Archive for: November, 2009

Judge Orders Army to Disclose Impacts on Sacred Hawaiian Valley

HONOLULU, Hawaii, November 23, 2009 (ENS) – A federal judge in Honolulu has ruled that the U.S. Army is obliged to give the community meaningful information on how military training at Makua Military Reservation on Oahu could damage native...

 

Sacrifice of 200,000 Animals Proceeds Despite Pleas, Prayers

KATHMANDU, Nepal, November 23, 2009 (ENS) – Emotional appeals to Nepalese officials by animal advocates from around the world have not persuaded them to call a halt to the sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of animals and birds planned...

 

Census of Ocean Depths Reveals Hundreds of New Species

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 23, 2009 (ENS) – “The deep sea is the Earth’s largest continuous ecosystem and largest habitat for life. It is also the least studied,” says Dr. Chris German of Woods Hole Oceanographic...

 

Senate Delays Climate Bill to Focus on Health Care

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 21, 2009 (ENS) – Senator Harry Reid, the Democrat majority leader, has put off Senate debate on climate change legislation until next spring, weakening hopes for a strong international climate change agreement...

 

Energy-Saving Tips For Greener, Less Costly Holidays

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 20, 2009 (ENS) – During the holiday season, energy saving tips from utilities and public agencies abound. ENS staffers have compiled a list of the best tips for saving energy and saving money while enjoying...

 

California’s New TV Energy Efficiency Standards Highest in the World

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 20, 2009 (ENS) – The California Energy Commission Thursday unanimously adopted the world’s highest TV energy efficiency standards. The standards will make new TVs 30 to 50 percent more efficient...

 

Guyana and Norway Sign $250 Million Forest-Climate Pact

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, November 19, 2009 (ENS) – The governments of the northern European country of Norway and the South American country of Guyana will cooperate to provide the world with a working example of how partnerships between developed...

 

EU Research Shows Greenhouse Gases Must Zero Out by 2100

LONDON, UK, November 19, 2009 (ENS) – The latest European climate research shows that human emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide will need to be reduced close to zero by the end of this century if a rise in the planet’s...

 

Trout May Be Killed to Save California Yellow-Legged Frogs

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 19, 2009 (ENS) – National Park Service officials in California are about to decide how to kill non-native trout to save critically endangered native yellow-legged frogs. How to eradicate the trout...

 

South Florida Adopts Year-Round Water Conservation Rule

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, November 19, 2009 (ENS) – Recognizing the need to conserve water and increase protection for South Florida’s water resources, the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board has unanimously approved...

 

Obama Could Tip the Balance at Copenhagen Climate Summit

  By Haider Rizvi NEW YORK, New York, November 19, 2009 (ENS) – The United Nations’ climate agency chief says he wants U.S. President Barrack Obama to join world leaders at the international summit on climate change, which will take...

 

New Surface Mining Chief Cracks Down on Mountaintop Removal, Valley Fills

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of the Interior is taking immediate actions to strengthen its oversight of state surface coal mining programs. The agency will issue federal regulations to better protect...

 

Court: Negligence by U.S. Army Corps Caused Katrina Flooding

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, November 18, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ failure to maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, a federal judge ruled late today. The...

 

Coal Pollution Undermines America’s Health, Physicians Advise

WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2009 (ENS) – Coal pollutants affect all major body organ systems and contribute to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the United States: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory...

 

UN Report: Women’s Profound Role in Averting Climate Crisis

LONDON, UK, November 18, 2009 (ENS) – Women are central to global and national efforts to cope with climate change, concludes a new report, “The State of World Population 2009,” released today by the United Nations Population...

 

Sulfur Dioxide Air Quality Standards Going Up

WASHINGTON, DC, November 17, 2009 (ENS) – For the first time in nearly 40 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to strengthen the nation’s sulfur dioxide air quality standard to protect public health. Power...

 

EPA, Florida Agree to Limit Fertilizer, Animal Waste in State Waters

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, November 17, 2009 (ENS) – In a decision with national relevance, a federal judge in Tallahassee Monday approved a consent decree that requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set legal limits on excess...

 

North America’s Most Brilliant Songbird Begins to Recover

WILMINGTON, North Carolina, November 17, 2009 (ENS) – With its gleaming red, blue and green feathers, the painted bunting is often described as the most beautiful migratory songbird in North America. After a 30 year decline and extirpation...

 

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quota Cut, Conservationists Urge Trade Ban

RECIFE, Brazil, November 17, 2009 (ENS) – Fishing pressure on bluefin tuna in the Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea will be reduced this coming year, but conservation groups are concerned that that the agreed reduction in fishing...

 

U.S. and China Forge Climate, Clean Energy Partnership

BEIJING, China, November 17, 2009 (ENS) – Today, President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao announced a far-reaching package of measures to strengthen cooperation between the United States and China on climate change and clean energy. During...

 
 
 
 

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