Archive for: September, 2010

USA and BP Each Fortify Deepwater Drilling Safety Rules

USA and BP Both Fortify Deepwater Drilling Safety Rules WASHINGTON, DC, September 30, 2010 (ENS) – Both BP and the Obama administration aim to strengthen the safety of deepwater oil drilling operations with sweeping operational...

 

British Missionary and Eco-Activist Fights Expulsion from Peru

British Missionary and Eco-Activist Fights Expulsion from Peru

British Missionary and Eco-Activist Fights Expulsion from Peru By David Dudenhoefer LIMA, Peru, September 30, 2010 (ENS) – Nearly three months after Peru’s immigration department informed British educator...

 

Mexico: Landslide at Dawn Kills Fewer Than Thought

Mexico: Landslide at Dawn Kills Fewer Than Thought OAXACA, Mexico, September 29, 2010 (ENS) – A landslide at dawn Tuesday buried four homes in a rural town in the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. Officials now say four...

 

Global River Crisis Erodes Freshwater Security

Global River Crisis Erodes Freshwater Security

Global River Crisis Erodes Freshwater Security MADISON, Wisconsin, September 29, 2010 (ENS) – The world’s rivers are in a crisis of “ominous” proportions, according to a new global analysis, published...

 

One-fifth of All Plant Species at Risk of Extinction

One-fifth of All Plant Species at Risk of Extinction

One-fifth of All Plant Species at Risk of Extinction LONDON, UK, September 29, 2010 (ENS) – One in every five of the world’s plant species is threatened with extinction, biodiversity experts said today in the...

 

Noise Plus Chemical Exposure Amplifies Workers’ Risk of Deafness

Noise Plus Chemical Exposure Amplifies Workers’ Risk of Deafness

Noise Plus Chemical Exposure Amplifies Workers’ Risk of Deafness ZARAGOZA, Spain, September 28, 2010 (ENS) – Chemical contaminants in a work environment can interact with noise and modify the way in which work-related...

 

Dentists Must Swallow New Federal Mercury Discharge Rule

Dentists Must Swallow New Federal Mercury Discharge Rule WASHINGTON, DC, September 27, 2010 (ENS) – The U.S. EPA is preparing to regulate dental offices to prevent discharge of mercury from old fillings into the environment....

 

EPA Calls for Public Input on Draft Chesapeake Bay Pollution Budget

EPA Calls for Public Input on Draft Chesapeake Bay Pollution Budget WASHINGTON, DC, September 27, 2010 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday released a draft Total Maximum Daily Load for the Chesapeake Bay...

 

Investors: Obsolete Chemicals Law Threatens Business Recovery

Investors: Obsolete Chemicals Law Threatens Business Recovery FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, September 27, 2010 (ENS) – Fifty-one organizations managing more than $35 billion in assets signed a letter sent to Congress today urging...

 

Chevron Forces Greenpeacers Off Drillship Anchor Chain

Chevron Forces Greenpeacers Off Drillship Anchor Chain

Chevron Forces Greenpeacers Off Drillship Anchor Chain LERWICK, Shetland Islands, UK, September 27, 2010 (ENS) – On Saturday, Greenpeace UK activists were forced to remove the yellow survival pod they had attached to the...

 

World’s Largest Tiger Reserve Clearcut for Plantations

World’s Largest Tiger Reserve Clearcut for Plantations

World’s Largest Tiger Reserve Clearcut for Plantations YANGON, Myanmar, September 27, 2010 (ENS) – In August, Myanmar officials formally announced that the entire remote Hukawng Valley would be designated as a Protected...

 

Chevron Forces Greenpeacers Off Drillship Anchor Chain

Chevron Forces Greenpeacers Off Drillship Anchor Chain

Chevron Forces Greenpeacers Off Drillship Anchor Chain LERWICK, Shetland Islands, UK, September 27, 2010 (ENS) – On Saturday, Greenpeace UK activists were forced to remove the yellow survival pod they had attached to the...

 

Greenpeacers Occupy Survival Pod on Drillship Anchor Chain

Greenpeacers Occupy Survival Pod on Drillship Anchor Chain

Greenpeacers Occupy Survival Pod on Drillship Anchor Chain LERWICK, Shetland Islands, UK, September 23, 2010 (ENS) – We may have been forced by legal action to end our 100-hour occupation of Chevron’s giant drill...

 

INSIGHTS: Injustice Toward Betty Krawczyk a Catalyst for BC Environmental Movement

INSIGHTS: Injustice Toward Betty Krawczyk a Catalyst for BC Environmental Movement

INSIGHTS: Injustice Toward Betty Krawczyk a Catalyst for BC Environmental Movement By Rafe Mair VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, September 26, 2010 (ENS) – Betty Krawczyk is a protester at the tender age of 82. Not...

 

Climate Heats Up, But Global Warming Treaty Out in the Cold

Climate Heats Up, But Global Warming Treaty Out in the Cold

Climate Heats Up, But Global Warming Treaty Out in the Cold NEW YORK, New York, September 24, 2010 (ENS) – The global climate is heating up. The first eight months of 2010 tied the same period in 1998 for the warmest combined...

 

Cleanup of Radioactive Water at Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant Begins

Cleanup of Radioactive Water at Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant Begins TRENTON, New Jersey, September 23, 2010 – Radioactive tritium that leaked from the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in 2009 into two aquifers below the...

 

California Regulators Approve 33 Percent Renewable Energy Standard

California Regulators Approve 33 Percent Renewable Energy Standard SACRAMENTO, California, September 23, 2010 (ENS) – The California Air Resources Board today unanimously adopted a regulation raising California’s Renewable...

 

Greenpeacers Occupy Survival Pod on Drillship Anchor Chain

Greenpeacers Occupy Survival Pod on Drillship Anchor Chain

Greenpeacers Occupy Survival Pod on Drillship Anchor Chain LERWICK, Shetland Islands, UK, September 23, 2010 (ENS) – Chevron has a tough task ahead to remove Greenpeace protesters from a drillship off Shetland after the...

 

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens in English Channel

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens in English Channel

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens in English Channel LONDON, UK, September 23, 2010 (ENS) – The world’s largest offshore wind farm officially opened today in the English Channel 12 kilometers (7.4 miles) from...

 

Gorillas the Origin of Human Malaria’s Most Lethal Strain

Gorillas the Origin of Human Malaria’s Most Lethal Strain

Gorillas the Origin of Human Malaria’s Most Lethal Strain CHICAGO, Illinois, September 23, 2010 (ENS) – The world’s most deadly form of human malaria, a parasite known as Plasmodium falciparum, is of gorilla...

 
 
 
 

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