Archive for: September, 2012

States Fail to Enforce Their Own Oil, Gas Rules

States Fail to Enforce Their Own Oil, Gas Rules

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 29, 2012 (ENS) – Janet McIntyre suffers from the blood cancer leukemia, and she has experienced seizures and renal failure since gas wells were drilled near her home in Connoquenessing Township, western...

 

Peanut and Almond Butters Recalled for Salmonella

Peanut and Almond Butters Recalled for Salmonella

  PORTALES, New Mexico, September 28, 2012 (ENS) – Due to salmonella contamination, Sunland, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of 76 types of peanut butter and almond butter, cashew butter, tahini and roasted peanuts after a product...

 

Couple Gets 13 Years for Defrauding BP Oil Spill Trust Fund

Couple Gets 13 Years for Defrauding BP Oil Spill Trust Fund

  MIAMI, Florida, September 26, 2012 (ENS) – A south Florida couple were sentenced today in Miami federal court for perpetrating a series of disaster-related fraud schemes, including the largest case of financial loss arising from...

 

Groups Sue Canada Over Pipeline Danger to Species At Risk

Groups Sue Canada Over Pipeline Danger to Species At Risk

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, September 26, 2012 (ENS) –Environmental groups are suing Canada, claiming failure to implement the Species at Risk Act  endangers wildlife along the Northern Gateway pipeline and shipping route. Ecojustice...

 

Tar Sands Blockaders Arrested, Police Accused of ‘Torture’

Tar Sands Blockaders Arrested, Police Accused of ‘Torture’

  WINNSBORO, Texas, September 26, 2012 (ENS) – Two anti-tar sands pipeline activists were arrested in east Texas on Tuesday as demonstrators continue a three-day-old tree-sit to block TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. Shannon...

 

Invisible Plastic Soup is Harming Ocean Animals

Invisible Plastic Soup is Harming Ocean Animals

  WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands, September 26, 2012 (ENS) – Plastic nanoparticles released when plastic debris decomposes in seawater can have an adverse effect on sea animals, Dutch scientists have found. Nanoparticles of plastic...

 

Driverless Cars Allowed on California Roads

Driverless Cars Allowed on California Roads

  MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, September 25, 2012 (ENS) – California Governor Jerry Brown today took a test ride in a self-driving car before signing into law new safety standards and regulations for the autonomous vehicles. The law...

 

Clinton Global Initiative Inspires Generous Eco-Commitments

Clinton Global Initiative Inspires Generous Eco-Commitments

  NEW YORK, New York, September 25, 2012 (ENS) – Designing Our Environments, a theme of this year’s Clinton Global Initiative, has brought millions of dollars in investment in ecosystems, urban centers, tree planting, food production,...

 

Fast Carbon Footprinting Developed at Columbia

Fast Carbon Footprinting Developed at Columbia

NEW YORK, New York, September 24, 2012 (ENS) – Taking a page from Facebook engineers, researchers at Columbia University have developed new software that can calculate the carbon footprints of thousands of products simultaneously, a...

 

Bolivian President Protects Amazon Pink River Dolphins

Bolivian President Protects Amazon Pink River Dolphins

  LA PAZ, Bolivia, September 24, 2012 (ENS) – President Evo Morales has signed into law a measure to safeguard Bolivia’s Amazon pink river dolphin and assigned the country’s armed forces to protect the rare species. “It...

 

UN Links Peace, Rule of Law, Sustainable Development

UN Links Peace, Rule of Law, Sustainable Development

  NEW YORK, New York, September 24, 2012 (ENS) – The UN General Assembly’s first-ever High-level Meeting on the rule of law today stressed the “essential link” between the rule of law and sustainable development,...

 

23 Nuclear Power Plants at High Risk of Tsunami

23 Nuclear Power Plants at High Risk of Tsunami

HUELVA, Spain, September 24, 2012 (ENS) – Twenty-three nuclear power plants with 74 reactors are located in areas of the world that are at high risk of large tsunamis, finds new research from scientists in Spain and Belgium. Giant waves...

 

Obama Honors Chimney Rock’s Ancient Pueblos, Natural Beauty

Obama Honors Chimney Rock’s Ancient Pueblos, Natural Beauty

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 21, 2012 (ENS) – Today, on the fall equinox, the moonrise is aligned with the two pinnacles at Chimney Rock in southwestern Colorado, one of only four days each year when this alignment occurs. Timing his...

 

New Malaria-Carrying Mosquito Found in Kenya

New Malaria-Carrying Mosquito Found in Kenya

  LONDON, UK, September 21, 2012 (ENS) – A “dangerous” new malaria-transmitting mosquito has been discovered in Kenya by British, Kenyan and U.S. scientists. As yet unnamed, the newly-found species has never before been...

 

Urban Sustainability Sparkles at Siemens’ New Crystal

Urban Sustainability Sparkles at Siemens’ New Crystal

LONDON, UK, September 20, 2012 (ENS) – The world’s largest exhibit spotlighting sustainable urban development is at the core of London’s shiny new technology and innovation center, the Crystal, created by the German corporation...

 

Tuna-Loving Kids at Risk of Mercury Poisoning

Tuna-Loving Kids at Risk of Mercury Poisoning

  MONTPELIER, Vermont, September 20, 2012 (ENS) – Children who love to eat tuna fish may be at greater risk of mercury poisoning than anyone has realized, finds the first study on mercury in school lunches published Wednesday by...

 

National Plug In Day Shows Fun Side of Electric Cars

National Plug In Day Shows Fun Side of Electric Cars

  BOSTON, Massachusetts, September 19, 2012 (ENS) – Electric vehicles will star Sunday, September 23 for National Plug In Day, America’s largest grassroots EV event. Nonprofit groups Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the...

 

Australia’s Unique Species Face ‘Unstoppable’ Climate Danger

Australia’s Unique Species Face ‘Unstoppable’ Climate Danger

SYDNEY, Australia, September 19, 2012 (ENS) – The impact of climate change on Australia’s unique plants, animals and ecosystems will cause extinctions and lost ecosystem services and require new ways of thinking about biodiversity...

 

Arctic Minimum Sea Ice Cover Shrinks to Record Low

Arctic Minimum Sea Ice Cover Shrinks to Record Low

  BOULDER, Colorado, September 19, 2012 (ENS) – Arctic sea ice cover is now at the lowest summer minimum extent since satellite records began in 1979, say scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, NSIDC. The new data prompted...

 

Obesity Linked to Bisphenol A Urine Levels

Obesity Linked to Bisphenol A Urine Levels

  NEW YORK, New York, September 18, 2012 (ENS) – Obese children and teens have higher levels of the chemical bisphenol A in their urine, researchers at New York University School of Medicine have found. The synthetic chemical has...

 
 
 
 

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