Archive for: November, 2012

California Holds First Greenhouse Gas Allowance Auction

California Holds First Greenhouse Gas Allowance Auction

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 14, 2012 (ENS) – The California Air Resources Board today held the state’s first cap-and-trade greenhouse gas allowance auction in a sharply divided political environment. While environmentalists...

 

‘Superbug’ MRSA Found in U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants

‘Superbug’ MRSA Found in U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants

  COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, November 14, 2012 (ENS) – The “superbug” methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is prevalent at several U.S. wastewater treatment plants,  scientists have found in the first study...

 

UNDP: Doha Talks Could Help Avert Climate Disaster

UNDP: Doha Talks Could Help Avert Climate Disaster

  STANFORD, California, November 13, 2012 (ENS) –  “The devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy in the United States and the Caribbean in recent weeks reminds us how destructive extreme and volatile weather can be. The costs...

 

California to Get 200 Electric Car Charging ‘Freedom Stations’

California to Get 200 Electric Car Charging ‘Freedom Stations’

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 12, 2012 (ENS) – U.S. energy regulators have approved a legal agreement between California and a New Jersey utility that will bring more than $100 million in electric vehicle charging infrastructure...

 

Uganda High Court Rules in Favor of Plastic Bag Ban

Uganda High Court Rules in Favor of Plastic Bag Ban

  KAMPALA, Uganda, November 12, 2012 (ENS) – The High Court of Uganda has determined that “the rampant and uncontrolled use of polythene bags” poses a danger to the environment and “violates the rights of citizens of Uganda to a...

 

U.S. Voters Approve Conservation Ballot Measures Worth Billions

U.S. Voters Approve Conservation Ballot Measures Worth Billions

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 12, 2012 (ENS) – Across the United States on November 6, voters of all political stripes gave overwhelming approval to tax themselves and spend money for new parks in their communities, according...

 

Secretary Clinton Declares War on Wildlife Traffickers

Secretary Clinton Declares War on Wildlife Traffickers

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 9, 2012 (ENS) – The U.S. government is taking aim at wildlife trafficking in a new, more focused manner by placing it high on the foreign policy and security agenda. Increasingly run by well-funded, heavily...

 

Hyundai, Kia Overstated Fuel Economy Claims

Hyundai, Kia Overstated Fuel Economy Claims

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 9, 2012 (ENS) – South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia exaggerated the fuel economy estimates for the majority of their 2012 and 2013 vehicles offered for sale in the United States and must re-label the...

 

Space Sensor to Track Air Pollution Across North America

Space Sensor to Track Air Pollution Across North America

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 8, 2012 (ENS) – The first space-based instrument to monitor major air pollutants across the North American continent hourly during daytime is in the works.The sensor will be placed aboard a commercial satellite...

 

American Towns Fight Back Against Fracking

American Towns Fight Back Against Fracking

  By Sharon Guynup WASHINGTON, DC, November 8, 2012 (ENS) – Roughly $30 million in campaign contributions have flowed from the oil and gas industry to congressional candidates and political action committees in 2012 to stall regulation...

 

2012 Congressional Elections: Environment Won, Polluters Lost

2012 Congressional Elections: Environment Won, Polluters Lost

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2012 (ENS) – Environmental groups today praised “champions” who won seats in Congress in Tuesday’s elections because they support clean energy investments, environmental protection and...

 

Superstorm Sandy Survivors Brace for More Severe Weather

Superstorm Sandy Survivors Brace for More Severe Weather

  NEW YORK, New York, November 7, 2012 (ENS) – A new weather emergency is bearing down on the New York-New Jersey region, just nine days after superstorm Sandy walloped the East Coast, leaving millions without power and displacing...

 

Triumphant Obama Remembers Threat of Climate Change

Triumphant Obama Remembers Threat of Climate Change

  CHICAGO, Illinois, November 7, 2012 (ENS) – President Barack Obama did not forget the environment in his victory speech early this morning, after his win over Republican nominee Mitt Romney to take up the challenges of a second...

 

NYC Storm Recovery: Schools Open Monday, Close Election Day

NYC Storm Recovery: Schools Open Monday, Close Election Day

NEW YORK, New York, November 5, 2012 (ENS) – Classes resumed for nearly one million New York public school students Monday as schools opened for the first time since Hurricane Sandy brought the city to a standstill one week ago. About...

 

Telethon: Stars Shine on Survivors of Hurricane Sandy

Telethon: Stars Shine on Survivors of Hurricane Sandy

  NEW YORK, New York, November 1, 2012 (ENS) – Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting and Christina Aguilera will perform on a one-hour telethon Friday night to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The telethon, “Hurricane...

 

Full Impact of Superstorm Sandy Still Emerging

Full Impact of Superstorm Sandy Still Emerging

  NEW YORK, New York, November 1, 2012 (ENS) – The death toll from superstorm Sandy continues to rise as search and rescue workers find more bodies of those who were swept away, drowned or died when trees crushed their homes or cars. The...

 
 
 
 

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