Archive for: December, 2011

Police Raid Asian Wildlife Markets in New Enforcement Push

Police Raid Asian Wildlife Markets in New Enforcement Push

Police Raid Asian Wildlife Markets in New Enforcement Push BANGKOK, Thailand, December 23, 2011 (ENS) – Wildlife crime networks in Asia have been hit by a police operation against the illegal trade in endangered species coordinated...

 

Green Routing Can Cut Car Emissions With Minimal Slowdown

Green Routing Can Cut Car Emissions With Minimal Slowdown BUFFALO, New York, December 22, 2011 (ENS) – The path of least emissions may not always be the fastest way to drive somewhere, but drivers can reduce their tailpipe emissions...

 

EU Court Rules U.S. Airlines Must Pay for Carbon Emissions

EU Court Rules U.S. Airlines Must Pay for Carbon Emissions LUXEMBOURG, December 22, 2011 (ENS) – United, Continental and American Airlines and their trade association have failed to block a European Union law that charges airlines...

 

Keystone XL Pipeline Fighter Completes 2,150-Mile Trike Ride

Keystone XL Pipeline Fighter Completes 2,150-Mile Trike Ride

Keystone XL Pipeline Fighter Completes 2,150-Mile Trike Ride PORT ARTHUR, Texas, December 22, 2011 (ENS) – Tom Weis arrived Wednesday in the refinery town of Port Arthur, after pedaling his “rocket trike” 2,150...

 

First Mercury, Air Toxics Standards Imposed on U.S. Power Plants

First Mercury, Air Toxics Standards Imposed on U.S. Power Plants

First Mercury, Air Toxics Standards Imposed on U.S. Power Plants WASHINGTON, DC, December 21, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued the first national standards that regulate power plant emissions...

 

Romania Pledges to Protect Its Virgin Forests

Romania Pledges to Protect Its Virgin Forests

Romania Pledges to Protect Its Virgin Forests BUCHAREST, Romania, December 21, 2011 (ENS) – Virgin forests in Romania will receive the status of protected areas and the Romanian Ministry of Environment and Forests will work...

 

Aid Dropped to Damaged Russian Fishing Vessel in Antarctic

Aid Dropped to Damaged Russian Fishing Vessel in Antarctic CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, December 21, 2011 (ENS) – A Royal New Zealand Airforce plane successfully dropped a load of pumps, patches and other equipment on the ice...

 

Deaths of Ringed Seals in Alaska an Unusual Mortality Event

Deaths of Ringed Seals in Alaska an Unusual Mortality Event JUNEAU, Alaska, December 20, 2011 (ENS) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today declared the recent deaths of ringed seals in the Arctic and Bering...

 

New Jersey Waste Company Fined $570,000 for Dumping in New York

New Jersey Waste Company Fined $570,000 for Dumping in New York UTICA, New York, December 20, 2011 (ENS) – Lieze Associates, dba Eagle Recycling, of New Jersey, was sentenced Monday in federal district court in Utica, after...

 

Virginia Considers Lifting Uranium Mining Ban Over ‘Steep Hurdles’

Virginia Considers Lifting Uranium Mining Ban Over ‘Steep Hurdles’ WASHINGTON, DC, December 20, 2011 (ENS) – Health and environmental risks must addressed when considering whether to lift the 30-year moratorium on...

 

Feds Fund 46 Transportation Projects Months Ahead of Schedule

Feds Fund 46 Transportation Projects Months Ahead of Schedule WASHINGTON, DC, December 20, 2011 (ENS) – Road and bridge improvements; transit upgrades; freight, port and rail expansions; and new options for bicyclists and pedestrians...

 

Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardian Crew Raided by Japanese Police

Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardian Crew Raided by Japanese Police

Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardian Crew Raided by Japanese Police TAIJI, Japan, December 20, 2011 (ENS) – Twenty officers of the Wakayama Prefecture Police Sunday raided the Charmant Hotel where Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians...

 

Deadly Philippine Floods Trigger ‘State of Calamity’ Declaration

Deadly Philippine Floods Trigger ‘State of Calamity’ Declaration

Deadly Philippine Floods Trigger ‘State of Calamity’ Declaration MANILA, Philippines, December 20, 2011 (ENS) – President Benigno Aquino today declared a state of national calamity in the aftermath of Tropical Storm...

 

Japanese Tsunami Debris Headed for U.S. Shores

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, December 20, 2011 (ENS) – Debris from the tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11 could reach the Hawaiian islands as early as this winter, according to scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,...

 

Development Banks Collaborate to Support Cities’ Climate Actions

Development Banks Collaborate to Support Cities’ Climate Actions

Development Banks Collaborate to Support Cities’ Climate Actions DURBAN, South Africa, December 19, 2011 (ENS) – Five multilateral development banks have formed a new partnership to combat climate change. At the United...

 

Europe Limits Phosphates in Consumer Detergents

Europe Limits Phosphates in Consumer Detergents

Europe Limits Phosphates in Consumer Detergents BRUSSELS, Belgium, December 19, 2011 (ENS) – Laundry and dishwasher detergents will have to be almost phosphorus-free in the future, following a vote in the European Parliament...

 

Hybrids 25 Percent Safer in a Crash

Hybrids 25 Percent Safer in a Crash ARLINGTON, Virginia, December 19, 2011 (ENS) – The odds of being injured in a crash are 25 percent lower for people in hybrids than people traveling in nonhybrid models, new research by the...

 

Washington Gas to Clean Legacy Pollution of Anacostia River

Washington Gas to Clean Legacy Pollution of Anacostia River WASHINGTON, DC, December 13, 2011 (ENS) – The Washington Gas Light Company has agreed to begin clean up of a polluted area along the Anacostia River in southeast Washington,...

 

U.S. Explores Hydrogen Storage for Fuel Cell Electric Cars

U.S. Explores Hydrogen Storage for Fuel Cell Electric Cars WASHINGTON, DC, December 15, 2011 (ENS) – Four research projects to advance hydrogen storage technologies for fuel cell electric vehicles have beeen chosen for funding...

 

1,500 Waterbirds Killed in Utah Crash-Landing

1,500 Waterbirds Killed in Utah Crash-Landing CEDAR CITY, Utah, December 15, 2011 (ENS) – Utah wildlife officials estimate that about 1,500 eared grebes were killed late Monday night, when the birds crash landed in a storm...

 
 
 
 

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