Archive for: May, 2013

UN Panel: Environmental Protection Key to Post-2015 Progress

UN Panel: Environmental Protection Key to Post-2015 Progress

  NEW YORK, New York, May 31, 2013 (ENS) – Protecting the environment must be at the core of efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030, finds a high-level panel whose 27 members include UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Indonesian President...

 

National Trails System Expands by 28 Trails in 18 States

National Trails System Expands by 28 Trails in 18 States

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 31, 2013 (ENS) – Federal officials today designated 28 trails as national recreation trails, adding roughly 650 miles of trails in 18 states to the National Trails System. Today’s announcement comes in advance...

 

Feds Must Analyze Oil Spill Dispersant Effects on Wildlife

Feds Must Analyze Oil Spill Dispersant Effects on Wildlife

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 30, 2013 (ENS) – The federal government must analyze the effects of the California Dispersants Plan to determine whether the chemicals that break up oil spills would harm endangered wildlife, under...

 

UN Warns of Global Shift ‘From a Fish to a Jellyfish Ocean’

UN Warns of Global Shift ‘From a Fish to a Jellyfish Ocean’

  ROME, Italy, May 30, 2013 (ENS) – Jumps in jellyfish populations following overfishing is one reason why fish in the Mediterranean and Black seas are declining, finds a new United Nations report that advocates factoring jellyfish...

 

Senator Boxer Seeks Criminal Probe of San Onofre Nuclear Plant

Senator Boxer Seeks Criminal Probe of San Onofre Nuclear Plant

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 29, 2013 (ENS) – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer of California is asking the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into Southern California Edison’s statements to nuclear regulators about replacing...

 

EPA Limits Formaldehyde Exposure From Wood Products

EPA Limits Formaldehyde Exposure From Wood Products

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 29, 2013 (ENS) – Giving expression to a law unanimously passed by Congress in 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed two rules to help protect Americans from exposure to the harmful chemical...

 

Guilty of Pesticide Crimes, Wal-Mart Fined $81 Million

Guilty of Pesticide Crimes, Wal-Mart Fined $81 Million

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 28, 2013 (ENS) – Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores today pleaded guilty to illegally handling and disposing of hazardous pesticides at its retail stores across the United States. Hazardous wastes and pesticides returned...

 

Harmonized Charging Key to Global Electric Mobility

Harmonized Charging Key to Global Electric Mobility

  BERLIN, Germany, May 28, 2013 (ENS) – Chancellor Angela Merkel restated her goal of putting one million electric vehicles on German roads by 2020 at a two-day conference on electric mobility staged by the federal government that...

 

‘Extremely Active’ 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

‘Extremely Active’ 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 28, 2013 (ENS) – The United States should prepare for an “active or extremely active hurricane season” this year, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says in its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook...

 

Tesla Repays $465M Loan to New U.S. Energy Secretary

Tesla Repays $465M Loan to New U.S. Energy Secretary

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 27, 2013 (ENS) – On Wednesday, the day after Ernest Moniz was sworn in as the new U.S. Secretary of Energy, electric automaker Tesla Motors repaid the entire remaining balance on a $465 million loan from the...

 

Mount Everest Glaciers Shrinking

Mount Everest Glaciers Shrinking

  MILAN, Italy, May 26, 2013 (ENS) – Glaciers in the Mount Everest region of the Himalayas have shrunk by 13 percent in the last 50 years and the snowline has shifted upward, finds a Nepalese scientist conducting research for his...

 

U.S. Senate Bars GMO Labels as March Against Monsanto Revs Up

U.S. Senate Bars GMO Labels as March Against Monsanto Revs Up

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2013 (ENS) – Two days before thousands of people across the United States plan to march against Monsanto’s genetically engineered crops, the U.S. Senate Thursday turned down a measure that would have...

 

Beijing’s Goal: 50,000 Electric Vehicles by 2015

Beijing’s Goal: 50,000 Electric Vehicles by 2015

  BEIJING, China, May 24, 2013 (ENS) – The City of Beijing plans to have 50,000 electric cars on the streets by 2015, 30,000 of which will be owned privately,  according to the Legal Evening News, a Beijing newspaper. In addition...

 

EPA Employees on Furlough for ‘Don’t Fry Day’

EPA Employees on Furlough for ‘Don’t Fry Day’

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2013 (ENS) – Most of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 17,700 employees are on furlough today to meet the budget requirements of the sequester, but still the agency is recognizing the Friday...

 

Global Scientists, California Governor Call for Climate Action

Global Scientists, California Governor Call for Climate Action

  MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, May 23, 2013 (ENS) – Warning that Earth is rapidly approaching a tipping point at which human impacts are causing alarming levels of harm to our planet, California Governor Jerry Brown today joined more...

 

U.S. Groundwater Consumption Accelerating

U.S. Groundwater Consumption Accelerating

  RESTON, Virginia, May 23, 2013 (ENS) – Aquifers across the United States are being drawn down at an increasing pace, finds a new study released today by the U.S. Geological Survey. The report, “Groundwater Depletion in the...

 

Mountains of Wealth in Afghanistan

Mountains of Wealth in Afghanistan

  By Zabihullah Ghazi ASSADABAD, Afghanistan, May 23, 2013 (ENS) – Illegal and risky it may be, but mining for gemstones is an irresistible way of earning a living for some Afghans. The eastern province of Kunar is just one region...

 

Act to Stop ‘Climate Deniers’ From Winning the Information War

Act to Stop ‘Climate Deniers’ From Winning the Information War

  By Nick Fillmore TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, May 22, 2013 (ENS) – The global warming deniers are at it again, and it is high time that the environmental movement in the United States and Canada launched an organized campaign to expose...

 

Australia OKs Mine on World Heritage Quality Cape York

Australia OKs Mine on World Heritage Quality Cape York

  CANBERRA, Australia, May 22, 2013 (ENS) – Australian Environment Minister Tony Burke has approved Rio Tinto Alcan’s new South of Embley bauxite mine on Cape York, the Queensland peninsula that the Australian government intends...

 

Public Employees Sue Over ‘Political Deals’ Behind Wolf Delisting

Public Employees Sue Over ‘Political Deals’ Behind Wolf Delisting

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 22, 2013 (ENS) – The Obama Administration’s plan to remove the gray wolf from the protections of the Endangered Species Act, as detailed in a draft Federal Register notice released today by Public Employees...

 
 
 
 

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