Archive for: September, 2011

New Compressed Air Car Breaks Speed Record

New Compressed Air Car Breaks Speed Record TOYODA, Japan, September 23, 2011 (ENS) – A Japanese automaker has developed a car powered solely by compressed air – no petrol, hydrogen or electricity is used to run the vehicle....

 

Massachusetts Offers $2 Million in Conservation Land Tax Credits

Massachusetts Offers $2 Million in Conservation Land Tax Credits BOSTON, Massachusetts, September 22, 2011 (ENS) – The Massachusetts Conservation Land Tax Credit Program, a new initiative designed to boost land conservation...

 

Air Pollution Linked to Short-Term Spike in Heart Attack Risk

Air Pollution Linked to Short-Term Spike in Heart Attack Risk LONDON, UK, September 22, 2011 (ENS) – Exposure to high levels of air pollution could increase the risk of having a heart attack for up to six hours after exposure,...

 

Typhoon Roke Batters Japan, Spares Damaged Nuclear Plant

Typhoon Roke Batters Japan, Spares Damaged Nuclear Plant TOKYO, Japan, September 22, 2011 (ENS) – Typhoon Roke has been downgraded to a low pressure system and is moving northeast after making landfall Wednesday on the Pacific...

 

Clinton Opens Global Initiative With Climate Panel, Welcomes Obama

Clinton Opens Global Initiative With Climate Panel, Welcomes Obama

Clinton Opens Global Initiative With Climate Panel, Welcomes Obama NEW YORK, New York, September 21, 2011 (ENS) – President Bill Clinton opened the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative Tuesday with a session...

 

$44 Million Levied in San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Ship Crash

$44 Million Levied in San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Ship Crash

$44 Million Levied in San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Ship Crash SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 20, 2011 (ENS) – Nearly four years after the cargo ship M/V Cosco Busan struck the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and...

 

Kansas Appeals Against EPA’s New Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

Kansas Appeals Against EPA’s New Cross-State Air Pollution Rule TOPEKA, Kansas, September 20, 2011 (ENS) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked a federal appeals court to block a new U.S. EPA regulation that...

 

UN Leaders Focus on Preventing the Spread of Deserts

UN Leaders Focus on Preventing the Spread of Deserts

UN Leaders Focus on Preventing the Spread of Deserts NEW YORK, New York, September 20, 2011 (ENS) – A high-level meeting at the United Nations today concluded that preventing the world’s drylands from turning into...

 

US$100 Million Loan Advances Asia’s Largest Solar Park

US$100 Million Loan Advances Asia’s Largest Solar Park

US$100 Million Loan Advances Asia’s Largest Solar Park MANILA, Philippines, September 14, 2011 (ENS) – The Asian Development Bank has approved a US$100 million loan to the state of Gujarat in western India to accelerate...

 

New Zealand Green Group Appeals Denniston Coal Mine Permit

New Zealand Green Group Appeals Denniston Coal Mine Permit

New Zealand Green Group Appeals Denniston Coal Mine Permit WELLINGTON, New Zealand, September 19, 2011 (ENS) – New Zealand’s largest conservation organization today lodged an appeal against a permit granted by the New...

 

UN Invites Interaction on Live Biodiversity Web TV Show

UN Invites Interaction on Live Biodiversity Web TV Show

UN Invites Interaction on Live Biodiversity Web TV Show NEW YORK, New York, September 19, 2011 (eNS) – One in four mammals, one in eight birds and more than one in three amphibians are now at risk of extinction, according...

 

First Recycler Indicted for Exporting Toxic E-Waste

First Recycler Indicted for Exporting Toxic E-Waste DENVER, Colorado, September 16, 2011 (ENS) – In the first case where criminal charges have been brought against an electronic-waste exporter, the federal government today...

 

Solar Arrays Will Power Emmy Awards’ Red Carpet Lights

Solar Arrays Will Power Emmy Awards’ Red Carpet Lights LOS ANGELES, California, September 16, 2011 (ENS) – A canopy composed of over 200 high-performance solar panels will give solar energy a starring role on the red...

 

ADHD Symptoms Milder After Green Space Playtime

ADHD Symptoms Milder After Green Space Playtime CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, September 16, 2011 (ENS) – Children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder who regularly play outdoors in areas with green grass and trees...

 

U.S. Investigation Finds BP ‘Ultimately Responsible,’ Contractors to Blame

U.S. Investigation Finds BP ‘Ultimately Responsible,’ Contractors to Blame

U.S. Investigation Finds BP ‘Ultimately Responsible,’ Contractors to Blame WASHINGTON, DC, September 16, 2011 (ENS) – A U.S. investigation board blames the worst offshore oil spill in the nation’s history...

 

Poll: More Americans Believe in Global Warming This Year

Poll: More Americans Believe in Global Warming This Year WASHINGTON, DC, September 16, 2011 (ENS) – More Americans today believe that global warming is occurring compared to one year ago, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted...

 

Frankfurt Auto Show a Smorgasboard of Electric Mobility

Frankfurt Auto Show a Smorgasboard of Electric Mobility

Frankfurt Auto Show a Smorgasboard of Electric Mobility FRANKFURT, Germany, September 15, 2011 (ENS) – The Frankfurt Auto Show swung into gear today with a full range of drive types unveiled at special events – classic...

 

Asia-Pacific Ministers Chart Greener Transport Future

Asia-Pacific Ministers Chart Greener Transport Future

Asia-Pacific Ministers Chart Greener Transport Future SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 15, 2011 (ENS) – Transportation and energy ministers from 21 economies in the Asia-Pacific region have agreed to make their transportation...

 

FEMA ‘Running Out of Money,’ Senate Will Vote on Replenishment

FEMA ‘Running Out of Money,’ Senate Will Vote on Replenishment

FEMA ‘Running Out of Money,’ Senate Will Vote on Replenishment WASHINGTON, DC, September 13, 2011 (ENS) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada made an impassioned plea today on the Senate floor for increased...

 

Warming Oceans Encourage Explosion of Dangerous Bacteria

Warming Oceans Encourage Explosion of Dangerous Bacteria

Warming Oceans Encourage Explosion of Dangerous Bacteria BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 13, 2011 (ENS) – Climate change is warming ocean waters, causing the spread of bacteria predicted to cost millions in health care as...

 
 
 
 

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