Archive for: February, 2010

Texas Drought Officially Over, Northern Drought Persists

Texas Drought Officially Over, Northern Drought Persists

  COLLEGE STATION, Texas, February 22, 2010 (ENS) – One of the worst droughts in Texas history has officially ended, according to figures from Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon, who also serves as a professor of atmospheric...

 

Ice Shelves on Antarctic Peninsula Melting Away, USGS Reports

Ice Shelves on Antarctic Peninsula Melting Away, USGS Reports

Ice Shelves on Antarctic Peninsula Melting Away, USGS Reports RESTON, Virginia, February 22, 2010 (ENS) – Ice shelves are retreating in the southern section of the Antarctic Peninsula due to climate change, the U.S. Geological...

 

Whaling Commission Proposes Return to Commercial Whaling

Whaling Commission Proposes Return to Commercial Whaling

Whaling Commission Proposes Return to Commercial Whaling CAMBRIDGE, UK, February 22, 2010 (ENS) – A working group of the International Whaling Commission today released a draft proposal that would allow the return of commercial...

 

Feds Plan Offshore Wind Consortium With 11 Atlantic States

Feds Plan Offshore Wind Consortium With 11 Atlantic States

Feds Plan Offshore Wind Consortium With 11 Atlantic States WASHINGTON, DC, February 22, 2010 (ENS) – The federal government and 11 Atlantic Coast states have taken a first step towards forming a “wind consortium”...

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dies on Ski Trip

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dies on Ski Trip WASHINGTON, DC, February 21, 2010 (ENS) – Sam Hamilton, the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, died Saturday after suffering chest pains at a ski resort...

 

Top Scientists Affirm Consensus on Global Warming

Top Scientists Affirm Consensus on Global Warming

Top Scientists Affirm Consensus on Global Warming SAN DIEGO, California, February 20, 2010 (ENS) – A panel of eminent U.S. and European scientists has confirmed the widespread scientific consensus that the Earth’s climate...

 

American Idol Viewers Can Help the UN Help Haiti February 25

American Idol Viewers Can Help the UN Help Haiti February 25 LOS ANGELES, California, February 20, 2010 (ENS) – Haiti’s earthquake survivors will benefit from a new partnership between American Idol and the United Nations...

 

Maryland Could Be Entirely Powered by Offshore Wind

Maryland Could Be Entirely Powered by Offshore Wind BALTIMORE, Maryland, February 20, 2010 (ENS) – Maryland’s feasible wind resource off of the state’s Atlantic coast could provide 67 percent of the electric...

 

Group Hands Out 100,000 Endangered Species Condoms for Valentine’s Day

Group Hands Out 100,000 Endangered Species Condoms for Valentine’s Day TUCSON, Arizona, February 11, 2010 (ENS) – Free condoms, packaged to show the connection between human overpopulation and threats to biodiversity,...

 

Dolphin Diseases Linked to Human Ailments and Ocean Health

Dolphin Diseases Linked to Human Ailments and Ocean Health

Dolphin Diseases Linked to Human Ailments and Ocean Health SAN DIEGO, California, February 19, 2010 (ENS) – Diseases found in dolphins are similar to human diseases and can provide clues to how human health might be affected...

 

Invasive Biofuel Crops an Overlooked Danger

Invasive Biofuel Crops an Overlooked Danger

Invasive Biofuel Crops an Overlooked Danger GLAND, Switzerland, February 19, 2010 (ENS) – The risk that biofuel crops will become invasive and outcompete native species is increasing as more advanced biofuel crops are planted,...

 

Lawsuit Filed to Secure Critical Habitat for Endangered Florida Panther

Lawsuit Filed to Secure Critical Habitat for Endangered Florida Panther FORT MYERS, Florida, February 18, 2010 (ENS) – Five conservation groups filed a lawsuit today in federal court in Fort Myers, Florida against the U.S....

 

Klamath Water Wars Settled With Agreements to Remove Four Dams

Klamath Water Wars Settled With Agreements to Remove Four Dams

Klamath Water Wars Settled With Agreements to Remove Four Dams SALEM, Oregon, February 18, 2010 (ENS) – Removal of four dams on the Klamath River and the largest river restoration project in U.S. history moved closer to accomplishment...

 

United Nations Climate Chief Resigns

United Nations Climate Chief Resigns

United Nations Climate Chief Resigns BONN, Germany, February 18, 2010 (ENS) – The top United Nations climate change official said today that he has made the “difficult decision” to step down. Known to be...

 

Investigators Analyze Plastic Soup in World’s Five Oceanic Gyres

Investigators Analyze Plastic Soup in World’s Five Oceanic Gyres

Investigators Analyze Plastic Soup in World’s Five Oceanic Gyres HAMILTON, Bermuda, February 1, 2010 (ENS) – Marine scientists set sail from Bermuda on Thursday to document the extent of plastic pollution in the North...

 

South’s Top 10 Endangered Areas Vulnerable to Global Warming, Development

South’s Top 10 Endangered Areas Vulnerable to Global Warming, Development CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, February 1, 2010 – The Southeast leads the country in contributing to rising levels of the greenhouse gas carbon...

 

World Wetlands Day 2010 Links to Climate Change, Biodiversity

World Wetlands Day 2010 Links to Climate Change, Biodiversity

World Wetlands Day 2010 Links to Climate Change, Biodiversity GLAND, Switzerland, February 2, 2010 (ENS) – Today, World Wetlands Day is being celebrated with the full recognition of Africa’s Lake Chad as a wetland of...

 

Tiny Virginia Town Approves Giant Coal-Fired Power Plant

Tiny Virginia Town Approves Giant Coal-Fired Power Plant DENDRON, Virginia, February 2, 2010 (ENS) – The Dendron Town Council last night approved rezoning for Old Dominion Electric Cooperative’s proposed coal-fired power...

 

Obama’s 2011 Budget Trims Environment, Fattens Energy Spending

Obama’s 2011 Budget Trims Environment, Fattens Energy Spending

Obama’s 2011 Budget Trims Environment, Fattens Energy Spending WASHINGTON, DC, February 1, 2010 (ENS) – The Obama Administration today sent to Congress an overall budget of $3.8 trillion in fiscal year 2011 that...

 

Cleaner Air Linked to Fewer Ear Infections in Children

Cleaner Air Linked to Fewer Ear Infections in Children LOS ANGELES, California, February 1, 2010 (ENS) – Improvements in air quality over the past decade have resulted in fewer cases of ear infections in children across...

 
 
 
 

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