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Fracking Near Peace River Dams Scares BC Hydro

Fracking Near Peace River Dams Scares BC Hydro

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, August 21, 2016 (ENS) – Senior BC Hydro executives have worried for years that earthquakes triggered by fracking operations in search of natural gas could damage its two big dams on the Peace...

 

Ruffalo, DiCaprio Fund Quick Investment in Green Groups

Ruffalo, DiCaprio Fund Quick Investment in Green Groups

  OAKLAND, California, August 18, 2016 (ENS) – Actors Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo diCaprio are supporting a new grant-making program for community-based groups in the United States, Mexico, and Canada who are on the front lines of the...

 

NASA: July 2016 Warmest Month on Record

NASA: July 2016 Warmest Month on Record

  NEW YORK, New York, August 17, 2016 (ENS) – The month of July 2016 was the warmest July in 136 years of modern record keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute...

 

U.S. Tightens Emissions Standards for Trucks

U.S. Tightens Emissions Standards for Trucks

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 17, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have jointly finalized standards that will govern emissions...

 

Fiji Wins: Pacific Island Region Changes the Game

Fiji Wins: Pacific Island Region Changes the Game

  By Suzanne Maxx SUVA, Fiji, August 16, 2016 (ENS) – Fiji’s Olympic Gold medal win in rugby on Friday was a first for the South Pacific island nation, and more historic winning measures were in the works at the first standing Pacific...

 

Dutch Electric Motorcycle to Circle Earth in 80 Days

Dutch Electric Motorcycle to Circle Earth in 80 Days

  EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, August 16, 2016 (ENS) – STORM Wave, a student team based at Eindhoven University of Technology, has set the ambitious goal of riding a specialized electric motorcycle around the world in 80 days. The...

 

Secret ‘Chemtrail’ Spraying Not Real, Scientists Agree

Secret ‘Chemtrail’ Spraying Not Real, Scientists Agree

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 14, 2016 (ENS) – Long-lasting white trails left behind by aircraft are caused by well-understood physical and chemical processes, not a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program, concludes new research...

 

Toxic Chemicals Found in Drinking Water of 33 States

Toxic Chemicals Found in Drinking Water of 33 States

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, August 12, 2016 (ENS) – Public drinking water supplies for six million people in 33 states have tested higher than federal safety levels for a class of industrial chemicals linked to cancer and other health...

 

Lions in West and Central Africa Genetically Unique

Lions in West and Central Africa Genetically Unique

  LEIDEN, The Netherlands, August 11, 2016 (ENS) – Lions in West and Central Africa form a unique group, only distantly related to lions in East and Southern Africa, biologists at Leiden University have confirmed. For their study,...

 

Brazil’s Amazon Hot, Dry and Ablaze

Brazil’s Amazon Hot, Dry and Ablaze

  BRASILIA, Brazil, August 10, 2016 (ENS) – Brazil’s National Space Research Institute, INPE, registered over 53,000 forest fires in the country up to Friday, and warns that the hot, dry weather may make things worse, if law...

 

Acid Oceans Killing Antarctic Food Web

Acid Oceans Killing Antarctic Food Web

  CANBERRA, Australia, August 9, 2016 (ENS) – An acidifying ocean absorbing too much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere could have a major impact on phytoplankton – the staple diet of krill – with serious repercussions...

 

Humans Overshoot Earth’s Annual Budget in Eight Months

Humans Overshoot Earth’s Annual Budget in Eight Months

  OAKLAND, California, August 8, 2016 (ENS) – At the Oakland office of the international sustainability think tank Global Footprint Network, August 8 is a special day, as it is at the GFN offices elsewhere around the world. It’s...

 

USA, Australia Cooperate to Advance Smart Transport

USA, Australia Cooperate to Advance Smart Transport

  MELBOURNE, Australia, August 8, 2016 (ENS) – U.S. and Australian officials have signed a new agreement aimed at strengthening collaboration on key transportation priorities in technology and innovation between the two countries. U.S....

 

Mexico Bans Gillnets to Save Endangered Porpoise

Mexico Bans Gillnets to Save Endangered Porpoise

  MEXICO CITY, Mexico, August 3, 2016 (ENS) – Mexico is to permanently ban the use of gillnets in waters where the endangered vaquita is found, in an attempt to save from exinction this small porpoise found only in the Gulf of California,...

 

New Whale Species Discovered in North Pacific Ocean

New Whale Species Discovered in North Pacific Ocean

  LA JOLLA, California, July 31, 2016 (ENS) – Scientists have identified a beaked whale that lives in the cold and remote North Pacific Ocean as a new species. They have yet to officially name the whale, but have confirmed the species...

 

Zika Epidemic Could Hit 10,000 Pregnant Puerto Ricans

Zika Epidemic Could Hit 10,000 Pregnant Puerto Ricans

  ATLANTA, Georgia, July 30, 2016 (ENS) – Since local transmission of the Zika virus was first reported in Puerto Rico in December 2015, it has become so widespread on the island that public health officials are calling it an “epidemic.” The...

 

First U.S. Locally Transmitted Zika Virus Sickens Four

First U.S. Locally Transmitted Zika Virus Sickens Four

  MIAMI, Florida, July 30, 2016 (ENS) – Florida officials have informed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, that Zika virus infections in four people were likely caused by bites of local Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The...

 

Wild Tigers in Peril as Tiger Farms Flourish

Wild Tigers in Peril as Tiger Farms Flourish

  LONDON, UK, July 29, 2016 (ENS) – Today, 45 nongovernmental organizations from around the world are raising the alarm over increasing tiger poaching and calling for an end to all tiger farming and trade in tigers and their body...

 

NGOs: World Bank’s New ‘Safeguards’ Weaken Protections

NGOs: World Bank’s New ‘Safeguards’ Weaken Protections

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2016 (ENS) – After a four-year review of its environmental and social safeguards, the World Bank has released an updated set of safeguards in the newly drafted document “Environmental and Social Framework.”...

 

Obama & States, Auto & Power Sectors Fund EV Charging

Obama & States, Auto & Power Sectors Fund EV Charging

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 27, 2016 (ENS) – The Obama Administration is unlocking up to US$4.5 billion in loan guarantees and inviting applications to support the commercial-scale deployment of innovative electric vehicle charging facilities,...

 
 
 
 

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