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Disney Spends $7 Million to Conserve Forests in Peru, Congo, USA

Source: ENS, Tue November 03, 2009
The Walt Disney Company, which for 60 years has portrayed the glories of nature in film, today announced a $7 million investment to protect forests in the United States, in the Peruvian Amazon and in the Congo Basin.

Feds designate $320 million to improve Mississippi River water quality

Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune, Wed September 30, 2009
The river that begins as a trickle in Itasca State Park in Minnesota and ends 2,350 miles later at the Gulf of Mexico will get a $320 million infusion from the federal government to improve water quality.

Wal-Mart to double amount of solar energy use

Source: USA Today, Thu April 23, 2009
For months, Wal-Mart (WMT) has defied the economic slump by posting relatively healthy earnings even as other retailers got pummeled.

Appreciation finds no language barriers during Continuing Promise

Source: Belvoir Eagle, Thu April 23, 2009
Eighty-five-year-old Simone Alexis arrived at a medical clinic set up by the crew of USNS Comfort wearing her Sunday best, in anticipation of getting new eyeglasses.

Gates Foundation donates to health, connectivity

Source: CNET News, Fri December 26, 2008
Seattle, Washington, USA - Charitable causes are getting hit hard these days, but the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, formed by the eponymous Microsoft founder and his wife, announced Thursday the donation of nearly $14 million.

Tornado dog returns home

Source: Salt Lake Tribune, Sun March 16, 2008
Gassville, Arkansas, USA - Every day since a tornado damaged the Harrises' home and their dog's pen, the family has checked to see whether Pongo made it back.

Southern Baptist leaders sign environment vow

Source: MSNBC, Sun March 16, 2008
New York City, New York, USA - In a major shift, a group of Southern Baptist leaders said their denomination has been "too timid" on environmental issues and has a biblical duty to stop global warming.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Cocaine use by workers drops

Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Mon August 13, 2007
Washington, D.C., USA - Crackdowns on drug traffickers by Colombia and Mexico are credited with a drop in cocaine use by U.S. workers, according to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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