Archive for: January, 2011

Blizzard Threatens 100 Million Americans

Blizzard Threatens 100 Million Americans

Blizzard Threatens 100 Million Americans WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2011 (ENS) – A major blizzard the National Weather Service that could be life-threatening is approaching the Midwest today, and expected to dump up to 18...

 

Japanese Officials Apologize for Taking Whale Meat Gifts, Greenpeace Demands Probe

Japanese Officials Apologize for Taking Whale Meat Gifts, Greenpeace Demands Probe

Japanese Officials Apologize for Taking Whale Meat Gifts, Greenpeace Demands Probe TOKYO, Japan, January 28, 2011 (ENS) – The Fisheries Agency of Japan has been forced to apologize for the misconduct of five officials who accepted...

 

Big Virgin Islands Refinery Forced to Clean Up Air Pollution

Big Virgin Islands Refinery Forced to Clean Up Air Pollution WASHINGTON, DC, January 28, 2011 (ENS) – HOVENSA LLC, owner of the second largest petroleum refinery in the United States, has agreed to pay a $5.375 million civil...

 

Feds Steady Renewable Energy Industry By Forecasting the Variables

Feds Steady Renewable Energy Industry By Forecasting the Variables WASHINGTON, DC, January 2011 (ENS) – Better information on weather patterns plus improved modeling of the variable wind, sun, water and ocean currents...

 

USDA Approves Unregulated Planting of Transgenic Alfalfa

USDA Approves Unregulated Planting of Transgenic Alfalfa WASHINGTON, DC, January 28, 2011 (ENS) – Over the objections of organic farmers and organic food consumers, and despite a legal challenge, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

 

Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Minnesota Wild Deer

Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Minnesota Wild Deer ST. PAUL, Minnesota, January 28, 2011 (ENS) – For the first time, a wild deer in Minnesota has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, which is fatal to deer, elk,...

 

World Economic Forum: UN Chief Calls for ‘Clean Energy Revolution’

World Economic Forum: UN Chief Calls for ‘Clean Energy Revolution’

World Economic Forum: UN Chief Calls for ‘Clean Energy Revolution’ DAVOS, Switzerland, January 28, 2011 (ENS) – “Revolutionary action” is needed to achieve sustainable development, UN Secretary-General...

 

Australia Cuts Green Programs, Imposes Tax to Fund Flood Recovery

Australia Cuts Green Programs, Imposes Tax to Fund Flood Recovery

Australia Cuts Green Programs, Imposes Tax to Fund Flood Recovery CANBERRA, Australia, January 28, 2011 (ENS) – Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Thursday proposed a one-year tax to pay for recovery from the recent...

 

Appeals Court Upholds Environmentalists’ Right to a Preliminary Injunction

Appeals Court Upholds Environmentalists’ Right to a Preliminary Injunction SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 27, 2011 (ENS) – The right of all citizens to request a preliminary injunction was upheld in a Ninth Circuit...

 

Boxer-Feinstein Bill Would Force EPA to Limit Chromium-6 in Tap Water

Boxer-Feinstein Bill Would Force EPA to Limit Chromium-6 in Tap Water WASHINGTON, DC, January 27, 2011 (ENS) – Not enough is being done to protect the public from tap water that contains hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium-6,...

 

Asia on Alert for Spread of South Korea’s Livestock Disease

Asia on Alert for Spread of South Korea’s Livestock Disease ROME, Italy, January 27, 2011 (ENS) – The UN Food and Agriculture Organization today notified veterinary and border authorities in Asia of an unprecedented...

 

Chemical Dispersants Used by BP Linger in Deep Sea Plume

Chemical Dispersants Used by BP Linger in Deep Sea Plume

Chemical Dispersants Used by BP Linger in Deep Sea Plume FALMOUTH, Massachusetts, January 26, 2011 (ENS) – Chemical dispersants that BP injected directly into its damaged wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico last year, had still...

 

INSIGHTS: Mira’s Story: My Amazing Daughter’s Fight Against Cancer

INSIGHTS: Mira’s Story: My Amazing Daughter’s Fight Against Cancer

INSIGHTS: Mira’s Story: My Amazing Daughter’s Fight Against Cancer By Christine Brouwer {Editor’s Note: Christine Brouwer founded Mira’s Movement in 2008 after her daughter, Mira, died at the age of...

 

Rise in Childhood Cancers Parallels Toxic Chemical Proliferation

Rise in Childhood Cancers Parallels Toxic Chemical Proliferation

Rise in Childhood Cancers Parallels Toxic Chemical Proliferation WASHINGTON, DC, January 26, 2011 (ENS) – Bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress today to help communities determine whether there is a connection between...

 

New Mexico Governor Loses Bid to Overturn Greenhouse Gas Cap

New Mexico Governor Loses Bid to Overturn Greenhouse Gas Cap

New Mexico Governor Loses Bid to Overturn Greenhouse Gas Cap SANTA FE, New Mexico, January 26, 2011 (ENS) – The New Mexico Supreme Court handed environmental groups a victory today in their unanimous ruling that Governor Susana...

 

Extinction Cascades Can Be Prevented, Scientists Find

Extinction Cascades Can Be Prevented, Scientists Find

Extinction Cascades Can Be Prevented, Scientists Find EVANSTON, Illinois, January 25, 2011 (ENS) – Extinction cascades are often observed following the loss of a key species within an ecosystem. As the system changes to compensate...

 

EPA Orders Cleanup of Contaminated Stormwater on Oahu Beaches

EPA Orders Cleanup of Contaminated Stormwater on Oahu Beaches HONOLULU, Hawaii, January 25, 2011 (ENS) – Oahu beaches are normally all sparkling blue water and white sand. But on January 12 and 13, heavy rains caused extreme...

 

State of the Union: Obama Urges America to ‘Win the Future’ with Clean Energy

State of the Union: Obama Urges America to ‘Win the Future’ with Clean Energy

State of the Union: Obama Urges America to ‘Win the Future’ with Clean Energy WASHINGTON, DC, January 25, 2011 (ENS) – President Barack Obama’s second State of the Union address, delivered tonight as Democrat...

 

100 Year First: Dam Removal Opens New Jersey’s Raritan River to Fish

100 Year First: Dam Removal Opens New Jersey’s Raritan River to Fish TRENTON, New Jersey, January 25, 2011 (ENS) – New Jersey has negotiated removal of three dams on the Raritan River as compensation to the public for...

 

World Economic Forum: Water, Food, Energy Scarcity Multiplies Global Risk

World Economic Forum: Water, Food, Energy Scarcity Multiplies Global Risk

World Economic Forum: Water, Food, Energy Scarcity Multiplies Global Risk DAVOS, Switzerland, January 25, 2011 (ENS) – Resource limits to growth – hard limits on the availability of water, food and energy – is...

 
 
 
 

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