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Environmental Pledges Flow from First Clinton Global Initiative Asia

Article: Environmental Pledges Flow from First Clinton Global Initiative Asia

HONG KONG, China, December 3, 2008 (ENS) – Commitments to clean Hong Kong’s beaches, produce carbon-free energy from rice residues, and raise awareness of climate change in India are among the results of the first Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Asia. Today, at the conclusion of the two-day meeting in Hong Kong, former President Bill…

Majora Carter

Article: Majora Carter

Born and raised in the South Bronx, co-host Majora Carter of Sundance Channel’s THE GREEN founded Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 to fight for environmental justice through innovative, economically sustainable projects that are informed by community needs. She is a recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, a member of Clinton Global Initiative, and Co-founder of…

Simran Sethi

Article: Simran Sethi

Award-winning eco-expert and freelance journalist Simran Sethi is both a co-host and writer for Sundance Channel’s THE GREEN [www.sundance.tv]. Simran is the Lacy C. Haynes Visiting Professional Chair at the University of Kansas, School of Journalism, where she currently teaches a course on Media and the Environment and a contributing environmental correspondent for NBC News.…

Gore Warns of Sub-Prime Carbon Catastrophe

Article: Gore Warns of Sub-Prime Carbon Catastrophe

NEW YORK, New York, September 27, 2008 (ENS) – “I believe we’ve reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction [applause] of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration,” Al Gore declared at the opening session of the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting this week…

Gorilla Summit Puts New York Kids on African Front Lines

Article: Gorilla Summit Puts New York Kids on African Front Lines

NEW YORK, New York, September 25, 2008 (ENS) – The first Kids Gorilla Summit, which is happening on Friday in New York City will enlist young people to make a commitment to help endangered mountain gorillas and the people of Africa. The summit will explore the connection between the urgency of wildlife preservation and inter-related…

Chimpanzees Key to Iowa-Rwanda Forest Restoration Plan

Article: Chimpanzees Key to Iowa-Rwanda Forest Restoration Plan

DES MOINES, Iowa, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – Two Iowa organizations have partnered with the government of Rwanda to create the Rwanda National Conservation Park on land that used to be one of the largest forests in the country. The Rwandan government, Great Ape Trust of Iowa and Earthpark Monday announced that the Gishwati Forest…

Can Trade Tariffs Facilitate Environmental Repair?

Article: Can Trade Tariffs Facilitate Environmental Repair?

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson recently talked at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Paulson advocates the removal of any trade tariffs on environmentally sustainable technology. ‘It’s economically and morally indefensible to have tariffs on environmental goods and services,’ said Mr. Paulson. Paulson believes that the path to environmental health lies through developed countries working…