Archive for: October, 2009

Tanker Spills Heavy Black Oil into San Francisco Bay

ALAMEDA, California, October 31, 2009 (ENS) – Cleanup operations continue today in response to an oil spill from a tanker into San Francisco Bay Friday morning. Bunker fuel was being pumped into the Panamanian-flagged oil tanker Dubai...

 

Leopard Skin Smuggler Found Guilty by South Dakota Jury

  ABERDEEN, South Dakota, October 30, 2009 (ENS) – A leopard shot seven years ago in South Africa caught up with a South Dakota man in an Aberdeen courtroom today. A federal jury in Aberdeen found Wayne Breitag guilty of smuggling...

 

U.S., China Plan $1.5 Billion Utility-Scale Wind Farm in Texas

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 30, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. Renewable Energy Group and Cielo Wind Power have entered into a joint venture agreement with China’s Shenyang Power Group to build a 600 megawatt wind farm across 36,000 acres...

 

$338M in Recovery Act Funding Energizes Geothermal Industry

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 30, 2009 (ENS) – The Obama administration is financing an expansion of the U.S. geothermal industry, investing $338 million in Recovery Act grant funding to support the exploration and development of new...

 

EPA Studies Permeable Surfaces at Experimental Stormwater Parking Lot

  EDISON, New Jersey, October 30, 2009 (ENS) – Polluted runoff from hard surfaces such as parking lots remains a complicated problem, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is renewing its quest for solutions. On Wednesday,...

 

Canada, Nunavut and Greenland Sign Polar Bear Pact

  KANGERLUUSUAQ, Greenland, October 30, 2009 (ENS) – A polar bear conservation and management agreement between Greenland, Canada and Nunavut was signed today at Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The pact caps months of work by all three...

 

Murphy Oil Sued Over Air Pollution From Meraux Refinery

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, October 29, 2009 (ENS) – Student attorneys at Tulane University’s Environmental Law Clinic are taking on a giant oil company on behalf of a community group suffering from air pollutants released into...

 

EPA’s Secret Plan to Raise Public Radiation Exposure Levels Challenged

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 29, 2009 (ENS) – Public employees have filed a lawsuit demanding documents related to the U.S. EPA’s plans made “in secrecy” to allow public exposure to increased levels of radioactivity...

 

International Trade Bans Proposed for Bluefin Tuna, Polar Bears

  GENEVA, Switzerland, October 29, 2009 (ENS) – Proposals for tighter trade controls on Atlantic bluefin tuna, polar bears, sharks, corals, and elephant ivory have been submitted to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered...

 

South Africa, Mozambique Create Africa’s Largest Marine Protected Area

  ST. LUCIA, South Africa, October 29, 2009 (ENS) – South Africa and its neighbor to the north, Mozambique, have joined forces to create Africa’s largest marine protected area. Mozambique has declared its first Marine Protected...

 

Toxic Face Paint Makes for Scary Halloween

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 28, 2009 (ENS) – Some children’s face paints contain lead, a neurotoxin that can harm the brain at low doses, according to new product tests documented in a report from the Campaign for Safe...

 

Groups Issue SOS Distress Call for New Zealand’s Wild Rivers

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, October 28, 2009 (ENS) – Eight conservation and outdoor recreation groups have joined together in defense of New Zealand’s wild rivers, which now are threatened by dams and development. Representing...

 

U.S. Senate Climate Bill Runs the Gauntlet of Opinions

WASHINGTON, DC, October 28, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Tuesday began three days of hearings on a Senate climate bill to match the bill passed by the House in June. From the outset, the committee...

 

Obama Invests $3.4 Billion in Smart Energy Grid

  ARCADIA, Florida, October 27, 2009 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today announced the largest single energy grid modernization investment in U.S. history. The federal government has awarded $3.4 billion to 100 private companies,...

 

Quinnipiac Installs First University Micro-Wind Farm

  HAMDEN, Connecticut, October 27, 2009 (ENS) – The first of 25 Windspire vertical wind turbines are now being installed at the first university micro-wind farm in the country. The sculptural metal forms at Quinnipiac University’s...

 

NOAA and Four States Form South Atlantic Ocean Alliance

  CHARLESTON, South Carolina, October 27, 2009 (ENS) – State government representatives from the Southeast coastal region have formed a partnership with the federal agency responsible for oceans to better manage and protect ocean...

 

Seabird Rescuers Battle Slimy Algae on Pacific Northwest Beaches

  FAIRFIELD, California, October 27, 2009 (ENS) – Waves of toxic algae have killed thousands of sea birds on the Washington and Oregon coasts since late September, and a widespread rescue effort is underway to save birds trapped in...

 

Typhoon-Stricken Philippines Fights Disease, Faces Another Storm

  MANILA, Philippines, October 27, 2009 (ENS) – The World Health Organization has sent an international team of health experts to the Philippines to help the government respond to a large-scale outbreak of the disease leptospirosis,...

 

Bat Scientists Receive Grants to Investigate White-Nose Syndrome

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 26, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced six grant awards totaling $800,000 to fund research into the cause and control of white-nose syndrome, a wildlife health crisis that has...

 

Innovative Energy Research Agency Opens By Funding 37 Projects

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 26, 2009 (ENS) – Liquid metal grid-scale battery technology that could enable constant energy supply from intermittent renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power… A bioreactor that has the...

 
 
 
 

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