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Curiosity Lands on Mars Seeking Signs of Life

Curiosity Lands on Mars Seeking Signs of Life

  PASADENA, California, August 6, 2012 (ENS) – NASA’s Curiosity rover landed safely on Mars at 10:32 pm August 5, PDT, sparking joy and relief in hundreds of scientists with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration...

 

CO2 Carried Into Southern Ocean Depths

CO2 Carried Into Southern Ocean Depths

  CANBERRA, Australia, July 31, 2012 (ENS) – A team of British and Australian scientists has discovered how the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, CO2, is drawn down from the surface of the Southern Ocean to the deep waters beneath. The...

 

First U.S. How-To Guide for Food, Water Risk Assessments

First U.S. How-To Guide for Food, Water Risk Assessments

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 1, 2012 (ENS) – Federal food and water safety regulators have issued the nation’s first Guideline for conducting meaningful assessments of the risks to Americans posed by pathogens in food and water. The...

 

Deforestation Slows Across Brazilian Amazon

Deforestation Slows Across Brazilian Amazon

BRASILIA, Brazil, August 2, 2012 (ENS) – Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon is slowing down according to an analysis of satellite images released today by Brazil’s National Space Research Institute, INPE. Environment Minister...

 

Youths Appeal Climate Case Against Washington State

Youths Appeal Climate Case Against Washington State

  SEATTLE, Washington, August 1, 2012 (ENS) – Six teenaged petitioners and their guardians Tuesday appealed their climate change lawsuit to the Washington State Supreme Court after a King County Superior Court judge dismissed the...

 

Poll: Latino Voters Favor Clean Energy Economy

Poll: Latino Voters Favor Clean Energy Economy

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 1, 2012 (ENS) – An overwhelming majority of Latino voters who responded to a new public opinion poll support clean energy, are very concerned about the public health effects of fossil fuel production and use,...

 

Eastern Governors, Premiers Back Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Eastern Governors, Premiers Back Alternative Fuel Vehicles

  BURLINGTON, Vermont, August 1, 2012 (ENS) – The Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers has expressed unanimous support for the deployment of advanced transportation technology and alternative fuel vehicles...

 

Enbridge Pipeline Spills Oil in Wisconsin

Enbridge Pipeline Spills Oil in Wisconsin

CHICAGO, Illinois, July 31, 2012 (ENS) – An oil spill from a broken Enbridge Energy pipeline in Wisconsin has been contained, the company says, but it could not have come at a worse time for the Canadian company, which is trying to get...

 

London Olympics Clears Sustainability Hurdles

London Olympics Clears Sustainability Hurdles

  LONDON, UK, July 31, 2012 (ENS) – The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games has met the vast majority of its sustainability targets, says the United Nations official in charge of helping Olympic Games host cities produce...

 

Ebola Outbreak in Uganda Kills 14

Ebola Outbreak in Uganda Kills 14

KAMPALA, Uganda, July 30, 2012 (ENS) – Uganda’s Ministry of Health is advising residents to avoid eating dead animals especially monkeys, after declaring an outbreak of the highly infectious Ebola virus that has killed 14 people. Declared...

 

American West Faces 21st Century ‘Mega-drought’

American West Faces 21st Century ‘Mega-drought’

CORVALLIS, Oregon, July 30, 2012 (ENS) – The climate’s “new normal” for most of the coming century will parallel the long-term drought that hit western North America from 2000 to 2004 – the most severe drought...

 

Kashmiri Journalist Arrested for Exposing Felling of Historic Trees

Kashmiri Journalist Arrested for Exposing Felling of Historic Trees

By Zafar Iqbal NEELUM VALLEY, Jammu and Kashmir, July 27, 2012 (ENS) – A journalist has been arrested by police and is being detained after the publication of photos he took of historic trees chopped down by government officials. Elderly...

 

London Green Group Urges a ‘Plastic-Bag-Free’ Olympics

London Green Group Urges a ‘Plastic-Bag-Free’ Olympics

LONDON, UK, July 27, 2012 (ENS) – As the first day of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games dawns with the ringing of bells across Britain, the grassroots campaign group Greener upon Thames is calling on Olympic organizers, visitors, suppliers...

 

Illinois Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Asbestos Crimes

Illinois Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Asbestos Crimes

  URBANA, Illinois, July 26, 2012 (ENS) – A 10-year prison sentence was imposed today on an Illinois man who was convicted of illegally removing asbestos insulation and exposing workers to dangerous asbestos-laden dust. Duane “Butch”...

 

Texas Judge Invalidates Las Brisas Energy Air Pollution Permit

  AUSTIN, Texas, July 26, 2012 (ENS) – A state air pollution permit for a petroleum coke-fueled power plant planned for a city on the Texas coast was struck down Tuesday by a state civil court judge. In Austin, Travis County District...

 

Tar Sands Protests Mark Kalamazoo Spill Anniversary

Tar Sands Protests Mark Kalamazoo Spill Anniversary

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 26, 2012 (ENS) – People across the United States and Canada this week are marking the two-year anniversary of the Kalamazoo River tar sands oil spill with demonstrations, candlelight vigils and news conferences...

 

On Eluding Extradition

On Eluding Extradition

By Captain Paul Watson, founder, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society {Editor’s Note: Paul Watson was arrested in Frankfurt, Germany on May 13, 2012 on a 10-year-old warrant from Costa Rica for an alleged “violation of ship traffic,”...

 

Straw to Ethanol Conversion Plant Opens in Germany

Straw to Ethanol Conversion Plant Opens in Germany

STRAUBING, Germany, July 26, 2012 (ENS) – Swiss chemicals company Clariant has opened Germany’s largest pilot plant for making climate-friendly cellulose ethanol from agricultural waste. This biofuel of the future cuts emissions...

 

Throwaway Economy Headed for Junk Heap of History

Throwaway Economy Headed for Junk Heap of History

By Lester R. Brown, founder, Earth Policy Institute WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2012 (ENS) – In their book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, American architect William McDonough and German chemist Michael Braungart conclude...

 

Rio+20: Outcome and Follow-up

Rio+20: Outcome and Follow-up

By Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 11, 2012 (ENS) – Much has been said in the press and elsewhere about the disappointment many have felt about the Rio+20 outcome. Together with my colleagues...

 
 
 
 

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