Archive for: July, 2012

12-Year-Old Takes on ‘Big Plastic’ With Popular Petition

12-Year-Old Takes on ‘Big Plastic’ With Popular Petition

12-Year-Old Takes on ‘Big Plastic’ With Popular Petition CHICAGO, Illinois, July 11, 2012 (ENS) – People are still signing Abby Goldberg’s petition asking the governor of Illinois to veto a bill on his desk that would...

 

Million Member Coalition Forms Behind Renewable Energy Agenda

Million Member Coalition Forms Behind Renewable Energy Agenda

Million Member Coalition Forms Behind Renewable Energy Agenda WASHINGTON, DC, July 11, 2012 (ENS) – Thirty-six nonprofit groups with more than 1.1 million members have formed a coalition to advance a “serious renewable energy agenda”...

 

Oahu Plant Pest Irradiator Located Safely

Oahu Plant Pest Irradiator Located Safely

Oahu Plant Pest Irradiator Located Safely HONOLULU, Hawaii, July 11, 2012 (ENS) – A facility that will use nuclear radiation to kill insects found on agricultural produce has broken ground at a location selected to minimize danger to local...

 

Peru’s Repression of Mining Protesters Condemned

Peru’s Repression of Mining Protesters Condemned

Peru’s Repression of Mining Protesters Condemned WASHINGTON, DC, July 11, 2012 (ENS) – The Peruvian government must immediately halt violent repression of mining protesters, more than 80 environmental and human rights organizations...

 

Marine Mammals in Mexico, New Zealand Face Extinction

Marine Mammals in Mexico, New Zealand Face Extinction

Marine Mammals in Mexico, New Zealand Face Extinction PANAMA CITY, Panama, July 10, 2012 (ENS) – Extinction is imminent for two marine mammal species unless their habitat is immediately cleared of gillnets, the International Whaling Commission...

 

Coral Reef Emergency: 2,600 Scientists Call For Worldwide Rescue

Coral Reef Emergency: 2,600 Scientists Call For Worldwide Rescue

Coral Reef Emergency: 2,600 Scientists Call For Worldwide Rescue CAIRNS, Australia, July 9, 2012 (ENS) – Coral reefs worldwide are being destroyed by changes in ocean temperature and chemistry faster than at any time since the last reef...

 

Whaling Nations Erode Moratorium, Toxics of Universal Concern

Whaling Nations Erode Moratorium, Toxics of Universal Concern

  PANAMA CITY, Panama, July 6, 2012 (ENS) – Hundreds of delegates from the 89 International Whaling Commission member governments today agreed to a resolution asking the UN World Health Organization to review the scientific evidence...

 

EU Offers Cash Awards for Sustainable Urban Mobility

EU Offers Cash Awards for Sustainable Urban Mobility

EU Offers Cash Awards for Sustainable Urban Mobility BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 6, 2012 (ENS) – The European Commission has launched a three-year campaign to encourage and support sustainable urban mobility across the European Economic Area....

 

DiCaprio and Fisker Automotive Partner for Sustainability

DiCaprio and Fisker Automotive Partner for Sustainability

DiCaprio and Fisker Automotive Partner for Sustainability LOS ANGELES, California, July 5, 2012 (ENS) – Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and California automaker Fisker will work together to promote global sustainability, a cause for which they...

 

Air Pollution Changing Plant Life in Rocky Mountain National Park

Air Pollution Changing Plant Life in Rocky Mountain National Park

Air Pollution Changing Plant Life in Rocky Mountain National Park BOULDER, Colorado, July 5, 2012 (ENS) – Air pollution from power plants, automobiles and agriculture is changing the alpine vegetation in Rocky Mountain National Park,...

 

South Korea Plans to Begin ‘Research’ Whaling

South Korea Plans to Begin ‘Research’ Whaling

South Korea Plans to Begin ‘Research’ Whaling PANAMA CITY, Panama, July 4, 2012 (ENS) – South Korea startled International Whaling Commission delegates today by announcing that the country plans to start “scientific”...

 

Holiday Fireworks Canceled Due to Fire Danger, Storm Damage

Holiday Fireworks Canceled Due to Fire Danger, Storm Damage

Holiday Fireworks Canceled Due to Fire Danger, Storm Damage WASHINGTON, DC, July 4, 2012 (ENS) – Plans for Independence Day fireworks on the National Mall in Washington are going forward, but across the country many areas have canceled...

 

Firefighting Crash Kills Four National Guard Airmen

Firefighting Crash Kills Four National Guard Airmen

Firefighting Crash Kills Four National Guard Airmen CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 4, 2012 (ENS) – Four airmen from the North Carolina Air National Guard were killed and two others were seriously injured when a plane equipped with a firefighting...

 

Enbridge Fined $3.7 Million for Kalamazoo River Oil Spill

Enbridge Fined $3.7 Million for Kalamazoo River Oil Spill

Enbridge Fined $3.7 Million for Kalamazoo River Oil Spill WASHINGTON, DC, July 3, 2012 (ENS) – Federal pipeline safety regulators Monday proposed a record $3.7 million civil penalty against Enbridge Energy for a major crude oil spill into...

 

Six Natural Treasures Added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Six Natural Treasures Added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Six Natural Treasures Added to UNESCO World Heritage List ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, July 3, 2012 (ENS) – The World Heritage Committee has inscribed five new natural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, including Chad’s first...

 

Danger Listing Denied Four Natural World Heritage Sites

Danger Listing Denied Four Natural World Heritage Sites

Danger Listing Denied Four Natural World Heritage Sites ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 30, 2012 (ENS) – None of the four natural World Heritage sites recommended for inclusion on the World Heritage Danger List by the official advisory body...

 

Auto, Tech Companies Top 2012 Best Global Green Brands List

Auto, Tech Companies Top 2012 Best Global Green Brands List

LONDON, UK, June 27, 2012 (ENS) – Automotive and technology brands dominate the 2012 Best Global Green Brands report issued annually by the UK consultancy Interbrand. This year’s Best Global Green Brands report shows that industries...

 

2012 Rolex Awards Honor Three Conservationists

2012 Rolex Awards Honor Three Conservationists

2012 Rolex Awards Honor Three Conservationists GENEVA, Switzerland, June 27, 2012 (ENS) – A Russian ecologist protecting Siberian tigers, an American marine biologist, and a Bolivan conservationist of the Gran Chaco tropical dry forest,...

 

South Africa’s Electric Car Company Unplugs

South Africa’s Electric Car Company Unplugs

South Africa’s Electric Car Company Unplugs CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 26, 2012 (ENS) – Optimal Energy, South Africa’s electric car developer, will close its doors due to “slow availability of funding,” the company...

 

Court Upholds U.S. EPA’s Right to Limit Greenhouse Gases

Court Upholds U.S. EPA’s Right to Limit Greenhouse Gases

Court Upholds U.S. EPA’s Right to Limit Greenhouse Gases WASHINGTON, DC, June 26, 2012 (ENS) – The legal authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act was today unanimously...

 
 
 
 

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