Archive for: June, 2010

Iraqi Energy Protests Grow

Iraqi Energy Protests Grow

Iraqi Energy Protests Grow By Khalid Waleed BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 30, 2010 (ENS) – The interim Iraqi government is reeling from riots and demonstrations that have erupted across the country to protest severe electricity...

 

Coal Mines, Wastewater Systems, Landfills to Report Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Coal Mines, Wastewater Systems, Landfills to Report Greenhouse Gas Emissions WASHINGTON, DC, June 30, 2010 (ENS) – Four major categories of industrial facilities will have to report their emissions of climate-altering...

 

Judge Dismisses Electronics Industry Case Against NYC E-waste Law

Judge Dismisses Electronics Industry Case Against NYC E-waste Law NEW YORK, New York, June 29, 2010 (ENS) – A federal judge Monday dismissed a lawsuit brought by electronics companies against New York City’s new e-waste...

 

Hurricane Alex Hampers Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Cleanup

Hurricane Alex Hampers Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Cleanup MIAMI, Florida, June 29, 2010 (ENS) – Roaring across the Caribbean, Alex has become the first hurricane of the 2010 season and the first June Atlantic hurricane since...

 

Obama Pushes for Senate Climate Bill With Price on Carbon; GOP Resists

Obama Pushes for Senate Climate Bill With Price on Carbon; GOP Resists WASHINGTON, DC, June 29, 2010 (ENS) – A bipartisan group of about 20 senators met with President Barack Obama at the White House today in an attempt by the...

 

Ancient Fossils Show Arctic Now Near Climate Tipping Point

Ancient Fossils Show Arctic Now Near Climate Tipping Point

Ancient Fossils Show Arctic Now Near Climate Tipping Point BOULDER, Colorado, June 29, 2010 (ENS) – Current levels of Earth’s atmospheric carbon dioxide may be high enough to bring about “irreversible”...

 

Obama’s New Space Policy Peaceful But Guarded

Obama’s New Space Policy Peaceful But Guarded

Obama’s New Space Policy Peaceful But Guarded WASHINGTON, DC, June 28, 2010 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today unveiled his new national space policy, which focuses more on international cooperation, peaceful use...

 

West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd Dies at 92

West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd Dies at 92 WASHINGTON, DC, June 28, 2010 (ENS) – Environmentalists and coal miners alike are in mourning today for the loss of Senator Robert C. Byrd, 92. The West Virginia Democrat died...

 

G20 Backs Funding for Climate, Food as Protesters Rage Outside

G20 Backs Funding for Climate, Food as Protesters Rage Outside

G20 Backs Funding for Climate, Food as Protesters Rage Outside TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, June 28, 2010 (ENS) – More funding to address climate change and food security will be available through the Multilateral Development...

 

Charter Captain Claims Turtles Fried in Gulf Oil Fires

Charter Captain Claims Turtles Fried in Gulf Oil Fires

Charter Captain Claims Turtles Fried in Gulf Oil Fires VENICE, Louisiana, June 25, 2010 (ENS) – Captain Mike Ellis is certain that when BP and the U.S. Coast Guard set fire to spilled oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico...

 

U.S., Russian Cities to Collaborate on Energy-Efficient Smart Grids

U.S., Russian Cities to Collaborate on Energy-Efficient Smart Grids

U.S., Russian Cities to Collaborate on Energy-Efficient Smart Grids WASHINGTON, DC, June 25, 2010 (ENS) – New pilot projects using cutting-edge smart grid technology will match U.S. and Russian cities for creative energy...

 

EPA Forced to Review Pesticide Testing on Humans

EPA Forced to Review Pesticide Testing on Humans WASHINGTON, DC, June 24, 2010 (ENS) – Federal rules governing pesticide experiments using people as test subjects must be rewritten and issued for public comment under a new...

 

Australia’s Leadership Change Rekindles Hope for Climate Health

Australia’s Leadership Change Rekindles Hope for Climate Health

Australia’s Leadership Change Rekindles Hope for Climate Health CANBERRA, Australia, June 24, 2010 (ENS) – Australia has a renewed opportunity to fight climate change, this time under the country’s first woman...

 

Ordinary Digital Camera Detects Cancer Cells in Real Time

Ordinary Digital Camera Detects Cancer Cells in Real Time

Ordinary Digital Camera Detects Cancer Cells in Real Time HOUSTON, Texas, June 24, 2010 (ENS) – Using a $400 store-bought digital camera, Texas scientists have created an inexpensive device that allows doctors to immediately...

 

Dalai Lama Reminds Anti-Whaling Activists to Be Non-Violent

Dalai Lama Reminds Anti-Whaling Activists to Be Non-Violent

Dalai Lama Reminds Anti-Whaling Activists to Be Non-Violent TOKYO, Japan, June 23, 2010 (ENS) – The Dalai Lama has rebuked anti-whaling activists for pursuing what he said were “violent” activities to stop Japan’s...

 

‘Code Red’ for the Great Lakes, Asian Carp Penetrate Electric Barrier

‘Code Red’ for the Great Lakes, Asian Carp Penetrate Electric Barrier CHICAGO, Illinois, June 23, 2010 (ENS) – One invasive bighead Asian carp has been found in Lake Calumet along the Chicago Area Waterway System...

 

Gulf Oil Gushes Faster After Containment Cap Accident

Gulf Oil Gushes Faster After Containment Cap Accident HOUSTON, Texas, June 23, 2010 (ENS) – More oil is gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from the damaged Deepwater Horizon wellhead today due to a problem with the containment...

 

Oil Spill Response Vessel Captain Dies in Gunshot Suicide

Oil Spill Response Vessel Captain Dies in Gunshot Suicide

Oil Spill Response Vessel Captain Dies in Gunshot Suicide MOBILE, Alabama, June 23, 2010 (ENS) – An Alabama boat captain working the BP oil spill response died this morning from a gunshot wound that may have been self-inflicted....

 

Global Whaling Moratorium Stands as IWC Shelves Compromise Plan

Global Whaling Moratorium Stands as IWC Shelves Compromise Plan

Global Whaling Moratorium Stands as IWC Shelves Compromise Plan AGADIR, Morocco, June 23, 2010 (ENS) – A controversial plan that would have meant the end of a 24-year long moratorium on commercial whaling was today put on ice...

 

Global Conservation Bill Would Require Rescue of Natural Resources

Global Conservation Bill Would Require Rescue of Natural Resources WASHINGTON, DC, June 22, 2010 (ENS) – Lawmakers from both parties have introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate that would, for the first time, place the strategic...

 
 
 
 

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