• Earth’s Green Cover Increasing Despite Deforestation
  • Indonesia’s ‘National Car’ Will be an Electric Car
  • Earth Hour Lights Out Inspires Climate Action
  • Australia Bans Lion Hunting Trophy Imports
  • Common Herbicide Glyphosate a ‘Probable Human Carcinogen’
  • Two Ebola Vaccines Test Safe in Liberia
  • First Ebola Vaccine Test Starts in Guinea

Earth’s Green Cover Increasing Despite Deforestation

SYDNEY, Australia, March 31, 2015 (ENS) – China’s large-scale tree planting efforts and increasing rainfall on three continents have contributed to an increase in the total amount of vegetation on Earth over the past decade – reversing previous global forest loss, an international team of scientists reports.

Indonesia’s ‘National Car’ Will be an Electric Car

JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 31, 2015 (ENS) – Indonesia plans to develop and manufacture an electric car as the country’s “national car” according to Research, Technology and High Educational Institute Minister Muhammad Nasir.

Earth Hour Lights Out Inspires Climate Action

SINGAPORE, March 27, 2015 (ENS) – Bearing the message “use your power to change climate change” WWF’s Earth Hour is motivating people to turn out their lights for one hour across 24 time zones and six continents on Saturday, March 28.

Australia Bans Lion Hunting Trophy Imports

CANBERRA, Australia, March 27, 2015 (ENS) – The Australian Government is taking action to protect African lions from what Environment Minister Greg Hunt called “the barbaric practice of canned hunting” by banning the import and export of trophies made from lions.

Common Herbicide Glyphosate a ‘Probable Human Carcinogen’

LYON, France, March 26, 2015 (ENS) – Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, has been classified as a “probable human carcinogen” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an agency within the World Health Organization.

Two Ebola Vaccines Test Safe in Liberia

BETHESDA, Maryland, March 26, 2015 (ENS) – Two experimental Ebola vaccines appear to be safe based on their evaluation in more than 600 volunteers who participated in the first stage of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia (PREVAIL) Phase 2/3 clinical trial.

First Ebola Vaccine Test Starts in Guinea

CONAKRY, Guinea, March 25, 2015 (ENS) – One year after the current outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa that has claimed more than 10,000 lives, the Guinean government with the World Health Organization this week began the first trial of an Ebola vaccine in an affected community.

 

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Earth’s Green Cover Increasing Despite Deforestation

Earth’s Green Cover Increasing Despite Deforestation

  SYDNEY, Australia, March 31, 2015 (ENS) – China’s large-scale tree planting efforts and increasing rainfall on three continents have contributed to an increase in the total amount of vegetation on Earth over the past decade...

 

Indonesia’s ‘National Car’ Will be an Electric Car

Indonesia’s ‘National Car’ Will be an Electric Car

  JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 31, 2015 (ENS) – Indonesia plans to develop and manufacture an electric car as the country’s “national car” according to Research, Technology and High Educational Institute Minister Muhammad...

 

Earth Hour Lights Out Inspires Climate Action

Earth Hour Lights Out Inspires Climate Action

  SINGAPORE, March 27, 2015 (ENS) – Bearing the message “use your power to change climate change” WWF’s Earth Hour is motivating people to turn out their lights for one hour across 24 time zones and six continents...

 

Australia Bans Lion Hunting Trophy Imports

Australia Bans Lion Hunting Trophy Imports

  CANBERRA, Australia, March 27, 2015 (ENS) – The Australian Government is taking action to protect African lions from what Environment Minister Greg Hunt called “the barbaric practice of canned hunting” by banning the...

 

Common Herbicide Glyphosate a ‘Probable Human Carcinogen’

Common Herbicide Glyphosate a ‘Probable Human Carcinogen’

  LYON, France, March 26, 2015 (ENS) – Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, has been classified as a “probable human carcinogen” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an agency within...

 

Two Ebola Vaccines Test Safe in Liberia

Two Ebola Vaccines Test Safe in Liberia

  BETHESDA, Maryland, March 26, 2015 (ENS) – Two experimental Ebola vaccines appear to be safe based on their evaluation in more than 600 volunteers who participated in the first stage of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines...

 

First Ebola Vaccine Test Starts in Guinea

First Ebola Vaccine Test Starts in Guinea

  CONAKRY, Guinea, March 26, 2015 (ENS) – One year after the current outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa that has claimed more than 10,000 lives, the Guinean government with the World Health Organization this week began the...

 

First U.S. Coast-to-Coast Driverless Trip Underway

First U.S. Coast-to-Coast Driverless Trip Underway

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 25, 2015 (ENS) – Delphi Automotive is sending a compact luxury SUV, the Audi Q5, on the longest automated drive ever attempted in North America. The coast-to-coast trip left in San Francisco on Sunday...

 

Global Forest Restoration Goal Grows

Global Forest Restoration Goal Grows

  BONN, Germany, March 23, 2015 (ENS) – New forest restoration initiatives were announced by Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa at the second international Bonn Challenge conference on forest landscape restoration taking place...

 

Obama Vows to Cut Federal Greenhouse Gases 40 Percent

Obama Vows to Cut Federal Greenhouse Gases 40 Percent

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 22, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama is using his executive authority to control the climate-warming greenhouse gases emitted by operations of the federal government. His climate-saving actions have inspired...

 

Governments Agree Global Disaster Risk Reduction Plan

Governments Agree Global Disaster Risk Reduction Plan

SENDAI, Japan, March 19, 2015 (ENS) – Death, injury, displacement and destruction following natural disasters could be reduced by 2030 under a new framework adopted by countries attending the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction,...

 

U.S. EPA Forced to Review Toxic Dust Limits

U.S. EPA Forced to Review Toxic Dust Limits

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 18, 2015 (ENS) – A chemist with the U.S. EPA who protested for years that the agency’s toxic dust standard is scientifically inaccurate and jeopardized the lives of 9/11 first responders, has won a lawsuit...

 

Disaster Risk Reduction Meeting Jolted by Cyclone Pam

Disaster Risk Reduction Meeting Jolted by Cyclone Pam

  SENDAI, Japan, March 17, 2015 (ENS) – Cyclone Pam devastated the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu just as UN officials and insurers gathered in Japan this week for a long-planned conference on disaster risk reduction. UN Secretary-General...

 

Cyclone Pam Slams Vanuatu, Killing 24 People

Cyclone Pam Slams Vanuatu, Killing 24 People

  SYDNEY, Australia, March 16, 2015 (ENS) – At least 24 people lost their lives as Cyclone Pam blasted through the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu Friday night, UN and other aid agencies report. Aid workers expect the death toll...

 

Pollinating Birds, Mammals Falling Victim to Extinction

Pollinating Birds, Mammals Falling Victim to Extinction

  GLAND, Switzerland, March 13, 2015 (ENS) – It’s not just bees, the world is losing its pollinating birds and mammals, new research shows. More pollinating bird and mammal species are moving towards extinction than away from...

 

Duke Energy Hit With Record $25 Million Coal Ash Fine

Duke Energy Hit With Record $25 Million Coal Ash Fine

  RALEIGH, North Carolina, March 12, 2015 (ENS) – North Carolina’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources has handed Duke Energy Progress a record penalty for environmental damages. The utility was fined $25.1 million...

 

Malawi Could Be Next to Torch Ivory Stockpile

Malawi Could Be Next to Torch Ivory Stockpile

  By Charles Mkoka LILONGWE, Malawi, March 12, 2015 (ENS) – Tens of thousands of elephants are killed each year by wildlife criminals for their ivory. Kenya commemorated World Wildlife Day on March 3 with a symbolic torching of 15...

 

U.S. Heavy Duty Trucks Could Cut Fuel Use 40 Percent: Study

U.S. Heavy Duty Trucks Could Cut Fuel Use 40 Percent: Study

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2015 (ENS) – When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announce a new heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency standard this spring, they should require new...

 

EU Parliament Approves New Rules for Safer, Greener Lorries

EU Parliament Approves New Rules for Safer, Greener Lorries

  STRASBOURG, France, March 11, 2015 (ENS) – The European Parliament Tuesday gave its final approval to new EU rules for safer and more eco-friendly lorries, the long-haul tractor-trailors designed to transport cargo. The Parliament...

 

Swiss Plane Begins World’s First Solar Circumnavigation

Swiss Plane Begins World’s First Solar Circumnavigation

  ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 10, 2015 (ENS) – Two Swiss pilots have begun the first-ever attempt to fly around the Earth in a plane powered only by the Sun. André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard are taking turns piloting...

 
 
 
 
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