Archive for: October, 2011

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...

 

Oil Spills from Container Ship Grounded on New Zealand Reef

Oil Spills from Container Ship Grounded on New Zealand Reef

Oil Spills from Container Ship Grounded on New Zealand Reef TAURANGA, New Zealand, October 6, 2011 (ENS) – A slick of heavy fuel oil five kilometers (three miles) long extends northward from the damaged container ship Rena,...

 

Shell Oil Nigeria Accused of Funding ‘Terrible Violence’

Shell Oil Nigeria Accused of Funding ‘Terrible Violence’

Shell Oil Nigeria Accused of Funding ‘Terrible Violence’ LONDON, UK, October 5, 2011 (ENS) – Oil giant Shell has contributed to human rights abuses in Nigeria by funding armed militants, who are implicated in...

 

Thirsty Pacific Island Nations Declare Drought Emergency

Thirsty Pacific Island Nations Declare Drought Emergency

Thirsty Pacific Island Nations Declare Drought Emergency WELLINGTON, New Zealand, October 5, 2011 (ENS) (ENS) – A joint New Zealand and United States operation is underway to provide emergency water supplies to the drought-stricken...

 

Indonesian President Vows to Protect Rainforest

Indonesian President Vows to Protect Rainforest

Indonesian President Vows to Protect Rainforest JAKARTA, Indonesia, October 4, 2011 (ENS) – Indonesia’s President has pledged to dedicate the last three years of his administration to safeguarding his nation’s rainforests,...

 

Electric Airplane Wins $1.35 Million Aviation Prize

Electric Airplane Wins $1.35 Million Aviation Prize

Electric Airplane Wins $1.35 Million Aviation Prize MOFFETT FIELD, California, October 4, 2011 (ENS) – The largest prize in aviation history was awarded Monday to an electric airplane made in Slovenia that won NASA’s...

 

Two Wild Amur Tiger Deaths Clue to Distemper Outbreak

Two Wild Amur Tiger Deaths Clue to Distemper Outbreak

Two Wild Amur Tiger Deaths Clue to Distemper Outbreak NEW YORK, New York, October 3, 2011 (ENS) – Distemper, a virus afflicting domestic dogs and many wildlife species, appears to be a growing threat to the Amur tigers of Siberia,...

 

2011 Arctic Ozone Loss ‘Unprecedented’

2011 Arctic Ozone Loss ‘Unprecedented’

2011 Arctic Ozone Loss ‘Unprecedented’ WASHINGTON, DC, October 3, 2011 (ENS) – Earth’s protective ozone layer above the Arctic was pierced by a hole of unprecedented size last winter and spring caused by...

 

U.S. Supreme Court Ends Bush-Era Grazing Regulations

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 3, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court today denied consideration of an appeal by the Public Lands Council of previous federal court decisions overturning Bureau of land Management grazing regulations promulgated...

 

EPA Orders $60 Million Cleanup at California Aerospace Superfund Site

EPA Orders $60 Million Cleanup at California Aerospace Superfund Site SACRAMENTO, California, September 28, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today ordered a $60 million cleanup of groundwater polluted with...

 

Polluting Uranium Mine on Spokane Tribal Land to Be Cleaned

Polluting Uranium Mine on Spokane Tribal Land to Be Cleaned SPOKANE, Washington, October 1, 2011 (ENS) – A multi-million dollar settlement agreement has been reached for the cleanup of the Midnite Mine Superfund Site, located...

 

Florida’s Invasive Species Problem Worst in the World

Florida’s Invasive Species Problem Worst in the World GAINESVILLE, Florida, September 30, 2011 (ENS) – Florida has the world’s worst invasive amphibian and reptile problem, and a new 20-year study led by a University...

 

Young People Declare Green Economy Crucial to Earth’s Future

Young People Declare Green Economy Crucial to Earth’s Future

Young People Declare Green Economy Crucial to Earth’s Future BANDUNG, Indonesia, October 1, 2011 (ENS) – Young people from 100 countries and all regions of the world today declared their commitment to fast track a future...

 

Burmese President Halts Chinese Dam at Irrawaddy Headwaters

Burmese President Halts Chinese Dam at Irrawaddy Headwaters

Burmese President Halts Chinese Dam at Irrawaddy Headwaters NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (Burma), September 30, 2011 (ENS) – Myanmar President Thein Sein today announced that the Myitsone Dam on the Irrawaddy River would be halted...

 
 
 
 

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