Archive for: October, 2011

South Africa Prepares to Welcome 20,000 to UN Climate Talks

South Africa Prepares to Welcome 20,000 to UN Climate Talks

South Africa Prepares to Welcome 20,000 to UN Climate Talks DURBAN, South Africa, October 14, 2011 (ENS) – With just 44 days to the start of the UN’s annual climate change summit, the host city of Durban is going green...

 

Victims of Pakistan’s 2005 Earthquake Still Displaced

Victims of Pakistan’s 2005 Earthquake Still Displaced

Victims of Pakistan’s 2005 Earthquake Still Displaced By Zafar Iqbal MUZAFFARABAD, Jammu and Kashmir, October 13, 2011 (ENS) – Survivors of the 2005 South Asian earthquake are still waiting for permanent resettlement and...

 

Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems Features Live Demos

Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems Features Live Demos ORLANDO, Florida, October 13, 2011 (ENS) – The largest transportation technology association in the United States, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America...

 

Louisiana Refinery Air Violations Draw Largest Criminal Fine

Louisiana Refinery Air Violations Draw Largest Criminal Fine LAFAYETTE, Louisiana, October 13, 2011 (ENS) – Pelican Refining Company pleaded guilty to felony violations of the Clean Air Act at its refinery in Lake Charles, Louisiana,...

 

Fracking Contractor Pleads Guilty to Criminal Acid Discharge

Fracking Contractor Pleads Guilty to Criminal Acid Discharge HOUSTON, Texas, October 13, 2011 (ENS) – A Houston-based natural gas and oil drilling contractor pleaded guilty Tuesday to a negligent violation of the Clean Water...

 

Crippled Ship Spills Containers Into New Zealand Waters

Crippled Ship Spills Containers Into New Zealand Waters

Crippled Ship Spills Containers Into New Zealand Waters TAURANGA, New Zealand, October 13, 2011 (ENS) – New Zealand authorities are preparing to deal with the possible breakup of a container ship that ran aground October 5 on...

 

Poll: Support for EPA Clean Air Rules Crosses Party Lines

Poll: Support for EPA Clean Air Rules Crosses Party Lines

Poll: Support for EPA Clean Air Rules Crosses Party Lines WASHINGTON, DC, October 12, 2011 (ENS) – By a wide margin, voters of both political parties and in all regions of the United States disagree with Congress’ anti-Environmental...

 

Georgian Environmentalists Fear Hunting Free-For-All

Georgian Environmentalists Fear Hunting Free-For-All

Georgian Environmentalists Fear Hunting Free-For-All By Natia Kuprashvili TBILISI, Georgia, October 12, 2011 (ENS) – The Georgian government is determined to open up hunting as a commercial industry, dismissing concerns about...

 

Feud Over TransCanada Tar Sands Pipeline Burns White Hot

Feud Over TransCanada Tar Sands Pipeline Burns White Hot

Feud Over TransCanada Tar Sands Pipeline Burns White Hot WASHINGTON, DC, October 10, 2011 (ENS) – Public comment on the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from the Alberta tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast closed at midnight...

 

Cellulosic Ethanol Production Far Behind Renewable Fuel Standard

Cellulosic Ethanol Production Far Behind Renewable Fuel Standard

Cellulosic Ethanol Production Far Behind Renewable Fuel Standard WASHINGTON, DC, October 11, 2011 (ENS) – The United States is not likely to reach cellulosic ethanol production mandates spelled out in the federal Renewable...

 

House Republican Bill Would Limit Equal Access to Justice Act

House Republican Bill Would Limit Equal Access to Justice Act WASHINGTON, DC, October 11, 2011 (ENS) – A subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives today considered a bill that would set new restrictions on the Equal...

 

Flooding Overtakes Southeast Asia, World Heritage Sites At Risk

Flooding Overtakes Southeast Asia, World Heritage Sites At Risk

Flooding Overtakes Southeast Asia, World Heritage Sites At Risk BANGKOK, Thailand, October 11, 2011 (ENS) – Monsoon floods are threatening UN World Heritage sites in Thailand and the Philippines as heavy rains and high winds...

 

New Zealand’s Biggest Oil Spill Worsens, Hits Beaches

New Zealand’s Biggest Oil Spill Worsens, Hits Beaches

New Zealand’s Biggest Oil Spill Worsens, Hits Beaches TAURANGA, New Zealand, October 11, 2011 (ENS) – Fresh oil is leaking this morning from fuel tanks on the container ship Rena that Wednesday ran aground on Astrolabe...

 

Ford Focus Electric Home Charging Station Certified

Ford Focus Electric Home Charging Station Certified MELVILLE, New York, October 11, 2011 (ENS) – To charge the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, Ford’s first all-electric car, drivers can use an innovative home charging station...

 

Financing Quarrels Mar UN Climate Talks in Panama

Financing Quarrels Mar UN Climate Talks in Panama

Financing Quarrels Mar UN Climate Talks in Panama PANAMA CITY, Panama, October 7, 2011 (ENS) – A week of formal United Nations climate negotiations in Panama ended Friday with progress on drafting decision texts that will allow...

 

Ornamental Saltwater Species Bred in Captivity to Conserve Reefs

Ornamental Saltwater Species Bred in Captivity to Conserve Reefs AUSTIN, Texas, October 6, 2011 (ENS) – Marine biologists at the University of Texas at Austin’s Marine Science Institute are developing means to breed...

 

California Bans Possession, Sale of Shark Fins

California Bans Possession, Sale of Shark Fins SACRAMENTO, California, October 7, 2011 (ENS) – Governor Jerry Brown today signed legislation to ban the possession and sale of shark fins in California, saying shark finning for...

 

Wyoming Wolves Likely to Lose Endangered Species Listing

Wyoming Wolves Likely to Lose Endangered Species Listing WASHINGTON, DC, October 6, 2011 (ENS) – Following approval of a revised wolf management plan by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

 

Marshall Islands Creates World’s Largest Shark Sanctuary

Marshall Islands Creates World’s Largest Shark Sanctuary

Marshall Islands Creates World’s Largest Shark Sanctuary MAJURO, Marshall Islands, October 7, 2011 (ENS) – The Republic of the Marshall Islands has established the world’s largest shark sanctuary. The Nitijela, the Marshallese...

 

INSIGHTS: Climate Change Lessons From Africa

INSIGHTS: Climate Change Lessons From Africa

INSIGHTS: Climate Change Lessons From Africa By Mark Hertsgaard WASHINGTON, DC, October 5, 2011 (ENS) – Some years ago I was traveling through Kenya during a ferocious drought. Crossing a desolate landscape, our truck...

 
 
 
 

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