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Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Discovered on California Birds

Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Discovered on California Birds

  BERKELEY, California, February 26, 2015 (ENS) – Ticks bearing the bacterium that causes Lyme disease are populating Northern California’s birds that then fly them into suburban areas, finds new research from the University of...

 

New Fund Helps Cities Build a ‘Climate-smart Future’

New Fund Helps Cities Build a ‘Climate-smart Future’

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 26, 2015 (ENS) – The World Bank Group, with financial support from The Rockefeller Foundation, is expanding its program to help cities unlock capital to build the infrastructure that supports a climate-smart...

 

Romania Amends 2015-2030 Transport Plan to Protect Animals

Romania Amends 2015-2030 Transport Plan to Protect Animals

  BUCHAREST, Romania, February 25, 2015 (ENS) – The government of Romania has included environmental protections drafted by the global conservation group WWF, or World Wildlife Fund, in the most recent Romanian Transportation Master...

 

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 24, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today fulfilled his promise to veto legislation that would remove the President’s responsibility to decide whether a pipeline that crosses an international border...

 

Corruption, Climate Could Trigger Water Wars: UN Report

Corruption, Climate Could Trigger Water Wars: UN Report

  NEW YORK, New York, February 24, 2015 (ENS) – Cleaning up widespread corruption in the water supply industry is crucial to avert looming water conflicts born of desperation, warns a new United Nations report based on case studies...

 

Nepal’s Most Wanted Wildlife Criminal Caught in Malaysia

Nepal’s Most Wanted Wildlife Criminal Caught in Malaysia

  LYON, France, February 23, 2015 (ENS) – The convicted leader of a rhino poaching network in Nepal, who was on the run and the subject of an Interpol Red Notice, has been arrested in Malaysia following what the global police force...

 

UK Will Test Driverless Cars on Public Roads

UK Will Test Driverless Cars on Public Roads

  COVENTRY, UK, February 23, 2015 (ENS) – The first autonomous vehicle designed to run on UK public roads was officially unveiled at a government launch event in Greenwich earlier this month. Road tests are set to begin this spring. The...

 

Colorado’s Browns Canyon Protected as a National Monument

Colorado’s Browns Canyon Protected as a National Monument

  CHICAGO, Illinois, February 19, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama designated three new national monuments Thursday, including Browns Canyon in Colorado, a popular fly-fishing, rafting and hiking area, inhabited by bighorn sheep,...

 

U.S. Hindus Join in Honoring Mother Earth

U.S. Hindus Join in Honoring Mother Earth

  By Ahmar Mustikhan WASHINGTON, DC, February 22, 2015 (ENS) – The Hindu American Foundation, in partnership with the Bhumi Project, based at Oxford University, is hosting Hindu Environment Week, an international event to honor Matru...

 

California Utility Seeks OK for 25,000 EV Charging Stations

California Utility Seeks OK for 25,000 EV Charging Stations

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, February 20, 2015 (ENS) – California’s largest utility, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, PG&E, is asking state regulators for permission to build some 25,000 electric vehicle chargers at sites...

 

Nations Agree Draft Text for Paris Climate Treaty 

Nations Agree Draft Text for Paris Climate Treaty 

  GENEVA, Switzerland, February 18, 2015 (ENS) – UN climate talks in Geneva concluded Friday with an agreed formal draft negotiating text for a new global legally-binding climate deal in an environment one observer described as one...

 

India Generates Enthusiasm for Financing Renewables

India Generates Enthusiasm for Financing Renewables

  NEW DELHI, India, February 18, 2015 (ENS) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a conference of investors in renewable energy from India and across the world that his government is emphasizing renewables to light the homes of millions...

 

Ingredient in Olive Oil Kills Cancer Cells

Ingredient in Olive Oil Kills Cancer Cells

  NEW YORK, New York, February 17, 2015 (ENS) – Abundant evidence supports the role of olive oil in protecting against heart disease; now scientists have found that extra-virgin olive oil contains an ingredient that kills cancer cells...

 

Apple Explores the Electric Car Design Track

Apple Explores the Electric Car Design Track

  CUPERTINO, California, February 17, 2015 (ENS) – The online rumor mill is buzzing with speculation that consumer electronics giant Apple is working towards building an electric vehicle of its own. It started when an anonymous Apple...

 

Fireballs Erupt as CSX Oil Train Derails in West Virginia

Fireballs Erupt as CSX Oil Train Derails in West Virginia

  CHARLESTON, West Virginia, February 16, 2015 (ENS) – Balls of fire blasted into the sky and at least one railcar landed in the Kanawha River this afternoon as a CSX freight train carrying oil derailed near the town of Mount Carbon,...

 

Fiery Oil Train Crash Lights Up Frozen Ontario Woods

Fiery Oil Train Crash Lights Up Frozen Ontario Woods

  TIMMINS, Ontario, Canada, February 16, 2015 (ENS) – A CN Rail freight train hauling 100 tank cars of crude oil derailed and caught fire in a remote area of northern Ontario over the weekend, the latest in a string of fiery incidents...

 

U.S. Approves First Genetically Engineered Apples

U.S. Approves First Genetically Engineered Apples

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 13, 2015 (ENS) – The first genetically engineered apples were today approved for planting and sale in the United States by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The two approved apple varieties are genetically...

 

Madagascar’s New Shark Sanctuary Protects 19 Shark Species

Madagascar’s New Shark Sanctuary Protects 19 Shark Species

  ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, February 13, 2015 (ENS) – The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society has assisted the Government of Madagascar to create the country’s first marine sanctuary for sharks as part of a new law to safeguard...

 

U.S. Drought Risk This Century Worst in 1,000 Years

U.S. Drought Risk This Century Worst in 1,000 Years

  NEW YORK, New York, February 12, 2015 (ENS) – The worst persistent drought ever in the U.S. Southwest and Great Plains will parch the region during the second half of the 21st century, with the drying conditions “driven primarily”...

 

Wild Horse Advocates Win Halt to Thinning of Famous Herd

Wild Horse Advocates Win Halt to Thinning of Famous Herd

  RENO, Nevada, February 12, 2014 (ENS) – A federal judge has granted two animal protection groups a unusual preliminary injunction to stop the Bureau of Land Management’s roundup of more than 330 wild horses in northern Nevada, saying...

 
 
 
 
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