Archive for: March, 2013

Tesla Model S Crowned 2013 World Green Car

Tesla Model S Crowned 2013 World Green Car

  NEW YORK, New York, March 29, 2013 (ENS) – The Tesla Model S was named the 2013 World Green Car Thursday at a press conference hosted by the World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show. Tesla Vice-President of Communications...

 

Poll: Live on High-Risk U.S. Coastline? Prepare and Pay

Poll: Live on High-Risk U.S. Coastline? Prepare and Pay

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2013 (ENS) – The overwhelming majority of Americans in a new public opinion poll support stronger building codes to minimize damage from climate-induced sea level rise and extreme weather, but they don’t...

 

Japan Turns from Nuclear Fission to Nuclear Fusion

Japan Turns from Nuclear Fission to Nuclear Fusion

  TOKYO, Japan, March 28, 2013 (ENS) – The Japanese utility that supplies electricity to seven prefectures on Japan’s main island of Honshu today officially withdrew its plan to build a new nuclear power plant near the site...

 

Wastewater Injection Linked to Oklahoma’s Largest Earthquake

Wastewater Injection Linked to Oklahoma’s Largest Earthquake

  NEW YORK, New York, March 28, 2013 (ENS) – The rising number of earthquakes in normally calm parts of Arkansas, Texas, Ohio and Colorado are linked to the underground injection of wastewater, finds a new study in the journal “Geology.” As...

 

Australia, China Collaborate on Asia-Pacific Carbon Market

Australia, China Collaborate on Asia-Pacific Carbon Market

  SYDNEY, Australia, March 27, 2013 (ENS) – Australia and China are working in concert to develop their individual carbon trading markets as a first step towards a broader Asia-Pacific carbon market, officials from both countries...

 

First ‘Sex-on-the-Reef’ Recorded on India’s Only Coral Atolls

First ‘Sex-on-the-Reef’ Recorded on India’s Only Coral Atolls

  LAKSHADWEEP, India, March 27, 2013 (ENS) – Coral spawning, locally called “sex-on-the-reef,” has been recorded for the first time along India’s southwest coast in the waters around Lakshadweep, a group of islands in...

 

Over Half U.S. River and Stream Miles in Poor Condition

Over Half U.S. River and Stream Miles in Poor Condition

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 26, 2013 (ENS) – Fifty-five percent of U.S. rivers and streams are in poor condition for aquatic life, finds the first comprehensive survey of the nation’s stream and river health, released today by the...

 

Obama Creates Five National Monuments to ‘Benefit All Americans’

Obama Creates Five National Monuments to ‘Benefit All Americans’

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 25, 2013 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today signed proclamations establishing five national monuments located in Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio and Washington, using his authority under the Antiquities...

 

Earth Hour Plunges Planet into Healing Darkness

Earth Hour Plunges Planet into Healing Darkness

  SYDNEY, Australia, March 25, 2013 (ENS) – This year for the first time, Russia’s Kremlin, the residence of the President, and Red Square switched off their lights for Earth Hour, a global environmental initiative of WWF held at...

 

Actor Ezra Miller Heads to North Pole for Greenpeace

Actor Ezra Miller Heads to North Pole for Greenpeace

  NEW YORK, New York, March 25, 2013 (ENS) – Film star Ezra Miller will ski to the North Pole in early April to plant a “flag for the future” on the seabed, as part of a Greenpeace International campaign to protect the...

 

International Cooperation Key to World Water Day 2013

International Cooperation Key to World Water Day 2013

  NEW YORK, New York, March 22, 2013 (ENS) – “Water is central to the wellbeing of people and the planet,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon said in his video message for the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013. “We...

 

Coming Soon: U.S. Tier 3 Emissions and Fuel Standards

Coming Soon: U.S. Tier 3 Emissions and Fuel Standards

    WASHINGTON, DC, March 22, 2013  (ENS) – Sometime before the end of March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose new national vehicle emissions and fuel standards by updating a program called Tier...

 

‘Zero Illegal Deforestation’ Target Set on First World Forests Day

‘Zero Illegal Deforestation’ Target Set on First World Forests Day

  ROME, Italy, March 22, 2013 (ENS) – On the first International Day of Forests, celebrated Thursday by the United Nations, Jose Graziano da Silva proposed that all countries support a Zero Illegal Deforestation target. FAO Director-General...

 

Low-Income, Minority Californians Suffer Worst Asthma

Low-Income, Minority Californians Suffer Worst Asthma

  SACRAMENTO, California, March 21, 2013 (ENS) – Low-income populations, racial and ethnic minorities in California are exposed to greater levels of some air pollutants than higher-income, Caucasian populations. New research shows...

 

Pacemaker Wearers Safe in Electric Vehicles, Hybrids

Pacemaker Wearers Safe in Electric Vehicles, Hybrids

  PHOENIX, Arizona, March 21, 2013 (ENS) – Patients with implanted cardiac devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators can safely drive or ride in an electric car without risk of electromagnetic interference, a Mayo Clinic study...

 

Sea Shepherd Seeks Dutch Prosecution of Japanese Whalers

Sea Shepherd Seeks Dutch Prosecution of Japanese Whalers

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, March 21, 2013 (ENS) – The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is lodging a second complaint with the Netherlands Public Prosecutor’s Office for serious fraud and environmental crime against the captain...

 

Fossil Found on Brazilian Beach Key to Blue Whale Survival

Fossil Found on Brazilian Beach Key to Blue Whale Survival

  SAO PAULO, Brazil, March 21, 2013 (ENS) – The 1,800 year old fossil of a blue whale found on Sao Paulo’s southern coast may help prevent the extinction of the blue whales that remain today after a century of commercial whaling. Last...

 

Civil Engineers Raise U.S. Infrastructure Grade to D+

Civil Engineers Raise U.S. Infrastructure Grade to D+

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 20, 2013 (ENS) – Over the past four years, the state of America’s infrastructure has improved from a grade of D to D+ but a spending shortfall of $1.6 trillion is anticipated by 2020, the American Society...

 

Battered but Proud, Sea Shepherd Fleet Docks in Melbourne

Battered but Proud, Sea Shepherd Fleet Docks in Melbourne

  MELBOURNE, Australia, March 20, 2013 (ENS) – Sea Shepherd Australia this morning welcomed to Melbourne its three ships and 110 crewmembers after their campaign defending whales in the Southern Ocean against Japanese “research”...

 

Kerry Supports Giant Marine Reserve in Antarctica’s Ross Sea

Kerry Supports Giant Marine Reserve in Antarctica’s Ross Sea

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2013 (ENS) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Monday urged creation of what would be the world’s largest marine reserve in Antarctica and better safeguards for all oceans. Kerry and New Zealand’s...

 
 
 
 

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