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California Spends GHG Market Proceeds on Clean Transport

California Spends GHG Market Proceeds on Clean Transport

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 1, 2016 (ENS) – California has unallocated proceeds from its greenhouse gas emission cap-and-trade program, and state officials have just decided how it will be spent. Governor Jerry Brown, State...

 

Europe Charts New Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility

Europe Charts New Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 31, 2016 (ENS) – The accelerating global shift towards low-carbon, circular economies has started, driving Europe’s need to accelerate the transition towards low-emission and zero-emission vehicles...

 

Fish-Killing Parasite Forces Yellowstone River Closure

Fish-Killing Parasite Forces Yellowstone River Closure

  BOZEMAN, Montana, August 29, 2016 (ENS) – A fish kill caused by a microscopic parasite prompted Montana wildlife officials to shut down 175 miles of the Yellowstone River and its tributaries to recreation last week. The unprecedented...

 

Italy Mourns Hundreds of Earthquake Victims

Italy Mourns Hundreds of Earthquake Victims

  ROME, Italy, August 27, 2016 (ENS) – Today, Italians joined in a day of national mourning for victims of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday, killing 291 people. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi...

 

Obama Creates Planet’s Largest Marine Protected Area

Obama Creates Planet’s Largest Marine Protected Area

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 27, 2016 (ENS) – President Barack Obama Friday expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument surrounding the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, creating the world’s largest marine protected area. The...

 

National Monument Gift Celebrates U.S. Parks’ 100 Years

National Monument Gift Celebrates U.S. Parks’ 100 Years

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 25, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. National Park Service turns 100 years old today. In celebration, President Barack Obama has designated 87,500 pristine acres in north-central Maine as the Katahdin Woods and Waters...

 

Broadband to Revitalize Appalachian Coal Country

Broadband to Revitalize Appalachian Coal Country

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 25, 2016 (ENS) – Ten communities in six states have been selected by the Obama Administration to participate in the Cool & Connected planning assistance program, a new initiative to help people use broadband...

 

Europe’s Electric Car Sales Up 21 Percent This Year

Europe’s Electric Car Sales Up 21 Percent This Year

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, August 24, 2016 (ENS) – A total of 91,300 electric vehicles were sold in Europe in the first six months of 2016 – a 21 percent year on year increase, according to new data released by EV Volumes.com, the electric...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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