Archive for: June, 2011

Salazar Recommends No New Uranium Mines for Grand Canyon Area

Salazar Recommends No New Uranium Mines for Grand Canyon Area MATHER POINT, Grand Canyon National Park, June 20, 2011 (ENS) – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said today that he will prevent the opening of one million acres of...

 

Lawsuit: Army Corps’ Plan to Clear Trees Off Levees Harms Species

Lawsuit: Army Corps’ Plan to Clear Trees Off Levees Harms Species SACRAMENTO, California, June 20, 2011 (ENS) – Three environmental groups filed a lawsuit in federal court today challenging the implementation of a U.S....

 

Mass Extinction of Ocean Species Soon to Be ‘Inevitable’

Mass Extinction of Ocean Species Soon to Be ‘Inevitable’

Mass Extinction of Ocean Species Soon to Be ‘Inevitable’ LONDON, UK, June 21, 2011 (ENS) – The oceans are at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history, a panel of...

 

Supreme Court Upholds EPA’s Authority to Regulate Carbon Dioxide

Supreme Court Upholds EPA’s Authority to Regulate Carbon Dioxide

Supreme Court Upholds EPA’s Authority to Regulate Carbon Dioxide WASHINGTON, DC, June 20, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court today reaffirmed its finding that carbon dioxide is an air pollutant subject to control under...

 

Single Dose Lab Tests Underestimate Bisphenol A Exposure

Single Dose Lab Tests Underestimate Bisphenol A Exposure COLUMBIA, Missouri, June 20, 2011 (ENS) – Exposure to the chemical bisphenol A through diet has been underestimated by previous lab tests, finds new research from the University...

 

IAEA Chief Suggests Surprise Nuclear Power Plant Inspections

IAEA Chief Suggests Surprise Nuclear Power Plant Inspections

IAEA Chief Suggests Surprise Nuclear Power Plant Inspections VIENNA, Austria, June 20, 2011 (ENS) – Random unannounced inspections of nuclear plants in International Atomic Energy Agency member countries would strengthen global...

 

Brazilian Paulo Lara Wins Earth Day Network Music Contest

Brazilian Paulo Lara Wins Earth Day Network Music Contest WASHINGTON, DC, June 20, 2011 (ENS) – Brazilian singer-songwriter Paulo Lara has been awarded first place in the 2011 Music for the Earth talent competition held by...

 

Camelina Powers First Transatlantic Biofuel Flight

Camelina Powers First Transatlantic Biofuel Flight

Camelina Powers First Transatlantic Biofuel Flight PARIS, France, June 19, 2011 (ENS) – The first transatlantic flight powered by biofuel landed Saturday at Paris-Le Bourget Airport after a seven hour flight from New Jersey....

 

Senate Votes to Eliminate Ethanol Tax Break

Senate Votes to Eliminate Ethanol Tax Break WASHINGTON, DC, June 17, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Senate Thursday voted 73-27 in favor of an amendment by Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, to eliminate the Volumetric Ethanol...

 

Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition

Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition

Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition WASHINGTON, DC, June 17, 2011 (ENS) – A team of students from Virginia Tech University was named the overall winner of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge after designing and building an extended-range...

 

Bonn Climate Talks Fail to Resolve Future of Kyoto Protocol

Bonn Climate Talks Fail to Resolve Future of Kyoto Protocol

Bonn Climate Talks Fail to Resolve Future of Kyoto Protocol BONN, Germany, June 17, 2011 (ENS) – Climate talks over the past 10 days have made “clear advances on key issues” and identified issues that require “high-level...

 

Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition

Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition

Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition WASHINGTON, DC, June 17, 2011 (ENS) – A team of students from Virginia Tech University was named the overall winner of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge after designing and building an extended-range...

 

Eel River Headwaters Restoration Project Honored

Eel River Headwaters Restoration Project Honored

Eel River Headwaters Restoration Project Honored PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts, June 17, 2011 (ENS) – It took five years and $2 million to complete, but today the effort to restore the headwaters of Massachusetts’ Eel River and...

 

SolarDay 2011 Reflects Strong Growth in U.S. Solar Industry

SolarDay 2011 Reflects Strong Growth in U.S. Solar Industry

SolarDay 2011 Reflects Strong Growth in U.S. Solar Industry MILL VALLEY, California, June 17, 2011 (ENS) – The third annual SolarDay, an international day of awareness celebrating solar energy and energy independence, will...

 

Greenpeace Head Arrested on Cairn Oil Rig in Greenland

Greenpeace Head Arrested on Cairn Oil Rig in Greenland

Greenpeace Head Arrested on Cairn Oil Rig in Greenland BAFFIN BAY, Greenland, June 17, 2011 (ENS) – Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo was arrested this morning after breaching a court-imposed exclusion zone...

 

Peru Revokes Permit for Giant Dam on Amazon Tributary

Peru Revokes Permit for Giant Dam on Amazon Tributary

Peru Revokes Permit for Giant Dam on Amazon Tributary LIMA, Peru, June 16, 2011 (ENS) – After years of community opposition, a 2,000 megawatt dam planned for construction on a major Amazonian tributary, has been cancelled, the...

 

U.S. Exports Lead Poisoning to Mexico With Used Batteries

U.S. Exports Lead Poisoning to Mexico With Used Batteries SAN FRANCISCO, California, June 15, 2011 (ENS) – Lead battery exports to Mexico are contributing to lead exposure levels on the job and in the environment that far exceed...

 

Google Offers $280 Million to Support Residential Solar Power

Google Offers $280 Million to Support Residential Solar Power MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, June 15, 2011 (ENS) – Google is investing $280 million in solar energy to help homeowners afford to bring solar panels into their lives,...

 

Italy Says Goodbye to Nuclear Energy

Italy Says Goodbye to Nuclear Energy ROME, Italy, June 15, 2011 (ENS) – Italy will not return to nuclear power any time soon, as Italian voters Monday rejected a referendum proposal by the government of Silvio Berlusconi to...

 

California Clean Vehicle Rebates Outpace Budget

California Clean Vehicle Rebates Outpace Budget SACRAMENTO, California, June 15, 2011 (ENS) – Rebates for Californians purchasing new zero-emission vehicles through the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project may run out by July due to...

 
 
 
 

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