Archive for: May, 2015

Brazil Pursues Illegal Miners on Indigenous Land

Brazil Pursues Illegal Miners on Indigenous Land

  BRASILIA, Brazil, May 11, 2015 (ENS) – Federal Police officers from the states of Roraima, Rondônia, São Paulo, Amazonas, and Pará were marshaled Thursday to serve 313 warrants against people suspected of clandestine gold and...

 

U.S. Approves Shell’s Arctic Ocean Oil Drilling Plan

U.S. Approves Shell’s Arctic Ocean Oil Drilling Plan

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 11, 2015 (ENS) – The Obama Administration today announced “conditional” approval of Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc.’s plan for exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean’s Chukchi Sea starting...

 

WHO Declares Liberia’s Ebola Outbreak “Interrupted”

WHO Declares Liberia’s Ebola Outbreak “Interrupted”

  GENEVA, Switzerland, May 10, 2015 (ENS) – In Liberia, the country with the highest death toll in the worst outbreak of Ebola virus since it emerged in 1976, transmission of the disease has been stopped, at least for now, the World...

 

AmeriScan 5/8/15: NY Nuclear Shutdown; ND Oil Train; CA Plastic Trash

AmeriScan 5/8/15: NY Nuclear Shutdown; ND Oil Train; CA Plastic Trash

  Explosion Shuts Indian Point Nuclear Plant BUCHANAN, New York, May 9, 2015 (ENS) – Indian Point nuclear power plant 38 miles north of New York City safely shut down as designed following a transformer failure in Unit 3 today. Witnesses...

 

Bright Future for Utility-Scale Solar Power: MIT Report

Bright Future for Utility-Scale Solar Power: MIT Report

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, May 7, 2015 (ENS) – Solar energy on a grand scale could meet humanity’s future long-term energy needs while cutting carbon emissions, but lower-cost technologies and more effective government policies...

 

Electric Vehicles to Push Gas Cars Off U.S. Roads: Report

Electric Vehicles to Push Gas Cars Off U.S. Roads: Report

SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 5, 2015 (ENS) – Electric vehicles will supplant petroleum-powered vehicles in the United States within 25 years, finds a new report from the nonprofit Plug In America, which works to accelerate the shift...

 

NASA’s Mercury Mission Ends With a Successful Crash

NASA’s Mercury Mission Ends With a Successful Crash

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 4, 2015 (ENS) – NASA’s 10-year-long planetary exploration mission to Mercury came to a planned end Thursday when it slammed into Mercury’s surface at about 8,750 miles per hour, creating a new crater...

 

Compressed Air Car Wins $5 Million Deal on Shark Tank

Compressed Air Car Wins $5 Million Deal on Shark Tank

  LOS ANGELES, California, May 4, 2015 (ENS) – AIRPod, a $10,000 car that runs on compressed air, has won a development deal on the American TV program “Shark Tank.” Robert Herjavec, one of the investors, or sharks, Friday...

 

Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Tops 7,000, Aid Delayed

Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Tops 7,000, Aid Delayed

  KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 2, 2015 (ENS) – At least 7,040 people have lost their lives and 10,000 others are injured as a result of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that devastated the Nepal on April 25, the country’s National Emergency...

 

Tesla Debuts Rechargeable Solar-Powered Battery

Tesla Debuts Rechargeable Solar-Powered Battery

  HAWTHORNE, California, May 1, 2015 (ENS) – Tesla Motors, maker of luxury electric cars, is expanding to become the first manufacturer and distributor of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that store solar power for use in homes...

 
 
 
 

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