Archive for: September, 2011

Fish Waste Dumping Costly for Processing Giant Trident Seafoods

Fish Waste Dumping Costly for Processing Giant Trident Seafoods SEATTLE, Washington, September 30, 2011 (ENS) – Trident Seafoods Corp., one of the world’s largest seafood processors, has agreed to pay a $2.5 million civil...

 

Federal Judge Recommends Scrapping Oregon Logging Plan

Federal Judge Recommends Scrapping Oregon Logging Plan PORTLAND, Oregon, September 30, 2011 (ENS) – A federal judge Thursday recommended vacating a plan that would have opened up federal public lands in western Oregon to clearcut...

 

WHO: Millions Dying of Urban Air Pollution

WHO: Millions Dying of Urban Air Pollution

WHO: Millions Dying of Urban Air Pollution GENEVA, Switzerland, September 30, 2011 (ENS) – “Across the world, city air is often thick with exhaust fumes, factory smoke or soot from coal burning power plants,” says...

 

Bayer Pledges to Withdraw Its Most Toxic Pesticides

Bayer Pledges to Withdraw Its Most Toxic Pesticides

Bayer Pledges to Withdraw Its Most Toxic Pesticides MONHEIM, Germany, September 29, 2011 (ENS) – Bayer CropScience will remove its most deadly pesticides from the market by the end of 2012 as part of its “ongoing portfolio...

 

Cleanup Planned for Largest Abandoned Uranium Mine on the Navajo Nation

Cleanup Planned for Largest Abandoned Uranium Mine on the Navajo Nation

Cleanup Planned for Largest Abandoned Uranium Mine on the Navajo Nation SANTA FE, New Mexico, September 29, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a plan for the clean up of the largest and highest...

 

Urban National Wildlife Refuge Approved for Albuquerque

Urban National Wildlife Refuge Approved for Albuquerque

Urban National Wildlife Refuge Approved for Albuquerque ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, September 29, 2011 (ENS) – Acquisition of 570 acres to establish a national wildlife refuge along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque has been approved,...

 

Fire Shuts Shell Singapore Refinery

Fire Shuts Shell’S Singapore Refinery SINGAPORE, September 29, 2011 (ENS) – A fire at Shell’s Pulau Bukom refinery on an island near the Singapore mainland was extinguished late Thursday night, local time, after...

 

Indonesia Could Be Paid for Conserving Organutan Forests

Indonesia Could Be Paid for Conserving Organutan Forests

Indonesia Could Be Paid for Conserving Organutan Forests JAKARTA, Indonesia, September 28, 2011 (ENS) – Conserving key Indonesian rainforests inhabited by organutans could generate revenues three times greater than clearcutting...

 

U.S. Agriculture Agency Gives Biofuel Producers $80 Million

U.S. Agriculture Agency Gives Biofuel Producers $80 Million WASHINGTON, DC, September 28, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding a total of $80 million to support the expansion of the American biofuels industry....

 

Pakistan: Another Victim of Climate Change

Pakistan: Another Victim of Climate Change

Pakistan: Another Victim of Climate Change By Zafar Iqbal ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, September 27, 2011 (ENS) – Environmentalists are blaming climate change for the unprecedented massive monsoon rains in Pakistan, which so far this...

 

New Test Detects Poachers’ DNA on Animal Remains

New Test Detects Poachers’ DNA on Animal Remains

New Test Detects Poachers’ DNA on Animal Remains GLASGOW, Scotland, September 27, 2011 (ENS) – For the first time, suspected poachers can now be tracked through tests for traces of human DNA on deer remains, according...

 

Thailand’s Rivers Polluted by Factory and Residential Waste

Thailand’s Rivers Polluted by Factory and Residential Waste

Thailand’s Rivers Polluted by Factory and Residential Waste By Piyawan Rungsuk BANGKOK, Thailand, September 26, 2011 (ENS) – Thailand’s rivers are being increasingly polluted by industrial wastewater and solid...

 

U.S. Military Sets Its Sights on Advanced Vehicles, Biofuels

U.S. Military Sets Its Sights on Advanced Vehicles, Biofuels WASHINGTON, DC, September 26, 2011 (ENS) – Vehicle efficiency and advanced biofuels have become top priorities for the U.S. military, finds a new report finds from...

 

Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Eco-Heroine and Nobel Peace Laureate, Dies

Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Eco-Heroine and Nobel Peace Laureate, Dies

Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Eco-Heroine and Nobel Peace Laureate, Dies NAIROBI, Kenya, September 26, 2011 (ENS) – Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, passed away at the Nairobi Hospital...

 

Burning Off BP Oil Spill Sent 700 Tons of Soot Aloft

Burning Off BP Oil Spill Sent 700 Tons of Soot Aloft BOULDER, Colorado, September 20, 2011 (ENS) – During BP’s three-month-long, five million barrel oil spill last year in the Gulf of Mexico, an estimated one of every...

 

Moving Planet Rallies Prompt Global Climate Action

Moving Planet Rallies Prompt Global Climate Action

Moving Planet Rallies Prompt Global Climate Action NEW YORK, New York, September 24, 2011 (ENS) – More than 2,000 “Moving Planet” clean-energy demonstrations took place today around the world – at UN Headquarters...

 

Not Just Oceans: Acid Levels Rising in Air, Soil, Freshwater

Not Just Oceans: Acid Levels Rising in Air, Soil, Freshwater CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, September 23, 2011 (ENS) – Human use of Earth’s natural resources is making the air, freshwaters and soils more acidic, finds new...

 

Free Condoms from the Center for Biological Diversity

Free Condoms from the Center for Biological Diversity TUCSON, Arizona, September 23, 2011 (ENS) – Extinction rates for plants and animals around the world have been accelerating while the human footprint grows, consuming land...

 

Ban Urges Ban on Nuclear Weapons Testing: Nine Nations Needed

Ban Urges Ban on Nuclear Weapons Testing: Nine Nations Needed

Ban Urges Ban on Nuclear Weapons Testing: Nine Nations Needed NEW YORK, New York, September 23, 2011 (ENS) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the nine essential countries that have not ratified the Comprehensive...

 

TRAIN Act or Train Wreck: House Passes Bill Blocking Clean Air Act

TRAIN Act or Train Wreck: House Passes Bill Blocking Clean Air Act

TRAIN Act or Train Wreck: House Passes Bill Blocking Clean Air Act WASHINGTON, DC, September 23, 2011 (ENS) – The House Republicans are calling it the TRAIN Act, but environmentalists are calling it a “train wreck.”...

 
 
 
 

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