Archive for: August, 2011

U.S. Home Refrigerators Placed on Strict Energy Efficiency Diet

U.S. Home Refrigerators Placed on Strict Energy Efficiency Diet

U.S. Home Refrigerators Placed on Strict Energy Efficiency Diet WASHINGTON, DC, August 29, 2011 (ENS) – Final energy efficiency standards for home refrigerators and freezers were issued on Friday by the U.S. Department of Energy....

 

Australia Adds ‘Magnificent’ West Kimberley to National Heritage List

Australia Adds ‘Magnificent’ West Kimberley to National Heritage List

Australia Adds ‘Magnificent’ West Kimberley to National Heritage List CANBERRA, Australia, August 31, 2011 (ENS) – West Kimberley, an area of outstanding natural, historic and Indigenous significance in northwestern...

 

‘Catastrophic’ Vermont Floods Kill Three, Governor Blames Climate Change

‘Catastrophic’ Vermont Floods Kill Three, Governor Blames Climate Change

‘Catastrophic’ Vermont Floods Kill Three, Governor Blames Climate Change MONTPELIER, Vermont, August 30, 2011 (ENS) – At least 24 people have died across eight states as a result of Hurricane Irene, according to emergency...

 

Summit Showcases America’s Turn Toward Clean Energy

Summit Showcases America’s Turn Toward Clean Energy

Summit Showcases America’s Turn Toward Clean Energy LAS VEGAS, Nevada, August 30, 2011 (ENS) – On Labor Day, all six jets of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team will perform using a 50/50 blend of drop-in biofuel,...

 

Polluting Potomac River Generating Station to Close

Polluting Potomac River Generating Station to Close

Polluting Potomac River Generating Station to Close ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, August 30, 2011 (ENS) – A polluting 62-year-old coal-fired power plant on the Potomac River in Alexandria will be retired next year, the city and operator...

 

Hurricane Irene Pummels Eastern Seaboard, Claims 10 Lives

Hurricane Irene Pummels Eastern Seaboard, Claims 10 Lives

Hurricane Irene Pummels Eastern Seaboard, Claims 10 Lives WASHINGTON, DC, August 28, 2011 (ENS) – Irene has weakened from a Category 3 hurricane when it first made landfall in North Carolina to a Category 1 hurricane when it...

 

Hertz, GE Join China’s Electric Vehicle Pilot City

Hertz, GE Join China’s Electric Vehicle Pilot City SHANGHAI, China, August 30, 2011 (ENS) – To accelerate the pace of electric vehicle adoption in China, the American car rental giant, Hertz, will participate in the China...

 

NASA Scientist, Religious Leaders Arrested in Tar Sands Protest

NASA Scientist, Religious Leaders Arrested in Tar Sands Protest

NASA Scientist, Religious Leaders Arrested in Tar Sands Protest WASHINGTON, DC, August 29, 2011 (ENS) – NASA climatologist Dr. James Hansen was arrested today in front of the White House where he was demonstrating in opposition...

 

Deadly Bird Flu Reappears With Mutant Strain

Deadly Bird Flu Reappears With Mutant Strain

Deadly Bird Flu Reappears With Mutant Strain ROME, Italy, August 29, 2011 (ENS) – The UN Food and Agriculture Organization today urged heightened readiness and surveillance amid signs that a mutant strain of the lethal H5N1 bird...

 

California Warned to Prepare for Hotter, More Deadly Heat Waves

California Warned to Prepare for Hotter, More Deadly Heat Waves

California Warned to Prepare for Hotter, More Deadly Heat Waves SACRAMENTO, California, August 28, 2011 (ENS) – California will be subject to more frequent and more dangerous heat waves that will kill thousands of elderly people...

 

Predator Found for Fungus Deadly to Frogs

Predator Found for Fungus Deadly to Frogs

Predator Found for Fungus Deadly to Frogs CORVALLIS, Oregon, August 26, 2011 (ENS) – A freshwater species of zooplankton will eat a fungus that is killing amphibians around the world, zoologists at Oregon State University reported...

 

Dispersants Used in BP Gulf Oil Spill Linked to Cancer

Dispersants Used in BP Gulf Oil Spill Linked to Cancer WASHINGTON, DC, August 26, 2011 (ENS) – Five of the 57 ingredients in dispersants approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use on oil spills are linked to...

 

Kia Motors Tries for Guinness World Record Fuel Economy

Kia Motors Tries for Guinness World Record Fuel Economy WEST POINT, Georgia, August 26, 2011 (ENS) – Two elite fuel economy drivers will attempt to steer a 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid into the pages of the Guinness Book of World Records...

 

A World First: Turning Sewage Into Hydrogen Fuel

A World First: Turning Sewage Into Hydrogen Fuel FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California, August 25, 2011 (ENS) – The world’s first sewage-powered hydrogen fueling station is now open. Drivers of hydrogen-fueled cars can exit the 405...

 

Entire Eastern Seaboard Warned to Expect Hurricane Irene

Entire Eastern Seaboard Warned to Expect Hurricane Irene

Entire Eastern Seaboard Warned to Expect Hurricane Irene WASHINGTON, DC, August 25, 2011 (ENS) – Evacuation orders have started for North Carolina residents as Hurricane Irene barrels northwest from the Bahamas headed for the...

 

Tusks From Over 500 Elephants Seized in Zanzibar

Tusks From Over 500 Elephants Seized in Zanzibar

Tusks From Over 500 Elephants Seized in Zanzibar DAR es SALAAM, Tanzania, August 25, 2011 (ENS) – Tanzanian officials have confiscated 1,041 elephant tusks they found hidden in sacks of dried fish at the Port of Zanzibar, authorities...

 

Environmental Violations to Be Fixed at Schools Across Indian Country

Environmental Violations to Be Fixed at Schools Across Indian Country WASHINGTON, DC, August 24, 2011 (ENS) – Alleged violations of waste, water, air, toxics and community right-to-know laws at schools and public water systems...

 

Tribal Forum Views Film That Fights Uranium Contamination of Navajo Land

Tribal Forum Views Film That Fights Uranium Contamination of Navajo Land

Tribal Forum Views Film That Fights Uranium Contamination of Navajo Land GREEN BAY, Wisconsin, August 24, 2011 (ENS) – An award-winning documentary, “The Return of Navajo Boy,” a Navajo family history involving houses...

 

‘Green Scissors’ Proposes Hundreds of Billions in Cuts to Federal Giveaways

‘Green Scissors’ Proposes Hundreds of Billions in Cuts to Federal Giveaways

‘Green Scissors’ Proposes Hundreds of Billions in Cuts to Federal Giveaways WASHINGTON, DC, August 24, 2011 (ENS) – Eliminating $380 billion in subsidies to industries that damage the environment could go a long way...

 

The SKEV-1, Indonesia’s Hot Electric Sports Car

The SKEV-1, Indonesia’s Hot Electric Sports Car JAKARTA, Indonesia, August 24, 2011 (ENS) – Indonesia is revving up its entry in the electric car race with the SKEV-1, formally known as Signal Kustom Electric Vehicle 1....

 
 
 
 

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