Archive for: October, 2009

EPA Must Limit Power Plant Air Toxics By November 2011

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 26, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to adopt rules reducing air pollution from coal-burning and oil-burning power plants by November 16, 2011, according to a settlement reached...

 

Queensland National Park Handed Back to Aboriginal Owners

  KOWANYAMA, Queensland, Australia, October 26, 2009 (ENS) – The historic first return to indigenous owners of an Australian national park in the state of Queensland took place Friday on the Cape York Peninsula. Queensland Climate...

 

100 World Lawmakers Agree to Take Climate Action Now

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, October 26, 2009 (ENS) – Legislators from 16 of the world’s major economies and most major political parties have agreed on key guiding principles to enact climate change legislation in their home countries...

 

Obama Expresses Support for Strong Climate Change Legislation

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 23, 2009 (ENS) – Speaking today at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, President Barack Obama expressed his strong support for legislation to control climate change by limiting greenhouse...

 

Washington State Limits Copper and Zinc in Industrial Discharges

  OLYMPIA, Washington, October 23, 2009 (ENS) – The Washington Department of Ecology Wednesday placed new limits on pollution in stormwater runoff from industrial facilities, affecting some 1,200 permitted facilities across the state. Changes...

 

International Climate Action Starts Today: 4,800 Events in 179 Countries

  NEW YORK, New York, October 23, 2009 (ENS) – Climate protection is the point – an atmospheric level of carbon dioxide of 350 parts per million is the target – as millions of people around the world participate on October...

 

California Tops State Energy Efficiency Rankings

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 22, 2009 (ENS) – California is the state doing the most to implement energy efficiency, followed closely by Connecticut, Oregon, New York, and Vermont, according to a new 50-state scorecard on energy efficiency...

 

Clean Cruise Ship Act Introduced to Stop Raw Sewage Dumping

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 22, 2009 (ENS) – Nearly identical bills to prevent cruise ships from discharging raw, untreated sewage in U.S. coastal waters were introduced Wednesday in both Houses of Congress. Assistant Senate Majority...

 

U.S. Proposes Critical Habitat to Protect Polar Bears

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 22, 2009 (ENS) – In partial settlement of a polar bear protection lawsuit brought against the U.S. government by three conservation groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed to designate more...

 

‘Crude,’ the Film, Explores Oil Giants’ Crude Conduct in Ecuador

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 22, 2009 (ENS) – The acclaimed documentary film “Crude,” which details the 16-year struggle of indigenous peoples in Ecuador’s Amazon to hold Chevron legally accountable for contamination...

 

GE to Power World’s Largest Carbon Sequestration Project

  PERTH, Australia, October 22, 2009 (ENS) – The world’s largest carbon dioxide capture and storage project under Barrow Island off Australia’s west coast, will be powered with compression equipment supplied by GE Oil...

 

California Seeks to Limit Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water

  SACRAMENTO, California, October 21, 2009 (ENS) – California could become the first state in the nation to set a drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium, the cancer-causing chemical at the center of the film “Erin Brockovich.”...

 

BP Whiting Refinery Permit Sent Back to the Drawing Board

  CHICAGO, Illinois, October 21, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued an objection to the operating permit for BP North America’s refinery in Whiting, Indiana that will require the Indiana Department...

 

Interior Inspector General to Probe Legality of Bush-era Oil Shale Leases

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 21, 2009 (ENS) – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has asked Interior’s Inspector General to investigate a set of favorable conditions and low royalty rates that were offered to energy companies...

 

Deal Drafted on Nuclear Fuel for Iran’s Research Reactor

  VIENNA, Austria, October 21, 2009 (ENS) – A draft agreement on providing Iran with fuel for a civilian nuclear research facility that could defuse tension over Iran’s nuclear program has emerged from nearly three days of talks...

 

Biofuels Can Be Climate Friends or Enemies, UNEP Reports

  NAIROBI, Kenya, October 20, 2009 (ENS) – Burning some biofuels can reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, but not all biofuel use leads to cuts in greenhouse gases, finds the first report of a new panel hosted by the United Nations...

 

Bush-era Public Land Mining Regulations Illegal, Lawsuit Claims

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 20, 2009 (ENS) – Two Bush-era regulations that relaxed limits on the dumping of mine waste and removed the mining industry’s obligation to compensate the American public for the use of public lands...

 

Coal Mining Protesters Arrested in W. Virgina Governor’s Office

  CHARLESTON, West Virginia, October 20, 2009 (ENS) – Seven opponents of mountaintop removal mining, ages 18 to 22, were arrested Monday afternoon as they staged a sit-in at the State Capitol office of Governor Joe Manchin, a Democrat. Capitol...

 

Petition Seeks Protection for 83 Coral Species in U.S. Waters

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 20, 2009 (ENS) – The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a formal petition asking the federal government to protect 83 imperiled coral species under the Endangered Species Act and to designate...

 

Southeast Water Scarcity Blamed on Overpopulation, Not Climate

  NEW YORK, New York, October 20, 2009 (ENS) – The most recent drought in the southeastern United States destroyed billions of dollars worth of crops, drained reservoirs and touched off legal wars among a half-dozen states, but the...

 
 
 
 

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