Archive for: August, 2013

Carcinogen Outlawed in California Found in 98 Shampoos, Soaps

Carcinogen Outlawed in California Found in 98 Shampoos, Soaps

  OAKLAND, California, August 30, 2013 (ENS) – Independent laboratory tests have identified 98 shampoos, soaps, and other personal care products sold by major national retailers that contain a chemical outlawed in California as a...

 

Deep Ice Canyon Found Far Below Greenland Surface

Deep Ice Canyon Found Far Below Greenland Surface

  GREENBELT, Maryland, August 29, 2013 (ENS) – Using ice-penetrating radar, scientists have discovered a long, deep canyon that exists a mile beneath the Greenland ice sheet, data from a NASA airborne science mission and an international...

 

Keystone XL Pipeline “Flunks Climate Test,” New Report

Keystone XL Pipeline “Flunks Climate Test,” New Report

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 29, 2013 (ENS) – Environmental advocates delivered a report on the climate effects of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline to President Barack Obama today, with the intention of giving the President all the...

 

Afghanistan’s Forest Cover Illegally Stripped Away

Afghanistan’s Forest Cover Illegally Stripped Away

  By Zabihullah Ghazi KHOST CITY, Afghanistan, August 28, 2013 (ENS) – Once-green mountainsides across Afghanistan are still being stripped of their trees as the long-running process of deforestation continues. The head of the agriculture...

 

Water Discovered on Moon’s Surface Points to Water Within

Water Discovered on Moon’s Surface Points to Water Within

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 28, 2013 (ENS) – For the first time from lunar orbit, scientists have detected “magmatic water,” which originates from deep within the Moon’s interior, on the surface of the Moon, reports...

 

Entergy to Close Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant

Entergy to Close Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 27, 2013 (ENS) – Entergy Corporation today said it plans to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vermont. The station is expected to cease power production after its current...

 

World’s First Ecomobile City: Suwon, South Korea

World’s First Ecomobile City: Suwon, South Korea

  SUWON, South Korea, August 27, 2013  (ENS) – One neighborhood, one month, no cars. When it kicks off the world’s first EcoMobility Festival on September 1, the City of Suwon will aim to prove that a truly ecomobile city –...

 

Mexican Gray Wolves Gain Protection in Arizona, New Mexico

Mexican Gray Wolves Gain Protection in Arizona, New Mexico

  SILVER CITY, New Mexico, August 26, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will propose increased recovery territory for Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico and will drop plans to capture wolves entering these...

 

Russians Force Greenpeace Ship to Leave Kara Sea

Russians Force Greenpeace Ship to Leave Kara Sea

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, August 26, 2013 (ENS) – The Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise will leave the Kara Sea and the Northern Sea Route today under threat of force from the Russian Coast Guard. Four members of the Russian...

 

Hit By Snipers, Syria Chemical Weapons Inspection Team Persists

Hit By Snipers, Syria Chemical Weapons Inspection Team Persists

  DAMASCUS, Syria, August 26, 2013 (ENS) – A team of United Nations inspectors probing the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria was hit by sniper fire today as they were being transported to the site of the investigation in suburban...

 

Britain Invests £148 million to Boost Cycling

Britain Invests £148 million to Boost Cycling

  LONDON, UK, August 26, 2013 (ENS) – British Prime Minister David Cameron has launched a nationwide drive to promote cycling in cities and national parks across England. More bikes on the road will mean fewer cars, less air pollution...

 

San Francisco Emergency Called as Rim Fire Burns Power Lines

San Francisco Emergency Called as Rim Fire Burns Power Lines

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 24, 2013 (ENS) – A raging wildfire spreading into Yosemite National Park has damaged electricity infrastructure serving the city of San Francisco 200 miles to the west, forcing California Governor...

 

Cebu Oil Spill Spreads as Ferry Sinking Inquiry Opens

Cebu Oil Spill Spreads as Ferry Sinking Inquiry Opens

  CEBU CITY, Philippines, August 23, 2013 (ENS) – Oil from the collision of two vessels off the coast of Cebu Province that killed dozens of people last Friday is still spreading to nearby shorelines as government workers and local...

 

Ecuador’s Yasuni-ITT Initiative Failed, What’s Next?

Ecuador’s Yasuni-ITT Initiative Failed, What’s Next?

By Kelly Swing TIPUTINI BIODIVERSITY STATION, Ecuador, August 23, 2013 (ENS) – We’re all extremely disappointed by the decision of President Rafael Correa to approve oil drilling in the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini area of Yasuni...

 

Dam Removals Open Northeast Rivers to Fish, Recreation

Dam Removals Open Northeast Rivers to Fish, Recreation

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 22, 2013 (ENS) – A dam that has blocked Maryland’s Patapsco River for nearly 100 years will be removed shortly, utilizing a $3.57 million grant awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s...

 

Russia Denies Greenpeace Ship Entry to Arctic Sea Route

Russia Denies Greenpeace Ship Entry to Arctic Sea Route

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, August 22, 2013 (ENS) – The Russian government has denied permission for the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise to access the busy Northern Sea Route, although Greenpeace International says its icebreaker...

 

Florida Waters Alive With Toxic Algae, Toxic Politics

Florida Waters Alive With Toxic Algae, Toxic Politics

  STUART, Florida, August 21, 2013 (ENS) – Environmental groups rallied today ahead of a Florida State Senate Select Committee public meeting, demanding that government act to stop toxic algae slimes that are sickening people and...

 

New Fukushima Radioactive Leak Worst Since Original Accident

New Fukushima Radioactive Leak Worst Since Original Accident

  TOKYO, Japan, August 21, 2013 (ENS) – Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority now says a leak of radioactive water from a tank at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant Monday is a “serious incident” not just an “anomaly”...

 

Earth’s Natural Resources Account ‘Overdrawn’ Today

Earth’s Natural Resources Account ‘Overdrawn’ Today

  OAKLAND, California, August 20, 2013 (ENS) – Environmental economists have identified August 20 as “Earth Overshoot Day,” the day when humanity has consumed as much renewable natural resources as the planet can regenerate...

 

Green Goals Set for Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums

Green Goals Set for Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums

  CURITIBA, Brazil, August 19, 2013 (ENS) – Environmental sustainability is on the minds of stadium managers from the 12 Brazilian cities that will host football, or soccer, matches next year during 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Just...

 
 
 
 

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