Archive for: June, 2011

18 New Biosphere Reserves Protected in Global Network

18 New Biosphere Reserves Protected in Global Network DRESDEN, Germany, June 30, 2011 (ENS) – The United Nations today added 18 new sites to its global list of biosphere reserves, bringing the total to 581 in 114 countries....

 

U.S. Polluted Beach Closings, Warnings Spiked in 2010

U.S. Polluted Beach Closings, Warnings Spiked in 2010

U.S. Polluted Beach Closings, Warnings Spiked in 2010 WASHINGTON, DC, June 29, 2011 (ENS) – Polluted stormwater runoff and sewage overflows carrying oil, and human and animal waste fouled beaches around the country in 2010,...

 

Cleaner Short-Haul Trucks Coming to U.S. Ports

Cleaner Short-Haul Trucks Coming to U.S. Ports

Cleaner Short-Haul Trucks Coming to U.S. Ports CHARLESTON, South Carolina, June 28, 2011 (ENS) – Two public-private initiatives were launched Tuesday to reduce emissions from short-haul trucks that shuttle goods between ports,...

 

Two U.S. Bat Species May Get Endangered Species Act Protection

Two U.S. Bat Species May Get Endangered Species Act Protection

Two U.S. Bat Species May Get Endangered Species Act Protection WASHINGTON, DC, June 28, 2011 (ENS) – Two species of bats may warrant federal protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said today following an initial review...

 

Globally, Year 2010 Ranked Second Warmest on Record

Globally, Year 2010 Ranked Second Warmest on Record

Globally, Year 2010 Ranked Second Warmest on Record ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, June 28, 2011 (ENS) – For the planet as a whole, 2010 was one of the two warmest years on record, according to three independent datasets detailed...

 

Fire Crews Control Blaze at Los Alamos National Lab

Fire Crews Control Blaze at Los Alamos National Lab LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, June 27, 2011 (ENS) – Fire crews have contained a wildfire in a remote outdoor area of Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is responsible for ensuring...

 

Newly Found Species on World’s Large Islands Already at Risk

Newly Found Species on World’s Large Islands Already at Risk

Newly Found Species on World’s Large Islands Already at Risk GLAND, Switzerland, June 27, 2011 (ENS) – At least 1,060 new species were discovered on the island of New Guinea from 1998 to 2008, but unsustainable logging...

 

Flooded Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Releases No Radiation

Flooded Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Releases No Radiation

Flooded Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Releases No Radiation OMAHA, Nebraska, June 27, 2011 (ENS) – Nuclear Regulatory Commission chief Gregory Jasko is today inspecting Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station in Nebraska, where a protective...

 

New World Heritage: Kenyan Lakes, Australian Coast, Japanese Islands

New World Heritage: Kenyan Lakes, Australian Coast, Japanese Islands

New World Heritage: Kenyan Lakes, Australian Coast, Japanese Islands PARIS, France, June 26, 2011 (ENS) – Extraordinary natural areas in Kenya, Australia, Japan and Germany that deserve the highest level of protection have...

 

Tanzania Halts Plans for Road Bisecting Serengeti Migration

Tanzania Halts Plans for Road Bisecting Serengeti Migration

Tanzania Halts Plans for Road Bisecting Serengeti Migration PARIS, France, June 24, 2011 (ENS) – A proposed commercial highway that would have bisected the Serengeti National Park, jeopardizing the world’s last great migration...

 

Ted Turner: Climate Change Humanity’s Most Serious Problem

Ted Turner: Climate Change Humanity’s Most Serious Problem

Ted Turner: Climate Change Humanity’s Most Serious Problem SVALBARD, Norway, June 23, 2011 (ENS) – Today, on a warm day very close to the Arctic Circle, board members of the UN Foundation, including Founder and Chairman...

 

Solar Panels Going Up on Industrial Buildings Across USA

Solar Panels Going Up on Industrial Buildings Across USA WASHINGTON, DC, June 23, 2011 (ENS) – A three-company consortium and the U.S. Department of Energy Wednesday announced a a partial loan guarantee from the DOE’s...

 

Republicans Urge Doubling of Mileage Standards by 2017

Republicans Urge Doubling of Mileage Standards by 2017

Republicans Urge Doubling of Mileage Standards by 2017 WASHINGTON, DC, June 23, 2011 (ENS) – A group of prominent Republicans is urging President Barack Obama to “set aggressive motor vehicle fuel efficiency and emission...

 

U.S. Taxpayers Funding Destruction of a Pacific Coral Reef

U.S. Taxpayers Funding Destruction of a Pacific Coral Reef

U.S. Taxpayers Funding Destruction of a Pacific Coral Reef MAJURO, Marshall Islands, June 22, 2011 (ENS) – The construction of an airport extension on the capital atoll of the Marshall Islands, required and funded by U.S. Federal...

 

Floods Again Force Families to Evacuate Minot, North Dakota

Floods Again Force Families to Evacuate Minot, North Dakota MINOT, North Dakota, June 22, 2011 (ENS) – Minot city officials, residents and the North Dakota National Guard today worked together to ensure a safe evacuation of some...

 

World Heritage in Honduras, Indonesia Placed on Danger List

World Heritage in Honduras, Indonesia Placed on Danger List

World Heritage in Honduras, Indonesia Placed on Danger List PARIS, France, June 22, 2011 ENS – The Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve in Honduras and the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra in Indonesia today were added to...

 

Most Europeans Care Deeply About the Environment

Most Europeans Care Deeply About the Environment

Most Europeans Care Deeply About the Environment BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 23, 2011 (ENS) – The environment is an important personal concern to more than 90 percent of Europeans in all 27 EU Member States, finds the latest public...

 

American Carbon Capture and Storage Industry Starts Capturing CO2

American Carbon Capture and Storage Industry Starts Capturing CO2 ATLANTA, Georgia, June 21, 2011 (ENS) – American technology for the capture, transport and storage of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, CO2, is beginning to emerge....

 

EPA Extends Comment Period for Power Plant Mercury and Air Toxics Rule

EPA Extends Comment Period for Power Plant Mercury and Air Toxics Rule WASHINGTON, DC, June 21, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. EPA proposed the nation’s first national power plant mercury and air toxics standards in March. Today,...

 

Former Presidents of Ghana, Brazil Win 2011 World Food Prize

Former Presidents of Ghana, Brazil Win 2011 World Food Prize

Former Presidents of Ghana, Brazil Win 2011 World Food Prize WASHINGTON, DC, June 21, 2011 (ENS) – Two former presidents who led the reduction of hunger and poverty in their countries were named the winners of the 2011 World...

 
 
 
 

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