Archive for: June, 2013

Mayors Vow to Strengthen Defenses Against Extreme Weather

Mayors Vow to Strengthen Defenses Against Extreme Weather

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 17, 2013 (ENS) – As unprecedented extreme weather and climate change wreak havoc across the country, 48 local elected officials today committed themselves to fortifying their cities, towns, and counties. As...

 

ExxonMobil Sued Over Arkansas Pipeline Oil Spill

ExxonMobil Sued Over Arkansas Pipeline Oil Spill

  LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, June 14, 2013 (ENS) – The United States and the State of Arkansas Thursday filed a joint enforcement action against ExxonMobil Pipeline Company and Mobil Pipe Line Company in federal district court in Little...

 

Rain Dampens Colorado’s Worst-Ever Wildfire

Rain Dampens Colorado’s Worst-Ever Wildfire

  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, June 14, 2013 (ENS) – A welcome rain this afternoon is helping to extinguish the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history. The Black Forest Fire within the Colorado Springs city limits killed two...

 

U.S. Confirms Syrian Attacks With Outlawed Chemical Sarin

U.S. Confirms Syrian Attacks With Outlawed Chemical Sarin

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 13, 2013 (ENS) – Based on a new “high confidence assessment” by the U.S. intelligence community that the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons on Syrian civilians, President...

 

Automakers Dominate 2013 Best Global Green Brands Report

Automakers Dominate 2013 Best Global Green Brands Report

  NEW YORK, New York, June 13, 2013 (ENS) – Riding on a wave of green innovations, automotive brands dominate the top 10 in this year’s Best Global Green Brands report, released Wednesday by the world’s largest brand consultancy...

 

Louisiana Chemical Plant Explosion Kills One, Injures Dozens

Louisiana Chemical Plant Explosion Kills One, Injures Dozens

  BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, June 13, 2013 (ENS) – A large explosion and fire at a petrochemical plant in the industrial district of Geismar, Louisiana Thursday morning has claimed the life of a worker at the plant, and 73 others were...

 

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Steven Tyler Support Sea Shepherd

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Steven Tyler Support Sea Shepherd

  MELBOURNE, Australia, June 12, 2013 (ENS) – Sea Shepherd crewmembers were honored in May to host two of rock’s greatest legends, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Steven Tyler, on board Sea Shepherd’s fleet in Williamstown,...

 

Mayor Bloomberg’s $20 Billion Climate Plan to Fortify New York

Mayor Bloomberg’s $20 Billion Climate Plan to Fortify New York

  NEW YORK, New York, June 12, 2013 (ENS) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg has offered a $20 billion dollar plan with more than 250 recommendations for making New York City more resilient to extreme weather resulting from climate change. The...

 

Electric or Gas? New ‘eGallon’ Pricing Helps Drivers Compare

Electric or Gas? New ‘eGallon’ Pricing Helps Drivers Compare

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 11, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Energy Department today launched “eGallon,” a quick and easy online state-by-state system for drivers to compare the cost of fueling an electric vehicle with the cost of...

 

Oil Spilled Into Ecuador’s Rivers Reaches Peru

Oil Spilled Into Ecuador’s Rivers Reaches Peru

  QUITO, Ecuador, June 11, 2013 (ENS) – Oil spilled from Petroecuador’s Trans-Ecuador pipeline after a May31 landslide in the Andean foothills has reached the Peruvian Amazon. The landslide that destroyed a 330-foot section...

 

Gray Wolves Could Come Off U.S. Endangered Species List

Gray Wolves Could Come Off U.S. Endangered Species List

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 11, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comments on its proposal to remove the gray wolf, Canis lupus, from the federal list of threatened and endangered species. Announced late...

 

World ‘Drifting Off-track’ for Two Degree Climate Limit

World ‘Drifting Off-track’ for Two Degree Climate Limit

  LONDON, UK, June 10, 2013 (ENS) – The world is heading toward a skyrocketing global temperature increase of at least 3.6 degrees and up to 5.3 degrees Celsius, rather than the two degree Celsius increase that most scientists say...

 

U.S, China Presidents Agree on Joint Climate Protection

U.S, China Presidents Agree on Joint Climate Protection

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 10, 2013 (ENS) – For the first time, the United States and China will work together and with other countries to phase down the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons, HFCs, potent greenhouse gases...

 

Marine Debris Gyre Expedition Sets Sail

Marine Debris Gyre Expedition Sets Sail

  SEWARD, Alaska, June 10, 2013 (ENS) – “How sad it is that garbage and debris are what is calling us to wild shores,” Carl Safina said as he joined an international team of scientists, artists and educators in Seward...

 

California’s Damaged San Onofre Nuclear Plant to Be Retired

California’s Damaged San Onofre Nuclear Plant to Be Retired

  ROSEMEAD, California, June 7, 2013 (ENS) – Southern California Edison has decided to permanently retire Units 2 and 3 of its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, SONGS, due to premature wear found on over 3,000 tubes in replacement...

 

UN Climate Negotiators in the Hot Seat

UN Climate Negotiators in the Hot Seat

  BONN, Germany, June 6, 2013 (ENS) – The fate of Earth’s climate hangs on UN climate negotiations taking place in Bonn this week to shape a global climate change agreement to be adopted by 2015 that would take effect in 2020. The...

 

115 U.S. Ski Areas Seek Climate Change Action From Congress

115 U.S. Ski Areas Seek Climate Change Action From Congress

  LAKEWOOD, Colorado, June 6, 2013 (ENS) – Ski areas from 24 states have signed the Climate Declaration, which calls on U.S. federal policymakers and legislators to seize the economic opportunity of addressing climate change. These...

 

Cuban Port Town Swamped by Sewage

Cuban Port Town Swamped by Sewage

  By Osniel Carmona Breijo HAVANA, Cuba, June 6, 2013 (ENS) – Residents of a port town south of Havana say that their streets are constantly flooded with raw sewage, despite promises by the local authorities to replace damaged pipes. Surgidero...

 

Lead Exposure Shown to Trigger Schizophrenia

Lead Exposure Shown to Trigger Schizophrenia

  NEW YORK, New York, June 5, 2013 (ENS) – For the first time, an experiment on animals shows that exposure to the environmental toxin lead could cause people to develop the severe mental disorder schizophrenia. Scientists at Columbia...

 

Sea Turtle Conservationist Murdered in Costa Rica

Sea Turtle Conservationist Murdered in Costa Rica

  LIMÓN, Costa Rica, June 5, 2013 (ENS) – Costa Rican environmentalist Jairo Mora Sandoval was murdered on May 30, while attempting to protect leatherback turtle nests on Moín Beach, on Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean coast....

 
 
 
 

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