Archive for: December, 2013

Celebrating 40 Years of Endangered Species Act Success

Celebrating 40 Years of Endangered Species Act Success

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 31, 2013 (ENS) – Forty years ago this month, Congress passed the Endangered Species Act as a safety net for fish, plants and wildlife on the brink of extinction. Today, while 99 percent of listed species...

 

Serial Rhino Poacher Surrenders to Kenyan Authorities

Serial Rhino Poacher Surrenders to Kenyan Authorities

  ISIOLO, Kenya, December 31, 2013 (ENS) – A self-confessed serial poacher in Kenya’s world-renowned Lewa Downs Conservancy has surrendered and given himself up to the authorities in Isiolo County. Keleshi Parkusaa, 39, surrendered...

 

Wild Tigers: the Time to Act Is Now

Wild Tigers: the Time to Act Is Now

  By Sharon Guynup HOBOKEN, New Jersey, December 31, 2013 (ENS) – Tigers are in trouble. The largest of the world’s cats, a species that’s existed for two million years, is slipping away before our eyes. Few realize that...

 

United Nations Proclaims March 3 as World Wildlife Day

United Nations Proclaims March 3 as World Wildlife Day

  NEW YORK, New York, December 27, 2013 (ENS) – The United Nations General Assembly is honoring wild animals and plants, particularly endangered and protected species, by designating March 3 as World Wildlife Day. In a resolution...

 

AmeriScan: Dec. 27, 2013

AmeriScan: Dec. 27, 2013

  Self-Driving Cars, Cheese Brine on Ice, Coca-Cola Hybrids, EPA Gets the Lead Out, Great Lakes, Controlled Burns, Household Dogs Michigan OKs Road Testing of Self-Driving Cars … Wisconsin Cheese Brine on Ice … Coca-Cola Pours...

 

Unwanted Greenhouse Gas Could Boost Geothermal Power Output

Unwanted Greenhouse Gas Could Boost Geothermal Power Output

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, December 27, 2013 (ENS) – Researchers are developing a new kind of geothermal power plant that will lock away unwanted carbon dioxide, CO2, underground – and use the greenhouse gas in liquid form as...

 

Battle Lines Drawn for 2013-2014 Antarctic Whaling Season

Battle Lines Drawn for 2013-2014 Antarctic Whaling Season

  CANBERRA, Australia, December 26, 2013 (ENS) – The Governments of Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United States have issued a joint statement condemning any actions at sea that may cause injury, loss of human life...

 

New Tapir Species Discovered in the Amazon

New Tapir Species Discovered in the Amazon

  BELO HORIZONTE, Minas Gerais, Brazil, December 24, 2013 (ENS) – A new species of tapir, a mammal considered to be endangered or vulnerable, has been identified by scientists in the Amazon rainforest in parts of Brazil and Colombia....

 

AmeriScan: Dec. 23, 2013

AmeriScan: Dec. 23, 2013

  No Izembek Refuge Road, BP Engineer Guilty, Bee-Killing Pesticide, New York Ivory Hearing, Ogllala Aquifer Losing Water, Heat Kills Desert Tortoises Secretary Jewell Rejects Road Across Alaska’s Izembek Wildlife Refuge … Former...

 

Malaysia’s Indigenous People Intensify Anti-Dam Battle

Malaysia’s Indigenous People Intensify Anti-Dam Battle

  KUCHING, Sarawak, Malaysia, December 23, 2013 (ENS) – The strongest wave of indigenous protests since the 1990s is underway in Sarawak, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo. On International Human Rights Day, December 10, hundreds...

 

Poachers Kill Three of Malawi’s Rare Black Rhinos

Poachers Kill Three of Malawi’s Rare Black Rhinos

  By Charles Mkoka LILONGWE, Malawi, December 23, 2013 (ENS) – Wire snares and traps set by poachers have cost the Malawian Department of National Parks and Wildlife three of the Critically Endangered Black Rhinoceros that were re-introduced...

 

Canadian Panel Approves Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

Canadian Panel Approves Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, December 20, 2013 (ENS) – The Joint Review Panel for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project today recommended that the federal government approve the multi-billion dollar pipeline, subject...

 

Russia Grants Amnesty to Greenpeacers, Gazprom Arctic Oil Flows

Russia Grants Amnesty to Greenpeacers, Gazprom Arctic Oil Flows

  MOSCOW, Russia, December 20, 2013 (ENS) – The Russian parliament has formally adopted an amnesty measure that will end legal proceedings against the Greenpeace Arctic 30. The Russian lawmakers Wednesday voted for an amendment that...

 

Armenia’s Greens Take On Hydro Schemes

Armenia’s Greens Take On Hydro Schemes

  By Gayane Mkrtchyan YEREVAN, Armenia, December 19, 2013 (ENS) – Environmentalists in Armenia say a strategy of building multiple hydroelectric stations to harness the country’s rivers is storing up problems for the future. Armenia...

 

EPA Senior Official Jailed for 32 Months After Fake Spy Scam

EPA Senior Official Jailed for 32 Months After Fake Spy Scam

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2013 (ENS) – John C. Beale, a former employee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was sentenced to 32 months in prison on Wednesday after he admitted perpetrating multiple frauds under the guise...

 

Ten Finalists Named in 2014 Green Car Technology Awards

Ten Finalists Named in 2014 Green Car Technology Awards

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 18, 2013 (ENS) – Ten technologies that enable improved environmental performance in vehicles have been named as finalists for the 2014 Green Car Technology Award™. This recognition of environmentally-conscious...

 

One Million Protest Stripping Wolves of Endangered Listing

One Million Protest Stripping Wolves of Endangered Listing

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 17, 2013 (ENS) – The public comment period closed today on a proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove federal protections for all gray wolves across the country. Close to one million Americans...

 

UN: Manage Natural Resources for Post-Conflict Peace

UN: Manage Natural Resources for Post-Conflict Peace

  NEW YORK, New York, December 16, 2013 (ENS) – Natural resources, which can fuel and finance armed groups, can also play a major role in bringing about sustainable peace, the United Nations says in a new report urging governments...

 

AmeriScan: Dec. 16, 2013

AmeriScan: Dec. 16, 2013

  Antibacterial Soaps, EPA Cuts Enforcement, Green Trade Bill, Offshore Wind Tax Credit, Texas Refinery Cleanup, Navy Sonar Lawsuit FDA: Antibacterial Soaps Risky, Plain Soap Just as Good … EPA Will Reduce Inspections, Enforcement...

 

Environmental Atlas Explores Vulnerable Arab Region

Environmental Atlas Explores Vulnerable Arab Region

  ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, December 13, 2013 (ENS) – Pushed by population growth, water scarcity and climate change, the pace of environmental change in the Arab region is accelerating, finds new research released by the United...

 
 
 
 

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