Archive for: April, 2011

Appeals Court Upholds California Greenhouse Gas Tailpipe Standards

Appeals Court Upholds California Greenhouse Gas Tailpipe Standards WASHINGTON, DC, April 29, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today rejected an attempt to overturn California’s authority...

 

Obama Offers ‘Maximum Federal Help’ on Visiting Tornado-Hit Alabama

Obama Offers ‘Maximum Federal Help’ on Visiting Tornado-Hit Alabama

Obama Offers ‘Maximum Federal Help’ on Visiting Tornado-Hit Alabama TUSCALOOSA, Alabama, April 29, 2011 (ENS) – President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama today toured the devastation left by tornadoes that...

 

Los Alamos National Lab Must Keep Toxic Runoff Out of the Rio Grande

Los Alamos National Lab Must Keep Toxic Runoff Out of the Rio Grande SANTA FE, New Mexico, April 29, 2011 (ENS) – Los Alamos National Laboratory must capture and eliminate toxic runoff from over 400 waste dump sites that discharge...

 

WWF Marks 50 Years With Urgent Call for Global Green Economy

WWF Marks 50 Years With Urgent Call for Global Green Economy

WWF Marks 50 Years With Urgent Call for Global Green Economy ZURICH, Switzerland, April 29, 2011 (ENS) – Environmental leaders and politicians from around the world today called for an urgent move towards a global green economy...

 

Residents Near U.S. Okinawa Air Base Sue Over Noise

Residents Near U.S. Okinawa Air Base Sue Over Noise TOKYO, Japan, April 28, 2011 (ENS) – Thousands of people who live near the U.S. Kadena Air Base on Okinawa in southern Japan, today filed a lawsuit seeking damages over aircraft...

 

Rights for Rhinos Rangers Will Cross South Africa on Foot

Rights for Rhinos Rangers Will Cross South Africa on Foot

Rights for Rhinos Rangers Will Cross South Africa on Foot CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 28, 2011 (ENS) – Two game rangers dedicated to rhino conservation will take the first step of a walk from the northern border to the southern...

 

At Least 72 People Die in Storms Across the South

At Least 72 People Die in Storms Across the South MONTGOMERY, Alabama,, April 27, 2011 (ENS) – Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms claimed the lives of at least 72 people across the South on Wednesday, and the death toll is...

 

Partisan Fight Brews Over EPA’s New Clean Water Act Guidance

Partisan Fight Brews Over EPA’s New Clean Water Act Guidance

Partisan Fight Brews Over EPA’s New Clean Water Act Guidance WASHINGTON, DC, April 27, 2011 (ENS) – The Obama administration issued a draft clean water guidance today that provides what the administration calls “clearer,...

 

U.S. Tests Electric Vehicles in Icy Antarctica

U.S. Tests Electric Vehicles in Icy Antarctica McMURDO STATION, Antarctica, April 27, 2011 (ENS) – Two electric vehicles have traveled farther south than any EVs have gone before – to the U.S. research base at McMurdo Station....

 

Half of All Americans Breathe Polluted Air

Half of All Americans Breathe Polluted Air

Half of All Americans Breathe Polluted Air WASHINGTON, DC, April 27, 2011 (ENS) – The United States has made progress in cleaning up air pollution, but 154.5 million people, about half the population, live where the air is so...

 

Tornadoes, Floods Wrack U.S. Southeast and Midwest

Tornadoes, Floods Wrack U.S. Southeast and Midwest

Tornadoes, Floods Wrack U.S. Southeast and Midwest NORMAN, Oklahoma, April 27, 2011 (ENS) – A storm system extending from the Great Lakes southward to the Texas Gulf Coast combined with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico is bringing...

 

Wild Tigers Welcomed Back to Kazakhstan

Wild Tigers Welcomed Back to Kazakhstan

Wild Tigers Welcomed Back to Kazakhstan ASTANA, Kazakhstan, April 26, 2011 (ENS) – Tigers could once again inhabit Central Asia under a new plan by the Kazakhstan government to reintroduce them in part of the country where...

 

25th Chernobyl Anniversary Prompts Vows of Safety, Security

25th Chernobyl Anniversary Prompts Vows of Safety, Security

25th Chernobyl Anniversary Prompts Vows of Safety, Security KIEV, Ukraine, April 26, 2011 (ENS) – Today, on the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Mykola Azarov pledged that his...

 

Tokyo Electric Struggles to Control Unstable Nuclear Plant

Tokyo Electric Struggles to Control Unstable Nuclear Plant TOKYO, Japan, April 25, 2011 (ENS) – Despite increased injections of cooling water, the water temperature is rising in a spent fuel pool at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi...

 

U.S. Alliance Debunks Myths Surrounding Fuel Efficient Cars

U.S. Alliance Debunks Myths Surrounding Fuel Efficient Cars NEW YORK, New York, April 16, 2011 (ENS) – Go60MPG, a new alliance of American environmental groups, is rallying support to raise federal fuel efficiency standards for...

 

Nissan LEAF Is 2011 World Car of the Year; Chevy Volt World Green Car

Nissan LEAF Is 2011 World Car of the Year; Chevy Volt World Green Car

Nissan LEAF Is 2011 World Car of the Year; Chevy Volt World Green Car NEW YORK, New York, April 22, 2011 (ENS) – The all-electric, zero-emission Nissan LEAF won the 2011 World Car of the Year award Thursday at the New York International...

 

Environment News Service News Index April 2011

Environment News Service News Index April 2011 Staph Bacteria Found on Half U.S. Meat, Poultry Killer Tornadoes Claim 44 Lives Across Southern States Electric Tricycles Debut in Metro Manila U.S. Alliance Debunks Myths Surrounding...

 

Environment News Service News Index March 2011

Environment News Service News Index March 2011 Amazon Rainforest Brown After Severe 2010 Drought Obama Proposes One-Third Cut in Oil Imports by 2025 Toxic in Canned Foods Cleared By Fresh Food Diet Radiation in Washington Milk Way...

 

Shell Eco-Marathon Winner Gets Over 2,500 Miles Per Gallon

Shell Eco-Marathon Winner Gets Over 2,500 Miles Per Gallon HOUSTON, Texas, April 19, 2011 (ENS) – A prototype car that achieved an amazing 2,564.8 miles per gallon won first place in the Shell Eco-marathon 2011 in Houston this...

 

BP to Pay $1 Billion for Early Gulf Coast Restoration

BP to Pay $1 Billion for Early Gulf Coast Restoration

BP to Pay $1 Billion for Early Gulf Coast Restoration WASHINGTON, DC, April 21, 2011 (ENS) – BP has agreed to provide $1 billion toward early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico to address injuries to natural resources...

 
 
 
 

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