Archive for: October, 2015

World’s Top Doctor Urges ‘Strong’ Paris Climate Deal

World’s Top Doctor Urges ‘Strong’ Paris Climate Deal

  GENEVA, Switzerland, October 8, 2015 (ENS) – “Climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century,” warned Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization today. “The evidence...

 

Greenpeace, Monsanto: Two Visions of Brazil’s Forest Future

Greenpeace, Monsanto: Two Visions of Brazil’s Forest Future

  BRASILIA, Brazil, October 7, 2015 (ENS) – The environmental group Greenpeace today delivered a bill banning all deforestation in Brazil to members of the Brazilian National Congress. Since the draft legislation began circulating...

 

China’s National Carbon Market to Be World’s Largest

China’s National Carbon Market to Be World’s Largest

  BEIJING, China, October 7, 2015 (ENS) – It’s been in the works for years – China has been testing a cap-and-trade carbon market with regional pilot programs, assisted by the European Union and the World Bank. But President...

 

Johannesburg Celebrates Ecomobility With Car-Free Area

Johannesburg Celebrates Ecomobility With Car-Free Area

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 7, 2015 (ENS) – “When people complain that they are stuck in traffic, we tell them that they are, in fact, the traffic,” Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau said in Sandton on Sunday. Mayor...

 

Taiwan City Seeks Safety After Deadly Gas Explosions

Taiwan City Seeks Safety After Deadly Gas Explosions

  By Shuchen Chang TAIPEI, Taiwan, October 6, 2015 (ENS) – More than a year after the tragic 2014 gas explosions in Kaohsiung municipality, Taiwan citizens are still fighting their way to safety. Academic and civil groups are urging...

 

Chile Protects Three Areas of Pristine, Fragile Ocean

Chile Protects Three Areas of Pristine, Fragile Ocean

  VALPARAISO, Chile, October 5, 2015 (ENS) – Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet today announced the designation of three new marine sanctuaries in Chilean waters, including the Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park, the largest...

 

Flooding Rains Claim 10 Lives on U.S. East Coast

Flooding Rains Claim 10 Lives on U.S. East Coast

  CHARLESTON, South Carolina, October 5, 2015 (ENS) – Record rainfall resulting from Hurricane Joaquin could taper off across much of the Carolinas late Monday, but not before leaving at least 10 people dead and about 40,000 others...

 

New Zealand to Establish Extensive Ocean Sanctuary

New Zealand to Establish Extensive Ocean Sanctuary

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, October 3, 2015 (ENS) – To safeguard a unique, pristine ocean environment, New Zealand intends to create a new sanctuary in the Kermadec Islands region of the South Pacific, about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles)...

 

Malawi Gets Tough on Wildlife Crime At Home and Abroad

Malawi Gets Tough on Wildlife Crime At Home and Abroad

  By Charles Mkoka LILONGWE, Malawi, October 1, 2015 (ENS) – Malawian stakeholders from government and non-governmental organizations alike gathered Monday to focus on forestry and wildlife governance, especially the increasing cases...

 
 
 
 

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