Archive for: May, 2011

Cell Phone Radiation ‘Possibly Carcinogenic’ to Humans

Cell Phone Radiation ‘Possibly Carcinogenic’ to Humans

Cell Phone Radiation ‘Possibly Carcinogenic’ to Humans LYON, France, May 31, 2011 (ENS) – Electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell phones has been identified as “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” based...

 

INSIGHTS: Coexisting with Nature: Reflections after the Devastating Earthquake in Japan

INSIGHTS: Coexisting with Nature: Reflections after the Devastating Earthquake in Japan

INSIGHTS: Coexisting with Nature: Reflections after the Devastating Earthquake in Japan By Junko Edahiro TOKYO, Japan, May 31, 2011 (ENS) – On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake hit, causing devastation to the...

 

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Jump to Record Levels

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Jump to Record Levels

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Jump to Record Levels BONN, Germany, May 30, 2011 (ENS) – Greenhouse gas emissions from world energy generation in 2010 were the highest in history, according to the latest estimates from the International...

 

Japan Flashes Green Signal for Maglev Train Line

Japan Flashes Green Signal for Maglev Train Line

Japan Flashes Green Signal for Maglev Train Line TOKYO, Japan, May 30, 2011 (ENS) – The Japanese government has signaled Central Japan Railway “to proceed with construction” of its magnetically levitated train line...

 

Seven Nations Safeguard Carpathian Old Growth Forests

Seven Nations Safeguard Carpathian Old Growth Forests

Seven Nations Safeguard Carpathian Old Growth Forests BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, May 28, 2011 (ENS) – The old growth and virgin forests of the Carpathian Mountains will be protected by seven countries under an agreement signed Friday...

 

Poll: Penny-Pinching U.S. Drivers Want Fuel-Efficient Cars

Poll: Penny-Pinching U.S. Drivers Want Fuel-Efficient Cars YONKERS, New York, May 27, 2011 (ENS) – A new survey of U.S. motorists on car purchases and fuel economy shows that lower fuel cost, not environmental factors, is by...

 

INSIGHTS: Resource Efficiency: The Next Revolution

INSIGHTS: Resource Efficiency: The Next Revolution

INSIGHTS: Resource Efficiency: The Next Revolution By Janez Poto─Źnik, European Commissioner for Environment {Commissioner Poto─Źnik gave this closing address May 27 at Green Week 2011, Europe’s largest annual environment...

 

G8 Leaders Call for Stricter Nuclear Power Standards Worldwide

G8 Leaders Call for Stricter Nuclear Power Standards Worldwide

G8 Leaders Call for Stricter Nuclear Power Standards Worldwide DEAUVILLE, France, May 27, 2011 (ENS) – The annual G8 Summit concluded this afternoon with agreement among leaders of the world’s largest industrial democracies...

 

BlueGreen Alliance and Apollo Alliance Merge to Strengthen Green Economy

BlueGreen Alliance and Apollo Alliance Merge to Strengthen Green Economy WASHINGTON, DC, May 26, 2011 (ENS) – Two coalitions focused on creating good green jobs – each having labor unions and environmental organizations...

 

UNEP: Products Containing Rare Metals Rarely Recycled

UNEP: Products Containing Rare Metals Rarely Recycled

UNEP: Products Containing Rare Metals Rarely Recycled BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 26, 2011 (ENS) – Metals essential for clean technologies such as hybrid car batteries and wind turbine magnets may be in short supply as the era of...

 

Chevron Feels the Heat at Annual Shareholder Meeting

Chevron Feels the Heat at Annual Shareholder Meeting

Chevron Feels the Heat at Annual Shareholder Meeting By Tina Gerhardt SAN RAMON, California, May 26, 2011 (ENS) – At Chevron’s annual general meeting Wednesday, the oil giant’s chief executive John Watson, the...

 

U.S., Russia Collaborate on Bering Strait Protection, Smart Grids

U.S., Russia Collaborate on Bering Strait Protection, Smart Grids

U.S., Russia Collaborate on Bering Strait Protection, Smart Grids DEAUVILLE, France, May 26, 2011 (ENS) – President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev today declared their intention to deepen cooperation between...

 

New Fuel Economy Labels Empower Car Buyers

New Fuel Economy Labels Empower Car Buyers WASHINGTON, DC, May 25, 2011 (ENS) – Redesigned fuel economy labels for all new cars sold in the United States provide facts intended to save drivers money at the pump and prevent air...

 

Westinghouse Designs Emergency Nuclear Fuel Pool Cooling System

Westinghouse Designs Emergency Nuclear Fuel Pool Cooling System PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, May 25, 2011 (ENS) – Westinghouse Electric Company has developed an emergency fuel pool cooling system to keep spent nuclear fuel cool...

 

NOAA: Prepare Now for an ‘Above-Normal’ Atlantic Hurricane Season

NOAA: Prepare Now for an ‘Above-Normal’ Atlantic Hurricane Season CAMP SPRINGS, Maryland, May 25, 2011 (ENS) – This week, May 22 through 28, is national Hurricane Preparedness Week and NOAA’s Climate Prediction...

 

G8 Summit to Focus on Nuclear Safety, Climate, the Internet

G8 Summit to Focus on Nuclear Safety, Climate, the Internet

G8 Summit to Focus on Nuclear Safety, Climate, the Internet DEAUVILLE, France, May 25, 2011 (ENS) – Nuclear safety and climate change as well as green growth and innovation top the agenda for the G8 Summit meeting where leaders...

 

Lethal Tornadoes Sweep Midwest, More Expected Today

Lethal Tornadoes Sweep Midwest, More Expected Today NORMAN, Oklahoma, May 25, 2011 (ENS) – Another day of tornadoes is forecast for Wednesday as officials count the cost in lives and property of violent tornadoes packing winds...

 

More Tornadoes Wreak Havoc Across Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri

More Tornadoes Wreak Havoc Across Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri

More Tornadoes Wreak Havoc Across Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, March 24, 2011 (ENS) – Severe thunderstorms are exploding across Oklahoma and Kansas this evening accompanied by tornadoes and hail the size...

 

Obama Moves Federal Fleet to Alternative Fuels, EVs

Obama Moves Federal Fleet to Alternative Fuels, EVs WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2011 (ENS) – All new light duty vehicles leased or purchased by the U.S. government must be alternatively fueled by the end of 2015, President Barack...

 

Alaska Sea Otter Expedition Seeks Clues to Coastal Health

Alaska Sea Otter Expedition Seeks Clues to Coastal Health JUNEAU, Alaska, May 24, 2011 (ENS) – Marine biologists from the United States and Canada are on a three-week expedition studying sea otters to document the ecological...

 
 
 
 

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