Archive for: October, 2012

European Commission Would Limit Food-based Biofuels

European Commission Would Limit Food-based Biofuels

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 19, 2012 (ENS) – The European Commission is proposing to limit land conversion for food crops used instead to produce biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. Under the proposal, made public on Wednesday,...

 

UN Strategizes to Fund Biodiversity Recovery in 100 Countries

UN Strategizes to Fund Biodiversity Recovery in 100 Countries

  HYDERABAD, India, October 18, 2012 (ENS) – Delegates from 170 governments meeting in Hyderabad today adopted a new environmental strategy to address the unprecedented levels of biodiversity loss throughout the world. Proposed by...

 

Brazilian President Vetoes Amnesty for Illegal Logging

Brazilian President Vetoes Amnesty for Illegal Logging

  BRASILIA, Brazil, October 18, 2012 (ENS) – President Dilma Rousseff has vetoed nine items of the Forestry Code approved by Congress in September. One of the vetoes cancels amnesty for those who cleared the rainforest illegally. “There...

 

Court Orders First Handover of Chevron’s Ecuador Assets

Court Orders First Handover of Chevron’s Ecuador Assets

  QUITO, Ecuador, October 17, 2012 (ENS) – An Ecuadorian court has frozen are all bank accounts owned by Chevron, Texaco, and their subsidiaries in partial payment of a $19 billion pollution damages judgment against Chevron. Indigenous...

 

New Fuel-Sipping Ford Plug-in Hybrid Erases Range Anxiety

New Fuel-Sipping Ford Plug-in Hybrid Erases Range Anxiety

  DEARBORN, Michigan, October 17, 2012 (ENS) – The range anxiety that has troubled hybrid car buyers in the past is fast-fading into the rear view mirror. Ford is poised to roll out a new plug-in hybrid utility vehicle that can travel...

 

Obama, Romney Lock Horns Over Energy, Environment

Obama, Romney Lock Horns Over Energy, Environment

  HEMPSTEAD, New York, October 16, 2012 (ENS) – Issues of energy and the environment dominated the first section of tonight’s town hall debate between President Barack Obama and the Republican presidential hopeful, former Massachusetts...

 

Green Party Presidential Candidate Arrested Outside Debate Venue

Green Party Presidential Candidate Arrested Outside Debate Venue

  HEMPSTEAD, New York, October 16, 2012 (ENS) – Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate Cheri Honkala were just now forcibly prevented from entering the grounds of tonight’s presidential debate organized...

 

India Pledges $50 Million for Biodiversity Conservation

India Pledges $50 Million for Biodiversity Conservation

  HYDERABAD, India, October 16, 2012 (ENS) – India will invest US$50 million over the next two years to strengthen conservation of biological diversity, the variety of life on Earth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced today. Called...

 

Cell Phones All Contain Toxics: Older Ones the Most

Cell Phones All Contain Toxics: Older Ones the Most

By Sunny Lewis ANN ARBOR, Michigan, October 11, 2012 (ENS) – All 36 cell phones torn apart in a new study to identify which phones are the most toxic, tested positive for chemical hazards such as lead and mercury. The study was conducted...

 

Primates Vanishing Under Relentless Human Pressure

Primates Vanishing Under Relentless Human Pressure

  HYDERABAD, India, October 15, 2012 (ENS) – More than half the world’s species of apes, monkeys and lemurs –  humanity’s closest living relatives – are on the brink of extinction and in need of urgent conservation...

 

Cost to Save All At-Risk Species + Habitats = $80 Billion a Year

Cost to Save All At-Risk Species + Habitats = $80 Billion a Year

HYDERABAD, India, October 12, 2012 (ENS) – Investing US$80 billion a year would cut the risk of extinction for all threatened species and protect the most important global conservation sites, finds the first study of its kind, issued Thursday...

 

Cell Phones All Contain Toxics: Older Ones the Most

Cell Phones All Contain Toxics: Older Ones the Most

  ANN ARBOR, Michigan, October 11, 2012 (ENS) – In a new study identifying which cell phones are the worst for toxic chemicals, researchers found that 100 percent of the 36 phones tested contain chemical hazards such as lead and mercury....

 

Afghanistan to Strengthen Climate Change Defenses

Afghanistan to Strengthen Climate Change Defenses

  BAMYAN, Afghanistan, October 11, 2012 (ENS) – To strengthen Afghanistan’s ability to withstand climate change, the government and United Nations partners today announced a US$6 million initiative, the first of its kind in...

 

Wyoming Site Approved for Largest U.S. Wind Farm

Wyoming Site Approved for Largest U.S. Wind Farm

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 11, 2012 (ENS) – Clearing the way for the largest wind farm in the United States, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Tuesday approved the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre site in Wyoming as suitable for wind energy...

 

Top U.S. Court Rejects Chevron’s Appeal in Ecuador Pollution Case

Top U.S. Court Rejects Chevron’s Appeal in Ecuador Pollution Case

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 9, 2012 (ENS) – Chevron today lost its U.S. Supreme Court bid to block global enforcement of a $19 billion judgment by an Ecuadorean court in a long legal fight over contamination of the Amazon rainforest....

 

Cash Flow Crisis as Afghan Dam Crumbles

Cash Flow Crisis as Afghan Dam Crumbles

  By Muhibullah Allahyar KABUL, Afghanistan, October 8, 2012 (ENS) – The Darunta Dam in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province is showing worrying signs of wear and tear, which officials say could be fixed if only they had any...

 

Wolves Losing Ground State by Western State

Wolves Losing Ground State by Western State

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 8, 2012 (ENS) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has rejected a petition by conservation groups to list the endangered Mexican gray wolf separately from other gray wolves. Wyoming hunters have new license...

 

Kentuckians Win Coal Giant Fake Reporting Water Pollution Case

Kentuckians Win Coal Giant Fake Reporting Water Pollution Case

  FRANKFORT, Kentucky, October 8, 2012 (ENS) – Environmentalists’ discovery of thousands of false pollution reports at dozens of coal mines in eastern Kentucky has prompted a Kentucky court to allow, for the first time, citizens...

 

France Invests 50 Million Euros in Electro-mobility

France Invests 50 Million Euros in Electro-mobility

  PARIS, France, October 8, 2012 (ENS) – A new 50 million euro investment program to support electric vehicles and charging infrastructure was launched Wednesday by French transport, environment, energy and finance officials. The...

 

Texas Grandma Jailed for Trespass on Her Own Land in Pipeline Protest

Texas Grandma Jailed for Trespass on Her Own Land in Pipeline Protest

  WINNSBORO, Texas, October 5, 2012 (ENS) – Eleanor Fairchild, 78, was arrested Thursday for trespassing on her own ranch as she tried to halt construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline is being built by the...

 
 
 
 

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