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EPA Sets First CO2 Standards for Existing Power Plants

EPA Sets First CO2 Standards for Existing Power Plants

  WASHINGNTON, DC, August 3, 2015 (ENS) – Today at the White House, President Barack Obama and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will release the administration’s final plan to combat climate change by limiting greenhouse gas...

 

Former Exxon President On Mission to Clean Up Oil Sands

Former Exxon President On Mission to Clean Up Oil Sands

  By James Stafford TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, August 1, 2015 (ENS) – Canada has given oil sands a dirty reputation, but a breakthrough, commercially viable technology has caught the eye of a former Exxon Mobil president who is putting...

 

Zimbabwe Seeks Extradition of Lion Killer From USA

Zimbabwe Seeks Extradition of Lion Killer From USA

  HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 31,2015 (ENS) – The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a “foreign poacher” who should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri said today. In...

 

UN General Assembly Resolves to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

UN General Assembly Resolves to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

  NEW YORK, New York, July 30, 2015 (ENS) – Recognizing that wild animals and plants are an “irreplaceable part of the natural systems of the Earth,” the UN General Assembly today urged its Member States to prevent, combat...

 

Shell Icebreaker Eludes Protesters, Leaves Portland

Shell Icebreaker Eludes Protesters, Leaves Portland

  PORTLAND, Oregon, July 30, 2015 (ENS) – Greenpeace activists who rappelled from the St. John’s Bridge in Portland and hung there overnight, today blocked Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling support icebreaker, the MSV Fennica, as...

 

Global Tiger Day 2015 Finds Tiger Numbers Shrinking

Global Tiger Day 2015 Finds Tiger Numbers Shrinking

  GLAND, Switzerland, July 29, 2015 (ENS) – Today is Global Tiger Day, and across the world people are pausing to recognize that 97 percent of all wild tigers disappeared during the 20th century, when numbers dropped from about 100,000...

 

White House Opens Business Act on Climate Pledge

White House Opens Business Act on Climate Pledge

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2015 (ENS) – Thirteen of America’s largest companies Monday pledged to invest a total of more than $140 billion to slash their greenhouse gas emissions, increase their use of renewable energy and shrink...

 

Oil and Gas Giants Call for Carbon Pricing

Oil and Gas Giants Call for Carbon Pricing

  PARIS, France, July 28, 2015 (ENS) – Seeking clarity and stability, six large oil and gas companies based in Europe are calling on all world governments and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, to introduce...

 

Kayaktivists Fight to Stop an Arctic Oil Rush

Kayaktivists Fight to Stop an Arctic Oil Rush

  PORTLAND, Oregon, July 28, 2015 (ENS) – Traveling in kayaks, climate change and environmental activists are surrounding the Shell Arctic drilling support ship Fennica in Portland harbor to keep it from leaving for the drilling site...

 

San Francisco Plans World’s Largest H2 Fueling Station

San Francisco Plans World’s Largest H2 Fueling Station

  LIVERMORE, California, July 27, 2015 (ENS) – The world’s largest hydrogen fueling station is in the works for San Francisco. Plans call for it to serve fuel cell electric cars, buses and fleet vehicles in addition to a high-speed...

 

Climate Guru Hansen Warns of Rapid Sea Level Rise

Climate Guru Hansen Warns of Rapid Sea Level Rise

  NEW YORK, New York, July 26, 2015 (ENS) – Leading climate scientist and activist James Hansen is warning that the 2 degree Celsius limit to Earth’s temperature rise agreed by world leaders is “highly dangerous.”...

 

Obama Bans Interstate Ivory Trade to Protect Elephants

Obama Bans Interstate Ivory Trade to Protect Elephants

  NAIROBI, Kenya, July 26, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama is proposing to forbid the sale of “virtually all ivory across state lines” in the United States. During his first visit as president to his father’s...

 

Mayors Respond to Papal Prompting With Climate Pledges

Mayors Respond to Papal Prompting With Climate Pledges

  VATICAN CITY, July 23, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change is real, it is caused by human activities and humans have a responsiblity to control it, mayors from around the world declared Tuesday during a meeting at the Vatican convened by...

 

Mobility Closely Linked to Getting and Keeping a Job

Mobility Closely Linked to Getting and Keeping a Job

  NEW YORK, New York, July 23, 2015 (ENS) – “As part of a whirlwind stay in New York City,” blogged U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Wednesday morning, “I was fortunate to find people who understand that...

 

Australia Scrambles to Rescue Vanishing Animals, Birds

Australia Scrambles to Rescue Vanishing Animals, Birds

  MELBOURNE, Australia, July 20, 2015 (ENS) – The Australian government has set new targets to protect and recover threatened mammals, birds and plants, and improve recovery practices under the nation’s first Threatened Species...

 

Arctic Nations Pledge to Prevent Unregulated Fishing

Arctic Nations Pledge to Prevent Unregulated Fishing

  OSLO, Norway, July 19, 2015 (ENS) – The five states that surround the central Arctic Ocean on Thursday signed a declaration to prevent unregulated commercial fishing on the high seas of the 1.1 million-square-mile so-called “donut...

 

Earth’s Climate Breaks Heat Records in 2014

Earth’s Climate Breaks Heat Records in 2014

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 17, 2015 (ENS) – The year 2014 was Earth’s warmest year on record, a new international report confirms. The facts are found in the 26th annual State of the Climate in 2014 report released online Thursday...

 

Dutch Company Turns Waste Plastic Into Roads

Dutch Company Turns Waste Plastic Into Roads

  NJ VIANEN, The Netherlands, July 17, 2015 (ENS) – KWS Infra, the biggest road builder in the Netherlands, is developing a plastic road that will utilize waste plastic like discarded water bottles. “As far as we know, we are...

 

New U.S. Stream Protection Rule Infuriates Big Coal

New U.S. Stream Protection Rule Infuriates Big Coal

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 16, 2015 (ENS) – New national regulations to prevent or minimize the impacts of coal mining on surface water, groundwater, fish and wildlife were proposed today by the Obama Administration. The Stream Protection...

 

EU’s Environment MEPs Tighten Caps on Air Pollutants

EU’s Environment MEPs Tighten Caps on Air Pollutants

  BRUSSELS. Belgium, July 15, 2015 (ENS) – The European Parliament Environment Committee today agreed on tougher new national caps on air pollutants than those proposed by the European Commission. The committee vote is part of a major...

 
 
 
 

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