Archive for: October, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Delta Smelt Protection to Stand

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Delta Smelt Protection to Stand OAKLAND, California, October 31, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court came down on the side of conservation groups today by refusing to review a lower court decision that...

 

Deadly White Nose Bat Disease Caused by Fungus

Deadly White Nose Bat Disease Caused by Fungus MADISON, Wisconsin, October 30, 2011 (ENS) – Scientists have proven that the fungus Geomyces destructans causes white-nose syndrome, a fast-spreading and highly lethal disease of...

 

UNESCO Grants Palestine Full Member State Status

UNESCO Grants Palestine Full Member State Status

UNESCO Grants Palestine Full Member State Status PARIS, France, October 31, 2011 (ENS) – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, today voted to admit Palestine as a full member of the agency....

 

New York’s Jamaica Bay Focus of City-Federal Park Planning

New York’s Jamaica Bay Focus of City-Federal Park Planning

New York’s Jamaica Bay Focus of City-Federal Park Planning NEW YORK, New York, October 28, 2011 (ENS) – New agreements to manage 10,000 acres of federal and New York City parklands around Jamaica Bay as a single unified...

 

Hawaiian Homes Commission Approves Land for Kauai Solar Project

Hawaiian Homes Commission Approves Land for Kauai Solar Project

Hawaiian Homes Commission Approves Land for Kauai Solar Project ANAHOLA, Kauai, Hawaii, October 28, 2011 (ENS) – A land request for the largest solar project in Hawaii has been approved by the Hawaiian Homes Commission for...

 

Interior Maps Best Solar Development Zones in Six States

Interior Maps Best Solar Development Zones in Six States WASHINGTON, DC, October 28, 2011 (ENS) – In the six sunniest Western states, solar energy zones, with transmission solutions and incentives for solar energy development...

 

U.S., Mexico Agree on Conservation Plan for Big Bend/Rio Bravo Border

U.S., Mexico Agree on Conservation Plan for Big Bend/Rio Bravo Border

U.S., Mexico Agree on Conservation Plan for Big Bend/Rio Bravo Border BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas, October 25, 2011 (ENS) – Natural resources officials from the United States and Mexico Monday released 267,000 Rio Grande...

 

Early East Coast Snowstorm Knocks Out Power for 2.5 Million

Early East Coast Snowstorm Knocks Out Power for 2.5 Million

Early East Coast Snowstorm Knocks Out Power for 2.5 Million CAMP SPRINGS, Maryland, October 30, 2011 (ENS) – Dubbed Winter Storm Alfred, a rare October storm dumped lots of wet, heavy snow over the Northeast from Rhode Island...

 

NASA’s Newest Satellite to Boost Weather, Climate Insights

NASA’s Newest Satellite to Boost Weather, Climate Insights

NASA’s Newest Satellite to Boost Weather, Climate Insights VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, California, October 28, 2011 (ENS) – NASA’s NPP Earth-observing satellite soared into space early today aboard a Delta II rocket...

 

38,000 Clean Air Act Violations in Texas Draw Lawsuit Threats

38,000 Clean Air Act Violations in Texas Draw Lawsuit Threats

38,000 Clean Air Act Violations in Texas Draw Lawsuit Threats DALLAS, Texas, October 27, 2011 (ENS) – Environmental groups have notified the Energy Futures Holdings Corp. and its subsidiary, Luminant Generation Company,...

 

Javan Rhino Declared Extinct in Vietnam

Javan Rhino Declared Extinct in Vietnam

Javan Rhino Declared Extinct in Vietnam HANOI, Vietnam, October 27, 2011 (ENS) – The Javan rhinocerus has been officially declared extinct in Vietnam by conservation organizations and by Vietnamese officials at a press briefing...

 

Black Coral Jewelry Manufacturers Fined Millions for Smuggling

Black Coral Jewelry Manufacturers Fined Millions for Smuggling

Black Coral Jewelry Manufacturers Fined Millions for Smuggling WASHINGTON, DC, October 26, 2011 (ENS) – For illegal trading in protected black coral, a U.S. Virgin Islands company was sentenced Wednesday to pay a $1.8 million...

 

Beijing Waives License Plate Lottery for Electric Vehicles

Beijing Waives License Plate Lottery for Electric Vehicles BEIJING, China, October 26, 2011 (ENS) – To promote the use of electric cars in Beijing, EV buyers will not have to go through the license plate lottery that applies...

 

SeaWorld Sued for Holding Orcas as Slaves

SeaWorld Sued for Holding Orcas as Slaves SAN DIEGO, California, October 26, 2011 (ENS) – In the first case to apply the slavery amendment of the U.S. Constitution to non-human creatures, animal rights and marine mammal advocates...

 

World Population Jumps to Seven Billion

World Population Jumps to Seven Billion

World Population Jumps to Seven Billion LONDON, UK, October 26, 2011 (ENS) – In five days, there will be an unprecedented seven billion people on Earth, the United Nations projects in a new State of World Population 2011 report...

 

Sustainable Bushmeat Harvesting Is Possible, Finds UN Report

Sustainable Bushmeat Harvesting Is Possible, Finds UN Report

Sustainable Bushmeat Harvesting Is Possible, Finds UN Report MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, October 25, 2011 (ENS) – Wild mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians are disappearing from the world due to overexploitation for bushmeat...

 

Thailand Declares Flood Holiday as Waters Inundate Bangkok

Thailand Declares Flood Holiday as Waters Inundate Bangkok

Thailand Declares Flood Holiday as Waters Inundate Bangkok BANGKOK, Thailand, October 25, 2011 (ENS) – The Thai government has called a special five-day public holiday October 27-31 due to the worst flooding in more than 50 years....

 

Ohio Governor Cracks Down on “Dangerous Wild Animal” Owners

Ohio Governor Cracks Down on “Dangerous Wild Animal” Owners COLUMBUS, Ohio, October 21, 2011 (ENS) – Ohio Governor John Kasich today signed an executive order instructing state agencies to use “existing but...

 

Roadless Area Conservation Rule Again Upheld in Appeals Court

Roadless Area Conservation Rule Again Upheld in Appeals Court

Roadless Area Conservation Rule Again Upheld in Appeals Court DENVER, Colorado, October 24, 2011 (ENS) – The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a long-awaited, landmark decision Friday, securing critical legal protections...

 

Airborne Wind Turbine Wins ConocoPhillips Energy Prize

Airborne Wind Turbine Wins ConocoPhillips Energy Prize HOUSTON, Texas, October 24, 2011 (ENS) – A wind turbine designed to operate at 2,000 feet above the Earth’s surface has won the 2011 ConocoPhillips Energy Prize,...

 
 
 
 

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