Archive for: September, 2012

300 Public Interest Groups Enter Coal Ash Control Battle

300 Public Interest Groups Enter Coal Ash Control Battle

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 17, 2012 (ENS) – More than 300 public interest groups representing millions of people from all 50 states sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Friday opposing S.3512, the Coal Ash Recycling and Oversight Act...

 

Ozone Layer Recovers as Montreal Protocol Turns 25

Ozone Layer Recovers as Montreal Protocol Turns 25

  NEW YORK, New York, September 17, 2012 (ENS) – Earth’s ozone layer is now on track to recover during the next 50 years, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday on the 25th anniversary of the 1987 Montreal Protocol on...

 

Venezuela to Clean Guaire River in Capital Caracas

Venezuela to Clean Guaire River in Capital Caracas

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 17, 2012 (ENS) – Polluted with raw sewage and industrial waste, the Guaire River in Venezuela’s capital city, Caracas, is to be cleaned with a loan of US$300 million from the Inter-American Development...

 

Judge Upholds San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Law

Judge Upholds San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Law

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 16, 2012 (ENS) – A San Francisco Superior Court judge has upheld the validity of a local ordinance extending San Francisco’s ban on non-compostable plastic checkout bags to all retail stores...

 

San Francisco Opens Cornucopia of Electric Vehicles

San Francisco Opens Cornucopia of Electric Vehicles

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 17, 2012 (ENS) – Called EV Week, San Francisco’s new EV public education campaign really lasts just two days – September 17 and 18 – but this festival of electric vehicles is...

 

Andes to Cloud Forest: Bolivian Park a Wildlife Haven

Andes to Cloud Forest: Bolivian Park a Wildlife Haven

  JEJU Island, South Korea, September 14, 2012 (ENS) – Jaguar and ocelots stalk the forest and harpy eagles soar high above Bolivia’s Madidi National Park, where more than 1,088 bird species, 90 species of bats, some 300 types...

 

Japan to Zero Out Nuclear Power by 2030s

Japan to Zero Out Nuclear Power by 2030s

  TOKYO, Japan, September 14, 2012 (ENS) – The Japanese government has decided to phase out nuclear power by sometime in the 2030s and shift the country in the direction of renewables, energy conservation and natural gas. There will...

 

Inspiring Conservationists Honored at IUCN World Congress

Inspiring Conservationists Honored at IUCN World Congress

  JEJU ISLAND, South Korea, September 13, 2012 (ENS) – The spotlight shone this week on four high achieving conservation pioneers as awards were presented at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation...

 

New Zealand’s Whanganui River Gets Personhood Status

New Zealand’s Whanganui River Gets Personhood Status

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, September 13, 2012 (ENS) – New Zealand’s longest navigable river, the Whanganui, has been given “legal standing and an independent voice” under a framework agreement to settle the historical...

 

Rare Discovery: New Monkey Species Identified in Africa

Rare Discovery: New Monkey Species Identified in Africa

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, September 12, 2012 (ENS) – Scientists have discovered a new species of monkey in a remote forested part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, only the second new species of monkey to be found in Africa...

 

Delhi’s New Plastic Bag Ban Carries Stiff Penalties

Delhi’s New Plastic Bag Ban Carries Stiff Penalties

  NEW DELHI, India, September 12, 2012 (ENS) – The government of India’s capital city says its some 17 million residents will have to learn to shop without plastic bags. On Tuesday, the Delhi cabinet approved an order imposing...

 

Human Ethical Choice Could Save 100 Most Endangered Species

Human Ethical Choice Could Save 100 Most Endangered Species

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea, September 11, 2012 (ENS) – The 100 species at greatest risk of extinction were named for the first time today at the World Conservation Congress being held on Jeju Island by the International Union for Conservation...

 

Enviros Fight Industry Lawsuit Over U.S. Forest Planning Rule

Enviros Fight Industry Lawsuit Over U.S. Forest Planning Rule

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 11, 2012 (ENS) – Two Pacific Northwest conservation organizations are seeking permission from a federal court in Washington to fight a lawsuit that aims to limit the use of science to help manage U.S. national...

 

Two Dead in Protest of India’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant

Two Dead in Protest of India’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant

  KOODANKULAM, Tamil Nadu, India, September 11, 2012 (ENS) – A young girl and a fisherman were killed in a protest Monday against the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant under construction on the Tamil Nadu coast at India’s southern...

 

U.S. and Russia Link Parks Across Bering Strait

U.S. and Russia Link Parks Across Bering Strait

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, September 10, 2012 (ENS) – To protect their shared natural and cultural resources on both sides of the Bering Strait, the United States and Russia will create a formal link between national parks in Alaska and in Russia. Officials...

 

IUCN’s New Red List for Ecosystem Alerts, Green List for Rewards

IUCN’s New Red List for Ecosystem Alerts, Green List for Rewards

  JEJU ISLAND, South Korea, September 9, 2012 (ENS) – A new conservation tool – the Red List of Ecosystems – debuted today at the World Conservation Congress to identify entire ecosystems that are Vulnerable, Endangered,...

 

Renault Gives Pope Benedict Two Electric Vehicles

Renault Gives Pope Benedict Two Electric Vehicles

  VATICAN CITY, September 7, 2012 (ENS) – French automaker Renault has presented Pope Benedict XVI with two electric vehicles designed and built to meet the the pontiff’s needs. Known as the “Green Pope” for his...

 

Scotts Miracle-Gro Fined $12.5 Million for Toxics in Wild Bird Food

Scotts Miracle-Gro Fined $12.5 Million for Toxics in Wild Bird Food

  COLOMBUS, Ohio, September 8, 2012 (ENS) – Scotts Miracle-Gro, a producer of pesticides for commercial and consumer lawn and garden uses, was sentenced Friday in federal district court in Columbus to pay a $4 million fine and perform...

 

Obama, Romney Present Stark Choice on Environment, Energy

Obama, Romney Present Stark Choice on Environment, Energy

  CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, September 7, 2012 (ENS) – Of all the areas of life where the two candidates now running for election to the U.S. presidency differ, the greatest gulf between them may be their policies on energy and the...

 

U.S., Canada Update Great Lakes Water Quality Protections

U.S., Canada Update Great Lakes Water Quality Protections

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2012 (ENS) – Provisions to deal with aquatic invasive species, habitat degradation and the effects of climate change are featured in the newly amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement signed by U.S....

 
 
 
 

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