Global Finance Campaign Targets JP Morgan Chase
November 16, 2004 10:18 AM - Rainforest Action Network

Rainforest Action Network today announced an advertising campaign and web site targeting JP Morgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), the largest U.S.-based bank still operating without a comprehensive environmental policy. The outdoor ads, which were introduced in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. over the weekend, are a first response to JP Morgan Chase backtracking on its commitment to provide a policy to the environmental community by early October.

Nine Finalists for Mexico's Green Business Competition Announced by World Resources Institute
November 16, 2004 10:14 AM - World Resources Institute

The World Resources Institute's New Ventures convenes the Investor Forum twice a year in Latin America to provide entrepreneurs with a venue to showcase their businesses and to facilitate the transfer of venture capital to sustainable enterprises.

84 Acres in Chatooga Watershed Protected (SC)
November 15, 2004 04:07 PM - The Trust for Public Land (TPL)

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) today announced the protection of an 84-acre site on Long Creek in Oconee County. Long Creek is a significant tributary in the Chattooga River watershed and the newly protected site will be managed by the U. S. Forest Service as an addition to Sumter National Forest.

International Agreement Calls On Member States To Curb Military Sonar And Other Noise Technology
November 15, 2004 04:05 PM - Natural Resources Defense Council

In the third recent international government action calling for limits on the use of high intensity military sonar, the 16 member states of the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic area (ACCOBAMS) today approved a resolution calling for "extreme caution" in conducting activities that produce intense underwater noise, including military sonar activities. This action comes just two weeks after the European Parliament, seeking to protect marine mammals and other marine life, adopted a groundbreaking resolution calling for a moratorium on the use of high-intensity active naval sonars.

Hollywood Goes Organic
November 15, 2004 04:03 PM - Straus Communications

Tonight, for the first time ever, celebrities will score — in addition to pricey jewelry and gadgets — a gift bag of organic items, backstage at the 32nd annual American Music Awards being held at the Shrine Auditorium.

Consensus Agreement on Air Conditioner Efficiency Standards Reached; Will Avoid Need for Twenty-Five Power Plants
November 15, 2004 04:00 PM - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Air conditioner manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates announced today that they have reached an agreement on consensus federal equipment efficiency standards for air conditioners and heat pumps used in many commercial buildings that, if enacted by federal regulators and Congress, will avoid the need for 25 new power plants.

USGBC Honors Green Building Leaders
November 13, 2004 11:59 AM - U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) honored 2004’s most influential green building proponents yesterday with its annual Leadership Awards at the USGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held this year in Portland, OR. The USGBC recognized those companies and individuals who signify vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green building design and construction.

45 Acres Protected for Confluence Greenway (MO)
November 13, 2004 11:57 AM - Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land (TPL), the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Confluence Greenway collaboration continued their ongoing efforts to create a regional greenway along the Mississippi River Corridor with Tuesday's purchase of an additional 45 acres on Chouteau Island.

Eat Well Guide Helps Families Eat Healthy for the Holidays
November 12, 2004 11:32 AM - Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (GRACE)

Consumers looking to buy meat, poultry, dairy and eggs from sustainable family farmers can now turn to the Eat Well Guide (, a free online directory officially re-launched today by the Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (GRACE), the advocacy group behind the award-winning internet film The Meatrix (

Protecting Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises from the Harmful Effects of Man-Made Ocean Noise
November 12, 2004 11:25 AM - The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Delegates from 16 countries meeting in Majorca, Spain this week adopted a resolution recognizing man-made ocean noise as a dangerous pollutant which can disturb, injure and even kill whales and other marine species.

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