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Australia: ‘Road-Ready’ Fuels Made From Waste Plastic

Australia: ‘Road-Ready’ Fuels Made From Waste Plastic

  BERKELEY VALE, New South Wales, Australia, May 26, 2015 (ENS) – Australia’s first commercial-scale plant to convert waste plastics to “road-ready” fuel has produced its first batch. The facility will turn discarded...

 

Europe’s Species and Habitats: Some Worse, Some Better

Europe’s Species and Habitats: Some Worse, Some Better

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 24, 2015 (ENS) – Across Europe, once common farmland birds such as the Eurasian Skylark are declining, and around 17 percent of all bird species are threatened, finds a new report providing the most comprehensive...

 

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Toxic Teethers Identified in Lab Tests

Toxic Teethers Identified in Lab Tests

  FRANKFURT, Germany, May 20, 2015 (ENS) – Endocrine disrupting chemicals, which can interfere with the actions of hormones in the body, are present in some plastic teethers for babies, new research reveals. The chemicals can leach...

 

$50 Million Federal Dollars Will Ease Historic Drought

$50 Million Federal Dollars Will Ease Historic Drought

  LOS ANGELES, California, May 20, 2015 (ENS) – The Obama Administration will invest nearly $50 million to improve water efficiency and conservation in California and 11 other western states squeezed by years of crippling drought,...

 

Burst Pipeline Spills Crude Oil on California Coast

Burst Pipeline Spills Crude Oil on California Coast

  SANTA BARBARA, California, May 20, 2015 (ENS) – Thousands of gallons of black smelly crude oil that spilled from a broken pipeline Tuesday in the California coastal county of Santa Barbara has fouled popular beaches and spread...

 

12 Governments Fight Climate Change With ‘Under 2 MOU’

12 Governments Fight Climate Change With ‘Under 2 MOU’

  SACRAMENTO, California, May 19, 2015 (ENS) – California Governor Jerry Brown today signed a first-of-its-kind agreement with international leaders from 11 other states and provinces, representing more than 100 million people, to...

 

Coal Ash Crimes Cost Duke Energy $102 Million

Coal Ash Crimes Cost Duke Energy $102 Million

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 19, 2015 (ENS) – Admitting guilt for a massive coal ash spill last year, three subsidiaries of Duke Energy, the largest utility in the United States, will pay a $68 million criminal fine and spend $34 million...

 

El Niño 2015 Forecast to ‘Raise Global Temperatures’

El Niño 2015 Forecast to ‘Raise Global Temperatures’

    COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, May 19, 2015 (ENS) – Weather forecasting centers around the world have now declared that an El Niño, the most powerful fluctuation in Earth’s climate system, has begun in the tropical Pacific. El...

 

Nanosponges in Disguise Mop Up MRSA Staph Infections

Nanosponges in Disguise Mop Up MRSA Staph Infections

  SAN DIEGO, California, May 19, 2015 (ENS) – A new gel filled with nanosponges that absorb toxins has proven effective against the “super bug” MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant...

 

Hybrid Car Batteries Find New Life at U.S. National Park

Hybrid Car Batteries Find New Life at U.S. National Park

  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, May 18, 2015 (ENS) – The first-ever electricity generating system to use recovered hybrid vehicle batteries for commercial energy storage is up and running at Yellowstone National Park. Solar panels generate...

 

RCA Taiwan Ex-Workers Win Pollution Lawsuit

RCA Taiwan Ex-Workers Win Pollution Lawsuit

  By Shuchen Chang TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 17, 2015 (ENS) – The Taipei District Court has ruled in favor of former assembly line workers employed between 1970 and 1992 at the now-defunct electronics company Radio Corporation of America,...

 

Mozambique Police Execute Huge Ivory, Rhino Horn Seizure

Mozambique Police Execute Huge Ivory, Rhino Horn Seizure

  MAPUTO, Mozambique, May 14, 2015 (ENS) – In the largest seizure of illicit wildlife products in Mozambique’s history, police Tuesday confiscated some 1.3 metric tonnes of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn from a house in...

 

Another Severe Earthquake Terrifies Nepal

Another Severe Earthquake Terrifies Nepal

  KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 12, 2015 (ENS) – People in Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu had just begun to pick up the pieces after the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that claimed more than 8,000 lives late last month, when another...

 

Saudi King Calls Obama But Stays Home

Saudi King Calls Obama But Stays Home

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 11, 2015 (ENS) – King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia called President Barack Obama today to express his regret at not being able to travel to Washington this week for a meeting of the Arab States...

 

Brazil Pursues Illegal Miners on Indigenous Land

Brazil Pursues Illegal Miners on Indigenous Land

  BRASILIA, Brazil, May 11, 2015 (ENS) – Federal Police officers from the states of Roraima, Rondônia, São Paulo, Amazonas, and Pará were marshaled Thursday to serve 313 warrants against people suspected of clandestine gold and...

 

U.S. Approves Shell’s Arctic Ocean Oil Drilling Plan

U.S. Approves Shell’s Arctic Ocean Oil Drilling Plan

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 11, 2015 (ENS) – The Obama Administration today announced “conditional” approval of Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc.’s plan for exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean’s Chukchi Sea starting...

 

WHO Declares Liberia’s Ebola Outbreak “Interrupted”

WHO Declares Liberia’s Ebola Outbreak “Interrupted”

  GENEVA, Switzerland, May 10, 2015 (ENS) – In Liberia, the country with the highest death toll in the worst outbreak of Ebola virus since it emerged in 1976, transmission of the disease has been stopped, at least for now, the World...

 

AmeriScan 5/8/15: NY Nuclear Shutdown; ND Oil Train; CA Plastic Trash

AmeriScan 5/8/15: NY Nuclear Shutdown; ND Oil Train; CA Plastic Trash

  Explosion Shuts Indian Point Nuclear Plant BUCHANAN, New York, May 9, 2015 (ENS) – Indian Point nuclear power plant 38 miles north of New York City safely shut down as designed following a transformer failure in Unit 3 today. Witnesses...

 

Bright Future for Utility-Scale Solar Power: MIT Report

Bright Future for Utility-Scale Solar Power: MIT Report

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, May 7, 2015 (ENS) – Solar energy on a grand scale could meet humanity’s future long-term energy needs while cutting carbon emissions, but lower-cost technologies and more effective government policies...

 

Electric Vehicles to Push Gas Cars Off U.S. Roads: Report

Electric Vehicles to Push Gas Cars Off U.S. Roads: Report

SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 5, 2015 (ENS) – Electric vehicles will supplant petroleum-powered vehicles in the United States within 25 years, finds a new report from the nonprofit Plug In America, which works to accelerate the shift...

 

NASA’s Mercury Mission Ends With a Successful Crash

NASA’s Mercury Mission Ends With a Successful Crash

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 4, 2015 (ENS) – NASA’s 10-year-long planetary exploration mission to Mercury came to a planned end Thursday when it slammed into Mercury’s surface at about 8,750 miles per hour, creating a new crater...

 

Compressed Air Car Wins $5 Million Deal on Shark Tank

Compressed Air Car Wins $5 Million Deal on Shark Tank

  LOS ANGELES, California, May 4, 2015 (ENS) – AIRPod, a $10,000 car that runs on compressed air, has won a development deal on the American TV program “Shark Tank.” Robert Herjavec, one of the investors, or sharks, Friday...

 

Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Tops 7,000, Aid Delayed

Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Tops 7,000, Aid Delayed

  KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 2, 2015 (ENS) – At least 7,040 people have lost their lives and 10,000 others are injured as a result of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that devastated the Nepal on April 25, the country’s National Emergency...

 

Tesla Debuts Rechargeable Solar-Powered Battery

Tesla Debuts Rechargeable Solar-Powered Battery

  HAWTHORNE, California, May 1, 2015 (ENS) – Tesla Motors, maker of luxury electric cars, is expanding to become the first manufacturer and distributor of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that store solar power for use in homes...

 

Angry Birds Come to Life to Save Real Pacific Birds

Angry Birds Come to Life to Save Real Pacific Birds

  ESPOO, Finland, April 30, 2015 (ENS) – The company behind the wildly popular computer game Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment, is joining with the nonprofit BirdLife International in a unique campaign to protect real-life birds in...

 

Four in Every 10 Americans Are Breathing Dirty Air

Four in Every 10 Americans Are Breathing Dirty Air

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 29, 2015 (ENS) – The American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2015″ report, released today during Air Quality Awareness Week, shows that over four in every 10 Americans live in counties...

 

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Pope Francis Convenes Climate Change Workshop

Pope Francis Convenes Climate Change Workshop

  VATICAN CITY, April 28, 2015 (ENS) – Pope Francis convened an international workshop today at the Vatican on the moral dimensions of climate change and sustainable development entitled, “Protect the Earth, dignify humanity.” Distinguished...

 

Nepal Quake Kills 4,400+, Aftershocks Scare Survivors

Nepal Quake Kills 4,400+, Aftershocks Scare Survivors

  KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 27, 2015 (ENS) – The death toll has reached 4,438 following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal and surrounding countries on Saturday, while more than 8,000 others are injured. The death toll...

 
 
 
 

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