Navy Celebrates Earth Day Through "Global Reach, Local Action"
April 22, 2014 05:43 PM - URS Corporation

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy commands across the globe are celebrating Earth Day today and throughout the month of April by participating in local activities that showcase their ongoing commitment to the environment as they support the Navy’s national security mission.

Earth Day, which was first celebrated in April of 1970, began as a grassroots movement that raised public awareness of the fragility of natural ecosystems and encouraged people to make individual commitments to protect the planet.

Toxic Free Talk Radio Celebrates Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring, for Earth Day
April 21, 2014 09:42 AM - Toxic Free Radio

Clearwater, FL April 21, 2014 — Rachel Carson, author of the classic book Silent Spring, will be honored by Toxic Free Talk Radio on Earth Day, with the appearance of Carson's biographer Linda Lear and the former Director of the Rachel Carson Institute, Patricia DeMarco.

World On Pace to Hit 4.8°C by End of Century, Says UN Scientific Panel
April 15, 2014 11:36 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Fast actions to cut short-lived climate pollutants can help, along with expanding renewable energy, other measures

The Power of Poop launches Earth Day, 4/22/14, to help save the world.
April 10, 2014 02:38 PM - Hippo Works

As you may know, there is an immediate urgency to stabilize our climate. This is a very serious issue I care deeply about — even though — as a cartoonist, I work to make people laugh.

World Health Organization Confirms Air Pollution Is World's Single Largest Preventable Health Risk
March 26, 2014 12:15 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Health Risk 7 million deaths annually are linked to indoor and outdoor air pollution Addressing air pollutants could save millions of lives & cut warming in half by 2030

This Product is Pure Genius
New Air-Purifying Hardwood Floor is First-of-its-Kind in World
March 25, 2014 05:22 PM - Gail Bergman PR

Spring 2014 – A new product recently launched on the North American market makes living spaces healthier from the ground up – literally. The first of its kind in the world, Pure Genius® smart hardwood flooring by leading North American manufacturer Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring, improves indoor air quality of a home while beautifying the decor.

EU Parliament approves fast phasedown of HFCs
March 12, 2014 02:50 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Washington, DC, 12 March – A phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in new air-conditioning and refrigeration was overwhelming approved by the European Parliament today, and will achieve a 79% reduction by 2030.  The vote was 644 in favor, 19 opposed, with 16 abstentions.

Making Green/Wind/People-Powered Transportation Safer
March 11, 2014 01:52 PM - FlectoSpinner

Oakland, CA, USA - In 2001, while stopped at a signal in Silicon Valley, Tom Kahan saw a woman with a spinner taped to her bike's handlebar. In the proverbial flash of time it took to cross the street, he realized that if the spinner were really eye-catching, it would make cyclists more visible and safer.

Dr. Harshwanti Bisht, Indian mountaineer and conservationist, wins Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal
March 11, 2014 12:34 PM - Mountain Legacy (www.MountainLegacy.org)

"During our [1984 Indian] Everest Expedition we saw how Sir Edmund Hillary has worked in that area. So that also inspired us to work..." (Indian mountain climber and ecologist Harshwanti Bisht, explaining her motivation to "Save Gangotri")

Climate Change a Growing "Threat Multiplier," Says Pentagon
March 5, 2014 09:33 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Pentagon showing global leadership on climate threats

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