Archive for: February, 2014

AmeriScan: Feb. 17, 2014

AmeriScan: Feb. 17, 2014

  Building Collisions Kill Billion Birds a Year, Yellowstone Kills Bison, Vermont Kills Biomass Power Plant, New York Tries Microbeads Ban, Plastic Bags Become Diesel Billion Birds Die Annually in U.S. Building Collisions … Yellowstone...

 

Global Wildlife Crime Sting Arrests 400+ Suspects

Global Wildlife Crime Sting Arrests 400+ Suspects

  NAIROBI, Kenya, February 17, 2014 (ENS) – Working together, law enforcement officers from 28 countries have made over 400 arrests of wildlife crime suspects and more than 350 wildlife seizures in a one month operation code-named...

 

Canadian Groups Win At-Risk Species Protection Case

Canadian Groups Win At-Risk Species Protection Case

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, February 14, 2014 (ENS) – The Canadian Federal Court ruled today that two Cabinet ministers acted unlawfully in delaying for several years the production of recovery strategies for four at-risk...

 

Forty-Six Nations Agree to Stamp Out Illegal Wildlife Trade

Forty-Six Nations Agree to Stamp Out Illegal Wildlife Trade

  LONDON, UK, February 14, 2014 (ENS) – Wildlife poachers watch out! At the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference, held Thursday in London, world leaders from 46 nations agreed on“decisive and urgent action” in a concerted effort...

 

Booming Globally, Bike-Sharing Spins Its Wheels in Montreal

Booming Globally, Bike-Sharing Spins Its Wheels in Montreal

  MONTREAL, Canada, February 14, 2014 (ENS) – “Today there are an estimated 639 bicycle-sharing schemes operating in 53 countries located in almost every region of the world, boasting a total of about 643,000 bicycles,”...

 

Obama Bans U.S. Commercial Trade of Elephant Ivory

Obama Bans U.S. Commercial Trade of Elephant Ivory

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 12, 2014 (ENS) – The Obama administration Tuesday announced a new National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking that marshals the resources of all executive branch agencies. As part of the new strategy,...

 

Nations, Groups Unite to Fight Criminal Wildlife Trade

Nations, Groups Unite to Fight Criminal Wildlife Trade

  LONDON, UK, February 12, 2014 (ENS) – To combat a global epidemic of criminal wildlife poaching and trafficking, the leaders of 50 countries are meeting this week at the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, convened...

 

Obama, Hollande Cooperate on 2015 Global Climate Change Pact

Obama, Hollande Cooperate on 2015 Global Climate Change Pact

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 11, 2014 (ENS) – The leaders of France and the United States today agreed to expand their work to curb climate change in advance of the United Nations climate summit next year in Paris, where the world is...

 

Electric Cars Now and Then at the Chicago Auto Show

Electric Cars Now and Then at the Chicago Auto Show

  CHICAGO, Illinois, February 11, 2014 (ENS) – In 1901, visitors to the first Chicago Auto Show in the old Chicago Coliseum saw the latest models of electric cars right alongside petrol-powered vehicles. Back then, 38 percent of automobiles...

 

Three Oil Spills in Two Weeks Foul Singapore’s Waters

Three Oil Spills in Two Weeks Foul Singapore’s Waters

  SINGAPORE, February 11, 2014 (ENS) – A containership and a chemical tanker collided in the Singapore Strait Monday afternoon, spilling some 80 metric tonnes of bunker fuel, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore reports. This...

 

World First: U.S. to Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons at Sea

World First: U.S. to Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons at Sea

  THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, February 10, 2014 (ENS) – Syria’s chemical weapons are being moved to a U.S. Navy ship for destruction in the world’s first mission of its kind. The United States and other countries have...

 

AmeriScan: Feb. 10, 2014

AmeriScan: Feb. 10, 2014

  New York Cockfighting Bust, Duke Coal Ash Spill, W.R. Grace Fined $63 Million, Voters Support Carbon Limits, Oil & Gas Chemical Emissions, Oregon Chub Recovered New York Executes ‘Operation Angry Birds’ Cockfighting Bust...

 

The Vortex Project Transforms Ocean Plastic Into Fashion

The Vortex Project Transforms Ocean Plastic Into Fashion

  NEW YORK, New York, February 9, 2014 (ENS) – People who love the oceans and people who love fashion have joined forces in The Vortex Project, a new initiative to clear the oceans of plastic debris and transform it into fashionable...

 

Obama Signs $1 Trillion Farm Bill Into Law

Obama Signs $1 Trillion Farm Bill Into Law

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 7, 2014 (ENS) – Today, President Barack Obama signed into law the nearly $1 trillion farm bill, H.R. 2642, the Agriculture Act of 2014, which extends, expands, or modifies federal agriculture and nutrition...

 

West Virginia’s Water Nightmare Closes Schools

West Virginia’s Water Nightmare Closes Schools

  CHARLESTON, West Virginia, February 7, 2014 (ENS) – Crude MCHM, one of two chemicals that leaked into West Virginia’s Elk River last month, was detected in the water supply of George Washington High School this morning, according...

 

‘Massive’ Coastal Floods Predicted as Storms Flood Britain

‘Massive’ Coastal Floods Predicted as Storms Flood Britain

  LONDON, UK, February 7, 2014 (ENS) – Met Office forecasters warn that strong winds and big waves will bring risk of flooding and damaging winds along Britain’s southern and southwestern coasts into the weekend, intensifying...

 

Toxics Pervade Kids’ Products, Washington Disclosure Law Shows

Toxics Pervade Kids’ Products, Washington Disclosure Law Shows

  SEATTLE, Washington, February 6, 2014 (ENS) – Makers of children’s products report that they are using toxic chemicals in children’s toys, clothing, safety products and bedding. The reports were filed with the State...

 

New Species of Deep-diving Beaked Whale Identified

New Species of Deep-diving Beaked Whale Identified

  SYDNEY, Australia, February 6, 2014 (ENS) – A species of beaked whale that was previously misnamed has been correctly identified as a new species, based on the study of seven whales stranded on remote tropical islands in the Indian...

 

Global Electric Vehicle Production to Skyrocket This Year

Global Electric Vehicle Production to Skyrocket This Year

  SOUTHFIELD, Michigan, February 6, 2014 (ENS) – Driven by stricter European emission standards, worldwide production of electric vehicles is forecast to rise by 67 percent this year, according to IHS Automotive, a business information...

 

France Crushes Three Tonnes of Smuggled Ivory

France Crushes Three Tonnes of Smuggled Ivory

  PARIS, France, February 6, 2014 (ENS) – Today in Paris, beside the Eiffel Tower, the government of France crushed 3.5 metric tonnes of illegal ivory seized over a period of 20 years by French Customs officers. The crush operation...

 
 
 
 

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