Archive for: May, 2013

Cooking Oil to Biodiesel Plant Planned for Colorado

Cooking Oil to Biodiesel Plant Planned for Colorado

  BOULDER, Colorado, May 21, 2013 (ENS) – A new biodiesel production plant to be built in Boulder will make 11.5 million gallons a year of the clean burning fuel from used cooking oil collected from local restaurants. Two companies...

 

Oklahoma Twister Kills 51, Injures Dozens More

Oklahoma Twister Kills 51, Injures Dozens More

  OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013 (ENS) – A powerful tornado tore through Moore and south Oklahoma City Monday, killing at least 51 people, including 20 children. The National Weather Service said the tornado extended as much...

 

India Bans Captive Dolphin Shows as ‘Morally Unacceptable’

India Bans Captive Dolphin Shows as ‘Morally Unacceptable’

  NEW DELHI, India, May 20, 2013 (ENS) – India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests has decided to forbid the keeping of captive dolphins for public entertainment anywhere in the country. In a policy statement released Friday,...

 

U.S. Musters Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Partners

U.S. Musters Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Partners

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 20, 2013 (ENS) – To foster the adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles, the U.S. Energy Department has embarked on a new public-private partnership to develop the country’s hydrogen infrastructure. Dubbed...

 

Sarawak Native Leader Barred from Hydropower World Congress

Sarawak Native Leader Barred from Hydropower World Congress

  KUCHING, Sarawak, Malaysia, May 20, 2013 (ENS) – This morning Sarawak indigenous leader Peter Kallang, chairman of the SAVE Rivers network, which opposes a dozen dams planned for the rivers of Borneo, was barred from the first meeting...

 

California’s High Court Upholds Los Angeles Bag Law

California’s High Court Upholds Los Angeles Bag Law

  SACRAMENTO, California, May 20, 2013 (ENS) – A plastic bag manufacturer’s appeal to the California Supreme Court against the Los Angeles County reusable bag ordinance has failed. A unanimous appellate court upheld the county’s...

 

Six Die as 200 mph Tornado Howls Across Texas

Six Die as 200 mph Tornado Howls Across Texas

  AUSTIN, Texas, May 16, 2013 (ENS) – Six people have lost their lives and nearly 100 others were injured as tornadoes touched down in north-central Texas overnight. More than 100 homes were damaged or destroyed. Thunderstorms with...

 

Arctic Council Prioritizes Sustainable Development, Climate Action

Arctic Council Prioritizes Sustainable Development, Climate Action

  KIRUNA, Sweden, May 16, 2013 (ENS) – Ministers from the eight Arctic states and representatives of the Arctic Indigenous Peoples Wednesday adopted a shared vision statement for the future development of the region as a “zone...

 

California Father and Son Rhino Horn Smugglers Imprisoned

California Father and Son Rhino Horn Smugglers Imprisoned

  LOS ANGELES, California, May 15, 2013 (ENS) – A father and son team from Orange County, described by prosecutors as being “at the apex of the rhino horn smuggling pyramid within the United States,” each will spend more...

 

Loud Seismic Tests Probed for Harm to Whales, Dolphins

Loud Seismic Tests Probed for Harm to Whales, Dolphins

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, May 15, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. federal agency that oversees offshore oil exploration will analyze the effects of noisy underwater seismic blasts on whales and dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. The Bureau of...

 

Indian Ocean Cyclone Threatens Over Eight Million People

Indian Ocean Cyclone Threatens Over Eight Million People

  DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 15, 2013 (ENS) – A cyclone blowing across the Indian Ocean is expected to hit Bangladesh on Thursay, threatening the lives of 8.2 million people in northeast India, Bangladesh and Myanmar (Burma). The highest...

 

Damaged California Nuclear Plant Faces Restart Safety Hearing

Damaged California Nuclear Plant Faces Restart Safety Hearing

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 14, 2013 (ENS) – Southern California Edison’s request to restart its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will be decided by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission only after a formal license amendment proceeding...

 

Florida Legislature Passes Natural Gas Vehicle Incentives

Florida Legislature Passes Natural Gas Vehicle Incentives

  TALLAHASSEE, Florida, May 14, 2013 (ENS) – Florida lawmakers have approved three pieces of legislation to promote the use of natural gas fuel for vehicles in Florida. Governor Bill Scott is expected to sign them shortly. The legislation...

 

Australia Trims Environmental Protection in Deficit Budget

Australia Trims Environmental Protection in Deficit Budget

  CANBERRA, Australia, May 14, 2013 (ENS) – Environmentalists criticized tax breaks for the fossil fuel industry and cuts to renewable energy funding in the Australian government’s new budget, but are pleased with funding for...

 

Dalai Lama: Cultivate Inner Peace to Save the Planet

Dalai Lama: Cultivate Inner Peace to Save the Planet

  PORTLAND, Oregon, May 12, 2013 (ENS) – “The main thing is the oneness of humanity,” His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, said during an environmental summit Saturday in Portland. “In 1959 I came from...

 

Atmospheric CO2 Hits 400 Parts Per Million Mark

Atmospheric CO2 Hits 400 Parts Per Million Mark

  MAUNA LOA OBSERVATORY, Hawaii, May 11, 2013 (ENS) – For the first time in human history, concentrations of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, CO2, have risen above 400 parts per million, ppm. Many climate scientists warn that 350...

 

Sandy Eco-Restoration Gets $1 Billion+ in Federal Grants

Sandy Eco-Restoration Gets $1 Billion+ in Federal Grants

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 8, 2013 (ENS) – The Department of the Interior is releasing $475.25 million in emergency Hurricane Sandy disaster relief appropriations to 234 projects that will repair and rebuild parks, refuges and other Interior...

 

Terrafugia Develops Plug-in Hybrid Flying Car

Terrafugia Develops Plug-in Hybrid Flying Car

  WOBURN, Massachusetts, May 8, 2013 (ENS) – An American company on a mission to build practical flying cars has begun feasibility studies of a vertical takeoff and landing plug-in hybrid electric flying car, the TF-X™. Terrafugia,...

 

U.S., South Korean Leaders Affirm Climate Change Cooperation

U.S., South Korean Leaders Affirm Climate Change Cooperation

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 7, 2013 (ENS) – In her first foreign visit since taking office in February, South Korean President Park Geun-hye joined with President Barack Obama today to declare both governments’ intention to fight...

 

Megacities to Create Common Climate Risk Assessment Standard

Megacities to Create Common Climate Risk Assessment Standard

  NEW YORK, New York, May 7, 2013 (ENS) – A network of large cities committed to addressing climate change is developing a new framework that will help all cities better prepare for natural disasters and severe weather incidents. The...

 
 
 
 

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