Archive for: April, 2015

Pianist Billy Joel Raises His Voice to Save Elephants

Pianist Billy Joel Raises His Voice to Save Elephants

  NEW YORK, New York, April 17, 2015 (ENS) – Poachers kill an estimated 96 elephants every day in Africa for their ivory tusks, but now Africa’s elephants have attracted a powerful new supporter – the Piano Man, singer and...

 

Automakers to Eliminate Smog-Forming Emissions by 2030

Automakers to Eliminate Smog-Forming Emissions by 2030

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2015 (ENS) – As Earth Day approaches on April 22, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers says automakers are on track to “virtually eliminate” smog-forming emissions from passenger vehicles...

 

Illicit Wildlife, Gold, Timber Trade Funds DRC Conflict

Illicit Wildlife, Gold, Timber Trade Funds DRC Conflict

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 16, 2015 – Organized crime funded by illegal trade in natural resources is fueling the 20-year-long conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, that has cost the lives of several million people,...

 

World’s Water Future Demands Action Today

World’s Water Future Demands Action Today

  DAEGU, South Korea, April 14, 2015 (ENS) – In 2050 there will be enough water to produce food for a global population of nine billion, but over-consumption and climate change will increase water scarcity in the planet’s neediest...

 

European Officials Vow Sustainable Alpine Crossings

European Officials Vow Sustainable Alpine Crossings

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 14, 2015 (ENS) – European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and the transport ministers of Europe’s seven Alpine States are cooperating to finalize and fund sustainable transport infrastructure...

 

Public Transport Key to LA’s Sustainable City Plan

Public Transport Key to LA’s Sustainable City Plan

  LOS ANGELES, California, April 11, 2015 (ENS) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has released LA’s first Sustainable City Plan, a policy roadmap to prepare Los Angeles for a population growth of 500,000 people over the next...

 

Colombia Plants Trees to Rescue Bright Blue Warbler

Colombia Plants Trees to Rescue Bright Blue Warbler

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2015 (ENS) – Three bird conservation groups have succeeded in their 10-year effort to establish a conservation corridor in Colombia that offers crucial winter habitat to help reverse the decline of Cerulean...

 

Bunker Fuel Spill Fouls Vanouver’s English Bay

Bunker Fuel Spill Fouls Vanouver’s English Bay

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, April 10, 2015 (ENS) – The Marathassa, a Korean bulk grain carrier on its first voyage, is the source of the heavy bunker fuel oil that spilled into the waters of English Bay in Vancouver Wednesday,...

 

Obama: Climate Change Menaces Public Health

Obama: Climate Change Menaces Public Health

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2015 (ENS) – “Climate change is having a impact on our public health,” said President Barack Obama on Tuesday after meeting with the new Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, EPA Administrator Gina...

 

100 Mayors Adopt Seoul Declaration for Sustainable Cities

100 Mayors Adopt Seoul Declaration for Sustainable Cities

  SEOUL, South Korea, April 9, 2015 (ENS) – Over 100 mayors and elected leaders today adopted the Seoul Declaration, which details how they intend to make their cities sustainable. The Seoul Declaration for Sustainable Cities is one...

 

Eating Chicken, Not Beef, Yields Climate Benefits

Eating Chicken, Not Beef, Yields Climate Benefits

  GOTHENBURG, Sweden, April 7, 2015 (ENS) -Eating beef is one of the biggest climate villains, but a vegan diet is not necessary to reach climate goals, finds new research from Chalmers University of Technology. A poultry-based diet is...

 

Insecticide Blamed for Monarch Butterfly Decline

Insecticide Blamed for Monarch Butterfly Decline

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 5, 2015 (ENS) – The neonicotinoid insecticide clothianidin is a likely contributor to monarch butterfly declines in North America, finds new research by a team from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Theirs...

 

BMW i8 Crowned 2015 World Green Car of the Year

BMW i8 Crowned 2015 World Green Car of the Year

  NEW YORK, New York, April 4, 2015 (ENS) – The sleek BMW i8 with the gull-wing doors, a gasoline-electric hybrid, has been declared winner of the 2015 World Green Car of the Year. The announcement was made at the opening of the New...

 

California Governor Orders 1st Mandatory Water Limits

California Governor Orders 1st Mandatory Water Limits

SACRAMENTO, California, April 2, 2015 (ENS) – Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, California Governor Jerry Brown Wednesday announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to...

 

One Step Closer to Artificial Leaves That Convert Water to Fuel

One Step Closer to Artificial Leaves That Convert Water to Fuel

  PASADENA, California, April 1, 2015 (ENS) – Inspired by a chemical process found in leaves, researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed an electrically conductive film that could lead to devices that harness...

 
 
 
 

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