Archive for: April, 2012

Los Angeles Lawmakers Advance Single-Use Bag Ban

Los Angeles Lawmakers Advance Single-Use Bag Ban LOS ANGELES, California, April 5, 2012 (ENS) – A Los Angeles City Council committee recommended Wednesday that single-use plastic bags be banned from food store checkout lines...

 

FDA Declines to Remove Bisphenol A From Food Packaging

FDA Declines to Remove Bisphenol A From Food Packaging

FDA Declines to Remove Bisphenol A From Food Packaging WASHINGTON, DC, April 2, 2012 (ENS) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday it will allow bisphenol A to remain in food packaging while it continues to study...

 

U.S. Experiences Hottest March; 15,000+ Temperature Records Broken

U.S. Experiences Hottest March; 15,000+ Temperature Records Broken ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, April 10, 2012 (ENS) – Record-high temperatures prevailed across the eastern two-thirds of the nation in March, adding up to the warmest...

 

Wildfires Break Out in New Jersey, Staten Island

Wildfires Break Out in New Jersey, Staten Island TRENTON, New Jersey, April 9, 2012 (ENS) – The New Jersey Forest Fire Service and Burlington County firefighters are working to contain a wildfire discovered in a rural area early...

 

Film Exposing Marine Base Camp Lejeune Water Pollution Wins Award

Film Exposing Marine Base Camp Lejeune Water Pollution Wins Award NEW YORK, New York, April 9, 2012 (ENS) – “Semper Fi: Always Faithful,” a documentary about Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger’s fight to expose the...

 

Caltrans Must Redo Plan for Highway Expansion in Old-Growth Redwoods

Caltrans Must Redo Plan for Highway Expansion in Old-Growth Redwoods SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 9, 2012 (ENS) – A federal judge has ordered the California Department of Transportation, known as Caltrans, to revise its environmental...

 

Loss of Northern Hemisphere Carnivores Distresses Ecosystems

Loss of Northern Hemisphere Carnivores Distresses Ecosystems

Loss of Northern Hemisphere Carnivores Distresses Ecosystems CORVALLIS, Oregon, April 9, 2012 (ENS) – Across the Northern Hemisphere, populations of moose, deer, and other large herbivores now far exceed their historic levels...

 

Rena Owners Charged in New Zealand Grounding, Aft Section Sinks

Rena Owners Charged in New Zealand Grounding, Aft Section Sinks

Rena Owners Charged in New Zealand Grounding, Aft Section Sinks TAURANGA, New Zealand, April 9, 2012 (ENS) – Maritime New Zealand has charged the owner of the cargo vessel Rena after the ship ran aground on Astrolabe Reef off...

 

Drones Used to Detect Storm Damage on Utility Power Lines

Drones Used to Detect Storm Damage on Utility Power Lines PALO ALTO, California, April 6, 2012 (ENS) – Unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, are proving to be useful at assessing storm damage to electricity distribution systems...

 

Europe’s Envisat Shows Rapid Antarctic Ice Shelf Loss

Europe’s Envisat Shows Rapid Antarctic Ice Shelf Loss

Europe’s Envisat Shows Rapid Antarctic Ice Shelf Loss PARIS, France, April 6, 2012 (ENS) – As the Envisat satellite marks 10 years in orbit, the European Space Agency says the instruments onboard continue to observe the...

 

Los Angeles Lawmakers Advance Single-Use Bag Ban

Los Angeles Lawmakers Advance Single-Use Bag Ban LOS ANGELES, California, April 5, 2012 (ENS) – A Los Angeles City Council committee recommended Wednesday that single-use plastic bags be banned from food store checkout lines...

 

Brazilian Judge Suspends Dam License, Upholds Indigenous Rights

Brazilian Judge Suspends Dam License, Upholds Indigenous Rights

Brazilian Judge Suspends Dam License, Upholds Indigenous Rights BRASILIA, Brazil, April 5, 2012 (ENS) – A federal judge has suspended the construction license of the Teles Pires hydroelectric dam in the Brazilian Amazon, saying...

 

E15 Ethanol Blend Registrations Earn U.S. EPA Approval

E15 Ethanol Blend Registrations Earn U.S. EPA Approval WASHINGTON, DC, April 5, 2012 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved 20 companies to manufacture ethanol for use in the 15 percent ethanol-gasoline...

 

China Builds Scores of Dams in Earthquake Hazard Zones

China Builds Scores of Dams in Earthquake Hazard Zones

China Builds Scores of Dams in Earthquake Hazard Zones TORONTO, Canada, April 4, 2012 (ENS) – More than 130 large dams built, under construction, or proposed in western China’s seismic hazard zones could trigger disasterous...

 

Terrafugia Brings Flying Car to New York Auto Show

Terrafugia Brings Flying Car to New York Auto Show

Terrafugia Brings Flying Car to New York Auto Show NEW YORK, New York, April 4, 2012 (ENS) – Is it a roadable aircraft or a flying car? It’s both and it’s coming to the New York International Auto Show opening to...

 

Japan Tries Electric Vehicles as a Tourist Attraction

Japan Tries Electric Vehicles as a Tourist Attraction TOKYO, Japan, April 3, 2012 (ENS) – A Japanese travel agency is highlighting wind-powered EVs on a volcanic island in the Philippine Sea to create a tourist destination....

 

IPCC: Smart Management Can Reduce Risk of Climate Extremes

IPCC: Smart Management Can Reduce Risk of Climate Extremes

IPCC: Smart Management Can Reduce Risk of Climate Extremes GENEVA, Switzerland, April 3, 2012 (ENS) – Climate change has led to extremes such as heat waves, record high temperatures and heavy precipitation over the past 50...

 

Cyclone Daphne Skirts Flood-Ravaged Fiji

Cyclone Daphne Skirts Flood-Ravaged Fiji

Cyclone Daphne Skirts Flood-Ravaged Fiji NADI, Fiji, April 3, 2012 (ENS) – Five people have died, thousands fled their homes, and thousands of tourists are stranded in Fiji after Tropical Cyclone Daphne blew by the South Pacific...

 

The Hour of Darkness That Circled the Globe

The Hour of Darkness That Circled the Globe

The Hour of Darkness That Circled the Globe SYDNEY, Australia, April 2, 2012 (ENS) – Earth Hour 2012 organizers are jubilant today after a satisfyingly successful global event on March 31. Lights went out at 8:30 pm local...

 

U.S., Canada, Mexico Vow ‘Continental’ Energy Grid

U.S., Canada, Mexico Vow ‘Continental’ Energy Grid

U.S., Canada, Mexico Vow ‘Continental’ Energy Grid WASHINGTON, DC, April 2, 2012 (ENS) – The leaders of the United States, Mexico, and Canada today pledged to develop “continental energy, including electricity...

 
 
 
 

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