• South Africa Releases First Lion Management Plan
  • Human-Caused Earthquake Hazards Jump in Eight States
  • Earthquake Batters Nepal, Claims More Than 1,400 Lives
  • Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts Without Warning
  • President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change
  • Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA
  • U.S. Builds Climate Resilience of Lands, Waters

South Africa Releases First Lion Management Plan

PRETORIA, South Africa, April 26, 2015 (ENS) – South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs has released for public comment its first-ever Biodiversity Management Plan for lions. There are currently 2,300 wild lions in national parks and 800 “managed wild” lions in smaller reserves.

Human-Caused Earthquake Hazards Jump in Eight States

RESTON, Virginia, April 26, 2015 (ENS) – The number of earthquakes triggered by human activities has soared since 2009 in the central and eastern United States. New research by the U.S. Geological Survey links the increase to industrial operations that dispose of wastewater or other fluids by injecting it into deep wells.

Earthquake Batters Nepal, Claims More Than 1,400 Lives

KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 25, 2015 (ENS) – A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal today just before noon, local time, turning office towers, monuments and homes into rubble and killing hundreds of people.

Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts Without Warning

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 25, 2015 (ENS) – The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted this week for the first time since 1972. Blown in a north-easterly direction, ash from Calbuco traveled as far as southern Brazil on Saturday, prompting some airlines to cancel flights, stranding thousands at airports.

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must “act before it is too late,” declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation.

Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA

WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2105 (ENS) – On its 45th anniversary, Earth Day 2015 has gone mainstream. Across the United States people from all walks of life engaged in enthusiastic actions to protect the planet and voiced dire warnings about the consequences if we fail.

U.S. Builds Climate Resilience of Lands, Waters

WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – U.S. government agencies have entered into four collaborative landscape partnerships – in southwest Florida, Hawaii, Washington and the Great Lakes region – to help build resilience in regions vulnerable to climate change.

 

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South Africa Releases First Lion Management Plan

South Africa Releases First Lion Management Plan

  By Adam Cruise PRETORIA, South Africa, April 26, 2015 (ENS) – South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs has released for public comment its first-ever Biodiversity Management Plan for lions, panthera leo. The main...

 

Human-Caused Earthquake Hazards Jump in Eight States

Human-Caused Earthquake Hazards Jump in Eight States

  RESTON, Virginia, April 26, 2015 (ENS) – The number of earthquakes triggered by human activities has soared since 2009 in the central and eastern United States. New research by the U.S. Geological Survey links the increase to industrial...

 

Earthquake Batters Nepal, Claims More Than 1,400 Lives

Earthquake Batters Nepal, Claims More Than 1,400 Lives

  KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 25, 2015 (ENS) – A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal today just before noon, local time, turning office towers, monuments and homes into rubble and killing hundreds of people. The quake...

 

Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts Without Warning

Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts Without Warning

  SANTIAGO, Chile, April 25, 2015 (ENS) – The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted this week for the first time since 1972. Blown in a north-easterly direction, ash from Calbuco traveled as far as southern Brazil on Saturday,...

 

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must “act before it is too late,” declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth...

 

Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA

Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2105 (ENS) – On its 45th anniversary, Earth Day 2015 has gone mainstream. Across the United States people from all walks of life engaged in enthusiastic actions to protect the planet and voiced dire warnings...

 

U.S. Builds Climate Resilience of Lands, Waters

U.S. Builds Climate Resilience of Lands, Waters

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – U.S. government agencies have entered into four collaborative landscape partnerships – in southwest Florida, Hawaii, Washington and the Great Lakes region – to help build resilience...

 

Newest Tesla Model S Tops 2015 AAA Green Car Guide

Newest Tesla Model S Tops 2015 AAA Green Car Guide

  ORLANDO, Florida, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – The 2015 Tesla Model S P85D, a premium electric car, earned the top score in the 2015 AAA Green Car Guide, the American Automobile Association announced Tuesday. Based in Palo Alto, California,...

 

India Cancels Coca-Cola Bottling Plant On Water Fears

India Cancels Coca-Cola Bottling Plant On Water Fears

NEW DELHI, India, April 21, 2015 (ENS) – Bowing to public pressure, the state government of Tamil Nadu in southern India has cancelled plans for a new Coca-Cola bottling plant in the town of Perundurai in the Erode District. In a letter...

 

Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction,...

 

Valuable But Toxic: World’s E-waste Goes to Waste

Valuable But Toxic: World’s E-waste Goes to Waste

  TOKYO, Japan, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The United States and China produce the most e-waste overall – 32 percent of the world’s total. But the top per capita e-waste producers are the wealthy nations of northern and western...

 

Earth Day Celebration Packs the National Mall

Earth Day Celebration Packs the National Mall

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The Global Poverty Project and Earth Day Network hosted Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day on the National Mall on Saturday. Heads of state, members of Congress, dignitaries, and celebrities from...

 

Oil Trains Ordered to Go Slow in Urban Areas

Oil Trains Ordered to Go Slow in Urban Areas

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 19, 2015 (ENS) – Responding to the unprecedented number of recent fiery oil train derailments, the U.S. Department of Transportation Friday issued an Emergency Order requiring trains carrying large amounts...

 

Countries, Oil Companies Will Stop Routine Gas Flaring

Countries, Oil Companies Will Stop Routine Gas Flaring

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2015 (ENS) – For the first time, chief executives of major oil companies joined today with senior government officials from oil-producing countries in an agreement to end the practice of routine gas flaring...

 

Pianist Billy Joel Raises His Voice to Save Elephants

Pianist Billy Joel Raises His Voice to Save Elephants

  NEW YORK, New York, April 17, 2015 (ENS) – Poachers kill an estimated 96 elephants every day in Africa for their ivory tusks, but now Africa’s elephants have attracted a powerful new supporter – the Piano Man, singer and...

 

Automakers to Eliminate Smog-Forming Emissions by 2030

Automakers to Eliminate Smog-Forming Emissions by 2030

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2015 (ENS) – As Earth Day approaches on April 22, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers says automakers are on track to “virtually eliminate” smog-forming emissions from passenger vehicles...

 

Illicit Wildlife, Gold, Timber Trade Funds DRC Conflict

Illicit Wildlife, Gold, Timber Trade Funds DRC Conflict

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 16, 2015 – Organized crime funded by illegal trade in natural resources is fueling the 20-year-long conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, that has cost the lives of several million people,...

 

World’s Water Future Demands Action Today

World’s Water Future Demands Action Today

  DAEGU, South Korea, April 14, 2015 (ENS) – In 2050 there will be enough water to produce food for a global population of nine billion, but over-consumption and climate change will increase water scarcity in the planet’s neediest...

 

European Officials Vow Sustainable Alpine Crossings

European Officials Vow Sustainable Alpine Crossings

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 14, 2015 (ENS) – European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and the transport ministers of Europe’s seven Alpine States are cooperating to finalize and fund sustainable transport infrastructure...

 

Public Transport Key to LA’s Sustainable City Plan

Public Transport Key to LA’s Sustainable City Plan

  LOS ANGELES, California, April 11, 2015 (ENS) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has released LA’s first Sustainable City Plan, a policy roadmap to prepare Los Angeles for a population growth of 500,000 people over the next...

 
 
 
 

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