Archive for: November, 2011

UN Climate Forest Conservation Spawns ‘Carbon Piracy’ in Peru

UN Climate Forest Conservation Spawns ‘Carbon Piracy’ in Peru

UN Climate Forest Conservation Spawns ‘Carbon Piracy’ in Peru DURBAN, South Africa, November 30, 2011 (ENS) – A new UN-backed effort to create a financial value for the carbon stored in forests by paying communities...

 

Human Role in Global Warming Unequivocal, Say World’s Meteorologists

Human Role in Global Warming Unequivocal, Say World’s  Meteorologists

Human Role in Global Warming Unequivocal, Say World’s Meteorologists DURBAN, South Africa, November 29, 2011 (ENS) – Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the 10th highest on record and are higher than any previous...

 

Climate Change: a ‘Matter of Life and Death’

Climate Change: a ‘Matter of Life and Death’

Climate Change: a ‘Matter of Life and Death’ DURBAN, South Africa, November 28, 2011 (ENS) – “For most people in the developing world and Africa, climate change is a matter of life and death,” said South...

 

Canada Signals Withdrawal From Kyoto Protocol

Canada Signals Withdrawal From Kyoto Protocol

Canada Signals Withdrawal From Kyoto Protocol OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, November 28, 2011 (ENS) – Canada’s Environment Minister Peter Kent said Monday that the Kyoto Protocol “is the past,” but he would not publicly...

 

UNEP: Tools in Hand to Bridge the Climate Emissions Gap

UNEP: Tools in Hand to Bridge the Climate Emissions Gap

UNEP: Tools in Hand to Bridge the Climate Emissions Gap LONDON, UK, November 23, 2011 (ENS) – Cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 enough to keep a global temperature rise safely below two degrees Celsius is technologically...

 

Court Upholds Endangered Listing for Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

Court Upholds Endangered Listing for Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

Court Upholds Endangered Listing for Cook Inlet Beluga Whales WASHINGTON, DC, November 22, 2011 (ENS) – A federal judge Monday upheld the listing of Alaska’s Cook Inlet beluga whales as endangered, rejecting a bid by the...

 

Male Jaguar Sighted in the United States

Male Jaguar Sighted in the United States

Male Jaguar Sighted in the United States TUCSON, Arizona, November 22, 2011 (ENS) – For the first time since 2009, a jaguar has been found roaming the wilds of southern Arizona. The jaguar was photographed by a hunter on Saturday...

 

Europe, USA, Japan Will Harmonize Electric Vehicle Regulations

Europe, USA, Japan Will Harmonize Electric Vehicle Regulations

Europe, USA, Japan Will Harmonize Electric Vehicle Regulations BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 22, 2011 (ENS) – The global introduction of electric cars is expected to accelerate with a new informal agreement signed by the European...

 

Europe Expands Protected Areas But Biodiversity Battered

Europe Expands Protected Areas But Biodiversity Battered

Europe Expands Protected Areas But Biodiversity Battered BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 22, 2011 (ENS) – Europe’s natural biodiversity heritage is showing “an alarming decline,” according to new research published...

 

Ozone-Safe Refrigerant Chemicals Add to Climate Danger

Ozone-Safe Refrigerant Chemicals Add to Climate Danger

Ozone-Safe Refrigerant Chemicals Add to Climate Danger BALI, Indonesia, November 21, 2011 (ENS) – By 2050, a family of chemicals used for cooling, firefighting and insulation could be responsible for greenhouse gas emissions equal...

 

Brazil Could Ban Chevron After Blowout and Oil Spill

Brazil Could Ban Chevron After Blowout and Oil Spill

Brazil Could Ban Chevron After Blowout and Oil Spill RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, November 21, 2011 (ENS) – U.S. oil giant Chevron faces huge fines and may be banned from operating in Brazil, after the blowout of an oil well that...

 

Global Climate Change Risk Rising: More Heat, Floods, Extreme Weather

Global Climate Change Risk Rising: More Heat, Floods, Extreme Weather

Global Climate Change Risk Rising: More Heat, Floods, Extreme Weather KAMPALA, Uganda, November 18, 2011 (ENS) – “It is virtually certain that on a global scale hot days become even hotter and occur more often,” warns...

 

Honda Wins 2012 Green Car of the Year, Ford the Greenest Marketer

Honda Wins 2012 Green Car of the Year, Ford the Greenest Marketer LOS ANGELES, California, November 17, 2011 (ENS) – The Honda Civic Natural Gas was named the 2012 Green Car of the Year at a press conference Thursday during the...

 

Vancouver Environmentalists Launch Oil Tanker Tracking Alerts

Vancouver Environmentalists Launch Oil Tanker Tracking Alerts

Vancouver Environmentalists Launch Oil Tanker Tracking Alerts VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, November 17, 2011 (ENS) – A Canadian environmental organization has launched a new automated system to draw public attention to...

 

CODA Begins Production of Electric Cars in California

CODA Begins Production of Electric Cars in California LOS ANGELES, California, November 17, 2011 (ENS) – CODA Holdings, the U.S. electric vehicle and advanced battery developer, Wednesday started production of its first model,...

 

Caltrans Must Pay $13.5 Million for Contaminating Presidio Lake

Caltrans Must Pay $13.5 Million for Contaminating Presidio Lake SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 17, 2011 (ENS) – The California Department of Transportation has agreed to pay $13.5 million to the federal government to resolve...

 

Obama’s New Fuel Economy Standards Require 49.6 mpg by 2025

Obama’s New Fuel Economy Standards Require 49.6 mpg by 2025

Obama’s New Fuel Economy Standards Require 49.6 mpg by 2025 WASHINGTON, DC, November 16, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation today formally unveiled their joint...

 

Hong Kong Customs Seizes Rhino Horns, Ivory Worth Millions

Hong Kong Customs Seizes Rhino Horns, Ivory Worth Millions

Hong Kong Customs Seizes Rhino Horns, Ivory Worth Millions HONG KONG, China, November 16, 2011 ENS – Hong Kong Customs officials Monday smashed a smuggling case and seized 33 rhino horns, 758 ivory chopsticks and 127 ivory bracelets...

 

Green Is the 2011 LA Auto Show Color of the Year

Green Is the 2011 LA Auto Show Color of the Year

Green Is the 2011 LA Auto Show Color of the Year LOS ANGELES, California, November 16, 2011 (ENS) – Electric vehicles from Ford, Subaru, BMW and Chevrolet are among the more than 50 vehicles that will debut at the 2011 Los Angeles...

 

Danube River Sturgeons Victims of Illegal Caviar Trade

Danube River Sturgeons Victims of Illegal Caviar Trade

Danube River Sturgeons Victims of Illegal Caviar Trade BUDAPEST, Hungary, November 15, 2011 (ENS) – Persistent illegal trade in caviar involving Bulgaria and Romania is undermining the survival of the endangered sturgeons of...

 
 
 
 

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