Archive for: October, 2013

Syria Meets Chemical Weapons Equipment Destruction Deadline

Syria Meets Chemical Weapons Equipment Destruction Deadline

  THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, October 31, 2013 (ENS) – Syria’s chemical weapons facilities are now “inoperable,” the Joint Mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations confirmed...

 

Sea Shepherd Founder Watson in USA, Ends 15 Months Exile at Sea

Sea Shepherd Founder Watson in USA, Ends 15 Months Exile at Sea

  SEATTLE, Washington, October 31, 2013 (ENS) – Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, who has been living in exile at sea since he left Germany in July 2012, has just stepped ashore in the United States. “I...

 

Climate Change Puts Red Sox’ Fenway Park at Risk

Climate Change Puts Red Sox’ Fenway Park at Risk

    BOSTON, Massachusetts, October 30, 2013 (ENS) – Boston’s 101-year-old Fenway Park – where the World Series was won by the Boston Red Sox tonight for the first time since 1918 – is at increased risk of flooding...

 

Bosnian Countryside Scarred with Landmines

Bosnian Countryside Scarred with Landmines

  By Ajdin Kamber SARAJEVO, Bosnia, October 30, 2013 (ENS) – Large areas of land across Bosnia still need to be cleared of mines and other munitions before the rural population can move around freely. The village of Krupac lies to...

 

Pacific Coast Leaders Align Carbon Pricing for Climate Relief

Pacific Coast Leaders Align Carbon Pricing for Climate Relief

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 29, 2013 (ENS) – Oregon and Washington states have agreed to put a price on emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, aligning their policies with those of their neighbors California and...

 

Sandy Anniversary Brings Federal Grants, Resiliency Upgrades

Sandy Anniversary Brings Federal Grants, Resiliency Upgrades

  NEW YORK, New York, October 29, 2013 (ENS) – Today, on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell launched a $100 million Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program....

 

Analysis: Waterworld USA: Climate Harming Regional Waters

Analysis: Waterworld USA: Climate Harming Regional Waters

  By Sharon Guynup HOBOKEN, New Jersey, October 29, 2013 (ENS) – Rising temperatures and shifting, capricious precipitation patterns are affecting where, when, and how much water fills America’s rivers, lakes, and reservoirs,...

 

Small Illicit Gold Mines Devour Peru’s Amazon Rainforest

Small Illicit Gold Mines Devour Peru’s Amazon Rainforest

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 28, 2013 (ENS) – The area covered by gold mining in the biologically rich Madre De Dios region in the Peruvian Amazon has quadrupled in the years from 1999 to 2012, finds new research published online today. For...

 

Real Food Short Film Contest Offers Cash Prizes

Real Food Short Film Contest Offers Cash Prizes

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 28, 2013 (ENS) – The Real Food Media Film Contest, a new competition seeking short films about sustainable food and farming, is welcoming entries at: www.realfoodmedia.org. The contest invites...

 

Malaysia to Increase Palm Oil Component of Biodiesel

Malaysia to Increase Palm Oil Component of Biodiesel

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, October 28, 2013 (ENS) – Malaysia is about to require a higher concentration of palm oil in its biodiesel fuel blend, government and industry and  sources said last week. The new B7 biofuel blend would increase...

 

Syria: Ghouta Residents Live in Fear of More Chemical Attacks

Syria: Ghouta Residents Live in Fear of More Chemical Attacks

DAMASCUS, Syria, October 25, 2013 (ENS) – Fears of another chemical attack are still evident in Hamouriyeh, a town of some 25,000 people outside the Syrian capital Damascus. Fears persist despite the fact that the government of President...

 

Plug-in Versions of Popular Cars Attract U.S. Buyers

Plug-in Versions of Popular Cars Attract U.S. Buyers

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 25, 2013 (ENS) – In the United States, sales of both plug-in hybrids and battery electrics are way up over last year, with more than 59,000 electrified vehicles sold by the end of August – surpassing...

 

Russia Refuses Law of the Sea Arbitration in Greenpeace Case

Russia Refuses Law of the Sea Arbitration in Greenpeace Case

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, October 24 2013 (ENS) – Russia will not accept an international arbitration process under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea at which The Netherlands is seeking the release of the Dutch-flagged Greenpeace...

 

Joburg’s New Bus Rapid Transit Route Cleaner, Greener, Safer

Joburg’s New Bus Rapid Transit Route Cleaner, Greener, Safer

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 24, 2013 (ENS) – In a decisive move away from private vehicle use towards public transport, bicycle routes and pedestrian walkways, the City of Johannesburg has launched the second route of its...

 

Australian Army Started Bushfire Blazes, Climate Also Blamed

Australian Army Started Bushfire Blazes, Climate Also Blamed

  SYDNEY, Australia, October 23, 2013 (ENS) – Live ordnance training exercises conducted by the Australian Army last week touched off a catastrophic bushfire that has burned more than 47,000 hectares of bushland, a New South Wales...

 

Children in Developing Countries Exposed to Toxic Lead Paint

Children in Developing Countries Exposed to Toxic Lead Paint

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 23, 2013 (ENS) – Pregnant mothers and young children in the developing world are still exposed to “astonishingly high and dangerous levels of lead” through unsafe paints, finds a study by the UN Environment...

 

Smoggy Beijing Restricts Drivers to Alternate Days

Smoggy Beijing Restricts Drivers to Alternate Days

  BEIJING, China, October 22, 2013 (ENS) – Beijing drivers will be allowed to use their cars only every other day when a red air pollution alert is issued under a new emergency program announced Tuesday by the Beijing municipal government. The...

 

Netherlands Requests Law of the Sea Arbitration Re: Greenpeace

Netherlands Requests Law of the Sea Arbitration Re: Greenpeace

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, October 22, 2013 (ENS) – The Netherlands has requested arbitration by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in a dispute with Russia over the arrest and detention of the Greenpeace vessel...

 

U.S. Carbon Emissions Fell Last Year While Economy Grew

U.S. Carbon Emissions Fell Last Year While Economy Grew

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 21, 2013 (ENS) – In 2012, U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were at their lowest level since 1994 and more than 12 percent below the recent 2007 peak, the federal agency that compiles energy statistics...

 

Climate Change to Cause ‘Massive’ Ocean Damage by 2100

Climate Change to Cause ‘Massive’ Ocean Damage by 2100

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, October 18, 2013 (ENS) – By the year 2100, about 98 percent of the oceans will be affected by acidification, warming temperatures, low oxygen, or lack of biological productivity, and most areas will be hit by a...

 
 
 
 

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