Archive for: May, 2014

European Commission Wants Total Ban on Driftnet Fishing

European Commission Wants Total Ban on Driftnet Fishing

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 14, 2014 (ENS) – The European Commission today proposed to ban the use of any kind of driftnets for fishing in all EU waters as of January 1, 2015. Rules are already in place to forbid using driftnets to catch...

 

Lemur Scientist Awarded $250,000 Indianapolis Prize

Lemur Scientist Awarded $250,000 Indianapolis Prize

  INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, May 13, 2014 (ENS) – American scientist Patricia Chappelle Wright is an expert on the lemurs of Madagascar, an island nation off Africa’s east coast inhabited by 103 species and subspecies of lemurs,...

 

New Caledonia Creates World’s Largest Protected Area

New Caledonia Creates World’s Largest Protected Area

​ NOUMEA, New Caledonia, May 13, 2014 (ENS) – A vast expanse of pristine Pacific Ocean is now the world’s largest protected area under a new law passed by the government of New Caledonia creating the Natural Park of the Coral Sea. Located...

 

West Antarctic Glacier Collapse ‘Unstoppable’

West Antarctic Glacier Collapse ‘Unstoppable’

  IRVINE, California, May 13, 2014 (ENS) – A rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in irreversible decline, with nothing to stop the entire glacial basin from disappearing into the sea, according to...

 

Australia’s Abbott Government Dismantles Climate Safeguards

Australia’s Abbott Government Dismantles Climate Safeguards

  CANBERRA, Australia, May 12, 2014 (ENS) – Step by step, the Australian Coalition Government, headed by Liberal Prime Minister Tony Abbott, is tearing down the climate change mitigation and adaption measures put in place by the previous...

 

World Migratory Bird Day Connects Tourists with Conservation

World Migratory Bird Day Connects Tourists with Conservation

  MADRID, Spain, May 12, 2014 (ENS) – Bird-loving tourists can help to conserve the birds that entice them far from home. This year, for the first time, World Migratory Bird Day is linking sustainable tourism with conservation of...

 

World’s Urban Air Quality Going From Bad to Worse

World’s Urban Air Quality Going From Bad to Worse

  GENEVA, Switzerland, May 12, 2014 (ENS) – Air quality in cities worldwide fails to meet World Health Organization guidelines for safe levels, putting millions at greater risk of respiratory disease, lung cancer and other serious,...

 

Thousands of Canadians Protest Pipelines, Tankers, Tar Sands

Thousands of Canadians Protest Pipelines, Tankers, Tar Sands

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 11, 2014 (ENS) – A Vancouver beach was crowded Saturday with more than 1,000 demonstrators opposed to the Enbridge’s controversial C$6.5 billion Northern Gateway oil pipeline. Held at Sunset...

 

British Columbia Not Obliged to Protect Endangered Forests

British Columbia Not Obliged to Protect Endangered Forests

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 11, 2014 (ENS) – A British Columbia Supreme Court decision undermines government claims that B.C.’s forestry laws are among the strongest in the world, environment groups said Friday,...

 

Obama Motivates 300+ Commitments to Solar, Energy Efficiency

Obama Motivates 300+ Commitments to Solar, Energy Efficiency

  MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, May 9, 2014 (ENS) – “Climate change is real and we have to act now,” said President Barack Obama today, announcing hundreds of commitments and executive actions to advance solar deployment...

 

Malaysia to Roll Out Electric Car Sharing Program

Malaysia to Roll Out Electric Car Sharing Program

  PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, May 9, 2014 (ENS) – Malaysia’s first electric vehicle car sharing program will get underway in August in the Klang Valley, an  area includes Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur and its suburbs and...

 

U.S. Navy Chemist Designs Clothing That Self-Decontaminates

U.S. Navy Chemist Designs Clothing That Self-Decontaminates

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 8, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. military wants its members to wear clothing made of fabric that can filter out toxins and then decontaminate itself. Dr. Brandy White, a chemist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory...

 

AmeriScan: May 6, 2014

AmeriScan: May 6, 2014

  Appeals Court Upholds 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard … Safety Board Urges Tougher Refinery Rules After Tesoro Deaths … New York Assembly Passes First U.S. Ban on Plastic Microbeads … New York Governor Commits $1 Billion...

 

Earth Could Warm 11 Degrees By 2100: U.S. Climate Assessment

Earth Could Warm 11 Degrees By 2100: U.S. Climate Assessment

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 6, 2014 (ENS) – By the year 2100, if greenhouse gas emissions stay on their current path, the global temperature could rise by more than 11 degrees Fahrenheit and sea levels could rise by up to four feet, affecting...

 

Underground Options Open for New Hampshire’s New Power Line

Underground Options Open for New Hampshire’s New Power Line

  By Martin Laine CONCORD, New Hampshire, May 5, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy has released a list of alternatives under consideration for the controversial Northern Pass transmission line project in New Hampshire. The...

 

Climate Change Forecast to Worsen U.S. Ozone Pollution

Climate Change Forecast to Worsen U.S. Ozone Pollution

  BOULDER, Colorado, May 5, 2014 (ENS) – Americans across the country face a 70 percent increase in unhealthy summertime ozone levels by 2050, find scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder working with...

 

Australian Teacher Sentenced in Record Illegal Wildlife Bust

Australian Teacher Sentenced in Record Illegal Wildlife Bust

  SYDNEY, Australia, May 4, 2014 (ENS) – An Australian school teacher convicted of possessing a record number of wildlife body parts, including the skulls of bears, orangutans and tigers, was sentenced Friday to 12 months’ imprisonment,...

 

Afghanistan Landslides Claim Hundreds of Lives

Afghanistan Landslides Claim Hundreds of Lives

  KABUL, Afghanistan, May 3, 2014 (ENS) – Landslides triggered by heavy rains crashed into an area of northeastern Afghanistan Friday, killing at least 350 people and causing widespread damage to homes and agriculture, according to...

 

Human Impact on Earth Predictable in Microsoft-UNEP Simulation

Human Impact on Earth Predictable in Microsoft-UNEP Simulation

  CAMBRIDGE, UK, May 2, 2014 (ENS) – The first computer model that can simulate how all living creatures interact on a global or local scale has been released by Microsoft and the UN Environment Programme to help scientists and policy...

 

AmeriScan: May 2, 2014

AmeriScan: May 2, 2014

  High Wildfire Risk Will Burn Into Federal Budget … Harvard Student Arrested in Fossil Fuel Divestment Protest … Louisiana LNG Terminal Would Minimize Environmental Impacts … Washington Governor Orders Climate Change...

 
 
 
 

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