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Toxic Algae Contaminate Two of the Three U.S. Coasts

Toxic Algae Contaminate Two of the Three U.S. Coasts

  SEATTLE, Washington, August 12, 2015 (ENS) – A record-breaking algal bloom continues to spread across the North Pacific from as far north as the Aleutian Islands to as far south as southern California. At the same time, this year’s...

 

U.S. Builds Climate Resilience Into Transport Systems

U.S. Builds Climate Resilience Into Transport Systems

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 11, 2015 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Transportation is introducing new tools and resources to help states, transit agencies and local communities better prepare, plan, develop and manage their transportation...

 

Deadly Typhoon Soudelor Batters China, Taiwan

Deadly Typhoon Soudelor Batters China, Taiwan

  BEIJING, China, August 9, 2015 (ENS) – Typhoon Soudelor dumped the heaviest rainfall in more than 120 years on eastern China on Saturday and Sunday, leaving 22 people dead or missing and forcing hundreds of thousands to flee their...

 

Malawi Gets ‘Serious’ About Wildlife Crime

Malawi Gets ‘Serious’ About Wildlife Crime

  By Charles Mkoka LILONGWE, Malawi, August 9, 2015 (ENS) – The harshest sentences ever handed down for wildlife crimes in Malawi are still too light, said the chairman of the newly formed Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus...

 

EPA Workers Spill 1M Gallons of Colorado Mine Waste

EPA Workers Spill 1M Gallons of Colorado Mine Waste

  DENVER, Colorado, August 8, 2015 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that its workers caused the spill of one million gallons of wastewater from an abandoned mine in the mountains of Colorado. The EPA...

 

Environment a Non-starter in Republican Debate

Environment a Non-starter in Republican Debate

  CLEVELAND, Ohio, August 7, 2015 (ENS) – Ten Republican presidential hopefuls lined up on the stage Thursday night for the first face-to-face debate of the 2016 election season. Environmental issues were not addressed, not even control...

 

Freight Trucks at New Jersey Port Must Curb Idling

Freight Trucks at New Jersey Port Must Curb Idling

  NEWARK, New Jersey, August 6, 2015 (ENS) – The air in Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, is expected to clear up now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized agreements with the Port Authority of New York...

 

Wildfires Set the Western United States Ablaze

Wildfires Set the Western United States Ablaze

  BOISE, Idaho, August 5, 2015 (ENS) – Wildfires are devastating western forests, forcing hundreds of evacuations and keeping thousands of firefighters working overtime. Last week’s blistering heatwave gave the fires an upper...

 

World’s Glaciers Melting Faster Than Ever

World’s Glaciers Melting Faster Than Ever

  ZURICH, Switzerland, August 4, 2015 (ENS) – The current rate of glacier melt around the world is unprecedented in recorded history, new research by the World Glacier Monitoring Service demonstrates. Based at the University of Zurich,...

 

Obama Upbeat on Clean Power Plan, Dismisses Critics

Obama Upbeat on Clean Power Plan, Dismisses Critics

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama is convinced that “no challenge poses a greater threat to our future and future generations than a changing climate,” he said today at the White House, launching...

 

EPA Sets First CO2 Standards for Existing Power Plants

EPA Sets First CO2 Standards for Existing Power Plants

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2015 (ENS) – Today at the White House, President Barack Obama and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will release the administration’s final plan to combat climate change by limiting greenhouse gas emissions...

 

Electric Car-Sharing Opens for Low-Income Angelenos

Electric Car-Sharing Opens for Low-Income Angelenos

  LOS ANGELES, California, August 3, 2015 (ENS) – Electric cars will soon be available to low-income residents of Los Angeles through a new car-sharing project. The California Air Resources Board has awarded a $1.6 million grant...

 

Former Exxon President On Mission to Clean Up Oil Sands

Former Exxon President On Mission to Clean Up Oil Sands

  By James Stafford TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, August 1, 2015 (ENS) – Canada has given oil sands a dirty reputation, but a breakthrough, commercially viable technology has caught the eye of a former Exxon Mobil president who is putting...

 

Zimbabwe Seeks Extradition of Lion Killer From USA

Zimbabwe Seeks Extradition of Lion Killer From USA

  HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 31,2015 (ENS) – The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a “foreign poacher” who should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri said today. In...

 

UN General Assembly Resolves to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

UN General Assembly Resolves to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

  NEW YORK, New York, July 30, 2015 (ENS) – Recognizing that wild animals and plants are an “irreplaceable part of the natural systems of the Earth,” the UN General Assembly today urged its Member States to prevent, combat...

 

Shell Icebreaker Eludes Protesters, Leaves Portland

Shell Icebreaker Eludes Protesters, Leaves Portland

  PORTLAND, Oregon, July 30, 2015 (ENS) – Greenpeace activists who rappelled from the St. John’s Bridge in Portland and hung there overnight, today blocked Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling support icebreaker, the MSV Fennica, as...

 

Global Tiger Day 2015 Finds Tiger Numbers Shrinking

Global Tiger Day 2015 Finds Tiger Numbers Shrinking

  GLAND, Switzerland, July 29, 2015 (ENS) – Today is Global Tiger Day, and across the world people are pausing to recognize that 97 percent of all wild tigers disappeared during the 20th century, when numbers dropped from about 100,000...

 

White House Opens Business Act on Climate Pledge

White House Opens Business Act on Climate Pledge

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2015 (ENS) – Thirteen of America’s largest companies Monday pledged to invest a total of more than $140 billion to slash their greenhouse gas emissions, increase their use of renewable energy and shrink...

 

Oil and Gas Giants Call for Carbon Pricing

Oil and Gas Giants Call for Carbon Pricing

  PARIS, France, July 28, 2015 (ENS) – Seeking clarity and stability, six large oil and gas companies based in Europe are calling on all world governments and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, to introduce...

 

Kayaktivists Fight to Stop an Arctic Oil Rush

Kayaktivists Fight to Stop an Arctic Oil Rush

  PORTLAND, Oregon, July 28, 2015 (ENS) – Traveling in kayaks, climate change and environmental activists are surrounding the Shell Arctic drilling support ship Fennica in Portland harbor to keep it from leaving for the drilling site...

 
 
 
 

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