Archive for: August, 2015

Toxic Algae Contaminate Two of the Three U.S. Coasts

Toxic Algae Contaminate Two of the Three U.S. Coasts

  SEATTLE, Washington, August 12, 2015 (ENS) – A record-breaking algal bloom continues to spread across the North Pacific from as far north as the Aleutian Islands to as far south as southern California. At the same time, this year’s...

 

U.S. Builds Climate Resilience Into Transport Systems

U.S. Builds Climate Resilience Into Transport Systems

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 11, 2015 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Transportation is introducing new tools and resources to help states, transit agencies and local communities better prepare, plan, develop and manage their transportation...

 

Deadly Typhoon Soudelor Batters China, Taiwan

Deadly Typhoon Soudelor Batters China, Taiwan

  BEIJING, China, August 9, 2015 (ENS) – Typhoon Soudelor dumped the heaviest rainfall in more than 120 years on eastern China on Saturday and Sunday, leaving 22 people dead or missing and forcing hundreds of thousands to flee their...

 

Malawi Gets ‘Serious’ About Wildlife Crime

Malawi Gets ‘Serious’ About Wildlife Crime

  By Charles Mkoka LILONGWE, Malawi, August 9, 2015 (ENS) – The harshest sentences ever handed down for wildlife crimes in Malawi are still too light, said the chairman of the newly formed Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus...

 

EPA Workers Spill 1M Gallons of Colorado Mine Waste

EPA Workers Spill 1M Gallons of Colorado Mine Waste

  DENVER, Colorado, August 8, 2015 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that its workers caused the spill of one million gallons of wastewater from an abandoned mine in the mountains of Colorado. The EPA...

 

Environment a Non-starter in Republican Debate

Environment a Non-starter in Republican Debate

  CLEVELAND, Ohio, August 7, 2015 (ENS) – Ten Republican presidential hopefuls lined up on the stage Thursday night for the first face-to-face debate of the 2016 election season. Environmental issues were not addressed, not even control...

 

Freight Trucks at New Jersey Port Must Curb Idling

Freight Trucks at New Jersey Port Must Curb Idling

  NEWARK, New Jersey, August 6, 2015 (ENS) – The air in Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, is expected to clear up now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized agreements with the Port Authority of New York...

 

Wildfires Set the Western United States Ablaze

Wildfires Set the Western United States Ablaze

  BOISE, Idaho, August 5, 2015 (ENS) – Wildfires are devastating western forests, forcing hundreds of evacuations and keeping thousands of firefighters working overtime. Last week’s blistering heatwave gave the fires an upper...

 

World’s Glaciers Melting Faster Than Ever

World’s Glaciers Melting Faster Than Ever

  ZURICH, Switzerland, August 4, 2015 (ENS) – The current rate of glacier melt around the world is unprecedented in recorded history, new research by the World Glacier Monitoring Service demonstrates. Based at the University of Zurich,...

 

Obama Upbeat on Clean Power Plan, Dismisses Critics

Obama Upbeat on Clean Power Plan, Dismisses Critics

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama is convinced that “no challenge poses a greater threat to our future and future generations than a changing climate,” he said today at the White House, launching...

 

EPA Sets First CO2 Standards for Existing Power Plants

EPA Sets First CO2 Standards for Existing Power Plants

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2015 (ENS) – Today at the White House, President Barack Obama and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will release the administration’s final plan to combat climate change by limiting greenhouse gas emissions...

 

Electric Car-Sharing Opens for Low-Income Angelenos

Electric Car-Sharing Opens for Low-Income Angelenos

  LOS ANGELES, California, August 3, 2015 (ENS) – Electric cars will soon be available to low-income residents of Los Angeles through a new car-sharing project. The California Air Resources Board has awarded a $1.6 million grant...

 

Former Exxon President On Mission to Clean Up Oil Sands

Former Exxon President On Mission to Clean Up Oil Sands

  By James Stafford TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, August 1, 2015 (ENS) – Canada has given oil sands a dirty reputation, but a breakthrough, commercially viable technology has caught the eye of a former Exxon Mobil president who is putting...

 
 
 
 

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