Archive for: April, 2012

Japan’s Noda in Washington: Cherry Blossoms and Nuclear Disaster

Japan’s Noda in Washington: Cherry Blossoms and Nuclear Disaster

Japan’s Noda in Washington: Cherry Blossoms and Nuclear Disaster WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2012 (ENS) – Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda pledged Sunday to make Japan-U.S. relations “bloom,” expressing eagerness...

 

World’s Smallest Viper Vulnerable No More

World’s Smallest Viper Vulnerable No More

World’s Smallest Viper Vulnerable No More By Helen Lunn JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 27, 2012 (ENS) – The world’s smallest viper, now classed as Vulnerable to extinction, has been discovered in greater numbers...

 

‘The Great Recycle’ Debuts With Huge Recycling Bin in Times Square

‘The Great Recycle’ Debuts With Huge Recycling Bin in Times Square NEW YORK, New York, April 27, 2012 (ENS) – In support of New York City’s pledge to double recycle efforts by 2017, a national crowd-source recycling...

 

UK Truck Trials to Test Low Carbon Technologies

UK Truck Trials to Test Low Carbon Technologies

UK Truck Trials to Test Low Carbon Technologies LONDON, UK, April 27, 2012 (ENS) – Low carbon demonstration trials for heavy goods vehicles will be funded by the British government for two years. The trials are expected to deliver...

 

New York City Awards $4.6 Million in Watershed Protection Grants

New York City Awards $4.6 Million in Watershed Protection Grants NEW YORK, New York, April 26, 2012 (ENS) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland have awarded...

 

Ukraine President Launches Chernobyl New Shelter Construction

Ukraine President Launches Chernobyl New Shelter Construction

Ukraine President Launches Chernobyl New Shelter Construction CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, Ukraine, April 26, 2012 (ENS) – Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych today launched construction of the New Shelter Confinement...

 

Cambodian Forest Activist Shot Dead by Military Police

Cambodian Forest Activist Shot Dead by Military Police

Cambodian Forest Activist Shot Dead by Military Police PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, April 26, 2012 (ENS) – Chut Wutty, a prominent Cambodian forest defender, was fatally shot today in an incident in Koh Kong province in which a military...

 

First Green Ribbon Schools Honored for Environmental Excellence

First Green Ribbon Schools Honored for Environmental Excellence

First Green Ribbon Schools Honored for Environmental Excellence WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2012 (ENS) – The first Green Ribbon Schools were honored Monday in a new federal recognition program established by the Obama Administration....

 

$20 Million in Grants Offered for Clean Diesel Projects

$20 Million in Grants Offered for Clean Diesel Projects WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2012 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is offering up to $20 million in competitive grants for projects that reduce emissions from...

 

Clean Air Act Effective Finds Lung Association’s 2012 Report

Clean Air Act Effective Finds Lung Association’s 2012 Report

Clean Air Act Effective Finds Lung Association’s 2012 Report WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2012 (ENS) – The American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report, released today, finds that 18 of the 25 cities most...

 

Warm Ocean Currents Eroding Antarctic Ice Shelves

Warm Ocean Currents Eroding Antarctic Ice Shelves

Warm Ocean Currents Eroding Antarctic Ice Shelves CAMBRIDGE, UK, April 25, 2012 (ENS) – Warm ocean currents flowing beneath ice shelves are the main cause of recent ice loss from Antarctica, concludes a study by an international...

 

First Gulf Oil Spill Arrest: Former BP Engineer Charged

First Gulf Oil Spill Arrest: Former BP Engineer Charged

First Gulf Oil Spill Arrest: Former BP Engineer Charged NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, April 24, 2012 (ENS) – In the first criminal charges to be laid as a result of a federal investigation into the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a...

 

Conflict, Drought Put a Million Syrians at Risk of Starvation

Conflict, Drought Put a Million Syrians at Risk of Starvation

Conflict, Drought Put a Million Syrians at Risk of Starvation ROME, Italy, April 24, 2012 (ENS) – The United Nations food aid agency is scaling up its efforts to reach hundreds of thousands of Syrians affected by an armed struggle...

 

U.S. Energy Dept. Funds Creation of ‘Plug-and-Play’ Home Solar Systems

U.S. Energy Dept. Funds Creation of ‘Plug-and-Play’ Home Solar Systems WASHINGTON, DC, April 24, 2012 (ENS) – Up to $5 million will be available this year to develop “plug-and-play” solar photovoltaic...

 

Earth Day Network Achieves One Billion Acts of Green

Earth Day Network Achieves One Billion Acts of Green

Earth Day Network Achieves One Billion Acts of Green WASHINGTON, DC, April 23, 2012 (ENS) – Two years after Earth Day Network launched the Billion Acts of Green environmental service campaign, the goal of one billion environmental...

 

Maui County Sued to Stop Sewage Discharges to Popular Beach

Maui County Sued to Stop Sewage Discharges to Popular Beach

Maui County Sued to Stop Sewage Discharges to Popular Beach LAHAINA, Maui, Hawaii, April 23, 2012 (ENS) – Four Hawaii community groups have filed suit under the federal Clean Water Act to stop Maui County from discharging wastewater...

 

Artist Maya Lin Debuts Multimedia Memorial to the Planet

Artist Maya Lin Debuts Multimedia Memorial to the Planet

Artist Maya Lin Debuts Multimedia Memorial to the Planet NEW YORK, New York, April 23, 2012 (ENS) – For Earth Day 2012, memorial designer Maya Lin is asking people around the world to share a memory about environmental loss and,...

 

Forests in Crisis as EU Lifts Sanctions on Myanmar/Burma

Forests in Crisis as EU Lifts Sanctions on Myanmar/Burma

Forests in Crisis as EU Lifts Sanctions on Myanmar/Burma LUXEMBOURG, April 23, 2012 (ENS) – European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg today agreed to suspend sanctions against Myanmar/Burma for one year, based on wide-ranging...

 

Earth Day 2012 Marked by Calls for Political Action

Earth Day 2012 Marked by Calls for Political Action WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2012 (ENS) – On this, the 42nd annual celebration of Earth Day, the Earth Day Network is urging Americans to contact the White House and Congress...

 

Gulf of Mexico Still Suffering Two Years After BP Spill

Gulf of Mexico Still Suffering Two Years After BP Spill

Gulf of Mexico Still Suffering Two Years After BP Spill WASHINGTON, DC, April 20, 2012 (ENS) – Today marks the second anniversary of the blowout of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that claimed the lives...

 
 
 
 

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