Archive for: May, 2010

Forest Companies, Conservationists Join to Protect Canada’s Boreal Forest

Forest Companies, Conservationists Join to Protect Canada’s Boreal Forest

Forest Companies, Conservationists Join to Protect Canada’s Boreal Forest TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, May 18, 2010 (ENS) – In a deal that marks the coming together of two traditional adversaries, environmental groups...

 

Global Temperatures Hit New April High

Global Temperatures Hit New April High ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, May 18, 2010 (ENS) – The combined global land and ocean surface temperature was the warmest on record for April and also for the four-month period from January-April...

 

Ohio Coal-Fired Power Plant Shuttered in $16 Million Settlement

Ohio Coal-Fired Power Plant Shuttered in $16 Million Settlement COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 18, 2010 (ENS) – American Municipal Power, an Ohio nonprofit utility, will permanently retire its Richard H. Gorsuch Station coal-fired power...

 

EPA Expands Public Database by 6,300 Chemicals and 3,800 Facilities

EPA Expands Public Database by 6,300 Chemicals and 3,800 Facilities WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2010 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added more than 6,300 chemicals and 3,800 chemical facilities regulated under...

 

Oil Spill: NOAA Doubles Gulf Fisheries Closure Area

Oil Spill: NOAA Doubles Gulf Fisheries Closure Area ROBERT, Louisiana, May 18, 2010 (ENS) – Effective tonight, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is nearly doubling the size of the area closed to fishing...

 

Presidential Commission to Scrutinize BP Oil Spill, Senators Seek Criminal Probe

Presidential Commission to Scrutinize BP Oil Spill, Senators Seek Criminal Probe

Presidential Commission to Scrutinize BP Oil Spill, Senators Seek Criminal Probe WASHINGTON, DC, May 17, 2010 (ENS) – President Barack Obama will establish an independent commission to investigate the cause of the Deepwater...

 

Poseidon’s Desalinization Plant: Dream Water Supply or Drain on the Pacific and Taxpayers?

Poseidon’s Desalinization Plant: Dream Water Supply or Drain on the Pacific and Taxpayers? By Janet Wilson CARLSBAD, California, May 17, 2010 (ENS) – High on a hill above this sunny beach town sits a reservoir...

 

Costa Rican Christiana Figueres Named UN Climate Change Chief

Costa Rican Christiana Figueres Named UN Climate Change Chief

Costa Rican Christiana Figueres Named UN Climate Change Chief NEW YORK, New York, May 17, 2010 (ENS) – Christiana Figueres of Costa Rica has been selected to lead United Nations’ efforts to combat climate change. ...

 

BP Gains Some Control Over Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

BP Gains Some Control Over Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

BP Gains Some Control Over Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill ROBERT, Louisiana, May 16, 2010 (ENS) – Overnight, BP technicians successfully inserted a tube in piping about 600 feet from the leaking wellhead on the Gulf of Mexico seafloor...

 

Marine Mammals Illegally Ignored When Gulf Drilling Authorized: Lawsuit

Marine Mammals Illegally Ignored When Gulf Drilling Authorized: Lawsuit SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 14, 2010 (ENS) – The nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity alleges that more than 400 oil exploration and drilling projects...

 

Iraq’s Drinking Water Drying Up, Sewage Pollutes Shrinking Rivers

Iraq’s Drinking Water Drying Up, Sewage Pollutes Shrinking Rivers

Iraq’s Drinking Water Drying Up, Sewage Pollutes Shrinking Rivers BAGHDAD, Iraq, May 14, 2010 (ENS) – Clean drinking water is an increasingly scarce resource for millions of people in Iraq, according to a new report released...

 

U.S. EPA Regulates Greenhouse Gases for Large Industrial Sources

U.S. EPA Regulates Greenhouse Gases for Large Industrial Sources

U.S. EPA Regulates Greenhouse Gases for Large Industrial Sources WASHINGTON, DC, May 14, 2010 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a final rule to address greenhouse gas emissions from the largest industrial...

 

Gulf Gusher Dwarfs Previous Estimates, BP Will Inject Junk to Plug It

Gulf Gusher Dwarfs Previous Estimates, BP Will Inject Junk to Plug It

Gulf Gusher Dwarfs Previous Estimates, BP Will Inject Junk to Plug It HOUSTON, Texas, May 13, 2010 (ENS) – Scientific analysis of a new video released Wednesday by BP shows oil and gas spilling from the broken Deepwater Horizon...

 

Senators Propose Permanent Ban on Pacific Coast Oil Drilling

Senators Propose Permanent Ban on Pacific Coast Oil Drilling WASHINGTON, DC, May 13, 2010 (ENS) – In view of the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Democratic lawmakers today introduced legislation in...

 

Afghanistan’s Pistachio Forests Felled for Fuelwood

Afghanistan’s Pistachio Forests Felled for Fuelwood

Afghanistan’s Pistachio Forests Felled for Fuelwood By Mohammad Saber HERAT, Afghanistan, May 13, 2010 (ENS) – Mullah Samandar finds it hard to control his emotions as he swings his axe at the trunk of the pistachio...

 

Lab Tests Find Toxic Chemicals in Popular Perfumes

Lab Tests Find Toxic Chemicals in Popular Perfumes

Lab Tests Find Toxic Chemicals in Popular Perfumes WASHINGTON, DC, May 13, 2010 (ENS) – Top-selling fragrance products used by both women and men contain at least a dozen “secret” chemicals not listed on labels,...

 

Pennsylvania Governor Minimizes Gas Drilling in State Forests

Pennsylvania Governor Minimizes Gas Drilling in State Forests HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 12, 2010 (ENS) – The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has finalized a natural gas lease agreement by which...

 

Obama’s Oil Spill Bill Seeks $118 Million, Oil Company Tax Increase

Obama’s Oil Spill Bill Seeks $118 Million, Oil Company Tax Increase WASHINGTON, DC, May 12, 2010 (ENS) – As oil continues to gush from the wellhead left open by the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon, President...

 

Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill Generates Praise and Outrage

Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill Generates Praise and Outrage WASHINGTON, DC, May 12, 2010 (ENS) – The American Power Act, a bill proposing a cap and trade system for reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, was introduced today...

 

Biodiversity Losses Accelerate as Ecosystems Approach Tipping Points

Biodiversity Losses Accelerate as Ecosystems Approach Tipping Points

Biodiversity Losses Accelerate as Ecosystems Approach Tipping Points NAIROBI, Kenya, May 11, 2010 (ENS) – Unless “radical and creative action” is taken quickly to conserve the variety of life on Earth, natural...

 
 
 
 

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