Archive for: February, 2013

Southern Environmental Law Center Names Top 10 Places At Risk

Southern Environmental Law Center Names Top 10 Places At Risk

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, February 10, 2013 (ENS) – Political pressure to lift Virginia’s longstanding ban on uranium mining threatens the health of the Roanoke River Basin, which supplies drinking water for over a million people,...

 

Sea Shepherd Blockades Japanese Whalers’ Fuel Tanker

Sea Shepherd Blockades Japanese Whalers’ Fuel Tanker

  MELBOURNE, Australia, February 10, 2013 (ENS) – Sea Shepherd Australia’s new whale defense ship, the SSS Sam Simon, has located the refueling tanker for the Japanese whaling fleet. A second Sea Shepherd ship, the SSS Steve Irwin,...

 

Minnesota Investigates Mystery Moose Decline

Minnesota Investigates Mystery Moose Decline

  ST. PAUL, Minnesota, February 8, 2013 (ENS) – Moose in Minnesota are dying and the reasons are a mystery to state wildlife officials. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says since 2010, the moose population has declined...

 

Climate Gets 20 Percent of Seven-Year European Budget

Climate Gets 20 Percent of Seven-Year European Budget

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, February 8, 2013 (ENS) – European heads of state and government have agreed to commit at least 20 percent of the entire European Union budget over the next seven years to climate-related spending. All-night negotiations...

 

EU Parliament Uses New Powers to End Overfishing

EU Parliament Uses New Powers to End Overfishing

  STRASBOURG, France, February 8, 2013 (ENS) – A major reform of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy, which aims to end overfishing, ban discards and restrict catches to sustainable stock levels, was approved by the European Parliament...

 

Biodiesel Fuels ‘A New American Economy’

Biodiesel Fuels ‘A New American Economy’

  LAS VEGAS, Nevada, February 8, 2013 (ENS) – The biodiesel industry “is helping create “a new dynamic in America,” U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told a packed audience at the 20th anniversary National Biodiesel...

 

Australia Places Aboriginal Land in Park to Bar Uranium Mining

Australia Places Aboriginal Land in Park to Bar Uranium Mining

  CANBERRA, Australia, February 7, 2013 (ENS) – After 34 years of campaigning to keep uranium mining out of his ancestral land of Koongarra, Djok Senior Traditional Owner Jeffrey Lee sat in the House of Representatives Wednesday  to...

 

REI Chief Nominated Secretary of the Interior

REI Chief Nominated Secretary of the Interior

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 6, 2013 (ENS) – Sally Jewell, who now heads outdoors retailer REI, the nation’s largest consumer cooperative, has been nominated as the next Secretary of the Interior. President Barack Obama named...

 

Indonesian Paper Giant Pledges No More Deforestation

Indonesian Paper Giant Pledges No More Deforestation

  JAKARTA, Indonesia, February 6, 2013 (ENS) – In an agreement with Greenpeace, the giant Asia Pulp and Paper Group Tuesday announced a new Forest Conservation Policy that puts an immediate end to all natural forest clearing in Indonesia. Greenpeace...

 

Poachers Slaughter Thousands of Central Africa’s Elephants

Poachers Slaughter Thousands of Central Africa’s Elephants

  YAOUNDE, Cameroon, February 6, 2013 (ENS) – Poachers have killed some 11,000 elephants in the Central African country of Gabon since 2004, finds a study by the Gabonese National Parks Agency, WWF and the Wildlife Conservation Society...

 

UPS Deploys 100 Electric Delivery Vans in California

UPS Deploys 100 Electric Delivery Vans in California

  SACRAMENTO, California, February 6, 2013 (ENS) – UPS is buying 100 electric commercial vehicles made in California and putting them to work delivering packages around the state, the company announced Tuesday. At the same time, California...

 

U.S. & Saudi Engineers Turn Gas Well Water to Drinking Water

U.S. & Saudi Engineers Turn Gas Well Water to Drinking Water

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, February 5, 2013 (ENS) – Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, have filed for patents on a new water purification system that turns the produced water from natural gas wells into...

 

Asian Countries to Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants

Asian Countries to Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants

  BANGKOK, Thailand, February 5, 2013 (ENS) – Officials from 19 Asian countries are cooperating to reduce the impact of short-lived climate pollutants in the Asia-Pacific region. At a United Nations-backed meeting Monday, the officials...

 

Waste Heat From Cities Has Global Climate Effects

Waste Heat From Cities Has Global Climate Effects

  SAN DIEGO, California, February 5, 2013 (ENS) – The waste heat generated by everyday energy consumption in urban areas is influencing major atmospheric circulation systems and causing continental-scale surface warming in high latitudes,...

 

Sea Shepherd Australia Thwarts Japanese Whalers

Sea Shepherd Australia Thwarts Japanese Whalers

  HOBART, Tasmania, Australia, February 4, 2013 (ENS) – The month of January, usually the prime whale catching month for the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean, has come and gone without the death of a single whale, says...

 

Green Car Awards Go to Mazda, Ford

Green Car Awards Go to Mazda, Ford

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 4, 2013 (ENS) – Mazda North America was honored with the inaugural 2013 Green Car Technology Award, as presented by “Green Car Journal” on Thursday at the Washington Auto Show. Mazda’s...

 

Climate Change Pushes Wolverine Toward Threatened Species List

Climate Change Pushes Wolverine Toward Threatened Species List

  DENVER, Colorado, February 4, 2013 (ENS) – Under a court-ordered deadline, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed to protect the North American wolverine as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. In 2011...

 

California Eatery, Sushi Chefs Indicted for Selling Whale Meat

California Eatery, Sushi Chefs Indicted for Selling Whale Meat

  LOS ANGELES, California, February 1, 2013 (ENS) – A federal grand jury has returned a nine-count indictment that charges a now-shuttered Santa Monica sushi restaurant and two men who worked there as chefs with selling meat from...

 

EU Prepares to Ban Three Pesticides Harmful to Bees

EU Prepares to Ban Three Pesticides Harmful to Bees

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, February 1, 2013 (ENS) – Three pesticides that harm bees will be banned from application to flowering crops in Europe as of July 1, under new proposals issued by the European Commission. “This hugely significant...

 
 
 
 

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