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G7 Leaders Promise ‘Urgent’ Climate Action

G7 Leaders Promise ‘Urgent’ Climate Action

  KRUEN, Germany, June 8, 2015 (ENS) – Leaders of the G7 nations today pledged to take “urgent and concrete action” on climate change this year, including a new legally-binding climate agreement to be hammered out at the...

 

World Governments Are Limiting Carbon Emissions

World Governments Are Limiting Carbon Emissions

  BONN, Germany, June 7, 2015 (ENS) – Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, finds a new study published by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the...

 

Losing Farmland, Taiwan Seeks to Limit Development

Losing Farmland, Taiwan Seeks to Limit Development

  By Shuchen Chang TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 7, 2015 (ENS) – Prime farmland is being lost to development across Taiwan, posing threats of food shortages and environmental pollution and causing farmland prices to soar. To keep farmland...

 

Musician Jack Johnson Named UNEP Goodwill Ambassador

Musician Jack Johnson Named UNEP Goodwill Ambassador

  ELEUTHERA, The Bahamas, June 5, 2015 (ENS) – Jack Johnson, the multi-platinum recording artist, acclaimed for his environmental work, was appointed United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, Goodwill Ambassador today, during a...

 

World Environment Day: UN Asks Us Each for One Change

World Environment Day: UN Asks Us Each for One Change

  NEW YORK, New York, June 5, 2015 (ENS) – Many of the Earth’s ecosystems are approaching “critical tipping points,” the United Nations warned today, World Environment Day. The world body accompanied the warning with...

 

San Diego Electric Vehicle Grid Pilot Wins Wide Support

San Diego Electric Vehicle Grid Pilot Wins Wide Support

  SAN DIEGO, California, June 4, 2015 (ENS) – San Diego Gas & Electric and automakers, electric vehicle service providers, public interest environmental groups and labor unions Wednesday signed a formal agreement in support of...

 

Glacier Ice in Everest Region Could Vanish by 2100

Glacier Ice in Everest Region Could Vanish by 2100

  KATHMANDU, Nepal, June 3, 2015 (ENS) – If greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, glaciers in the Mount Everest region of the Himalayas could melt away in this century, a team of researchers in Nepal, France and the Netherlands...

 

India Blames Climate Change for Heat Wave Deaths

India Blames Climate Change for Heat Wave Deaths

  NOIDA, India, June 2, 2015 (ENS) – Soaring temperatures in three Indian states over the past week have claimed the lives of about 2,330 people, mostly construction workers, the elderly or the homeless, officials say. The hardest...

 

High-Speed Rail a Priority for New UK Government

High-Speed Rail a Priority for New UK Government

  LEEDS, UK, June 2, 2015 (ENS) – Billions in transport investment to end the decades-old economic gap between north and south is a top priority for the UK’s newly elected Conservative government, Transport Secretary Patrick...

 

AmeriScan 6/2/15: WY Bison; AK Oil; NV Solar; HI Fuel

AmeriScan 6/2/15: WY Bison; AK Oil; NV Solar; HI Fuel

  Yellowstone Bison Gores Again YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, June 2, 2015 (ENS) – An Australian man, 62, sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries after an encounter with a bison near Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National...

 

2015 Atlantic Hurricane Risk Down, Pacific Risk Up

2015 Atlantic Hurricane Risk Down, Pacific Risk Up

  COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, June 1, 2015 (ENS) – The 2015 hurricane season officially opened on Monday as U.S. weather forecasters predicted a “below-normal” risk of hurricanes in the Atlantic and “above-normal”...

 

Germany’s Autobahn Gets Its 1st Hydrogen Fuel Station

Germany’s Autobahn Gets Its 1st Hydrogen Fuel Station

  BERLIN, Germany, June 1, 2105 (ENS) – Fifty hydrogen filling stations will be open in Germany’s cities and along major roads by the end of this year, says Dorothee Bär, parliamentary state secretary at the German Federal...

 

AmeriScan 5/29/15: MA Clean Charles; CA Pesticide Suit; WA Toxic ‘Miracle’

AmeriScan 5/29/15: MA Clean Charles; CA Pesticide Suit; WA Toxic ‘Miracle’

  On 20th Anniversary of Cleanup, EPA Gives Charles River a B+ BOSTON, Massachusetts, May 29, 2015 (ENS) – The U.S. EPA today gave the Charles River a grade of “B+” for water quality during 2014, the 20th year the agency has issued...

 

New U.S. Clean Water Rule Clarifies Stream Protections

New U.S. Clean Water Rule Clarifies Stream Protections

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 28, 2015 (ENS) – One in three Americans, about 117 million people, get their drinking water from streams that lacked clear protection before a new Clean Water Rule issued Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection...

 

World’s Smallest Dolphins Falling Prey to Extinction

World’s Smallest Dolphins Falling Prey to Extinction

  SAN DIEGO, California, May 27, 2015 (ENS) – Numbers of the world’s smallest and rarest marine dolphin, New Zealand’s critically endangered Maui’s dolphin, have hit an all time low of 43-47 individuals, with just 10-12...

 

Extreme Weather Proves Deadly in Texas, Oklahoma

Extreme Weather Proves Deadly in Texas, Oklahoma

  HOUSTON, Texas, May 26, 2015 (ENS) – Heavy rains, flash floods, hail and high winds pummeled Houston today, severe weather conditions that hit the city Monday night. Houston Mayor Annise Parker has proclaimed a state of disaster...

 

Australia: ‘Road-Ready’ Fuels Made From Waste Plastic

Australia: ‘Road-Ready’ Fuels Made From Waste Plastic

  BERKELEY VALE, New South Wales, Australia, May 26, 2015 (ENS) – Australia’s first commercial-scale plant to convert waste plastics to “road-ready” fuel has produced its first batch. The facility will turn discarded...

 

Europe’s Species and Habitats: Some Worse, Some Better

Europe’s Species and Habitats: Some Worse, Some Better

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 24, 2015 (ENS) – Across Europe, once common farmland birds such as the Eurasian Skylark are declining, and around 17 percent of all bird species are threatened, finds a new report providing the most comprehensive...

 

Toxic Teethers Identified in Lab Tests

Toxic Teethers Identified in Lab Tests

  FRANKFURT, Germany, May 20, 2015 (ENS) – Endocrine disrupting chemicals, which can interfere with the actions of hormones in the body, are present in some plastic teethers for babies, new research reveals. The chemicals can leach...

 

$50 Million Federal Dollars Will Ease Historic Drought

$50 Million Federal Dollars Will Ease Historic Drought

  LOS ANGELES, California, May 20, 2015 (ENS) – The Obama Administration will invest nearly $50 million to improve water efficiency and conservation in California and 11 other western states squeezed by years of crippling drought,...

 
 
 
 

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