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Accidental Sea Turtle Deaths Drop 90 Percent in U.S. Fisheries

Duke University, Wed September 14, 2011, [PRESS RELEASE]
- The number of sea turtles accidentally caught and killed in fishing gear in United States coastal waters has declined by an estimated 90 percent since 1990, according to a new study by researchers at Duke University Project GloBAL and Conservation International.

Researchers find new gene linked to breast cancer

University of Michigan Health System, Sun October 07, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Ann Arbor, MI - Researchers in a multicenter international study have identified a new gene that, if mutated, may increase a woman's risk of breast cancer by more than a third.

EPRI-NRDC Report Finds Environmental Benefits of Deploying PHEVs

NRDC, Fri July 20, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Palo Alto, California, USA - The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) today released a comprehensive assessment that found that widespread use of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in the United States could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and potentially improve ambient air quality.

House appropriates $500,000 to protect Ebey’s Landing

Nature Conservancy, Fri July 13, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Seattle, Washington, USA - The U.S. House of Representatives took action that will both protect lands at the heart of Ebey's Landing Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island for all time, and also provide for the long-term stewardship of this significant area.

Statement on the Senate Vote to Raise Fuel Economy Standards for the First Time in Decades

National Resource Defense Council, Fri July 13, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C, USA - Statement by Ann Bordetsky, NRDC Energy Policy Analyst, on the Senate vote to raise fuel economy standards for the first time in decades: "This is a vote for the auto industry's future, not its past. Automakers have the technology to improve fuel economy. This vote will help push more efficient cars into the marketplace."

Saving the Rainforest 1 Glass of Lemonade at a Time: Cub Scouts Raise Money to Preserve 8,523 Acre

PR Newswire, Fri July 06, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Takoma Park, Maryland, USA - Cub Scouts from Takoma Park, Maryland recently raised enough money selling lemonade to protect a section of rainforest in Guyana more than six times the size of their hometown.

HELP SOLVE GLOBAL WARMING: NON-PROFIT OFFERS FREE PERSONAL CARBON IMPACT CALCULATOR

World-Wire, Mon July 02, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - "A solution to global warming is right under our feetandwe can make it personal," says Peter Holter, COO of Holistic Management International (HMI). The non-profit uses natural methods to restore land, improve soilhealth, reverse desertification and improve biodiversity. The goal is to greatly increase the soil's ability to remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it as organic matter. 30 million acres worldwide are currently being managed holistically.

International Conservation Organizations Applaud Global Environment Facility’s $1M Proposal

The Nature Conservancy, Fri June 01, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C., USA - Conservation International (CI) and The Nature Conservancy applaud the Global Environment Facility (GEF) proposal to increase funding to help Pacific islands nations cope with climate change and promote sustainable development through conservation and sound natural resource management.

ExxonMobil Shareholders Confront Management Over Global Warming Inaction

Natural Resources Defense Council, Fri June 01, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C., USA - In a startling rebuke to company management, an unprecedented number of ExxonMobil shareholders today voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the company to set global warming emission targets for both its products and its operations. Thirty-one percent of those voting at the annual shareholder meeting in Dallas said it was time for the company to start addressing the business and environmental challenge.

NIKE to Donate $6 Million in Footwear to Help Teens Get Active and into Sport During Summer Break

Business Wire, Wed May 23, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - NIKE Inc. today announced the launch of its NikeSummerShoes program, which will deliver more than 60,000 pairs of shoes, worth an estimated $6 million, to young people in 21 communities from coast-to-coast to help them get active over summer break through sport, dance and play. Created in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), NikeSummerShoes is a key element in NRPA's "Step Up to Health" initiative, which is designed to leverage park and recreation assets to promote healthy lifestyles and build more livable communities.

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