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2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel “cleanly” captures diesel car crown

What comes to mind when you hear the word “diesel”? Large trucks, farm and construction equipment, and maybe some of us think about small foreign cars. But when we go to the pump we never lift up the diesel nozzle, that stuff doesn’t go into cars, why would we need it? Diesel is actually an […]

Countries fail to protect endangered species from illegal trade

  Geneva – Poor performances by key countries are threatening the survival of wild rhinos, tigers and elephants, a new WWF report has found. The analysis, released as governments gather in Geneva this week to discuss a range of issues related to wildlife trade, rates 23 of the top African and Asian nations facing high […]

Gabon’s President destroys ivory and commits to zerotolerance for wildlife crime?

Libreville, Gabon, 27th June 2012—Today, more than 1,200 ivory tusks plus assorted ivory carvings were burned publicly as Gabon sent out a strong signal demonstrating its commitment to tackle elephant poaching and illegal wildlife trade.   This event follows a period of intense poaching pressure in Central Africa, where the illegal killing of elephants for […]

Australia creates world’s biggest marine park network on eve of Rio+20 summit?

Australia today created the world’s biggest network of marine protected areas, setting an important precedent for ocean protection as countries prepare to meet for the Rio+20 meeting on sustainable development. WWF welcomed the new system of marine parks that would now cover more than one third of the Commonwealth waters of Australia – a milestone […]

Population of world’s most endangered leopard grows in China

Changchun, China – Northeast China’s Jilin Province Department of Forestry says the endangered Amur leopard population has almost doubled in the province, and now numbers between 8 and 11 individuals according to findings from a new survey.

New law makes Mexico a climate leader

Today Mexico took a giant step forward, to the front lines of the fight against climate change. The Mexican House of Representatives passed a climate law, which – when approved by the Mexican Senate – will be only the second such law in the world. Mexico’s climate law puts it in an elite global club, […]

BIGGEST EARTH HOUR EVER BEGINS THE JOURNEY ACROSS THE GLOBE

SYDNEY: As Earth Hour begins its monumental journey around the globe, hundreds of millions of

people are uniting to demonstrate that we urgently need to take action to protect our planet.

NISSAN PLANS TO CHARGE UP CITIES ACROSS EUROPE

Cities all over Europe will be invited to embrace electric driving and encourage their communities to support Nissan’s campaign – ‘The Big Turn On’ – in a bid to win 30 quick chargers from Nissan. The quick chargers are part of a wider initiative from Nissan to get one million consumers switched onto electric driving, […]

Earth Hour search is on for urban climate champion

Copenhagen, March 23, 2012 – Cities in Canada, India, Italy, Sweden and the United States will be invited this year to participate in an Earth Hour City Challenge, urging them to take a leadership role in the global transition towards a low carbon economy.

Rare Irrawaddy dolphins found in Indonesian waters

Jakarta, Indonesia – Vulnerable Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) have been discovered for the first time in West Kalimantan, a part of Indonesian Borneo that best known for its dense tropical forests and rich wildlife.