Archive for: March, 2015

Yet Another Oil Train Derails, Catches Fire in Ontario

Yet Another Oil Train Derails, Catches Fire in Ontario

  GOGAMA, Ontario, Canada, March 9, 2015 (ENS) – Another Canadian National oil train derailed and caught fire early Saturday in Ontario near the town of Gogama, about 600 kilometers (372 miles) north of Toronto. It was the second...

 

Ringling Bros. to Retire Its Circus Elephants

Ringling Bros. to Retire Its Circus Elephants

  ELLENTON, Florida, March 7, 2015 (ENS) – The Ringling Bros. herd of elephants will only perform with the famous traveling circus for the next three years. The 13 elephants will then be retired to the Ringling Bros. Center for...

 

Third N. American Oil Train Inferno in Three Weeks: Illinois

Third N. American Oil Train Inferno in Three Weeks: Illinois

  GALENA, Illinois, March 5, 2015 (ENS) – No injuries to people have been reported, but the environment in Illinois’ northwest corner was injured today after a BNSF Railway oil train from North Dakota derailed at about 1:20...

 

Business Councils Help Houston Build for Energy Efficiency

Business Councils Help Houston Build for Energy Efficiency

  HOUSTON, Texas, March 4, 2015 (ENS) – An action plan designed to improve the market competitiveness of Houston’s buildings and attract energy efficiency investments was released today by the World Business Council for Sustainable...

 

Newly Found Brazilian Rainforest Monkey Already at Risk

Newly Found Brazilian Rainforest Monkey Already at Risk

  SAO PAULO, Brazil, March 4, 2015 (ENS) – A bright orange tail and ocher sideburns distinguish a newly found species of Brazilian monkey from its closest relatives. Its existence threatened before scientists even get to know it,...

 

World Wildlife Day: Organized Crime Threat Growing

World Wildlife Day: Organized Crime Threat Growing

  NEW YORK, New York, March 4, 2015 (ENS) – “It’s time to get serious about wildlife crime,” said the United Nations as the second World Wildlife Day was observed around the world this week. The special day was proclaimed...

 

Thai Teams Victorious at Shell Eco-marathon Asia

Thai Teams Victorious at Shell Eco-marathon Asia

MANILA, Philippines, March 4, 2015 (ENS) – Driving the equivalent of 1,572 kilometers on one liter of fuel, the Thai team Virgin from Sakonnakhon Technical College claimed the top prize at this year’s Shell Eco-marathon Asia –...

 

EU Environment  Committee Backs Emissions Trading Reform

EU Environment  Committee Backs Emissions Trading Reform

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 1, 2015 (ENS) – A draft law to reform the European Union’s Emissions Trading System, by cutting the surplus of carbon credits available for trading so as to support the price, has won approval from...

 
 
 
 

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