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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...

 

WHO’s Ebola Response Plan Admits Virus Could Infect 20,000

WHO’s Ebola Response Plan Admits Virus Could Infect 20,000

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 28, 2014 (ENS) – The World Health Organization today issued an overarching plan to guide and coordinate the international response to the unprecedented outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa that...

 

AmeriScan: August 28, 2014

AmeriScan: August 28, 2014

  California Lawmakers Vote ‘Yes’ for One Million Electric Vehicles … ExxonMobil Pipeline Pays $1.4 Million for Louisiana Oil Spill … Small Railroads Get Help to Make Hazmat Hauling Safer … Cross-country Train...

 

California Assembly Passes Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

California Assembly Passes Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 28, 2014 (ENS) – The California State Assembly today voted 44-29 to phase out plastic shopping bags across the state. The legislation now advances to the State Senate where it is expected to come up...

 

Enticed by Marie’s Waves, California Surfer Dies

Enticed by Marie’s Waves, California Surfer Dies

  LOS ANGELES, California, August 28, 2014 (ENS) – High waves generated by Tropical Storm Marie hammering Southern California beaches turned fatal on Tuesday. An unconscious surfer rescued from the turbulent waters near Malibu Pier...

 

Icelandic Volcano Shaken by Earthquakes, Airlines on Alert

Icelandic Volcano Shaken by Earthquakes, Airlines on Alert

  REYKJAVIK, Iceland, August 26, 2014 (ENS) – Icelandic officials and scientists are warning airlines and travelers of intense seismic activity at the Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland’s second highest mountain. Starting in early...

 

Malaysian Police Go For Hybrid Patrol Cars

Malaysian Police Go For Hybrid Patrol Cars

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, August 25, 2014 (ENS) – In October, the Royal Malaysian Police will begin using hybrid patrol cars and electric motorcycles, not only for their headquarters at Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur, but throughout the...