Archive for: February, 2013

Interpol Arrests 194 in Illegal Logging Sting

Interpol Arrests 194 in Illegal Logging Sting

  LYON, France, February 20, 2013 (ENS) – Interpol’s first international operation against illegal logging and forest crimes has resulted in nearly 200 arrests and the seizure of millions of dollars’ worth of timber and...

 

Japanese Whaler Rams Sea Shepherd Ships in Australian Waters

Japanese Whaler Rams Sea Shepherd Ships in Australian Waters

  SOUTHERN OCEAN, February 20, 2013 (ENS) – The Japanese whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru has collided with two whale conservation vessels and its own refueling tanker in Australia’s Antarctic waters, damaging the other ships....

 

Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Linked to Cancers: WHO/UNEP Report

Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Linked to Cancers: WHO/UNEP Report

  GENEVA, Switzerland, February 19, 2013 (ENS) – Chemicals in household and industrial products that disrupt the human hormone system are linked to high global rates of breast, ovarian, prostate, testicular and thyroid cancers, warns...

 

Hybrid Air Car Debuts at Geneva Motor Show

Hybrid Air Car Debuts at Geneva Motor Show

  PARIS, France, February 19, 2013 (ENS) – PSA Peugeot-Citroën has developed a unique hybrid car powered by gasoline and compressed air called Hybrid Air that will debut in Geneva next month aboard a Citroen C3. The new hybrid uses...

 

Oregon Welcomes Japanese Tsunami Debris Activists

Oregon Welcomes Japanese Tsunami Debris Activists

  LINCOLN CITY, Oregon, February 18, 2013 (ENS) – Japanese environmentalists concerned about marine debris scattered across the Pacific by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami came to Lincoln City on the weekend to coordinate with...

 

One in Every Five Reptiles Faces Extinction

One in Every Five Reptiles Faces Extinction

  GLAND, Switzerland, February 18, 2013 (ENS) – They may not be cute and cuddly like pandas, nor charismatic like tigers, but many reptiles, too, are at risk of being wiped out by human activities, finds the first global analysis...

 

‘Forward on Climate’ Rally Draws Nearly 50,000

‘Forward on Climate’ Rally Draws Nearly 50,000

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2013 (ENS) – Tens of thousands of people from across the country rallied in the nation’s capital on this chilly day to demand that President Barack Obama block TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar...

 

Meteor Strikes Russia, Hundreds Injured

Meteor Strikes Russia, Hundreds Injured

  CHELYABINSK, Russia, February 15, 2013 (ENS) – An asteroid several meters in diameter exploded in the atmosphere above the city of Chelyabinsk today at about 9:30 in the morning local time, injuring hundreds of people and damaging...

 

New York’s Mayor Bloomberg Gives Electric Cars a Boost

New York’s Mayor Bloomberg Gives Electric Cars a Boost

  NEW YORK, New York, February 15, 2013 (ENS) – In his final State of the City address, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed to add 10,000 public parking spots for electric vehicles over the next seven years. The proposal would...

 

Climate, Syria, Nuclear Test, High on Global Risk Agenda

Climate, Syria, Nuclear Test, High on Global Risk Agenda

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 14, 2013 (ENS) – Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held talks in Washington D.C. today focused on high risk issues, including climate change, the nuclear test conducted by...

 

Transocean Fined $400 Million for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Transocean Fined $400 Million for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, February 14, 2013 (ENS) – Transocean Deepwater Inc. pleaded guilty today to a violation of the Clean Water Act for its illegal conduct leading to the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The...

 

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Sea Shepherd Appeal

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Sea Shepherd Appeal

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 14, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request by the marine mammal conservation group Sea Shepherd to end restrictions on the movement of its ships near Japanese whalers in the Southern...

 

Climate Change, Weather Satellites New on U.S. Govt Risk List

Climate Change, Weather Satellites New on U.S. Govt Risk List

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 14, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office has added two new areas to the agency’s High Risk List – limiting the government’s fiscal exposure by better managing climate change risks...

 

New Jersey Water Officials Charged With Poisoning Drinking Water

New Jersey Water Officials Charged With Poisoning Drinking Water

  TRENTON, New Jersey, February 13, 2013 (ENS) – Two top officials of the East Orange Water Commission have been charged with conspiring to close contaminated wells before monthly water tests so as to falsely report low levels of...

 

Dozens Arrested at White House Protest of Keystone XL Pipeline

Dozens Arrested at White House Protest of Keystone XL Pipeline

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 13, 2013 (ENS) – Today, 48 prominent environmental, civil rights, and community leaders from across the country demonstrated at the White House demanding that President Barack Obama reject TransCanada’s...

 

Union: Obama Vows Climate Change Action ‘Before It’s Too Late’

Union: Obama Vows Climate Change Action ‘Before It’s Too Late’

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 12, 2013 (ENS) – In a State of the Union Address focused on rebuilding the U.S. economy, President Barack Obama tonight pledged to fight climate change “while driving strong economic growth.” “For...

 

Beijing Bans Polluting Petrol-Powered Cars

Beijing Bans Polluting Petrol-Powered Cars

  BEIJING, China, February 12, 2013 (ENS) – To help cut record levels of air pollution in Beijing, the city is making zero-emission and alternative-energy vehicles more desirable by imposing strict limits on emissions from petrol-powered...

 

Sea Shepherd Takes Whale War to U.S. Supreme Court

Sea Shepherd Takes Whale War to U.S. Supreme Court

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 11, 2013 (ENS) – The marine mammal conservation group Sea Shepherd has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to lift a lower court order forbidding its ships from approaching the Japanese whaling fleet now trying...

 

Dark Side of the Sochi Winter Olympics: Environmental Damage

Dark Side of the Sochi Winter Olympics: Environmental Damage

  SOCHI, Russia, February 11, 2013 (ENS) – “Large-scale destruction of the environment and substantial environmental damage” is being wrought by preparation for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, a Russian non-profit group...

 

Northeast States to Lower CO2 Emissions Cap 45 Percent

Northeast States to Lower CO2 Emissions Cap 45 Percent

NEW YORK, New York, February 11, 2013 (ENS) – The Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, RGGI, have proposed to reduce the 2014 regional emissions budget of carbon dioxide, CO2, by 45 percent. This...

 
 
 
 

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