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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...

 

Angry Birds Come to Life to Save Real Pacific Birds

Angry Birds Come to Life to Save Real Pacific Birds

  ESPOO, Finland, April 30, 2015 (ENS) – The company behind the wildly popular computer game Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment, is joining with the nonprofit BirdLife International in a unique campaign to protect real-life birds in...

 

Four in Every 10 Americans Are Breathing Dirty Air

Four in Every 10 Americans Are Breathing Dirty Air

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 29, 2015 (ENS) – The American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2015″ report, released today during Air Quality Awareness Week, shows that over four in every 10 Americans live in counties...

 

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Pope Francis Convenes Climate Change Workshop

Pope Francis Convenes Climate Change Workshop

  VATICAN CITY, April 28, 2015 (ENS) – Pope Francis convened an international workshop today at the Vatican on the moral dimensions of climate change and sustainable development entitled, “Protect the Earth, dignify humanity.” Distinguished...

 

Nepal Quake Kills 4,400+, Aftershocks Scare Survivors

Nepal Quake Kills 4,400+, Aftershocks Scare Survivors

  KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 27, 2015 (ENS) – The death toll has reached 4,438 following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal and surrounding countries on Saturday, while more than 8,000 others are injured. The death toll...

 

EU Invests Millions to ‘Make Chernobyl Safe Again’

EU Invests Millions to ‘Make Chernobyl Safe Again’

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 27, 2015 (ENS) – The European Commission said today it will contribute an additional €70 million to complete the return to a safe environment at the former Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, site of a catastrophic...

 

South Africa Releases First Lion Management Plan

South Africa Releases First Lion Management Plan

  By Adam Cruise PRETORIA, South Africa, April 26, 2015 (ENS) – South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs has released for public comment its first-ever Biodiversity Management Plan for lions, panthera leo. The main...

 

Human-Caused Earthquake Hazards Jump in Eight States

Human-Caused Earthquake Hazards Jump in Eight States

  RESTON, Virginia, April 26, 2015 (ENS) – The number of earthquakes triggered by human activities has soared since 2009 in the central and eastern United States. New research by the U.S. Geological Survey links the increase to industrial...

 

Earthquake Batters Nepal, Claims More Than 1,400 Lives

Earthquake Batters Nepal, Claims More Than 1,400 Lives

  KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 25, 2015 (ENS) – A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal today just before noon, local time, turning office towers, monuments and homes into rubble and killing hundreds of people. The quake...

 

Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts Without Warning

Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts Without Warning

  SANTIAGO, Chile, April 25, 2015 (ENS) – The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted this week for the first time since 1972. Blown in a north-easterly direction, ash from Calbuco traveled as far as southern Brazil on Saturday,...

 

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must “act before it is too late,” declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth...

 

Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA

Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2105 (ENS) – On its 45th anniversary, Earth Day 2015 has gone mainstream. Across the United States people from all walks of life engaged in enthusiastic actions to protect the planet and voiced dire warnings...

 

U.S. Builds Climate Resilience of Lands, Waters

U.S. Builds Climate Resilience of Lands, Waters

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – U.S. government agencies have entered into four collaborative landscape partnerships – in southwest Florida, Hawaii, Washington and the Great Lakes region – to help build resilience...

 

Newest Tesla Model S Tops 2015 AAA Green Car Guide

Newest Tesla Model S Tops 2015 AAA Green Car Guide

  ORLANDO, Florida, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – The 2015 Tesla Model S P85D, a premium electric car, earned the top score in the 2015 AAA Green Car Guide, the American Automobile Association announced Tuesday. Based in Palo Alto, California,...

 

India Cancels Coca-Cola Bottling Plant On Water Fears

India Cancels Coca-Cola Bottling Plant On Water Fears

NEW DELHI, India, April 21, 2015 (ENS) – Bowing to public pressure, the state government of Tamil Nadu in southern India has cancelled plans for a new Coca-Cola bottling plant in the town of Perundurai in the Erode District. In a letter...

 

Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction,...

 
 
 
 

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