Archive for: March, 2012

Million Petitioners Want to Halt Bee-Toxic Pesticide

Million Petitioners Want to Halt Bee-Toxic Pesticide WASHINGTON, DC, March 21, 2012 (ENS) – More than a million citizens signed an emergency legal petition filed with the U.S. EPA today seeking suspension of use of a pesticide...

 

Supreme Court: Property Owners Can Sue the U.S. EPA

Supreme Court: Property Owners Can Sue the U.S. EPA

Supreme Court: Property Owners Can Sue the U.S. EPA WASHINGTON, DC, March 21, 2012 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that landowners can file a lawsuit to challenge a federal government compliance order under...

 

Palestinians Lose Water Access as Israelis Take Over Springs

Palestinians Lose Water Access as Israelis Take Over Springs

Palestinians Lose Water Access as Israelis Take Over Springs GENEVA, Switzerland, March 21, 2012 (ENS) – Palestinians are losing access to water sources in the West Bank as Israeli settlers take over springs. The settlers use...

 

Thousands of Protesters Fail to Block India’s Nuclear Power Plant

Thousands of Protesters Fail to Block India’s Nuclear Power Plant

  IDINTHAKARAI, Tamil Nadu, India, March 21, 2012 (ENS) – Police Monday arrested 190 demonstrators objecting to the start of work at the stalled Kudankulam nuclear power plant in the village of Idinthakarai at the southern tip of...

 

McDonald’s ‘Mainstreams’ Sustainability, Tests Paper Cups to Replace Foam

McDonald’s ‘Mainstreams’ Sustainability, Tests Paper Cups to Replace Foam

McDonald’s ‘Mainstreams’ Sustainability, Tests Paper Cups to Replace Foam OAK BROOK, Illinois, March 20, 2012 (ENS) – In response to a 2011 shareholder resolution filed by shareholder advocacy...

 

National Parks Hit With Bat Disease

National Parks Hit With Bat Disease GATLINBURG, Tennessee, March 20, 2012 (ENS) – The National Park Service announced today that white-nose syndrome, an emergent infectious disease that has killed nearly seven...

 

Pennsylvania to Host Online Sessions on New Marcellus Shale Law

Pennsylvania to Host Online Sessions on New Marcellus Shale Law HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 20, 2012 (ENS) – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will host online information sessions...

 

EPA to Limit New Uses of Potentially Harmful Chemicals

EPA to Limit New Uses of Potentially Harmful Chemicals WASHINGTON, DC, March 20, 2012 (ENS) – Companies would be required to report to the federal government all new uses of five groups of potentially harmful chemicals,...

 

Air Pollution Experts Awarded 2012 Tyler Environmental Prize

Air Pollution Experts Awarded 2012 Tyler Environmental Prize

Air Pollution Experts Awarded 2012 Tyler Environmental Prize LOS ANGELES, California, March 20, 2012 (ENS) – The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement today announced that it is honoring two experts on air...

 

Six Exceptional Animal Conservationists Vie for Indianapolis Prize

Six Exceptional Animal Conservationists Vie for Indianapolis Prize

Six Exceptional Animal Conservationists Vie for Indianapolis Prize INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, March 20, 2012 (ENS) – Six animal conservation leaders have been selected as finalists for the 2012 Indianapolis Prize,...

 

Australian Fight Heats Up as Senate OKs Nuclear Waste Dump

Australian Fight Heats Up as Senate OKs Nuclear Waste Dump

Australian Fight Heats Up as Senate OKs Nuclear Waste Dump CANBERRA, Australia, March 14, 2012 (ENS) – The Australian government has approved a bill creating the country’s first nuclear waste dump, over the...

 

Experts: Avoid Disaster, Overhaul Global Environmental Governance

Experts: Avoid Disaster, Overhaul Global Environmental Governance

Experts: Avoid Disaster, Overhaul Global Environmental Governance AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, March 19, 2012 (ENS) – A fundamental overhaul of global environmental governance is needed now to avoid dangerous “tipping...

 

Wind, Solar, Hydro Benefit from Inter-American Development Bank Policy Shift

Wind, Solar, Hydro Benefit from Inter-American Development Bank Policy Shift

Wind, Solar, Hydro Benefit from Inter-American Development Bank Policy Shift MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, March 20, 2012 (ENS) – The Inter-American Development Bank is ramping up its investments in private sector renewable...

 

Indian Police Arrest 19 at Nuclear Power Plant Protest

Indian Police Arrest 19 at Nuclear Power Plant Protest

Indian Police Arrest 19 at Nuclear Power Plant Protest IDINTHAKARAI, Tamil Nadu, India, March 19, 2012 (ENS) – Thousands of police today surrounded thousands of anti-nuclear protestors demonstrating against the...

 

Oregon First to Juice Up West Coast Electric Highway

Oregon First to Juice Up West Coast Electric Highway CENTRAL POINT, Oregon, March 19, 2012 (ENS) – Electric vehicle drivers can now cruise along the southern Oregon stretch of Interstate 5 without range anxiety....

 

Court Upholds Limits on Sea Turtle Deaths in Hawaii’s Longline Fishery

Court Upholds Limits on Sea Turtle Deaths in Hawaii’s Longline Fishery HONOLULU, Hawaii, March 16, 2012 (ENS) – In a decision Thursday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal district court...

 

Tribes Receive $4.2 Million in Conservation Grants

Tribes Receive $4.2 Million in Conservation Grants WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2012 (ENS) – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced more than $4.2 million in Tribal Wildlife Grants to 23 Native American Tribes in...

 

Phthalate Exposure as Fetuses Alters Reproduction of Female Mice

Phthalate Exposure as Fetuses Alters Reproduction of Female Mice PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, March 16, 2012 (ENS) – Female mouse fetuses exposed to very high doses of a common industrial chemical that makes plastics softer and...

 

First All-Electric Coda Rolls Off Assembly Line

First All-Electric Coda Rolls Off Assembly Line BENICIA, California, March 15, 2012 (ENS) – As employees cheered, the first all-electric Coda sedan for sale to a customer came rolling slowly off the final assembly...

 

World Water Forum Refreshes Goal of Clean Water for All

World Water Forum Refreshes Goal of Clean Water for All

World Water Forum Refreshes Goal of Clean Water for All MARSEILLE, France, March 16, 2012 (ENS) – Ministers and heads of delegations from 130 countries at the World Water Forum have issued a declaration urging the...

 
 
 
 

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