Archive for: January, 2014

State Dept. Admits Keystone XL Pipeline Climate Impact

State Dept. Admits Keystone XL Pipeline Climate Impact

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2014 (ENS) – In its final environmental review of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the U.S. State Department today acknowledges for the first time that the pipeline could “significantly...

 

AmeriScan: Jan. 31, 2014

AmeriScan: Jan. 31, 2014

  Coal Ash Rule, CO2 Emissions From Apartment Buildings, House Passes Farm Bill, Waxman to Retire, Shell Drops Arctic Plans, Downed Calves Abused, Camp Perry Wind Farm Halted   EPA Must Finalize First Coal Ash Rule in 2014 …...

 

Monarch Butterfly 2013 Migration Smallest on Record

Monarch Butterfly 2013 Migration Smallest on Record

MEXICO CITY, Mexico, January 31, 2014 (ENS) – Monarch butterflies are vanishing from the Monarch Reserve in Mexico’s temperate forest where they spend November through March hibernating after migrating more than 2,500 miles from...

 

Tesoro Disaster Prompts Official Call for Refinery Safety Reform

Tesoro Disaster Prompts Official Call for Refinery Safety Reform

  SEATTLE, Washington, January 30, 2014 (ENS) – The April 2010 fatal explosion and fire at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Washington was caused by damage to the heat exchanger; the severely cracked and weakened carbon steel tubing...

 

Five Tips to Avoid “Charge Rage” at Work

Five Tips to Avoid “Charge Rage” at Work

  CAMPBELL, California, January 30, 2014 (ENS) – The world’s largest EV charging network, ChargePoint, knows a thing or two about “charge rage” from dealing with its 15,300 U.S. charging locations, half of them located...

 

Disease Risk in Modern Humans Shaped by Neanderthal DNA

Disease Risk in Modern Humans Shaped by Neanderthal DNA

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, January 30, 2014 (ENS) – People who easily tolerate cold weather can thank Neanderthals who disappeared from Europe and Asia 30,000 years ago, and people who suffer from Type 2 diabetes may be able to blame...

 

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Harm Bees’ Foodgathering Ability

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Harm Bees’ Foodgathering Ability

  BRIGHTON, UK, January 29, 2014 (ENS) – Controversial pesticides ingested by bumble bees can seriously impact the insects’ ability to collect food, even at very low levels of contamination, finds new research from the University...

 

Enviros Criticize Obama’s State of the Union Address

Enviros Criticize Obama’s State of the Union Address

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 28, 2014 (ENS) – From the first words of his State of the Union Address tonight, President Barack Obama focused on jobs and economic growth. Even his support for cleaner sources of energy to combat climate...

 

Inspirational Singer-Songwriter-Activist Pete Seeger Dies at 94

Inspirational Singer-Songwriter-Activist Pete Seeger Dies at 94

  NEW YORK, New York, January 28, 2014 (ENS) – Pete Seeger, legendary folk singer-songwriter and environmental activist, passed away on January 27 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City surrounded by his family. He was...

 

Smart ForTwo Electric Rules New “Greenest” Vehicles List

Smart ForTwo Electric Rules New “Greenest” Vehicles List

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2014 (ENS) – The nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Tuesday released its 17th annual environmental ratings for vehicles at: greenercars.org. This year, the Smart ForTwo...

 

World Bank Head Calls for Carbon Pricing to Rescue Climate

World Bank Head Calls for Carbon Pricing to Rescue Climate

  DAVOS, Switzerland, January 27, 2014 (ENS) – At the World Economic Forum in Davos, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim called for a price on carbon, requiring companies to disclose their climate risk exposure, and greater investment...

 

TransCanada Natural Gas Pipeline Explodes in Manitoba

TransCanada Natural Gas Pipeline Explodes in Manitoba

  ST. PIERRE-JOLYS, Manitoba, Canada, January 27, 2014 (ENS) – A TransCanada natural gas pipeline ruptured and exploded early Saturday morning in an isolated area near the town of Otterburne, 25 kilometers (15 miles) south of Winnipeg....

 

AmeriScan: Jan. 27, 2014

AmeriScan: Jan. 27, 2014

  W. Virginia Chemical Spill, Chukchi Sea Oil Leases, Energy-Efficient Cities, Keystone XL Contractor, Coastal Wetlands Grants, Half U.S. Wolves Killed West Virginia Governor Orders Chemical Leak Tank Removed … Court Rejects Chukchi...

 

UN to Help Iraq With Environmental Restoration

UN to Help Iraq With Environmental Restoration

  BAGHDAD, Iraq, January 26, 2014 (ENS) – To restore Iraq’s deteriorating environment, the Government of Iraq has signed a landmark cooperation agreement with the UN Environment Programme to speed environmental recovery and support...

 

Crops Eating Into World’s Natural Land Base

Crops Eating Into World’s Natural Land Base

  DAVOS, Switzerland, January 24, 2014 (ENS) – Lands covering an area the size of Brazil could be degraded by 2050 if conversion of natural lands to crop lands continues, warns a report by the UN Environment Programme, presented at...

 

Hong Kong to Incinerate Huge Ivory Stockpile

Hong Kong to Incinerate Huge Ivory Stockpile

  HONG KONG, China, January 24, 2014 (ENS) – The Hong Kong government has decided to destroy one of the world’s largest ivory stockpiles as a deterrent to poachers who kill up to 96 elephants a day across Africa. Acting against...

 

Sustainable Mobility Wins Big at Washington Auto Show

Sustainable Mobility Wins Big at Washington Auto Show

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2014 (ENS) – Thursday, opening day at the Washington Auto Show, was a feast for friends of sustainable mobility. For starters, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced $50 million in federal government...

 

NASA to Launch Five Earth Science Missions to Space in 2014

NASA to Launch Five Earth Science Missions to Space in 2014

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2014 (ENS) – Five NASA Earth science missions will fly into space this year, with two of them headed for the International Space Station. NASA says the new missions will open more technically advanced...

 

Kenya Burns Indigenous People Out of Ancestral Lands

Kenya Burns Indigenous People Out of Ancestral Lands

  NAIROBI, Kenya, January 22, 2014 (ENS) – The Kenyan government has sent Kenya Forest Service guards, with police support, to Embobut Forest in the Cherangany Hills to forcibly and illegally evict thousands of Sengwer indigenous...

 

Citizens With Cameras to Monitor TransCanada’s New Pipeline

Citizens With Cameras to Monitor TransCanada’s New Pipeline

  HOUSTON, Texas, January 22, 2014 (ENS) – Today, Texas residents picked up their cameras as the Canadian company TransCanada started operations on its new $2.3 billion pipeline carrying tar sands crude oil from Cushing, Oklahoma...

 
 
 
 

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