Archive for: October, 2010

Hungary Probes for Causes of Red Sludge Disaster

Hungary Probes for Causes of Red Sludge Disaster

Hungary Probes for Causes of Red Sludge Disaster BUDAPEST, Hungary, October 15, 2010 (ENS) – Hungarian Police are interrogating a second suspect in Hungary’s worst ecological disaster, the October 4 spill of...

 

Hawaii Permits Residents to Generate Clean Energy, Feed It to the Grid

Hawaii Permits Residents to Generate Clean Energy, Feed It to the Grid HONOLULU, Hawaii, October 14, 2010 (ENS) – The Public Utilities Commission of Hawaii has approved an initial rollout of feed-in tariffs, FIT,...

 

INSIGHTS: Sochi National Park to Be Sliced Up for 2014 Olympic Games

INSIGHTS: Sochi National Park to Be Sliced Up for 2014 Olympic Games

INSIGHTS: Sochi National Park to Be Sliced Up for 2014 Olympic Games By Suren Gazaryan, PhD SOCHI, Russia, October 14, 2010 (ENS) – The Russian government is planning to take land from Sochi National Park and...

 

Link between Two Canals Could Ease California’s Water Crisis

Link between Two Canals Could Ease California’s Water Crisis TRACY, California, October 14, 2010 (ENS) – A host of federal, state and local officials and business leaders today celebrated the start of construction...

 

Civil Aviation Pact Cuts Climate Emissions from Aircraft

Civil Aviation Pact Cuts Climate Emissions from Aircraft

Civil Aviation Pact Cuts Climate Emissions from Aircraft MONTREAL, Canada, October 13, 2010 (ENS) – A majority of the 190 governments belonging to the international body that oversees civil aviation have agreed to reduce...

 

WWF’s Living Planet Report Shows Humans Consuming 1.5 Earths

WWF’s Living Planet Report Shows Humans Consuming 1.5 Earths

WWF’s Living Planet Report Shows Humans Consuming 1.5 Earths BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 14, 2010 (ENS) – “The unprecedented drive for wealth and well-being of the past 40 years is putting unsustainable...

 

EPA Allows 15 Percent Ethanol Blend, Igniting Air Pollution Battle

EPA Allows 15 Percent Ethanol Blend, Igniting Air Pollution Battle WASHINGTON, DC, October 13, 2010 (ENS) – A firestorm of controversy has erupted over a waiver issued by the U.S. EPA today that permits the sale of a...

 

Police in Six Countries Nab 25 Suspected Tiger Traders

Police in Six Countries Nab 25 Suspected Tiger Traders

Police in Six Countries Nab 25 Suspected Tiger Traders LYON, France, October 13, 2010 (ENS) – An international law enforcement operation coordinated by INTERPOL against the illegal trade in tigers has led to the arrest...

 

Solar Projects on Public Lands Highlighted at Solar Power International 2010

Solar Projects on Public Lands Highlighted at Solar Power International 2010

Solar Projects on Public Lands Highlighted at Solar Power International 2010 LOS ANGELES, California, October 13, 2010 (ENS) – Opening the Solar Power International 2010 Conference and Exhibition today in Los Angeles,...

 

Lead Giant to Shut Missouri Smelter Early, Pay $72 Million for Violations

Lead Giant to Shut Missouri Smelter Early, Pay $72 Million for Violations KANSAS CITY, Kansas, October 12, 2010 (ENS) – Doe Run Resources Corp. of St. Louis, North America’s largest lead producer, will spend...

 

Obama Administration Lifts Deepwater Drilling Moratorium

Obama Administration Lifts Deepwater Drilling Moratorium

Obama Administration Lifts Deepwater Drilling Moratorium WASHINGTON, DC, October 12, 2010 (ENS) – The moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling, imposed by the Obama administration in July in response to BP’s...

 

China Seeks Funds for Tree Planting at Three Gorges Dam

China Seeks Funds for Tree Planting at Three Gorges Dam BEIJING, China, October 12, 2010 (ENS) – China has launched a tree planting program to counteract soil erosion along the Three Gorges Dam section of the Yangtze...

 

U.S. and China Sign Environmental Protection Agreement

U.S. and China Sign Environmental Protection Agreement BEIJING, China, October 12, 2010 (ENS) – During her first official visit to China, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson today signed...

 

San Francisco Nail Salons Encouraged to Use Non-Toxic Polish

San Francisco Nail Salons Encouraged to Use Non-Toxic Polish SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 11, 2010 (ENS) – San Francisco nail salons that replace nail polish containing toxic chemicals with safer alternatives...

 

Eight Dead in Hungarian Sludge Spill, Company Boss Arrested

Eight Dead in Hungarian Sludge Spill, Company Boss Arrested

Eight Dead in Hungarian Sludge Spill, Company Boss Arrested BUDAPEST, Hungary, October 11, 2010 (ENS) – The eighth person killed by the red toxic sludge that spilled from a aluminum plant in western Hungary has...

 

Traffic-Related Air Pollution Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Traffic-Related Air Pollution Linked to Breast Cancer Risk MONTREAL, Canada, October 10, 2010 (ENS) – The risk of breast cancer, the second leading cause of death from cancer in women, has been linked to traffic-related...

 

10/10/10: World’s Biggest Climate Work Party Gathers Force

10/10/10: World’s Biggest Climate Work Party Gathers Force

10/10/10: World’s Biggest Climate Work Party Gathers Force OAKLAND, California, October 8, 2010 (ENS) – More than 7,000 events are expected to take place in 188 countries for the 10/10/10 Global Work Party,...

 

West Virginia Sues U.S. EPA Over Mountaintop Mining Permits

West Virginia Sues U.S. EPA Over Mountaintop Mining Permits CHARLESTON, West Virginia, October 8, 2010 (ENS) – The state of West Virginia has field a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the...

 

Unmoved by Heating Planet, Climate Talks in China Stumble

Unmoved by Heating Planet, Climate Talks in China Stumble

Unmoved by Heating Planet, Climate Talks in China Stumble TIANJIN, China, Ocober 8, 2010 (ENS) – United Nations talks on climate change in the Chinese port city of Tianjin are nearing a close with no clear consensus...

 

Iranian Oilmen Reflect on Gulf of Mexico Spill

Iranian Oilmen Reflect on Gulf of Mexico Spill By Kaveh Sarafraz TEHRAN, Iran, October 7, 2010 (ENS) – The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has caused some industry experts in Iran to consider how their country...

 
 
 
 

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