• BP Agrees to Pay $18.7 Billion for Gulf Oil Disaster
  • United to Fly on Jet Biofuel Sourced From Trash
  • New York State First to Ban Fracking
  • Supreme Court Rejects EPA’s Mercury Emissions Rule
  • Taiwan’s Overseas Nuclear Reprocessing Plan Stalled
  • IUCN: Iberian Lynx Recovering, Lions Losing Ground
  • Lithium-ion Batteries Reinvented: Semisolid, Foldable

BP Agrees to Pay $18.7 Billion for Gulf Oil Disaster

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2015 (ENS) – British oil giant BP has reached agreements with the United States, five States and many local governments totaling $18.7 billion to settle all civil claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. To be made in […]

United to Fly on Jet Biofuel Sourced From Trash

CHICAGO, Illinois, July 1, 2015 (ENS) – United Airlines has invested $30 million in alternative fuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy, a company that turns municipal solid waste into low-cost sustainable aviation biofuel.

New York State First to Ban Fracking

ALBANY, New York, June 30, 2015 (ENS) – A statewide ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was made official across New York State on Monday, nearly a year after communities won the right to ban oil and gas development locally.

Supreme Court Rejects EPA’s Mercury Emissions Rule

WASHINGTON, DC, June 30, 2015 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5–4 decision Monday struck down the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s first national standards for mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Taiwan’s Overseas Nuclear Reprocessing Plan Stalled

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 28, 2015 (ENS) – Taiwan Power Company, the state-owned utility that operates Taiwan’s three nuclear power plants, proposed last year to send 1,200 spent fuel bundles overseas for reprocessing. But the plan has run into opposition from Taiwan’s lawmakers and environmentalists.

IUCN: Iberian Lynx Recovering, Lions Losing Ground

  GLAND, Switzerland, June 24, 2015 (ENS) – The Iberian Lynx and the Guadalupe Fur Seal are recovering, but the Lion, the African Golden Cat and the New Zealand Sea Lion are facing increasing threats to their survival, finds the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. […]

Lithium-ion Batteries Reinvented: Semisolid, Foldable

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 24, 2015 (ENS) – An innovative approach to manufacturing lithium-ion batteries promises to halve the cost of the most widely used type of rechargeable batteries while boosting their performance and making them easier to recycle.

 

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BP Agrees to Pay $18.7 Billion for Gulf Oil Disaster

BP Agrees to Pay $18.7 Billion for Gulf Oil Disaster

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2015 (ENS) – British oil giant BP has reached agreements with the United States, five States and many local governments totaling $18.7 billion to settle all civil claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon...

 

United to Fly on Jet Biofuel Sourced From Trash

United to Fly on Jet Biofuel Sourced From Trash

  CHICAGO, Illinois, July 1, 2015 (ENS) – United Airlines has invested $30 million in alternative fuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy, a company that turns municipal solid waste into low-cost sustainable aviation biofuel. The deal “represents...

 

New York State First to Ban Fracking

New York State First to Ban Fracking

  ALBANY, New York, June 30, 2015 (ENS) – A statewide ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was made official across New York State on Monday, nearly a year after communities won the right to ban oil and gas development...

 

Supreme Court Rejects EPA’s Mercury Emissions Rule

Supreme Court Rejects EPA’s Mercury Emissions Rule

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 30, 2015 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5–4 decision Monday struck down the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s first national standards for mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. The...

 

Taiwan’s Overseas Nuclear Reprocessing Plan Stalled

Taiwan’s Overseas Nuclear Reprocessing Plan Stalled

  By Shuchen Chang TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 28, 2015 (ENS) – Taiwan Power Company, the state-owned utility that operates Taiwan’s three nuclear power plants, proposed a pilot project late last year to send 1,200 spent fuel bundles...

 

IUCN: Iberian Lynx Recovering, Lions Losing Ground

IUCN: Iberian Lynx Recovering, Lions Losing Ground

  GLAND, Switzerland, June 24, 2015 (ENS) – The Iberian Lynx and the Guadalupe Fur Seal are recovering, but the Lion, the African Golden Cat and the New Zealand Sea Lion are facing increasing threats to their survival, finds the latest...

 

Lithium-ion Batteries Reinvented: Semisolid, Foldable

Lithium-ion Batteries Reinvented: Semisolid, Foldable

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 24, 2015 (ENS) – An innovative approach to manufacturing lithium-ion batteries promises to halve the cost of the most widely used type of rechargeable batteries while boosting their performance and...

 

Risk Analysis: Global Climate Action Would Benefit USA

Risk Analysis: Global Climate Action Would Benefit USA

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 23, 2015 (ENS) – Global action on climate change would avoid 12,000 deaths a year from extreme temperatures in 49 U.S. cities, compared to a future with no cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, finds a new peer-reviewed...

 

Corporations Demand Higher Palm Oil Standards

Corporations Demand Higher Palm Oil Standards

BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 23, 2015 (ENS) – Institutional investors representing over $5 trillion in assets have joined some of the world’s most recognizable consumer brands, such as PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble, to demand higher...

 

U.S. Heavy Trucks Must Burn Less Fuel, Cut CO2 Emissions

U.S. Heavy Trucks Must Burn Less Fuel, Cut CO2 Emissions

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 20, 2015 (ENS) – The Obama Administration is proposing standards for heavy and medium-duty trucks and buses that are expected to improve fuel efficiency by one-third and cut carbon emissions to fight climate...

 

Times Square Ivory Crush Strikes a Blow for Elephants

Times Square Ivory Crush Strikes a Blow for Elephants

  NEW YORK, New York, June 20, 2015 (ENS) – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Friday joined U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe and other leaders to destroy more than one ton of confiscated elephant ivory in...

 

Pope Francis: Protect the Climate as a ‘Common Good’

Pope Francis: Protect the Climate as a ‘Common Good’

  VATICAN CITY, June 18, 2015 (ENS) – “The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all,” declares Pope Francis in his first major teaching on the environment, an encyclical letter released today. Pope...

 

139 Arrested in Historic Wildlife Crime Operation

139 Arrested in Historic Wildlife Crime Operation

  THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, June 18, 2015 (ENS) – The largest-ever coordinated international law enforcement operation against illegal trade in endangered species has resulted in 139 arrests and more than 247 seizures, including:...

 

‘Don’t Nuke the Climate,’ Groups Warn Paris Negotiators

‘Don’t Nuke the Climate,’ Groups Warn Paris Negotiators

  PARIS, France, June 17, 2015 (ENS) – Clean energy groups from around the world Tuesday launched an anti-nuclear petition to world leaders in support of a “nuclear-free, carbon-free path” at the United Nations climate...

 

Frog Survivors Emerge From Battle With Killer Fungus

Frog Survivors Emerge From Battle With Killer Fungus

  CANBERRA, Australia, June 15, 2015 (ENS) – Against all odds, some Australian native frog species are surviving the lethal chytrid fungus, while others are losing their lives to it, new research shows. The whistling tree frog is...

 

Nuclear Fuel Bank to Be Established in Kazakhstan

Nuclear Fuel Bank to Be Established in Kazakhstan

  VIENNA, Austria, June 13, 2015 (ENS) – International Atomic Energy Agency officials have approved an agreement with Kazakhstan to establish a reserve bank of low enriched uranium, LEU, in that Central Asian country. LEU is used...

 

Eurasian Songbird Being Eaten Into Extinction

Eurasian Songbird Being Eaten Into Extinction

  CAMBRIDGE, UK, June 10, 2015 (ENS) – A songbird once abundant from Finland to Japan, the Yellow-breasted Bunting, Emberiza aureola, has all but disappeared from Eastern Europe, Russia, large parts of Western and Central Siberia,...

 

Sea Shepherd Pays $2.55M in Whaling Contempt Dispute

Sea Shepherd Pays $2.55M in Whaling Contempt Dispute

  SEATTLE, Washington, June 10, 2015 (ENS) – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a U.S. nonprofit marine conservation group, will pay two Japanese entities $2.55 million to resolve a legal dispute over whaling in the Southern Ocean. Last...

 

G7 Leaders Promise ‘Urgent’ Climate Action

G7 Leaders Promise ‘Urgent’ Climate Action

  KRUEN, Germany, June 8, 2015 (ENS) – Leaders of the G7 nations today pledged to take “urgent and concrete action” on climate change this year, including a new legally-binding climate agreement to be hammered out at the...

 

World Governments Are Limiting Carbon Emissions

World Governments Are Limiting Carbon Emissions

  BONN, Germany, June 7, 2015 (ENS) – Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, finds a new study published by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the...

 
 
 
 

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