Archive for: July, 2011

Obama Finances First U.S. Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

Obama Finances First U.S. Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

Obama Finances First U.S. Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Plant WASHINGTON, DC, July 12, 2011 (ENS) – An innovative commercial-scale facility to make ethanol from corncobs, leaves, husks and stalks will receive financial support...

 

Birth Defects Linked to Smoking While Pregnant

Birth Defects Linked to Smoking While Pregnant

Birth Defects Linked to Smoking While Pregnant LONDON, UK, July 11, 2011 (ENS) – Pregnant women who smoke are much more likely to deliver babies with missing or deformed limbs, clubfoot, cleft palate and gastrointestinal problems...

 

Australian Government Sets a Price on Carbon Emisssions

Australian Government Sets a Price on Carbon Emisssions

Australian Government Sets a Price on Carbon Emisssions CANBERRA, Australia, July 11, 2011 (ENS) – “The science is clear – our planet is warming. That warming is caused by carbon pollution, by human activity, and...

 

South Africa Goes Green to Honor Mandela’s 93rd Birthday

South Africa Goes Green to Honor Mandela’s 93rd Birthday

South Africa Goes Green to Honor Mandela’s 93rd Birthday JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 8, 2011 (ENS) – Tree planting and park restorations are among the activities planned by Joburg City Parks in observance of Nelson...

 

47 Groups Oppose Fracking Plans of New York’s Cuomo Administration

47 Groups Oppose Fracking Plans of New York’s Cuomo Administration ALBANY, New York, July 7, 2011 (ENS) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is leaning toward removing a de facto statewide ban on natural gas development using...

 

Bayer to Pay U.S. Farmers $750 Million Over Genetically Modified Rice

Bayer to Pay U.S. Farmers $750 Million Over Genetically Modified Rice RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 7, 2011 (ENS) – Bayer CropScience has agreed to pay $750 million (517 million euros) to settle claims by U.S....

 

Companies With a Million Vehicles Enter U.S. Clean Fleets Partnership

Companies With a Million Vehicles Enter U.S. Clean Fleets Partnership WASHINGTON, DC, July 7, 2011 (ENS) – Six new corporate partners, operating a total of nearly a million commercial vehicles across the United States, have joined...

 

Grizzly Bear Kills California Man in Yellowstone National Park

Grizzly Bear Kills California Man in Yellowstone National Park YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming, July 7, 2011 (ENS) – A 57-year-old Torrence, California man has been identified as the victim of a fatal grizzly bear attack in...

 

ExxonMobil Pipeline Ordered to Improve Safety After Yellowstone River Spill

ExxonMobil Pipeline Ordered to Improve Safety After Yellowstone River Spill

ExxonMobil Pipeline Ordered to Improve Safety After Yellowstone River Spill WASHINGTON, DC, July 7, 2011 (ENS) – Federal regulators have ordered the ExxonMobil Pipeline Company to to make safety improvements along the Silvertip...

 

U.S. EPA Curbs Air Pollution Blowing Across State Lines

U.S. EPA Curbs Air Pollution Blowing Across State Lines

U.S. EPA Curbs Air Pollution Blowing Across State Lines WASHINGTON, DC, July 7, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today finalized Clean Air Act regulations that will slash hundreds of thousands of tons of...

 

FedEx Adds 4,000 Fuel Efficient Vehicles

FedEx Adds 4,000 Fuel Efficient Vehicles MEMPHIS, Tennessee, July 7, 2011 (ENS) – FedEx Express is expanding its fleet of all-electric and less polluting, energy efficient vehicles. FedEx Express will place 24 new all-electric...

 

Millions of African Climate Refugees Desperate for Food, Water

Millions of African Climate Refugees Desperate for Food, Water

Millions of African Climate Refugees Desperate for Food, Water NAIROBI, Kenya, July 6, 2011 (ENS) – The worst drought in 60 years is causing a severe food crisis in East Africa. In Kenya, the world’s largest refugee camp...

 

Chicago Electronics Recycler Denied e-Stewards Certification

Chicago Electronics Recycler Denied e-Stewards Certification CHICAGO, Illinois, July 5, 2011 (ENS) – The Basel Action Network, a toxic watchdog group, today announced that Chicago Heights, Illinois electronics recycler Intercon...

 

Links Between Environmental Exposures and Autism Explored

Links Between Environmental Exposures and Autism Explored PALO ALTO, California, July 5, 2011 (ENS) – The largest and most rigorous twin study of its kind to date has found that shared environment influences susceptibility...

 

Long-Term Plan for Glen Canyon Dam in the Works

Long-Term Plan for Glen Canyon Dam in the Works WASHINGTON, DC, July 5, 2011 (ENS) – The Bureau of Reclamation and the National Park Service are starting to develop a Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan, or LTEMP, for...

 

Harvest Kelp in July for the Best Seaweed Biofuel

Harvest Kelp in July for the Best Seaweed Biofuel

Harvest Kelp in July for the Best Seaweed Biofuel GLASGOW, Scotland, July 5, 2011 (ENS) – Seaweed that washes up in great piles along the coast of Wales may yield a viable future biofuel, especially if harvested in summer,...

 

Powers of Darkness in Northern Afghanistan

Powers of Darkness in Northern Afghanistan

Powers of Darkness in Northern Afghanistan By Abdul Latif Sahak MAZAR-e SHARIF, Afghanistan, July 5, 2011 (ENS) – Although the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif enjoys a measure of stability and a conveniently-located...

 

UN: Only Green Technology Can Avert ‘Planetary Catastrophe’

UN: Only Green Technology Can Avert ‘Planetary Catastrophe’

UN: Only Green Technology Can Avert ‘Planetary Catastrophe’ NEW YORK, New York, July 5, 2011 (ENS) – Humanity is near to breaching the sustainability of Earth, and needs a technological revolution greater and faster...

 

Italy Could Charge High-speed Rail Protesters With ‘Attempted Murder’

Italy Could Charge High-speed Rail Protesters With ‘Attempted Murder’

Italy Could Charge High-speed Rail Protesters With ‘Attempted Murder’ ROME, Italy, July 5, 2011 (ENS) – Thousands of protesters from across Europe clashed with Italian police Sunday while demonstrating against a...

 

Beijing to Shanghai in Five Hours

Beijing to Shanghai in Five Hours

Beijing to Shanghai in Five Hours BEIJING, China, July 4, 2011 (ENS) – The first trains on the new Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway whizzed away on Thursday, with one train leaving Shanghai for Beijing and another traveling...

 
 
 
 

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