Archive for: January, 2012

U.S. Joins Effort to Clean Up Space Environment

U.S. Joins Effort to Clean Up Space Environment

U.S. Joins Effort to Clean Up Space Environment HERZLIYA, Israel, January 30, 2012 (ENS) – Decades of space activity have littered low Earth orbit with debris, and as the world’s spacefaring nations increase their activities,...

 

California Adopts Advanced Clean Car Rules

California Adopts Advanced Clean Car Rules SACRAMENTO, California, January 30, 2012 (ENS) – The California Air Resources Board has unanimously approved new emissions rules for cars and light trucks for model years 2017 through...

 

Freezing Fukushima Nuclear Plant Leaks Water

Freezing Fukushima Nuclear Plant Leaks Water

Freezing Fukushima Nuclear Plant Leaks Water TOKYO, Japan, January 30, 2012 (ENS) – The temperature fell to minus 8.7 degrees Celsius on Sunday morning near Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant, causing water pipes and...

 

Book Exposes Elimination of America’s Wild Horses

Book Exposes Elimination of America’s Wild Horses MINDEN, Nevada, January 27, 2012 (ENS) – Wildlife expert, author and ENS contributor Craig Downer has published a new book that he says, “fully justifies America’s...

 

FirstEnergy to Retire Six Older Coal-Fired Power Plants

FirstEnergy to Retire Six Older Coal-Fired Power Plants AKRON, Ohio, January 27, 2012 (ENS) – FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary companies will retire six older coal-fired power plants located in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland by...

 

NASA Discovers Our Galaxy ‘Loaded’ With Exoplanets

NASA Discovers Our Galaxy ‘Loaded’ With Exoplanets

NASA Discovers Our Galaxy ‘Loaded’ With Exoplanets MOFFETT FIELD, California, January 27, 2012 (ENS) – The Kepler spacecraft has discovered 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 confirmed planets, the National Aeronautics...

 

Green Policies Drive Washington Auto Show in U.S. Capital

Green Policies Drive Washington Auto Show in U.S. Capital

Green Policies Drive Washington Auto Show in U.S. Capital WASHINGTON, DC, January 27, 2012 (ENS) – The 70th Washington Auto Show: “Safety and Sustainability in Motion” opens to the public today with more than 700...

 

Enviros, Tribes Sue to Protect Marine Mammals from U.S. Navy

Enviros, Tribes Sue to Protect Marine Mammals from U.S. Navy

Enviros, Tribes Sue to Protect Marine Mammals from U.S. Navy SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 26, 2012 (ENS) – A coalition of conservation groups and American Indian tribes today sued the National Marine Fisheries Service,...

 

Obama’s New Forest Planning Rule Fails to Satisfy Conservationists

Obama’s New Forest Planning Rule Fails to Satisfy Conservationists

Obama’s New Forest Planning Rule Fails to Satisfy Conservationists WASHINGTON, DC, January 26, 2012 (ENS) – The Obama administration today proposed a new forest planning rule that will guide the management of 155 forests,...

 

Afghan Olive Farms Waiting for Water

Afghan Olive Farms Waiting for Water

Afghan Olive Farms Waiting for Water By Hejratullah Ekhtiyar JALALABAD, Nangarhar, Afghanistan, January 26, 2012 (ENS) – The southeastern Afghan province of Nangarhar was once home to thousands of hectares of olive groves,...

 

Biodiversity Loss Costs EU 450 Billion Euros a Year

Biodiversity Loss Costs EU 450 Billion Euros a Year

Biodiversity Loss Costs EU 450 Billion Euros a Year BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 26, 2012 (ENS) – A silent crisis of biodiversity loss is costing the European Union 450 billion euros (US$590 billion) a year, adding to the stress...

 

Judge Declares California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Unconstitutional

Judge Declares California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Unconstitutional FRESNO, California, January 24, 2012 (ENS) – A federal judge has ruled that California Air Resources Board’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard is unconstitutional...

 

Five Electric Snowmobiles Enter the Clean Snowmobile Challenge

Five Electric Snowmobiles Enter the Clean Snowmobile Challenge HOUGHTON, Michigan, January 26, 2012 (ENS) – Running zero emissions snowmobiles, teams of engineering students from five universities are among the 17 teams entered...

 

State of the Union: Obama Opens Public Land and Waters to Energy Industry

State of the Union: Obama Opens Public Land and Waters to Energy Industry

State of the Union: Obama Opens Public Land and Waters to Energy Industry WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2012 (ENS) – President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address tonight to announce the opening of domestic energy...

 

Energy Race to 2035: Renewables, Efficiency, Domestic Oil and Gas Win

Energy Race to 2035: Renewables, Efficiency, Domestic Oil and Gas Win

Energy Race to 2035: Renewables, Efficiency, Domestic Oil and Gas Win WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2012 (ENS) – Increased oil, natural gas and renewable energy production within the United States and energy efficiency will lower...

 

POET and Royal DSM Partner to Produce Cellulosic Bio-ethanol

POET and Royal DSM Partner to Produce Cellulosic Bio-ethanol SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, January 24, 2012 (ENS) – An American ethanol producer and a Dutch life and materials sciences company Monday announced a joint venture to...

 

‘Extinct’ Monkey Rediscovered in Borneo

‘Extinct’ Monkey Rediscovered in Borneo VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, January 24, 2012 (ENS) – Miller’s grizzled langur, a species of monkey that was believed to be extinct or on the verge of extinction...

 

Sydney Welcomes Year of the Dragon With Komodo Dragon Conservation

Sydney Welcomes Year of the Dragon With Komodo Dragon Conservation

Sydney Welcomes Year of the Dragon With Komodo Dragon Conservation SYDNEY, Australia, January 23, 2012 (ENS) – The City of Sydney and Taronga Zoo have launched the Year of the Dragon 2012 Chinese New Year Festival by joining...

 

Automotive CEOs Plan Eco-Friendly Products, Green Jobs

Automotive CEOs Plan Eco-Friendly Products, Green Jobs

Automotive CEOs Plan Eco-Friendly Products, Green Jobs DAVOS, Switzerland, January 23, 2012 (ENS) – Eighty percent of automotive CEOs see developing environmentally-friendly products or services as an “important part”...

 

Italian Shipwreck Salvors Bring in Oil Spill Response Vessel, Double Booms

Italian Shipwreck Salvors Bring in Oil Spill Response Vessel, Double Booms

Italian Shipwreck Salvors Bring in Oil Spill Response Vessel, Double Booms ROME, Italy, January 23, 2012 (ENS) – As the cruise ship Costa Concordia lies on its side on the shore of Giglio Island 10 days after striking a rock...

 
 
 
 

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