Archive for: April, 2012

Peruvians Mount ‘Permanent’ Protest of Conga Mine

Peruvians Mount ‘Permanent’ Protest of Conga Mine

Peruvians Mount ‘Permanent’ Protest of Conga Mine CAJAMARCA, Peru, April 20, 2012 (ENS) – Thousands of Peruvians protesting in the streets of Cajamarca against a proposed gold and copper mine say they will contine...

 

Award-Winning Azeri Reporter Beaten By Oil Company Workers

Award-Winning Azeri Reporter Beaten By Oil Company Workers

Award-Winning Azeri Reporter Beaten By Oil Company Workers By Samira Ahmedbeyli BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 19, 2012 (ENS) – An award-winning Azerbaijani journalist is in hospital in Baku suffering head injuries when he was...

 

First National Fracking Air Emissions Standard Set by U.S. EPA

First National Fracking Air Emissions Standard Set by U.S. EPA

First National Fracking Air Emissions Standard Set by U.S. EPA WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2012 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued the first federal air rules for natural gas wells that are hydraulically...

 

Lawsuits Seek to Block Forest Service Logging in Montana Wilderness

Lawsuits Seek to Block Forest Service Logging in Montana Wilderness MISSOULA, Montana, April 18, 2012 (ENS) – Montana conservation groups Monday filed a second lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service, seeking to protect the watershed...

 

Europe Pledges Hundreds of Millions to Sustainable Energy for All

Europe Pledges Hundreds of Millions to Sustainable Energy for All

Europe Pledges Hundreds of Millions to Sustainable Energy for All BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 18, 2012 (ENS) – The European Commission, the EU’s executive branch of government, has undertaken to support sustainable energy...

 

56 Corals in U.S. Waters ‘Likely’ to Vanish by 2100

56 Corals in U.S. Waters ‘Likely’ to Vanish by 2100

56 Corals in U.S. Waters ‘Likely’ to Vanish by 2100 HONOLULU, Hawaii, April 17, 2012 (ENS) – Without greater protection, 56 coral species in U.S. waters are “likely” or “very likely” to go...

 

Canada Chops Environmental Reviews, Fires Scientists, Responders

Canada Chops Environmental Reviews, Fires Scientists, Responders

Canada Chops Environmental Reviews, Fires Scientists, Responders OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, April 17, 2012 (ENS) – Conservation advocates across Canada are warning today that more environmentally-destructive development will be...

 

U.S. Forest Service Spends $40.6 Million for Lands in 15 States

U.S. Forest Service Spends $40.6 Million for Lands in 15 States

U.S. Forest Service Spends $40.6 Million for Lands in 15 States WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2012 (ENS) – The U.S. Forest Service is investing $40.6 million to acquire 27 pieces of land in 15 states that the agency says will help...

 

2012 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners Risk Their Lives

2012 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners Risk Their Lives

2012 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners Risk Their Lives SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 16, 2012 (ENS) – The Goldman Environmental Foundation today announced the six winners of the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize, people...

 

Tornados Claim Five Lives in Oklahoma

Tornados Claim Five Lives in Oklahoma OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, April 15, 2012 (ENS) – Three children and two men have died and 10 others were critically injured in tornados that struck Woodward, Oklahoma on Saturday night and...

 

Penguin Numbers Doubled in First Species Survey From Space

Penguin Numbers Doubled in First Species Survey From Space

Penguin Numbers Doubled in First Species Survey From Space CAMBRIDGE, UK, April 14, 2012 (ENS) – The first count of a species from space shows there are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than previously thought, an...

 

Idaho Wolf Shooting Triggers Call for Firing of Forest Service Employee

Idaho Wolf Shooting Triggers Call for Firing of Forest Service Employee BOISE, Idaho, April 4, 2012 (ENS) – It takes a lot to shock and sicken seasoned wildlife advocates, but the deliberate torture and shooting of a trapped...

 

Major League Ballparks Power Up With Sun, Wind

Major League Ballparks Power Up With Sun, Wind

Major League Ballparks Power Up With Sun, Wind ST. LOUIS, Missouri, April 13, 2012 (ENS) – Missouri’s two major league baseball teams have scored solar energy projects. Both the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals...

 

Hungry Millions in Sahel Face ‘Global Indifference’

Hungry Millions in Sahel Face ‘Global Indifference’

Hungry Millions in Sahel Face ‘Global Indifference’ GENEVA, Switzerland, April 12, 2012 (ENS) – United Nations officials are urging the international community to extend immediate help to millions of hungry and thirsty...

 

Japan’s Tsunami Debris Expected to Hit U.S. Shores

Japan’s Tsunami Debris Expected to Hit U.S. Shores HONOLULU, Hawaii, April 12, 2012 (ENS) – The tsunami touched off by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan on March 11, 2011 swept about five million tons of debris into...

 

U.S. Army Plans Green Warrior Convoy for 2013

U.S. Army Plans Green Warrior Convoy for 2013 WARREN, Michigan, April 12, 2012 (ENS) – The U.S. Army’s next generation of advanced combat vehicles will be road tested in a Green Warrior Convoy. Assistant Secretary of...

 

Rescue Planned for World’s Most Endangered Turtles

Rescue Planned for World’s Most Endangered Turtles

Rescue Planned for World’s Most Endangered Turtles NEW YORK, New York, April 11, 2012 (ENS) – The Wildlife Conservation Society today announced that it would “take direct responsibility” for the survival of...

 

Two Strong Quakes Panic Indonesians, No Tsunami Follows

Two Strong Quakes Panic Indonesians, No Tsunami Follows JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 11, 2012 (ENS) – Two earthquakes stronger than 8.2 magnitude jolted the seabed of the Indian Ocean off the Indonesian island of Sumatra Wednesday....

 

Explosion at GM Battery Lab Sends Worker to Hospital

Explosion at GM Battery Lab Sends Worker to Hospital DETROIT, Michigan, April 11, 2012 (ENS) – Several people were injured this morning, one critically, when a prototype vehicle battery exploded during “extreme testing”...

 

Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plant Cancelled in Georgia

Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plant Cancelled in Georgia ATLANTA, Georgia, April 10, 2012 (ENS) – Clean air advocates and environmental groups won a victory Monday when the utility consortium Power4Georgians agreed to cancel its...

 
 
 
 

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