Peter Kallang

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 of the International Hydropower Assocation’s World Congress ever held in Asia. […]

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Latest News

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 than three years in federal prison on federal smuggling and money laundering convictions. […]

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At Risk

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 Thursday, threatening the lives of 8.2 million people in northeast India, Bangladesh and Myanmar (Burma). The highest storm surge and rainfall predictions are for Bangladesh’s coastal cities of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazaar. […]

San Onofre

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 with full public participation, an adjudicatory panel has ruled. […]


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 ppm is the safe upper limit for CO2 in the atmosphere. […]

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Land Use/Forests

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 assets damaged by the storm. […]