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New Micro-algae Clean Highly Radioactive Waste

New Micro-algae Clean Highly Radioactive Waste

  GRENOBLE, France, April 16, 2014 (ENS) – A single-celled green alga that can tolerate extreme conditions may soon be widely used to clean up radioactive effluents and wastewater from nuclear facilities in an inexpensive and environmentally-safe...

 

Malawi Clamps Down on Ivory Trafficking

Malawi Clamps Down on Ivory Trafficking

  By Victoria Mopiwa LILONGWE, Malawi, April 16, 2014 (ENS) – Several new cases of illegal ivory trafficking have come to light within a month of the official launch of Malawi’s “Stop Wildlife Crime” campaign, a...

 

AmeriScan: April 16, 2014

AmeriScan: April 16, 2014

  Deepwater Horizon Cleanup Ends, GM Invests $449M in EVs, Court Upholds Mercury Rule, Mercury High in Remote Parks, Jazz Timber Sale OK’d, Ski Areas Open Year-Round, Marine Sanctuaries Could Expand Active Deepwater Horizon Cleanup...

 

Cycling Key to Paris Declaration: ‘City in Motion: People First!’

Cycling Key to Paris Declaration: ‘City in Motion: People First!’

  PARIS, France, April 16, 2014 (ENS) – Every year more than 76,600 people would be employed in green and healthy transport and 10,000 lives would be saved if major European cities achieved the same share of cycling as Copenhagen,...

 

AmeriScan: April 14, 2014

AmeriScan: April 14, 2014

  Getting Out the Green Vote, EPA’s Five-Year Plan, Frack-less in Michigan, Americans Like Ethanol, Los Angeles Loves Energy Star, Olestra Clears Toxins New Coalition Leading Green Voters to the Polls … Climate Change Heads...

 

Momentum Builds to Restore Wind Energy Tax Credit

Momentum Builds to Restore Wind Energy Tax Credit

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 14, 2014 (ENS) – Last year, the U.S. wind energy industry chalked up a record number of projects and generating capacity under construction. By year end, private corporations invested billions of dollars, and...

 

African Poachers Beware: Billionaire Brandishes His Wallet

African Poachers Beware: Billionaire Brandishes His Wallet

  DAR es SALAAM, Tanzania, April 14, 2014 (ENS) – On a visit to Tanzania, Howard G. Buffett, the elder son of American investor and philanthropist Warren Edward Buffett, Thursday pledged to provide a helicopter for surveillance of...

 

IPCC: CO2 Emissions Soar, Yet Paths to Avoid Calamity Open

IPCC: CO2 Emissions Soar, Yet Paths to Avoid Calamity Open

  BERLIN, Germany, April 13, 2014 (ENS) - Global greenhouse gas emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in any of the three previous decades, reaching record levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate...

 

Keystone XL Pipeline Fight Heats Up as Decision Nears

Keystone XL Pipeline Fight Heats Up as Decision Nears

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 11, 2014 (ENS) – Two large national public health groups today wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry, joining a request for an in-depth human health study on the Keystone XL  pipeline before the President...

 

Bangladesh Agrees to Upgrade Ship Recycling Standards

Bangladesh Agrees to Upgrade Ship Recycling Standards

  LONDON, UK, April 11, 2014 (ENS) – ​The International Maritime Organization and the Government of Bangladesh today agreed to improve safety and environmental standards in the country’s ship-recycling industry through cooperative...

 

Sustainable Mobility Partnership Forged at World Urban Forum

Sustainable Mobility Partnership Forged at World Urban Forum

  MEDELLIN, Colombia, April 10, 2014 (ENS) – Achieving sustainable transport and mobility globally is one of the three critical areas of focus for the new Greener Cities Partnership launched Tuesday at the World Urban Forum in Medellin. The...

 

Thai Tanker Sinks, Spilling Oily Sludge

Thai Tanker Sinks, Spilling Oily Sludge

  BANGKOK, Thailand, April 10, 2014 (ENS) – A domestic Thai tanker carrying oil sludge capsized and sank southwest of Bangkok on Tuesday, releasing roughly 1,500 liters (12.5 barrels) of oil into the Gulf of Thailand. Local media...

 

Georgian Eco-Warriors in Battle to Save Tbilisi Park

Georgian Eco-Warriors in Battle to Save Tbilisi Park

  By Yana Israelyan TBILISI, Georgia, April 10, 2014 (ENS) – Activists who have set up a protest camp in a central Tbilisi park say they are fighting to save one of the Georgian capital’s rare green spaces. The city government has...

 

Birds, Animals Pass Flu Viruses Across the Oceans

Birds, Animals Pass Flu Viruses Across the Oceans

  RESTON, Virginia, April 9, 2014 (ENS) – The North Atlantic region is a pathway for bird flu to move between Europe and North America, U.S. Geological Survey scientists and their Icelandic partners have discovered. Across the world,...

 

Saturn’s Moon Holds a Deep Ocean That May Support Life

Saturn’s Moon Holds a Deep Ocean That May Support Life

  PASADENA, California, April 9, 2014 (ENS) – A large underground ocean has been discovered on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, arousing scientific interest in the small, icy moon as a possible extraterrestrial environment that supports...

 

Autism Triggered in the Womb by ‘Environmental Factors’

Autism Triggered in the Womb by ‘Environmental Factors’

  TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, April 9, 2014 (ENS) – Autism can be triggered by abnormal levels of lipid molecules in the brain that affect the interaction between two key neural pathways in early brain development in the womb, researchers...

 

AmeriScan: Apr. 8, 2014

AmeriScan: Apr. 8, 2014

  Harvard’s $20 Million Climate Fund, U.S. Eats Pirate-Caught Seafood, Hawaii’s Big Palm, Seattle Mariners Named e-Stewards, Eco Comix, Jaguar Habitat Lawsuit, Idaho Trappers Take Lynx Harvard Creates $20 Million Climate Fund...

 

Oil Vote Deadline Looms for Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park

Oil Vote Deadline Looms for Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park

  By Kelly Swing QUITO, Ecuador, April 8, 2014 (ENS) – In 2007, for the meager sum of US$3.6 billion, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa offered the world a chance to buy into a conservation plan, called the Yasuní-ITT Initiative,...

 

Ukraine Turmoil Leaves Zoo Animals Starving

Ukraine Turmoil Leaves Zoo Animals Starving

  KIEV, Ukraine, April 7, 2014 (ENS) – Ukraine resident Lionel de Lange, an entrepreneurial, animal-loving, bush war veteran from South Africa, is engaged in a rescue mission – to save more than 6,000 Ukraine zoo animals from...

 

Rio Tinto Withdraws From Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Rio Tinto Withdraws From Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

  LONDON, UK, April 7, 2014 (ENS) – The British-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto will give its shares in Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd., owner of the Pebble Project, to Alaskan charitable foundations, ending its involvement in the...