Archive for: November, 2010

Latin America Suffers Intense and Deadly Rains

Latin America Suffers Intense and Deadly Rains BOGOTA, Colombia, November 30, 2010 (ENS) – The government of Colombia has declared a state of national catastrophe due to the intense rains that have inundated much of...

 

‘Smart from the Start’ Plan Speeds Atlantic Offshore Wind Development

‘Smart from the Start’ Plan Speeds Atlantic Offshore Wind Development BALTIMORE, Maryland, November 29, 2010 (ENS) – A new wind energy program to facilitate siting, leasing and construction of projects...

 

U.S. Designates Critical Habitat for Threatened Polar Bears

U.S. Designates Critical Habitat for Threatened Polar Bears WASHINGTON, DC, November 29, 2010 (ENS) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated more than 187,000 square miles of on-shore barrier islands,...

 

Chemical Company Compensates EPA $270 Million in Bankruptcy Settlement

Chemical Company Compensates EPA $270 Million in Bankruptcy Settlement WASHINGTON, DC, November 29, 2010 (ENS) – The multi-national chemical company Tronox Incorporated has agreed to resolve its environmental liabilities...

 

Being Too Clean Can Make Young People Sick

Being Too Clean Can Make Young People Sick ANN ARBOR, Michigan, November 29, 2010 (ENS) – Age seems to matter when it comes to the health effects of environmental toxicants. Young people who are overexposed to antibacterial...

 

EPA Sued to Force Regulation of Lead-Based Ammunition, Fishing Gear

EPA Sued to Force Regulation of Lead-Based Ammunition, Fishing Gear WASHINGTON, DC, November 29, 2010 (ENS) – Conservation and hunting groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for...

 

Stakes High, Expectations Low as Climate Talks Open in Cancun

Stakes High, Expectations Low as Climate Talks Open in Cancun

Stakes High, Expectations Low as Climate Talks Open in Cancun CANCUN, Mexico, November 29, 2010 (ENS) – The annual United Nations climate change conference begins today in Cancun with delegates from 191 governments...

 

Fishing Nations Fail to Safeguard Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Fishing Nations Fail to Safeguard Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Fishing Nations Fail to Safeguard Atlantic Bluefin Tuna PARIS, France, November 27, 2010 (ENS) – Government delegates from 48 fishing nations today failed to protect the spawning grounds of the vanishing Atlantic bluefin...

 

Indigenous Peoples in Latin America Unite Against Mining

Indigenous Peoples in Latin America Unite Against Mining

Indigenous Peoples in Latin America Unite Against Mining LIMA, Peru, November 26, 2010 (ENS) – Indigenous Peoples from across Latin America have issued a unified declaration demanding an end to large-scale surface...

 

Birds Disappear From Afghanistan, Leaving Pests to Flourish

Birds Disappear From Afghanistan, Leaving Pests to Flourish

Birds Disappear From Afghanistan, Leaving Pests to Flourish By Sadiq Behnam HERAT, Afghanistan, November 26, 2010 (ENS) – Rahimullah stood in his cornflower field, killing field mice one by one as they were...

 

Giant Earth Art Displays Dramatize Climate Urgency

Giant Earth Art Displays Dramatize Climate Urgency

Giant Earth Art Displays Dramatize Climate Urgency CANCUN, Mexico, November 26, 2010 (ENS) – Events this weekend will cap 350 EARTH, a week-long series of giant public art displays around the planet to help raise awareness...

 

Hope for Wild Tigers Rises on Political, Financial Pledges

Hope for Wild Tigers Rises on Political, Financial Pledges

Hope for Wild Tigers Rises on Political, Financial Pledges ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, November 26, 2010 (ENS) – At the International Tiger Conservation Forum this week in St. Petersburg, government leaders and ministerial...

 

Massachusetts OKs Power Purchase Agreement for First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

Massachusetts OKs Power Purchase Agreement for First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm BOSTON, Massachusetts, November 22, 2010 (ENS) – Cape Wind passed another major milestone today with the approval by the Massachusetts...

 

Rich Nations Fail to Keep Copenhagen Climate Funding Promise

Rich Nations Fail to Keep Copenhagen Climate Funding Promise

Rich Nations Fail to Keep Copenhagen Climate Funding Promise LONDON, UK, November 22, 2020 (ENS) – Rich countries are failing to keep the $30 billion promise they made last year to provide “fast-start climate...

 

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Climb as Economy Recovers

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Climb as Economy Recovers

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Climb as Economy Recovers EXETER, UK, November 22, 2010 (ENS) – Global emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide are likely to reach record levels in 2010, according to research...

 

Carbon-eating Microbes Discovered Deep in Oceanic Crust

Carbon-eating Microbes Discovered Deep in Oceanic Crust CORVALLIS, Oregon, November 22, 2010 (ENS) – Deep in the Earth’s oceanic crust, scientists have found bacteria that can eat hydrocarbons and natural gas,...

 

Wildlife Conservation Society Pledges $50 Million to Save Tigers

Wildlife Conservation Society Pledges $50 Million to Save Tigers

Wildlife Conservation Society Pledges $50 Million to Save Tigers ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, November 22, 2010 (ENS) – To help secure the future of Asia’s critically endangered wild tigers, the Wildlife Conservation...

 

Over 10,000 Ground Zero Plaintiffs Settle for $817 Million

Over 10,000 Ground Zero Plaintiffs Settle for $817 Million NEW YORK, New York, November 19, 2010 (ENS) – Attorneys representing the 10,043 eligible plaintiffs who were injured by exposure to toxics while working in...

 

Eight Local Governments First to Get Climate Adaptation Help

Eight Local Governments First to Get Climate Adaptation Help

Eight Local Governments First to Get Climate Adaptation Help WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2010 (ENS) – Eight cities and counties – from Boston to San Francisco – are seeking to protect themselves from climate...

 

Russia Bans Korean Pine Logging Ahead of Tiger Summit

Russia Bans Korean Pine Logging Ahead of Tiger Summit MOSCOW, Russia, November 19, 2010 (ENS) – Days before the opening of its historic International Tiger Conservation Forum, the Russian government has moved to preserve...

 
 
 
 

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