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Retail Investors Snap Up World Bank Green Growth Bonds

Retail Investors Snap Up World Bank Green Growth Bonds

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2015 (ENS) – The first equity index-linked World Bank Green Bond available to retail investors just closed, and it was a big hit, raising more than US$91 million to support environmental solutions, the...

 

European Parliament Backs GMO Choice for Member States

European Parliament Backs GMO Choice for Member States

  STRASBOURG, France, January 13, 2015 (ENS) – New legislation to allow member states of the European Union to restrict or ban the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory, even if this...

 

Chevrolet Reveals Sleek Bolt EV Concept With 200 Mile Range

Chevrolet Reveals Sleek Bolt EV Concept With 200 Mile Range

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 14, 2015 (ENS) – Chevrolet unveiled the Bolt EV concept – a bright orange car that embodies the company’s vision for an affordable, long-range, all-electric vehicle – Monday at the North...

 

U.S. to Ban Foreign Fish Caught By Killing Whales, Dolphins

U.S. to Ban Foreign Fish Caught By Killing Whales, Dolphins

  NEW YORK, New York, January 9, 2015 (ENS) – In a landmark settlement with three environmental groups, the U.S. government has agreed to adopt new rules that ensure seafood imported into the United States meets high standards for...

 

Baltimore Harbor, Patapsco River Must Be Cleared of Trash

Baltimore Harbor, Patapsco River Must Be Cleared of Trash

  BALTIMORE, Maryland, January 9, 2015 (ENS) – The trashy litter in Baltimore area streams and the city’s harbor must be removed under new pollution limits set by federal and state regulators, the U.S. Environmental Protection...

 

Environmental Champion Senator Barbara Boxer Bows Out

Environmental Champion Senator Barbara Boxer Bows Out

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 9, 2015 (ENS) – Senator Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, said Thursday that she will not seek reelection after her fourth term in the U.S. Senate concludes in 2016. Boxer made the announcement in a video...

 

Nebraska Court Upholds Keystone XL Pipeline Route

Nebraska Court Upholds Keystone XL Pipeline Route

  LINCOLN, Nebraska, January 9, 2015 (ENS) – TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline now has a legal route through Nebraska that would take the controversial pipeline through the sensitive Sand Hills region and...

 

China, Russia, US, Middle East Urged: Leave Fuels Underground

China, Russia, US, Middle East Urged: Leave Fuels Underground

  LONDON, UK, January 9, 2015 (ENS) – A third of the world’s oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80 percent of all coal reserves should remain in the ground and not be burned before 2050 if global warming is to stay...

 

U.S. Congress Blocks World Bank Move to Slash Safeguards

U.S. Congress Blocks World Bank Move to Slash Safeguards

WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2015 (ENS) – Environmental and social justice groups in the United States and around the world are applauding a provision of the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act, passed by the U.S. Congress just before the Christmas...

 

Toyota Opens Hydrogen Fuel Cell Patents Royalty Free

Toyota Opens Hydrogen Fuel Cell Patents Royalty Free

  LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 6, 2015 (ENS) – Toyota is “opening the door to the hydrogen future,” offering to share nearly 6,000 hydrogen fuel cell patents with other automakers – royalty free. Bob Carter, senior...

 

From Finland: Green Winter Tires for Electric Cars

From Finland: Green Winter Tires for Electric Cars

  NOKIA, Finland, January 5, 2015 (ENS) – A winter tire designed for BMW’s i3 electric car goes on sale this month, designed and manufactured by Finnish tiremaker Nokian. The world’s first winter tire with an A energy rating...

 

Ship Collision Spills Tonnes of Oil in Singapore Strait

Ship Collision Spills Tonnes of Oil in Singapore Strait

SINGAPORE, January 3, 2015 (ENS) – A collision Friday between an oil tanker and a bulk carrier at the eastern end of the Strait of Singapore, where it meets the South China Sea, has spilled thousands of tons of crude oil, threatening white...

 

Single Hull Oil Tankers Barred From U.S. Waters

Single Hull Oil Tankers Barred From U.S. Waters

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 2, 2015 (ENS) – As of January 1, 2015 single-hull oil tankers are no longer allowed in U.S. waters. The Oil Pollution Act of 1990, passed after the disastrous 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William...

 

Flashpoint Issue 2015: Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Flashpoint Issue 2015: Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 29, 2014 (ENS) – A renewed battle over the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is shaping up for the new year in North America. The Republicans, who favor the Alberta-Gulf Coast pipeline because of the jobs and...

 

Ebola Takes No Holiday

Ebola Takes No Holiday

  MONROVIA, Liberia, December 24, 2014 (ENS) – Christmas will be “like any other working day” for UN humanitarian worker Chris Huddart, who, like thousands across West Africa, is spending the holiday responding to the...

 

AmeriScan: December 22, 2014

AmeriScan: December 22, 2014

  XTO Energy Must Restore Areas Damaged by Fracking … Savannah River Site Nuclear Waste Tanks to Be Closed … Kentucky Approves Big Solar Project … Protections Reinstated for Western Great Lakes Gray Wolves … Wind...

 

First U.S. Coal Ash Rule Disappoints Environmental Groups

First U.S. Coal Ash Rule Disappoints Environmental Groups

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 20, 2104 (ENS) – The first national regulations to provide for the safe disposal of the ash left after burning coal to produce electricity were announced Friday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. After...

 

EU Traffic Noise Causes 10,000 Premature Deaths a Year

EU Traffic Noise Causes 10,000 Premature Deaths a Year

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 19, 2014 (ENS) – More than 125 million Europeans could be exposed to levels of road traffic noise above legal guidelines, causing up to 10,000 premature deaths each year, finds a new assessment published...

 

New York State to Ban Fracking: ‘Reckless to Proceed’

New York State to Ban Fracking: ‘Reckless to Proceed’

  ALBANY, New York, December 18, 2014 (ENS) – As of early next year, New York State will be permanently off-limits to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for oil and gas. The decision follows the release Wednesday of a long-awaited...

 

Obama Bars Oil Industry From Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Obama Bars Oil Industry From Alaska’s Bristol Bay

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 16, 2014 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today designated the waters of Bristol Bay as off limits to oil and gas leasing for exploration, development or production. This action safeguards one of the nation’s...

 
 
 
 
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