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30 Nations Unite Against Illegal Ivory Poaching

December 17, 2013 / No Comments

To put an end to illegal ivory trade, 30 countries have come together for the African Elephant Summit for the first time. This illegal trade has been affecting the population of elephants in the continent. In 2012, according to reports, 22,000 elephants were killed. Researchers say that almost 20 percent would be killed in the coming decade, if things remain unchecked. In response ...

China Bans Animal Circuses; Warns the Zoos to Stop Abuse Against Animals

January 24, 2011 / 1 Comment

China government has come up with a new animal welfare law that will ban animal performances at zoos and other attractions, and bans zoos from serving dishes made from rare animals. The new law will be encouraged by the animal welfare activists across the country as there are some abhorrent activities existing against the animals there.

FTC Spells Out New Norms for Green Marketing

October 8, 2010 / 2 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made amendments in its guidelines for eco-friendly moves in businesses. According to the chairman of the organization, Jon Leibowitz, the guidelines are revised with an objective to avoid dilemma between the various companies which incorporate ‘green’ movements and their customers. In most of the recent cases, what companies think green and what consumers really ...

Japanese Government Wants Energy Firms Weaned Off Fossil Fuels

October 8, 2008 / No Comments

Tokyo has its eyes on weaning electric, gas, and petroleum companies from fossil fuels. The Japanese government will require the big users to utilize certain amounts of nonfossil fuels - solar, hydraulic and nuclear power. The goal is for the proportion of nonfossil fuels to be 30% of the total energy supplies in Japan by 2030. It was 18% in 2005. ...