Archive for: May, 2012

BP Must Pay $400M for Indiana Refinery Emission Controls

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2012 (ENS) – BP North America Inc. has agreed to pay an $8 million penalty and invest more than $400 million to install state-of-the-art pollution controls and cut emissions from the company’s petroleum...

 

Climate Change Heat Waves: the Silent Killers

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2012 (ENS) – More than 150,000 additional Americans could die by the end of this century due to excessive heat caused by climate change, finds a new report based on peer-reviewed science. Of the 40 cities...

 

EPA Funds Brownfields Cleanups Worth $69 Million

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2012 (ENS) – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it will distribute $69.3 million in grants for new investments to fund communities to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, known as...

 

Potomac River Most Endangered in America

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 23, 2012 (ENS) – America’s most endangered river is the Potomac, which flows through the capital of the United States, says the nonprofit organization American Rivers in its 2012 annual report. The Potomac...

 

Commentary: A Call From Berlin To Defend Our Oceans

By Captain Paul Watson BERLIN, Germany, May 23, 2012 (ENS) – What a day! With only a couple of hours sleep, Scott West and I caught a cab to Frankfurt airport at 0430 hours with a stop on the way for my first report of the day to the Frankfurt...

 

Los Angeles Largest U.S. City to Ban Plastic Bags

  LOS ANGELES, California, May 23, 2012 (ENS) – Los Angeles City Council today voted to adopt a ban on plastic bags at retail checkouts, making the ” City of Angels” the largest in the country to phase out the single-use...

 

Web of Marine Life Dissolving Under Human Onslaught

  NEW YORK, New York, May 22, 2012 (ENS) – Oceans cover about 72 percent of Earth’s surface area and there are an estimated 250,000 marine species. “Yet, despite its importance, marine biodiversity has not fared well at...

 

NASCAR Enters Green Partnership with U.S. EPA

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 22, 2012 (ENS) – The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) signed an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to raise awareness of environmentally-friendly products...

 

G-8 to Eliminate Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Curb Climate Pollutants

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 21, 2012 (ENS) – Leaders of the world’s most developed economies, the Group of Eight, have agreed to phase out government subsidies for coal, oil and gas and pursue sustainable energy and low carbon policies...

 

Sea Shepherd’s Watson Jailed in Germany for 2002 Shark Defense

  FRANKFURT, Germany, May 19, 2012 (ENS) – Sea Shepherd founder Captain Paul Watson has been granted bail by the German Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt, and his attorney expects him to be out of prison on Monday after a week of...

 

Poachers Steal Ancient Cedar from BC Park: Reward Offered

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 19, 2012 (ENS) – The Wilderness Committee and the British Columbia Government Employees Union are offering a C$5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible...

 

Beijing Adopts New Cleaner Fuel Standards

  BEIJING, China, May 18, 2012 (ENS) – Beijing’s new automotive fuel standards in effect as of May 31 are equivalent to the European Union’s Euro V standard, the strictest in the world, say city officials. All fuel sold...

 

New Zealand ‘Voice for Nature’ Appeals Climate Change Ruling

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, May 17, 2012 (ENS) – One of New Zealand’s major environmental groups will appeal a decision by the Environment Court that stops climate change impacts from being considered under the Resource Management...

 

Investors Controlling $1 Trillion Demand Fracking Best Practices

  BOSTON, Massachusetts, May 17, 2012 (ENS) – Institutional investors in the United States, Europe and Australia with nearly $1 trillion in assets under management have united to support a set of best practices for the hydraulic fracturing...

 

Plastic Bags Banned on All Hawaiian Islands

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, May 17, 2012 (ENS) – Hawaii has just become the first U.S. state to enact a statewide ban on plastic bags. While no law has yet been passed on the state level, each of the counties in the state has now enacted...

 

NRG Energy’s $100 Million Fast-Charge Network

  PRINCETON, New Jersey, May 15, 2012 (ENS) – The utility NRG Energy will build a comprehensive electric vehicle charging network in California, investing $100 million over the next four years. EV drivers will pay a fee to use the...

 

Western Hemisphere Monkeys Likely to Perish in Climate Squeeze

Western Hemisphere Monkeys Likely to Perish in Climate Squeeze

  SEATTLE, Washington, May 15, 2012 (ENS) – As the climate heats up across the Western Hemisphere, many animals will not be able to move fast enough to find safe habitats cool enough for their survival. Safe havens may be out of reach...

 

European Carbon Emissions Fall, Most Airlines Comply

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 15, 2012 (ENS) – Airlines flying to and from European airports have complied with the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and reported their greenhouse gas emissions data, except for the refusal of aircraft operators...

 

Stakes High in Bonn Climate Talks: Global Deal, $100B Fund

Stakes High in Bonn Climate Talks: Global Deal, $100B Fund

  BONN, Germany, May 14, 2012 (ENS) – Governments met in Bonn Monday to tackle curbing global greenhouse gas emissions and helping developing countries adapt to the unavoidable effects of climate change. During the next 10 days, they...

 

Texas Judge Will Rule Against Las Brisas Power Plant Air Permit

  AUSTIN, Texas, May 15, 2012 (ENS) – A Texas District Court judge Monday issued a letter announcing that he intends to rule against the state environmental agency’s air permit for a proposed power plant in Corpus Christi. The...

 
 
 
 

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