• U.S. Not Ready for Oil Spill in Arctic Waters
  • Earth Day Inspires Environmental Actions Around the World
  • Climate Change the Earth Day Target for Obama, U.S. Officials
  • Quebec Sets World Record: 431 Electric Vehicles on Parade
  • Klamath River Basin Pact Ends Decades of Water Wars
  • Quake Risk Exceeds Licensed Limits at U.S. Nuclear Plants
  • Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Delayed Indefinitely

U.S. Not Ready for Oil Spill in Arctic Waters

WASHINGTON, DC, April 23, 2014 (ENS) – The warming climate is melting sea ice, opening U.S. Arctic waters to shipping and oil and gas development, but the National Research Council warned today that U.S. personnel, equipment, transportation, communication, navigation, and safety resources are not adequate for an Arctic oil spill response.

Earth Day Inspires Environmental Actions Around the World

WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2014 (ENS) – WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2014 (ENS) – Thousands of Earth Day actions today brought people together to plant trees and preserve forests, create cleaner, greener cities and safeguard wildlife.

Climate Change the Earth Day Target for Obama, U.S. Officials

WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2014 (ENS) – An Earth Day Proclamation from President Barack Obama today contains a “dire” warning of the potent consequences of climate change and a pledge to protect Americans and all humankind from this looming problem “that threatens us all.”

Quebec Sets World Record: 431 Electric Vehicles on Parade

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, April 21, 2014 (ENS) – A Guinness World Record attempt to assemble the “largest parade of electric vehicles” was attended by 431 vehicles in Montreal on Friday, a much larger gathering than the previous world record parade of 305 cars set in Zurich last July.

Klamath River Basin Pact Ends Decades of Water Wars

KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – An agreement that settles decades of conflict over water in the Upper Klamath River Basin was signed today by officials from the federal government, the states of Oregon and California, tribal authorities and water users.

Quake Risk Exceeds Licensed Limits at U.S. Nuclear Plants

WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – Massachusetts Senators Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren today called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to direct the licensees of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts and Seabrook Station in New Hampshire to immediately implement mitigation measures against seismic risks that were previously unknown.

Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Delayed Indefinitely

WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – To consider 2.5 million public comments and a route tied up in legal battles, the U.S. State Department today extended the time allowed for agency consultations on the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from Canada.

 

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U.S. Not Ready for Oil Spill in Arctic Waters

U.S. Not Ready for Oil Spill in Arctic Waters

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 23, 2014 (ENS) – The warming climate is melting sea ice, opening U.S. Arctic waters to shipping and oil and gas development, but the National Research Council warned today that U.S. personnel, equipment, transportation,...

 

Earth Day Inspires Environmental Actions Around the World

Earth Day Inspires Environmental Actions Around the World

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2014 (ENS) – Thousands of Earth Day actions today brought people together to plant trees and preserve forests, create cleaner, greener cities and safeguard wildlife. A life-sized 90-foot-long inflatable...

 

Climate Change the Earth Day Target for Obama, U.S. Officials

Climate Change the Earth Day Target for Obama, U.S. Officials

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2014 (ENS) – An Earth Day Proclamation from President Barack Obama today contains a “dire” warning of the potent consequences of climate change and a pledge to protect Americans and all humankind...

 

Quebec Sets World Record: 431 Electric Vehicles on Parade

Quebec Sets World Record: 431 Electric Vehicles on Parade

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, April 21, 2014 (ENS) – A Guinness World Record attempt to assemble the “largest parade of electric vehicles” was attended by 431 vehicles in Montreal on Friday, a much larger gathering than...

 

Klamath River Basin Pact Ends Decades of Water Wars

Klamath River Basin Pact Ends Decades of Water Wars

  KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – An agreement that settles decades of conflict over water in the Upper Klamath River Basin was signed today by officials from the federal government, the states of Oregon and California,...

 

Quake Risk Exceeds Licensed Limits at U.S. Nuclear Plants

Quake Risk Exceeds Licensed Limits at U.S. Nuclear Plants

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – Massachusetts Senators Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren today called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to direct the licensees of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts and Seabrook...

 

Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Delayed Indefinitely

Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Delayed Indefinitely

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – To consider 2.5 million public comments and a route tied up in legal battles, the U.S. State Department today extended the time allowed for agency consultations on the controversial Keystone...

 

2014 World Green Car Title Bestowed on Electric BMW i3

2014 World Green Car Title Bestowed on Electric BMW i3

  NEW YORK, New York, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – The BMW i3 was declared the 2014 World Green Car Thursday on the final press day of the New York International Auto Show. The show opens to the public today and continues through Sunday,...

 

NASA Finds First Earth-size Planet in the ‘Habitable Zone’

NASA Finds First Earth-size Planet in the ‘Habitable Zone’

    WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2014 (ENS) – Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone,” advancing the search for life...

 

New Micro-algae Clean Highly Radioactive Waste

New Micro-algae Clean Highly Radioactive Waste

  GRENOBLE, France, April 16, 2014 (ENS) – A single-celled green alga that can tolerate extreme conditions may soon be widely used to clean up radioactive effluents and wastewater from nuclear facilities in an inexpensive and environmentally-safe...

 

Malawi Clamps Down on Ivory Trafficking

Malawi Clamps Down on Ivory Trafficking

  By Victoria Mopiwa LILONGWE, Malawi, April 16, 2014 (ENS) – Several new cases of illegal ivory trafficking have come to light within a month of the official launch of Malawi’s “Stop Wildlife Crime” campaign, a...

 

AmeriScan: April 16, 2014

AmeriScan: April 16, 2014

  Deepwater Horizon Cleanup Ends, GM Invests $449M in EVs, Court Upholds Mercury Rule, Mercury High in Remote Parks, Jazz Timber Sale OK’d, Ski Areas Open Year-Round, Marine Sanctuaries Could Expand Active Deepwater Horizon Cleanup...

 

Cycling Key to Paris Declaration: ‘City in Motion: People First!’

Cycling Key to Paris Declaration: ‘City in Motion: People First!’

  PARIS, France, April 16, 2014 (ENS) – Every year more than 76,600 people would be employed in green and healthy transport and 10,000 lives would be saved if major European cities achieved the same share of cycling as Copenhagen,...

 

AmeriScan: April 14, 2014

AmeriScan: April 14, 2014

  Getting Out the Green Vote, EPA’s Five-Year Plan, Frack-less in Michigan, Americans Like Ethanol, Los Angeles Loves Energy Star, Olestra Clears Toxins New Coalition Leading Green Voters to the Polls … Climate Change Heads...

 

Momentum Builds to Restore Wind Energy Tax Credit

Momentum Builds to Restore Wind Energy Tax Credit

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 14, 2014 (ENS) – Last year, the U.S. wind energy industry chalked up a record number of projects and generating capacity under construction. By year end, private corporations invested billions of dollars, and...

 

African Poachers Beware: Billionaire Brandishes His Wallet

African Poachers Beware: Billionaire Brandishes His Wallet

  DAR es SALAAM, Tanzania, April 14, 2014 (ENS) – On a visit to Tanzania, Howard G. Buffett, the elder son of American investor and philanthropist Warren Edward Buffett, Thursday pledged to provide a helicopter for surveillance of...

 

IPCC: CO2 Emissions Soar, Yet Paths to Avoid Calamity Open

IPCC: CO2 Emissions Soar, Yet Paths to Avoid Calamity Open

  BERLIN, Germany, April 13, 2014 (ENS) - Global greenhouse gas emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in any of the three previous decades, reaching record levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate...

 

Keystone XL Pipeline Fight Heats Up as Decision Nears

Keystone XL Pipeline Fight Heats Up as Decision Nears

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 11, 2014 (ENS) – Two large national public health groups today wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry, joining a request for an in-depth human health study on the Keystone XL  pipeline before the President...

 

Bangladesh Agrees to Upgrade Ship Recycling Standards

Bangladesh Agrees to Upgrade Ship Recycling Standards

  LONDON, UK, April 11, 2014 (ENS) – ​The International Maritime Organization and the Government of Bangladesh today agreed to improve safety and environmental standards in the country’s ship-recycling industry through cooperative...

 

Sustainable Mobility Partnership Forged at World Urban Forum

Sustainable Mobility Partnership Forged at World Urban Forum

  MEDELLIN, Colombia, April 10, 2014 (ENS) – Achieving sustainable transport and mobility globally is one of the three critical areas of focus for the new Greener Cities Partnership launched Tuesday at the World Urban Forum in Medellin. The...