Archive for: January, 2010

IMF Chief Proposes $100 Billion a Year Fund to Tackle Climate Change

  DAVOS, Switzerland, January 30, 2010 (ENS) – The head of the International Monetary Fund today proposed to create a multi-billion dollar Green Fund that would provide the financing that countries need to cope with climate change...

 

Feds to Eliminate One-Quarter of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 10 Years

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2010 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today announced that the federal government will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by 2020. “As the largest energy consumer in the United States,...

 

U.S. Navy Sued Over Anti-Sub Training Range Where Rare Whales Calve

  ATLANTA, Georgia, January 28, 2010 (ENS) – Conservation groups today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Navy over its decision to build an Undersea Warfare Training Range next to the only known calving ground for the critically endangered...

 

Yucca Mountain’s Dead. Next? Expert Panel Examines Nuclear Waste Options

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2010 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy announced today the formation of a blue ribbon commission to evaluate policy options for a safe, long-term solution to America’s growing piles of spent...

 

SEC Guides Public Companies on Climate Change Risk Disclosure

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 28, 2010 (ENS) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted Wednesday to provide publicly traded companies with interpretive guidance on existing SEC disclosure requirements relating to climate change. The...

 

Climate, Vaccines and Haiti in World Economic Forum Spotlight

  DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland, January 29, 2010 (ENS) – U.S. Congressman Edward Markey told the World Economic Forum today that President Barack Obama has committed himself to passing climate legislation. Markey said the President...

 

EPA Regulates Short-Term Exposure to Air Pollutant Nitrogen Dioxide

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 28, 2010 (ENS) – Concentrations of the air pollutant nitrogen dioxide must be below 100 parts per billion in any one-hour period under a new national air quality standard for the reactive gas set Monday by...

 

Obama Announces $8 Billion for High-Speed Rail Nationwide

TAMPA, Florida, January 28, 2010 (ENS) – President Barack Obama will announce today that the U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding $8 billion in economic stimulus funding to states to develop America’s first nationwide program...

 

Clean Energy Jobs Top Priority in Obama’s State of the Union Address

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 27, 2010 (ENS) – Clean energy jobs and economic recovery took center stage in President Barack Obama’s second State of the Union address tonight before a Joint Session of Congress that was televised...

 

U.S. EPA Will List, Possibly Regulate, Chemicals of Concern

U.S. EPA Will List, Possibly Regulate, Chemicals of Concern

U.S. EPA Will List, Possibly Regulate, Chemicals of Concern WASHINGTON, DC, December 31, 2009 (ENS) – For the first time, the U.S. EPA intends to establish a Chemicals of Concern list and is beginning a process that could...

 

EPA Plans to Expand Lead Monitoring Network

EPA Plans to Expand Lead Monitoring Network

EPA Plans to Expand Lead Monitoring Network WASHINGTON, DC, December 30, 2009 (ENS) – To ensure that the most vulnerable Americans are better protected from exposure to lead, the U.S. EPA is proposing to revise the monitoring...

 

Postal Service to Deliver Medicine in Case of Anthrax Attack, Obama Orders

Postal Service to Deliver Medicine in Case of Anthrax Attack, Obama Orders

Postal Service to Deliver Medicine in Case of Anthrax Attack, Obama Orders WASHINGTON, DC, December 30, 2009 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today ordered federal agencies to establish a national system for dispensing medical...

 

Climate Pledge Tracker Compares Nations’ CO2 Emissions Limits

Climate Pledge Tracker Compares Nations’ CO2 Emissions Limits

Climate Pledge Tracker Compares Nations’ CO2 Emissions Limits NAIROBI, Kenya, December 30, 2009 (ENS) – Anywhere that people can go online they can trace the proposals and plans of countries to combat climate change...

 

UK: Holiday Households Dump 230,000 Tonnes of Food Waste

UK: Holiday Households Dump 230,000 Tonnes of Food Waste

UK: Holiday Households Dump 230,000 Tonnes of Food Waste LONDON, UK, December 29, 2009 (ENS) – Roughly 230,000 metric tonnes of food ends up in rubbish bins across Britain over the Christmas period, the equivalent in weight...

 

Ottawa River Cleanup Started After Months of Delay

Ottawa River Cleanup Started After Months of Delay

Ottawa River Cleanup Started After Months of Delay TOLEDO, Ohio, December 28, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Ottawa River Group and the state of Ohio began construction on phase one of a $49 million...

 

$30 Million Cleanup Set for Massachusetts’ Superfund Landfill

$30 Million Cleanup Set for Massachusetts’ Superfund Landfill

$30 Million Cleanup Set for Massachusetts’ Superfund Landfill BOSTON, Massachusetts, December 28, 2009 (ENS) – Cleanup of the 50 acre Sutton Brook Disposal Area Superfund Site in Tewksbury, Massachusetts will move...

 

Year of the Tiger Dawns With Just 3,200 Wild Tigers Left

Year of the Tiger Dawns With Just 3,200 Wild Tigers Left

Year of the Tiger Dawns With Just 3,200 Wild Tigers Left KATHMANDU, Nepal, December 28, 2009 (ENS) – To mark 2010 as Year of the Tiger, the government of Nepal has announced the expansion of Bardia National Park in the Terai...

 

Armenia Approves New Nuclear Plant Over Green Objections

Armenia Approves New Nuclear Plant Over Green Objections

Armenia Approves New Nuclear Plant Over Green Objections By Gayane Mkrtchyan YEREVAN, Armenia, December 28, 2009 (ENS) – Armenia has cleared the way for a new nuclear power plant, despite green groups’ objections...

 

2010 Year of Biodiversity Tries to Rein in Runaway Extinctions

  NEW YORK, New York, January 4, 2010 (ENS) – Due to human activities, the world’s animal and plant species are disappearing at a rate some experts put at 1,000 times the natural progression, the United Nations said January...

 

Obama Awards Clean-Tech Manufacturing Tax Credits Worth $2.3 Billion

Obama Awards Clean-Tech Manufacturing Tax Credits Worth $2.3 Billion

Obama Awards Clean-Tech Manufacturing Tax Credits Worth $2.3 Billion WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2010 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today announced the award of $2.3 billion in Recovery Act Advanced Energy Manufacturing...

 
 
 
 

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