Archive for: July, 2013

Mandela’s 95th Birthday Inspires Good Works for the Planet

Mandela’s 95th Birthday Inspires Good Works for the Planet

  NEW YORK, New York, July 18, 2013 (ENS) – The United Nations today marks Nelson Mandela International Day, celebrating the South African leader’s 95th birthday by honoring his dedication to public service, social justice and...

 

Unprecedented Climate Extremes Mark Decade 2001-2010

Unprecedented Climate Extremes Mark Decade 2001-2010

  GENEVA, Switzerland, July 17, 2013 (ENS) – The first decade of the 21st century was the warmest decade recorded¬† for both land and ocean surface temperatures since modern measurements began around 1850, finds a new report by the...

 

Russia Builds Floating Nuclear Power Plants

Russia Builds Floating Nuclear Power Plants

  By John C.K. Daly ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, July 17, 2013 (ENS) – So much for the lessons of Fukushima. Never mind oil spills, the Russian Federation is preparing an energy initiative that, if it has problems, will inject nuclear...

 

U.S. Endures Heat Waves, Extended Drought

U.S. Endures Heat Waves, Extended Drought

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 16, 2013 (ENS) – Heat waves and drought conditions are touching off wildfires, shriveling grasslands across the western states and stressing eastern urban residents, forcing lawmakers and public lands managers...

 

Rudd Cuts Eco-Spending to Advance Carbon Emissions Trading

Rudd Cuts Eco-Spending to Advance Carbon Emissions Trading

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, July 16, 2013 (ENS) – Prime Minister Kevin Rudd today announced that Australia would shift from the country’s current fixed carbon price to an emission trading scheme effective July 1, 2014,...

 

Antarctic Talks Fail to Create Marine Reserves

Antarctic Talks Fail to Create Marine Reserves

  BREMERHAVEN, Germany, July 16, 2013 (ENS) – Bowing to Russian objections, the countries that conserve Antarctica’s marine resources failed Tuesday to agree on two proposals to create far-flung marine sanctuaries in the seas...

 

Each Degree of Warming Will Raise Sea Levels 7.5 Feet

Each Degree of Warming Will Raise Sea Levels 7.5 Feet

  CORVALLIS, Oregon, July 15, 2013 (ENS) – Global sea levels will rise about 2.3 meters, or 7.5 feet, for every degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) that the planet warms over the next several thousand years, finds new research...

 

Energy-Efficient Transport Could Save Cities $70 Trillion

Energy-Efficient Transport Could Save Cities $70 Trillion

  PARIS, France, July 15, 2013 (ENS) – Energy demand for urban transport is expected to double by 2050, but the latest report from the International Energy Agency sees potential savings of up to US$70 trillion through energy efficiency. “Energy...

 

U.S., China Collaborate on Climate, Oceans, Energy, Wildlife

U.S., China Collaborate on Climate, Oceans, Energy, Wildlife

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 12, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. and China have agreed to combat climate change through new cooperation on heavy-duty and other vehicles; smart grids; carbon capture, utilization, and storage; collecting and managing...

 

Operation Wild Web Nets Six for Online Wildlife Trafficking

Operation Wild Web Nets Six for Online Wildlife Trafficking

  LOS ANGELES, California, July 11, 2013 (ENS) – A nationwide undercover operation aimed at disrupting the trafficking of protected wildlife on the Internet, today resulted in charges against six California residents for selling endangered...

 

NATO Armed Forces Embrace Renewable Energy

NATO Armed Forces Embrace Renewable Energy

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 11, 2013 (ENS) – The 28 member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are reducing the energy footprint of their defense operations as a priority, top NATO officials said this week. NATO as a...

 

India Forges Ahead With Electric and Hybrid Transport

India Forges Ahead With Electric and Hybrid Transport

  NEW DELHI, India, July 11, 2013 (ENS) – India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday put his government’s stamp of approval on the rapid development of hybrid and electric vehicles, despite “uncertainties on...

 

Keystone XL Environmental Consultant ‘Lied’ About TransCanada Ties

Keystone XL Environmental Consultant ‘Lied’ About TransCanada Ties

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 11, 2013 (ENS) – The latest environmental assessment of the controversial TransCanada Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is flawed because the contractor hired by the U.S. State Department to write the review “lied”...

 

Shell Oil Agrees to Spend $100 Million on Flare Gas Recovery

Shell Oil Agrees to Spend $100 Million on Flare Gas Recovery

  HOUSTON, Texas, July 10, 2013 (ENS) – In a flare gas recovery agreement that is the first of its kind in the United States, Shell Oil will spend $100 million on innovative technology to reduce air pollution from burning off waste...

 

Ministers Ignore Industrial Threats to Great Barrier Reef

Ministers Ignore Industrial Threats to Great Barrier Reef

  BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia, July 10, 2013 (ENS) – The Australian and Queensland governments today pledged to protect the world’s longest coral reef under a new plan endorsed at the Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum...

 

Wildlife Crime Syndicates ‘Linked With Terror Groups’

Wildlife Crime Syndicates ‘Linked With Terror Groups’

  NEW DELHI, India, July 9, 2013 (ENS) – There is evidence that some wildlife crime syndicates are linked to terror groups, India’s Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan told a meeting Friday of police, customs and wildlife...

 

Keystone XL Pipeline: Deciding Without Data

Keystone XL Pipeline: Deciding Without Data

  By Thomas Bachand OAKLAND, California, July 8, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. State Department is in the process of deciding whether the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline would be in the U.S. national interest, but the determination...

 

Baby Reef Fish ‘Steer by the Sun’

Baby Reef Fish ‘Steer by the Sun’

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, July 8, 2013 (ENS) – Young coral reef fishes find their way back to the reef of their birth using the Sun and an internal body clock to steer by, an international team of marine scientists has...

 

Driverless Crude Oil Train Explodes in Quebec Town

Driverless Crude Oil Train Explodes in Quebec Town

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, July 7, 2013 (ENS) – Balls of fire filled the sky above the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic early Saturday morning after a driverless train carrying crude oil exploded and burned. Five people are dead and about...

 

Australia to Build First CO2 Capture for Algae Biofuel

Australia to Build First CO2 Capture for Algae Biofuel

  SYDNEY, Australia, July 5, 2013 (ENS) – In a world’s first, Algae.Tec has signed a deal with Australia‚Äôs largest power company to site an algae carbon capture and biofuels production facility beside a big coal-fired power...

 
 
 
 

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