Archive for: April, 2013

Air Pollution Linked to Hardening of the Arteries

Air Pollution Linked to Hardening of the Arteries

  ANN ARBOR, Michigan, April 30, 2013 (ENS) – Long term exposure to air pollution is linked to heart attacks and strokes because it speeds up hardening of the arteries, known as atherosclerosis, according to University of Michigan...

 

Superstorm Sandy Dumped 11 Billion Gallons of Sewage

Superstorm Sandy Dumped 11 Billion Gallons of Sewage

  PRINCETON, New Jersey, April 30, 2013 (ENS) – Six months after Superstorm Sandy struck the U.S. Atlantic coast, data from the eight hardest hit states shows that 11 billion gallons of untreated and partially treated sewage flowed...

 

U.S. Car Buyers Embrace New Fuel Efficiency Standards

U.S. Car Buyers Embrace New Fuel Efficiency Standards

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2013 (ENS) – Consumer demand for new fuel-efficient vehicles is high in the United States and electrics are gaining in popularity, finds a new analysis by the Consumer Federation of America, an association...

 

Bristol Bay: Largest Salmon Fishery vs Giant Mine Proposal

Bristol Bay: Largest Salmon Fishery vs Giant Mine Proposal

  SEATTLE, Washington, April 29, 2013 (ENS) – If Bristol Bay, Alaska is opened to mining, the ore deposit would be mined for decades, and the wastes would require management “for centuries or even in perpetuity,” finds...

 

European Union Restricts Bee-Harming Insecticides

European Union Restricts Bee-Harming Insecticides

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 29, 2013 (ENS) – The European Commission will restrict the use of three neonicotinoid insecticides harmful to bees, imposing the world’s first continental ban on the popular chemicals. The proposal...

 

New York City Starts Recycling All Rigid Plastics

New York City Starts Recycling All Rigid Plastics

  NEW YORK, New York, April 29, 2013 (ENS) – New York City is expanding its recycling program to allow for the first time the recycling of all rigid plastics, including toys, hangers, shampoo bottles, coffee cups and food containers. “Starting...

 

Ukraine President Orders Financial Aid for Chernobyl Victims

Ukraine President Orders Financial Aid for Chernobyl Victims

  KIEV, Ukraine, April 26, 2013 (ENS) – On the 27th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych today laid flowers at the Memorial to Heroes at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant....

 

Elephants Slaughtered Amidst Chaos in Central African Republic

Elephants Slaughtered Amidst Chaos in Central African Republic

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 26, 2013 (ENS) – Conservation groups have been forced to evacuate their staff members from the Central African Republic, where large numbers of elephants are being poached amidst a chaotic struggle for leadership...

 

American University Inaugurates William K. Reilly Fund

American University Inaugurates William K. Reilly Fund

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 26, 2013 (ENS) – To celebrate Earth Week 2013, American University’s Center for Environmental Policy has launched the William K. Reilly Fund for Environmental Governance and Leadership. The Center for Environmental...

 

Ontario Government Rescues Experimental Lakes Area

Ontario Government Rescues Experimental Lakes Area

  TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, April 25, 2013 (ENS) – The Ontario Government has stepped in to save a unique freshwater research facility in the Experimental Lakes Area after the Canadian government cut off funding as of March 31. Ontario...

 

Black Warrior Riverkeeper Sues to Stop Polluting Coal Mine

Black Warrior Riverkeeper Sues to Stop Polluting Coal Mine

  BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, April 25, 2013 (ENS) – Black Warrior Riverkeeper filed a citizen lawsuit under the Clean Water Act and Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act for 758 water pollution violations at the Shannon Mine. The surface...

 

Global Bike-Sharing Fleet Tops 500,000 Bicycles

Global Bike-Sharing Fleet Tops 500,000 Bicycles

    WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2013 (ENS) – More than 500 cities in 49 countries host advanced bike-sharing programs, with a combined fleet exceeding 500,000 bicycles, finds new research from the nonprofit Earth Policy Institute,...

 

Earth Sets 1,400 Year Record for Warm Temperatures

Earth Sets 1,400 Year Record for Warm Temperatures

  NEW YORK, New York, April 24, 2013 (ENS) – Earth’s climate heated up more between 1971 and 2000 than during any other 30 year period in the last 1,400 years, scientists have found using new regional temperature reconstructions...

 

Athabaskan Council: Arctic Warming Violates Our Human Rights

Athabaskan Council: Arctic Warming Violates Our Human Rights

  WHITEHORSE, Yukon, Canada, April 23, 2013 (ENS) – The Arctic Athabaskan Council today filed a petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, requesting a declaration that Canada is undermining the human rights of Athabaskan...

 

Court Orders EPA to Impose Power Plant Water Pollution Rule

Court Orders EPA to Impose Power Plant Water Pollution Rule

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 23, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must meet a court-ordered deadline to issue regulations that clean up power plant water pollution, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...

 

Earth Day in the USA: 2013

Earth Day in the USA: 2013

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2013 (ENS) – “We cannot afford to ignore what the overwhelming judgment of science tells us: that climate change is real and that it poses an urgent threat to our people and our planet,” President...

 

Earth Day Network Expands to One Billion

Earth Day Network Expands to One Billion

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2013 (ENS) – What started in 1970 as a teach-in about the environment has expanded year by year until Earth Day actions this year include more than one billion people in some 192 countries. Many people are...

 

Inner-City Pollution in East Afghanistan

Inner-City Pollution in East Afghanistan

  By Hijratullah Ekhtyar JALALABAD, Nangarhar, Afghanistan, April 19, 2013 (ENS) – From the outside, the building in the residential district of Jalalabad’s Do Saraka area looks like any of the family homes nearby, with children...

 

New York’s First Desalination Plant Raises Radiation Fears

New York’s First Desalination Plant Raises Radiation Fears

  By Jean van der Spuy NEW YORK, New York, April 18, 2013 (ENS) – Desalination plants are typically built in dry places. But along New York’s Hudson River a different story is unfolding. A desalination plant has been proposed...

 

Keystone XL Pipeline ‘All Risk, No Reward’ State Dept. Told

Keystone XL Pipeline ‘All Risk, No Reward’ State Dept. Told

  GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska, April 18, 2013 (ENS) – Opponents of TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline packed a State Department public hearing on its latest environmental analysis of the pipeline to warn that it is all...

 
 
 
 

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