the rainforest of Borneo. In...
BOULDER, CO; June 20, 2012 –-/WORLD-WIRE/-- Cool Energy Inc., a clean energy power equipment company with headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, set new records for its advanced Stirling Engine technology that recovers waste heat and exhaust from commercial sources.  The SolarHeart®...
GIVE US YOUR TWO CENTS! Campaign supports best management practices for composting BETHESDA, Maryland, June 19, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The Composting Council Research & Education Foundation (CCREF) is very pleased to announce the initiation of a voluntary, donation-based program, Two Cents...
ZURICH, Switzerland, June 12, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Swiss bank UBS is likely to face criminal proceedings over its business ties with a Malaysian top politician following the filing of a complaint under criminal law by the Bruno Manser Fund, a...
WASHINGTON, June 7, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), CSA Group, and UL Environment today announced the release of AHAM 7001-2012/CSA SPE-7001-12/UL 7001, Sustainability Standard for Household Refrigeration Appliances, the first voluntary sustainability standard for home appliances....
BOWMANVILLE, ON, June 7, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Politicians and community leaders were on hand today to celebrate St Marys Cement Inc. ˆ  Bowmanville Plant having received North America's first International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) ISO 50001 certification. The ISO 50001...
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 7, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- A deadly predator of birds – a mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) – has been captured on the Hawaiian Island of Kauaʻi, confirming the worst fears of local wildlife officials. Previously, Kauaʻi and Lanaʻi were...
New Oceana report outlines how protecting the oceans can feed 700 million people a dayWASHINGTON, June 7, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Today, surrounding the 20th anniversary of World Oceans Day, Oceana unveiled a report outlining how saving the world's oceans can...
Malaysian government criticized for unlawfully protecting Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud from criminal prosecutionBASEL/VIENNA, June 4, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- In a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, 21 NGOs from nine countries are calling on the United Nations to...
KUCHING, MALAYSIA, May 23, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- A delegation of native Penan from Borneo’s interior yesterday presented a unique community-based conservation initiative at the State Assembly in Kuching, the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. The so-called “Penan Peace...
KUCHING, MALAYSIA / HOBART, AUSTRALIA, May 18, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Andrew Pattle, the Australian project director of three dam projects in the rainforests of Malaysian Borneo, said that “safety and environmental compliance are not given (…) much importance” with dam-building...
CHESTNUT RIDGE, NY, May 14, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Marie's Original Poison Ivy/Oak Soap immediately stops the intense itch of poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac using 100% natural ingredients.   Formulated by renowned medicinal herbalist Marie Zancanaro on her organic farm...
MIRI, MALAYSIA, April 25, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- A ceremonial event called the ‘Manyau Dalleh’ organised by the Sarawak State Government and Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) at the proposed Baram dam site to kick start the second phase of soil studies...
RONKONKOMA, NY, April 23, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The US Composting Council (USCC) is thrilled to support this year’s International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) May 6 to 12. The 2012 ICAW poster titled “Replenish the Earth for Generations” captures the incredible value...
BERN/ZURICH, SWITZERLAND April 23, 2012, --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland has confirmed on Friday that Switzerland has given legal assistance to Hong Kong in a money-laundering case against Musa Aman, Chief Minister of the Malaysian...
Six Penan communities have written letters to Torstein Dale Sjotveit, the Norwegian CEO of Malaysian energy supplier, Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), demanding that an immediate halt be called to all the work being carried out on the Baram dam...
Hosted by Veteran Radio Journalist Alex Chadwick, the Groundbreaking Documentary Will Be One of the Most Widely Carried Specials in History of Public Radio, To Be Broadcast April 20 – 22 on More Than 300 Stations NationwideLOS ANGELES, CA, April...
SANTA FE, NM, April 17, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- As Earth Day approaches, many environmentalists think back to how Earth Day events inspired them to reduce their energy and water consumption, to eat organically, to simplify their lifestyle. For Ed Begley Jr., the...
MIRI, MALAYSIA, April 16, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Members of Save Sarawak’s Rivers Network (SAVE Rivers) and some concerned citizens held a peaceful demonstration in front of a leading hotel here to send a strong message to the community leaders meeting...
  RONKONKOMA, NY, April 16, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The US Composting Council (USCC) has issued its annual “Call for Presentations” for qualified individuals interested in speaking at the 21st Annual Conference and Trade Show, to be held next year at the...
Public Radio’s BURN: An Energy Journal Reports on the Risks and Rewards of Oil Exploration in Part Two of Series - “The Hunt For Oil” Hosted by Award-Winning Radio Journalist Alex Chadwick, the Groundbreaking Documentary Special Will Be Broadcast April 20...
Malaysian power supplier’s Norwegian CEO accused of favouring top politican’s son with contracts worth millions of dollars KUCHING, MALAYSIA, April 2, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/--. Torstein Dale Sjøtveit, the Norwegian CEO of Malaysian state-owned energy supplier, Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB), is facing...
Bruno Manser Fund says Taib’s policies will ruin Sarawak’s  economy for decades to come – Chief Minister’s political decisions  driven by criminal energy, lack of respect for his people and for the  Borneo heritage KUCHING, MALAYSIA, March 28,...
Effectively calms, heals and prevents the tormenting itch of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac CHESTNUT RIDGE, NY, March 21, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Marie's Original Poison Ivy/Oak Soap immediately stops the intense itch of poison ivy, poison oak or...
  Boom-and-bust acorn crops and a decline in mice leave humans vulnerable to infected ticks MILLBROOK, NY, March 16, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The northeastern U.S. should prepare for a surge in Lyme disease this spring. And we can blame fluctuations in acorns...
  ATLANTA, GA, March 8, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- LetsGoGreen.biz is an online store selling hundreds of eco-friendly home, office and business products at every day low prices. The company was founded by CEO Kyle Jodice in 2007. After seeing a TV special...
  RONKONKOMA, NY, March 8, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) is happy to announce the hiring of Leanne Spaulding, who will serve as its first Development Officer. Ms. Spaulding's hiring is part of the CCREF's...
The family of Jacob Dungau Sagan has bagged public contracts worth more than 20 million US dollars - Corruption is believed to be the main motive behind the politician's support for the controversial Baram dam project in his own...
Jacob Dungau Sagan, Malaysian Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry, under pressure over his support for government plans for the planned Baram dam LONG ANAP, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA, February 23, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Jacob Dungau Sagan, Malaysian Deputy Minister of International...
Bruno Manser Fund investigation in the Bakun dam’s exclusion zone shows increased poverty due to Malaysia’s disaster dam – Displaced indigenous communities forced to live in floating homes on Bakun impoundment BASEL, SWITZERLAND, February 22, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/--The Swiss Bruno Manser...
  BRUNO MANSER FUND, BASEL, SWITZERLAND INTERNATIONAL RIVERS, BERKELEY, US THE BORNEO PROJECT, OAKLAND, US RAINFOREST FOUNDATION NORWAY, OSLO, NORWAY Representatives from affected communities in Sarawak, Malaysia gathered to kick off their campaign against 12 planned dams in Sarawak with a demand for consultation...
  Malaysian government to displace 20,000 Borneo natives for the proposed Baram dam - 26 villages and 412 square kilometres of tropical rainforest to be flooded BASEL, SWITZERLAND, February 16, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The Bruno Manser Fund has today disclosed an exclusive...
HONOLULU, HI, February 16, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/--  On behalf of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs (AOHCC), President Soulee Stroud this Tuesday in Honolulu petitioned the Secretaries of Commerce and the Interior to classify the Hawaiian green sea turtle, or honu,...
  Bakun dam engineers confirm only one of three turbines is working –Massive power excess cannot be exported as undersea cable to peninsular Malaysia failed to materialize DOHA, QATAR, February 15, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- An investigative report by the Doha-based global...
  SEDONA, AZ, February 14, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The International Dark-Sky Association has been asked to clarify its position regarding the impact that the proposed Sedona, Arizona 89a highway lighting project would have in regard to the International Dark Sky Places (IDSP)...
  International NGO coalition condemns Malaysian dam plans Sarawak natives gather in Miri to kickstart protests against the construction of twelve hydroelectric dams in Malaysian Borneo. MIRI, SARAWAK/MALAYSIA, February 14, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- An international NGO coalition that includes organizations from the US, Norway...
Bruno Manser Fund calls for the resignation of the Malaysian High Commissioner to the UK over racist remarks LONDON, UK February 10, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The Bruno Manser Fund, a charitable organisation based in Switzerland, calls on the Malaysian High Commissioner...
  RONKONKOMA, NY, February 8, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- For the 20th year practitioners and supporters of commercial-scale composting came together for the world's largest conference and trade show dedicated to the recycling of organic matter. The 800 attendees came from 44...
NGOs criticize Kuala Lumpur for tolerating Taib corruption and lacking commitment to hold free and fair elections – Swiss Parliament asked to tie Free Trade Agreement to human rights and environment guarantees BERN, SWITZERLAND, February 7, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The Malaysian...
  CHICAGO, IL, February 1, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Kinship Foundation today announced that Jim Tolisano will be resigning from his position as Director of Kinship Conservation Fellows, effective October 1, 2012. Tolisano will transition to a full-time role with the Wildlife Conservation...
Top Energy and Environment Executives and Officials to Speak at EUEC 2012 WHAT:            EUEC 2012 Press Conference – Monday, January 30, 2012 WHO:                        Press Conference Panelists: US EPA:  Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator of Air and Radiation US DOE:  Christopher Smith, Deputy Assistant...
  MINNETONKA, Minn., January 25, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Stonyfield Farm and other major international corporations will present how they have successfully incorporated NatureWorks’ Ingeo™ bio-based materials into their products at the collaborative, biennial biopolymers forum, Innovation Takes Root (ITR) 2012, in...
TULSA, OK, January 25, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Clean Air Action Corporation’s (CAAC) international award- winning environmental initiative, TIST (The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program) has received the World’s First CCB “Gold Level” approval for an afforestation/ reforestation project. According...
  Malaysian prosecutors persecute the political opposition while ignoring high-level government corruption BASEL, SWITZERLAND, January 20, 2012 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The Bruno Manser Fund condemns Malaysia’s Attorney General for appealing against the acquittal of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on sodomy charges. Anwar was cleared...
  1,500 delegates and 600 speakers register to attend EUEC on January 30th in Phoenix, Arizona PHOENIX, AZ, January 18, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation, will address about 2,000...
  Leaked land registry records show that companies linked to Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud's family have been given close to 200,000 hectares of land for oil palm plantations - Taib himself is a shareholder of Delta Padi Snd...
Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy leads off outstanding keynote session followed by EUEC's technical program with 3 of 12 tracks on clean air rules, monitoring and control technologies, and strategies for mercury and air toxics  from January 30 - February 1...
  WASHINGTON, DC, January 9, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/--  Through a combination of cutting edge genetic research and time-tested field work, scientists have determined that a Galapagos Giant Tortoise species long thought to be extinct in the wild may still be living...
  DENVER, CO, January 5, 2012 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) today outlined a number of community investment programs – developed in conjunction with local communities – that have been implemented or are under development in the Conga project’s area...
  The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) says international police action against Malaysian potentate Abdul Taib Mahmud "may be activated only by the decision of the competent domestic authorities" - Malaysian authorities fail to acknowledge receipt of NGO letter LYON, FRANCE,...
  Opponents of TransCanada Pipeline Call for Americans to Challenge Obama on Campaign Trail Until He Denies Tar Sands Pipeline Permit PORT ARTHUR, TX, December 21, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Renewable energy advocate Tom Weis today ended his 2,150-mile Keystone XL “Tour of...
Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf refuses to disclose the results of an investigation on assets of Malaysian potentate Abdul Taib Mahmud ("Taib") in Swiss banks – Switzerland accused of being a safe haven for corruption assets BERN, SWITZERLAND, December 19,...
  CHICAGO, IL, December 15, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The Cancer Prevention Coalition today congratulated the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics for securing a 11/15/11 agreement with Johnson & Johnson “for reducing or gradually phasing out - trace amounts of potentially cancer-causing chemicals”...
SOLON, OH, December 13, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Washdrops® the new hose-less, biodegradable car wash and shine solution from  automotive aftermarket leader, Cequent Consumer Products,  was exposed to millions of people in several radio broadcast shows starting in November at two...
NGOs from Malaysia, Australia, Germany, Japan, Switzerland and the United Kingdom are calling on Malaysia's top prosecutors to arrest Abdul Taib Mahmud and fourteen of his family members for abuse of public office, corruption, conspiracy to form a criminal...
  CHICAGO, IL, December 9, 2011 -/WORLD-WIRE/- The Cancer Prevention Coalition is today calling for public scrutiny of the attitude taken by National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus toward the prevention of cancer. In a November 16, 2011 Journal of...
  Jamilah Taib Murray, the Canada-based daughter of Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud ("Taib"), refused to be interviewed by a recent Canadian current affairs TV show on the Taib family’s Canadian business interests. Her lawyer’s statement on the family...
  In Keynote Address, Schwarzenegger Calls for Level Playing Field Between Fossil Fuels and Renewables; Calls It his Personal “Crusade” WASHINGTON D.C., December 6, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Last evening, former California Governor Schwarzenegger called for “leveling the playing field for renewable energies,...
Official documents show that the inner circle of Malaysia's Taib family is linked to over 400 companies in 25 countries and offshore jurisdictions –the Taib family's stake in the net assets of 14 Malaysian companies alone is over 1.46...
  LANDOVER, MD, December 2, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- When Walter Wyatt’s airplane went down in remote seas between Cuba and Florida it sank almost immediately. The unfortunate pilot could not have imagined that a quarter-century later, his sunken plane would play an...
FLIR Systems’ Star SAFIRE HD selected as the electro-optical/infrared sensor suite for this all-new environmental and maritime security application. SCOTTSDALE, AZ, BREMERHAVEN, GERMANY, November 29, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Today Aerial Surveillance Systems, Inc and OPTIMARE Sensorsysteme announced the official launch of the SkyEye...
  CHICAGO, IL, November 18, 2011 -/WORLD-WIRE/- The Cancer Prevention Coalition today advises that the American Cancer Society (ACS) 2011 report "Cancer Facts & Figures" ignores well-documented scientific evidence on the industrial and environmental causes of a wide range of...
Taib under investigation in the UK – British government to monitor Malaysia's anti-corruption agency Foreign and Commonwealth Office alerted over alleged money-laundering by Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud ("Taib") in the United Kingdom LONDON, UK, November 14, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/--...
CMS group executive Richard Curtis might soon be replaced as he speaks out against Sarawak godfather Abdul Taib Mahmud  BASEL, SWITZERLAND, November 11, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Richard Curtis, the British group managing director of Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS), might soon be...
Remains the Industry’s Leader in Fuel Economy and Advanced Fuel Vehicles, with Further Growth Expected from Expansion of Prius Family Makes Substantial Progress in Meeting or Exceeding Its Aggressive Five-Year Environmental Action Plan NEW YORK, NY, November 9, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Toyota,...
FAIRMONT, WV, November 9, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- On October 28 the most advanced weather satellite ever to be developed was launched.  The vehicle, NASA's National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project or NPP is the first mission designed to...
CHICAGO, IL, November 9, 2011 -/WORLD-WIRE/- The well-documented evidence on the radiation dangers of premenopausal mammography are persuasive, although belatedly recognized. In striking contrast, the evidence on the dangers of routine and highly profitable dental radiation, particularly in children,...
ARLINGTON, VA, Nov. 4, 2011 –/WORLD-WIRE/- The Styrene Information and Research Center has launched a new website – www.YouKnowStyrene.org – to serve as a reliable, one-stop source of information on styrene and styrene-based products for consumers, educators, the...
A full year of strengthening community, building relationships and impacting the world CHICAGO, IL, November 1, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Kinship Conservation Fellows today announced Focus 2012: Connection. Collaboration. Impact, a year-long series of events and activities aimed at engaging past Fellows...
EXCLUSIVE: The Swiss Bruno Manser Fund has released a list of thirty individuals from nine countries who have helped Malaysian potentate Abdul Taib Mahmud ("Taib") and his family to conduct international business transactions, hide foreign assets or gain undeserved...
  CHICAGO, Illinois, October 21, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The Cancer Prevention Coalition says National Mammography Day, October 21, the flagship event of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is a time to consider the risks of mammography and the links between...
  MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Launch of Nationwide News Service Website with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. as Keynote WHY: Celebrate EcoWatch and Waterkeeper Alliance’s Nationwide News Service WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Rivergate Park, 1785 Merwin Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44113 WEBCAST: Watch the...
EMBARGOED UNTIL October 25, 2011  WASHINGTON, D.C., October 21, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- One out of every third bite of food we consume comes from plants that depend on bees and other pollinating animals for reproduction, yet Colony Collapse Disorder continues...
Monitoring Buoys Inform Sound Management, Citizen Action MILLBROOK, NY, October 6, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- On October 10th-14th, more than a hundred scientists from twenty-four countries will meet at Lake Sunapee to discuss freshwater lakes and reservoirs, including what can be done...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 5, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Cleantech Group (www.cleantech.com), a leading global research firm focused on cleantech innovation, today announced that attendee registration for its 2012 Cleantech Forum San Francisco is now open. Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2012 will be...
LANDOVER, MD, September 30, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation launches its final mission of coral reef research in the Bahamas, concluding the first year of its ambitious Global Reef Expedition. Having completed research in Cay...
  Over 40 expert speakers and senior representatives of the energy industry More than 400 professionals and companies expected to attend this year’s conference from Spain, U.S and Latin America. MIAMI, FL, September 28, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Only Sustainable...
BOULDER, CO, September 26, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Debuting at International Vision Expo West, Zeal Optics of Boulder, CO, known for launching the world’s first snow goggles with GPS technology, will debut a new line of sunglasses, incorporating proprietary technology...
The Recirculating Farms Coalition Launches U.S. Campaign for Local, Fresh Food and New Jobs NEW ORLEANS, LA, September 20, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- A new organization, the  Recirculating Farms Coalition, is officially launching a national campaign to promote growing local, fresh food...
Prime Minister Stephen Harper alerted over massive Taib family-linked property holdings in Ottawa – Canadian police commends the Bruno Manser Fund but refuses to confirm or deny a criminal investigation OTTAWA, CANADA, September 15, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Only days after the...
ROCHESTER, MI, September 12, 2011 –-/WORLD-WIRE/-- VFI Marketing, a leading performance management marketing firm and a full-service experiential event marketing company, announced today that the first half of the 2011 American Standard Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour has been...
The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) is investigating Deutsche Bank's business relations with the family of Malaysian potentate Abdul Taib Mahmud ("Taib") BERLIN/BASEL, September 11, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- In its capacity as the supervisory authority for "financial institutions in respect...
WARREN, MI, September 8, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Ecology Coatings, Inc. (OTCQB:ECOC), a leader in the discovery and development of nanotechnology-enabled, ultraviolet-curable advanced coatings, today announced that it has been nominated for the U.S. Green Chemistry Challenge 2012. The...
A number of newly-released US embassy cables are highlighting Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud’s deep corruption – FBI asked to act on Taib family’s US assets now KUALA LUMPUR/WASHINGTON D.C./BASEL August 30, 2011, --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Only days after Western NGOs...
  Help East County Families in Need and Receive a Free Voucher to Harvest Buffet at Viejas Casino SAN DIEGO, CA, August 26, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Viejas Outlets and Computers 2 SD Kids are hosting an eWaste recycling drop off event on...
Western NGOs are increasing the pressure on the United States’ federal police for its ties with Malaysian potentate Abdul Taib Mahmud ("Taib"), one of South-East Asia’s longest-serving and most corrupt politicians BASEL, SWITZERLAND/SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, D.C., August 25, 2011 –-/WORLD-WIRE/-- In...
Faced with corruption allegations against its Malaysian partner, the Taib family-linked Ta Ann group, the global conservation organization announces a review of its Global Forest & Trade Network BASEL/GLAND, SWITZERLAND AUGUST 22, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- WWF, the World Wide Fund for...
NASHVILLE, TN, August 12, 2011--/WORLD-WIRE/-- Households across America are constantly looking for new and more convenient ways to go green and make a difference. Efficient light bulbs, community recycling, and hybrid cars are now familiar reminders of the numerous...
Processing food scraps at wastewater treatment plants results in less global warming potential than landfills RACINE, WI, August 12, 2011 –/WORLD-WIRE/-- Consider the apple core. From an environmental perspective, what’s the most responsible way to dispose of it, or a banana...
Leading global television networks accused of illegally promoting corrupt Malaysian politicians - Sarawak Chief Minister, Abdul Taib Mahmud, had bought himself airtime to spread blatant lies over Borneo rainforest logging BASEL, SWITZERLAND, August 4, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- CNBC, the American satellite...
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 2, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- On August 1st, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation launched a second mission of coral reef research in the Bahamas as part of their ongoing Global Reef Expedition. The Foundation's science team,...
LOS ANGELES, CA, July 19, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Splashlife and the Harry Potter Alliance announce the formation of the advisory panel for Imagine Better, the two-part contest that is part of Splashlife’s Planet Renew campaign to promote environmental awareness.The contests encourage...
  KALTAG, ALASKA, July 12, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Yukon River Gold LLC has announced the suspension of fish buying operations this  summer in the remote Alaskan village of Kaltag, pending review for a  permanent closure of the facility.  This closure results...
Californians for Population Stabilization notes threat of population growth to environment SANTA BARBARA, CA, July 8, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- World Population Day is an annual event, observed on July 11, to raise awareness of the problems of overpopulation...
Aerobic Digester Uses Patented Mechanical, Chemical and Biological Processes to Convert Solid Waste into Revenue-Generating, Nutrient-Rich Compost in Less Than One Hour LOS ANGELES, CA, July 6, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Ecologico-Logic, Inc., a Nevada-based green technology company, has unveiled a prototype...
Did Sarawak Chief Minister pay for Malaysian First Lady’s EUR 100,000 gift to the Prince Albert Foundation? BASEL, SWITZERLAND, June 30, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Bruno Manser Fund, the Swiss rainforest advocacy group, is calling on Monaco ruler Prince Albert II to...
Angela Merkel receives NGO complaint on...
  COSTA MESA, CA, June 17, 2011--/WORLD-WIRE/-- Beginning in June, you’ll see two new fixtures in Volcom’s U.S. retail stores, and these are not new sales fixtures.  Prominently displayed in each U.S. Volcom store will be collection boxes for...
Adelaide University accused of accepting illegal funds from Malaysian top politician - Bruno Manser Fund calls for an investigation ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, June 16, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Malaysia’s announcement of a graft probe against Abdul Taib Mahmud ("Taib"), head of state...
  TUCSON, AZ, June 16, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- After more than three years on Tucson's 790-AM KNST, Gina Murphy-Darling, host of the environmental talk show "Mrs. Green's World" (http://www.mrsgreensworld.com), is moving her show online, creating Mrs. Green's World Radio Network and...
International Tropical Timber Organization report admits that less than 10% of tropical forests are being managed sustainably JOINT PRESS RELEASE BY BRUNO MANSER FUND, SWITZERLAND AND SOCIETY FOR THREATENED PEOPLES, SWITZERLAND BERN, SWITZERLAND, June 7, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The International Tropical Timber...
TUCSON, AZ, June 15, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) announce public release of the Model Lighting Ordinance (MLO), a valuable guide for environmentally responsible outdoor lighting in North America. The MLO...
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigates timber corruption linked to Sarawak Chief Minister, Abdul Taib Mahmud BASEL, SWITZERLAND, June 10, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The Bruno Manser Fund welcomes the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) announcement of a graft probe against Sarawak Chief Minister...
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, June 9, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- You might have had the pleasure of driving a luxury car equipped with rain sensing windshield wipers.  Recently, Hydreon Corporation has developed a new optical rain sensor that uses the same principles as...
HONG KONG, June 6, 2011, --/WORLD-WIRE/--A new Internet portal, aimed at acting as a primary source for executives looking for news and views on the burgeoning sustainable business sector in the world’s fastest growing economic region, was launched...
XR-88 Showcased at CIEPEC 2011 in Beijing SEATTLE, WA, June 6, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- WI Environmental, the heavy metals remediation expert based on Whidbey Island, Wash., today announced the company’s inclusion in the prestigious 12th China International Environmental Protection Exhibition...
TULSA, OK, May 24, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Clean Air Action Corporation's (CAAC) international award- winning environmental initiative, TIST (The International Small Group and Tree Planting program) has been Validated and Verified for their work in Kenya against the...
Fraunhofer partners with federal, state and city agencies on one-of-a-kind $19.5 million Clean Energy Center that will serve as high-tech demonstration showcase for manufacturers and systems providers.   BOSTON, MA, May 19, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The (CSE) today announced that it will...
Bob Vila, A Leading Voice In Green Building Technology, Partners with GreenTowns.com To Celebrate Local Green Initiatives in Towns Across America NEW YORK, NY, May 19, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Bob Vila, the dean of green home renovation and repair advice, is...
Content is Aimed at Viewers Who Want to "Live, Think, Look and Feel Better" EUGENE, OR, May 16, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- To answer the public’s growing demand for high quality health and wellness news, NetGreen News has launched NGN Health &...
  NEW YORK, NY, May 16, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Today, the International Fund for Hmong Development announced the Hmong Declaration for rights recognition, the right to be independent, the right to exist and the right to remain free from persecution. The...
However, concrete policy recommendation falls too short HAMBURG, GERMANY, May 9, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The new IPCC report on renewable energy provides a litmus test for all policy makers, proving renewable energy is the world's number one energy source in the...
One Year after the Gulf oil spill - Investing in prevention ALBANY, CA, May 6, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Inventor of the Bowflex®, Tessema Shifferaw introduces the Shifferaw Oil Ocean Leak Prevention System, SOOLPS, guaranteed to put both environmentalists and oil companies at ease. Shifferaw...
Clean Air Action Corporation's (CAAC) international award- winning environmental initiative, TIST (The International Small Group and Tree Planting program) has been Validated and Verified for their work in Kenya against the VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) and also by the CCB (Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards)

Clean Air Action Corporation's (CAAC) international award- winning environmental initiative, TIST (The International Small Group and Tree Planting program) has been Validated and Verified for their work in Kenya against the VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) and also by the CCB (Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, May 26, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), a global analysis and advisory organization that supports nations’ efforts towards green and low-carbon growth, today launched its center in Rio de Janeiro, affiliated with Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, May 26, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), a global analysis and advisory organization that supports nations’ efforts towards green and low-carbon growth, today launched its center in Rio de Janeiro, affiliated with Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). 

BOSTON, MA, May 19, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The (CSE) today announced that it will develop a sustainable energy research and building innovation center at 5 Channel Center in Boston's Innovation District.

BOSTON, MA, May 19, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The (CSE) today announced that it will develop a sustainable energy research and building innovation center at 5 Channel Center in Boston's Innovation District.

NEW YORK, NY, May 19, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Bob Vila, the dean of green home renovation and repair advice, is proud to be a featured expert and partner in the launch of GreenTowns.com, a new online network that connects and celebrates innovative sustainability efforts and the people pioneering them in thousands of towns and cities across the United States.

NEW YORK, NY, May 19, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Bob Vila, the dean of green home renovation and repair advice, is proud to be a featured expert and partner in the launch of GreenTowns.com, a new online network that connects and celebrates innovative sustainability efforts and the people pioneering them in thousands of towns and cities across the United States.

EUGENE, OR, May 16, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- To answer the public's growing demand for high quality health and wellness news, NetGreen News has launched NGN Health & Wellness, a high-quality video news service that provides engaging, original wellness content to viewers who want credible, well-presented information to help them improve the way they live and work.

EUGENE, OR, May 16, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- To answer the public's growing demand for high quality health and wellness news, NetGreen News has launched NGN Health & Wellness, a high-quality video news service that provides engaging, original wellness content to viewers who want credible, well-presented information to help them improve the way they live and work.

The Hmong People declare their independence.

The Hmong People declare their independence.

Hamburg, Germany, 9th of May: The new IPCC report on renewable energy provides a litmus test for all policy makers, proving renewable energy is the world's number one energy source in the future.

Hamburg, Germany, 9th of May: The new IPCC report on renewable energy provides a litmus test for all policy makers, proving renewable energy is the world's number one energy source in the future.

ALBANY, CA, May 6, 2011-- Inventor of the Bowflex®, Tessema Shifferaw introduces The Shifferaw Oil Ocean Leak Prevention System, SOOLPS, guaranteed to put both environmentalists and oil companies at ease.

ALBANY, CA, May 6, 2011-- Inventor of the Bowflex®, Tessema Shifferaw introduces The Shifferaw Oil Ocean Leak Prevention System, SOOLPS, guaranteed to put both environmentalists and oil companies at ease.

TORONTO, ON, CANADA, May 5, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- World Realization Day on May 5th, also known as Sahastrara Day marks the historical advent in human evolution when Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi first experienced her Self Realization on a beach in Nargol, India in 1970.

TORONTO, ON, CANADA, May 5, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- World Realization Day on May 5th, also known as Sahastrara Day marks the historical advent in human evolution when Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi first experienced her Self Realization on a beach in Nargol, India in 1970.

MISSOULA, MT, May 3, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) announces Global Wildfire Awareness Week, from May 1-7, 2011 in the Northern Hemisphere, with a theme of Your Home...Your Responsibility.

MISSOULA, MT, May 3, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) announces Global Wildfire Awareness Week, from May 1-7, 2011 in the Northern Hemisphere, with a theme of Your Home...Your Responsibility.

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TEXASTEA LUBES has teamed-up with American Forests, 1% for the Planet and eRideshare.com to offer you the highest quality 100% synthetic motor oils. 1% of all REVENUES will be donated to American Forests. Each dollar donated will result in one tree being planted by American Forests.

TEXASTEA LUBES has teamed-up with American Forests, 1% for the Planet and eRideshare.com to offer you the highest quality 100% synthetic motor oils. 1% of all REVENUES will be donated to American Forests. Each dollar donated will result in one tree being planted by American Forests.

Creative Presentations Demonstrate Link Between Health and Sustainability

Creative Presentations Demonstrate Link Between Health and Sustainability

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Austin, TX; Bellevue, WA; Chula Vista, CA; Triangle J Council of Governments, NC  Join Innovative Program to Reduce GHG Emissions and Energy Consumption Among Businesses and Commercial Buildings – Millions of Dollars in Savings for Participants.

Austin, TX; Bellevue, WA; Chula Vista, CA; Triangle J Council of Governments, NC  Join Innovative Program to Reduce GHG Emissions and Energy Consumption Among Businesses and Commercial Buildings – Millions of Dollars in Savings for Participants.

On Eve of Earth Day, New Studies Confirm Cigarettes Toxic Impact on the Environment

On Eve of Earth Day, New Studies Confirm Cigarettes Toxic Impact on the Environment

KUCHING, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA, April 19, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- 377,000 votes from a population of 2.4 million have been sufficient to enable Abdul Taib Mahmud (

KUCHING, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA, April 19, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- 377,000 votes from a population of 2.4 million have been sufficient to enable Abdul Taib Mahmud (

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Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is partnering with community organizations such as Friends of the Los Angeles River, CalArts Community Arts Partnership, I Recycle Network, Honest Tea/Honest Kids, Reiyukai America, L.A. Conservation Corp, STAR Eco Station, Wyland Foundation and others to provide opportunities for parents, children and young adults to learn more about the Clubs’ five core tenants of Character & Leadership, Education & Career, Health & Life Skills, the Arts, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is partnering with community organizations such as Friends of the Los Angeles River, CalArts Community Arts Partnership, I Recycle Network, Honest Tea/Honest Kids, Reiyukai America, L.A. Conservation Corp, STAR Eco Station, Wyland Foundation and others to provide opportunities for parents, children and young adults to learn more about the Clubs’ five core tenants of Character & Leadership, Education & Career, Health & Life Skills, the Arts, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.

Water usage and costs affect all Americans and are becoming newsier topics every day. As Earth Day on April 22 nears, environmental news will get a special focus.

Water usage and costs affect all Americans and are becoming newsier topics every day. As Earth Day on April 22 nears, environmental news will get a special focus.

HELSINKI, Finland, April 14, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Activists from Greenpeace are today protesting in Helsinki against deforestation and social problems caused by the growing demand for palm oil in biofuel production.

HELSINKI, Finland, April 14, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Activists from Greenpeace are today protesting in Helsinki against deforestation and social problems caused by the growing demand for palm oil in biofuel production.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 8, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Malaysia's second-largest palm oil group, IOI, has been given a severe reprimand by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a certification body of which IOI is both a founding member and a member of the executive board.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 8, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Malaysia's second-largest palm oil group, IOI, has been given a severe reprimand by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a certification body of which IOI is both a founding member and a member of the executive board.

Natural Current LLC is excited to introduce the worlds first solar pump and filtration system for spas and pools to the Phoenix, Arizona community.

Natural Current LLC is excited to introduce the worlds first solar pump and filtration system for spas and pools to the Phoenix, Arizona community.

The Living Oceans Foundation has chosen The Bahamas for the opening of its Global Reef Expedition, a five year, world-wide study of the health of the coral reef environments.

The Living Oceans Foundation has chosen The Bahamas for the opening of its Global Reef Expedition, a five year, world-wide study of the health of the coral reef environments.

Web hosting and cloud services company offers GoDaddy users who are displeased by the recent elephant hunting video to join them for free

Web hosting and cloud services company offers GoDaddy users who are displeased by the recent elephant hunting video to join them for free

Experts on Greening the Health Sector Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, on April 6-8, 2011

Experts on Greening the Health Sector Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, on April 6-8, 2011

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

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

Malaysian Army Accused Of Intimidating Voters Ahead Of Borneo State Polls

Malaysian Army Accused Of Intimidating Voters Ahead Of Borneo State Polls

New Formula Addresses Growing Need for Effective Phosphorus-Free Fertilizer As State and Community Restrictions Increase Nationwide

New Formula Addresses Growing Need for Effective Phosphorus-Free Fertilizer As State and Community Restrictions Increase Nationwide
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