Archive for: February, 2012

Philippines Starts First Commercial Electric Jeepney Service

Philippines Starts First Commercial Electric Jeepney Service

Philippines Starts First Commercial Electric Jeepney Service MAKATI, Philippines, February 29, 2012 (ENS) – The first commercial electric jeepney service in the Philippines was launched in Makati City on Monday through franchise-holder...

 

Poachers Kill Hundreds of Elephants in Cameroon National Park

Poachers Kill Hundreds of Elephants in Cameroon National Park

Poachers Kill Hundreds of Elephants in Cameroon National Park GENEVA, Switzerland, February 29, 2012 (ENS) – John Scanlon, secretary-general of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES, Tuesday expressed...

 

Hawaii’s Largest Wind Farm Breaks Ground on Oahu’s North Shore

Hawaii’s Largest Wind Farm Breaks Ground on Oahu’s North Shore HONOLULU, Hawaii, February 28, 2012 (ENS) – On Oahu’s North Shore Friday, Hawaii’s venerable U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka, 87, joined officials...

 

Legal Action Taken to Protect Forests Along the Flathead River

Legal Action Taken to Protect Forests Along the Flathead River MISSOULA, Montana, February 28, 2012 (ENS) – To protect the pristine South Fork of the Flathead River corridor from an industrial logging project, two local conservation...

 

Fifteen ‘Near-Misses’ at U.S. Nuclear Plants in 2011

Fifteen ‘Near-Misses’ at U.S. Nuclear Plants in 2011

Fifteen ‘Near-Misses’ at U.S. Nuclear Plants in 2011 WASHINGTON, DC, February 28, 2012 (ENS) – The Union of Concerned Scientists has documented 15 “near-misses” at 13 U.S. nuclear plants during 2011 and...

 

Telecommunications Key to Ford’s ‘Blueprint for Mobility’

Telecommunications Key to Ford’s ‘Blueprint for Mobility’

Telecommunications Key to Ford’s ‘Blueprint for Mobility’ BARCELONA, Spain, February 28, 2012 (ENS) – Ford’s new “Blueprint for Mobility” calls for an auto-telecommunications partnership to ease...

 

Whalers’ Bid to Block Sea Shepherd Rejected by U.S. Court

Whalers’ Bid to Block Sea Shepherd Rejected by U.S. Court SEATTLE, Washington, February 21, 2012 (ENS) – A federal court in Seattle has denied a preliminary injunction in the case of The Institute for Cetacean Research...

 

State Department Sued for Keystone XL Pipeline Lobbyists’ Communications

State Department Sued for Keystone XL Pipeline Lobbyists’ Communications WASHINGTON, DC, February 24, 2012 (ENS) – Environmental group Friends of the Earth Thursday sued the U.S. State Department to obtain communications...

 

San Francisco Recognized for Responsible Handling of E-waste

San Francisco Recognized for Responsible Handling of E-waste SAN FRANCISCO, California, February 27, 2012 (ENS) – Fewer discarded electronics will be going to landfills in San Francisco now that the city and county have achieved...

 

Ecosanctuary Planned for Wild Horses Removed from the Range

Ecosanctuary Planned for Wild Horses Removed from the Range WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2012 (ENS) – The Bureau of Land Management announced Friday that it has selected a location for the nation’s first wild horse ecosanctuary...

 

Frozen Danube Suddenly Thaws, Smashing Boats, Flooding Villages

Frozen Danube Suddenly Thaws, Smashing Boats, Flooding Villages

Frozen Danube Suddenly Thaws, Smashing Boats, Flooding Villages SOFIA, Bulgaria, February 27, 2012 (ENS) – The rapid thawing of Europe’s second longest river, the Danube, has sent huge ice floes slamming into boats and...

 

Obama Administration Strengthens Environmental Justice Efforts

Obama Administration Strengthens Environmental Justice Efforts WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2012 (ENS) – Federal agencies today released environmental justice strategies, implementation plans and progress reports, outlining...

 

TransCanada to Build Oklahoma-Gulf Coast Section of Keystone XL Pipeline

TransCanada to Build Oklahoma-Gulf Coast Section of Keystone XL Pipeline

TransCanada to Build Oklahoma-Gulf Coast Section of Keystone XL Pipeline WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2012 (ENS) – TransCanada Corporation today informed the U.S. State Department that what had been the Cushing, Oklahoma to U.S....

 

Broad Global Partnership Formed to Rescue Troubled Oceans

Broad Global Partnership Formed to Rescue Troubled Oceans

Broad Global Partnership Formed to Rescue Troubled Oceans SINGAPORE, February 24, 2012 (ENS) – The World Bank today announced the Global Partnership for Oceans, gathering governments, scientists, advocacy organizations, the private...

 

Oil Tank at New Jersey Refinery Leaks Millions of Gallons

Oil Tank at New Jersey Refinery Leaks Millions of Gallons TRENTON, New Jersey, February 24, 2012 (ENS) – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is downplaying the environmental impact of a large spill from an oil...

 

U.S. Urban Forests Shrinking

U.S. Urban Forests Shrinking WASHINGTON, DC, February 23, 2012 (ENS) – New Orleans, Houston and Albuquerque are losing trees faster than any other U.S. cities, and across the country tree cover is declining at a rate of about...

 

Anti-Base Campaigners Flock to World Heritage Jeju Island

Anti-Base Campaigners Flock to World Heritage Jeju Island

Anti-Base Campaigners Flock to World Heritage Jeju Island JEJU ISLAND, South Korea, February 24, 2012 (ENS) – The South Korean Navy is building a military base on Jeju Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site just 300 miles from...

 

World’s Environment Ministers Pledge Success of Rio+20 Summit

World’s Environment Ministers Pledge Success of Rio+20 Summit

World’s Environment Ministers Pledge Success of Rio+20 Summit NAIROBI, Kenya, February 22, 2012 (ENS) – Environment ministers from around the world ended their annual meeting today by promising to make the upcoming UN Conference...

 

Amazon.com Japan Pulls All Whale Meat Products

Amazon.com Japan Pulls All Whale Meat Products

Amazon.com Japan Pulls All Whale Meat Products LONDON, UK, February 22, 2012 (ENS) – The Internet retail giant Amazon.com has responded to a public outcry against whale meat sales on its Japanese website by removing more than...

 

USA, European Union Sign Organic Foods Trade Partnership

USA, European Union Sign Organic Foods Trade Partnership NUREMBERG, Germany, February 22, 2012 (ENS) – As of June 1, 2012, organic products certified in Europe or in the United States may be sold as organic in either region...

 
 
 
 

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