Archive for: September, 2013

UN: “Clear and Convincing” Evidence of Syrian Chemical Attacks

UN: “Clear and Convincing” Evidence of Syrian Chemical Attacks

  NEW YORK, New York, September 16, 2013 (ENS) – A United Nations team investigating the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria has found “clear and convincing evidence” that Sarin gas, a chemical weapon, was used in an incident...

 

Syria Joins Chemical Weapons Treaty, U.S.-Russia Reach Deal

Syria Joins Chemical Weapons Treaty, U.S.-Russia Reach Deal

  NEW YORK, New York, September 16, 2013 (ENS) – The Syrian government of President Bassar Al-Assad has formally acceded to the international treaty on banning chemical weapons, effective October 14. Simultaneously, U.S. and Russian...

 

Tesla Uses Frankfurt Show as European Springboard

Tesla Uses Frankfurt Show as European Springboard

  FRANKFURT, Germany, September 16 (ENS) – The Frankfurt Motor Show is the site of Germany’s first Tesla Supercharger, installed just two weeks after the California electric carmaker began its European Supercharger rollout in cities...

 

Walmart Requires ‘Greener’ Chemicals, Recycling, Energy Efficiency

Walmart Requires ‘Greener’ Chemicals, Recycling, Energy Efficiency

  BENTONVILLE, Arkansas, September 16, 2013 (ENS) – Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, has decided to offer products with less harmful chemicals, increase the use of recycled materials, reduce fertilizer use in agriculture,...

 

Colorado’s Historic Flooding Claims Four Lives

Colorado’s Historic Flooding Claims Four Lives

  BOULDER, Colorado, September 13, 2013 (ENS) – Four people have died and at least 80 others are unaccounted for today as heavy rain adds to the flood waters that have forced the evacuation of some areas of Boulder and several nearby...

 

One-Third of World’s Food Goes to Waste

One-Third of World’s Food Goes to Waste

  ROME, Italy, September 12, 2013 (ENS) – One-third of all the world’s food is wasted every year at enormous economic and environmental cost, finds a United Nations report released Wednesday. The report, “Food Wastage Footprint:...

 

EPA Chemist Who Revealed Twin Towers Toxic Dust Fired – Again

EPA Chemist Who Revealed Twin Towers Toxic Dust Fired – Again

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 11, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency scientist who first revealed the dangers of toxic dust at the World Trade Center disaster site has received a second notice of proposed removal...

 

U.S. Spends $48 Million to Develop Climate-Friendly Vehicles

U.S. Spends $48 Million to Develop Climate-Friendly Vehicles

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 11, 2013 (ENS) – The Obama Administration is investing more than $45 million in 38 vehicle technology R&D projects to boost fuel efficiency, lower transportation costs, and protect the environment nationwide. Energy...

 

Rim Fire Suppression Costs Exceed $100 million

Rim Fire Suppression Costs Exceed $100 million

  TUOLUMNE CITY, California, September 10, 2013 (ENS) – The cost for battling a three-week old wildfire both within and outside Yosemite National Park has reached $100.4 million. Although fire officials say the Rim Fire is 80 percent...

 

Electrified Cars Hot Topic at World’s Largest Motor Show

Electrified Cars Hot Topic at World’s Largest Motor Show

  FRANKFURT, Germany, September 10, 2013 (ENS) – At the Frankfurt Motor Show the top subjects are electric mobility and vehicle connectivity as 159 world premieres and 1,091 exhibitors from 35 countries via for public attention. Known...

 

U.S. to Crush Six Tons of Contraband Elephant Ivory

U.S. to Crush Six Tons of Contraband Elephant Ivory

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 9, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to crush and destroy six tons of elephant ivory seized by its special agents and wildlife inspectors for violations of U.S. wildlife laws, Secretary...

 

Tokyo Wins 2020 Olympic Bid Plus Climate Leadership Award

Tokyo Wins 2020 Olympic Bid Plus Climate Leadership Award

  TOKYO, Japan, September 9, 2013 (ENS) – Tokyo Mayor Naoki Inose is a happy man. On Saturday his city was named as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. And less than a week ago Tokyo won an inaugural City Climate Leadership...

 

Ten Geological Heritage Sites Added to Global Geoparks Network

Ten Geological Heritage Sites Added to Global Geoparks Network

  JEJU, South Korea, September 9, 2013 (ENS) – The Global Geoparks Network today added 10 new geoparks – geological heritage sites of international importance, rarity or beauty – in Austria, China, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands,...

 

G-20 to Phase Out Super Greenhouse Gas, Fossil Fuel Subsidies

G-20 to Phase Out Super Greenhouse Gas, Fossil Fuel Subsidies

  ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, September 6, 2013 (ENS) – Transcending their disagreements over Syrian chemical weapons, the G-20 leaders managed to reach agreement on confronting climate change in two ways. They will phase down refrigerant...

 

Obama Forges Climate Consensus With Nordic Countries

Obama Forges Climate Consensus With Nordic Countries

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, September 5, 2013 (ENS) – President Obama is now in St. Petersburg, Russia at the G20 economic meeting, but he woke up this morning in Stockholm, where he agreed with Nordic leaders to cooperate on international...

 

Japan’s Government Plans Ice Wall to Control Fukushima Radiation

Japan’s Government Plans Ice Wall to Control Fukushima Radiation

  TOKYO, Japan, September 5, 2013 (ENS) – The Japanese government is preparing to construct a frozen underground wall at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant as a test to see if it will stop groundwater from flowing into...

 

Safeway Must Fix Ozone-Depleting Refrigerant Leaks Nationwide

Safeway Must Fix Ozone-Depleting Refrigerant Leaks Nationwide

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 5, 2013 (ENS) – Safeway, the second largest U.S. grocery store chain, has agreed to pay a $600,000 civil penalty and implement a corporate-wide plan to reduce its emissions of ozone-depleting substances...

 

Air Pollution Blamed for 200,000 Early U.S. Deaths Each Year

Air Pollution Blamed for 200,000 Early U.S. Deaths Each Year

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, September 4, 2013 (ENS) – Polluted air causes roughly 200,000 early deaths each year across the United States, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology conclude after tracking emissions...

 

10 Coastal Cities at Greatest Flood Risk as Sea Levels Rise

10 Coastal Cities at Greatest Flood Risk as Sea Levels Rise

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 3, 2013 (ENS) – The World Bank has crunched the numbers and the results are in. Five of the world’s 10 cities most at risk of flooding as climate change causes sea levels to rise are in the United...

 

Starvation, Poverty Follow Indigenous Land Sales in Indonesia

Starvation, Poverty Follow Indigenous Land Sales in Indonesia

  By Sophie Chao ZANEGI, Papua, Indonesia, September 3, 2013 (ENS) – The village of Zanegi in Merauke Regency of Papua Province, Indonesia, lies desolate and silent, in contrast to the rumble and drone of bulldozers and chainsaws...

 
 
 
 

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