Archive for: July, 2015

20 Companies Open Online Market for Material Reuse

20 Companies Open Online Market for Material Reuse

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 12, 2015 (ENS) – The newly formed National Materials Marketplace brings together more than 20 major companies with operations in the United States to avoid waste by making use of undervalued materials. Led...

 

Bumblebees Vanish as Climate Warms in America, Europe

Bumblebees Vanish as Climate Warms in America, Europe

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, July 12, 2015 (ENS) – Bumblebees are disappearing from North America and Europe due to climate change, according to a study by Canadian scientists published in the current issue of the journal “Science.” Rapid...

 

President Obama Expands His Monument Legacy by Three

President Obama Expands His Monument Legacy by Three

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 10, 2015  (ENS)  – Three new national monuments, protecting a total of more than one million acres of public land in California, Texas and Nevada, were announced today in a ceremony at the U.S Department...

 

Kazakhstan’s Endangered Antelopes Dying By the Thousand

Kazakhstan’s Endangered Antelopes Dying By the Thousand

  BONN, Germany, July 9, 2015 (ENS) – More than 120,000 saiga antelope have been confirmed dead in central Kazakhstan, more than a third of the global population of this critically endangered mammal. Wildlife experts believe that...

 

Honda Sets World Record for Fuel Efficiency – 100 MPG

Honda Sets World Record for Fuel Efficiency – 100 MPG

  LONDON, UK, July 9, 2015 (ENS) – Honda has earned a new Guinness World Record for fuel efficiency. In a 25 day drive across all of the European Union’s contiguous countries, a Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC diesel averaged...

 

Obama Powers Up Solar Access for Low-Income Communities

Obama Powers Up Solar Access for Low-Income Communities

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 8, 2015 (ENS) – A new initiative to increase access to solar energy for all Americans, especially low-income and moderate-income communities, while expanding opportunities to join the solar workforce, was announced...

 

EU Revokes Patent on Genetically Engineered Chimpanzees

EU Revokes Patent on Genetically Engineered Chimpanzees

  THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, July 7, 2015 (ENS) – The European Patent Office has revoked the patent EP1409646 held by Altor BioScience. After the U.S. company withdrew its controversial claims on genetically engineered chimpanzees,...

 

One of Shell’s Arctic Drilling Ships Hits a Snag

One of Shell’s Arctic Drilling Ships Hits a Snag

  DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska, July 7, 2015 (ENS) – In another setback for Shell Oil’s summer Arctic drilling plans, a ship headed for the Shell prospect in the Chukchi Sea off northwest Alaska was forced to return to Dutch Harbor...

 

Round-The-World Solar Plane Lands in Hawaii

Round-The-World Solar Plane Lands in Hawaii

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, July 3, 2015 (ENS) – The world’s first attempt to circumnavigate the Earth by a piloted fixed-wing aircraft using only solar power has completed the longest, most difficult leg of its journey. Landing in...

 

Jamaica’s 1st World Heritage Site: Historic Mountains

Jamaica’s 1st World Heritage Site: Historic Mountains

  BONN, Germany, July 3, 2015 (ENS) – Jamaica’s rugged Blue and John Crow Mountains, where thick forests once sheltered fleeing slaves, today became the Caribbean island nation’s first World Heritage site. Extensions of South...

 

5,000 Evacuated in Tennessee Toxic Train Derailment

5,000 Evacuated in Tennessee Toxic Train Derailment

  MARYVILLE, Tennessee, July 2, 2015 (ENS) – Not three weeks after CSX rail was named to Newsweek’s Green Rankings for environmental efficiency and sustainable business practices, a CSX train car derailed and caught fire in...

 

Anti-Poverty Activist Awarded $250,000 World Food Prize

Anti-Poverty Activist Awarded $250,000 World Food Prize

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2015 (ENS) – Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh has been awarded the 2015 World Food Prize, given in recognition of those whose achievements alleviate hunger and promote global food security. Calling the...

 

BP Agrees to Pay $18.7 Billion for Gulf Oil Disaster

BP Agrees to Pay $18.7 Billion for Gulf Oil Disaster

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2015 (ENS) – British oil giant BP has reached agreements with the United States, five States and many local governments totaling $18.7 billion to settle all civil claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon...

 

United to Fly on Jet Biofuel Sourced From Trash

United to Fly on Jet Biofuel Sourced From Trash

  CHICAGO, Illinois, July 1, 2015 (ENS) – United Airlines has invested $30 million in alternative fuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy, a company that turns municipal solid waste into low-cost sustainable aviation biofuel. The deal “represents...

 
 
 
 

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