Archive for: February, 2013

NASA Probe Locates Earth’s Third Radiation Belt

NASA Probe Locates Earth’s Third Radiation Belt

  LAUREL, Maryland, February 28, 2013 (ENS) – NASA’s twin Van Allen Probes, robotic satellites launched last August, have now revealed a previously unknown third radiation belt around the Earth. “We thought we knew the...

 

Florida Busts Artifact Thieves Who Damaged Lands, Waters

Florida Busts Artifact Thieves Who Damaged Lands, Waters

  TALLAHASSEE, Florida, February 28, 2013 (ENS) – A Florida undercover operation has busted a group who destroyed state lands from the Keys to the Panhandle to illegally unearth and sell historic Florida artifacts, such as arrowheads,...

 

Responders Secure Damaged Oil Well in Louisiana Marshlands

Responders Secure Damaged Oil Well in Louisiana Marshlands

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, February 28, 2013 (ENS) – Response crews have stopped oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico from an inactive oil and gas well that was struck by a crew boat Tuesday night. The U.S. Coast Guard says responders...

 

Nevada Groups Challenge Molybdenum Mine Over Public Water Rights

Nevada Groups Challenge Molybdenum Mine Over Public Water Rights

  By Lisa J. Wolf RENO, Nevada, February 28, 2013 (ENS) – Two Nevada environmental groups have filed legal action contesting U.S. government approval of the Mount Hope molybdenum mine, saying it would remove an entire mountain and...

 

Wildlife at the Mercy of International Trade Politics

Wildlife at the Mercy of International Trade Politics

  ARLINGTON, Virginia, February 27, 2013 (ENS) – In a rare reversal of diplomatic relations, the U.S. government has aligned with China on a proposal to ban international trade in rare turtles and against Canada on the polar bear...

 

Shell Oil Cancels Offshore Alaska Drilling for 2013

Shell Oil Cancels Offshore Alaska Drilling for 2013

  THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, February 27, 2013 (ENS) – After its troubled attempt to open an oil frontier off Alaska’s north shore last year, Royal Dutch Shell today said it will not drill in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi...

 

Court: Whale Defense Group Sea Shepherd ‘Embodiment of Piracy’

Court: Whale Defense Group Sea Shepherd ‘Embodiment of Piracy’

  SEATTLE, Washington, February 27, 2013 (ENS) – A U.S. appeals court has sided with the Japanese whalers suing the whale conservation nonprofit Sea Shepherd, overturning a lower court decision and declaring the Sea Shepherds to be...

 

South Africa to Test Nissan LEAFs in Green Car Project

South Africa to Test Nissan LEAFs in Green Car Project

    PRETORIA, South Africa, February 27, 2013 (ENS) – South Africa on Tuesday rolled out its Green Car project as part of the government’s effort to build a green economy and create jobs. “Today we launch a ground-breaking...

 

BP Trial Opening Day: ‘Greed Devastated the Gulf’

BP Trial Opening Day: ‘Greed Devastated the Gulf’

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, February 26, 2013 (ENS) – The trial to determine whether British oil company BP and its partners were guilty of gross negligence or willful misconduct in the biggest U.S. offshore oil spill opened Monday...

 

Plastics Chemical Bisphenol A May Harm Brain Development

Plastics Chemical Bisphenol A May Harm Brain Development

  DURHAM, North Carolina, February 25, 2013 (ENS) – Environmental exposure to bisphenol A, a chemical found in plastics and resins, may suppress a gene vital to nerve cell function and to the development of the central nervous system,...

 

Environment Ministers Feast on Wasted Food

Environment Ministers Feast on Wasted Food

  NAIROBI, Kenya, February 25, 2013 (ENS) – Ministers and high-level officials from 193 countries dined on perfectly good food grown by Kenyan farmers but rejected by UK supermarkets for cosmetic imperfections at UN Environment Programme,...

 

U.S. Power Giant to Cut Coal Emissions Polluting Eastern States

U.S. Power Giant to Cut Coal Emissions Polluting Eastern States

  COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 25, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. EPA, eight states and 13 citizens groups have reached an agreement with American Electric Power that requires the nation’s largest power company to cut air pollution at 16...

 

Maryland Man Jailed for Selling Fake Renewable Fuel Credits

Maryland Man Jailed for Selling Fake Renewable Fuel Credits

  BALTIMORE, Maryland, February 25, 2013 (ENS) – A Maryland man was sentenced Friday to 12 years and six months in prison for selling millions of dollars worth of fraudulent renewable fuel credits, which he falsely claimed were produced...

 

Sequester Spending Cuts Will Hurt the Environment

Sequester Spending Cuts Will Hurt the Environment

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 24, 2013 (ENS) – If Congress does not act this coming week, automatic federal spending cuts, called the sequester, will go into effect March 1 that will impact the environment. Funding for parks, energy...

 

Toxic Mice Latest Weapon Against Guam’s Brown Tree Snakes

Toxic Mice Latest Weapon Against Guam’s Brown Tree Snakes

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, February 24, 2013 (ENS) – The federal government is preparing to drop dead mice laced with a snake toxicant into the jungles of Guam in the latest effort to control the thousands of brown tree snakes that have...

 

Six Storage Tanks Leaking at Hanford Nuclear Site

Six Storage Tanks Leaking at Hanford Nuclear Site

  RICHLAND, Washington, February 23, 2013 (ENS) – Six single-shell containment tanks are leaking highly radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Site in south-central Washington state, Energy Department officials have discovered. Two-thirds...

 

BP Escapes Penalty for Oil Recovered in Gulf Spill

BP Escapes Penalty for Oil Recovered in Gulf Spill

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, February 22, 2013 (ENS) – A federal judge has agreed with British oil company BP that the 810,000 barrels of oil the company recovered from its 2010 spill site in the Gulf of Mexico should not be part of...

 

Wildlife Protected as National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Opened

Wildlife Protected as National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Opened

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 21, 2013 (ENS) – Exploration and development of lands containing about three-quarters of the economically recoverable oil in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska will be permitted, under a Record of Decision...

 

World’s Largest Camera Trap Study Snaps Millionth Photo

World’s Largest Camera Trap Study Snaps Millionth Photo

  ARLINGTON, Virginia, February 21, 2013 (ENS) – Remote camera traps have captured more than one million photographs of animals and birds in tropical forests on three continents for a global team of conservationists monitoring changes...

 

Chemical Tankers Collide in Gulf of Mexico

Chemical Tankers Collide in Gulf of Mexico

  HOUSTON, Texas, February 21, 2013 (ENS) – An oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico was averted by the quick action of  crew members aboard one of two inbound chemical tankers that collided on Wednesday, approximately 70 miles south...

 
 
 
 

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