Archive for: February, 2011

Georgian Environment Ministry to Lose Powers

Georgian Environment Ministry to Lose Powers

Georgian Environment Ministry to Lose Powers By Nino Kharadze TBILISI, Georgia, February 25, 2011 (ENS) – Environmentalists in Georgia say the country’s biodiversity and natural resources will be put at risk by...

 

Seed Vault Collection Grows As Do Threats to Crop Diversity

Seed Vault Collection Grows As Do Threats to Crop Diversity

Seed Vault Collection Grows As Do Threats to Crop Diversity LONGYEARBYEN, Norway, February 25, 2011 (ENS) – The Svalbard Global Seed Vault celebrated its third anniversary today with the arrival of seeds for rare lima beans,...

 

Christchurch Quake Death Toll Now 113, More Buildings May Fall in Aftershocks

Christchurch Quake Death Toll Now 113, More Buildings May Fall in Aftershocks

Christchurch Quake Death Toll Now 113, More Buildings May Fall in Aftershocks WELLINGTON, New Zealand, February 24, 2011 (ENS) – The New Zealand police now put the death toll from the Christchurch earthquake at 113 and this...

 

World’s First Zero Emissions Race Crosses the Finish Line

World’s First Zero Emissions Race Crosses the Finish Line GENEVA, Switzerland, February 24, 2011 (ENS) – Electric vehicle race teams competing in the world’s first Zero Emissions Race crossed the finish line in Geneva...

 

Letter to Japanese Government Opposes Loan for Texas Nuclear Reactors

Letter to Japanese Government Opposes Loan for Texas Nuclear Reactors WASHINGTON, DC, February 24, 2011 (ENS) – More than 170 organizations from the United States, Japan and 13 other countries today sent a letter to Japanese...

 

New York AG: Scare Tactics to Keep Paddlers Out of State Waters Illegal

New York AG: Scare Tactics to Keep Paddlers Out of State Waters Illegal ALBANY, New York, February 24, 2011 (ENS) – The State of New York today filed papers in Hamilton County Supreme Court to join in a lawsuit in order to defend...

 

Warming, Polluted Oceans Imperil 75 Percent of All Coral Reefs

Warming, Polluted Oceans Imperil 75 Percent of All Coral Reefs

Warming, Polluted Oceans Imperil 75 Percent of All Coral Reefs WASHINGTON, DC, February 24, 2011 (ENS) – At least 75 percent of the world’s coral reefs are under such intense pressures – both local and global –...

 

EPA’s New Boiler Emissions Standards Halve Implementation Costs

EPA’s New Boiler Emissions Standards Halve Implementation Costs WASHINGTON, DC, February 24, 2011 (ENS) – In response to federal court orders, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is issuing final Clean Air Act standards...

 

Clean, Green Philippines Goal Marks 25th People Power Anniversary

Clean, Green Philippines Goal Marks 25th People Power Anniversary

Clean, Green Philippines Goal Marks 25th People Power Anniversary QUEZON CITY, Philippines, February 22, 2011 (ENS) – A waste and pollution watchdog organization is rallying public support for a garbage-free Philippines, and...

 

Forest NGOs in Guatemala, Nepal Share UNEP Sasakawa Prize

Forest NGOs in Guatemala, Nepal Share UNEP Sasakawa Prize

Forest NGOs in Guatemala, Nepal Share UNEP Sasakawa Prize NAIROBI, Kenya, February 23, 2011 (ENS) – Two nonprofit organizations that conserve forests and promote sustainable development in remote rural communities of Latin America...

 

Cell Phone Radiation Affects Normal Functioning of the Human Brain

Cell Phone Radiation Affects Normal Functioning of the Human Brain

Cell Phone Radiation Affects Normal Functioning of the Human Brain BETHESDA, Maryland, February 23, 2011 (ENS) – Using a cell phone for 50 minutes is associated with increased activity of the brain in the region closest to the...

 

Ducks Unlimited Among 17 Newly Accredited Land Trusts

Ducks Unlimited Among 17 Newly Accredited Land Trusts MEMPHIS, Tennessee, February 23, 2011 (ENS) – Ducks Unlimited is planning a new wetland restoration project for Upper Peoria Lake in central Illinois, the national waterfowl...

 

Christchurch Quake Kills 75, Rescuers Race to Reach Trapped Office Workers

Christchurch Quake Kills 75, Rescuers Race to Reach Trapped Office Workers

Christchurch Quake Kills 75, Rescuers Race to Reach Trapped Office Workers WELLINGTON, New Zealand, February 22, 2011 (ENS) – A severe earthquake hit Christchurch Tuesday afternoon, leaving a scene of “utter devastation,”...

 

Montanans Protest Republican Assault On Workers, Environment

Montanans Protest Republican Assault On Workers, Environment

Montanans Protest Republican Assault On Workers, Environment HELENA, Montana, February 22, 2011 (ENS) – Protests against union-busting state bills and cuts to state programs are spreading from Wisconsin across the country today....

 

UPS Replaces Diesel With Cleaner LNG Tractor Trucks

UPS Replaces Diesel With Cleaner LNG Tractor Trucks ATLANTA, Georgia, February 22, 2011 (ENS) – United Parcel Service, known around the world as UPS, has bought 48 heavy tractor trucks equipped to run on liquefied natural gas,...

 

Militants Free All WWF-India Volunteers

Militants Free All WWF-India Volunteers

Militants Free All WWF-India Volunteers GUWAHATI, Assam, India, February 21, 2011 (ENS) – Three male WWF-India volunteers, kidnapped by militants on February 6, were released unharmed February 17. They were part of the team...

 

UNEP: $1.3 Trillion a Year Would Turn World Economy Green

UNEP: $1.3 Trillion a Year Would Turn World Economy Green

UNEP: $1.3 Trillion a Year Would Turn World Economy Green NAIROBI, Kenya, February 21, 2011 (ENS) – Investing two percent of the market value of all the world’s goods and services into 10 key sectors can start a transition...

 

U.S. House Slashes Funding for Public Health, Clean Air, Clean Water

U.S. House Slashes Funding for Public Health, Clean Air, Clean Water

U.S. House Slashes Funding for Public Health, Clean Air, Clean Water WASHINGTON, DC, February 19, 2011 (ENS) – Early this morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a funding bill that environmentalists say amounts to...

 

Skyrocketing Food Prices Threaten Global Security

Skyrocketing Food Prices Threaten Global Security

Skyrocketing Food Prices Threaten Global Security PARIS, France, February 18, 2011 (ENS) – As G-20 finance ministers met in Paris today, warnings that food riots could erupt in the face of steeply rising prices are resounding...

 

Democrats Rank High, Republicans, Low on Conservation Voters 2010 Scorecard

Democrats Rank High, Republicans, Low on Conservation Voters 2010 Scorecard

Democrats Rank High, Republicans, Low on Conservation Voters 2010 Scorecard WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2011 (ENS) – The League of Conservations Voters today released the 2010 National Environmental Scorecard amidst the greatest...

 
 
 
 

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