Archive for: October, 2011

Dozens Rescued Alive from Turkish Quake, Death Toll Now 279

Dozens Rescued Alive from Turkish Quake, Death Toll Now 279 ANKARA, Turkey, October 25, 2011 (ENS) – Two men were rescued alive after surviving for 32 hours in the wreckage of a building that collapsed during Sunday’s magnitude...

 

China, Taiwan Sign Cross-Strait Nuclear Safety Accord

China, Taiwan Sign Cross-Strait Nuclear Safety Accord

China, Taiwan Sign Cross-Strait Nuclear Safety Accord TIANJIN, China, October 24, 2011 (ENS) – China and Taiwan have agreed to cooperate on nuclear safety in the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear crisis. Under the agreement,...

 

States Form Northeast Electric Vehicle Network

States Form Northeast Electric Vehicle Network WASHINGTON, DC, October 21, 2011 (ENS) – Transportation, energy and environment officials from 10 northeast U.S. states and the District of Columbia have joined forces to create...

 

Girls’ Behavior Problems Linked to Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure

Girls’ Behavior Problems Linked to Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure

Girls’ Behavior Problems Linked to Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure BOSTON, Massachusetts, October 24, 2011 (ENS) – Exposure in the womb to bisphenol A, a chemical used to make plastic containers and to line cans of food,...

 

NRDC Co-founder John Bryson Confirmed as Commerce Secretary

NRDC Co-founder John Bryson Confirmed as Commerce Secretary WASHINGTON, DC, October 21, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Senate late Thursday confirmed John Bryson to be U.S. Commerce Secretary after Republicans opposed to his environmental...

 

EU Acts to Prevent Dioxin Contamination of Food, Feed

EU Acts to Prevent Dioxin Contamination of Food, Feed

EU Acts to Prevent Dioxin Contamination of Food, Feed BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 23, 2011 (ENS) – European consumers and industry will get increased protection against dioxin contamination if a draft regulation governing the...

 

Cutting Western Forests for Biofuel Would Raise Carbon Emissions

Cutting Western Forests for Biofuel Would Raise Carbon Emissions

Cutting Western Forests for Biofuel Would Raise Carbon Emissions CORVALLIS, Oregon, October 23, 2011 (ENS) – Biofuel production from U.S. West Coast forests would increase carbon dioxide emissions from these forests at least...

 

Earthquake Rocks Eastern Turkey, Hundreds Feared Dead

Earthquake Rocks Eastern Turkey, Hundreds Feared Dead

Earthquake Rocks Eastern Turkey, Hundreds Feared Dead ANKARA, Turkey, October 23, 2011 (ENS) – Up to 1,000 people may have lost their lives in a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck eastern Turkey on Sunday. The most powerful...

 

Myanmar Replaces Myitsone Dam Construction With Gold Mining

Myanmar Replaces Myitsone Dam Construction With Gold Mining

Myanmar Replaces Myitsone Dam Construction With Gold Mining NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (Burma), October 21, 2011 (ENS) – Just five days after Myanmar President Thein Sein announced the suspension of the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam construction...

 

Global Business Leaders Urge “Effective” Climate Deal in Durban

Global Business Leaders Urge “Effective” Climate Deal in Durban

Global Business Leaders Urge “Effective” Climate Deal in Durban LONDON, UK, October 20, 2011 (ENS) – Some of the world’s largest corporations today issued an “urgent call to action” to governments...

 

Tokai University Car Victorious in World Solar Challenge

Tokai University Car Victorious in World Solar Challenge

Tokai University Car Victorious in World Solar Challenge ADELAIDE, South Australia, October 20, 2011 (ENS) – The Tokai University solar car has won the Veolia World Solar Challenge, making the 3,000 kilometer run through central...

 

Endangered Humpback Whales Recovering in North Pacific

Endangered Humpback Whales Recovering in North Pacific LA JOLLA, California, October 19, 2011 (ENS) – There are at least 1,000 more humpback whales in the North Pacific Ocean than previously estimated, say scientists at NOAA’s...

 

Brazilian Judge Rules Belo Monte Dam Illegal

Brazilian Judge Rules Belo Monte Dam Illegal

Brazilian Judge Rules Belo Monte Dam Illegal BRASILIA, Brazil, October 19, 2011 (ENS) – A federal judge in Brazil has ruled that the environmental licensing of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam on the Xingu River in the Amazon...

 

Investors Worth $20 Trillion Urge Legally-Binding Climate Treaty

Investors Worth $20 Trillion Urge Legally-Binding Climate Treaty

Investors Worth $20 Trillion Urge Legally-Binding Climate Treaty WASHINGTON, DC, October 19, 2011 (ENS) – Hundreds of the world’s largest investors, representing more than $20 trillion in assets, today encouraged governments...

 

Obama Invests Nearly $1 Billion in Public Transport

Obama Invests Nearly $1 Billion in Public Transport DETROIT, Michigan, October 19, 2011 (ENS) – Transit providers across the United States will receive a share of $928.5 million in federal funds for more than 300 public transportation...

 

Lethal Atlantic Salmon Virus Found in Wild Pacific Salmon

Lethal Atlantic Salmon Virus Found in Wild Pacific Salmon

Lethal Atlantic Salmon Virus Found in Wild Pacific Salmon VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, October 18, 2011 (ENS) – A deadly and highly contagious marine influenza virus, called infectious salmon anemia, has for the first...

 

High Levels of Mercury Found in Fish Jerky

High Levels of Mercury Found in Fish Jerky SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 14, 2011 (ENS) – Mercury levels in marlin, ahi tuna and salmon fish jerky average five times the U.S. government allowable levels, according to new...

 

Ozark Hellbender Listed as Endangered

Ozark Hellbender Listed as Endangered BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota, October 14, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated the Ozark hellbender as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act. Hellbenders...

 

Fight Over EPA Clean Air, Coal Ash Rules Grips Congress

Fight Over EPA Clean Air, Coal Ash Rules Grips Congress

Fight Over EPA Clean Air, Coal Ash Rules Grips Congress WASHINGTON, DC, October 14, 2011 (ENS) – The House of Representatives today passed another bill that would prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from protecting...

 

Chevrolet to Offer Spark All-Electric Mini-Car

Chevrolet to Offer Spark All-Electric Mini-Car DETROIT, Michigan, October 14, 2011 (ENS) – General Motors is poised to manufacture its first all-electric vehicle since the EV1 was discontinued in 2002. Chevrolet will produce...

 
 
 
 

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