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Airlines Ban Wildlife Trophy Cargo After Lion’s Death

Airlines Ban Wildlife Trophy Cargo After Lion’s Death

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 30, 2015 (ENS) – Forty-two airlines have announced or reaffirmed bans on wildlife trophy shipments since the killing of Cecil the Lion by an American dentist in Zimbabwe last month. Virgin, Delta, British...

 

Dozens of Companies Support California’s Climate Change Bills

Dozens of Companies Support California’s Climate Change Bills

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 30, 2015 (ENS) – With just a few days left in the state legislative session, more than 24 California companies have announced their support for two major climate bills that would set new ambitious...

 

Vehicular Air Pollution Leading Cause of Heart Disease

Vehicular Air Pollution Leading Cause of Heart Disease

  LONDON, UK, August 30, 2015 (ENS) – Air and noise pollution are environmental health risks with severe consequences for heart health, according to the European Society of Cardiology, which is asking for help from lawmakers to reduce...

 

Wildlife Conservation Powers Team Up: Poachers Beware

Wildlife Conservation Powers Team Up: Poachers Beware

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 28, 2015 (ENS) – Two of the world’s most powerful wildlife conservation organizations today strengthened their long-standing collaboration to fight the escalating poaching and illegal trading in elephants,...

 

Beyond Traffic Lights: Driverless Cars at Intersections

Beyond Traffic Lights: Driverless Cars at Intersections

  AUSTIN, Texas, August 27, 2015 (ENS) – The self-driving cars of the future will make “reservations” to cross intersections, if a system under development at the University of Texas, Austin is adopted by the U.S. Department...

 

Obama Champions Renewables at Clean Energy Summit

Obama Champions Renewables at Clean Energy Summit

  LAS VEGAS, Nevada, August 24, 2015 (ENS) – Banners and screens reading “National Clean Energy Summit 8.0 – Powering Progress” decorated the packed ballroom at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center in Las Vegas...

 

StoreDot Promises Full EV Charge Up in Five Minutes

StoreDot Promises Full EV Charge Up in Five Minutes

  HERZELIYA, Israel, August 24, 2015 (ENS) – StoreDot is developing a new type of battery with innovative, synthesized organic compounds that the Israeli company promises will charge an electric car in five minutes, providing 300...

 

Egypt Scraps Cairo’s Old, Polluting Taxis

Egypt Scraps Cairo’s Old, Polluting Taxis

  CAIRO, Egypt, August 24, 2015 (ENS) – Through Egypt’s new national vehicle scrapping and recycling program, older taxis are being replaced by newer vehicles to increase fuel efficiency, reduce air pollution and protect the...

 

Beirut Garbage Crisis Could Topple Lebanese Govt.

Beirut Garbage Crisis Could Topple Lebanese Govt.

  BEIRUT, Lebanon, August 24, 2015 (ENS) – A garbage crisis that has left trash in stinking piles in the streets of Beirut for weeks, has given rise to a grassroots movement demanding the resignation of the Lebanese government. Lebanese...

 

Toxic Algae Invade Guatemala’s Treasured Lake Atitlan

Toxic Algae Invade Guatemala’s Treasured Lake Atitlan

  By Sherm Davis PANAJACHEL, Guatemala, August 20, 2015 (ENS) – A thick bloom of algae known as cyanobacteria appeared in Lake Atitlan on August 3, the first such occurrence since 2009. But help appears to be on the way in the form...

 

Three Firefighters Die as Wildfires Scorch the West

Three Firefighters Die as Wildfires Scorch the West

  OLYMPIA, Washington, August 20, 2015 (ENS) – Three U.S. Forest Service firefighters died Wednesday night when a wildfire near the small town of Twisp in southeastern Washington overtook their vehicle after it crashed. Four other...

 

Active Volcano Near Japan’s Only Working Nuclear Plant

Active Volcano Near Japan’s Only Working Nuclear Plant

  TOKYO, Japan, August 19, 2015 (ENS) – Mount Sakurajima is about to erupt again, the Japan Meteorological Agency warns. The volcano is located 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the newly restarted Sendai Nuclear Power Plant. Residents...

 

California Drivers Get High Performance Renewable Diesel

California Drivers Get High Performance Renewable Diesel

  LOS ANGELES, California, August 19, 2015 (ENS) – High performance renewable diesel fuel was introduced to Southern California drivers this week by Propel Fuels, based in Sacramento. Called Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable),...

 

Oil and Gas Methane Emissions Slashed by U.S. EPA

Oil and Gas Methane Emissions Slashed by U.S. EPA

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 19, 2105 (ENS) – New standards to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas methane, volatile organic compounds and air toxics from the oil and gas industry were issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

 

200 Electric Cars Headed for Paris Climate Summit

200 Electric Cars Headed for Paris Climate Summit

  PARIS, France, August 18, 2015 (ENS) – The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide a fleet of 200 electric vehicles for the United Nations climate summit in Paris in December. It will be the first time the UN uses a zero-emission fleet...

 

Death Toll in Tianjin Blasts Now 114, Cleanup Underway

Death Toll in Tianjin Blasts Now 114, Cleanup Underway

  TIANJIN, China, August 17, 2015 (ENS) – The death toll has risen to 114 after a warehouse storing hundreds of tons of toxic chemicals exploded last Wednesday in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, about 90 miles southeast of Beijing. Another...

 

Sea Shepherd Wages War on Faroe Islands Whale-Killers

Sea Shepherd Wages War on Faroe Islands Whale-Killers

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, August 15, 2015 (ENS) – Four Sea Shepherd volunteers, arrested for protesting the slaughter of hundreds of pilot whales, were deported from the Faroe Islands before dawn on Friday morning. Sea Shepherd Land...

 

Youths Sue Obama Seeking to Outlaw Climate Pollution

Youths Sue Obama Seeking to Outlaw Climate Pollution

  EUGENE, Oregon, August 13, 2015 (ENS) – Claiming that they are victims of harmful climate policies and activities perpetrated by the U.S. government, 21 children from across the country have filed a constitutional climate change...

 

Los Angeles Plans for Walking, Cycling, Transit

Los Angeles Plans for Walking, Cycling, Transit

  LOS ANGELES, California, August 14, 2015 (ENS) – In the sprawling city of Los Angeles, world-famous for its automobiles and its struggle for clean air, City Council Tuesday adopted a 20-year mobility plan that will help reduce traffic...

 

Chinese Port Hazmat Explosion Kills at Least 44

Chinese Port Hazmat Explosion Kills at Least 44

  BEIJING, China, August 13, 2015 (ENS) – An explosion and fire at a hazardous materials warehouse in the north China port city of Tianjin Wednesday night, has killed 44 people and sent more than 500 to hospital. At least 21 others...

 
 
 
 

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