Archive for: April, 2014

Crude Oil Train Explodes in Lynchburg, Virginia

Crude Oil Train Explodes in Lynchburg, Virginia

  LYNCHBURG, Virginia, April 30, 2014 (ENS) – A CSX train carrying crude oil derailed in downtown Lynchburg today, bursting into flames and sending a column of dense black smoke high into the afternoon sky. Oil spilled into the James...

 

Russia Ships First Arctic Oil, Fortifies Oil Defenses

Russia Ships First Arctic Oil, Fortifies Oil Defenses

  MOSCOW, Russia, April 29, 2014 (ENS) – Riding on his pride in the first export of Russian Arctic oil earlier this month, President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that allows oil and gas corporations to establish private armed security...

 

Obama Checks Out Manila’s New Made-in-USA Electric Minibuses

Obama Checks Out Manila’s New Made-in-USA Electric Minibuses

  MANILA, Philippines, April 29, 2014 (ENS) – On Monday, the last day of his weeklong trip to Asia, President Barack Obama inspected a new U.S.-made electric minibus that will replace some of the city’s diesel jeepneys –...

 

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 29, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the U.S. EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, a clean air standard that requires 28 states in the East, Midwest, and South to cut emissions of pollutants...

 

BC Town Blocks All-Canada Pipeline as Keystone XL Delayed

BC Town Blocks All-Canada Pipeline as Keystone XL Delayed

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, April 28, 2014 (ENS) – As Alberta’s new Premier Dave Hancock met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa today, the two leaders agreed that they cannot push the controversial Keystone XL oil sands...

 

2014 Goldman Prize Winners Triumph Over Hardships

2014 Goldman Prize Winners Triumph Over Hardships

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 28, 2014 (ENS) – The Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s first and largest award honoring grassroots environmentalists, has been awarded this year to brave activists from South Africa,...

 

AmeriScan: April 28, 2014

AmeriScan: April 28, 2014

  Tornadoes Claim 11 Lives in Arkansas, Oklahoma … U.S.-Malaysian Deal Key to Reuse of Palm Oil Waste … Great Lakes Governors Pledge ‘Mutual Aid’ to Fight Invasive Carp … German Company Fined $1.25 Million...

 

Boots and Moccasins March Against Keystone XL Pipeline

Boots and Moccasins March Against Keystone XL Pipeline

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 27, 2014 (ENS) – Once deadly enemies, cowboys and Native Americans have joined forces to do battle against a Canadian corporation that wants to build and operate a 1,179-mile long pipeline from the Alberta...

 

80 Governments Agree ‘Unorthodox Steps’ to Restore Oceans

80 Governments Agree ‘Unorthodox Steps’ to Restore Oceans

  THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, April 25, 2014 (ENS) – The Global Oceans Action Summit for Blue Growth and Food Security concluded today in The Hague with commitments from 80 government ministers, the fishing industry and civil society...

 

Pepsi, Coke Pledge to Respect Land, Fisheries, Forest Rights

Pepsi, Coke Pledge to Respect Land, Fisheries, Forest Rights

  ROME, Italy, April 25, 2014 (ENS) – The two largest beverage companies in the world have pledged to conduct their businesses in ways that promote secure ownership rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests as a means...

 

Green Heart of Africa Turning Brown

Green Heart of Africa Turning Brown

  ALBANY, New York, April 24, 2014 (ENS) – Africa’s Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has lost its much greenness over the past decade, a new analysis of satellite data shows. The study demonstrates...

 

AmeriScan: April 24, 2014

AmeriScan: April 24, 2014

  Cities Curbing Carbon Emissions, Mayors Report … Oahu North Shore Resort Agrees to Conservation Easement … Midwest States Contest Ethanol Ruling in Supreme Court …┬áJury Awards Sickened Family $3 Million in Texas Fracking...

 

U.S. Not Ready for Oil Spill in Arctic Waters

U.S. Not Ready for Oil Spill in Arctic Waters

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 23, 2014 (ENS) – The warming climate is melting sea ice, opening U.S. Arctic waters to shipping and oil and gas development, but┬áthe National Research Council warned today that U.S. personnel, equipment, transportation,...

 

Earth Day Inspires Environmental Actions Around the World

Earth Day Inspires Environmental Actions Around the World

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2014 (ENS) – Thousands of Earth Day actions today brought people together to plant trees and preserve forests, create cleaner, greener cities and safeguard wildlife. A life-sized 90-foot-long inflatable...

 

Climate Change the Earth Day Target for Obama, U.S. Officials

Climate Change the Earth Day Target for Obama, U.S. Officials

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2014 (ENS) – An Earth Day Proclamation from President Barack Obama today contains a “dire” warning of the potent consequences of climate change and a pledge to protect Americans and all humankind...

 

Quebec Sets World Record: 431 Electric Vehicles on Parade

Quebec Sets World Record: 431 Electric Vehicles on Parade

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, April 21, 2014 (ENS) – A Guinness World Record attempt to assemble the “largest parade of electric vehicles” was attended by 431 vehicles in Montreal on Friday, a much larger gathering than...

 

Klamath River Basin Pact Ends Decades of Water Wars

Klamath River Basin Pact Ends Decades of Water Wars

  KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – An agreement that settles decades of conflict over water in the Upper Klamath River Basin was signed today by officials from the federal government, the states of Oregon and California,...

 

Quake Risk Exceeds Licensed Limits at U.S. Nuclear Plants

Quake Risk Exceeds Licensed Limits at U.S. Nuclear Plants

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – Massachusetts Senators Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren today called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to direct the licensees of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts and Seabrook...

 

Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Delayed Indefinitely

Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Delayed Indefinitely

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – To consider 2.5 million public comments and a route tied up in legal battles, the U.S. State Department today extended the time allowed for agency consultations on the controversial Keystone...

 

2014 World Green Car Title Bestowed on Electric BMW i3

2014 World Green Car Title Bestowed on Electric BMW i3

  NEW YORK, New York, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – The BMW i3 was declared the 2014 World Green Car Thursday on the final press day of the New York International Auto Show. The show opens to the public today and continues through Sunday,...

 
 
 
 

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