Archive for: July, 2011

California Governor Acts to Protect Solar Project From Tortoise Defenders

California Governor Acts to Protect Solar Project From Tortoise Defenders

California Governor Acts to Protect Solar Project From Tortoise Defenders SACRAMENTO, California, July 22, 2011 (ENS) – California Governor Jerry Brown today filed a brief asking a federal court to deny a request by an environmental...

 

Sustainable Biofuel Schemes Win EU Approval

Sustainable Biofuel Schemes Win EU Approval

Sustainable Biofuel Schemes Win EU Approval BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 22, 2011 (ENS) – The European Commission has approved seven voluntary schemes for ensuring that rainforests are not destroyed to grow biofuel crops. The...

 

Flying Car Dreams Become Reality

Flying Car Dreams Become Reality

Flying Car Dreams Become Reality MOJAVE, California, July 21, 2011 (ENS) – For more than a decade, American aerospace engineer Burt Rutan dreamed of building a flying car. Now, the company he founded has built a prototype of...

 

Kenya Sets Five Tonnes of Contraband Ivory Ablaze

Kenya Sets Five Tonnes of Contraband Ivory Ablaze

Kenya Sets Five Tonnes of Contraband Ivory Ablaze NAIROBI, Kenya, July 20, 2011 (ENS) – To raise public awareness of the impact of poaching on Africa’s elephants, the Lusaka Agreement Task Force and the Government of...

 

Green Sports Alliance Expands Across North America

Green Sports Alliance Expands Across North America PORTLAND, Oregon, July 19, 2011 (ENS) – The Green Sports Alliance, a coalition of professional sports teams and sporting venues committed to “greening initiatives”...

 

Snow Leopards Caught on Camera Traps in Afghanistan

Snow Leopards Caught on Camera Traps in Afghanistan

Snow Leopards Caught on Camera Traps in Afghanistan NEW YORK, New York, July 19, 2011 (ENS) – Vanishingly rare and classed as Endangered, snow leopards are surviving in the mountainous reaches of northeastern Afghanistan’s...

 

Europe Adopts Long-Term Nuclear Waste Storage Law

Europe Adopts Long-Term Nuclear Waste Storage Law

Europe Adopts Long-Term Nuclear Waste Storage Law BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 19, 2011 (ENS) – For the first time, the European Union has committed itself to the final disposal of its nuclear waste. Heads of government today adopted...

 

Climate Change Disrupts Great Lakes National Parks

Climate Change Disrupts Great Lakes National Parks

Climate Change Disrupts Great Lakes National Parks CHICAGO, Illinois, July 18, 2011 (ENS) – Five Great Lakes national parks and lakeshores are feeling the impacts of climate change, finds a new report by the Rocky Mountain Climate...

 

U.S. Marines Embrace Biodiesel Fuel

U.S. Marines Embrace Biodiesel Fuel CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina, July 18, 2011 (ENS) – The first shipment of biodiesel fuel grown and processed in North Carolina for the military will arrive today at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune....

 

Greece Funded for Climate-Friendly Energy Development

Greece Funded for Climate-Friendly Energy Development

Greece Funded for Climate-Friendly Energy Development ATHENS, Greece, July 18, 2011 (ENS) – The European Investment Bank is providing 310 million euros (US$436 million) to the Greek Public Power Corporation to develop energy...

 

UK Could Be Rocked by Climate Change Far Away

UK Could Be Rocked by Climate Change Far Away

UK Could Be Rocked by Climate Change Far Away LONDON, UK, July 15, 2011 (ENS) – International instability, disruption of essential infrastructure serving global markets and energy supplies are among the climate change impacts...

 

Old Tires, Carpets Become Engine Parts in New Ford Vehicles

Old Tires, Carpets Become Engine Parts in New Ford Vehicles DEARBORN, Michigan, July 15, 2011 (ENS) – Recycled tires, carpet and blue jeans are helping to reduce the environmental footprint of new Ford vehicles, the automaker...

 

American Electric Power Drops Carbon Capture Project

American Electric Power Drops Carbon Capture Project

American Electric Power Drops Carbon Capture Project COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 15, 2011 (ENS) – One of the largest U.S. electric utilities has dropped its carbon dioxide capture and storage project, citing the “current uncertain...

 

House Republicans Chop Clean Water, Air, Wildlife Funding

House Republicans Chop Clean Water, Air, Wildlife Funding

House Republicans Chop Clean Water, Air, Wildlife Funding WASHINGTON, DC, July 14, 2011 (ENS) – The Republican-led House Appropriations Committee has approved a restrictive spending bill for Fiscal Year 2012 that allows uranium...

 

Task Force Faults U.S. Nuclear Agency’s ‘Patchwork’ Regulations

Task Force Faults U.S. Nuclear Agency’s ‘Patchwork’ Regulations

Task Force Faults U.S. Nuclear Agency’s ‘Patchwork’ Regulations WASHINGTON, DC, July 13, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Japan Task Force today recommended that the NRC’s “patchwork...

 

Red Fields to Green Fields Proposed for 11 Cities

Red Fields to Green Fields Proposed for 11 Cities

Red Fields to Green Fields Proposed for 11 Cities ATLANTA, Georgia, July 12, 2011 (ENS) – Since the financial crisis began in 2008, real estate values across the United States have declined approximately $10 trillion. Today,...

 

Apple Orchards Left Vulnerable to Fungus as Fungicides Fail

Apple Orchards Left Vulnerable to Fungus as Fungicides Fail WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, July 12, 2011 (ENS) – Apple growers are learning the hard way that some of the most commonly used fungicides are no longer effective at controlling...

 

EPA Grants $6.2 Million for Green Job Training

EPA Grants $6.2 Million for Green Job Training ATLANTA, Georgia, July 12, 2011 (ENS) – Today in Atlanta, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced the award of more than $6.2 million in national...

 

Endangered Species List Candidates to Get Quicker Attention

Endangered Species List Candidates to Get Quicker Attention WASHINGTON, DC, July 12, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it will determine whether wolverines deserve full protection of the Endangered...

 

Gore Takes on Climate Deniers with 24 Hours of Reality

Gore Takes on Climate Deniers with 24 Hours of Reality

Gore Takes on Climate Deniers with 24 Hours of Reality WASHINGTON, DC, July 12, 2011 (ENS) – Al Gore is mounting a new global campaign to convince people that climate change is real and to generate solutions. The former U.S....

 
 
 
 

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