Archive for: October, 2010

Black Market Feeds on Bodies of America’s Backyard Tigers

Black Market Feeds on Bodies of America’s Backyard Tigers WASHINGTON, DC, October 22, 2010 (ENS) – Weak U.S. regulations on keeping captive tigers could be feeding the multimillion dollar international black market...

 

Toledo Will Spend $315 Million to Eliminate Sewage Overflows

Toledo Will Spend $315 Million to Eliminate Sewage Overflows TOLEDO, Ohio, October 22, 2010 (ENS) – At an estimated cost of $315 million, the city of Toledo has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer system...

 

Justice OIG: Prison E-Waste Recycling Endangered Inmates, Staff

Justice OIG: Prison E-Waste Recycling Endangered Inmates, Staff

Justice OIG: Prison E-Waste Recycling Endangered Inmates, Staff WASHINGTON, DC, October 22, 2010 (ENS) – The U.S. federal prison industry that recycled computers and other electronics violated health, safety and environmental...

 

India Gives Elephants ‘National Heritage Animal’ Status

India Gives Elephants ‘National Heritage Animal’ Status

India Gives Elephants ‘National Heritage Animal’ Status NEW DELHI, India, October 22, 2010 (ENS) – India’s Environment Ministry has declared the elephant a National Heritage Animal in order to increase...

 

EU, Democratic Republic of Congo Jointly Fight Illegal Logging

EU, Democratic Republic of Congo Jointly Fight Illegal Logging

EU, Democratic Republic of Congo Jointly Fight Illegal Logging BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 22, 2010 (ENS) – Timber and wood products from the Democratic Republic of the Congo that are sold in the European Union...

 

Deadly Cholera Strikes Haiti, But Not in Earthquake Area

Deadly Cholera Strikes Haiti, But Not in Earthquake Area

Deadly Cholera Strikes Haiti, But Not in Earthquake Area WASHINGTON, DC, October 22, 2010 (ENS) – A cholera outbreak in Haiti has claimed 138 lives and sickened more than 1,500 other people, the World Health Organization,...

 

EPA Salutes 18 Green Power Partners: Banks, Cities, Corporations and a Zoo

EPA Salutes 18 Green Power Partners: Banks, Cities, Corporations and a Zoo PORTLAND, Oregon, October 21, 2010 (ENS) – The U.S. EPA is honoring 18 organizations – from cities to banks to corporations to a zoo...

 

Canadian Treasure Hunt in Tibet Triggers Protest

Canadian Treasure Hunt in Tibet Triggers Protest

Canadian Treasure Hunt in Tibet Triggers Protest VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, October 21, 2010 (ENS) – Tibetans around the world, including their supporters in Canada, have launched a major offensive to stop...

 

Severe Drought Predicted to Grip the Globe By 2040

Severe Drought Predicted to Grip the Globe By 2040

Severe Drought Predicted to Grip the Globe By 2040 BOULDER, Colorado, October 21, 2010 (ENS) – Global warming will bring on severe and prolonged drought across the United States and many other heavily populated countries...

 

Solar Power, Game-Changing Key to the Energy Future

Solar Power, Game-Changing Key to the Energy Future

Solar Power, Game-Changing Key to the Energy Future By Suzanne Maxx LOS ANGELES, California, October 20, 2010 (ENS) – Solar Power International 2010 realized its name and reached critical mass last week, due...

 

La Niña Forecast to Bring a Winter of Weather Extremes

La Niña Forecast to Bring a Winter of Weather Extremes CAMP SPRINGS, Maryland, October 21, 2010 (ENS) – Warmer and drier than average weather is in store for the South and Southeast regions through February 2011,...

 

Pricing the Value of Nature

Pricing the Value of Nature

Pricing the Value of Nature NAGOYA, Aichi, Japan, October 20, 2010 (ENS) – Assigning economic value to the benefits the world gets for free from nature is not easy, so today’s release of the report, “Mainstreaming...

 

Conservationists Sue BP on Behalf of Gulf of Mexico Wildlife

Conservationists Sue BP on Behalf of Gulf of Mexico Wildlife WASHINGTON, DC, October 20, 2010 (ENS) – Three conservation groups today filed a lawsuit against oil giant BP under the Endangered Species Act for they claim...

 

Mirrored Solar Dishes to March Across California Desert

Mirrored Solar Dishes to March Across California Desert WASHINGTON, DC, October 20, 2010 (ENS) – More mirrored Suncatcher solar dishes will be generating grid-quality electricity on federal public lands in California...

 

Fate of Earth’s Living Beings Nears ‘Tipping Point’

Fate of Earth’s Living Beings Nears ‘Tipping Point’

Fate of Earth’s Living Beings Nears ‘Tipping Point’ NAGOYA, Aichi, Japan, October 19, 2010 (ENS) – A new strategy to halt the loss of the Earth’s diverse living beings is expected to emerge...

 

Super Typhoon Blasts Philippines

Super Typhoon Blasts Philippines

Super Typhoon Blasts Philippines MANILA, Philippines, October 18, 2010 (ENS) – Torrential rains and strong winds carried by powerful Super Typhoon Megi forced evacuations of coastal residents and caused mudslides in...

 

New York Firm Guilty of Falsifying Asbestos Test Reports

New York Firm Guilty of Falsifying Asbestos Test Reports UTICA, New York, October 18, 2010 (ENS) – A federal jury in Utica has found Certified Environmental Services, Inc., two of its managers and one of its employees...

 

United Against Hunger Campaign Offers Hope for the Hungry

United Against Hunger Campaign Offers Hope for the Hungry

United Against Hunger Campaign Offers Hope for the Hungry ROME, Italy, October 18, 2010 (ENS) – Chronic hunger grips one in every seven people alive today. Every six seconds, a child dies from hunger-related causes...

 

Athos I Oil Spill Damage Award Funds Delaware Bay Restoration

Athos I Oil Spill Damage Award Funds Delaware Bay Restoration

Athos I Oil Spill Damage Award Funds Delaware Bay Restoration TRENTON, New Jersey, October 15, 2010 (ENS) – To compensate the public for damage to the Delaware River estuary caused by the 2004 oil spill from the...

 

Pair of Owls Used to Challenge Oregon Timber Sale

Pair of Owls Used to Challenge Oregon Timber Sale EUGENE, Oregon, October 15, 2010 (ENS) – Two conservation organizations filed a federal lawsuit Thursday to block a timber sale in the Willamette National Forest above...

 
 
 
 

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