Archive for: June, 2012

Elephant Poachers Blamed for Killings at DRC’s Okapi Reserve

Elephant Poachers Blamed for Killings at DRC’s Okapi Reserve

  JACKSONVILLE, Florida, June 28, 2012 (ENS) – Six, not 10, people were killed in the Sunday morning attack by Mai Mai rebels on the headquarters of the government wildlife agency and the nonprofit Okapi Conservation Project’s...

 

Gabon’s President Burns Ivory to Combat Elephant Poaching

Gabon’s President Burns Ivory to Combat Elephant Poaching

Gabon’s President Burns Ivory to Combat Elephant Poaching LIBREVILLE, Gabon, June 27, 2012 (ENS) – The President of Gabon today set fire to the country’s government-owned ivory stockpile, sending a message to elephant poachers...

 

Obama to Visit Colorado Springs Fire Disaster

Obama to Visit Colorado Springs Fire Disaster COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, June 27, 2012 (ENS) – An intense fire swallowed dozens of houses overnight in Colorado’s second-largest city, while choking smoke and raging towers of flame...

 

Fire Ruins Forests in Kashmir

Fire Ruins Forests in Kashmir

Fire Ruins Forests in Kashmir By Zafar Iqbal MUZAFFARABAD, Jammu and Kashmir, June 25, 2012 (ENS) – Wildfires have destroyed an area of forest stretching several kilometers along the Indo-Pakistani border in Kashmir. Crews...

 

Tropical Storm Debby Hits Florida Gulf Coast with Flooding Rain

Tropical Storm Debby Hits Florida Gulf Coast with Flooding Rain MIAMI, Florida, June 25, 2012 (ENS) – Tropical Storm Debby gained strength Sunday as it struck the northeastern Gulf coast with high winds and heavy rain, but the...

 

Rio+20: Billions Committed for Sustainable Energy, Transport

Rio+20: Billions Committed for Sustainable Energy, Transport

Rio+20: Billions Committed for Sustainable Energy, Transport RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil, June 21, 2012 (ENS) – More than 100 commitments and actions have been mobilized in support of the United Nations’ global sustainable energy...

 

Rio+20: Civil Society Protesters Upstage World Leaders

Rio+20: Civil Society Protesters Upstage World Leaders

Rio+20: Civil Society Protesters Upstage World Leaders RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil, June 21, 2102 (ENS) – Demanding withdrawal of any reference to civil society support in the official outcome document of the UN Conference on Sustainable...

 

New York State Funded for 325 EV Charging Stations

New York State Funded for 325 EV Charging Stations ALBANY, New York, June 21, 2012 (ENS) – At least 325 new electric vehicle charging stations will be installed across New York State under a new set of grants awarded by the state...

 

Court: New York State Can Continue Carbon Cap-and-Trade Program

Court: New York State Can Continue Carbon Cap-and-Trade Program ALBANY, New York, June 19, 2012 (ENS) – The Albany County State Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit that attempted to block New York State’s participation in...

 

Damaged California Nuclear Plant to Remain Shut All Summer

Damaged California Nuclear Plant to Remain Shut All Summer SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California, June 19, 2012 (ENS) – Steam generator tubes that emitted radioactive steam at California’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in...

 

EPA’s New Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Survive Senate Vote

EPA’s New Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Survive Senate Vote WASHINGTON, DC, June 20, 2012 (ENS) – Today, the U.S. Senate rejected a resolution that would have prevented the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from implementing...

 

Warnings Resound as World Leaders Gather at Rio+20

Warnings Resound as World Leaders Gather at Rio+20

Warnings Resound as World Leaders Gather at Rio+20 RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil, June 20, 2012 (ENS) – More than 100 heads of state and government today gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the start of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable...

 

Canada’s New Budget ‘Guts’ Environmental Protections

Canada’s New Budget ‘Guts’ Environmental Protections

Canada’s New Budget ‘Guts’ Environmental Protections OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, June 19, 2012 (ENS) – Late last night, Canada’s House of Commons passed Bill C-38, the budget of the majority Conservative government,...

 

Megacities Slash Greenhouse Gases, Share Best Practices

Megacities Slash Greenhouse Gases, Share Best Practices

Megacities Slash Greenhouse Gases, Share Best Practices RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil, June 19, 2012 (ENS) – Mayors of the world’s megacities today announced that the existing actions of the cities in their organization, the C40 Cities...

 

Rio+20 Negotiators Report ‘Progress,’ NGOs Call It ‘Weak’

Rio+20 Negotiators Report ‘Progress,’ NGOs Call It ‘Weak’

Rio+20 Negotiators Report ‘Progress,’ NGOs Call It ‘Weak’ RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil, June 18, 2012 (ENS) – Rapid progress is being made on negotiation of the outcome document at the United Nation’s sustainable...

 

Japanese Mayors Protest Restart of Nuclear Power Plant

Japanese Mayors Protest Restart of Nuclear Power Plant

Japanese Mayors Protest Restart of Nuclear Power Plant TOKYO, Japan, June 17, 2012 (ENS) – A group of Japanese local government elected officials is protesting the decision of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s government to restart...

 

Hundreds Occupy Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam Construction Site

Hundreds Occupy Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam Construction Site

Hundreds Occupy Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam Construction Site ALTAMIRA, Brazil, June 17, 2012 (ENS) – As Brazil hosts the Rio+20 UN summit on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro, in the Amazon region 2,000 miles to the north...

 

No Endangered Species Status for Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

No Endangered Species Status for Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

No Endangered Species Status for Dunes Sagebrush Lizard WASHINGTON, DC, June 15, 2012 (ENS) – A rare lizard once proposed for listing as endangered under federal law must now rely for survival on voluntary conservation agreements...

 

EPA Tightens Clean Air Standards for Soot Pollution

EPA Tightens Clean Air Standards for Soot Pollution

EPA Tightens Clean Air Standards for Soot Pollution WASHINGTON, DC, June 15, 2012 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to update its national air quality standard for fine particle pollution, including...

 

Future Earth: Global Sustainability Science Plan Debuts at Rio+20

Future Earth: Global Sustainability Science Plan Debuts at Rio+20

Future Earth: Global Sustainability Science Plan Debuts at Rio+20 RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil, June 15, 2012 (ENS) – Future Earth, a new 10-year platform to coordinate scientific research for sustainability on a global level, was introduced...

 
 
 
 

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