Archive for: December, 2009

Leaked UN Report: Climate Pledges Too Weak to Stop Catastrophic Warming

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 17, 2009 (ENS) – A confidential analysis by the United Nations climate secretariat leaked to a civil society group shows that emissions reductions pledges by developed countries and some emerging economies...

 

Lawsuit: Hawaii Swordfish Fishery Expansion Jeopardizes Turtle Survival

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, December 16, 2009 (ENS) – Three conservation groups are taking the National Marine Fisheries Service to federal court in Honolulu to challenge a new rule removing all limits on fishing effort in the Hawaii-based...

 

Civil Society Delegates Excluded from Climate Summit, Gassed, Beaten

By Haider Rizvi COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 16, 2009 (ENS) – International civil society leaders say they want UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to order a probe into police excesses against the representatives of nongovernmental organizations...

 

Biden Announces $5 Billion Tax Credit for Clean Energy Manufacturing

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 16, 2009 (ENS) – At a Middle Class Task Force meeting today which focused on manufacturing, Vice President Joe Biden announced the administration’s support for up to $5 billion in additional funding for...

 

U.S. Army Corps Sued to Block Back Bay Marina Permit

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 16, 2009 (ENS) – Two conservation groups are suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for issuing a permit for a commercial marina in waters north of the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia Beach. Friends...

 

Copenhagen Climate Talks Approach ‘Defining Moment in History’

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 15, 2009 (ENS) – Arriving in Copenhagen today for the high-level segment of the United Nations climate change talks, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon exhorted nations to “seal the deal” on an ambitious...

 

Port of Stockton Must Clean Up Stormwater Flow to San Joaquin River

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, December 15, 2009 (ENS) – To improve water quality in the San Joaquin River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with California’s Port of Stockton to correct deficiencies...

 

NRDC Applauds Obama’s Environmental Record Ahead of Climate Summit

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 15, 2009 (ENS) – Often critical of government officials for their failure to protect the environment, one of the largest U.S. environmental groups had praise today for President Barack Obama as he heads...

 

Copenhagen ‘E-Race’ Erases CO2 and Other Civil Society Adventures

  By Suzanne Maxx COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 15, 2009 (ENS) – The CO2 E-Race was among the many extraordinary events in Copenhagen this week intended to wake up the world to a low-carbon reality. It was held Saturday to remind...

 

Urgent Asian Carp Control Measures Funded for $13 Million

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2009 (ENS) – The federal government will spend an additional $13 million to prevent invasive Asian carp from migrating further toward the Great Lakes. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified...

 

Obama Ocean Task Force Plans to Resolve Competing User Conflicts

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2009 (ENS) – The Obama administration is trying a new approach to federal resource planning for oceans, coasts and the Great Lakes by establishing nine regional planning bodies that will work together...

 

Conscience Bay Land Purchase Protects Long Island Sound

  ALBANY, New York, December 14, 2009 (ENS) – The State of New York has agreed with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Center to purchase one of the largest remaining open space parcels in Setauket to help protect the water quality...

 

Legal Opinion: Brazil’s Amazon Tribes Own Carbon Trading Rights

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 14, 2009 (ENS) – A tribe in the Brazilian Amazon region owns carbon trading rights in future global warming deals, finds a new legal opinion from one of the world’s largest law firms released...

 

Gore Reports Snow and Ice Across the World Vanishing Quickly

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 14, 2009 (ENS) – Snow and ice across the planet are melting much faster than anticipated, and the cryosphere – the Earth’s ice and snow cover – is very vulnerable to climate change,...

 

Climate Summit Founders on Rich-Poor Split, Developing Countries Walk Out

  By Haider Rizvi COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 14, 2009 (ENS) – United Nations climate negotiations have resumed in Copenhagen after delegates from some 130 developing countries, including China, Brazil, India, and South Africa,...

 

100,000 Climate Marchers Light Up Copenhagen, Nearly 1,000 Arrested

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 13, 2009 (ENS) – Tens of thousands of activists from around the world flooded the streets of Copenhagen on Saturday and again on Sunday to demand that negotiators at the ongoing UN climate conference...

 

Grand Canyon Sandbar Restoration Planned With High Water Flows

  LAS VEGAS, Nevada, December 11, 2009 (ENS) – The Department of the Interior will undertake an experimental initiative to improve the management of Glen Canyon Dam and the Colorado River as it flows through Grand Canyon National...

 

Pollution Crimes Cost Greek Shipper $2.7 Million, Ships Barred from USA

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, December 11, 2009 (ENS) – Polembros Shipping Ltd., a Greek ship management company, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in New Orleans to pay a $2.7 million criminal fine for violating anti-pollution laws,...

 

Youth Actions Command Attention at Climate Summit

  By Suzanne Maxx COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 11, 2009 (ENS) – Chanting “Our future, our future,” wearing bright orange t-shirts reading, “How Old Will You Be In 2050?” over 1,000 young people from countries...

 

Europe Raises Stakes with 7.2bn Euros in Climate Change Aid

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, December 11, 2009 (ENS) – European leaders have pledged a total of 7.2 billion euros (US$10.5bn) over the next three years to help poorer nations cope with global warming, hoping to boost support for an agreement...

 
 
 
 

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