Archive for: January, 2014

Extinction Shadows One-Quarter of All Sharks, Rays

Extinction Shadows One-Quarter of All Sharks, Rays

  GLAND, Switzerland, January 21, 2014 (ENS) – At least one in every four existing species of sharks and rays may not survive into the future, finds the first global analysis of the conservation status of 1,041 shark, ray and related...

 

Global Temperature Rise Persists Despite U.S. Cold Snap

Global Temperature Rise Persists Despite U.S. Cold Snap

  NEW YORK, New York, January 21, 2014 (ENS) – The year 2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 for the seventh warmest year since recordkeeping began in 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures, NASA scientists said...

 

AmeriScan: Jan. 20, 2014

AmeriScan: Jan. 20, 2014

  West Virgina Chemical Spill, Gulf Coast Pipeline, California’s Environmental Law Suspended, Birmingham Road Goes Ahead, Zero-Emission Buses   West Virgina Chemical Spill Prompts New State, Federal Laws … TransCanada’s...

 

California Governor Declares Drought Emergency

California Governor Declares Drought Emergency

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 17, 2014 (ENS) – With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, and drinking water supplies at risk in many California communities, Governor Jerry Brown today...

 

European Parliament Votes for Wildlife Crime Crackdown

European Parliament Votes for Wildlife Crime Crackdown

  STRASBOURG, France, January 16, 2014 (ENS) – The European Parliament took action against elephant, rhino and tiger poaching Wednesday by passing a resolution on wildlife trafficking that calls for moratoria on ivory trade and other...

 

Tire Fire in England Visible from Space

Tire Fire in England Visible from Space

  SHERBURN-IN-ELMET, England, January 16, 2014 (ENS) – An estimated 15,000 tonnes of waste tires are on fire at a recycling plant in Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire in a blaze that can be seen from space. A NASA satellite caught...

 

EPA: Bristol Bay Mine Threatens World’s Largest Salmon Fishery

EPA: Bristol Bay Mine Threatens World’s Largest Salmon Fishery

  SEATTLE, Washington, January 15, 2014 (ENS) – Proposed large-scale mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed would pose risks to the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and Alaska Native cultures dependent on salmon,...

 

Giant Trench Detected Beneath West Antarctica

Giant Trench Detected Beneath West Antarctica

  NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK, January 15, 2014 (ENS) – A massive ancient subglacial trough, deeper than the Grand Canyon in the United States, has been discovered far beneath the ice of West Antarctica. A team of UK experts charted the...

 

AmeriScan: Jan. 14, 2014

AmeriScan: Jan. 14, 2014

  BP Loses in Court, Senate Climate Action Task Force, Future Superstorms, RGGI States Slash Greenhouse Gases, Poll: Latino Voters Reject Coal Exports Court Upholds Multi-Billion Dollar BP Settlement … Boxer Spearheads Senate Climate...

 

The Green and the Powerful at Detroit’s Big Auto Show

The Green and the Powerful at Detroit’s Big Auto Show

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 14, 2014 (ENS) – The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opened in Detroit’s Cobo Center Monday for the first of two press days, to be followed by two industry preview days and a charity...

 

Thousands of Ivory Pieces Illegally for Sale in Myanmar

Thousands of Ivory Pieces Illegally for Sale in Myanmar

  CAMBRIDGE, UK, January 13, 2014 (ENS) – More than 3,300 ivory pieces and nearly 50 raw ivory elephant tusks were found openly for sale in the Myanmar (Burmese) town of Mong La on the Chinese border, according to undercover investigators...

 

Syrians Facing Coldest Winter Yet

Syrians Facing Coldest Winter Yet

  By Salam al-Saadi DAMASCUS, Syria, January 13, 2014 (ENS) – Fuel shortages are adding to the hardships caused by conflict and freezing temperatures across Syria. Forty-five-year-old Abu Khaled’s three sons stand in a long...

 

Palm Oil Company Fined Millions for Burning Sumatran Forest

Palm Oil Company Fined Millions for Burning Sumatran Forest

  By Annette Gartland MEULABOH DISTRICT, Aceh, Indonesia,‎ January 12, 2014 (ENS) – An Indonesian court has found the palm oil company PT Kallista Alam guilty of illegally burning large swathes of the Tripa peat forest, which lies...

 

Large Carnivores Disappearing From the Earth

Large Carnivores Disappearing From the Earth

  CORVALLIS, Oregon, January 10, 2014 (ENS) – The decline of large predators such as lions, leopards, wolves, otters, and bears is changing landscapes from the tropics to the Arctic, finds a new study from scientists in the United...

 

AmeriScan: Jan. 10, 2014

AmeriScan: Jan. 10, 2014

  West Virginia Chemical Spill, Texas Keystone Pipeline, Petrified Forest Park Expands, Greening State Capitals, Court Win for Motorized Recreation, Big Cats Maimed, Red Tides Kill Manatees West Virginia Coal Chemical Spill Pollutes Drinking...

 

UK Floods Persist, Cameron Blames Climate Change

UK Floods Persist, Cameron Blames Climate Change

  LONDON, UK, January 9, 2014 (ENS) – The River Thames continues to rise in response to recent heavy rainfall, and communities in the south of England should be prepared for further flooding this week from groundwater and rivers,...

 

Obama Administration Extends International Space Station to 2024

Obama Administration Extends International Space Station to 2024

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 9, 2014 (ENS) – The Obama Administration has approved extension of International Space Station operations to at least 2024 from its current deadline of 2020. John Holdren, director of the White House Office...

 

Enviros Sue Canada Over Species at Risk of Enbridge Pipeline

Enviros Sue Canada Over Species at Risk of Enbridge Pipeline

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, January 8, 2014 (ENS) – Five environmental groups are taking the Government of Canada to court today claiming that it has failed to meet its legal responsibilities under the Species at Risk Act...

 

Oil Cars Ablaze in New Brunswick Train Derailment

Oil Cars Ablaze in New Brunswick Train Derailment

  PLASTER ROCK, New Brunswick, Canada, January 8, 2014 (ENS) – A Canadian National Railway train carrying crude oil and propane is still burning after it derailed and broke into flames Tuesday evening near a village in northwestern...

 

AmeriScan: Jan. 7, 2014

AmeriScan: Jan. 7, 2014

  Cold Birds, Woodstove Standards, Energy Tax Credits, 2,4-D Tolerant Corn, Soybeans, Barrier Between Great Lakes, Mississippi, Coal Train Lawsuit, Texas Fracking Icy Cold a Bird Killer … EPA Proposes Strict Air Standards for New...

 
 
 
 

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