Archive for: November, 2011

Scientists Probe Antarctic Glacier to Predict Sea Level Rise

Scientists Probe Antarctic Glacier to Predict Sea Level Rise WASHINGTON, DC, November 15, 2011 (ENS) – Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier “has begun to flow more rapidly and discharge more ice into the ocean,”...

 

Nebraska Sandhills Spared: TransCanada Will Reroute Pipeline

Nebraska Sandhills Spared: TransCanada Will Reroute Pipeline

Nebraska Sandhills Spared: TransCanada Will Reroute Pipeline LINCOLN, Nebraska, November 15, 2011 (ENS) – TransCanada Corporation has agreed to reroute its proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline out of Nebraska’s environmentally...

 

Hospitals Get Antibiotic Tracking to Stave Off Untreatable Infections

Hospitals Get Antibiotic Tracking to Stave Off Untreatable Infections ATLANTA, Georgia, November 14, 2011 (ENS) – Up to half of all antibiotic prescriptions written in the United States are unnecessary and contribute to the risk...

 

Clean Air Groups Settle With EPA Over Haze Cleanup

Clean Air Groups Settle With EPA Over Haze Cleanup WASHINGTON, DC, November 14, 2011 (ENS) – A coalition of clear air advocates and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have filed a legal settlement that establishes firm,...

 

Poll: Americans Back Federal Subsidies for Renewables, Not Fossil Fuels

Poll: Americans Back Federal Subsidies for Renewables, Not Fossil Fuels

Poll: Americans Back Federal Subsidies for Renewables, Not Fossil Fuels NEWTON, Massachusetts, November 14, 2011 (ENS) – Leaders of the Asia-Pacific economies, including the United States, declared Sunday that they will phase...

 

Germany Faces Sticker Shock as Renewables Replace Nuclear

Germany Faces Sticker Shock as Renewables Replace Nuclear

Germany Faces Sticker Shock as Renewables Replace Nuclear By John C.K. Daly BERLIN, Germany, November 14, 2011 (ENS) – On May 30, in the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, German Chancellor Angela...

 

Asia-Pacific Leaders Make Green Growth a Priority

Asia-Pacific Leaders Make Green Growth a Priority

Asia-Pacific Leaders Make Green Growth a Priority HONOLULU, Hawaii, November 14, 2011 (ENS) – Asia-Pacific heads of state and government Sunday pledged to, “Promote energy efficiency by taking specific steps related to...

 

Groups Ask Nuclear Agency to Delay Certification of Flawed AP1000 Reactor

Groups Ask Nuclear Agency to Delay Certification of Flawed AP1000 Reactor

Groups Ask Nuclear Agency to Delay Certification of Flawed AP1000 Reactor DURHAM, North Carolina, November 11, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is being asked to withhold certification for the new Westinghouse-Toshiba...

 

Leaded Transport Fuel Fades Into History

Leaded Transport Fuel Fades Into History

Leaded Transport Fuel Fades Into History NAIROBI, Kenya, November 11, 2011 (ENS) – A global effort to eliminate lead in transport fuel is now nearly complete, says the United Nations agency tasked with accomplishing that goal....

 

Obama Orders Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Route Review

Obama Orders Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Route Review

Obama Orders Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Route Review WASHINGTON, DC, November 10, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. State Department today ordered another environmental assessment for the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline route, allowing...

 

Taxol Chemotherapy Tree Now Endangered, Black Rhino Extinct

Taxol Chemotherapy Tree Now Endangered, Black Rhino Extinct

Taxol Chemotherapy Tree Now Endangered, Black Rhino Extinct GLAND, Switzerland, November 10, 2011 (ENS) – One-quarter of all the world’s mammals are at risk of extinction despite conservation efforts, according to the latest...

 

Feds, Illinois Sue Midwest Generation to Stop Air Pollution

Feds, Illinois Sue Midwest Generation to Stop Air Pollution CHICAGO, Illinois, August 27, 2009 (ENS) – The federal government and the State of Illinois today filed a civil lawsuit against Midwest Generation LLC, a unit of...

 

Another Deadly Quake Hits Eastern Turkey

Another Deadly Quake Hits Eastern Turkey ANKARA, Turkey, November 9, 2011 (ENS) – A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck eastern Turkey Wednesday evening at 19:23 local time, rattling the same area already devastated by a stronger...

 

Irreversible Climate Change Looms Within Five Years

Irreversible Climate Change Looms Within Five Years

Irreversible Climate Change Looms Within Five Years LONDON, UK, November 9, 2011 (ENS) – Unless there is a “bold change of policy direction,” the world will lock itself into an insecure, inefficient and high-carbon...

 

State Dept. Inspector General Will Review Tar Sands Pipeline

State Dept. Inspector General Will Review Tar Sands Pipeline

State Dept. Inspector General Will Review Tar Sands Pipeline WASHINGTON, DC, November 8, 2011 (ENS) – Congressional and public criticism of the U.S. State Department’s environmental assessment of TransCanada’s proposed...

 

Armenian Greens Win Bid to Block Dam

Armenian Greens Win Bid to Block Dam

Armenian Greens Win Bid to Block Dam By Galust Nanyan YEREVAN, Armenia, November 8, 2011 (ENS) – Armenia’s government has scrapped a new hydroelectric project in the north of the country following a vocal campaign...

 

Australian Parliament Passes Gillard Government’s Price on Carbon

Australian Parliament Passes Gillard Government’s Price on Carbon

Australian Parliament Passes Gillard Government’s Price on Carbon CANBERRA, Australia, November 8, 2011 (ENS) – “The Gillard Government has today secured a clean energy future for all Australians,” said Prime...

 

Large Asteroid Passes Close to Earth

Large Asteroid Passes Close to Earth PASADENA, California, November 7, 2011 (ENS) – On Tuesday, an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier will be passing closer to Earth than any large space rock has come since 1976. The...

 

Indiana Waste Treatment Company Charged with Conspiracy

Indiana Waste Treatment Company Charged with Conspiracy EAST CHICAGO, Indiana, November 7, 2011 (ENS) – A centralized waste treatment facility in East Chicago, Indiana, its owner and a manager, were charged Thursday with conspiracy...

 

Forests of the Future Reshaped by Climate, Diseases

Forests of the Future Reshaped by Climate, Diseases

Forests of the Future Reshaped by Climate, Diseases CORVALLIS, Oregon, November 7, 2011 (ENS) – What scientists are calling a huge “migration” of trees has begun across much of the West due to global warming, insect...

 
 
 
 

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