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Massive Peoples’ Climate March Planned for UN Opening

Massive Peoples’ Climate March Planned for UN Opening

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2014 (ENS) – Hundreds of thousands of activists plan to head for New York City on September 21 to take part in the People’s Climate March ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit. They hope it will...

 

Beijing Bans Coal-Burning to Clear the Air

Beijing Bans Coal-Burning to Clear the Air

  BEIJING, China, August 6, 2014 (ENS) – China’s capital city of Beijing will ban coal sales and the burning of coal in its six main districts by the end of 2020 to cut air pollution, local officials said on Monday. The Beijing...

 

Used Cigarette Butts Transformed Into Supercapacitors

Used Cigarette Butts Transformed Into Supercapacitors

  SEOUL, South Korea, August 6, 2014 (ENS) – How can used cigarette butts contribute to the development of superior electric vehicles? South Korean researchers have found a way. Five scientists from Seoul National University’s...

 

$100 Million for Global Resilience at U.S.-Africa Summit

$100 Million for Global Resilience at U.S.-Africa Summit

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 5, 2014 (ENS) – U.S.-Africa cooperation on climate, wildlife trafficking and food security are center stage in Washington this week as President Barack Obama, the first U.S. President with African heritage,...

 

Ebola-Stricken Doctor Arrives in Atlanta, 729 Die in Africa

Ebola-Stricken Doctor Arrives in Atlanta, 729 Die in Africa

  ATLANTA, Georgia, August 4, 2014 (ENS) – The Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is treating the first American infected with the deadly Ebola virus in a specially built isolation ward near the country’s main medical agency,...

 

Tesla, Panasonic to Build ‘Gigafactory’ for Electric Car Batteries

Tesla, Panasonic to Build ‘Gigafactory’ for Electric Car Batteries

  PALO ALTO, California, August 4, 2014 (ENS) – Electric car batteries are about to get cheaper and more abundant. Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors signed an agreement Thursday detailing their cooperation to construct and operate...

 

Toxic Algae Contaminates Toledo’s Water

Toxic Algae Contaminates Toledo’s Water

  TOLEDO, Ohio, August 3, 2014 (ENS) – More than 400,000 residents of Toledo, Ohio’s fourth largest city, are without water following the detection of the toxin Microcystin in the public water system, caused by an algal bloom...

 

Massachusetts Landowners Block Pipeline Surveyors

Massachusetts Landowners Block Pipeline Surveyors

  By Martin Laine BOSTON, Massachusetts, August 3, 2014 (ENS) – The proposed extension of a natural gas pipeline that would run the length of Massachusetts is meeting stiff resistance from a broad coalition of residents, local governments,...

 

World’s Park Rangers Murdered in Widespread ‘Bush War’

World’s Park Rangers Murdered in Widespread ‘Bush War’

  GLAND, Switzerland, July 31, 2014 (ENS) – A war is underway across the world’s forests, grasslands and mountains – a war that pits park rangers against poachers. If the rangers win, tigers, elephants, lions, leopards,...

 

Green Party Cyclist Chairs Parliament’s Transport Committee

Green Party Cyclist Chairs Parliament’s Transport Committee

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 31, 2014 (ENS) – Europe’s transportation future has a chance to grow greener now that the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism is chaired by Greens/European Free Alliance...

 

New Zealand Green Party Hopes to Save World’s Rarest Dolphin

New Zealand Green Party Hopes to Save World’s Rarest Dolphin

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 30, 2014 (ENS) – Ahead of the 2014 New Zealand general election set for September 20, the Green Party today launched its plan to protect the world’s smallest and most endangered dolphin, the Maui’s...

 

California, Mexico to Collaborate on Climate, Firefighting

California, Mexico to Collaborate on Climate, Firefighting

  MEXICO CITY, Mexico, July 28, 2014 (ENS) – The governments of Mexico and California today agreed to work together to battle climate change and on joint fire emergency response along the 136-mile (220 km) border they share. On the...

 

Indore Becomes Demonstration City for Sustainable Mobility

Indore Becomes Demonstration City for Sustainable Mobility

  INDORE, India, July 28, 2014 (ENS) – City of Indore officials Friday agreed to work with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to implement sustainable mobility solutions in the city with the latest technologies,...

 

Kenya Airport Police Intercept Ivory Declared as Live Dogs

Kenya Airport Police Intercept Ivory Declared as Live Dogs

  NAIROBI, Kenya, July 25, 2014 (ENS)- A consignment of contraband ivory was intercepted at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport today, although the smugglers tried to fool officials by declaring the 12 boxes to be full of...

 

Global Action Plan to Protect Soil Resources Approved

Global Action Plan to Protect Soil Resources Approved

  ROME, Italy, July 25, 2014 (ENS) – A third of the world’s soils are degraded by erosion, nutrient depletion, acidification, urbanization, and chemical pollution, soil experts at a global conference warned today. There, governments...

 

AmeriScan: July 25, 2014

AmeriScan: July 25, 2014

  Oil Train Rule Cracks Down on Transport of Flammable Materials … Federal Agencies Cut Greenhouse Gases, Increase Renewables … EPA Does ‘Little’ to Curb Methane Emissions … Groups Will Appeal Longmont Fracking...

 

‘Chinese Puzzle’ Molecule Offers Clue to Hydrogen Fueling

‘Chinese Puzzle’ Molecule Offers Clue to Hydrogen Fueling

  SINGAPORE, July 25, 2014 (ENS) – Australian and Taiwanese scientists have discovered a new molecule that may help resolve one of the barriers to development of hydrogen fuel cell cars – how to safely fuel up with the highly...

 

Western Inferno: Climate Change Worsening Wildfire Risk

Western Inferno: Climate Change Worsening Wildfire Risk

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2014 (ENS) – U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is worried. “We’ve got 13 fires burning across Oregon, over 600,00 acres ablaze right now,” he told reporters on a conference call Wednesday. “We...

 

AmeriScan: July 23, 2014

AmeriScan: July 23, 2014

  California Judge Halts Oil Wells Near Pinnacles National Park … THUMS Long Beach Fined for Greenhouse Gas Emissions … Maine City Blocks Tar Sands Pipeline Plan … Pennsylvania Governor Ordered to Release Smog Communications...

 

Europe’s ‘Dirty 30′ Power Plants Impair Climate Progress

Europe’s ‘Dirty 30′ Power Plants Impair Climate Progress

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 22, 2014 (ENS) – Carbon emissions from coal-burning power plants in the EU are undermining climate efforts, warns the latest “Europe’s Dirty 30″ report, released today by five large European...