Archive for: June, 2013

Towering Peaks, Vast Deserts Added to World Heritage List

Towering Peaks, Vast Deserts Added to World Heritage List

  PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, June 28, 2013 (ENS) – The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has added five natural areas of outstanding universal value to the World Heritage List during a 12 day meeting that concluded Wednesday in Cambodia. The...

 

Scientists Find New Bird in Cambodia’s Capital City

Scientists Find New Bird in Cambodia’s Capital City

  PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, June 27, 2013 (ENS) – There are 1.5 million people living in Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh, so secluded hiding places for a loud-voiced bird are few and far between, you might think. Not so! Scientists...

 

Drayson Sets New World Electric Land Speed Record

Drayson Sets New World Electric Land Speed Record

ELVINGTON AIRFIELD, England, June 27, 2013 (ENS) – Drayson Racing has set a new World Electric Land Speed Record of 204.185 mph, smashing the previous record which had stood for nearly 40 years. At Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire,...

 

Europe Adopts Greener Agricultural Policy

Europe Adopts Greener Agricultural Policy

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 26, 2013 (ENS) – Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy will be reformed so that specific environmental practices will be a condition of payments to EU Member States from central government coffers under...

 

Obama’s Climate Action Plan: Highlights and Reactions

Obama’s Climate Action Plan: Highlights and Reactions

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 25, 2013 (ENS) – “We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society,” declared President Barack Obama today at Georgetown University, taking aim at climate change deniers as he laid...

 

President Obama’s Climate Change Speech: Full Text

President Obama’s Climate Change Speech: Full Text

WASHINGTON, DC, Georgetown University, June 25, 2013 – Thank you! (Applause.) Thank you, Georgetown! Thank you so much. Everybody, please be seated. And my first announcement today is that you should all take off your jackets. (Laughter.)...

 

President Obama Takes Executive Action on Climate Change

President Obama Takes Executive Action on Climate Change

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 25, 2013 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today will present his three-pronged plan to deal with climate change – reduce carbon emissions, prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change, and...

 

U.S. and India Build Climate, Clean Energy Cooperation

U.S. and India Build Climate, Clean Energy Cooperation

  NEW DELHI, India, June 24, 2013 (ENS) – India and the United States will combat global climate change, collaborate on energy security and support the development of low-carbon economies to fuel job growth in both countries, government...

 

Alternative Fuels Star at Clean Transport Expo

Alternative Fuels Star at Clean Transport Expo

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 24, 2013 (ENS) – Electric cars and trucks and expanding electric vehicle charging infrastructure will be a special focus of attention at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo, which opened today at the Walter...

 

U.S. Supreme Court to Review Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

U.S. Supreme Court to Review Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 24, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court today indicated it will review an appeals court rejection of the U.S. EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which sets limits for emissions from coal-fired power plants...

 

Wet Weekend in Flooded Alberta; 100,000 Displaced

Wet Weekend in Flooded Alberta; 100,000 Displaced

  CALGARY, Alberta, Canada, June 23, 2013 (ENS) – Three days after record-breaking floodwaters from the Bow and Elbow rivers displaced more than 100,000 people in Calgary, the mayor on Sunday lifted mandatory evacuation notices for...

 

Racing the Monsoon, India Rescues Thousands but 550 Die

Racing the Monsoon, India Rescues Thousands but 550 Die

  DEHRADUN, India, June 21, 2013 (ENS) – “On a war footing” India has mobilized military and civilian emergency personnel to rescue tens of thousands of people stranded outdoors in mountainous forests due to unseasonably...

 

Poll: Americans Shop With Climate on Their Minds

Poll: Americans Shop With Climate on Their Minds

  NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, June 21, 2013 (ENS) – Half of all Americans consider environmental impacts when deciding whether or not to buy a product at least occasionally, according to a new nationally representative survey on attitudes...

 

Thirdhand Tobacco Smoke Damages Human Cells

Thirdhand Tobacco Smoke Damages Human Cells

  BERKELEY, California, June 21, 2013 (ENS) – For the first time, scientists have documented that thirdhand smoke – the noxious residue that clings to virtually all surfaces long after the secondhand smoke from a cigarette has...

 

Students Win U.S. EPA Grants for Environmental Solutions

Students Win U.S. EPA Grants for Environmental Solutions

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 21, 2013 (ENS) – Better biodiesel, better household cleaners, building materials made with a 3D printer – these are a few of the innovations that have received this year’s People, Prosperity and...

 

Violent Attacks on U.S. Park Police, Rangers Hit Record High

Violent Attacks on U.S. Park Police, Rangers Hit Record High

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 20, 2013 (ENS) – Federal employees in national parks, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries experienced more attacks and threats in 2012 than in the previous year, according to agency figures obtained by Public...

 

Syria’s World Heritage Sites Placed on ‘Danger’ List

Syria’s World Heritage Sites Placed on ‘Danger’ List

  PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, June 20, 2013 (ENS) – The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has decided to place the six World Heritage sites of the Syrian Arab Republic on the List of World Heritage in Danger to draw attention to the risks...

 

China to Phase Out Electric Vehicle Subsidies

China to Phase Out Electric Vehicle Subsidies

  SHANGHAI, China, June 20, 2013 (ENS) – The government of China plans to phase out direct financial incentives the purchase of electric vehicles in favor of supporting research and development by its major automakers, says a senior...

 

G8 Leaders Pledge Global Climate Deal by 2015

G8 Leaders Pledge Global Climate Deal by 2015

  LOUGH ERNE, Northern Ireland, June 19, 2013 (ENS) – Declarations of cooperation on climate change, extractive industries, nuclear safety and chemical weapons in Syria and marked this week’s meeting of the Group of Eight industrialized...

 

World Heritage Body Wants Drilling Ban in Gorilla Sanctuary

World Heritage Body Wants Drilling Ban in Gorilla Sanctuary

  PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, June 17, 2013 (ENS) – The international body that oversees World Heritage Sites today requested the cancellation of oil exploration permits in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Some...

 
 
 
 

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