Archive for: May, 2011

Prince of Wales Warns Climate Crash Could Dwarf Financial Crisis

Prince of Wales Warns Climate Crash Could Dwarf Financial Crisis

Prince of Wales Warns Climate Crash Could Dwarf Financial Crisis LONDON, UK, May 24, 2011 (ENS) – The Prince of Wales Monday denounced a short-sighted “determination to ignore the facts” about the environment and...

 

‘Quit Coal’ Greenpeacers Scale Power Plant Smokestack in Chicago

‘Quit Coal’ Greenpeacers Scale Power Plant Smokestack in Chicago

‘Quit Coal’ Greenpeacers Scale Power Plant Smokestack in Chicago CHICAGO, Illinois, May 24, 2011 (ENS) – Before dawn, eight Greenpeace activists climbed the 450 foot smokestack at the Fisk coal and oil fueled power...

 

Conservationists Divided on Protecting Birds from Wind Turbines

Conservationists Divided on Protecting Birds from Wind Turbines WASHINGTON, DC, May 23, 2011 (ENS) – Birds deserve mandatory, rather than voluntary, protection from the wind turbines that are cropping up across the country, said...

 

Iceland’s Volcanic Ash Forces Obama’s Early Flight to London

Iceland’s Volcanic Ash Forces Obama’s Early Flight to London

Iceland’s Volcanic Ash Forces Obama’s Early Flight to London LONDON, UK, May 23, 2011 (ENS) – An eruption that began Saturday at Iceland’s most frequently erupting volcano, Grimsv√∂tn, has sent a plume of ash...

 

U.S. DRIVE: Pre-Competition Partnership Develops Next-Generation Vehicles

U.S. DRIVE: Pre-Competition Partnership Develops Next-Generation Vehicles WASHINGTON, DC, May 23, 2011 (ENS) – The Electric Power Research Institute and Tesla Motors have joined a U.S. government-industry R&D partnership...

 

Deadly Tornado Leaves Missouri City in Ruins

Deadly Tornado Leaves Missouri City in Ruins

Deadly Tornado Leaves Missouri City in Ruins JOPLIN, Missouri, May 23, 2011 (ENS) – At least 89 people lost their lives to a giant tornado that spun across a six-mile strip of southwestern Missouri about 6 pm on Sunday, and officials...

 

Warnings Come Amidst Endangered Species Day Celebrations

Warnings Come Amidst Endangered Species Day Celebrations

Warnings Come Amidst Endangered Species Day Celebrations WASHINGTON, DC, May 20, 2011 (ENS) – Today, on Endangered Species Day in the United States, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be hosting events in the communities...

 

Climate Change Blamed for Record Mississippi Floods

Climate Change Blamed for Record Mississippi Floods

Climate Change Blamed for Record Mississippi Floods WASHINGTON, DC, May 20, 2011 (ENS) – Human-induced climate change is contributing to the recent heavy rain and ongoing record flooding along the Mississippi River, and we can...

 

Judge Stays Settlement Over Hundreds of Endangered Species

Judge Stays Settlement Over Hundreds of Endangered Species WASHINGTON, DC, May 19, 2011 (ENS) – In response to opposition by the Center for Biological Diversity, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan has stayed approval of a settlement...

 

Nationwide Partnership Seeks to Halve Honeybee Losses

Nationwide Partnership Seeks to Halve Honeybee Losses UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, May 19, 2011 (ENS) – A new nationwide network to monitor and maintain honeybee health is being created by the Bee Informed Partnership. ...

 

Bedbugs ‘Hidden Environmental Reservoir’ for Drug-Resistant Staph

Bedbugs ‘Hidden Environmental Reservoir’ for Drug-Resistant Staph

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 19, 2011 (ENS) – Bedbugs carrying Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a superbug that is resistant to many antibiotics, and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, or VRE, have...

 

Texas Egg Producer Fined $1.9 Million for Water Pollution

Texas Egg Producer Fined $1.9 Million for Water Pollution DALLAS, Texas, May 19, 2011 (ENS) – A Texas egg producer will pay a $1.9 million penalty to resolve violations of the federal Clean Water Act, the largest amount ever...

 

Afghanistan: Local Reconstruction Effort Goes Awry

Afghanistan: Local Reconstruction Effort Goes Awry

Afghanistan: Local Reconstruction Effort Goes Awry By Maiwand Safi TAGAB, Kapisa, Afghanistan, May 19, 2011 (ENS) – Misuse of reconstruction funds at the local level in Afghanistan is undermining confidence in the central...

 

The 13 Most Vulnerable Arctic Treasures

The 13 Most Vulnerable Arctic Treasures

The 13 Most Vulnerable Arctic Treasures WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2011 (ENS) – At the top of the world, industrial activities are closing in on the last refuges of rare marine mammals and seabirds. As the Arctic warms, shipping...

 

Senate Declines to Lift Tax Breaks for Big Oil

Senate Declines to Lift Tax Breaks for Big Oil WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2011 (ENS) – Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to eliminate five separate oil industry tax breaks estimated at $21 billion over...

 

China Plans Environmental Healing in Three Gorges Region by 2020

China Plans Environmental Healing in Three Gorges Region by 2020 BEIJING, China, May 18, 2011 (ENS) – The Chinese government has decided to curb environmental deterioration in the Three Gorges Dam region by 2020, according...

 

Florida Eases Beach Restoration Standards as BP Dollars Roll In

Florida Eases Beach Restoration Standards as BP Dollars Roll In TALLASSEE, Florida, Mary 18, 2011 (ENS) – Florida has suspended key protections to reduce or prevent environmental harm and public health risks in rebuilding eroded...

 

National Plan Attacks White-Nose Syndrome in Bats

National Plan Attacks White-Nose Syndrome in Bats WASHINGTON, DC, May 17, 2011 (ENS) – Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a national management plan to combat white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed more than...

 

Wikileaks Cables: ‘Cold Peace’ Among Resource-Hungry Arctic Nations

Wikileaks Cables: ‘Cold Peace’ Among Resource-Hungry Arctic Nations

Wikileaks Cables: ‘Cold Peace’ Among Resource-Hungry Arctic Nations WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2011 (ENS) – As the Arctic warms, the rush to claim natural resources in the region is fueling military tension among Arctic...

 

American Rivers At Greatest Risk in 2011

American Rivers At Greatest Risk in 2011

American Rivers At Greatest Risk in 2011 WASHINGTON, DC, May 17, 2011 (ENS) – The most endangered river in the United States is at risk from natural gas development and the hazards associated with hydraulic fracturing, or fracking,...

 
 
 
 

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