Archive for: November, 2009

New Yorkers Switch On Green Power in Three Clicks

NEW YORK, New York, November 30, 2009 (ENS) – A website launched today makes it easier New Yorkers to switch to clean, renewable energy. The site was established through a joint effort by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Alliance...

 

North Carolina Turkey Processing Plant and Manager Indicted

  GREENSBORO, North Carolina, November 30, 2009 (ENS) – A federal grand jury in Greensboro returned an indictment today charging a poultry processor and a plant manager with multiple violations of the Clean Water Act for illegally...

 

Smart Grid, Clean Energy Projects Get $683 Million in Stimulus Funds

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 30, 2009 (ENS) – The Department of Energy is awarding $620 million for projects around the country to demonstrate advanced Smart Grid technologies and integrated systems that will help build a smarter, more...

 

Recovery Act Funds Washington Stormwater Projects Worth $5.6 Million

OLYMPIA, Washington, November 30, 2009 (ENS) – Governor Chris Gregoire and the Washington state Department of Ecology have approved clean water projects in Olympia, Spokane, and Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood worth a total of $5.6...

 

UN to Assess Contaminated Oil Production Sites in Niger Delta

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, November 30, 2009 (ENS) – An environmental assessment of the pollution left by decades of oil production in the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta was jointly launched Friday by the Governor of Rivers State and the...

 

Tons of Ivory Seized in Africa’s Largest Wildlife Crime Sweep

  NAIROBI, Kenya, November 30, 2009 (ENS) – More than two tons of illegal ivory have been seized and more than 100 people have been arrested in the largest international operation targeting wildlife crime across Eastern Africa, the...

 

Commonwealth Leaders Press for ‘Binding’ Climate Deal

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, November 30, 2009 (ENS) – Climate change dominated the meeting of Commonwealth heads of government that concluded Sunday in Port of Spain with a statement of support for an international legally binding...

 

Penan Proclaim Peace Park on Native Land Set for Logging

LONG AJENG, Sarawak, Malaysia, November 29, 2009 (ENS) – They are calling it the Penan Peace Park, but a new rainforest reserve proclaimed by indigenous Penan communities on their native lands in the Malaysian state of Sarawak is likely...

 

Chinese Premier Will Attend Climate Summit, China Pledges Emissions Cuts

BEIJING, China, November 26, 2009 (ENS) – Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will attend the United Nations’ climate summit in Copenhagen next month, the government of China announced today. The State Council also announced that China is...

 

Obama Will Go to Copenhagen, Announces U.S. Climate Emissions Target

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 25, 2009 (ENS) – President Barack Obama will travel to Copenhagen on December 9 to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference, the White House announced today. “He is eager to work...

 

Wisconsin Groundwater Standards for Explosives Could Set National Precedent

MADISON, Wisconsin, November 24, 2009 (ENS) – A move by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to set standards for a carcinogenic explosive in groundwater is being applauded by rural neighbors of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant...

 

Mass Roundup of Nevada Wild Horses Illegal, Lawsuit Alleges

WASHINGTON, DC, November 24, 2009 (ENS) – Plans for a massive roundup and removal of more than 2,700 wild horses from public lands in Nevada were challenged today in federal court in Washington, DC. In Defense of Animals, an international...

 

TVA Reinforces Dams Against Extreme Weather

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, November 24, 2009 (ENS) – The Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA, is raising the elevation of four of its dams to help reduce the risk of flooding in the event of precipitation more extreme than any ever recorded in...

 

United States and India Embark on a Green Partnership

WASHINGTON, DC, November 24, 2009 (ENS) – President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today reaffirmed the global strategic partnership between the United States and India and launched a new and greener phase in their...

 

Azeri Fishermen Lament Vanished Shrimps

By Idrak Abbasov PIRALLAHI ISLAND, Azerbaijan, November 24, 2009 (ENS) – The fishermen perched on the beached boats on the Azerbaijan coast watched Faiq Balayev as he threw out his net, drew it in and trudged back to the shore. They need...

 

Energy Poverty Crucial to Copenhagen Climate Talks

By Haider Rizvi NEW YORK, New York, November 24, 2009 (ENS) – Energy poverty is an issue that must be addressed at the upcoming climate change summit in Copenhagen say top United Nations experts on public health and development. “Almost...

 

Chicago Fish Fence Fails to Deter Giant Asian Carp

CHICAGO, Illinois, November 23, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to close the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal for five days starting December 2 so they can release a toxic substance into the water to kill invasive...

 

TVA Permit to Dump Liquid Waste from Air Scrubbers Appealed

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, November 23, 2009 (ENS) – Three environmental groups are appealing a permit just issued by the state of Tennessee that allows the Tennessee Valley Authority, to discharge mercury, selenium and other chemicals from...

 

Maryland Coal Ash Landfill Leaks Trigger Lawsuit Threat

WASHINGTON, DC, November 23, 2009 (ENS) – Concerns about toxics discharged from an unlined coal ash waste dump in suburban Washington, DC have prompted four environmental groups to give formal notice that they intend to sue Mirant MD Ash...

 

Clean Energy Leaders Emerge in New State-by-State Report

GOLDEN, Colorado, November 23, 2009 (ENS) – Renewable energy development is spreading across the country, often linked with public policies designed to encourage its growth, finds a new state-by-state analysis by the National Renewable...

 
 
 
 

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