Archive for: March, 2010

Los Angeles Mayor Gets Gore’s Support for Carbon Reduction Surcharge

Los Angeles Mayor Gets Gore’s Support for Carbon Reduction Surcharge LOS ANGELES, California, March 24, 2010 (ENS) – Los Angeles residents could see their electric bills go up by between $2.50 and $3.50 a month if...

 

London Activates 10 Low Carbon Zones

London Activates 10 Low Carbon Zones

London Activates 10 Low Carbon Zones LONDON, England, March 24, 2010 (ENS) – Low Carbon Zones across London sprang to life this week to help residents, schools and businesses go green, save money and create job opportunities...

 

INTERPOL to Crack Down on Militias Killing Congo Gorillas

INTERPOL to Crack Down on Militias Killing Congo Gorillas

INTERPOL to Crack Down on Militias Killing Congo Gorillas DOHA, Qatar, March 24, 2010 (ENS) – Gorillas could disappear from most of Africa’s Greater Congo Basin within 10 to 15 years unless immediate action is taken...

 

EPA Would Expand Greenhouse Gas Reporting to More Industries

EPA Would Expand Greenhouse Gas Reporting to More Industries

EPA Would Expand Greenhouse Gas Reporting to More Industries WASHINGTON, DC, March 24, 2010 (ENS) – Targeting the most potent and persistent greenhouse gases, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to include...

 

Los Angeles Tops Nation in Energy Efficient Buildings

Los Angeles Tops Nation in Energy Efficient Buildings WASHINGTON, DC, March 24, 2010 (ENS) – Los Angeles has the largest number of energy efficient buildings that earned the U.S. EPA’s Energy Star rating in 2009,...

 

Supreme Court Again Refuses to Bar Asian Carp from Lake Michigan

Supreme Court Again Refuses to Bar Asian Carp from Lake Michigan LANSING, Michigan, March 23, 2010 (ENS) – Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox and environmental groups are disappointed with a new U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday...

 

Elephant Ivory Sales Denied to Halt Worldwide Poaching Crisis

Elephant Ivory Sales Denied to Halt Worldwide Poaching Crisis

Elephant Ivory Sales Denied to Halt Worldwide Poaching Crisis DOHA, Qatar, March 23, 2010 (ENS) – There will be no sales of stockpiled elephant ivory for at least the next three years, decided government delegates from 175...

 

EPA Administrator Offers New Clean Water Strategy

EPA Administrator Offers New Clean Water Strategy WASHINGTON, DC, March 22, 2010 (ENS) – The U.S. EPA is developing a new strategy to strengthen public health protection from contaminants in drinking water, Administrator Lisa...

 

New Zealand National Parks Could Be Opened to Mining

New Zealand National Parks Could Be Opened to Mining

New Zealand National Parks Could Be Opened to Mining WELLINGTON, New Zealand, March 22, 2010 (ENS) – The New Zealand government proposed today to allow mining in 7,000 hectares (27 square miles) of high-value conservation...

 

CITES Gives Enforcement of Tiger Trade Ban Top Priority

CITES Gives Enforcement of Tiger Trade Ban Top Priority

CITES Gives Enforcement of Tiger Trade Ban Top Priority DOHA, Qatar, March 22, 2010 (ENS) – Countries could begin treating illegal trade in tiger parts as seriously as they treat arms and drug trafficking under a deal reached...

 

Unclean Water Claims More Lives Than War

Unclean Water Claims More Lives Than War

Unclean Water Claims More Lives Than War NEW YORK, New York, March 22, 2010 (ENS) – Unsafe water kills more people than war plus all other forms of violence combined, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a...

 

CITES Leaves Trade in Precious Corals Unrestricted

CITES Leaves Trade in Precious Corals Unrestricted

CITES Leaves Trade in Precious Corals Unrestricted DOHA, Qatar, March 22, 2010 (ENS) – Proposed trade regulations for red and pink precious corals used in jewelry were turned down Sunday by governments at the Convention...

 

U.S. Federal Agencies Honored for Smashing Sea Turtle Smuggling Rings

U.S. Federal Agencies Honored for Smashing Sea Turtle Smuggling Rings DOHA, Qatar, March 19, 2010 (ENS) – A successful seven year undercover investigation into the black market exploitation of endangered sea turtles has earned...

 

California Bay-Delta Water for Fish ‘Scientifically Justified’

California Bay-Delta Water for Fish ‘Scientifically Justified’ WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2010 (ENS) – Controversial restrictions on pumping water from the California Bay-Delta to prevent the extinction of endangered...

 

CITES Turns Down Protections for Polar Bear, Bluefin Tuna

CITES Turns Down Protections for Polar Bear, Bluefin Tuna

CITES Turns Down Protections for Polar Bear, Bluefin Tuna DOHA, Qatar, March 18, 2010 (ENS) – International trade in polar bear parts and products will not be restricted under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered...

 

NuStar Pipeline Fined for Lack of Oil Spill Response Plans

NuStar Pipeline Fined for Lack of Oil Spill Response Plans OMAHA, Nebraska, March 19, 2010 (ENS) – Failure to prepare and maintain proper facility response plans to deal with spills and environmental accidents at some of the...

 

Trade Controls Imposed on South American Aromatic Trees

Trade Controls Imposed on South American Aromatic Trees

Trade Controls Imposed on South American Aromatic Trees DOHA, Qatar, March 19, 2010 (ENS) – Two trees from South America used in the perfume and cosmetics industries will be protected from most commercial trade, governments...

 

U.S. Utility-Scale Solar Industry Primed to Explode

U.S. Utility-Scale Solar Industry Primed to Explode

U.S. Utility-Scale Solar Industry Primed to Explode WASHINGTON, DC, March 18, 2010 (ENS) – The utility-scale solar industry is ready for what one executive today called “explosive growth,” and new national polling...

 

Cambodia Protects Floodplain Grasslands Sheltering Rare Birds

Cambodia Protects Floodplain Grasslands Sheltering Rare Birds

Cambodia Protects Floodplain Grasslands Sheltering Rare Birds NEW YORK, New York, March 18, 2010 (ENS) – The Cambodian government has decided to protect six of the largest remaining stretches of lowland grasslands in Southeast...

 

Climate Change Harming Hundreds of Migratory Bird Species

Climate Change Harming Hundreds of Migratory Bird Species WASHINGTON, DC, March 17, 2010 (ENS) – Climate change is putting pressure on hundreds of species of migratory birds, already stressed by habitat loss, invasive species...

 
 
 
 

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