Archive for: September, 2013

IPCC: Climate Warming Caused by Humans, Will Persist for Centuries

IPCC: Climate Warming Caused by Humans, Will Persist for Centuries

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, September 27, 2013 (ENS) – “Human influence on the climate system is clear. This is evident in most regions of the globe,” finds a new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC,...

 

Russian Court Detains Greenpeace Arctic Drilling Protesters

Russian Court Detains Greenpeace Arctic Drilling Protesters

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, September 26, 2013 (ENS) – Greenpeace International condemned a series of Russian court rulings today which left 30 activists in custody pending investigations into a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic...

 

Heads of State Call for UN Crackdown on Wildlife Crime

Heads of State Call for UN Crackdown on Wildlife Crime

  NEW YORK, New York, September 26, 2013 (ENS) – At the United Nations today, the war on wildlife crime was in the spotlight as heads of state and ministers detailed the impacts of poaching and illicit wildlife trafficking and called...

 

Clinton Global Partners Commit $80M to Save Africa’s Elephants

Clinton Global Partners Commit $80M to Save Africa’s Elephants

  NEW YORK, New York, September 26, 2013 (ENS) – Seven African countries and a host of conservation groups today made an $80 million Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to stop the slaughter of Africa’s elephants for...

 

McDonald’s to Replace Foam Beverage Cups with Paper

McDonald’s to Replace Foam Beverage Cups with Paper

  OAK BROOK, Illinois, September 26, 2013 (ENS) – McDonald’s Corporation, the world’s largest fast food franchise, will replace polystyrene foam hot beverage cups with paper-based cups at all its 14,000 U.S. restaurants. The...

 

Indonesia Backs Low Cost Green Car Production

Indonesia Backs Low Cost Green Car Production

  JAKARTA, Indonesia, September 25, 2013 (ENS) – The government of Indonesia is offering incentives to support the production of more low cost green cars after Toyota declared its commitment to supply the country with environmentally-friendly...

 

Fracking-Harmed Residents Demand U.S. EPA Renew Investigations

Fracking-Harmed Residents Demand U.S. EPA Renew Investigations

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2013 (ENS) – Residents of three states who say they were harmed by gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, held a news conference in front of the White House today to demand that the government...

 

Quake in Pakistan’s Remote Southwest Kills 328, Forms New Island

Quake in Pakistan’s Remote Southwest Kills 328, Forms New Island

  KARACHI, Pakistan, September 25, 2013 (ENS) – A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit Balochistan province in southwest Pakistan on Tuesday afternoon, killing at least 328 people and injuring more than 445 others. The temblor caused...

 

UN General Assembly Debates Syria, Post-2015 Development

UN General Assembly Debates Syria, Post-2015 Development

  NEW YORK, New York, September 24, 2013 (ENS) – As he opened the annual United Nations forum for world leaders today, General Assembly President John Ashe appealed for renewed commitments to eradicate poverty, address climate change,...

 

Mexico’s Double Storms Leave 115 Dead, 68 Missing

Mexico’s Double Storms Leave 115 Dead, 68 Missing

  MEXICO CITY, Mexico, September 23, 2013 (ENS) – Two hurricanes which struck Mexico last week have claimed the lives of 115 people as rescuers continue to search for 68 others believed to have died in a massive landslide in a remote...

 

Barcelona Leads Global Rollout of Nissan’s New Electric Taxi

Barcelona Leads Global Rollout of Nissan’s New Electric Taxi

  FRANKFURT, Germany, September 23, 2013 (ENS) – Nissan, maker of the world’s most popular electric car, the LEAF, rolled out its second electric model at the biannual Frankfurt Motor Show, which closed Sunday after a packed...

 

Air Pollution Destroys Health of Texas Fracking Communities

Air Pollution Destroys Health of Texas Fracking Communities

  By Sharon Guynup KARNES CITY, Texas, September 20, 2013 (ENS) – In the five years since the shale boom hit, the once-beautiful hills of south Texas have been transformed into a scarred, industrial landscape. The residents’...

 

EPA Proposes 1st Carbon Emissions Limits on New Power Plants

EPA Proposes 1st Carbon Emissions Limits on New Power Plants

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 20, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed the country’s first Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants to combat climate change and improve...

 

Anglo American Withdraws from Alaska’s Pebble Mine

Anglo American Withdraws from Alaska’s Pebble Mine

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, September 20, 2013 (ENS) – British multinational mining giant Anglo American withdrew on Monday from a partnership that would develop open-pit copper and gold mines in Alaska’s Bristol...

 

Indigenous Penan Again Blockade Murum River Dam

Indigenous Penan Again Blockade Murum River Dam

  KUCHING, Sarawak, Malaysia, September 19, 2013 (ENS) – The Penan indigenous people affected by the Murum dam in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo have renewed their blockade of the dam site. They say are protesting...

 

Russian Coast Guard Boards Greenpeace Ship, Arrests Crew

Russian Coast Guard Boards Greenpeace Ship, Arrests Crew

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, September 19, 2013 (ENS) – In a shallow sea on Russia’s northwest coast, the Russian Coast Guard today boarded the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and is arresting the 25 activists...

 

Prince William Forms New Conservation Group, United for Wildlife

Prince William Forms New Conservation Group, United for Wildlife

  LONDON, UK, September 18, 2013 (ENS) – At an awards ceremony honoring wildlife conservationists, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, announced that his foundation will collaborate with seven of the world’s most influential conservation...

 

Russian Coast Guard Fires on Greenpeace Ship, Arrests Two

Russian Coast Guard Fires on Greenpeace Ship, Arrests Two

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, September 18, 2013 (ENS) – The Russian Coast Guard has fired shots at a Greenpeace International ship in the Russian Arctic and two Greenpeace activists were arrested today during a protest of oil drilling...

 

California Governor, Business Leaders Pledge Support for EVs

California Governor, Business Leaders Pledge Support for EVs

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 17, 2013 (ENS) – California Governor Jerry Brown met Monday with more than 50 California business, automotive, consumer, technology and utility leaders to advance public and private sector efforts...

 

Matson Spills Molasses Into Honolulu Harbor

Matson Spills Molasses Into Honolulu Harbor

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, September 17, 2013 (ENS) – Hawaii state and federal officials say they are still assessing the scope of the “severe” environmental damage from a molasses spill that dumped an estimated 233,000 gallons of the...

 
 
 
 

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