Archive for: November, 2012

Canada Must Answer Polar Bear Climate Challenge by U.S. Group

Canada Must Answer Polar Bear Climate Challenge by U.S. Group

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, November 30, 2012 (ENS) – A petition from an American environmental group alleging Canada’s failure to protect polar bears under Canadian law will move forward under the North American Free Trade Agreement’s...

 

Chevy’s First Electric Car Sparks Up Los Angeles Auto Show

Chevy’s First Electric Car Sparks Up Los Angeles Auto Show

  LOS ANGELES, California, November 30, 2012 (ENS) – Chevrolet’s first pure electric vehicle, the Spark EV, was unveiled Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Executive Chief Engineer for Electrified Vehicles Pam Fletcher...

 

U.S. Proposes Federal Protection for 66 Coral Species

U.S. Proposes Federal Protection for 66 Coral Species

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 30, 2012 (ENS) – Sixty-six species of coral in U.S. waters should be protected under the Endangered Species Act because global warming, disease and ocean acidification are pushing them toward extinction,...

 

2012 Breaks Records for Heat, Drought, Weather Extremes

2012 Breaks Records for Heat, Drought, Weather  Extremes

  DOHA, Qatar, November 29, 2012 (ENS) – “Climate change is taking place before our eyes and will continue to do so as a result of the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which have risen constantly and again...

 

Oyster Farm Loses Permit at Point Reyes National Seashore

Oyster Farm Loses Permit at Point Reyes National Seashore

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 29, 2012 (ENS) – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today decided to let the Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s 40-year operating permit expire at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. The area will...

 

Toronto Trashes Its Plastic Bag Ban

Toronto Trashes Its Plastic Bag Ban

  TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, November 29, 2012 (ENS) – Toronto City Council has thrown out its controversial plastic bag ban. City Council voted 38-7 on Wednesday to approve a motion by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong that kills the...

 

Louisiana’s Largest Clean Air Act Settlement Filed in Court

Louisiana’s Largest Clean Air Act Settlement Filed in Court

  BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, November 29, 2012 (ENS) – Louisiana’s biggest illegal air polluter has agreed with the federal government to the largest Clean Air Act settlement ever filed in Louisiana. Louisiana Generating, an electric...

 

Sarawak Indigenous People Win Australian Greens to Anti-Dam Cause

Sarawak Indigenous People Win Australian Greens to Anti-Dam Cause

  CANBERRA, Australia, November 28, 2012 (ENS) – Australian Greens Senators have joined with indigenous leaders from the Malaysian state of Sarawak in a new national campaign to get Hydro Tasmania to withdraw from Sarawak’s...

 

Small Oil Leak Points Up Big Danube River Issues

Small Oil Leak Points Up Big Danube River Issues

  REGENSBURG, Germany, November 27, 2012 (ENS) – Oil leaking from a capsized ship in the town of Ruse on the Danube River could have serious consequences, environmentalists are warning as an important Danube conference opened today...

 

Mountain Gorilla Populations Grow as Conservation Succeeds

Mountain Gorilla Populations Grow as Conservation Succeeds

  KAMPALA, Uganda, November 27, 2012 (ENS) – The world’s population of critically endangered mountain gorillas has risen to a total of 880 – up from the estimate of 786 animals in 2010. The new population numbers were...

 

Converting Agreements to Action Key to Doha Climate Talks

Converting Agreements to Action Key to Doha Climate Talks

  DOHA, Qatar, November 26, 2012 (ENS) – Gathered in Doha for the UN’s annual climate change summit, thousands of delegates representing governments, international organizations and civil society groups are focused on honoring...

 

Europe Changing Fast as Climate Warms

Europe Changing Fast as Climate Warms

BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 26, 2012 (ENS) – Climate change is affecting all regions of Europe as glaciers melt, the Greenland ice sheet shrinks, sea levels rise, snow cover decreases and permafrost soils warm, finds a new assessment issued...

 

No Rare Earths in Next Generation Electric Vehicles

No Rare Earths in Next Generation Electric Vehicles

  CHICAGO, Illinois, November 23, 2012 (ENS) – A variety of electric motors that use no rare earth minerals are being developed in the United States to power future generations of electric vehicles. Private U.S. companies, universities...

 

Global Climate Emissions ‘Gap’ Widens, Rescue Still Possible

Global Climate Emissions ‘Gap’ Widens, Rescue Still Possible

  LONDON, UK, November 21, 2012 (ENS) – Actions to limit climate change must be immediately scaled up and accelerated if the world is to have any chance of keeping a global temperature rise below two degrees Celsius this century,...

 

Greenpeace Exposes Toxic Chemicals in Fashionable Clothing

Greenpeace Exposes Toxic Chemicals in Fashionable Clothing

  BEIJING, China, November 20, 2012 (ENS) – Some of the world’s best known fashion retailers are selling clothing contaminated with hazardous chemicals that break down to form hormone-disrupting or cancer-causing chemicals when...

 

Galapagos Corals May Predict the Future of Reefs Worldwide

Galapagos Corals May Predict the Future of Reefs Worldwide

  By Julian Smith LANDOVER, Maryland, November 20, 2012 (ENS) – The Galapagos Islands have been famous for a century and a half, but even Charles Darwin did not suspect that the archipelago’s list of living wonders included...

 

Twelve Arrested in Texas Keystone XL Pipeline Blockade

Twelve Arrested in Texas Keystone XL Pipeline Blockade

  NACOGDOCHES, Texas, November 19, 2012 (ENS) – Twelve people were arrested in east Texas today as they blockaded construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The protesters warn that burning the heavy fossil...

 

One Dead, One Missing in Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Explosion

One Dead, One Missing in Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Explosion

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, November 19, 2012 (ENS) – U.S. government agencies are investigating an explosion and fire in the Gulf of Mexico Friday aboard an oil production platform owned by Black Elk Energy. The incident left one worker...

 

World Bank Sounds Alarm on ‘Cataclysmic’ Climate Change

World Bank Sounds Alarm on ‘Cataclysmic’ Climate Change

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 19, 2012 (ENS) – Time is running out to avoid devastating climate change, finds a new report commissioned by the World Bank and reviewed by some of the world’s top scientists. The report warns that humanity...

 

BP Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges in Gulf Oil Spill

BP Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges in Gulf Oil Spill

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, November 15, 2012 (ENS) – Oil giant BP has agreed to pay the U.S. government more than $4 billion to settle criminal charges stemming from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Today in New Orleans the...

 
 
 
 

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