Sunday, April 8, 2012

In Case You Missed It - Week of April 2 - April 8

* Mumbai, India is introducing an Environmental Service Scheme in its schools for the purpose of "action-oriented environmental literacy"

* Abu Dhabi's Ministry of Environment and Water banned and limited the use of some types of nets and banned both catching and selling of a fish called the Longtail Silver Biddy.

* The Romanian Environmental minister, Laszlo Borbely, resigned in response to corruption charges.

* The U.S. Department of Energy announced its first-ever “Apps for Energy” competition, with $100,000 in cash prizes

* The U.S. EPA, DOJ, and Ohio-based Marathon Petroleum Company announced an agreement in which Marathon will become the first refining company to use controls known as flares on combustion devices and to cap its volume of waste gas.

* Long-time environmental reporter Peter Lord of the Providence Journal died.  He will be honored by the U.S. EPA with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award.

* Environment New Jersey released a new report indicating that New Jersey's waterways are the 12th most polluted in the country due to industrial facilities dumping 8.5 million pounds of toxic chemicals into them.

*AFA Foods filed for bankruptcy due to the decrease in the demand after recent news reporting on "pink slime" meat products

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