Archive for: November, 2013

AmeriScan: Nov. 14, 2013

AmeriScan: Nov. 14, 2013

Navy Sonar, EPA Pesticides, Chromium Corp. Fined, Forestry Carbon Offsets, Wildfire Forecasts, One Million EVs   Navy Sonar Regulated to Protect Whales, Dolphins … EPA Corrects Pesticides Policy Re: Endangered Species … Elementis...

 

U.S. Crushes Six-Ton Ivory Stockpile

U.S. Crushes Six-Ton Ivory Stockpile

  DENVER, Colorado, November 14, 2013 (ENS) – The United States today destroyed its six-ton stock of confiscated elephant ivory, sending a message that the nation will not tolerate wildlife crime that threatens to wipe out the African...

 

Europeans Urge Greater Protection for Animals and Plants

Europeans Urge Greater Protection for Animals and Plants

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 14, 2013 (ENS) – Nearly nine out of 10 Europeans (88 percent) believe that biodiversity loss – the decline and possible extinction of animals and plants, natural habitats and ecosystems in Europe...

 

Typhoon Spares Philippines’ Rice Fields

Typhoon Spares Philippines’ Rice Fields

  MANILA, Philippines, November 14, 2013 (ENS) – Amidst the deaths and devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan that lashed the Philippines last weekend, the island nation has caught a much-needed break. The rice crop was...

 

AmeriScan: Nov. 13, 2013

AmeriScan: Nov. 13, 2013

Tribal Nations, California Fracking, Beetle-Killed Trees, Texas Drought, Lake Erie, Shreveport Sewers   Obama Partners With Tribal Nations on Climate … Climate Scientists Urge Halt to California Fracking … Biofuel From Beetle-Killed...

 

Nature Inspires 2013 LA Auto Show Design Challenge

Nature Inspires 2013 LA Auto Show Design Challenge

  LOS ANGELES, California, November 13, 2013 (ENS) – This year’s Design Challenge at the Los Angeles Auto Show calls on automotive designers to use natural forms and functions as inspiration for their concept cars. “Biomimicry...

 

Philippines Climate Negotiator Vows Hunger Strike

Philippines Climate Negotiator Vows Hunger Strike

  WARSAW, Poland, November 12, 2013 (ENS) – Seasoned climate negotiators from around the world were moved to tears as Naderev “Yeb” Saño, head of the Philippines delegation, made an emotional statement to the UN Climate...

 

Another Typhoon Piles Misery on Disaster-prone Philippines

Another Typhoon Piles Misery on Disaster-prone Philippines

  MANILA, Philippines, November 12, 2013 (ENS) – Another typhoon has struck the Philippines less than two days after Super Typhoon Yolanda, elsewhere called Haiyan, left the island nation with an estimated 10,000 people dead and nearly...

 

UN Climate Talks at Warsaw National Stadium ‘Not a Game’

UN Climate Talks at Warsaw National Stadium ‘Not a Game’

  WARSAW, Poland, November 11, 2013 (ENS) – The annual United Nations Climate Change Conference opened today with calls for governments to harness the groundswell of action on climate change across all levels of government, business...

 

Russian Big Cats to Benefit as GEF Funds First Nonprofits

Russian Big Cats to Benefit as GEF Funds First Nonprofits

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 11, 2013 (ENS) – A multi-million dollar grant supporting Russia’s Conservation of Big Cats project is the first to be awarded by the funding agency Global Environment Facility directly to a nongovernmental...

 

Philippines Devastated by Typhoon, Millions Affected

Philippines Devastated by Typhoon, Millions Affected

  MANILA, Philippines, November 10, 2013 (ENS) – Super Typhoon Yolanda, known outside the Philippines as Haiyan, battered parts of the Philippine archipelago on Friday, making landfall six times before blowing westward on Saturday...

 

Greenhouse Gases Hit New Record High, Forcing Climate Change

Greenhouse Gases Hit New Record High, Forcing Climate Change

  GENEVA, Switzerland, November 8, 2013 (ENS) – The concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, “continuing an upward and accelerating trend which is driving climate change and will...

 

Super Typhoon Strikes Philippines, Four Confirmed Dead

Super Typhoon Strikes Philippines, Four Confirmed Dead

  MANILA, Philippines, November 9, 2013 (ENS) – In the Philippines they call it Super Typhoon Yolanda, the rest of the world calls it Typhoon Haiyan, but everyone agrees this storm is one of the most powerful and dangerous typhoons...

 

Tesla CEO to Advise UK Government on Electric Cars

Tesla CEO to Advise UK Government on Electric Cars

  LONDON, UK, November 8, 2013 (ENS) – Britain’s Coalition government has called on Elon Musk, CEO and co-founder of U.S. electric car company Tesla Motors, to personally advise the government on how to get British drivers into...

 

Paul Watson Tells Seattle Court: ‘We’re Not Pirates’

Paul Watson Tells Seattle Court: ‘We’re Not Pirates’

  SEATTLE, Washington, November 7, 2013 (ENS) – “Protesting against illegal activity is not piracy,” Captain Paul Watson told a U.S. appeals court in Seattle on Wednesday. Founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society,...

 

Washington Voters Nix GMO Labels; Colorado Cities Ban Fracking

Washington Voters Nix GMO Labels; Colorado Cities Ban Fracking

  OLYMPIA, Washington, November 6, 2013 (ENS) – The ballot measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods in Washington State, Initiative 522, was defeated Tuesday by a record spending campaign by America’s food manufacturing...

 

EU Parliament Lowers CO2 Emission Limits for Vans

EU Parliament Lowers CO2 Emission Limits for Vans

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 6, 2013 (ENS) – The CO2 emission standard for new light commercial vehicles sold in the European Union is being cut to achieve climate targets under draft legislation approved by the European Parliament’s...

 

Antarctic Marine Reserves Again Blocked by Russia

Antarctic Marine Reserves Again Blocked by Russia

  HOBART, Australia, November 4, 2013 (ENS) – A meeting of 24 countries and the European Union has failed again to create the world’s largest marine sanctuary in the vulnerable environment of Antarctica’s Southern Ocean. The...

 

GMO Labeling a Hot Ballot Fight in Washington State

GMO Labeling a Hot Ballot Fight in Washington State

  OLYMPIA, Washington, November 4, 2013 (ENS) – With one day before the election in Washington State, grassroots organization Food Democracy Now! is urging its 650,000 members and citizens everywhere to make calls urging voters to...

 

EU Countries Will Each Choose How to Limit Plastic Bags

EU Countries Will Each Choose How to Limit Plastic Bags

BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 4, 2013 (ENS) – The European Commission today adopted a proposal that requires its 28 Member States to reduce their use of lightweight plastic carrier bags. But how they do so is up to each of them. There is...

 
 
 
 

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