• Air Toxics Cleared for U.S. Urban Dwellers
  • AmeriScan: August 22, 2014
  • NASA Chooses Four Winning Climate App Designers
  • Dutch King to Attend Iowa Cellulosic Ethanol Refinery Opening
  • Climate Change Threatens South Asian Economy, Bank Warns
  • AmeriScan: August 19, 2014
  • Poachers Killed 100,000 Elephants in Three Years

Air Toxics Cleared for U.S. Urban Dwellers

WASHINGTON, DC, August 22, 2014 (ENS) – The air over U.S. metropolitan areas has improved during the 24 years since Congress passed the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, finds a new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

AmeriScan: August 22, 2014

Conservation International’s Climate TV Series Wins Emmy … Leonardo di Caprio Narrates New Climate Film “Carbon” … California’s Record Drought Lifts Earth’s Surface … EPA Sends Renewable Fuels Rule to White House … Judge Blocks Montana Logging Roads in Grizzly Habitat … Grizzly Bears Can Use Tools

NASA Chooses Four Winning Climate App Designers

MOFFETT FIELD, California, August 22, 2014 (ENS) – Reuben Cummings from Peoria, Illinois is designing a web application to map potential and actual climate-related environmental hazards such as wildfires, flood, and drought across the United States.

Dutch King to Attend Iowa Cellulosic Ethanol Refinery Opening

EMMETSBURG, Iowa, August 21, 2014 (ENS) – His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, has announced that he plans to attend the opening of an Iowa cellulosic ethanol plant co-owned by a Dutch company.

Climate Change Threatens South Asian Economy, Bank Warns

MANILA, Philippines, August 20, 2014 (ENS) – Climate change will slash up to nine percent off the South Asian economy every year by the end of this century if the world continues on its current fossil-fuel intensive path, the Asian Development Bank warns in a new report.

AmeriScan: August 19, 2014

Oregon Rejects Coal Export Terminal … Weather Gives California Firefighters, Evacuees a Break … Malibu Parents, Teachers Plan to Sue Over Toxic Classrooms … USDA Invests New Funds to Improve Lake Erie Water … U.S. New Energy Capacity All Renewables in July … Whales Suffer Military Noise in Hawaiian Waters

Poachers Killed 100,000 Elephants in Three Years

NAIROBI, Kenya, August 19, 2014 (ENS) – Some 100,000 elephants were illegally killed for their ivory between 2010 and 2012, finds the first verifiable estimate of the impacts of the ongoing ivory crisis on Africa’s elephant populations.

 

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Air Toxics Cleared for U.S. Urban Dwellers

Air Toxics Cleared for U.S. Urban Dwellers

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 22, 2014 (ENS) – The air over U.S. metropolitan areas has improved during the 24 years since Congress passed the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, finds a new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection...

 

AmeriScan: August 22, 2014

AmeriScan: August 22, 2014

  Conservation International’s Climate TV Series Wins Emmy … Leonardo di Caprio Narrates New Climate Film “Carbon” … California’s Record Drought Lifts Earth’s Surface … EPA Sends Renewable...

 

NASA Chooses Four Winning Climate App Designers

NASA Chooses Four Winning Climate App Designers

  MOFFETT FIELD, California, August 22, 2014 (ENS) – Reuben Cummings from Peoria, Illinois is designing a web application to map potential and actual climate-related environmental hazards such as wildfires, flood, and drought across...

 

Dutch King to Attend Iowa Cellulosic Ethanol Refinery Opening

Dutch King to Attend Iowa Cellulosic Ethanol Refinery Opening

  EMMETSBURG, Iowa, August 21, 2014 (ENS) – His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, has announced that he plans to attend the opening of an Iowa cellulosic ethanol plant co-owned by a Dutch company. The POET-DSM Advanced...

 

Climate Change Threatens South Asian Economy, Bank Warns

Climate Change Threatens South Asian Economy, Bank Warns

  MANILA, Philippines, August 20, 2014 (ENS) – Climate change will slash up to nine percent off the South Asian economy every year by the end of this century if the world continues on its current fossil-fuel intensive path, the Asian...

 

AmeriScan: August 19, 2014

AmeriScan: August 19, 2014

  Oregon Rejects Coal Export Terminal … Weather Gives California Firefighters, Evacuees a Break … Malibu Parents, Teachers Plan to Sue Over Toxic Classrooms … USDA Invests New Funds to Improve Lake Erie Water … U.S....

 

Poachers Killed 100,000 Elephants in Three Years

Poachers Killed 100,000 Elephants in Three Years

  NAIROBI, Kenya, August 19, 2014 (ENS) – Some 100,000 elephants were illegally killed for their ivory between 2010 and 2012, finds the first verifiable estimate of the impacts of the ongoing ivory crisis on Africa’s elephant populations. Published...

 

U.S. Completes Destruction of Syrian Chemical Weapons At Sea

U.S. Completes Destruction of Syrian Chemical Weapons At Sea

  THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, August 18, 2014 (ENS) – All 581 metric tonnes of a precursor chemical for sarin gas that were removed from the Syrian Arab Republic and loaded onto the U.S. Maritime Vessel Cape Ray in early July, have...

 

Ebola Crisis Worse Than Feared, Health Workers Harassed

Ebola Crisis Worse Than Feared, Health Workers Harassed

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 18, 2014 (ENS) – The numbers of reported Ebola virus cases and deaths “vastly underestimate the magnitude of the crisis” health workers at Ebola outbreak sites in four West African countries...

 

AmeriScan: August 17, 2014

AmeriScan: August 17, 2014

  Arkansas Train Fire Kills Two, Injures Two Others … U.S. Awards $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicles … Bacon Bike Sizzles on Film … Songbird Habitat Safeguards Benefit Rivers in Nine States … Wolverine Climate...

 

AmeriScan: August 15, 2014

AmeriScan: August 15, 2014

  Hurricane Iselle Affects Voting in Hawaii … California Will Vote on $7.5 Billion Water Bond … FDA: Beware Online Sales of Fraudulent Ebola Medicine … Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals Contaminate Landfill Leachate … Nine...

 

China Must Lift Trade Restrictions on Rare Earth Elements

China Must Lift Trade Restrictions on Rare Earth Elements

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 13, 2014 (ENS) – In a decision that affects automakers around the world, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organisation, WTO, has ruled that China’s export duties and quotas on rare earth elements...

 

Stray Dogs Spread Rabies Menace in Afghanistan

Stray Dogs Spread Rabies Menace in Afghanistan

  By Qaisar Khosti KHOST, Afghanistan, August 13, 2014 (ENS) – Sari, a resident of Motun in the Khost province of southeast Afghanistan, wept as he described how he could do nothing but wait for his son to die. Nearly a month ago,...

 

Canada Donates Experimental Vaccine to Fight Ebola

Canada Donates Experimental Vaccine to Fight Ebola

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, August 12, 2014 (ENS) – Canada will donate at least 800 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization, WHO, to fight the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa,...

 

McCartney-Inscribed Martin Guitar Auctioned for Elephants

McCartney-Inscribed Martin Guitar Auctioned for Elephants

  ARLINGTON, Virginia, August 12, 2014 (ENS) – To mark World Elephant Day, August 12, The Nature Conservancy will auction a Martin D-28 left-handed guitar autographed by Sir Paul McCartney and provided by Martin Guitar, founding sponsor...

 

Greenpeace Ship Freed by Russia Sails Into Amsterdam

Greenpeace Ship Freed by Russia Sails Into Amsterdam

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, August 11, 2014 (ENS) – The Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise sailed back into Dutch territorial waters Saturday after more than 300 days in Russian custody. It had been nearly a year, to the day,...

 

Cameron Government Pours £900,000 More Into Clean Transport

Cameron Government Pours £900,000 More Into Clean Transport

  LONDON, UK, August 10, 2014 (ENS) – Seven communities in England will benefit from £900,000 in additional government funding to extend their sustainable transport efforts, Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced Friday. The...

 

Mine Tailings Spill Devastates British Columbia Lakes

Mine Tailings Spill Devastates British Columbia Lakes

  QUESNEL, British Columbia, Canada, August 8, 2014 (ENS) – A tailings pond breach at the Mount Polley copper and gold mine in south-central British Columbia early Monday has released 10 million cubic meters of contaminated effluent...

 

Tortoises Learn Touchscreen Technology

Tortoises Learn Touchscreen Technology

  LINCOLN, UK, August 7, 2014 (ENS) – Tortoises have learned how to use touchscreens as part of a study which aimed to teach the land-dwelling reptiles navigational techniques. Led by Dr. Anna Wilkinson, from the University of Lincoln...

 

AmeriScan: August 6, 2014

AmeriScan: August 6, 2014

  Hawaii Braces for Twin Hurricanes … New Jersey Criminalizes Sales of Ivory, Rhino Horn … Okinawa Dugongs Bring U.S. Military Airstrip Into Court … Migratory Songbirds Fly to Expanded Reserve in Ecuador … Five...