• Anadarko Pays Record $5.15 Billion Environmental Settlement
  • Live Earth Road to Paris Concerts to Support Climate Action
  • Automotive Industry Agrees to Copper-Free Brake Initiative
  • India’s Wild Tiger Population Grows by 30 Percent
  • Shell Affiliates Fined for Breaking Vehicle Fuel Rules
  • Climate Warning Key to Obama’s State of the Union Address
  • Crude Pipeline Breach Fouls Montana’s Yellowstone River

Anadarko Pays Record $5.15 Billion Environmental Settlement

WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2015 (ENS) – Anadarko Petroleum Corp. today paid a record $5.15 billion settlement to the U.S. government and others – the largest environmental enforcement recovery payment ever obtained in a lawsuit by the Department of Justice.

Live Earth Road to Paris Concerts to Support Climate Action

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – “This year is the Year of Climate,” Al Gore told global business and political leaders Wednesday at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos. To inspire climate action, Gore and American singer-songwriter, record producer and fashion designer Pharrell Williams are organizing a second round of Live Earth concerts – Live Earth Road to Paris – on all seven continents next June.

Automotive Industry Agrees to Copper-Free Brake Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – An agreement to reduce the use of copper and other toxic materials in motor vehicle brake pads was signed Wednesday in Washington by the automotive industry, an organization representing the 50 U.S. states and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

India’s Wild Tiger Population Grows by 30 Percent

NEW DELHI, India, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – India’s wild tiger population has risen to 2,226 animals, an increase of 30.5 percent since the last estimate four years ago, according to a new report published today by the government of India.

Shell Affiliates Fined for Breaking Vehicle Fuel Rules

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – Three companies affiliated with Shell Oil Company will pay a total of $900,000 for selling gasoline and diesel fuel that violated U.S. federal standards. Equilon Enterprises LLC, doing business as Shell Oil Products US, Motiva Enterprises LLC, and Deer Park Refining Limited […]

Climate Warning Key to Obama’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, DC, January 20, 2015 (ENS) – “No challenge – no challenge – poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change,” President Barack Obama said to applause during his sixth State of the Union Address, delivered tonight to a joint session of Congress.

Crude Pipeline Breach Fouls Montana’s Yellowstone River

BILLINGS, Montana, January 19, 2015 (ENS) – Warning that “the imminent threat of disaster exists,” Montana Governor Steve Bullock has declared a State of Emergency in Dawson and Richland counties after 50,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Yellowstone River Saturday.

 

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Anadarko Pays Record $5.15 Billion Environmental Settlement

Anadarko Pays Record $5.15 Billion Environmental Settlement

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2015 (ENS) – Anadarko Petroleum Corp. today paid a record $5.15 billion settlement to the U.S. government and others – the largest environmental enforcement recovery payment ever obtained in a lawsuit...

 

Live Earth Road to Paris Concerts to Support Climate Action

Live Earth Road to Paris Concerts to Support Climate Action

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – “This year is the Year of Climate,” Al Gore told an audience of global business and political leaders Wednesday on the at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos. To inspire climate...

 

Automotive Industry Agrees to Copper-Free Brake Initiative

Automotive Industry Agrees to Copper-Free Brake Initiative

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – An agreement to reduce the use of copper and other toxic materials in motor vehicle brake pads was signed Wednesday in Washington by the automotive industry, an organization representing...

 

India’s Wild Tiger Population Grows by 30 Percent

India’s Wild Tiger Population Grows by 30 Percent

  NEW DELHI, India, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – India’s wild tiger population has risen to 2,226 animals, an increase of 30.5 percent since the last estimate four years ago, according to a new report published today by the government...

 

Shell Affiliates Fined for Breaking Vehicle Fuel Rules

Shell Affiliates Fined for Breaking Vehicle Fuel Rules

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – Three companies affiliated with Shell Oil Company will pay a total of $900,000 for selling gasoline and diesel fuel that violated U.S. federal standards. Equilon Enterprises LLC, doing business...

 

Climate Warning Key to Obama’s State of the Union Address

Climate Warning Key to Obama’s State of the Union Address

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 20, 2015 (ENS) – “No challenge – no challenge – poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change,” President Barack Obama said to applause during his sixth State of...

 

Crude Pipeline Breach Fouls Montana’s Yellowstone River

Crude Pipeline Breach Fouls Montana’s Yellowstone River

  BILLINGS, Montana, January 19, 2015 (ENS) – Warning that “the imminent threat of disaster exists,” Montana Governor Steve Bullock has declared a State of Emergency in Dawson and Richland counties after 50,000 gallons...

 

CO2 Speeds Tropical Forest Growth, Slowing Climate Change

CO2 Speeds Tropical Forest Growth, Slowing Climate Change

  BOULDER, Colorado, January 18, 2015 (ENS) – Tropical forests have a bigger appetite for the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than many scientists have believed – even greater than that of temperate forests, finds a new study...

 

Earth Heating Up: 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record

Earth Heating Up: 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record

  NEW YORK, New York, January 18, 2015 (ENS) – The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since record keeping began in 1880, according to two separate analyses by scientists with two U.S. agencies – the National Aeronautics and...

 

Earth’s ‘Planetary Boundaries’ Disrupted by Human Activities

Earth’s ‘Planetary Boundaries’ Disrupted by Human Activities

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 16, 2015 (ENS) – Human activities have “dangerously compromised” four of the nine processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet, warns an international team of researchers...

 

Local Motors Prints Driveable 3D Car at Detroit Auto Show

Local Motors Prints Driveable 3D Car at Detroit Auto Show

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 15, 2015 (ENS) – Local Motors showed off its three-dimensional printed car, a world’s first, by live-printing one on the show floor at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The electric-powered...

 

Scientists Aim to Boost City Residents’ Immune Systems

Scientists Aim to Boost City Residents’ Immune Systems

  HELSINKI, Finland, January 15, 2015 (ENS) – Allergies and numerous autoimmune diseases, such as asthma and type 1 diabetes, have become more common in the past 50 years, especially in urban environments. Now a new research team is...

 

Brazilian Lab Turns Fruits, Veggies Into Edible Plastic

Brazilian Lab Turns Fruits, Veggies Into Edible Plastic

  BRASILIA, Brazil, January 14, 2015 (ENS) – Imagine putting a pizza in the oven without having to remove the plastic casing that protects the pizza from contamination. The plastic film consists of tomatoes and, when heated, it will...

 

Obama’s Proposed Methane Emissions Cuts Ignore Existing Sources

Obama’s Proposed Methane Emissions Cuts Ignore Existing Sources

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2015 (ENS) – The Obama Administration today announced a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025, and a set of actions to put the United States...

 

Retail Investors Snap Up World Bank Green Growth Bonds

Retail Investors Snap Up World Bank Green Growth Bonds

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2015 (ENS) – The first equity index-linked World Bank Green Bond available to retail investors just closed, and it was a big hit, raising more than US$91 million to support environmental solutions, the...

 

European Parliament Backs GMO Choice for Member States

European Parliament Backs GMO Choice for Member States

  STRASBOURG, France, January 13, 2015 (ENS) – New legislation to allow member states of the European Union to restrict or ban the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory, even if this...

 

Chevrolet Reveals Sleek Bolt EV Concept With 200 Mile Range

Chevrolet Reveals Sleek Bolt EV Concept With 200 Mile Range

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 14, 2015 (ENS) – Chevrolet unveiled the Bolt EV concept – a bright orange car that embodies the company’s vision for an affordable, long-range, all-electric vehicle – Monday at the North...

 

U.S. to Ban Foreign Fish Caught By Killing Whales, Dolphins

U.S. to Ban Foreign Fish Caught By Killing Whales, Dolphins

  NEW YORK, New York, January 9, 2015 (ENS) – In a landmark settlement with three environmental groups, the U.S. government has agreed to adopt new rules that ensure seafood imported into the United States meets high standards for...

 

Baltimore Harbor, Patapsco River Must Be Cleared of Trash

Baltimore Harbor, Patapsco River Must Be Cleared of Trash

  BALTIMORE, Maryland, January 9, 2015 (ENS) – The trashy litter in Baltimore area streams and the city’s harbor must be removed under new pollution limits set by federal and state regulators, the U.S. Environmental Protection...

 

Environmental Champion Senator Barbara Boxer Bows Out

Environmental Champion Senator Barbara Boxer Bows Out

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 9, 2015 (ENS) – Senator Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, said Thursday that she will not seek reelection after her fourth term in the U.S. Senate concludes in 2016. Boxer made the announcement in a video...

 
 
 
 
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