• Common Herbicide Glyphosate a ‘Probable Human Carcinogen’
  • Two Ebola Vaccines Test Safe in Liberia
  • First Ebola Vaccine Test Starts in Guinea
  • First U.S. Coast-to-Coast Driverless Trip Underway
  • Global Forest Restoration Goal Grows
  • Obama Vows to Cut Federal Greenhouse Gases 40 Percent
  • Governments Agree Global Disaster Risk Reduction Plan

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.

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.

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 in Germany on the weekend.

Obama Vows to Cut Federal Greenhouse Gases 40 Percent

WASHINGTON, DC, March 20, 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 a host of private sector government suppliers to follow suit.

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, in Sendai. As the conference wrapped its five-day meeting Wednesday after a marathon […]

 

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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...

 

Yet Another Oil Train Derails, Catches Fire in Ontario

Yet Another Oil Train Derails, Catches Fire in Ontario

  GOGAMA, Ontario, Canada, March 9, 2015 (ENS) – Another Canadian National oil train derailed and caught fire early Saturday in Ontario near the town of Gogama, about 600 kilometers (372 miles) north of Toronto. It was the second...

 

Ringling Bros. to Retire Its Circus Elephants

Ringling Bros. to Retire Its Circus Elephants

  ELLENTON, Florida, March 7, 2015 (ENS) – The Ringling Bros. herd of elephants will only perform with the famous traveling circus for the next three years. The 13 elephants will then be retired to the Ringling Bros. Center for...

 

Third N. American Oil Train Inferno in Three Weeks: Illinois

Third N. American Oil Train Inferno in Three Weeks: Illinois

GALENA, Illinois, March 5, 2015 (ENS) – No injuries to humans have been reported, but the environment in Illinois’ northwest corner was injured today after a BNSF Railway oil train from North Dakota derailed at about 1:20 pm local...

 

Business Councils Help Houston Build for Energy Efficiency

Business Councils Help Houston Build for Energy Efficiency

  HOUSTON, Texas, March 4, 2015 (ENS) – An action plan designed to improve the market competitiveness of Houston’s buildings and attract energy efficiency investments was released today by the World Business Council for Sustainable...

 
 
 
 
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