Archive for: March, 2014

World Court Orders Japan to End Antarctic Whaling

World Court Orders Japan to End Antarctic Whaling

  THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, March 31, 2014 (ENS) – The UN’s International Court of Justice today ruled that Japan’s whaling in the Antarctic is not for scientific purposes┬á and violates the International Convention...

 

IPCC: Global Warming Impacts May Be ‘Irreversible’

IPCC: Global Warming Impacts May Be ‘Irreversible’

  YOKOHAMA, Japan, March 31, 2014 (ENS) – The effects of climate change are “already occurring on all continents and across the oceans,” yet the world is “ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate,” concludes...

 

IPCC Report: Climate Risks Grow As Earth’s Temperature Rises

IPCC Report: Climate Risks Grow As Earth’s Temperature Rises

  YOKOHAMA, Japan, March 28, 2014 (ENS) – Fast-rising sea levels, declining fisheries, more air pollution and an ice-free Arctic summer are projected by scientists and government representatives from around the world meeting now in...

 

AmeriScan: Mar. 28, 2014

AmeriScan: Mar. 28, 2014

  Cutting Methane Emissions, BP Whiting Refinery Spill, Exxon Valdez Lawsuit, Hanford Workers Sick, Fracking-Conservation Balance, Ford Workers Charge EVs for Free Obama’s New Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions … BP Whiting Refinery...

 

Earth Hour Wave of Darkness Set to Sweep Across The World

Earth Hour Wave of Darkness Set to Sweep Across The World

  SINGAPORE, March 27, 2014 (ENS) – On Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 to 9:30pm local time, darkness will fall over the Earth in a revolving wave as people from Singapore all the way around the globe extinguish their electric lights...

 

Australia, U.S. Collaborate to Restore Wild Tasmanian Devils

Australia, U.S. Collaborate to Restore Wild Tasmanian Devils

  SYDNEY, Australia, March 27, 2014 (ENS) – An American zoo is partnering with an Australian university to save the endangered Tasmanian devil in the wild, in the first initiative of its kind. A carnivorous marsupial, the Tasmanian...

 

Houston Ship Channel Re-opens After Oil Spill

Houston Ship Channel Re-opens After Oil Spill

  TEXAS CITY, Texas, March 26, 2014 (ENS) – For the first time since the collision of a bulk carrier and a barge Saturday spilled 168,000 gallons of oil in the Houston Ship Channel, authorities have reopened all lanes of traffic....

 

Cities in Spain, Slovenia Win Sustainable Mobility Awards

Cities in Spain, Slovenia Win Sustainable Mobility Awards

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 26, 2014 (ENS) – At an award ceremony Monday in Brussels, the European Commission honored the Spanish municipality of Rivas-Vaciamadrid with the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Award for 2013 and also honored...

 

Draft Rule Clarifies Protection for U.S. Streams, Wetlands

Draft Rule Clarifies Protection for U.S. Streams, Wetlands

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 25, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today jointly released a draft rule to clarify protection for streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The proposal...

 

Dirty Air Kills 7 Million People a Year: World Health Org

Dirty Air Kills 7 Million People a Year: World Health Org

  GENEVA, Switzerland, March 25, 2014 (ENS) – Breathing polluted air claimed the lives of some seven million people in 2012, the World Health Organization reports in new estimates released today, confirming that air pollution is now...

 

Air Pollution Data Used to Manage Traffic Flows

Air Pollution Data Used to Manage Traffic Flows

  LEICESTER, UK, March 25, 2014 (ENS) – Phasing traffic lights according to air pollution rates at the scale of a European city district could soon become a reality. But first, the complexity of air pollution models must be mastered. Poor...

 

AmeriScan: Mar. 24, 2014

AmeriScan: Mar. 24, 2014

  Deadly Washington Mudslide, Hanford Nuclear Leak, EPA Wins Mountaintop Mining Case, New Pesticide Cyantraniliprole, Ocean Tidal Power, Wooden High-Rise Buildings Landslide in Washington State Claims 14 Lives … Feds Must Clear Nuclear...

 

ExxonMobil Agrees to Report Carbon Stranded Asset Risk

ExxonMobil Agrees to Report Carbon Stranded Asset Risk

  NEW YORK, New York, March 24, 2014 (ENS) – In response to a shareholder resolution, ExxonMobil, the largest U.S. energy company, for the first time has agreed to publish a Carbon Asset Risk report on the company website. The report...

 

Activists Scale ExxonMobil Rig 25 Years After Exxon Valdez Spill

Activists Scale ExxonMobil Rig 25 Years After Exxon Valdez Spill

  ├śLEN, Norway, March 24, 2014 (ENS) – Today, on the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, Greenpeace climbers mounted a protest in Norway against an ExxonMobil rig scheduled to drill in the Russian Arctic this...

 

Oil Spill From Ship-Barge Crash Closes Houston Ship Channel

Oil Spill From Ship-Barge Crash Closes Houston Ship Channel

  HOUSTON, Texas, March 23, 2104 (ENS) – A major oil spill Saturday has closed the Houston Ship Channel, preventing over 60 vessels, including three cruise ships, from transiting between the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay. Efforts...

 

Voluntary Stewardship Pact Protects Threatened Sargasso Sea

Voluntary Stewardship Pact Protects Threatened Sargasso Sea

  HAMILTON, Bermuda, March 21, 2014 (ENS) – For the first time, the world’s only sea without coasts will be protected from the harmful effects of pollution, ship traffic, overfishing, and illegal activities under a new agreement...

 

Loss of Crimea Changes Ukraine’s Energy Picture: Robert Bensh

Loss of Crimea Changes Ukraine’s Energy Picture: Robert Bensh

  KIEV, Ukraine, March 21, 2014 – Energy and energy security expert Robert Bensh explains how Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula will shape the oil and gas industry in an exclusive interview with James Stafford...

 

Obama Opens Vast Climate Data Resources to Public Use

Obama Opens Vast Climate Data Resources to Public Use

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 20, 2014 (ENS) – The White House, federal agencies and private partners Wednesday unveiled the Climate Data Initiative, a project that gives local leaders across the country information to plan for the impacts...

 

Japanese Whalers Depart Southern Ocean Sanctuary for the Year

Japanese Whalers Depart Southern Ocean Sanctuary for the Year

  MELBOURNE, Australia, March 19, 2014 (ENS) – The Japanese whaling fleet has left the waters of the Antarctic Treaty Zone, ending whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary for this season, according to data from the whale defense...

 

Broken Pipeline Spills Oil in Ohio Nature Park

Broken Pipeline Spills Oil in Ohio Nature Park

  COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio, March 19, 2014 (ENS) – Hazmat crews are cleaning up about 10,000 gallons of crude oil that spilled from a broken underground pipeline into an Ohio nature reserve Monday night. The oily mess has affected...

 
 
 
 

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