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310,000 Join Historic March for Climate Action

310,000 Join Historic March for Climate Action

  NEW YORK, New York, September 21, 2014 (ENS) – The People’s Climate March Sunday drew an estimated 310,000 people to fill New York City streets with calls to world leaders for meaningful, immediate action to stop raising Earth’s...

 

Japan Defies Whaling Commission, Vows to Resume Antarctic Hunt

Japan Defies Whaling Commission, Vows to Resume Antarctic Hunt

  PORTOROZ, Slovenia, September 18, 2014 (ENS) – The International Whaling Commission voted Thursday against Japan’s plans to resume “scientific” whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan said it would go ahead...

 

2014 European Mobility Week Opens: Our Streets, Our Choice

2014 European Mobility Week Opens: Our Streets, Our Choice

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 18, 2014 (ENS) – Over 2,000 European towns and cities are participating in the 13th annual European Mobility Week, a week-long series of events from September 16-22 coordinated by a consortium backed...

 

Prosperity, Cooler Climate Can Coexist: Global Commission

Prosperity, Cooler Climate Can Coexist: Global Commission

  NEW YORK, New York, September 17, 2014 (ENS) – Lower carbon emissions and strong economic growth are both possible due to structural and technological changes in the world economy, finds a new report by a commission of global leaders...

 

Audi Scores California’s First Autonomous Driving Permit

Audi Scores California’s First Autonomous Driving Permit

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 16, 2014 (ENS) – Audi will be the first automaker to receive a newly established autonomous driving permit issued by the State of California. The German manufacturer says it is working to bring...

 

Obama Sends 3,000 Soldiers to Battle Ebola; UN Seeks $1 Billion

Obama Sends 3,000 Soldiers to Battle Ebola; UN Seeks $1 Billion

  NEW YORK, New York, September 16, 2014 – The United Nations announced today that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared,...

 

Rocky Mountain Forests Vanishing as Planet Heats Up

Rocky Mountain Forests Vanishing as Planet Heats Up

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, September 10, 2014 (ENS) – Climate change could kill up to 90 percent of the forests covering the Rocky Mountains, warned  the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists today in a new study based in part...

 

Thousands Rescued From Deadly Flash Floods in India, Pakistan

Thousands Rescued From Deadly Flash Floods in India, Pakistan

  NEW DELHI, India, September 9, 2014 (ENS) – Hundreds of people have lost their lives in the the heaviest monsoon rains to fall for 50 years in the Himalayan region of Jammu & Kashmir. Thousands are still trapped on rooftops, and...

 

Climate Change Threatens North American Birds With Extinction

Climate Change Threatens North American Birds With Extinction

  NEW YORK, New York, September 9, 2014 (ENS) – At the current pace of climate change, 314 species of North American birds could lose half or more of their livable ranges by the year 2080 if nothing is done to stop the release of...

 

Six Elephant Poachers Caught in Mozambique Reserve

Six Elephant Poachers Caught in Mozambique Reserve

  MARRUPA, Mozambique, September 8, 2014 (ENS) – Six suspected poachers were arrested in Marrupa on Sunday in a joint operation conducted by the Mecula  District police, Luwire scouts and Niassa National Reserve Wildlife Conservation...

 

Poor European Air Quality Linked to Poor Adult Lung Health

Poor European Air Quality Linked to Poor Adult Lung Health

  MUNICH, Germany, September 9, 2014 (ENS) – Children who suffer poor lung health from breathing polluted air are not alone – so do adults. In the first study of its kind, published Saturday, researchers from across Europe evaluated...

 

World Congress Advances Safer Intelligent Transport Systems

World Congress Advances Safer Intelligent Transport Systems

  DETROIT, Michigan, September 8, 2014 (ENS) – General Motors’ luxury auto brand Cadillac will offer advanced “intelligent and connected” wireless vehicle technologies on several 2017 model year vehicles, GM chief...

 

Snow Sales Replace Illegal Logging in Afghan Province

Snow Sales Replace Illegal Logging in Afghan Province

  By Qaisar Khosti KHOST, Afghanistan, September 8, 2014 (ENS) – For hundreds of years, people in Afghanistan have stockpiled winter snows in specially-dug pits so they can use it during the scorching summer months. Now, residents...

 

WHO: Halting Ebola Will Take Six Months, $600 Million

WHO: Halting Ebola Will Take Six Months, $600 Million

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 5, 2014 (ENS) – The United Nations’ senior leadership on the Ebola virus disease say they can stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa within six to nine months, but only if a “massive”...

 

Nevada Site Selected for Tesla-Panasonic Battery Gigafactory

Nevada Site Selected for Tesla-Panasonic Battery Gigafactory

  CARSON CITY, Nevada, September 5, 2014 (ENS) – Elon Musk, chairman and CEO of electric automaker Tesla Motors, and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval  announced Thursday that Nevada has been officially selected as the site for the...

 

BP Found Guilty of ‘Gross Negligence’ and ‘Reckless’ Conduct

BP Found Guilty of ‘Gross Negligence’ and ‘Reckless’ Conduct

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, September 4, 2014 (ENS) – U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier today found British oil giant BP guilty of “gross negligence,” “willful misconduct” and recklessness for its role in the...

 

Largest Dinosaur Ever Found Unearthed in Argentina

Largest Dinosaur Ever Found Unearthed in Argentina

  PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, September 4, 2014 (ENS) – American and Argentine scientists have discovered and described an enormous new dinosaur species with the most complete skeleton of its type ever found. Dreadnoughtus schrani...

 

AmeriScan: September 3, 2014

AmeriScan: September 3, 2014

  Seals Can Spread Avian Flu to People … Costco Must Cut Refrigerant Emissions Nationwide … New Law Requires New York Boaters to Control Invasives … Endangered Ocelots Inspire Wildlife Groups to Sue … Pedal Power...

 

Icelandic Volcano Spews Fiery Lava, But No Ash

Icelandic Volcano Spews Fiery Lava, But No Ash

  REKJAVIK, Iceland, September 2, 2014 (ENS) – Air travel officials and scientists are keeping a close eye on Holuhraun, a lava field in the Icelandic Highlands, where a volcanic eruption Friday and a larger eruption Sunday has opened...

 

Testing of Ebola Vaccine on Humans Begins

Testing of Ebola Vaccine on Humans Begins

  BETHESDA, Maryland, August 29, 2014 (ENS) – Fast-tracked human testing of a vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease will begin next week by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIAID, part of the U.S. National...