Archive for: October, 2012

Sandy and Tar Sands Pipeline: Stein Arrest Connects the Dots

Sandy and Tar Sands Pipeline: Stein Arrest Connects the Dots

  WINNSBORO, Texas, October 31, 2012 (ENS) – Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was arrested this morning after bringing supplies to climate justice activists sitting in trees to stop construction of a pipeline to carry...

 

Europe Updates Environment Impact Assessment Law

Europe Updates Environment Impact Assessment Law

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 31, 2012 (ENS) – A modernization of Europe’s environmental impact assessment law now underway will enable governments, for the first time, to take into account climate change, biodiversity, disaster...

 

President Obama, Governor Christie Tour Damaged New Jersey

President Obama, Governor Christie Tour Damaged New Jersey

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 31, 2012 (ENS) – President Barack Obama joined New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today for a survey of the destruction left by Hurricane Sandy, which battered the East Coast on Monday. The President has...

 

Superstorm Sandy Is ‘What Global Warming Looks Like’

Superstorm Sandy Is ‘What Global Warming Looks Like’

  NEW YORK, New York, October 30, 2012 (ENS) – Many environmentalists are blaming climate change for the appearance of superstorm Sandy that has wreaked such devastation on New York, New Jersey and 15 other states along the Atlantic...

 

Devastated: New York and New Jersey Survey the Damage

Devastated: New York and New Jersey Survey the Damage

  NEW YORK, New York, October 30, 2012 (ENS) – “Sadly, this storm claimed the lives of people throughout the region, including at least 10 in our city – and tragically we expect that number to go up as information continues...

 

Four Nuclear Power Plants Jolted by Hurricane Sandy

Four Nuclear Power Plants Jolted by Hurricane Sandy

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 30, 2012 (ENS) – Three nuclear power reactors in the U.S. Northeast shut down Monday during superstorm Sandy, while another – Oyster Creek in Lacey Township, New Jersey – remains in a state of...

 

Vicious Superstorm Sandy Smashes U.S. Northeast Cities

Vicious Superstorm Sandy Smashes U.S. Northeast Cities

  NEW YORK, New York, October 29, 2012 (ENS) – After claiming 69 lives in the Caribbean countries it ravaged last week, Hurricane Sandy struck land near Atlantic City, New Jersey about 8 pm Monday night. Four hours later, 11 more...

 

Atlas Aims to Ease Extreme Weather Impacts on Public Health

Atlas Aims to Ease Extreme Weather Impacts on Public Health

  GENEVA, Switzerland, October 29, 2012 (ENS) – As the changing climate brings more extreme weather – hurricanes, floods and drought – human health hazards are increasing, warn the world’s top health and weather...

 

New York City Evacuates 375,000 Ahead of Hurricane Sandy

New York City Evacuates 375,000 Ahead of Hurricane Sandy

  NEW YORK, New York, October 28, 2012 (ENS) – Large and “extremely dangerous,” the National Weather Service says Hurricane Sandy is expected to bring “life-threatening storm surge flooding” to the Mid-Atlantic...

 

Hawaii Tsunami Scare Follows Violent Canada Earthquake

Hawaii Tsunami Scare Follows Violent Canada Earthquake

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, October 28, 2012 (ENS) – A magnitude 7.7 earthquake off north-central British Columbia shook the coast at 8:04 pm local time Saturday, triggering a tsunami warning for the Pacific region, including...

 

South Korea Will Host the Green Climate Fund

South Korea Will Host the Green Climate Fund

  SONGDO, South Korea, October 25, 2012 (ENS) – The Green Climate Fund, a multi-billion dollar fund to help developing countries adapt to and mitigate climate change, is inching toward operational status. The Board of the Green Climate...

 

Investors Worth $800 Billion Lobby for Wind Energy Tax Credit

Investors Worth $800 Billion Lobby for Wind Energy Tax Credit

BOSTON, Massachusetts, October 25, 2012 (ENS) – Two dozen investors with more than $800 billion in assets under management are urging an immediate extension of the production tax credit for renewable energy, which expires December 31....

 

Eight Dead in Attack on Virunga National Park Rangers

Eight Dead in Attack on Virunga National Park Rangers

  VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of Congo, October 25, 2012 (ENS) – Mai Mai rebels attacked a ranger patrol early this morning in Virunga National Park, killing two park rangers and one government soldier who was assisting...

 

Deadly Hurricane Sandy Blows North; U.S. East Coast on Alert

Deadly Hurricane Sandy Blows North; U.S. East Coast on Alert

  MIAMI, Florida, October 25, 2012 (ENS) – Hurricane Sandy howled across the Bahamas on Thursday as a powerful Category 2 storm, packing winds up to 105 miles per hour and moving north at about 20 mph. The storm is forecast to reach...

 

Harper’s China-Canada Deal Overrides Environmental Protections

Harper’s China-Canada Deal Overrides Environmental Protections

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, October 24, 2012 (ENS) – To attract Chinese investment for development of the Alberta oil sands and other natural resources, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pushing through a treaty that gives away Canadian...

 

World’s Worst Pollution Problems: 2012

World’s Worst Pollution Problems: 2012

  NEW YORK, New York, October 23, 2012 (ENS) – Industrial pollution is a critical public health threat on a par with malaria and tuberculosis, but while 125 million people around the world are at risk from toxic pollutants, these...

 

Environmental Goups Ask Court to Halt Fracking in California

Environmental Goups Ask Court to Halt Fracking in California

  OAKLAND, California, October 22, 2012 (ENS) – Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit charging that the California agency tasked with regulating oil and gas well activity has failed to consider or evaluate the risks of hydraulic...

 

Tar Sands Pipeline Protestors Swarm British Columbia Legislature

Tar Sands Pipeline Protestors Swarm British Columbia Legislature

    VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada, October 22, 2012 (ENS) – Thousands of protesters from across the province and points east filled the lawn of the British Columbia Legislature today for a Defend Our Coast demonstration...

 

Disney Rejects Paper from Indonesian Rainforest Destruction

Disney Rejects Paper from Indonesian Rainforest Destruction

  BURBANK, California, October 22, 2012 (ENS) – As part of its new paper sourcing policy, the Walt Disney Company has renounced the use of paper and fiber associated with rainforest destruction and human rights violations anywhere...

 

Biodiesel Exhaust Linked to Respiratory Illness

Biodiesel Exhaust Linked to Respiratory Illness

  BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia, October 19, 2012 (ENS) – Burning biodiesel produces compounds that can cause respiratory disease, researchers from Queensland University of Technology have found. The scientists say the discovery...

 
 
 
 

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