Archive for: May, 2012

Electric Car Takes Off on Kenya – South Africa Adventure

  NAIROBI, Kenya, May 11, 2012 (ENS) – For the first time, an electric vehicle is attempting an unassisted journey from Nairobi to Johannesburg, South Africa – a distance of 4,800 kilometers (2,982 miles). The driver is Xavier...

 

End Polluter Welfare Bill Would Stop Coal, Oil, Gas Subsidies

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 10, 2012 (ENS) – Senator Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Independent, and Congressmen Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat, today introduced a legislation to end billions of dollars in subsidies for the oil, gas and...

 

Slow Progress on Iraq Landmine Clearance

  By Muhammad al-Zaidi and Khalid Waleed   BAGHDAD, Iraq, May 10, 2012 (ENS) – While millions of dollars have been spent on clearing the 1,730 square kilometres (667 sq. miles) planted with landmines in Iraq, only a fraction...

 

Mountain Waters Run Dry for Mexico’s Wixaritari People

  By Juan Pablo García Medina GUADALAJARA, Jalisco, Mexico, May 9, 2012 (ENS) – For over 500 years, the Wixaritari Indians of Mexico have suffered from poverty, malnutrition and racism – today, they are also victims of global...

 

Climate Change Pushes Europe’s Alpine Plants Toward Extinction

  GOTHENBURG, Sweden, May 9, 2012 (ENS) – As the climate warms, plant species that prefer a colder environment are disappearing from the mountain ranges of Southern Europe. Since many of these species have small distribution areas,...

 

First Solar Project on U.S. Public Lands Starts Generating

  PRIMM, Nevada, May 8, 2012 (ENS) – The first utility-scale solar energy facility on U.S. public lands started delivering power on Monday with the flip of a switch by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Located 40 miles south...

 

50 Years of Ashtabula River Contamination Settled for $5.5 Million

  ASHTABULA, Ohio, May 8, 2012 (ENS) – The U.S. Justice Department and Ohio Attorney General have reached a proposed settlement of claims for injuries to natural resources caused by past releases and discharges of hazardous substances...

 

TransCanada Applies Again for Keystone XL Pipeline Presidential Permit

TransCanada Applies Again for Keystone XL Pipeline Presidential Permit WASHINGTON, DC, May 7, 2012 (ENS) – TransCanada Corporation has submitted a second Presidential Permit application to the U.S. State Department to build and...

 

Vermont Will Be First U.S. State to Ban Fracking

  MONTPELIER, Vermont, May 8, 2012 (ENS) – Vermont is about to become the first U.S. state to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas. The Vermont House of Representatives voted 103-36 Friday to approve a conference...

 

India Seeks Israeli Technology to Clean Ganges River

India Seeks Israeli Technology to Clean Ganges River

India Seeks Israeli Technology to Clean Ganges River NEW DELHI, India, May 7, 2012 (ENS) – India is considering integrating Israeli water technologies into a national initiative to clean up the polluted Ganges River, which provides...

 

Automakers Standardize 15 Minute Fast-Charging System for Electric Vehicles

Automakers Standardize 15 Minute Fast-Charging System for Electric Vehicles

Automakers Standardize 15 Minute Fast-Charging System for Electric Vehicles LOS ANGELES, California, May 7, 2012 (ENS) – Eight U.S. and German automakers have agreed to utilize a fast-charging technology that recharges EV batteries...

 

Funding Deal Conserves Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve

Funding Deal Conserves Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve

Funding Deal Conserves Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve NEW YORK, New York, March 30, 2012 (ENS) – Conservation partners from Guatemala, the United States and Monaco have signed an agreement that will protect 80,000...

 

Awards Bestowed on Hyundai Elantra, Range Rover Evoque, Volkswagen Passat

Awards Bestowed on Hyundai Elantra, Range Rover Evoque, Volkswagen Passat DETROIT, Michigan, January 11, 2012 (ENS) – The 2012 Hyundai Elantra and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque are the North American Car and Truck of the Year...

 

U.S. Proposes Delayed Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals

U.S. Proposes Delayed Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals

U.S. Proposes Delayed Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2012 (ENS) – A federal government proposal requiring oil and gas companies to disclose the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing only after the...

 

Feds Fracking Rule Would Allow Disclosure of Chemicals After the Fact

Feds Fracking Rule Would Allow Disclosure of Chemicals After the Fact

Feds Fracking Rule Would Allow Disclosure of Chemicals After the Fact WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2012 (ENS) – A federal government proposal requiring oil and gas companies to disclose the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing...

 

Rocky Mountain Greenway to Link Former Weapons Production Sites

Rocky Mountain Greenway to Link Former Weapons Production Sites

Rocky Mountain Greenway to Link Former Weapons Production Sites DENVER, Colorado, May 4, 2012 (ENS) – An agreement to establish the Rocky Mountain Greenway Project, linking trails and transportation systems with national wildlife...

 

U.S. and China Sign EcoPartnerships, Cooperate on Clean Cookstoves

U.S. and China Sign EcoPartnerships, Cooperate on Clean Cookstoves

U.S. and China Sign EcoPartnerships, Cooperate on Clean Cookstoves BEIJING, China, May 4, 2012 (ENS) – The United States and China have agreed to jointly develop low carbon strategies, and conduct joint research on smart grids,...

 

Lawsuit Challenges Willits Bypass Freeway to Save Wetlands, Salmon

Lawsuit Challenges Willits Bypass Freeway to Save Wetlands, Salmon SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 3, 2012 (ENS) – Four environmental groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the approvals and environmental review for the Willits...

 

B.C. Coast Oil Spill Points Up Enbridge Pipeline Danger

B.C. Coast Oil Spill Points Up Enbridge Pipeline Danger

B.C. Coast Oil Spill Points Up Enbridge Pipeline Danger HARTLEY BAY, British Columbia, Canada, May 3, 2012 (ENS) – The Gitga’at Nation of Hartley Bay has reported an oil spill between two and five miles long in the Grenville...

 

BMW Drives London Olympics With Electric Cars, Hybrids

BMW Drives London Olympics With Electric Cars, Hybrids

BMW Drives London Olympics With Electric Cars, Hybrids LONDON, UK, May 3, 2012 (ENS) – BMW will have 240 electric and hybrid cars at the London Olympics this summer as part of the fleet of 4,000 vehicles the German automaker...

 
 
 
 

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