• World’s Park Rangers Murdered in Widespread ‘Bush War’
  • Green Party Cyclist Chairs Parliament’s Transport Committee
  • New Zealand Green Party Hopes to Save World’s Rarest Dolphin
  • California, Mexico to Collaborate on Climate, Firefighting
  • Indore Becomes Demonstration City for Sustainable Mobility
  • Kenya Airport Police Intercept Ivory Declared as Live Dogs
  • Global Action Plan to Protect Soil Resources Approved

World’s Park Rangers Murdered in Widespread ‘Bush War’

GLAND, Switzerland, July 31, 2014 (ENS) – A war is underway across the world’s forests, grasslands and mountains – a war that pits park rangers against poachers. If the rangers win, tigers, elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and orangutans will survive into the future. If the poachers win, these keystone mammals, many other species and the rangers who protect them will not.

Green Party Cyclist Chairs Parliament’s Transport Committee

BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 31, 2014 (ENS) – Europe’s transportation future has a chance to grow greener now that the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism is chaired by Greens/European Free Alliance MEP Michael Cramer.

New Zealand Green Party Hopes to Save World’s Rarest Dolphin

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 30, 2014 (ENS) – Ahead of the 2014 New Zealand general election set for September 20, the Green Party today launched its plan to protect the world’s smallest and most endangered dolphin, the Maui’s dolphin. Just 55 of these dolphins survive in the wild – all in New Zealand waters.

California, Mexico to Collaborate on Climate, Firefighting

MEXICO CITY, Mexico, July 28, 2014 (ENS) – The governments of Mexico and California today agreed to work together to battle climate change and on joint fire emergency response along the 136-mile (220 km) border they share.

Indore Becomes Demonstration City for Sustainable Mobility

INDORE, India, July 28, 2014 (ENS) – City of Indore officials Friday agreed to work with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to implement sustainable mobility solutions in the city with the latest technologies, systems and management approaches to improve transportation

Kenya Airport Police Intercept Ivory Declared as Live Dogs

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 25, 2014 (ENS)- A consignment of contraband ivory was intercepted at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport today, although the smugglers tried to fool officials by declaring the 12 boxes to be full of live dogs.

Global Action Plan to Protect Soil Resources Approved

ROME, Italy, July 25, 2014 (ENS) – A third of the world’s soils are degraded by erosion, nutrient depletion, acidification, urbanization, and chemical pollution, soil experts at a global conference warned today. There, governments approved a global plan of action to safeguard soil resources through strong regulation and investment.

 

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World’s Park Rangers Murdered in Widespread ‘Bush War’

World’s Park Rangers Murdered in Widespread ‘Bush War’

  GLAND, Switzerland, July 31, 2014 (ENS) – A war is underway across the world’s forests, grasslands and mountains – a war that pits park rangers against poachers. If the rangers win, tigers, elephants, lions, leopards,...

 

Green Party Cyclist Chairs Parliament’s Transport Committee

Green Party Cyclist Chairs Parliament’s Transport Committee

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 31, 2014 (ENS) – Europe’s transportation future has a chance to grow greener now that the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism is chaired by Greens/European Free Alliance...

 

New Zealand Green Party Hopes to Save World’s Rarest Dolphin

New Zealand Green Party Hopes to Save World’s Rarest Dolphin

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 30, 2014 (ENS) – Ahead of the 2014 New Zealand general election set for September 20, the Green Party today launched its plan to protect the world’s smallest and most endangered dolphin, the Maui’s...

 

California, Mexico to Collaborate on Climate, Firefighting

California, Mexico to Collaborate on Climate, Firefighting

  MEXICO CITY, Mexico, July 28, 2014 (ENS) – The governments of Mexico and California today agreed to work together to battle climate change and on joint fire emergency response along the 136-mile (220 km) border they share. On the...

 

Indore Becomes Demonstration City for Sustainable Mobility

Indore Becomes Demonstration City for Sustainable Mobility

  INDORE, India, July 28, 2014 (ENS) – City of Indore officials Friday agreed to work with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to implement sustainable mobility solutions in the city with the latest technologies,...

 

Kenya Airport Police Intercept Ivory Declared as Live Dogs

Kenya Airport Police Intercept Ivory Declared as Live Dogs

  NAIROBI, Kenya, July 25, 2014 (ENS)- A consignment of contraband ivory was intercepted at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport today, although the smugglers tried to fool officials by declaring the 12 boxes to be full of...

 

Global Action Plan to Protect Soil Resources Approved

Global Action Plan to Protect Soil Resources Approved

  ROME, Italy, July 25, 2014 (ENS) – A third of the world’s soils are degraded by erosion, nutrient depletion, acidification, urbanization, and chemical pollution, soil experts at a global conference warned today. There, governments...

 

AmeriScan: July 25, 2014

AmeriScan: July 25, 2014

  Oil Train Rule Cracks Down on Transport of Flammable Materials … Federal Agencies Cut Greenhouse Gases, Increase Renewables … EPA Does ‘Little’ to Curb Methane Emissions … Groups Will Appeal Longmont Fracking...

 

‘Chinese Puzzle’ Molecule Offers Clue to Hydrogen Fueling

‘Chinese Puzzle’ Molecule Offers Clue to Hydrogen Fueling

  SINGAPORE, July 25, 2014 (ENS) – Australian and Taiwanese scientists have discovered a new molecule that may help resolve one of the barriers to development of hydrogen fuel cell cars – how to safely fuel up with the highly...

 

Western Inferno: Climate Change Worsening Wildfire Risk

Western Inferno: Climate Change Worsening Wildfire Risk

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2014 (ENS) – U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is worried. “We’ve got 13 fires burning across Oregon, over 600,00 acres ablaze right now,” he told reporters on a conference call Wednesday. “We...

 

AmeriScan: July 23, 2014

AmeriScan: July 23, 2014

  California Judge Halts Oil Wells Near Pinnacles National Park … THUMS Long Beach Fined for Greenhouse Gas Emissions … Maine City Blocks Tar Sands Pipeline Plan … Pennsylvania Governor Ordered to Release Smog Communications...

 

Europe’s ‘Dirty 30′ Power Plants Impair Climate Progress

Europe’s ‘Dirty 30′ Power Plants Impair Climate Progress

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 22, 2014 (ENS) – Carbon emissions from coal-burning power plants in the EU are undermining climate efforts, warns the latest “Europe’s Dirty 30″ report, released today by five large European...

 

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...

 

Big Companies Sign Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles

Big Companies Sign Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles

  NEW YORK, New York, July 21, 2014 (ENS) – To increase their access to cost-competitive renewable energy, 12 large corporations have signed the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles to better communicate their purchasing needs and...

 

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...