Archive for: October, 2010

Environment News Service News Index October 2010

Environment News Service News Index October 2010 Biodiversity Pacts Signed on Genetic Resources, Global Conservation Halliburton May Have Pumped Unstable Cement Down BP Well Conservation With Teeth Needed to Save Nature’s Backbone Repurposed...

 

Halliburton May Have Pumped Unstable Cement Down BP Well

Halliburton May Have Pumped Unstable Cement Down BP Well

Halliburton May Have Pumped Unstable Cement Down BP Oil Well WASHINGTON, DC, October 29, 2010 (ENS) – The cement mixture used by Halliburton to close off BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil well was too “unstable”...

 

Biodiversity Pacts Signed on Genetic Resources, Global Conservation

Biodiversity Pacts Signed on Genetic Resources, Global Conservation

Biodiversity Pacts Signed on Genetic Resources, Global Conservation NAGOYA, Aichi, Japan, October 29, 2010 (ENS) – Governments today agreed to a new treaty on how nations cooperate in commercializing genetic resources...

 

Landowners in Eight States Shelter Migrating Birds From Oil-Tainted Gulf

Landowners in Eight States Shelter Migrating Birds From Oil-Tainted Gulf

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 28, 2010 (ENS) – A coordinated effort between landowners and the U.S. Agriculture Department to protect and feed birds migrating toward the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill zone in the Gulf of Mexico has more...

 

U. North Carolina Dormitory Wins Biggest Energy Loser Title

U. North Carolina Dormitory Wins Biggest Energy Loser Title

U. North Carolina Dormitory Wins Biggest Energy Loser Title WASHINGTON, DC, October 28, 2010 (ENS) – The Morrison Residence Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has won first prize in the U.S. EPA’s...

 

Local Iraqi Governments Oppose Baghdad Gas Deals

Local Iraqi Governments Oppose Baghdad Gas Deals

Local Iraqi Governments Oppose Baghdad Gas Deals By Abeer Mohammed and Uthman al-Mukhtar BAGHDAD, Iraq, October 28, 2010 (ENS) – The oil ministry’s auctions of three natural gas fields last week have been...

 

Repurposed Spacecraft to Orbit Dark Side of the Moon

Repurposed Spacecraft to Orbit Dark Side of the Moon

Repurposed Spacecraft to Orbit Dark Side of the Moon LOS ANGELES, California, October 28, 2010 (ENS) – A pair of NASA spacecraft that were supposed to be dead a year ago are instead flying to the Moon for a unique...

 

Conservation With Teeth Needed to Save Nature’s Backbone

Conservation With Teeth Needed to Save Nature’s Backbone

Conservation With Teeth Needed to Save Nature’s Backbone NAGOYA, Aichi, Japan, October 28, 2010 (ENS) – As environment ministers and other delegates from 193 countries wrangle over treaty language during the...

 

General Motors Estate Will Spend $773 Million to Clean Polluted Sites

General Motors Estate Will Spend $773 Million to Clean Polluted Sites

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 21, 2010 (ENS) – After months of negotiation, the United States, along with 14 states and a tribal government, have reached an agreement with the bankruptcy estate of General Motors to establish a $773 million...

 

Judge: U.S. Army Must Rectify Flawed Studies of Oahu’s Makua Valley

Judge: U.S. Army Must Rectify Flawed Studies of Oahu’s Makua Valley HONOLULU, Hawaii, October 27, 2010 (ENS) – In a long-running legal battle between a Hawaiian community and the U.S. Army, a federal judge...

 

Giant Solar Projects Shape U.S. Clean Energy Frontier

Giant Solar Projects Shape U.S. Clean Energy Frontier

Giant Solar Projects Shape U.S. Clean Energy Frontier WASHINGTON, DC, October 27, 2010 (ENS) – The Obama administration is moving quickly to develop solar power on public lands, particularly in California. Today federal...

 

Amazon Conservation Cost Pegged at $150 Million a Year

Amazon Conservation Cost Pegged at $150 Million a Year

Amazon Conservation Cost Pegged at $150 Million a Year NAGOYA, Aichi, Japan, October 27, 2010 (ENS) – The cost of conserving the Amazon ecosystem has been estimated at US$150 million a year, according to the first...

 

Brazil Set to Meet Low-Carbon Targets Four Years Early

Brazil Set to Meet Low-Carbon Targets Four Years Early

Brazil Set to Meet Low-Carbon Targets Four Years Early BRASILIA, Brazil, October 27, 2010 (ENS) – Brazil is on track to meet carbon dioxide emissions reduction targets four years earlier than promised, President...

 

Indonesia Copes With Undersea Quake, Tsunami, Volcanic Eruption

Indonesia Copes With Undersea Quake, Tsunami, Volcanic Eruption

Indonesia Copes With Undersea Quake, Tsunami, Volcanic Eruption JAKARTA, Indonesia, October 26, 2010 (ENS) – Indonesia has been hit with two simultaneous natural disasters – a powerful earthquake which triggered...

 

Boeing Uses NASA Software to Route Aircraft for Fuel-Efficiency

Boeing Uses NASA Software to Route Aircraft for Fuel-Efficiency SEATTLE, Washington, October 26, 2010 (ENS) – Software developed by NASA and adopted by Boeing will soon enable fuel savings for commercial airlines...

 

1,200 New Amazon Species Discovered: Mammals, Birds, Fish, Plants

1,200 New Amazon Species Discovered: Mammals, Birds, Fish, Plants

1,200 New Amazon Species Discovered: Mammals, Birds, Fish, Plants NAGOYA, Aichi, Japan, October 26, 2010 (ENS) – At least 1,200 new species have been discovered in the Amazon ecosystem, at an average rate of one every...

 

New Ant Bait Eradicates Invasive Little Fire Ants on Maui

New Ant Bait Eradicates Invasive Little Fire Ants on Maui HONOLULU, Hawaii, October 25, 2010 (ENS) – The first invasion of little fire ants, Wasmannia auropunctata, on Maui appears to have been stopped by the use of...

 

Fracking Shown to Mobilize Uranium in Marcellus Shale

Fracking Shown to Mobilize Uranium in Marcellus Shale

Fracking Shown to Mobilize Uranium in Marcellus Shale BUFFALO, New York, October 25, 2010 (ENS) – Fracking – pumping millions of gallons of water and chemicals deep underground to fracture shale rock, releasing...

 

Palau Declares South Pacific Sanctuary for Whales, Dolphins

Palau Declares South Pacific Sanctuary for Whales, Dolphins

Palau Declares South Pacific Sanctuary for Whales, Dolphins NAGOYA, Aichi, Japan, October 25, 2010 (ENS) – The South Pacific island nation of Palau has declared all the waters within its Exclusive Economic Zone to...

 

Greenhouse Gas, Fuel Efficiency Standards Set for U.S. Heavy Trucks, Buses

Greenhouse Gas, Fuel Efficiency Standards Set for U.S. Heavy Trucks, Buses

Greenhouse Gas, Fuel Efficiency Standards Set for U.S. Heavy Trucks, Buses WASHINGTON, DC, October 25, 2010 (ENS) – The first national standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve fuel efficiency in heavy-duty...

 
 
 
 

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