Archive for: December, 2009

Three Climate Polls: Do You ‘Believe In’ Warming

Three Climate Polls: Do You ‘Believe In’ Warming

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 24, 2009 (ENS) – More than 80 percent of Americans surveyed in a new public opinion poll support action to limit the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and move the U.S. toward a clean energy future. Results of the...

 

Philippine Volcano Shoots Ash, Lava; Thousands Evacuated

Philippine Volcano Shoots Ash, Lava; Thousands Evacuated

MANILA, Philippines, December 24, 2009 (ENS) – Mount Mayon, the Philippines’ most active volcano, is shooting columns of ash more than a kilometer above the summit and red hot lava is “fountaining” to a height of 500...

 

Duke Energy Will Spend $93 Million to Settle Clean Air Violations

Duke Energy Will Spend $93 Million to Settle Clean Air Violations

  INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, December 23, 2009 (ENS) – A $93 million court settlement requiring Duke Energy, one of the America’s largest electric power companies, to eliminate sulfur dioxide emissions from a coal-fired plant in...

 

Federal Agencies Plan to Ease Water Crisis in California Bay-Delta

Federal Agencies Plan to Ease Water Crisis in California Bay-Delta

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 22, 2009 (ENS) – To address the water crisis in California, the Obama administration today released a coordinated interim action plan that involves six federal agencies. The plan is undertaken in accordance...

 

Large U.S. Ships Must Meet Strict New Emissions Standards

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 22, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today finalized a rule setting stricter exhaust emission standards and cleaner fuel standards for large marine diesel engines on large U.S.-flagged...

 

Winter Blast Brings a White Christmas to the Great Plains

Winter Blast Brings a White Christmas to the Great Plains

  PIERRE, South Dakota, December 22, 2009 (ENS) – Just after the East Coast dug out from heavy snowfall on Saturday and the weather is forecast to be fine for Christmas travel in that region, the Central Plains is bracing for a major...

 

New Photos Show Marine Animals of Warming West Antarctica

New Photos Show Marine Animals of Warming West Antarctica

  CAMBRIDGE, UK, December 22, 2009 (ENS) – Sea pigs, giant sea spiders, ice fish, octopus, rare rays and basket stars that live in the seas of Antarctica’s continental shelf are revealed in a series of new photographs released today...

 

Stormwater Success Stories Featured on New EPA Website

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 22, 2009 (ENS) – A collection of stormwater success stories on a new U.S. EPA website are intended to inform and educate stakeholders about the benefits of developing pollution reduction budgets, called total...

 

Chemical Cocktails Undermine Europeans’ Reproductive Health

Chemical Cocktails Undermine Europeans’ Reproductive Health

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, December 22, 2009 (ENS) – EU Environment ministers meeting in Brussels today expressed concerns that the health of Europeans and the environment may not be well protected from the combined effects of multiple...

 

Michigan Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Bar Carp From Great Lakes

  DETROIT, Michigan, December 21, 2009 (ENS) – The State of Michigan filed a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court today to close canals near Chicago to prevent invasive Asian carp from gaining access to the Great Lakes through Lake Michigan. Michigan...

 

Jury Awards BP Workers $100 Million in Toxic Exposure Case

Jury Awards BP Workers $100 Million in Toxic Exposure Case

GALVESTON, Texas, December 21, 2009 (ENS) – A federal jury in Galveston Friday awarded more than $100 million to 10 plaintiffs who claimed that they were exposed or injured in a series of toxic emissions in early 2007 at the BP oil refinery...

 

Yasuni Park Trust Fund Will Keep Ecuador’s Oil Underground

Yasuni Park Trust Fund Will Keep Ecuador’s Oil Underground

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 21, 2009 (ENS) – Ecuador’s initiative to protect the climate and the rainforest of Yasuni National Park by leaving its largest oil reserve in the ground will be supported by a new multi-donor trust...

 

Time Runs Out But Climate Talks Continue, Draft Deal Tabled

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 19, 2009 (ENS) – Just before 01.00 on Saturday morning, a number of heads of state and government agreed on a draft climate agreement at the UN conference in Copenhagen. The draft includes agreement on...

 

A Copenhagen Climate Accord, Not Nothing, But Not Enough

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 19, 2009 (ENS) – After a marathon all night session at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, talks aimed at reaching a deal to limit greenhouse gases warming the planet ended with what UN Secretary-General...

 

California Approves New Wind Power Transmission Lines, Solar Roofs

California Approves New Wind Power Transmission Lines, Solar Roofs

  SACRAMENTO, California, December 18, 2009 (ENS) – California energy regulators have approved Southern California Edison’s request to construct a 173 mile long electricity transmission line to bring wind power generated in...

 

U.S. Offers $5 Million to Help Cut Arctic Soot Pollution

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 18, 2009 (ENS) – The Obama administration will commit $5 million towards international cooperation to reduce black carbon emissions in and around the Arctic. Nancy Sutley, who chairs the White House...

 

Nearly Half U.S. Lakes in Fair to Poor Condition

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 18, 2009 (ENS) – The condition of 56 percent of the lakes in the United States is rated as good and the remaining 44 percent are in fair or poor condition, according to a draft study released by today by...

 

World Leaders Close to Clinching Climate Deal at Copenhagen

World Leaders Close to Clinching Climate Deal at Copenhagen

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 18, 2009 (ENS) – In an atmosphere of urgency to reach a global agreement that will limit climate change, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked world leaders to stay overnight in Copenhagen to break...

 

Toxic Flame Retardant Will Be Phased Out by 2014

Toxic Flame Retardant Will Be Phased Out by 2014

  CHICAGO, Illinois, December 17, 2009 (ENS) – The two U.S. producers of the toxic flame retardant decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE), Albemarle Corporation and Chemtura Corporation, and the largest U.S. importer of this chemical,...

 

U.S. Supports $100 Billion Climate Fund for Poor Nations

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 17, 2009 (ENS) – The United States made a move to save the contentious UN climate talks in Copenhagen from failure today. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the United States is prepared...

 
 
 
 

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