Author Archive: ENS

Lawsuit Seeks to End Government Killing of Yellowstone Bison

Lawsuit Seeks to End Government Killing of Yellowstone Bison

Lawsuit Seeks to End Government Killing of Yellowstone Bison MISSOULA, Montana, November 13, 2009 (ENS) – A coalition of conservation groups, Native Americans, and Montana residents is suing the National Park Service and the U.S....

 

Message of Merida: Saving Wild Places Will Save the Planet

Message of Mérida: Saving Wild Places Will Save the Planet By Greg Harman MÉRIDA, Mexico, November 13, 2009 (ENS) – For the first time in decades, the eggs of endangered sea turtles buried on a small strip of Nicaraguan beach will...

 

Obama and Hatoyama Pledge ‘Success’ at Copenhagen Climate Summit

Obama and Hatoyama Pledge ‘Success’ at Copenhagen Climate Summit TOKYO, Japan, November 13, 2009 (ENS) – Meeting for the first time on Japanese soil, Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and President Barack Obama today committed...

 

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Down in One-Third of States

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Down in One-Third of States WASHINGTON, DC, November 12, 2009 (ENS) – Emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas produced by burning coal, oil and gas, increased by 19 percent in the United States from...

 

U.S. Record High Temperatures Double Record Lows Since 2000

U.S. Record High Temperatures Double Record Lows Since 2000 BOULDER, Colorado, November 12, 2009 (ENS) – Daily record high temperatures occurred twice as often as record lows over the last decade across the continental United...

 

Greenland Ice Cap Melt Accelerating

Greenland Ice Cap Melt Accelerating BRISTOL, UK, November 12, 2009 (ENS) – Satellite observations and a state-of-the art regional atmospheric model have independently confirmed that the Greenland ice sheet is losing mass at an...

 

Japanese Government Funding Cuts Could End ‘Research’ Whaling

Japanese Government Funding Cuts Could End ‘Research’ Whaling

Japanese Government Funding Cuts Could End ‘Research’ Whaling TOKYO, Japan, November 12, 2009 (ENS) – A review of Japanese government spending now underway could put an end to Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean...

 

Swarms of Mini Oceanbots Funded for Development

Swarms of Mini Oceanbots Funded for Development SAN DIEGO, California, November 11, 2009 (ENS) – Swarms of miniature robotic floats that travel with ocean currents, sense the environment and report their findings back to researchers...

 

Giant New Utah Wind Farm Will Power Los Angeles

Giant New Utah Wind Farm Will Power Los Angeles MILFORD, Utah, November 11, 2009 (ENS) – The largest wind farm in Utah and one of the largest in the western United States was commissioned with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday...

 

Toxic Fish Found in Lakes, Reservoirs Across 47 States

Toxic Fish Found in Lakes, Reservoirs Across 47 States WASHINGTON, DC, November 11, 2009 (ENS) – Fish from lakes and reservoirs acriss the Lower 48 U.S. states are riddled with toxic chemicals, according to a new study released...

 

Climate Action Under Ozone Treaty on Hold for Copenhagen Deal

Climate Action Under Ozone Treaty on Hold for Copenhagen Deal

Climate Action Under Ozone Treaty on Hold for Copenhagen Deal PORT GHALIB, Egypt, November 11, 2009 (ENS) – Two separate proposals to expand the Montreal Protocol on Ozone-Depleting Substances to include the gases known as hydrofluorocarbons,...

 

Brown Pelican Soars Off U.S. Endangered Species List

Brown Pelican Soars Off U.S. Endangered Species List

Brown Pelican Soars Off U.S. Endangered Species List NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, November 11, 2009 (ENS) – The brown pelican, a species once nearly exterminated by hunting and the pesticide DDT, has recovered and is being removed from...

 

Modern Solar Technologies Shading Out Silicon Solar Panels

Modern Solar Technologies Shading Out Silicon Solar Panels NEW YORK, New York, November 10, 2009 (ENS) – A silicon solar panel manufacturer has announced plans to close its U.S. plant, another is moving production to China, and...

 

Southeast Homebuilder Hit With $350,000 Stormwater Fine

Southeast Homebuilder Hit With $350,000 Stormwater Fine ATLANTA, Georgia, November 9, 2009 (ENS) – Two related home building companies based in Atlanta have agreed to pay a $350,000 civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of...

 

California Gets Federal Help to Solve Water Crisis

California Gets Federal Help to Solve Water Crisis FRESNO, California, November 10, 2009 (ENS) – California Governor Schwarzenegger went to the Friant Dam near Fresno Monday to sign the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water...

 

Tropical Storm Ida Taps Alabama Lightly

Tropical Storm Ida Taps Alabama Lightly MOBILE, Alabama, November 10, 2009 (ENS) – Arriving late in the Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm Ida made landfall around 6:40 am local time this morning on Dauphin Island, along...

 

WILD9: Wilderness and Water Promises in the Land of the Maya

WILD9: Wilderness and Water Promises in the Land of the Maya

WILD9: Wilderness and Water Promises in the Land of the Maya By Greg Harman MÉRIDA, Mexico, November 10, 2009 (ENS) – Archeologist Richard Hansen, an expert in early Mayan civilization, studies human culture down to the microscopic level....

 

Climate Vulnerable Nations Go Carbon Neutral, Plead for Help

Climate Vulnerable Nations Go Carbon Neutral, Plead for Help

Climate Vulnerable Nations Go Carbon Neutral, Plead for Help BANDOS ISLAND, Maldives, November 10, 2009 (ENS) – Leaders from countries most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change today concluded a two-day meeting at...

 

Pesticide Levels Lower in Corn Belt Rivers

Pesticide Levels Lower in Corn Belt Rivers RESTON, Virginia, November 9, 2009 (ENS) – Concentrations of 11 major pesticides declined or stayed the same in Corn Belt rivers and streams from 1996 to 2006, finds a new U.S. Geological...

 

Green Hotel Programs Sprout in Five States

Green Hotel Programs Sprout in Five States

Green Hotel Programs Sprout in Five States NEW YORK, New York, November 9, 2009 (ENS) – Just since Labor Day, greener hotel operations are being stimulated by new programs in five states and one city that have joined the growing...

 
 
 
 

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