Archive for: July, 2012

Senate Approves Health Care for Military Who Drank Camp Lejeune Water

Senate Approves Health Care for Military Who Drank Camp Lejeune Water

WASHINGTON, DC, July 19, 2012 (ENS) – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that will provide medical care for the estimated 200,000 people who lived on the military base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina during the three decades...

 

World Trade Body Gets Serious About Alien Species

World Trade Body Gets Serious About Alien Species

  GENEVA, Switzerland, July 19, 2012 (ENS) – World Trade Organization rules on food safety and animal and plant health can be used to control environmental damage caused by alien and invasive species crossing borders into new habitats,...

 

Climate Change? Most Gen Xers Not Concerned

Climate Change? Most Gen Xers Not Concerned

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 19, 2012 (ENS) – Gen Xers, born from the early 1960s through the early 1980s, care less about climate change now than they did just three years ago, finds a new University of Michigan report. Partisan affiliations...

 

Chemical Safety Board Invites Public to BP Explosion Hearing

Chemical Safety Board Invites Public to BP Explosion Hearing

HOUSTON, Texas, July 19, 2012 (ENS) – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has announced a public hearing in Houston next week to release preliminary findings of the agency’s investigation of BP’s Macondo well blowout, explosion...

 

Five States Funded for Japanese Tsunami Debris Response

Five States Funded for Japanese Tsunami Debris Response

WASHINGTON, DC, July 18, 2012 (ENS) – Federal ocean authorities are making $250,000 in grants available to five states hit by debris from the March 2011 Japanese tsunami. Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii will receive...

 

London’s Green Olympics: Urban Renewal, Public Transport, Ped-Power

London’s Green Olympics: Urban Renewal, Public Transport, Ped-Power

London’s Green Olympics: Urban Renewal, Public Transport, Ped-Power LONDON, UK, July 17, 2012 (ENS) – With 10 days to go before the Summer Olympic Games, London is preparing to welcome 14,700 athletes, 21,000 media and 10.8 million...

 

South Korea Backs Away from ‘Research’ Whaling Plan

South Korea Backs Away from ‘Research’ Whaling Plan

SEOUL, South Korea, July 17, 2012 (ENS) – South Korea has abandoned its recently announced plan to hunt whales for scientific research, according to senior government officials. First mentioned at the International Whaling Commission annual...

 

Temporary Firefighters Get Access to Federal Health Insurance

Temporary Firefighters Get Access to Federal Health Insurance

Temporary Firefighters Get Access to Federal Health Insurance WASHINGTON, DC, July 17, 2012 (ENS) – Thousands of temporary federal firefighters working on wildland fires across the country, and their families, now will have access to the...

 

Britain Tops New Energy Efficiency Scorecard, U.S. Way Behind

Britain Tops New Energy Efficiency Scorecard, U.S. Way Behind

Britain Tops New Energy Efficiency Scorecard, U.S. Way Behind WASHINGTON, DC, July 16, 2012 (ENS) – The United Kingdom ranks highest on a new energy efficiency scorecard of the world’s 12 major economies, followed by Germany, Italy,...

 

Setback for Armenia’s Lake Sevan

Setback for Armenia’s Lake Sevan

Setback for Armenia’s Lake Sevan By Arpi Harutyunyan YEREVAN, Armenia, July 16, 2012 (ENS) – Armenia’s parliament has ignored objections from environmentalists and gone ahead with changes to the law that will double the...

 

U.S. Develops Home-Fueled Natural Gas Cars

U.S. Develops Home-Fueled Natural Gas Cars

U.S. Develops Home-Fueled Natural Gas Cars HOUSTON, Texas, July 16, 2012 (ENS) – The Obama Administration is investing $30 million to find new ways of expanding the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel. In Houston on Thursday, U.S....

 

Pot Growers’ Use of Rat Poison Killing Rare Carnivores

Pot Growers’ Use of Rat Poison Killing Rare Carnivores

Pot Growers’ Use of Rat Poison Killing Rare Carnivores DAVIS, California, July 16, 2012 (ENS) – Rat poison used on illegal marijuana farms is sickening and killing the fisher, a rare forest carnivore that inhabits some of the most...

 

Florida’s Everglades Enjoys a $960 Million Dollar Win-Win

Florida’s Everglades Enjoys a $960 Million Dollar Win-Win

Florida’s Everglades Enjoys a $960 Million Dollar Win-Win MIAMI, Florida, July 14, 2012 (ENS) – A new era of restoration for the Everglades’ vast but damaged wetlands began Friday with a favorable court ruling and an $80 million...

 

Texas Hazwaste Superfund Site Gets $56 Million Cleanup

Texas Hazwaste Superfund Site Gets $56 Million Cleanup

Texas Hazwaste Superfund Site Gets $56 Million Cleanup TEXAS CITY, Texas, July 13, 2012 (ENS) – A former hazardous waste disposal site adjacent to wetlands on the shore of Galveston Bay will be subject to a $56.4 million cleanup under...

 

Europe’s New CO2 Emission Targets ‘Toughest in the World’

Europe’s New CO2 Emission Targets ‘Toughest in the World’

Europe’s New CO2 Emission Targets ‘Toughest in the World’ BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 13, 2012 (ENS) – The European Commission Wednesday proposed further cuts to carbon dioxide, CO2, emissions from new cars and vans by 2020....

 

Groups: U.S. Shares ‘Mindset’ Behind Japan’s Nuclear Disaster

Groups: U.S. Shares ‘Mindset’ Behind Japan’s Nuclear Disaster

Groups: U.S. Shares ‘Mindset’ Behind Japan’s Nuclear Disaster WASHINGTON, DC, July 12, 2012 (ENS) – The same “man-made” problems underlying last year’s nuclear disaster in Japan exist today in the United...

 

California Renews Rebates for Zero-Emission Vehicles

California Renews Rebates for Zero-Emission Vehicles

California Renews Rebates for Zero-Emission Vehicles SACRAMENTO, California, July 5, 2012 (ENS) – The California state agency responsible for clean air has approved $27 million for rebates to buyers of electric and plug-in hybrid passenger...

 

Heat Wave, Record Drought Parch United States

Heat Wave, Record Drought Parch United States

Heat Wave, Record Drought Parch United States LINCOLN, Nebraska, July 5, 2012 (ENS) – More than half of the contiguous United States is in moderate drought or worse, a greater area than at any time in the 12-year history of the U.S. Drought...

 

Feds Advance Offshore Atlantic and Wyoming Wind Projects

Feds Advance Offshore Atlantic and Wyoming Wind Projects

Feds Advance Offshore Atlantic and Wyoming Wind Projects WASHINGTON, DC, July 3, 2012 (ENS) – Environmental reviews of two large-scale wind energy development proposals have been completed by the Department of the Interior, clearing...

 

Canada to Study Health Effects of Wind Turbine Noise

Canada to Study Health Effects of Wind Turbine Noise

Canada to Study Health Effects of Wind Turbine Noise OTTAWA, Canada, July 12, 2012 (ENS) – Canadian health and statistics agencies are planning to explore the impact of wind turbine noise on the health of people living near wind power...

 
 
 
 

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