Archive for: December, 2011

2012 North American Car/Truck of the Year Finalists Chosen

2012 North American Car/Truck of the Year Finalists Chosen DETROIT, Michigan, December 16, 2011 (ENS) – A coalition of 50 automotive journalists has selected the Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Volkswagen Passat as the finalists...

 

Environmentalists Prevail Over Coal-Burning Plants in Texas, Georgia

Environmentalists Prevail Over Coal-Burning Plants in Texas, Georgia AUSTIN, Texas, December 14, 2011 (ENS) – LS Power and its subsidiary, Sandy Creek Energy Associates, have agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by environmentalists...

 

Cold Shutdown Declared at Japan’s Crippled Nuclear Plant

Cold Shutdown Declared at Japan’s Crippled Nuclear Plant

Cold Shutdown Declared at Japan’s Crippled Nuclear Plant TOKYO, Japan, December 16, 2011 (ENS) – Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan today declared that the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant...

 

Quebec Establishes Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Regime

Quebec Establishes Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Regime

Quebec Establishes Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Regime MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, December 15, 2011 (ENS) – The province of Quebec has adopted a regulation establishing a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances...

 

Russian Fishing Vessel Sinking in Antarctic Waters

Russian Fishing Vessel Sinking in Antarctic Waters AVALON, New Zealand, December 16, 2011 (ENS) – A Russian fishing vessel with 32 crew members aboard issued a distress call around 3 am, after taking on water in the Ross...

 

Facebook Friends Clean Energy Pact With Greenpeace

Facebook Friends Clean Energy Pact With Greenpeace

Facebook Friends Clean Energy Pact With Greenpeace PALO ALTO, California, December 15, 2011 (ENS) – Facebook and Greenpeace will collaborate on the promotion of renewable energy, encourage major utilities to develop renewable...

 

EPA Approves Hydrocarbon Refrigerants for Commercial and Household Use

EPA Approves Hydrocarbon Refrigerants for Commercial and Household Use WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a rule making greener refrigeration gases legal in household...

 

‘System Safety’ Key to Preventing Offshore Drilling Disasters: Report

‘System Safety’ Key to Preventing Offshore Drilling Disasters: Report

‘System Safety’ Key to Preventing Offshore Drilling Disasters: Report WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2011 (ENS) – Companies involved in offshore drilling for oil should take a “system safety” approach to...

 

Greens: Armenia’s Prized Lake Threatened by Mining

Greens: Armenia’s Prized Lake Threatened by Mining

Greens: Armenia’s Prized Lake Threatened by Mining By Galust Nanyan YEREVAN, Armenia, December 13, 2011 (ENS) – Environmental activists in Armenia are stepping up their year-long campaign against a gold-processing plant,...

 

Canada Uses ‘Legal Right’ to Withdraw From Kyoto Protocol

Canada Uses ‘Legal Right’ to Withdraw From Kyoto Protocol

Canada Uses ‘Legal Right’ to Withdraw From Kyoto Protocol OTTAWA, Canada, December 12, 2011 (ENS) – Canada is formally withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol, the international treaty limiting greenhouse gas emissions,...

 

Georgia Fined for Burying Trout Streams in Highway Waste

Georgia Fined for Burying Trout Streams in Highway Waste WASHINGTON, DC, December 12, 2011 (ENS) – The Georgia Department of Transportation and a Tennessee construction company have agreed to pay a $1.5 million penalty to the...

 

EU Would Quiet Vehicles to Benefit Public Health

EU Would Quiet Vehicles to Benefit Public Health

EU Would Quiet Vehicles to Benefit Public Health BRUSSELS, Belgium, December 12, 2011 (ENS) – The European Commission Friday adopted a proposal to reduce the noise produced by cars, vans, buses, coaches, light and heavy trucks...

 

Ancient Climate History Foreshadows Rapid Future Climate Change

Ancient Climate History Foreshadows Rapid Future Climate Change SAN FRANCISCO, California, December 11, 2011 (ENS) – At the rate the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is increasing in the atmosphere, Earth is likely to experience...

 

Marijuana Grow Sites Found on National Forests in 20 States

Marijuana Grow Sites Found on National Forests in 20 States WASHINGTON, DC, December 9, 2011 (ENS) – Marijuana cultivation sites on 67 national forests in 20 states are damaging to public lands, warns U.S. Forest Service director...

 

$1.8 Million Fine Latest Penalty for Houston Fertilizer Company

$1.8 Million Fine Latest Penalty for Houston Fertilizer Company

$1.8 Million Fine Latest Penalty for Houston Fertilizer Company HOUSTON, Texas, December 9, 2011 (ENS) – Agrifos, a former phosphoric acid and phosphate fertilizer producer, has agreed to pay a $1.8 million dollar penalty and...

 

California’s Damaged Napa River to Be Restored for Salmon

California’s Damaged Napa River to Be Restored for Salmon SAN FRANCISCO, California, December 9, 2011 (ENS) – Nearly $3.3 million in federal, state and local funding will be devoted to restoring water quality and aquatic...

 

Global Climate Change Deal Reached in Durban

Global Climate Change Deal Reached in Durban

Global Climate Change Deal Reached in Durban DURBAN, South Africa, December 11, 2011 (ENS) – As dawn broke over Durban this morning, climate negotiators agreed to launch a new legally-binding treaty limiting greenhouse gas emissions...

 

Protesters Expelled From UN Climate Conference Hall

Protesters Expelled From UN Climate Conference Hall

Protesters Expelled From UN Climate Conference Hall DURBAN, South Africa, December 9, 2011 (ENS) – Demonstrators calling for “Climate Justice Now” interrupted climate negotiations today in Durban on what was to have...

 

Deforestation Is Undercutting Africa’s Climate Resilience

Deforestation Is Undercutting Africa’s Climate Resilience

Deforestation Is Undercutting Africa’s Climate Resilience DURBAN, South Africa, December 8, 2011 (ENS) – Deforestation is accelerating across Africa, killing wildlife and weakening the ability of the continent’s ecosystems...

 

Analysis: U.S. Congress Attacks Drinking Water

Analysis: U.S. Congress Attacks Drinking Water

Analysis: U.S. Congress Attacks Drinking Water By Sharon Guynup WASHINGTON, DC, December 8, 2011 (ENS) – This year, residents of Midland, Texas sued Dow Chemical for dangerous levels of hexavalent chromium in their drinking...

 
 
 
 

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