• Dirty Businesses Spread Pollution in Afghan Province
  • AmeriScan: July 18, 2014
  • EPA Blocks Giant Alaska Mine to Protect Bristol Bay Salmon
  • Australia Repeals Price on Carbon, Climate Disaster Predicted
  • British Government Fleets to Add Hundreds of Electric Cars
  • Customs Agents Get Electronic Control Over Wildlife Trade
  • Monsoon Rains Force Evacuations in China, Philippines

Dirty Businesses Spread Pollution in Afghan Province

By Hijratullah Ekhtyar
JALALABAD, Nangarhar, Afghanistan, July 21, 2014 (ENS) – To escape the stifling summer weather of Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, Abdurrahman and his family sleep on their roof at night. But when they awake every morning, they find their faces blackened by the smoke from nearby brick factories.

AmeriScan: July 18, 2014

California Groundwater Sinks to Record Low … BNSF Agrees to One-Man Crews for Oil Trains … Giant Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Project Under Construction … Minnesota Power Agrees to Cut Emissions, Fund Eco-Projects … Recovering Wood Storks Downlisted to Threatened

EPA Blocks Giant Alaska Mine to Protect Bristol Bay Salmon

SEATTLE, Washington, July 18, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed regulations to protect one of the world’s most valuable salmon fisheries, in Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the risks posed by a proposed open pit mine nearly as deep as the Grand Canyon and larger than Manhattan.

Australia Repeals Price on Carbon, Climate Disaster Predicted

CANBERRA, Australia, July 17, 2014 (ENS) – Australia’s Senate has voted to repeal the price on emissions of the climate-warming gas carbon dioxide, a levy on the biggest polluters passed by the previous Labor government.

British Government Fleets to Add Hundreds of Electric Cars

LONDON, UK, July 18, 2014 (ENS) – Over 150 plug-in vehicles will be added to British Government fleets in the first wave of a new plan to fund all government car fleets to purchase electric plug-in cars and vans, Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced Thursday.

Customs Agents Get Electronic Control Over Wildlife Trade

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 16, 2014 (ENS) – Customs authorities in countries across the globe will have a new e-permitting system to regulate the import and export of species such as tigers and elephants and their parts under a new agreement signed today by two United Nations agencies.

Monsoon Rains Force Evacuations in China, Philippines

CHANGSHA, Hunan, China, July 16, 2014 (ENS) – Torrential rains have inundated several Chinese provinces this week, claiming at least 11 lives and affecting over one million people, both residents and tourists. More rain is in the forecast.

 

At Risk »

Air/Climate »

AmeriScan »

 

Business »

Culture »

Energy »

 

Food »

Gov/Politics »

Land Use »

 

Oceans »

Sci/Tech »

Transport »

 

Waste »

Water »

Wildlife »

 

Most Recent

Dirty Businesses Spread Pollution in Afghan Province

Dirty Businesses Spread Pollution in Afghan Province

By Hijratullah Ekhtyar JALALABAD, Nangarhar, Afghanistan, July 21, 2014 (ENS) – To escape the stifling summer weather of Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, Abdurrahman and his family sleep on their roof at night. But when...

 

AmeriScan: July 18, 2014

AmeriScan: July 18, 2014

  California Groundwater Sinks to Record Low … BNSF Agrees to One-Man Crews for Oil Trains … Giant Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Project Under Construction … Minnesota Power Agrees to Cut Emissions, Fund Eco-Projects …...

 

EPA Blocks Giant Alaska Mine to Protect Bristol Bay Salmon

EPA Blocks Giant Alaska Mine to Protect Bristol Bay Salmon

  SEATTLE, Washington, July 18, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed regulations to protect one of the world’s most valuable salmon fisheries, in Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the risks posed by a proposed...

 

Australia Repeals Price on Carbon, Climate Disaster Predicted

Australia Repeals Price on Carbon, Climate Disaster Predicted

  CANBERRA, Australia, July 17, 2014 (ENS) – Australia’s Senate has voted to repeal the price on emissions of the climate-warming gas carbon dioxide, a levy on the biggest polluters passed by the previous Labor government. The...

 

British Government Fleets to Add Hundreds of Electric Cars

British Government Fleets to Add Hundreds of Electric Cars

  LONDON, UK,  July 18, 2014 (ENS) – Over 150 plug-in vehicles will be added to British Government fleets in the first wave of a new plan to fund all government car fleets to purchase electric plug-in cars and vans, Transport Minister...

 

Customs Agents Get Electronic Control Over Wildlife Trade

Customs Agents Get Electronic Control Over Wildlife Trade

  GENEVA, Switzerland, July 16, 2014 (ENS) – Customs authorities in countries across the globe will have a new e-permitting system to regulate the import and export of species such as tigers and elephants and their parts under a new...

 

Monsoon Rains Force Evacuations in China, Philippines

Monsoon Rains Force Evacuations in China, Philippines

  CHANGSHA, Hunan, China, July 16, 2014 (ENS) – Torrential rains have inundated several Chinese provinces this week, claiming at least 11 lives and affecting over one million people, both residents and tourists. In east China’s...

 

Obama Takes Self-Driving Car Simulator for a Spin

Obama Takes Self-Driving Car Simulator for a Spin

  McLEAN, Virginia, July 15, 2014 (ENS) – Speaking to a crowd of nearly 200 employees at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virgiinia today, President Barack Obama urged Congress to pass a bill that would restore...

 

AmeriScan: July 15, 2014

AmeriScan: July 15, 2014

  Land and Water Conservation Fund a Powerful Economic Engine … New York Supreme Court Rejects Fracking Lawsuits … Canadian Firm Fined for Toxic Discharges to Louisiana River … Prairie Pothole Wetlands in Decline …...

 

Tar Sands Protesters Confront Eastern Governors, Premiers

Tar Sands Protesters Confront Eastern Governors, Premiers

  BRETTON WOODS, New Hampshire, July 15, 2014 (ENS) – More than 100 people rallied Sunday outside the annual meeting of the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers in Bretton Woods to call on the region’s...

 

Chinese Government Plans to Buy More Electric Cars

Chinese Government Plans to Buy More Electric Cars

  BEIJING, China, July 14, 2014 (ENS) – To fight pollution and drive the growing “new energy” car market across China, five government agencies Sunday jointly unveiled a plan encouraging government bodies to buy more pure...

 

Group of 77 and China Agree to Fight Climate Change

Group of 77 and China Agree to Fight Climate Change

  SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia, June 16, 2014 (ENS) – “The fate of billions of poor people and the state of the planet depend on the success of our efforts,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told leaders of the Group of 77 and China...

 

Musk Opens Tesla Technology to the World

Musk Opens Tesla Technology to the World

  PALO ALTO, California, June 13, 2014 (ENS) – Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken down the patents posted at the California headquarters of his luxury electric car company. Instead the innovative CEO wants to allow other electric vehicle...

 

Scientists Find Killer Fungus That Attacks Poison Ivy

Scientists Find Killer Fungus That Attacks Poison Ivy

  BLACKSBURG, Virginia, June 12, 2014 (ENS) – The poison ivy itch of summer could become a thing of the past for the millions of people who are allergic to the plant if the findings by Virginia Tech researchers are commercialized. Scientists...

 

World Oceans Day 2014 Dawns on Oceans in Danger

World Oceans Day 2014 Dawns on Oceans in Danger

  NEW YORK, New York, June 9, 2014 (ENS) – Oceans cover three quarters of the Earth’s surface, contain 97 percent of the Earth’s water, and represent 99 percent of the living space on the planet by volume. But human pressures,...

 

Climate Risk to Island States Focus of World Environment Day

Climate Risk to Island States Focus of World Environment Day

  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, June 5, 2014 (ENS) – Barbados, a small Caribbean island at the forefront of the fight against climate change, today hosted this year’s World Environment Day, leading United Nations-wide efforts to draw...

 

Global Protection Strategy Proposed for Endangered Sawfish

Global Protection Strategy Proposed for Endangered Sawfish

  DURBAN, South Africa, June 5, 2014 (ENS) – A global strategy to prevent extinction and promote recovery of sawfishes, devastated worldwide by overfishing and habitat loss, was introduced today by the Shark Specialist Group of the...

 

Orchards Go to Ruin in Afghanistan’s Khost Province

Orchards Go to Ruin in Afghanistan’s Khost Province

  By Ahmad Shah KHOST, Afghanistan, June 5, 2014 (ENS) – At least half the once-thriving fruit and nut orchards in Khost in southeast Afghanistan have been destroyed, and the rest have fallen into disuse through neglect, according...

 

U.S. EPA Cuts Carbon Emissions From Existing Power Plants

U.S. EPA Cuts Carbon Emissions From Existing Power Plants

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 2, 2014 (ENS) – For the first time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to limit emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon...

 

Two Suspects Arrested in Shooting Death of Zambian Ranger

Two Suspects Arrested in Shooting Death of Zambian Ranger

  LIVINGSTONE, Zambia, June 2, 2014 (ENS) – Two men have been arrested in connection with the killing of Dexter Chilunda, the head of law enforcement at Liuwa Plain National Park. Chilunda was shot dead by suspected poachers while...