Archive for: February, 2014

Chile Safeguards Blue Whales With New Marine Park

Chile Safeguards Blue Whales With New Marine Park

  VALDIVIA, Chile, February 28, 2014 (ENS) – Endangered blue whales and 12 species of dolphins will flourish in the waters of south-central Chile after the government this week inaugurated the largest Marine Protected Area in continental...

 

EPA Acts to Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay Fishery From Mining

EPA Acts to Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay Fishery From Mining

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 28, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today began a process under the Clean Water Act to identify options that would protect the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay,...

 

Assad Regime’s Drought Response Triggered Syrian War

Assad Regime’s Drought Response Triggered Syrian War

  NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands, February 28, 2014 (ENS) – The long drought that gripped Syria from 2006 through 2010 was a trigger of the conflict that has torn the country apart with devastating consequences, finds new research from...

 

Alberta MD: Canada ‘Lying’ About Tar Sands Health Impacts

Alberta MD: Canada ‘Lying’ About Tar Sands Health Impacts

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2014 (ENS) – The governments of Alberta and Canada have been “lying,” to cover up the health impacts of the Canadian tar sands industry on northern Alberta communities, a Canadian medical...

 

State Dept. Review Clears Keystone XL Environmental Contractor

State Dept. Review Clears Keystone XL Environmental Contractor

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2014 (ENS) – The State Department Office of Inspector General has cleared the contractor that prepared the most recent environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline of allegations that the...

 

AmeriScan: Feb. 26, 2014

AmeriScan: Feb. 26, 2014

  Imported Toys With Lead, Phthalates, West Virginia Clean Water Poll, Coal Data Browser, San Diego Port Shore Power, Monarch Butterfly Survival U.S. Prosecutes Importers of Toys Containing Lead, Phthalates … Poll: West Virginia Voters...

 

Duke Raked Over the Coals for 35 Million Gallon Ash Spill

Duke Raked Over the Coals for 35 Million Gallon Ash Spill

  WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, February 26, 2014 (ENS) – An estimated 35 million gallons of arsenic-contaminated water and ash has spilled into the Dan River since February 2, when a stormwater pipe broke beneath an unlined coal...

 

U.S. EPA Honors Corporations for Cutting Greenhouse Gases

U.S. EPA Honors Corporations for Cutting Greenhouse Gases

  SAN DIEGO, California, February 25, 2014 (ENS) – Corporations as different as aerospace giant Boeing, Caesars Entertainment with its hotels and casinos, the networking equipment company Cisco Systems, Fruit of the Loom underwear,...

 

Night Battle Erupts in Southern Ocean Whale War

Night Battle Erupts in Southern Ocean Whale War

  MELBOURNE, Australia, February 25, 2014 (ENS) – What has become an annual battle between the Japanese whaling fleet and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society over the taking of whales by the Japanese in the Southern Ocean Whale...

 

Indonesia Creates World’s Largest Manta Ray Sanctuary

Indonesia Creates World’s Largest Manta Ray Sanctuary

  JAKARTA, Indonesia, February 24, 2014 (ENS) – Indonesia has announced legislation that will protect all manta rays within its nearly six million square kilometer exclusive economic zone, creating the world’s largest sanctuary...

 

Asian Elephants Console Other Elephants in Distress

Asian Elephants Console Other Elephants in Distress

  BANGKOK, Thailand, February 24, 2014 (ENS) – Asian elephants reassure other elephants in distress with physical touches and vocalizations, finds a study that provides the first evidence of consolation in elephants. “Humans...

 

Bhutan Forges Electric Car Strategy With Nissan’s Help

Bhutan Forges Electric Car Strategy With Nissan’s Help

  THIMPHU, Bhutan, February 24, 2014 (ENS) – For his birthday on Friday, the King of Bhutan received two 2014 electric Nissan LEAFs, the start of a government fleet of electric vehicles that will characterize the future of this Himalayan...

 

First Global Forest Protection Platform Opens Online

First Global Forest Protection Platform Opens Online

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 22, 2014 (ENS) – Global Forest Watch, a new, free online monitoring and alert system for forest management, was launched Thursday by more than 40 organizations, including the World Resources Institute, Google...

 

Nebraska Judge Voids Governor’s Right to Set Keystone XL Route

Nebraska Judge Voids Governor’s Right to Set Keystone XL Route

  LINCOLN, Nebraska, February 21, 2014 (ENS) – A Nebraska judge on Wednesday declared unconstitutional a state law that had allowed Governor Dave Heineman to approve the route the Keystone XL pipeline would take through Nebraska. Pipeline...

 

Obama Warns Canada, Mexico on Climate Impacts of Keystone XL

Obama Warns Canada, Mexico on Climate Impacts of Keystone XL

  TOLUCA, Mexico, February 20, 2014 (ENS) – Without revealing any decision, President Barack Obama Wednesday made his strongest statement to date on the potential environmental impact of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The...

 

California Lawmakers Offer $687 Million Drought Relief Bill

California Lawmakers Offer $687 Million Drought Relief Bill

  SACRAMENTO, California, February 20, 2014 (ENS) – With California suffering its worst water shortage crisis in modern history, state elected officials Wednesday announced new legislation that would provide $687.4 million to help...

 

India’s Gujarat State Acts to Forestall Terrorist Oil Spills

India’s Gujarat State Acts to Forestall Terrorist Oil Spills

  GANDHINAGAR, Gujarat, India, February 19, 2014 (ENS) – The government of Gujarat, a state on India’s northwest coast, has decided to create a special 690-man force to secure its key non-major ports against terrorist oil spills. The...

 

Food Scam: Tons of Fake Food, Drinks Seized in Interpol Bust

Food Scam: Tons of Fake Food, Drinks Seized in Interpol Bust

  LYON, France, February 19, 2014 (ENS) – Environmental offenses were uncovered as more than 1,200 metric tons of fake or substandard food and nearly 430,000 liters of counterfeit drinks were seized in an Interpol-Europol coordinated...

 

Obama Orders Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards for Big Trucks

Obama Orders Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards for Big Trucks

  UPPER MARLBORO, Maryland, February 18, 2014 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today set the wheels in motion for the next phase of vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks as he pledged...

 

Deep Oceans Need ‘Stewardship’ to Prevent Industrial Damage

Deep Oceans Need ‘Stewardship’ to Prevent Industrial Damage

  CHICAGO, Illinois, February 18, 2014 (ENS) – The deep ocean is Earth’s least explored environment, but that is rapidly changing. Scientists are calling for a new stewardship ethic as technological advances open the ocean deeps...

 
 
 
 

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