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African Lion ‘Threatened’ Listing Proposed Under U.S. Law

African Lion ‘Threatened’ Listing Proposed Under U.S. Law

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 27, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed listing the African lion as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, saying its analysis finds the lions are “in danger of extinction...

 

Kazakhstan Plans Electromobility, Future Energy Expo 2017

Kazakhstan Plans Electromobility, Future Energy Expo 2017

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, October 27, 2014 (ENS) – The Kazakhstan government would like to explore collaborating with Japan to manufacture hybrid and electric vehicles, Prime Minister Karim Massimov said this week. Massimov proposed the cooperative...

 

Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses Promised by Early 2015

Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses Promised by Early 2015

  GENEVA, Switzerland, October 26, 2014 (ENS) – At a high-level emergency meeting convened by the World Health Organization on Thursday, pharmaceutical companies developing Ebola vaccines committed to accelerate production capacity...

 

Ebola Jumps Around the World

Ebola Jumps Around the World

NEW YORK, New York, October 24, 2014 (ENS) – The worst Ebola outbreak in history, which began in West Africa in March, is traveling around the world. On Thursday, a New York City emergency room doctor who worked with Ebola patients in...

 

President Obama Designates San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

President Obama Designates San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 21, 2014 (ENS) – President Barack Obama has used his authority under the Antiquities Act to establish 540 square miles of national forest land in the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California as a national...

 

California, Japan Charge Ahead With Electric Vehicle Pilot

California, Japan Charge Ahead With Electric Vehicle Pilot

SACRAMENTO, California, October 21, 2014 (ENS) – The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the Japanese government’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization have agreed...

 

187 Companies Make ‘The A List’ for Climate Performance

187 Companies Make ‘The A List’ for Climate Performance

  LONDON, UK, October 20, 2014 (ENS) – The new “A List” of leading climate performance businesses from around the world, released Friday by the Climate Disclosure Project, numbers 187 companies, including several that...

 

Cameroon Creates a Sanctuary for World’s Rarest Ape

Cameroon Creates a Sanctuary for World’s Rarest Ape

BUEA, Cameroon, October 19, 2014 (ENS) – Cross River gorillas, the world’s rarest apes, have a newly protected area that will better enable these unique primates to survive as a species. Prime Minister of Cameroon Philemon Yang Friday...

 

Family Farmers Take Center Stage on World Food Day

Family Farmers Take Center Stage on World Food Day

  ROME, Italy, October 16, 2014 (ENS) – “We have made progress against hunger, but over 800 million people remain undernourished,” said José Graziano da Silva today. As head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture...

 

Major Incentives for Electric Cars Offered in 20 U.S. States

Major Incentives for Electric Cars Offered in 20 U.S. States

  JACKSONVILLE, Florida, October 15, 2014 (ENS) – JEA, a community-owned, not-for-profit utility in Jacksonville, is the latest entity to offer rebates for plug-in electric vehicles. JEA is offering a $500 rebate for vehicles with...

 

Half Earth’s Wildlife Gone, Governments Meet to Save the Rest

Half Earth’s Wildlife Gone, Governments Meet to Save the Rest

  PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, October 14, 2014 (ENS) – Global wildlife populations have declined, on average, by 52 percent in the 40 year period since 1970, reports the global conservation nonprofit WWF. Habitat loss and degradation...

 

AmeriScan: October 14, 2014

AmeriScan: October 14, 2014

  Los Angeles Mayor Orders Water Use Halved in 10 Years … Conservationists Go to Court to Protect Wolverine … Sagebrush Wildlife Losing Habitat to Fire … Tribal Sellers of Eagle, Hawk Feathers Imprisoned … EPA Okays...

 

Battery/Fuel Cell Zero-Emission Bus a North American First

Battery/Fuel Cell Zero-Emission Bus a North American First

  PASADENA, California, October 14, 2014 (ENS) – A 60-foot-long articulated bus scheduled for roll-out in mid-2015 will be the first in North America to be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell/battery combination electric drive. CALSTART,...

 

France Prepares to Lead the World in Low-Carbon Sustainablity

France Prepares to Lead the World in Low-Carbon Sustainablity

  PARIS, France, October 13, 2014 (ENS) – This past weekend Région Ile-de-France hosted the first World Summit of Regions for Climate on October 10 and 11 in Paris at the Palais d’Iena. The Summit was organized in partnership with...

 

Huge U.S. Methane ‘Hot Spot’ Detected From Space

Huge U.S. Methane ‘Hot Spot’ Detected From Space

  PASADENA, California, October 10, 2014 (ENS) – Just one location in the U.S. Southwest is responsible for producing the largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States – more than triple the...

 

Consumer Reports Seeks Labeling of GMOs in U.S. Food

Consumer Reports Seeks Labeling of GMOs in U.S. Food

  YONKERS, New York, October 7, 2014 (ENS) – U.S. packaged foods containing corn or soy and labeled “natural” sampled by the product testing group Consumer Reports were found to contain genetically modified ingredients,...

 

Human CO2 Emissions Blocking California’s Normal Rainfall

Human CO2 Emissions Blocking California’s Normal Rainfall

  STANFORD, California, October 6, 2014 (ENS) – The ‘Ridiculously Resilient Ridge’ formed by human-caused climate change has left California crippled by a withering record drought while diverting life-giving rainstorms...

 

New Dam Causing Ripples in Northern Kenya

New Dam Causing Ripples in Northern Kenya

  By Robert Wanjala NAIROBI, Kenya, October 6, 2014 (ENS) – Wario Galelo, 64, raises livestock downstream from the site of a hydroelectric dam which the Kenyan government plans to construct on the Ewaso Ngiro river in the north of...

 

October in Johannesburg Means Ecomobility

October in Johannesburg Means Ecomobility

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 6, 2014 (ENS) – Ecomobility – an integrated form of mobility that combines walking and cycling with riding public transit – is the focus of Johannesburg’s 2014 Transport Month. All...

 

Monsoon Rains Decline as Humans Pollute the Atmosphere

Monsoon Rains Decline as Humans Pollute the Atmosphere

  EDINBURGH, Scotland, October 3, 2014 (ENS) – Emissions produced by human activities have caused annual monsoon rainfall to decline over the past 50 years, new research has found. In the second half of the 20th century, the levels...