Archive for: January, 2012

Europe Expands Electronic Waste Collection, Recycling Law

Europe Expands Electronic Waste Collection, Recycling Law

Europe Expands Electronic Waste Collection, Recycling Law BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 20, 2012 (ENS) – Stricter rules governing the collection and disposal of electronic waste in the European Union were approved Thursday by the...

 

U.S. Forest Service Distributes $52.2 Million to Safeguard Working Forests

U.S. Forest Service Distributes $52.2 Million to Safeguard Working Forests WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2012 (ENS) – The U.S. Forest Service is distributing $52.2 million in grants for 17 conservation and working lands projects...

 

Five Cities Win Grants to Develop Gardens, Green Spaces

Five Cities Win Grants to Develop Gardens, Green Spaces WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2012 (ENS) – Five cities have won grants of $25,000 each to develop community gardens and green spaces, awarded by a new partnership between...

 

Obama Invites Public Comment on New Five-Year Climate Strategy

Obama Invites Public Comment on New Five-Year Climate Strategy WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2012 (ENS) – The public is asked to comment on the Obama administration’s first draft national strategy to reduce the impacts...

 

French Senate OKs Return of Nuclear Test Atolls to French Polynesia

French Senate OKs Return of Nuclear Test Atolls to French Polynesia

French Senate OKs Return of Nuclear Test Atolls to French Polynesia PARIS, France, January 19, 2012 (ENS) – The Senate of France has passed legislation that transfers two Pacific atolls used for atmospheric and underground nuclear...

 

Automakers Could Wipe Out CAFE Fuel Standards With Larger Vehicles

Automakers Could Wipe Out CAFE Fuel Standards With Larger Vehicles WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2012 (ENS) – The current Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards create a financial incentive for auto companies to make bigger...

 

Obama Rejects TransCanada’s Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Obama Rejects TransCanada’s Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Obama Rejects TransCanada’s Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline WASHINGTON, DC, January 18, 2012 (ENS) – President Barack Obama has denied Transcanada’s application for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline that...

 

Warming Climate Attracts Non-Arctic Countries to Arctic Council

Warming Climate Attracts Non-Arctic Countries to Arctic Council

Warming Climate Attracts Non-Arctic Countries to Arctic Council TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, January 17, 2012 (ENS) – Drawn by rapid climate changes in the resource-rich Arctic, China, India and Brazil, which have no Arctic territories,...

 

Husband-Wife Team Admit Illegally Selling Paddlefish Caviar

Husband-Wife Team Admit Illegally Selling Paddlefish Caviar CINCINNATI, Ohio, January 17, 2012 (ENS) – Two Kentuckians and their caviar companies pleaded guilty today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio...

 

White-nose Syndrome Bat Death Toll Soars to 6.7 Million

White-nose Syndrome Bat Death Toll Soars to 6.7 Million WASHINGTON, DC, January 17, 2012 (ENS) – As many as 6.7 million bats have now died from white-nose syndrome, biologists from across the United States and Canada believe....

 

Ertharin Cousin of USA to Lead World Food Programme

Ertharin Cousin of USA to Lead World Food Programme

Ertharin Cousin of USA to Lead World Food Programme ROME, Italy, January 17, 2012 (ENS) – The world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger today welcomed the appointment of Ertharin Cousin of the United States as...

 

Elephant Poachers in Kenya Kill Rukinga Ranch Ranger

Elephant Poachers in Kenya Kill Rukinga Ranch Ranger

Elephant Poachers in Kenya Kill Rukinga Ranch Ranger NAIROBI, Kenya, January 17, 2012 (ENS) – Kenya Wildlife Service and Kenya Police are pursuing suspects believed to have fatally shot a community ranger and seriously injured...

 

Banned: Four Giant Exotic Snake Species Injuring the Everglades

Banned: Four Giant Exotic Snake Species Injuring the Everglades MIAMI, Florida, January 17, 2012 (ENS) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today banned the importation and interstate transportation of four nonnative constrictor...

 

Alaska Hears Objections to Bear Baiting, Snaring, Spotlighting

Alaska Hears Objections to Bear Baiting, Snaring, Spotlighting ANCHORAGE, Alaska, January 16, 2012 (ENS) – Objecting to hunting methods currently authorized by the state of Alaska, the National Parks Conservation Association...

 

It’s Never Too Early for Earth Day

It’s Never Too Early for Earth Day WASHINGTON, DC, January 16, 2012 (ENS) – Earth Day Network kicked off the new year by announcing its partnership with five U.S. cities to work toward reducing their carbon emissions. ...

 

World Future Energy Summit Highlights Renewables, Sustainability

World Future Energy Summit Highlights Renewables, Sustainability

World Future Energy Summit Highlights Renewables, Sustainability ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, January 16, 2012 (ENS) – The annual World Future Energy Summit opened today in Abu Dhabi with a call from UN Secretary-General...

 

Environmental Risk ‘High’ from Italian Cruise Shipwreck

Environmental Risk ‘High’ from Italian Cruise Shipwreck

Environmental Risk ‘High’ from Italian Cruise Shipwreck GENOA, Italy, January 16, 2012 (ENS) – Italian Environment Minister Corrado Clini declared a state of emergency today after the cruise ship Costa Concordia hit...

 

Australian Customs Ship Collects Three Anti-Whaling Protesters

Australian Customs Ship Collects Three Anti-Whaling Protesters

Australian Customs Ship Collects Three Anti-Whaling Protesters CANBERRA, Australia, January 14, 2012 (ENS) – Three Australian anti-whaling protestors who had boarded the Japanese whaling vessel Shonan Maru No. 2 were transferred...

 

Cuts in Methane, Soot Emissions Quickly Save Lives, Climate, Crops

Cuts in Methane, Soot Emissions Quickly Save Lives, Climate, Crops

Cuts in Methane, Soot Emissions Quickly Save Lives, Climate, Crops NEW YORK, New York, January 13, 2012 (ENS) – Reducing emissions of black carbon and methane into the atmosphere could slow climate change, increase crop yields...

 

U.S. Plans Innovation Center for Advanced Batteries

U.S. Plans Innovation Center for Advanced Batteries

U.S. Plans Innovation Center for Advanced Batteries DETROIT, Michigan, January 12, 2012 (ENS) – The Obama administration intends to open a new advanced battery research center this year, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu told...

 
 
 
 

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