Archive for: October, 2015

Eight Arctic Nations Join Forces for Coastal Security

Eight Arctic Nations Join Forces for Coastal Security

  NEW LONDON, Connecticut, October 31, 2015 (ENS) – Coast guard agencies of the eight Arctic nations Friday officially signed a joint statement establishing a new intergovernmental security body – the Arctic Coast Guard Forum. Membership...

 

Six Die as British Columbia Whale Watching Boat Sinks

Six Die as British Columbia Whale Watching Boat Sinks

  TOFINO, British Columbia, Canada, October 30, 2015 (ENS) – Five people have lost their lives and another is missing and presumed drowned after a whale watching trip off the west coast of Vancouver Island went wrong on October 25. The...

 

UNFCCC: National Climate Plans ‘Down Payment on a New Era’

UNFCCC: National Climate Plans ‘Down Payment on a New Era’

  BONN, Germany, October 30, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change reduction pledges filed by 147 governments with the UN’s climate agency will go a long way towards limiting global warming, but the total does not meet the agreed goal...

 

Afghan and Pakistani Quake Survivors Appeal for Help

Afghan and Pakistani Quake Survivors Appeal for Help

  KABUL, Afghanistan, October 28, 2015 (ENS) – Frantic and freezing, survivors are begging for food and blankets Tuesday after a severe earthquake struck Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing more than 360 people in the two neighboring...

 

Eating Hot Dogs, Ham, Red Meat Raises Cancer Risk

Eating Hot Dogs, Ham, Red Meat Raises Cancer Risk

  LYON, France, October 27, 2015 (ENS) – Reducing consumption of red meat and processed meats can reduce the risk of colorectal, pancreatic and prostate cancers, finds a new report from the World Health Organization’s cancer...

 

Development Banks’ Climate Pledge: $100 Billion a Year

Development Banks’ Climate Pledge: $100 Billion a Year

  PARIS, France, October 22, 2015 (ENS) – The world’s multi-lateral development banks have pledged to boost climate finance by committing a total of US$100 billion a year by 2020 to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to...

 

More American Businesses Act on Climate Pledge

More American Businesses Act on Climate Pledge

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 21, 2015 (ENS) – Alcoa, American Express, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Best Buy, Bloomberg, Cargill, Calpine, Coca-Cola, Dell, Facebook, GE, General Mills, Goldman Sachs, Google… The...

 

Hurricane-Resistant House Wins Solar Decathlon

Hurricane-Resistant House Wins Solar Decathlon

  IRVINE, California, October 20, 2015 (ENS) – The team from Stevens Institute of Technology of Hoboken, New Jersey – inspired by Hurricane Sandy to design and create a net-zero home resilient enough to withstand hurricane-force...

 

World Leaders Urge Global Carbon Pricing

World Leaders Urge Global Carbon Pricing

  BONN, Germany, October 20, 2015 (ENS) – Global carbon pricing is an idea whose time has come, heads of government said in a joint declaration today, urging their peers to set up carbon markets and tax carbon emissions ahead of climate...

 

Climate Pledges Too Weak to Avert Disaster

Climate Pledges Too Weak to Avert Disaster

  BONN, Germany, October 19, 2015 (ENS) – World leaders gathering in Paris in December for the 21st annual UN Climate Conference, COP21, are expected to sign a legally-binding international agreement to limit global warming to no...

 

New Oslo City Council Plans Car-Free City Core

New Oslo City Council Plans Car-Free City Core

  OSLO, Norway, October 19, 2015 (ENS) – Oslo’s newly-elected city council today presented its plan to ban cars in the downtown city center by 2020 in an effort to reduce pollution and curb climate change. The new council is...

 

Smoke From Indonesia’s Illegal Fires Chokes SE Asia

Smoke From Indonesia’s Illegal Fires Chokes SE Asia

  JAKARTA, Indonesia, October 19, 2015 (ENS) – Fires started illegally to clear land for oil palm and acacia pulp plantations in Indonesia are sending thick smoke over the Southeast Asian region, making breathing painful, closing...

 

Electric Buses + Music = Excitement in Gothenburg

Electric Buses + Music = Excitement in Gothenburg

  GOTHENBURG, Sweden, October 19, 2015 (ENS) – The ElectriCity project launched its campaign Silent Bus Sessions in the last week of September, featuring Swedish artists Zara Larsson and Seinabo Sey performing acoustic concerts for...

 

Obama Cancels Arctic Oil Leases After Shell Pull-out

Obama Cancels Arctic Oil Leases After Shell Pull-out

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 18, 2015 (ENS) – “In light of current market conditions and low industry interest,” the U.S. Department of the Interior says it will cancel the two potential Arctic offshore lease sales scheduled...

 

Honey Bee Queens Harmed by Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Honey Bee Queens Harmed by Neonicotinoid Pesticides

  BERN, Switzerland, October 16, 2015 (ENS) – The first study to investigate the effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on honey bee queens finds that these chemicals may contribute to bee colony mortality by affecting queen health....

 

Climate Important to Democratic Candidates

Climate Important to Democratic Candidates

  LAS VEGAS, Nevada, October 14, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change was among the important issues debated by the Democratic presidential candidates on Tuesday when they met in Las Vegas for a primetime event broadcast on CNN. At the...

 

Chinese ‘Queen of Ivory’ Arrested in Tanzania

Chinese ‘Queen of Ivory’ Arrested in Tanzania

  DAR es SALAAM, Tanzania, October 12, 2015 (ENS) – Tanzanian authorities have arrested one of the country’s most notorious alleged ivory traffickers, the so-called “Queen of Ivory.” Yang Feng Glan, 66, is charged with...

 

Beijing Forest Police Bust Wildlife Trafficking Ring

Beijing Forest Police Bust Wildlife Trafficking Ring

  BEIJING, China, October 12, 2015 (ENS) – Beijing Forest Police have arrested 16 suspects in a major wildlife trafficking case code-named May 21. The sting led to the seizure of wildlife products worth about US$4 million, including...

 

New Rat Species Found in Remote Indonesian Rainforest

New Rat Species Found in Remote Indonesian Rainforest

  BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, October 11, 2015 (ENS) – A new rat with features never before seen by scientists has been discovered on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia a two-day trek from the nearest village. The Hog-nosed rat, Hyorhinomys...

 

Plastic for Dinner

Plastic for Dinner

  DAVIS, California, October 9, 2015 (ENS) – Roughly one in every four fish sold for human consumption in certain California and Indonesian markets contain plastic fragments or textile fibers in their guts, an international team...

 
 
 
 

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