Archive for: March, 2014

AmeriScan: Mar. 18, 2014

AmeriScan: Mar. 18, 2014

  America’s Newest Wilderness, WIPP Radiation Rumors, Efficient Commercial Cold  Storage, Pesticide in Nursing Homes, Court Lets Buffalo Roam, Colorado OKs GMO Ballot Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Declared Wilderness …...

 

Smoggy Paris Tries Odd-Even License Plate Strategy

Smoggy Paris Tries Odd-Even License Plate Strategy

  PARIS, France, March 18, 2014 (ENS) – In response to the thick blanket of smog that settled over Paris last week, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault limited city traffic on Monday to drivers with odd numbered license plates. On Tuesday,...

 

Warm Praise for Afghan Reconstruction Project

Warm Praise for Afghan Reconstruction Project

  By Ahmad Shah KHOST, Afghanistan, March 17, 2014 (ENS) – Residents of Khost province in southeast Afghanistan say a nationwide development initiative is making a real difference to their daily lives, calming tribal tensions and...

 

AmeriScan: Mar. 14, 2014

AmeriScan: Mar. 14, 2014

  Cape Wind Permit Upheld, BP Business Ban Lifted, Mercury in Seafood Lawsuit, Asian Carp Move North, Endangered Murrelet Protected, Gas-Powered Car Gets 74 MPG Court Upholds First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Permit … EPA Allows BP to...

 

The Story Behind Daniel Levin’s Documentary, “Kaltag, Alaska”

The Story Behind Daniel Levin’s Documentary, “Kaltag, Alaska”

  By Doug Karlberg KALTAG, Alaska, March 13, 2014 (ENS) – This is a story that needs to be told: an ancient culture imperiled and under siege as Bering Sea fish resources are sold off to the highest bidder. Poor people eliminated...

 

Obama Expands California Coastal National Monument

Obama Expands California Coastal National Monument

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 11, 2014 (ENS) – President Obama Barack Tuesday established the first shoreline addition to the California Coastal National Monument. Using his authorities under the Antiquities Act, he designated the Point...

 

Japan Ponders Lessons of Quake, Tsunami, Nuclear Meltdown

Japan Ponders Lessons of Quake, Tsunami, Nuclear Meltdown

  TOKYO, Japan, March 11, 2014 (ENS) – Japan’s Emperor and Empress, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and representatives of those who lost family members gathered in Tokyo today to observe the third anniversary of the earthquake and...

 

European Parliament Takes Aim at Plastic Bags

European Parliament Takes Aim at Plastic Bags

  STRASBOURG, France, March 11, 2014 (ENS) – Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee Monday approved a report for reducing the use of single-use lightweight plastic carrier bags. The report recommends a two-stage...

 

Toyota Sets Electric i-Road Cars Loose on City Streets

Toyota Sets Electric i-Road Cars Loose on City Streets

  TOYOTA CITY, Japan, March 11, 2014 (ENS) – Toyota’s new three-wheeled i-Road electric vehicle is lightweight, super-narrow and leans way over when it zips around curves. Residents of Toyota’s hometown of Toyota City...

 

U.S. Senators Pull a Climate Change All-Nighter

U.S. Senators Pull a Climate Change All-Nighter

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 10, 2014 (ENS) – From Monday evening, all night long until 9 am Tuesday morning, senators from the newly formed Senate Climate Action Task Force are holding the Senate floor to urge action on climate change. Nearly...

 

Four New Ozone-Destroying Gases Found in Atmosphere

Four New Ozone-Destroying Gases Found in Atmosphere

  NORWICH, England, UK, March 10, 2014 (ENS) – Four new gases have been detected in the atmosphere – all resulting from human activities and all contributing to destruction of the ozone layer. Research by scientists at the University...

 

CureVac Wins EU’s €2 Million Vaccine Innovation Prize

CureVac Wins EU’s €2 Million Vaccine Innovation Prize

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 10, 2014 (ENS) – German biopharmaceutical company CureVac GmbH has won the European Union’s first innovation inducement prize for technology producing vaccines that are stable in both hot and freezing...

 

Obama Backs Off Expensive, Risky MOX Nuclear Fuel Facility

Obama Backs Off Expensive, Risky MOX Nuclear Fuel Facility

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 7, 2014 (ENS) – President Barack Obama’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2015 withdraws federal funding for a long-delayed project to turn weapons-grade plutonium into fuel for nuclear reactors. The Mixed...

 

AmeriScan: Mar. 7, 2014

AmeriScan: Mar. 7, 2014

  Two Million Against Keystone XL, Bison Trap Blockade, Kalamazoo Spill Protesters, Inert Pesticide Ingredients, DC Gas Leaks, Catalina Island Foxes Keystone XL Opponents Deliver Two Million Comments … Bison Trap Blockader Arrested,...

 

New Airborne Spy Technology Could Spawn Oil Revolution

New Airborne Spy Technology Could Spawn Oil Revolution

  CALGARY, Alberta, Canada, March 6, 2014 (ENS) – The newest advancement in oil exploration is an early-phase aerial technology that can see what no other technology, including the latest 3D seismic imagery, can see, allowing explorers...

 

AmeriScan: Mar. 5, 2014

AmeriScan: Mar. 5, 2014

  Coal Companies Fined $27M, Kickbacks Land Superfund Manager in Prison, Clergy Reject Keystone XL, California Water for Fish, Alt Energy Fraud, Dental Mercury Lawsuit Polluting Coal Companies Fined Record $27.5 Million … Superfund...

 

U.S. Designates Critical Habitat for Endangered Jaguars

U.S. Designates Critical Habitat for Endangered Jaguars

  PHOENIX, Arizona, March 5, 2014 (ENS) – Endangered jaguars will have 1,194 square miles of critical habitat in southern Arizona and New Mexico for their recovery, under a rule finalized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday. The...

 

High Phthalate Levels in Males Delays Pregnancy in Partners

High Phthalate Levels in Males Delays Pregnancy in Partners

  ROCKVILLE, Maryland, March 5, 2014 (ENS) – Women whose male partners have high concentrations of three common forms of phthalates, chemicals found in hundreds of consumer products, take longer to become pregnant than women in couples...

 

Fuel Efficient Peugeot 308 Named Car of the Year 2014

Fuel Efficient Peugeot 308 Named Car of the Year 2014

  GENEVA, Switzerland, March 5, 2014 (ENS) – The Peugeot 308 sedan was named Car of the Year 2014 Monday at the Palexpo on the eve of the Geneva International Motor Show. The French automaker’s winning entry received 307 points...

 

Climate Figures Large in Obama’s FY 2015 Budget

Climate Figures Large in Obama’s FY 2015 Budget

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 4, 2014 (ENS) – President Obama today released a $3.9 trillion budget plan for Fiscal Year 2015 with many green features, including funds for his Climate Action Plan and a new Climate Resiliency Fund. President...

 
 
 
 

Categories