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International Cooperation Key to World Water Day 2013

International Cooperation Key to World Water Day 2013

  NEW YORK, New York, March 22, 2013 (ENS) – “Water is central to the wellbeing of people and the planet,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon said in his video message for the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013. “We...

 

Civil Engineers Raise U.S. Infrastructure Grade to D+

Civil Engineers Raise U.S. Infrastructure Grade to D+

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 20, 2013 (ENS) – Over the past four years, the state of America’s infrastructure has improved from a grade of D to D+ but a spending shortfall of $1.6 trillion is anticipated by 2020, the American Society...

 

Sequester Cuts Hit Clean Air, Water, Energy, National Parks

Sequester Cuts Hit Clean Air, Water, Energy, National Parks

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 1, 2013 (ENS) – Air and water quality, national parks and surrounding communities, and clean energy development will be hard hit by across-the-board spending cuts in the federal budget that took effect today. President...

 

Nevada Groups Challenge Molybdenum Mine Over Public Water Rights

Nevada Groups Challenge Molybdenum Mine Over Public Water Rights

  By Lisa J. Wolf RENO, Nevada, February 28, 2013 (ENS) – Two Nevada environmental groups have filed legal action contesting U.S. government approval of the Mount Hope molybdenum mine, saying it would remove an entire mountain and...

 

New Jersey Water Officials Charged With Poisoning Drinking Water

New Jersey Water Officials Charged With Poisoning Drinking Water

  TRENTON, New Jersey, February 13, 2013 (ENS) – Two top officials of the East Orange Water Commission have been charged with conspiring to close contaminated wells before monthly water tests so as to falsely report low levels of...

 

U.S. & Saudi Engineers Turn Gas Well Water to Drinking Water

U.S. & Saudi Engineers Turn Gas Well Water to Drinking Water

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, February 5, 2013 (ENS) – Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, have filed for patents on a new water purification system that turns the produced water from natural gas wells into...

 

U.S. Places San Francisco Bay-Estuary Under Treaty Protection

U.S. Places San Francisco Bay-Estuary Under Treaty Protection

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 30, 2013 (ENS) – The United States has named the San Francisco Bay and Estuary as its 35th Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, effective on World Wetlands Day, February...

 

Supreme Court Ruling Leaves Los Angeles With Polluted Stormwater

Supreme Court Ruling Leaves Los Angeles With Polluted Stormwater

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 9, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Los Angeles County’s Flood Control District can side-step responsibility for the high levels of polluted stormwater found in the Los Angeles and...

 

U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Resigns

U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Resigns

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 27, 2012 (ENS) – Lisa Jackson, who has headed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during President Obama’s first term in office, is leaving the Cabinet after four years in which she regulated...

 

Explosives Superfund Site Cleanup Settled for $50 Million

Explosives Superfund Site Cleanup Settled for $50 Million

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2012 (ENS) – A Superfund site contaminated by decades of fireworks manufacturing will be cleaned under two settlements reached today by the U.S. government with companies and local governments. The United...

 

Small Oil Leak Points Up Big Danube River Issues

Small Oil Leak Points Up Big Danube River Issues

  REGENSBURG, Germany, November 27, 2012 (ENS) – Oil leaking from a capsized ship in the town of Ruse on the Danube River could have serious consequences, environmentalists are warning as an important Danube conference opened today...

 

‘Superbug’ MRSA Found in U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants

‘Superbug’ MRSA Found in U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants

  COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, November 14, 2012 (ENS) – The “superbug” methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is prevalent at several U.S. wastewater treatment plants,  scientists have found in the first study...

 

Top U.S. Court Rejects Chevron’s Appeal in Ecuador Pollution Case

Top U.S. Court Rejects Chevron’s Appeal in Ecuador Pollution Case

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 9, 2012 (ENS) – Chevron today lost its U.S. Supreme Court bid to block global enforcement of a $19 billion judgment by an Ecuadorean court in a long legal fight over contamination of the Amazon rainforest....

 

Cash Flow Crisis as Afghan Dam Crumbles

Cash Flow Crisis as Afghan Dam Crumbles

  By Muhibullah Allahyar KABUL, Afghanistan, October 8, 2012 (ENS) – The Darunta Dam in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province is showing worrying signs of wear and tear, which officials say could be fixed if only they had any...

 

Kentuckians Win Coal Giant Fake Reporting Water Pollution Case

Kentuckians Win Coal Giant Fake Reporting Water Pollution Case

  FRANKFORT, Kentucky, October 8, 2012 (ENS) – Environmentalists’ discovery of thousands of false pollution reports at dozens of coal mines in eastern Kentucky has prompted a Kentucky court to allow, for the first time, citizens...

 

Venezuela to Clean Guaire River in Capital Caracas

Venezuela to Clean Guaire River in Capital Caracas

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 17, 2012 (ENS) – Polluted with raw sewage and industrial waste, the Guaire River in Venezuela’s capital city, Caracas, is to be cleaned with a loan of US$300 million from the Inter-American Development...

 

New Zealand’s Whanganui River Gets Personhood Status

New Zealand’s Whanganui River Gets Personhood Status

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, September 13, 2012 (ENS) – New Zealand’s longest navigable river, the Whanganui, has been given “legal standing and an independent voice” under a framework agreement to settle the historical...

 

U.S., Canada Update Great Lakes Water Quality Protections

U.S., Canada Update Great Lakes Water Quality Protections

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2012 (ENS) – Provisions to deal with aquatic invasive species, habitat degradation and the effects of climate change are featured in the newly amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement signed by U.S....

 

UN Officials Seek Cooperation to Prevent World Food Crisis

UN Officials Seek Cooperation to Prevent World Food Crisis

  ROME, Italy, September 4, 2012 (ENS) – Soaring prices for grains and soybeans could harm tens of millions of people around the world in the coming months, the three officials most directly responsible for feeding the world’s...

 

Quarter of World’s Freshwater Used to Grow Wasted Food

Quarter of World’s Freshwater Used to Grow Wasted Food

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, August 29, 2012 (ENS) – “More than one-fourth of all the water we use worldwide is taken to grow over one billion tons of food that nobody eats,” Torgny Holmgren, executive director of the Stockholm International...

 
 
 
 

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