Archive for: August, 2011

U.S. Teen Wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize With Cell Phone Test

U.S. Teen Wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize With Cell Phone Test

U.S. Teen Wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize With Cell Phone Test STOCKHOLM, Sweden, August 24, 2011 (ENS) – An American teen who developed a low-cost method to test drinking water quality using a mobile phone has been awarded...

 

Earthquake in Virginia Shakes East Coast, Shuts Nuclear Plant

Earthquake in Virginia Shakes East Coast, Shuts Nuclear Plant

Earthquake in Virginia Shakes East Coast, Shuts Nuclear Plant WASHINGTON, DC, August 23, 2011 (ENS) – A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered near the small town of Mineral, Virginia this afternoon was felt from Maine to North Carolina....

 

222 Arrested at White House Sit-ins Against Tar Sands Pipeline

222 Arrested at White House Sit-ins Against Tar Sands Pipeline

222 Arrested at White House Sit-ins Against Tar Sands Pipeline WASHINGTON, DC, August 23, 2011 (ENS) – UPDATE: 60 more protesters were arrested in front of the White House Tuesday morning, including actors Margot Kidder and Tantoo...

 

Hurricane Irene Blasts Puerto Rico, Heads for U.S. Mainland

Hurricane Irene Blasts Puerto Rico, Heads for U.S. Mainland MIAMI, Florida, August 22, 2011 (ENS) – Hurricane Irene became the first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season as it struck Puerto Rico with Category 1 force...

 

Missouri River Governors Criticize Army Corps for Flooding

Missouri River Governors Criticize Army Corps for Flooding

Missouri River Governors Criticize Army Corps for Flooding OMAHA, Nebraska, August 22, 2011 (ENS) – The leaders of seven states along the Missouri River Friday agreed to pursue an independent, external review of the U.S. Army...

 

African Elephants to Benefit From New $100 Million Fund

African Elephants to Benefit From New $100 Million Fund

African Elephants to Benefit From New $100 Million Fund GENEVA, Switzerland, August 22, 2011 (ENS) – Global conservation experts aim to raise US$100 million over the next three years to ensure the long-term survival of African...

 

UN to Investigate Undersea Noise Impact on Marine Mammals

UN to Investigate Undersea Noise Impact on Marine Mammals

UN to Investigate Undersea Noise Impact on Marine Mammals PARIS, France, August 21, 2011 (ENS) – With noisy human activity on the world’s oceans disrupting the well-being of marine creatures, the United Nations is hosting...

 

Ohio Wildlife Officer Charged with Wildlife Crimes

Ohio Wildlife Officer Charged with Wildlife Crimes CINCINNATI, Ohio, August 21, 2011 (ENS) – A federal grand jury in Cincinnati has returned a four-count indictment charging a wildlife officer for the Ohio Department of Natural...

 

Alabama Approves Contested Coal Mine at Birmingham Water Source

Alabama Approves Contested Coal Mine at Birmingham Water Source BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, August 19, 2011 (ENS) – Alabama state officials have approved a coal mine to be located 800 feet from a primary drinking water intake for...

 

Japan’s Auto Fuel Economy Standards Could Jump 24%

Japan’s Auto Fuel Economy Standards Could Jump 24% TOKYO, Japan, August 19, 2011 (ENS) – Japan is poised to raise automotive fuel economy standards 24 percent by fiscal 2020. A draft version of the new standards written...

 

Afghanistan Farmers Left High and Dry

Afghanistan Farmers Left High and Dry

Afghanistan Farmers Left High and Dry By Ahmad Shah Jawad TARIN KOWT, Uruzgan, Afghanistan, August 18, 2011 (ENS) – Farmers in Afghanistan’s central Uruzgan province are crying out for the government to provide...

 

U.S. Carbon Emissions Soared in 2010 After Recession

U.S. Carbon Emissions Soared in 2010 After Recession WASHINGTON, DC, August 18, 2011 (ENS) – U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions increased in 2010 by 3.9 percent over the previous year, the largest percentage increase...

 

New Expert Alliance Maps Water Risk Globally

New Expert Alliance Maps Water Risk Globally

New Expert Alliance Maps Water Risk Globally WASHINGTON, DC, August 17, 2011 – By the year 2030, demand for water is projected to exceed supply by 40 percent and half the world’s population is likely to live in areas of...

 

Fukushima Daiichi Radioactivity Down to 20% of July Levels

Fukushima Daiichi Radioactivity Down to 20% of July Levels TOKYO, Japan, August 17, 2011 (ENS) – The amount of radioactive material being emitted from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has fallen to one-fifth that of...

 

Conservation Groups Thrown Out, Readmitted, to Ivory Trade Meeting

Conservation Groups Thrown Out, Readmitted, to Ivory Trade Meeting

Conservation Groups Thrown Out, Readmitted, to Ivory Trade Meeting GENEVA, Switzerland, August 17, 2011 (ENS) – To their shock and without warning, many of the world’s largest wildlife conservation organizations were this...

 

California, Nevada Governors Agree to Restore Lake Tahoe Clarity

California, Nevada Governors Agree to Restore Lake Tahoe Clarity LAKE TAHOE, California, August 16, 2011 (ENS) – Today, for the first time since 1997, the governors of both California and Nevada attended the annual Lake Tahoe...

 

Obama Invests $510 Million in Advanced Aviation, Marine Biofuels

Obama Invests $510 Million in Advanced Aviation, Marine Biofuels

Obama Invests $510 Million in Advanced Aviation, Marine Biofuels PEOSTA, Iowa, August 16, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Navy will invest up to $510 million during the next three years, in partnership...

 

USDA Offers $100 Million for Everglades Wetlands Conservation

USDA Offers $100 Million for Everglades Wetlands Conservation

USDA Offers $100 Million for Everglades Wetlands Conservation WASHINGTON, DC, August 15, 2011 (ENS) – To protect the Northern Everglades Watershed, the federal government will provide $100 million in financial assistance from...

 

Kansas Court Asked to Overturn Sunflower Electric Coal Plant Permit

Kansas Court Asked to Overturn Sunflower Electric Coal Plant Permit TOPEKA, Kansas, August 15, 2011 (ENS) – Earthjustice, representing the Sierra Club, filed a brief in the Kansas Supreme Court Friday seeking to overturn the...

 

Shell Spills 200 Tons of Oil in the North Sea

Shell Spills 200 Tons of Oil in the North Sea ABERDEEN, Scotland, August 15, 2011 (ENS) – The oil leak began on Wednesday, on a flow pipeline system that serves the Shell-operated Gannet Alpha platform in the North Sea. But UK...

 
 
 
 

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