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Obama’s 2017 Budget Seeks $4B for Self-Driving Cars

Obama’s 2017 Budget Seeks $4B for Self-Driving Cars

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 18, 2016 (ENS) – President Barack Obama is proposing a 10-year, nearly $4 billion investment to accelerate the development and adoption of safe vehicle automation through real-world pilot projects. The...

 

Michigan Governor in Hot Water Over Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Governor in Hot Water Over Flint Water Crisis

  LANSING, Michigan, January 15, 2016 (ENS) – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, Thursday asked President Barack Obama to declare both an emergency and an expedited major disaster for Genesee County as a result of ongoing...

 

Obama Halts Coal Leases on U.S. Public Lands

Obama Halts Coal Leases on U.S. Public Lands

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 15, 2016 (ENS) – No new coal leases will be issued on public lands while the Obama Administration conducts a comprehensive review of the federal coal program to identify and evaluate potential reforms, Interior...

 

Obama: State of the Union ‘Strong’ in Changing Climate

Obama: State of the Union ‘Strong’ in Changing Climate

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 12, 2016 (ENS) – In his last State of the Union address to the nation, President Barack Obama tonight focused on the big picture and the need to continue fighting climate change. “How do we make technology...

 

2016 Honda Civic, Volvo Hybrid SUV Win Top Honors

2016 Honda Civic, Volvo Hybrid SUV Win Top Honors

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 12, 2016 (ENS) – More than 50 international automotive journalists have named the Honda Civic and the Volvo XC90 hybrid SUV the official 2016 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year at the North...

 

India’s on a Mission to Convert Street Lights to LEDs

India’s on a Mission to Convert Street Lights to LEDs

  MUMBAI, India, January 11, 2016 (ENS) – India’s central government plans to switch all street lights across the country to energy-efficient LED bulbs by the end of 2018, saving US$6 billion a year, says Piyush Goyal, the Union...

 

U.S. Funds Solar Panel Pavement That Generates Power

U.S. Funds Solar Panel Pavement That Generates Power

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 10, 2015 (ENS) – A new type of solar pavement that can generate electricity and send it to the power grid is being developed by the U.S. company Solar Roadways, with funding from the federal government say...

 

EPA Urged to Ban Widely-Used Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

EPA Urged to Ban Widely-Used Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 5, 2016 (ENS) – Under the threat of a court order, the Environmental Protection Agency last October proposed a ban on all agricultural uses of the Dow AgroSciences insecticide chlorpyrifos. Now, more than...

 

U.S. Sues Volkswagen Over Emissions Defeat Devices

U.S. Sues Volkswagen Over Emissions Defeat Devices

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 5, 2015 (ENS) – Nearly 600,000 vehicles powered by diesel engines that had illegal emissions defeating devices installed have landed Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche in U.S. Federal Court in Detroit. The complaint,...

 

Interpol Busts Hundreds for Ivory, Rhino Horn Crimes

Interpol Busts Hundreds for Ivory, Rhino Horn Crimes

  LYON, France, January 2, 2016 (ENS) – Illegal wildlife poaching and trafficking are still going on across Africa, but there are 376 fewer criminals in the trade after an international police operation last year. An Interpol-led...

 

North Pole Melting, Storms Ravage United States

North Pole Melting, Storms Ravage United States

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 30, 2015 (ENS) – The same storm system responsible for the extreme weather that claimed 43 lives in seven states over the past week has caused temperatures to rise about 50 degrees Fahrenheit above normal...

 

Obama Signs Ban on Microbeads in Beauty Products

Obama Signs Ban on Microbeads in Beauty Products

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 29, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama Monday signed into law a bill phasing out the manufacture of facewash, toothpaste and shampoo containing plastic microbeads by July 1, 2017 and the sale of these products...

 

U.S. Protects Lions Under Endangered Species Act

U.S. Protects Lions Under Endangered Species Act

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 26, 2015 (ENS) – In response to the steep decline of lion populations in the wild, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is listing two lion subspecies under the Endangered Species Act. Panthera leo leo,...

 

EU Parliament Creates Diesel Emissions Inquiry Panel

EU Parliament Creates Diesel Emissions Inquiry Panel

  STRASBOURG, France, December 17, 2015 (ENS) – The European Parliament has decided to set up a 45-member inquiry committee to investigate breaches of EU rules on car emission tests and alleged failures by EU member states and the...

 

World’s Lakes Warming Faster Than Air or Oceans

World’s Lakes Warming Faster Than Air or Oceans

  TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, December 16, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change has led to warming of lakes at a rapid rate, even faster than the air or the oceans, says York University biologist Sapna Sharma, lead author of a new global study. In...

 

World Opinion Supports Paris Climate Agreement

World Opinion Supports Paris Climate Agreement

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2015 (ENS) – The world has warmly received the breakthrough Paris Climate Agreement reached Saturday in Paris that for the first time, unites wealthy nations and poorer ones to take common climate action. Politicians...

 

COP21: Nations Adopt World’s First Global Climate Pact

COP21: Nations Adopt World’s First Global Climate Pact

  PARIS, France, December 12, 2015 (ENS) – With hugs, kisses and applause, ministers and official delegates from 195 countries tonight celebrated their approval of the Paris Climate Agreement, an historic document that commits the...

 

10,000+ in Paris Streets for ‘Red Lines’ Climate March

10,000+ in Paris Streets for ‘Red Lines’ Climate March

  PARIS, France, December 12, 2015 (ENS) – With the official UN climate negotiations still underway, thousands of people took to the streets of Paris this morning. Holding red flowers, umbrellas and banners, they created red lines...

 

COP21 Forgot Farm Animals

COP21 Forgot Farm Animals

  By Judith Needham, J.D., LL.M., MPH PARIS, France, December 11, 2015 (ENS) – Dame Jane Goodall travels the globe 300+ days each year – with a cow – a small black and white stuffed toy. The British scientist and UN Messenger...

 

COP21: Ministers Steer Toward Zero-emission Mobility

COP21: Ministers Steer Toward Zero-emission Mobility

  PARIS, France, December 11, 2015 (ENS) – Ministers and senior representatives from the auto industry, civil society and international organizations Tuesday called for a rapid move to zero-emission vehicles as a key component of...

 
 
 
 

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