WASHINGTON, DC, November 14, 2007 (ENS)North America’s carbon
budget is increasingly overwhelmed by human-caused emissions, according
to the first “State of the Carbon Cycle Report” for the continent,
released online this week by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program.
The interagency government report finds North America’s emissions of
the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide are greater than 25 percent of global
BANGKOK, Thailand, November 14, 2007 (ENS)The soaring price of
gold may be increasing mercury pollution locally and worldwide. Experts
also worry that the increased burning of coal, which naturally contains
mercury, is causing the toxic to be released into the air and spread
around the globe. These issues are the focus of the first meeting of a
new United Nations working group this week in Bangkok.
DEADLY STRAIN OF BIRD FLU CONFIRMED IN BRITISH TURKEYS
LONDON, UK, November 13, 2007 (ENS)British animal health
officials have today confirmed that avian influenza detected in turkeys
on a farm near Diss on the Norfolk-Suffolk border is the highly
pathogenic H5N1 strain of the virus. The facility house some 5,000
turkeys as well as around 400 geese and over 1,000 ducks. All birds on
the premises will be slaughtered.
MOST OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY OIL SPILL NOT RECOVERABLE
SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 13, 2007 (ENS)The latest
overflight of San Francisco Bay and the nearby coastline shows very
little recoverable oil offshore and inshore from last Wednesday’s spill
of 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel, the U.S. Coast Guard said today.
Seven miles of containment boom has been deployed to confine and
collect oil in the water and six vessels are skimming and collecting
the oily mess.