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Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed, Critics Cry ‘Toxic’

Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed, Critics Cry ‘Toxic’

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 5, 2016 (ENS) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement was signed Thursday in Auckland, New Zealand by officials from 12 nations from around the Pacific Rim that together account for nearly 40 percent...

 

Taiwan Warned of Looming Fishery Collapse

Taiwan Warned of Looming Fishery Collapse

  By Shuchen Chang TAIPEI, Taiwan, February 4, 2016 (ENS) – The number of coastal fish species in northern Taiwan has dropped by 75 percent over the past three decades, finds a newly published study by Taiwanese researchers. Along...

 

Grand Jury Indicts Bundys in Oregon Refuge Occupation

Grand Jury Indicts Bundys in Oregon Refuge Occupation

  PORTLAND, Oregon, February 3, 2016 (ENS) – A federal grand jury today indicted Ammon Bundy, his brother Ryan, and 14 co-defendants arrested last week in the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. Ammon...

 

British Columbia Protects Great Bear Rainforest

British Columbia Protects Great Bear Rainforest

    VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada, February 3, 2016 (ENS) – First Nations, environmental groups and coastal forest industry representatives joined the premier of British Columbia Monday to celebrate achieving ecosystem-based...

 

Zika Virus Declared a Global Health Emergency

Zika Virus Declared a Global Health Emergency

  GENEVA, Switzerland, February 3, 2016 (ENS) – The Zika virus has spread to 24 countries in the Americas, creating “a public health emergency of international concern,” the head of the World Health Organization declared...

 

Resignations, Lawsuit Flow From Flint Water Crisis

Resignations, Lawsuit Flow From Flint Water Crisis

  FLINT, Michigan, February 1, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regional administrator responsible for the City of Flint has resigned, effective today, over her handling of the crisis caused by lead contamination...

 

Explorers to Search Antarctica for Dinosaur Fossils

Explorers to Search Antarctica for Dinosaur Fossils

  AUSTIN, Texas, February 1, 2016 (ENS) – An international team of scientists will begin a two-month journey to Antarctica on Tuesday to search for dinosaur fossils. They hope to find evidence that the frozen continent may have been...

 

Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupiers Arrested, One Dead

Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupiers Arrested, One Dead

  BURNS, Oregon, January 27, 2016 (ENS) – The armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge that began January 2 is coming to an end with the arrests Tuesday of seven of the alleged occupiers and the death of another. Authorities...

 

2015 Hottest Year on Record, By Far

2015 Hottest Year on Record, By Far

  GENEVA, Switzerland, January 26, 2016 (ENS) – For the first time on record, global temperatures in 2015 were about 1°Celsius above the pre-industrial era, according to a consolidated analysis from the World Meteorological Organization,...

 

Sri Lanka Crushes Tonnes of Contraband Ivory

Sri Lanka Crushes Tonnes of Contraband Ivory

  COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, January 26, 2016 (ENS) – Today, on International Customs Day, the Sri Lankan government has crushed more than 350 confiscated elephant tusks to destroy the value of ivory on the black market and to demonstrate...

 

World Economic Forum Addresses Global Problems

World Economic Forum Addresses Global Problems

  DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland, January 21, 2016 (ENS) – Climate change, food waste, sustainable business development, the future of Europe – the World Economic Forum is exploring a wide range of issues at its 2016 annual meeting...

 

Obama Celebrates U.S. Clean Car Innovations at NAIAS

Obama Celebrates U.S. Clean Car Innovations at NAIAS

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 21, 2016 (ENS) – President Barack Obama was in Detroit Wednesday to check out the new climate-friendly cars at the North American International Auto Show, NAIAS, and to showcase the resurgence of the...

 

Obama’s 2017 Budget Seeks $4B for Self-Driving Cars

Obama’s 2017 Budget Seeks $4B for Self-Driving Cars

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 18, 2016 (ENS) – President Barack Obama is proposing a 10-year, nearly $4 billion investment to accelerate the development and adoption of safe vehicle automation through real-world pilot projects. The...

 

Michigan Governor in Hot Water Over Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Governor in Hot Water Over Flint Water Crisis

  LANSING, Michigan, January 15, 2016 (ENS) – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, Thursday asked President Barack Obama to declare both an emergency and an expedited major disaster for Genesee County as a result of ongoing...

 

Obama Halts Coal Leases on U.S. Public Lands

Obama Halts Coal Leases on U.S. Public Lands

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 15, 2016 (ENS) – No new coal leases will be issued on public lands while the Obama Administration conducts a comprehensive review of the federal coal program to identify and evaluate potential reforms, Interior...

 

Obama: State of the Union ‘Strong’ in Changing Climate

Obama: State of the Union ‘Strong’ in Changing Climate

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 12, 2016 (ENS) – In his last State of the Union address to the nation, President Barack Obama tonight focused on the big picture and the need to continue fighting climate change. “How do we make technology...

 

2016 Honda Civic, Volvo Hybrid SUV Win Top Honors

2016 Honda Civic, Volvo Hybrid SUV Win Top Honors

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 12, 2016 (ENS) – More than 50 international automotive journalists have named the Honda Civic and the Volvo XC90 hybrid SUV the official 2016 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year at the North...

 

India’s on a Mission to Convert Street Lights to LEDs

India’s on a Mission to Convert Street Lights to LEDs

  MUMBAI, India, January 11, 2016 (ENS) – India’s central government plans to switch all street lights across the country to energy-efficient LED bulbs by the end of 2018, saving US$6 billion a year, says Piyush Goyal, the Union...

 

U.S. Funds Solar Panel Pavement That Generates Power

U.S. Funds Solar Panel Pavement That Generates Power

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 10, 2015 (ENS) – A new type of solar pavement that can generate electricity and send it to the power grid is being developed by the U.S. company Solar Roadways, with funding from the federal government say...

 

EPA Urged to Ban Widely-Used Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

EPA Urged to Ban Widely-Used Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 5, 2016 (ENS) – Under the threat of a court order, the Environmental Protection Agency last October proposed a ban on all agricultural uses of the Dow AgroSciences insecticide chlorpyrifos. Now, more than...

 
 
 
 

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