Archive for: July, 2010

Natural Disaster Victims Identified Fast with New Global Database

Natural Disaster Victims Identified Fast with New Global Database

Natural Disaster Victims Identified Fast with New Global Database LYON, France, July 30, 2010 (ENS) – The rapid identification of multiple victims or missing persons following natural disasters and in day-to-day police work...

 

EPA Rejects Petitions to Reverse Climate Change Endangerment Finding

EPA Rejects Petitions to Reverse Climate Change Endangerment Finding WASHINGTON, DC, July 29, 2010 (ENS) – The Environmental Protection Agency today turned back 10 petitions from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Commonwealth...

 

Million Gallons of Oil Spill into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River

Million Gallons of Oil Spill into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River LANSING, Michigan, July 29, 2010 (ENS) – Oil spill response workers said Thursday that they have stopped the spread of oil heading down the Kalamazoo River...

 

Galapagos Taken Off Heritage Danger List While Still at Risk

Galapagos Taken Off Heritage Danger List While Still at Risk

Galapagos Taken Off Heritage Danger List While Still at Risk BRASILIA, Brazil, July 29, 2010 (ENS) – The United Nations’ World Heritage Committee has decided to remove Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands from its list of...

 

UN Recognizes Access to Clean Water as a Human Right

UN Recognizes Access to Clean Water as a Human Right

UN Recognizes Access to Clean Water as a Human Right NEW YORK, New York, July 29, 2010 (ENS) – Access to clean, safe drinking water is now an official basic human right everywhere in the world, like the rights to life,...

 

Park Service Spends $29 Million on Immigration Gateway Island

Park Service Spends $29 Million on Immigration Gateway Island NEW YORK, New York, July 28, 2010 (ENS) – The National Park Service has awarded more than $29 million in contracts to repair the seawall on Ellis Island in New York...

 

NGOs Apologize for Offending Saudi Arabia at Climate Meeting

NGOs Apologize for Offending Saudi Arabia at Climate Meeting

NGOs Apologize for Offending Saudi Arabia at Climate Meeting BONN, Germany, July 28, 2010 (ENS) – The global environment organization WWF today apologized “unreservedly” for the actions of an employee who took offensive...

 

UN Evaluates World Heritage Proposals from Hawaii to Tajikistan

UN Evaluates World Heritage Proposals from Hawaii to Tajikistan

UN Evaluates World Heritage Proposals from Hawaii to Tajikistan BRASILIA, Brazil, July 27, 2010 (ENS) – Eight natural areas of outstanding global heritage value are being considered for inscription on the United Nations’...

 

Deadly Rainstorms Swell Chinese Rivers, Force Evacuations

Deadly Rainstorms Swell Chinese Rivers, Force Evacuations BEIJING, China, July 27, 2010 (ENS) – At least 333 people have been killed in rainstorms and floods across China since July 14 while 300 others are still missing,...

 

BP’s Tony Hayward Gets His Life Back

BP’s Tony Hayward Gets His Life Back

BP’s Tony Hayward Gets His Life Back LONDON, UK, July 27, 2010 (ENS) – BP today announced that, by mutual agreement with the BP board, Tony Hayward will step down as group chief executive as of October 1, 2010. He...

 

Hoosier Energy Will Spend Up to $300 Million for Cleaner Air

Hoosier Energy Will Spend Up to $300 Million for Cleaner Air BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, July 26, 2010 (ENS) – Under a legal settlement with the federal government filed Friday, Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc.,...

 

Delinquent Polluters Must Pay New Jersey Superfund Cleanup Costs

Delinquent Polluters Must Pay New Jersey Superfund Cleanup Costs TRENTON, New Jersey, July 26, 2010 (ENS) – Champion Chemical Company, Imperial Oil Company Inc. and Imperial’s two former officers have agreed to pay at...

 

Conservationists Renew Legal Challenge to Jaguar Capture Permit

Conservationists Renew Legal Challenge to Jaguar Capture Permit TUCSON, Arizona, July 26, 2010 (ENS) – The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for...

 

Gulf Oil Spill Response Back on Track

Gulf Oil Spill Response Back on Track

Gulf Oil Spill Response Back on Track NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, July 26, 2010 (ENS) – Oil spill response vessels and drilling rigs are returning to their places above BP’s blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico today after...

 

Oil Companies Plan $1 Billion Rapid Response System for Deepwater Spills

Oil Companies Plan $1 Billion Rapid Response System for Deepwater Spills WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2010 (ENS) – Four of the world’s largest oil companies have committed $1 billion to build and operate a subsea containment...

 

NOAA Reopens One-Third of Gulf Area Closed to Fishing

NOAA Reopens One-Third of Gulf Area Closed to Fishing

NOAA Reopens One-Third of Gulf Area Closed to Fishing WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2010 (ENS) – Fish caught in a wide area of the gulf near Florida are safe to eat, said federal officials Thursday as they allowed commercial and...

 

60 Vote Rule Keeps Climate Change Bill Off Senate Floor

60 Vote Rule Keeps Climate Change Bill Off Senate Floor WASHINGTON, DC, July 22, 2010 (ENS) – The Senate will not take up legislation to address climate change before the August recess, though legislators “may”...

 

Tropical Storm Bonnie Disrupts Gulf Oil Spill Response

Tropical Storm Bonnie Disrupts Gulf Oil Spill Response

Tropical Storm Bonnie Disrupts Gulf Oil Spill Response MOBILE, Alabama, July 22, 2010 (ENS) – A tropical depression near the Bahamas has strengthened and become Tropical Storm Bonnie and is now heading west-northwest across...

 

Court Stops Oil and Gas Drilling in Alaska’s Lease Sale 193

Court Stops Oil and Gas Drilling in Alaska’s Lease Sale 193 JUNEAU, Alaska, July 21, 2010 (ENS) – A federal court today halted all activities under an oil and gas lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s north...

 

Risk of Water Scarcity Increasing for 1,100 U.S. Counties

Risk of Water Scarcity Increasing for 1,100 U.S. Counties WASHINGTON, DC, July 21, 2010 (ENS) – One out of three U.S. counties is facing a greater risk of water shortages by mid-century due to global warming, finds a new...

 
 
 
 

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