Archive for: April, 2011

Earth Day Network Aims for Billion Acts of Green

Earth Day Network Aims for Billion Acts of Green

Earth Day Network Aims for Billion Acts of Green WASHINGTON, DC, April 21, 2011 (ENS) – Earth Day Network and Facebook are collaborating to engage people worldwide in environmental action through the Billion Acts of Green campaign....

 

Japan Enforces No-Go Zone Around Crippled Nuclear Plant

Japan Enforces No-Go Zone Around Crippled Nuclear Plant

Japan Enforces No-Go Zone Around Crippled Nuclear Plant TOKYO, Japan, April 21, 2011 (ENS) – The Japanese government will enforce a no-entry zone within 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) of the battered Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power...

 

Georgia Court Rejects Air Permit for New Coal-Fired Power Plant

Georgia Court Rejects Air Permit for New Coal-Fired Power Plant ATLANTA, Georgia, April 20, 2011 (ENS) – A Georgia administrative law court has sided with two citizen groups opposed to the proposed Longleaf coal-fired power...

 

BP Sues Transocean for $40 Billion Over Gulf Oil Spill

BP Sues Transocean for $40 Billion Over Gulf Oil Spill NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, April 20, 2011 (ENS) – On the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, BP today filed a $40 billion lawsuit...

 

Bolivia Celebrates Law Granting Rights to Mother Earth

Bolivia Celebrates Law Granting Rights to Mother Earth

Bolivia Celebrates Law Granting Rights to Mother Earth LA PAZ, Bolivia, April 20, 2011 (ENS) – Bolivia today marked the International Day of Mother Earth with a ceremony in the Plaza Murillo, the center of political power....

 

Calculate Your Unique Carbon Footprint Online

Calculate Your Unique Carbon Footprint Online

Calculate Your Unique Carbon Footprint Online BERKELEY, California, April 20, 2011 (ENS) – With Earth Day around the corner many are taking a fresh look at how their actions affect the environment. A new study by researchers...

 

UN Chief Charts Five-Step Path to Global Nuclear Safety

UN Chief Charts Five-Step Path to Global Nuclear Safety

UN Chief Charts Five-Step Path to Global Nuclear Safety KIEV, Ukraine, April 19, 2011 – As he prepared to visit Chernobyl 25 years after the world’s worst nuclear disaster, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlined a five-step...

 

U.S. Offers $5 Million to Advance Electric Vehicles

U.S. Offers $5 Million to Advance Electric Vehicles WASHINGTON, DC, April 19, 2011 (ENS) – U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu Tuesday announced $5 million in new funding for community efforts to deploy electric vehicle infrastructure...

 

Entire Gulf of Mexico Reopened to Fishing a Year After BP Spill

Entire Gulf of Mexico Reopened to Fishing a Year After BP Spill

Entire Gulf of Mexico Reopened to Fishing a Year After BP Spill WASHINGTON, DC, April 19, 2011 (ENS) – Federal regulators today reopened commercial and recreational fishing in all federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico that were...

 

Huge Texas Wildfires Scorch 1.5 Million Acres

Huge Texas Wildfires Scorch 1.5 Million Acres AUSTIN, Texas, April 19, 2011 (ENS) – A unprecedented wildfire situation in Texas has set more than 1.5 million acres ablaze, forced hundreds of people to flee their homes and destroyed...

 

BP Blowout One Year Later: Drilling Safety an Explosive Issue

BP Blowout One Year Later: Drilling Safety an Explosive Issue

BP Blowout One Year Later: Drilling Safety an Explosive Issue WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2011 (ENS) – Hundreds of activists protesting fossil fuels marched to the Department of the Interior’s headquarters today and swarmed...

 

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Could Last Nine Months

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Could Last Nine Months

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Could Last Nine Months TOKYO, Japan, April 18, 2011 (ENS) – Tokyo Electric Power Company on Sunday issued a plan for cooling down the reactors and reducing radiation leaks within six to nine months...

 

Killer Tornadoes Claim 44 Lives Across Southern States

Killer Tornadoes Claim 44 Lives Across Southern States

Killer Tornadoes Claim 44 Lives Across Southern States RALEIGH, North Carolina, April 17, 2011 (ENS) – From Thursday through Saturday, tornadoes ripped across communities of the southern United States from Oklahoma to North...

 

Staph Bacteria Found on Half U.S. Meat, Poultry

Staph Bacteria Found on Half U.S. Meat, Poultry

Staph Bacteria Found on Half U.S. Meat, Poultry FLAGSTAFF, Arizona, April 17, 2011 (ENS) – Drug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria linked to a wide range of human diseases, are present in meat and poultry...

 

Electric Tricycles Debut in Metro Manila

Electric Tricycles Debut in Metro Manila

Electric Tricycles Debut in Metro Manila MANILA, Philippines, April 16, 2011 (ENS) – Twenty bright yellow electric tricycles take to the streets of Mandaluyong City in Metro Manila this week, marking a first step towards a...

 

EPA Considers Ban on Dangerous Chemicals in Spray Foam Insulation

EPA Considers Ban on Dangerous Chemicals in Spray Foam Insulation WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. EPA is considering a ban or restriction on consumer insulation and sealant products containing a family of chemicals...

 

Tokyo Electric Will Pay Damages to Nuclear Crisis Evacuees

Tokyo Electric Will Pay Damages to Nuclear Crisis Evacuees

Tokyo Electric Will Pay Damages to Nuclear Crisis Evacuees TOKYO, Japan, April 15, 2011 (ENS) – Japan’s government has ordered the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to compensate residents within...

 

Critical Habitat Set Aside for Endangered Cook Inlet Beluga Whale

Critical Habitat Set Aside for Endangered Cook Inlet Beluga Whale

Critical Habitat Set Aside for Endangered Cook Inlet Beluga Whale JUNEAU, Alaska, April 8, 2011 (ENS) – Two areas of Alaska’s Cook Inlet will be designated as critical habitat for the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale,...

 

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Prompts Petition for U.S. Inquiry, Licensing Suspension

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Prompts Petition for U.S. Inquiry, Licensing Suspension

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Prompts Petition for U.S. Inquiry, Licensing Suspension WASHINGTON, DC, April 14, 2011 (ENS) – In view of the month-long and ongoing nuclear crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant,...

 

Congress Pulls Wolves Off Endangered Species List

Congress Pulls Wolves Off Endangered Species List WASHINGTON, DC, April 14, 2011 (ENS) – Congress today approved a budget bill that includes a rider removing wolves in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Utah from the federal...

 
 
 
 

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