January 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The two Carnival UK brands of P&O Cruises and Cunard report major progress in reducing both fuel consumption and emissions during its cruise operations.
The latest annual Sustainability Report reveals that - during 2014 - fuel consumption was down by 5%.
An array of energy-saving measures on board ships in the fleets of both P&O Cruises and Cunard Line allied to a reduction in sea miles travelled effected this positive result which means that consumption was 18% below the 2011 total.
Beginning Friday, November 27, Nat Geo WILD presented its sixth annual Big Cat Week, a block of special programming dedicated to raising awareness of the threats facing the global populations of lions, tigers, cheetahs, panthers, and more. This year's Big Cat Week was the biggest in the channel's history, including the premieres of five brand new specials and three nights of live African safaris.
How Volkswagen is helping those dedicated to saving the rhino from extinction
To track down rhinoceros and kill them is illegal, yet unfortunately a lucrative business model in South Africa. Sporting helicopters, silenced weapons and night vision scopes, the poachers come well equipped to claim their brutal prize. Just a single horn nets thousands of dollars on the black market. Ground into powder the horn allegedly is a miracle remedy for fever or even cancer and is said to increase male potency. Especially in Asia the horn of a rhino is also a treasured status symbol.
Mission Zero Corridor Project selects Innovia Technology to evaluate ground-breaking technologies
Is it possible to have a ‘green highway’? The Mission Zero CorridorProject in West Georgia believes that it is. It has appointed breakthrough innovation consultancy Innovia Technology to help create a ‘travel corridor’ and rethink the purpose and function of this infrastructure to generate social, environmental and economic value.
NGO collaboration and business innovation align to help save the Scaly-sided Merganser
The Scaly-sided Merganser has become the latest critter to call a Chevrolet Volt battery cover home. This duck with a feathered mohawk is an endangered species living in East Asia and could use some extra protection due to the declining number of trees old enough to provide natural cavities for nesting. The ducks’ history dates back millions of years, but now only 2,200 breeding pairs are estimated to be alive.
Video: Research for species diversity in South Africa
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To Volkswagen, environmental care does not just mean building ever more efficient cars in ever more sustainable plants. The company is globally committed to the conservation of resources and the protection of biodiversity. In the example presented above, Volkswagen supports the work of marine biologists focusing on shark and penguin research.
Seventy-year partnership provides Wildlife Haven with new home
The sound of splashing rings through an old Manitoba dairy barn as four baby beavers weave back and forth through the water, learning to swim in their makeshift pool. Their mother, who would have taught them this important skill, was killed by a dog leaving the tiny two-week-olds to fend for themselves near their birthplace, 200 kilometers northwest of Winnipeg.