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IFAW Breaks Ground on New International Headquarters
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) today began construction of a new international headquarters in Yarmouth Port, MA to maximize the organization's global advocacy, strategic planning and communications efforts.
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Mike Weedall Named New Chair of Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Board of Directors
Weedall, vice president of energy efficiency with the Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon, has served on the Board of Directors since 2004. He will serve a one-year term as chair along with other newly elected officers Jeff Bumgarner, PacifiCorp, Portland, treasurer, and John Bushnell of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Helena, Montana, secretary. Completing the executive committee are Cal Shirley, Puget Sound Energy, Bellevue, Washington, who also was named chair-elect, Larry Blaufus, Clark Public Utilities, Vancouver, Washington, and Liz Klumpp, Washington Department of Trade and Economic Development, Olympia, Washington.
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Sundance Channel Picks Up "It's Not Easy Being Green"
Sundance Channel has acquired the U.S television rights to "It's Not Easy Being Green," an eight-part, half-hour documentary series from the BBC that follows a British family of four as they turn their backs on suburban life to create a completely green, yet modern household in the country. The series will premiere as part of Sundance Channel's THE GREEN destination which launches in 1st quarter 2007. The acquisition was announced today by Laura Michalchyshyn, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Programming and Creative Affairs, Sundance Channel. The series was acquired from BBC Worldwide Americas and is produced by Jonny Young, Susanna Hardslip and Claire Martin.
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PENDING CONFLICT BETWEEN EPA AND OSHA REGULATIONS PUTS PESTICIDE COMPANIES IN BIND
Manassas, VA – OSHA plans to require that a pesticide product's MSDS (to be renamed a safety data sheet) list data and signal words for 16 hazard categories. The problem is, pesticide labels and MSDS's must match – and OSHA's plans do not sync with EPA's label requirements.
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Sundance Channel Hires Scout Productions To Create 13-Part Series For Sundance Channel Green Block
Laura Michalchyshyn, Sundance Channel EVP and GM Programming and Creative Affairs announced today that SCOUT PRODUCTIONS has been hired to create and produce a 13-part series that will feature the innovators and innovations on the cutting edge of the environmental revolution. The series will anchor Sundance Channel GREEN, a weekly primetime destination focusing on environmental topics that is due to launch in early 2007.
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Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup™ Reduces Blight on Communities and the American Landscape
After four months of tabulating data from all 50 states, the results are in. Thanks to the efforts of 2.2 million volunteers across America, more than 37 million plastic bottles and more than 2.5 million scrap tires were diverted from the waste stream during Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup™, the nation's largest community improvement program which takes place annually from March 1 through May 31.
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RTP research capabilities, growth potential identified as big advantage for environmental technology advancement
The recent Environmental Partnership Summit held in RTP, NC in September focused on the region's research capabilities and growth potential for environmental technology advancement. The EPA, NC State and UNC worked together at this summit and throughout the region to build a culture that enables opportunities this advancement. The complete release with more details is included below.
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Recycling Advocates, Food and Beverage Organizations, and EPA Launch New Partnership Dedicated to Re-Energizing America's Commitment to Recycling
Today the National Recycling Coalition (NRC), the nation's leading voice of recycling, is announcing a historic partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and major food and beverage manufacturers and suppliers to reignite American consumers' interest in recycling by providing clear, consistent information on what, how, and why to recycle.
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Whalers Bloody Iceland's Waters and International Reputation with First Whale Kill
The crew of an Icelandic whaling ship has reported killing a fin whale today - the first of nine fin whales and 30 minke whales to be hunted under government issued permits issued last week. International outcry continues to build against the government of Iceland's decision to resume commercial whaling after a 20-year hiatus - with the U.K., U.S., France, Australia, New Zealand and the E.U. issuing public statements. Whale experts with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) have also criticized the government for supporting whaling.
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Government, Corporate, and Nonprofit Leaders Join to "Renew Recycling" and Celebrate 25th Anniversary of NRC's Annual Congress & Expo
More than 900 professionals representing some of the nation's most innovative environmental programs, progressive government agencies, and popular brand names will gather in Atlanta, Georgia, October 22-25, 2006 for the National Recycling Coalition's (NRC) 25th Annual Congress & Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center. The Annual Congress & Expo is known as the premiere education and networking event for professionals working in recycling, waste prevention, and sustainability, and this year's theme is "Renew Recycling."
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