Archive for: April, 2013

U.S., Japan, G8 Commit to Climate Change Action

U.S., Japan, G8 Commit to Climate Change Action

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2013 (ENS) – Support for global action to curb climate change is growing stronger within the G8 group of the world’s largest industrial democracies, which includes the United States and Japan. During...

 

Belize Court Protects Barrier Reef from Unsafe Oil Drilling

Belize Court Protects Barrier Reef from Unsafe Oil Drilling

  BELIZE CITY, Belize, April 18, 2013 (ENS) – In a case brought by environment groups, Belize’s Supreme Court has declared offshore oil drilling contracts issued by the Government of Belize in 2004 and 2007 null and void. The...

 

Second Earthquake in 10 Days Kills Dozens in Iran, Pakistan

Second Earthquake in 10 Days Kills Dozens in Iran, Pakistan

  TEHRAN, Iran, April 17, 2013 (ENS) – The strongest earthquake to strike Iran in more than 50 years hit the border area between Iran and Pakistan Wednesday afternoon at 15:25 hours local time. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake has claimed...

 

Colorado River Tops America’s Most Endangered Rivers List

Colorado River Tops America’s Most Endangered Rivers List

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2013 (ENS) – “Dammed, diverted, and drained … to a trickle” and facing another drought this summer, the Colorado River tops American Rivers’ annual list of America’s Most Endangered...

 

Greenest U.S. Colleges Recognized in 2013 Princeton Review

Greenest U.S. Colleges Recognized in 2013 Princeton Review

  NEW YORK, New York, April 17, 2013 (ENS) – Columbia University’s campus is evolving into one of New York City’s green landmarks and was recognized as one of the nation’s 21 greenest schools by “The Princeton...

 

Obama Issues National Plan for Ocean Economy, Health

Obama Issues National Plan for Ocean Economy, Health

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2013 (ENS) – The Obama Administration today released its final plan for translating the National Ocean Policy into actions that administration officials say will enable cooperation among the 27 federal...

 

Keystone XL Pipeline Would Hasten Climate Change: Report

Keystone XL Pipeline Would Hasten Climate Change: Report

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2013 (ENS) – In a new report, “Cooking the Books: How The State Department Analysis Ignores the True Climate Impact of the Keystone XL Pipeline,” environmental groups and scientists opposed to the...

 

Goldman Prize Awards $150,000 to Six Environmental Leaders

Goldman Prize Awards $150,000 to Six Environmental Leaders

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 15, 2013 (ENS) – The Goldman Environmental Foundation today announced the six recipients of the 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize, a group of grassroots leaders working to protect the environment...

 

Greenpeacers Lower Flag, Time Capsule Beneath North Pole

Greenpeacers Lower Flag, Time Capsule Beneath North Pole

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, April 15, 2013 (ENS) – Four trekkers on a mission with Greenpeace International planted a flag on the seabed beneath the North Pole on Sunday. The flag is attached to a glass and titanium time capsule...

 

Waste Sulfur Yields Better Batteries for Electric Cars

Waste Sulfur Yields Better Batteries for Electric Cars

  TUCSON, Arizona, April 15, 2013 (ENS) – A new chemical process transforms waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that can improve batteries for electric cars, reports a research team of U.S., Korean and German scientists The scientists...

 

Dalai Lama Headlines Environmental Summit in Oregon

Dalai Lama Headlines Environmental Summit in Oregon

  PORTLAND, Oregon, April 12, 2013 (ENS) – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, will be in Oregon May 9 through 11 to lead a three-day conference on the environment called the Environmental Summit: Universal Responsibility...

 

Gas Hub Out of Whale Nursery on Australia’s Kimberley Coast

Gas Hub Out of Whale Nursery on Australia’s Kimberley Coast

  MELBOURNE, Australia, April 12, 2013 (ENS) – Woodside Petroleum has shelved plans for a $4.5 billion liquid natural gas processing plant at James Price Point. The site on Western Australia’s pristine Kimberley coast is also...

 

ConocoPhillips Puts 2014 Arctic Drilling Plans on Hold

ConocoPhillips Puts 2014 Arctic Drilling Plans on Hold

  ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 11, 2013 (ENS) – ConocoPhillips has called a halt to its 2014 oil exploration plans in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea “given the uncertainties of evolving federal regulatory requirements and operational...

 

U.S. Nuclear Agency Warned to Expand Power Plant Evacuation Zones

U.S. Nuclear Agency Warned to Expand Power Plant Evacuation Zones

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 11, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission should look at evacuation plans for areas beyond a 10-mile radius around America’s nuclear power plants, the independent research branch of Congress...

 

Jewell Will Handle $11.9 Billion Interior Budget in 2014

Jewell Will Handle $11.9 Billion Interior Budget in 2014

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 11, 2013 (ENS) – President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget, “starts getting the Department of the Interior out of a ditch,” said outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Wednesday, just...

 

Obama’s 2014 Budget Sets New Energy Goals

Obama’s 2014 Budget Sets New Energy Goals

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2013 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today introduced his Fiscal Year 2014 budget, which sets two new goals – to cut U.S. net oil imports in half by 2020 and to double American energy productivity...

 

California, China Officials Sign Clean Air Cooperation Pact

California, China Officials Sign Clean Air Cooperation Pact

  BEIJING, China, April 10, 2013 (ENS) – To strengthen and coordinate efforts to improve air quality, California Governor Jerry Brown today signed the first agreement of its kind between a subnational entity and the Government of...

 

Radioactive Water Leaks From Japan’s Damaged Nuclear Plant

Radioactive Water Leaks From Japan’s Damaged Nuclear Plant

  TOKYO, Japan, April 9, 2013 (ENS) – The Government of Japan has ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co. to fix fresh radioactive water leaks at its damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Leaks in three underground storage pits...

 

China Gets $18 Million Grant to Cut Carbon in Cities

China Gets $18 Million Grant to Cut Carbon in Cities

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 9, 2013 (ENS) – The World Bank has approved a grant to China of more than US$18 million to support the government’s efforts to ease traffic congestion and cut greenhouse gas emissions in large cities. Private...

 

Seven Dead in China as Bird Flu Virus Infects Humans

Seven Dead in China as Bird Flu Virus Infects Humans

  BEIJING, China, April 8, 2013 (ENS) – A new form of bird flu is alarming Chinese and World Health Organization officials. Since March 29, when human infection with the influenza A(H7N9) virus was first reported, a total of 24 cases...

 
 
 
 

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