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U.S. Drought Risk This Century Worst in 1,000 Years

U.S. Drought Risk This Century Worst in 1,000 Years

  NEW YORK, New York, February 12, 2015 (ENS) – The worst persistent drought ever in the U.S. Southwest and Great Plains will parch the region during the second half of the 21st century, with the drying conditions “driven primarily”...

 

Wild Horse Advocates Win Halt to Thinning of Famous Herd

Wild Horse Advocates Win Halt to Thinning of Famous Herd

  RENO, Nevada, February 12, 2014 (ENS) – A federal judge has granted two animal protection groups a unusual preliminary injunction to stop the Bureau of Land Management’s roundup of more than 330 wild horses in northern Nevada, saying...

 

World’s Forests at the Mercy of Commodity Supply Chains

World’s Forests at the Mercy of Commodity Supply Chains

  OXFORD, UK, February 11, 2015 (ENS) – Only a small minority of the power brokers controlling the global commodity supply chains that drive the world’s tropical deforestation are able to meet demand without destroying forests,...

 

Business Leaders Urge Bold Climate Action for Global Pact

Business Leaders Urge Bold Climate Action for Global Pact

  GENEVA, Switzerland, February 10, 2015 (ENS) – Business is taking a new, more prominent role in urging government negotiators to take bold climate action by quickly halting greenhouse gas emissions as countries begin their next...

 

Ebola Recedes in West Africa, But ‘No Room for Complacency’

Ebola Recedes in West Africa, But ‘No Room for Complacency’

  NEW YORK, New York, February 9, 2015 (ENS) – The World Health Organization has recorded a surge in new Ebola cases this past week, ending a series of declines that saw the number of new cases in the three hardest-hit countries –...

 

Hunters Now Need Permits to Import Trophies Into Europe

Hunters Now Need Permits to Import Trophies Into Europe

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, February 9, 2015 (ENS) – A loophole in European law that has allowed body parts from endangered animals to be imported into the European Union as hunting trophies was closed Thursday in a move welcomed by wildlife...

 

Obama’s FY 2016 Budget: What’s In It for the Environment?

Obama’s FY 2016 Budget: What’s In It for the Environment?

WASHINGTON, DC, February 7, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama unveiled his $3.99 trillion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016 this week, setting the stage for a showdown with the Republican-controlled Congress on funding for environmental...

 

Transport for London Approves New Cyclist Superhighways

Transport for London Approves New Cyclist Superhighways

  LONDON, UK, February 6, 2015 (ENS) – The construction of Europe’s longest segregated urban cycleways is set to begin in March, now that the Board of Transport for London (TfL) has approved London Mayor Boris Johnson’s...

 

India Plans Smart Cities for ‘Harmonious Living With Nature’

India Plans Smart Cities for ‘Harmonious Living With Nature’

  NEW DELHI, India, February 5, 2015 (ENS) – Smart cities are meant to promote “harmonious living with nature,” India’s Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu told delegates to the Convocation of The Energy...

 

Sea Shepherd Chases Toothfish Poachers From Australian Waters

Sea Shepherd Chases Toothfish Poachers From Australian Waters

  MELBOURNE, Australia, February 4, 2015 (ENS) – The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society says one of its ships has chased an illegal toothfish-poaching vessel out of its hunting grounds in Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone onto...

 

Obama Budgets Billions to Upgrade Crumbling Infrastructure

Obama Budgets Billions to Upgrade Crumbling Infrastructure

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 3, 2015 (ENS) – Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Monday issued a report titled “Beyond Traffic: Trends and Choices 2045” that he hopes will open a national conversation leading...

 

Arctic Oil On Life Support

Arctic Oil On Life Support

By Nick Cunningham WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2015 (ENS) – Oil companies have eyed the Arctic for years. With an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil lying north of the Arctic Circle, the circumpolar north is one of the last parts of the...

 

Boosting U.S. Electric Car Sales Is a Chicken and Egg Riddle

Boosting U.S. Electric Car Sales Is a Chicken and Egg Riddle

WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama set a goal in his 2011 State of the Union speech – put one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. But auto analysts and executives doubted that was possible....

 

Obama Orders Higher Flood Risk Standard for Federal Projects

Obama Orders Higher Flood Risk Standard for Federal Projects

WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2015 (ENS) – Considering the risk of rising sea levels due to climate change, President Barack Obama today issued the nation’s first Federal Flood Risk Management Standard for taxpayer-funded projects....

 

Deadly Storms, Floods Force Desperate Africans to Seek Aid

Deadly Storms, Floods Force Desperate Africans to Seek Aid

  GENEVA, Switzerland, January 30, 2015 (ENS) – Severe flooding across southern Africa is killing, injuring and displacing a rising number of people, and more rain is in the forecast. Malawi’s Department of Climate Change has forecast...

 

Obama’s Energy Dept. Invests $59 Million in Solar Innovation

Obama’s Energy Dept. Invests $59 Million in Solar Innovation

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2015 (ENS) – As more communities look to solar energy as a source of clean, renewable electricity, the Obama Administration is investing more than $59 million in solar energy innovation, Energy Secretary...

 

Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Seen in Yosemite National Park

Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Seen in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California, January 29, 2015 (ENS) – Photos of the rare Sierra Nevada red fox, Vulpes vulpes necator, have been taken by motion-triggered cameras in Yosemite National Park, the first confirmed sighting of this species...

 

U.S. Senate Votes to Force Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

U.S. Senate Votes to Force Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2015 (ENS) – The new Republican-controlled Senate today voted for the first time to force U.S. approval of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Proposed by TransCanada, the pipeline would...

 

EU Struggles to Cut Road Transport CO2 Emissions Post-2020

EU Struggles to Cut Road Transport CO2 Emissions Post-2020

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 28, 2015 (ENS) – “Some people think that the recent decrease in oil prices will have a negative impact on electric cars. Personally, I am convinced that this will not be the case,” said Miguel...

 

Goverments Will Forge First Treaty Protecting Global Oceans

Goverments Will Forge First Treaty Protecting Global Oceans

  NEW YORK, New York, January 27, 2015 (ENS) – Government representatives from around the world agreed Saturday to develop the first legally-binding agreement to conserve marine life in the high seas and international seabed, an area...

 
 
 
 
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