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21 ShipBreaking Workers Die in Pakistan Explosion

21 ShipBreaking Workers Die in Pakistan Explosion

  KARACHI, Pakistan, November 2, 2016 (ENS) – At least 21 shipbreaking workers died Tuesday and many more are injured and missing after gas cylinders exploded onboard an oil production tanker beached for scrapping at Gadani, on the...

 

Bees Learn to Pull Strings For Food, Teach Other Bees

Bees Learn to Pull Strings For Food, Teach Other Bees

  LONDON, UK, November 2, 2016 (ENS) – Bumblebees can learn to pull strings for food and pass on the skill to a colony, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London. Pulling strings to obtain food is an experiment often...

 

Pioneering Mayors Prepare Cities for Autonomous Cars

Pioneering Mayors Prepare Cities for Autonomous Cars

  MIAMI, Florida, November 1, 2016 (ENS) – Five mayors have announced that they will work together to prepare their cities for the emergence of autonomous vehicles. The inaugural cities participating in the Bloomberg Aspen Initiative...

 

Atlantic Whale Sanctuary Rejected, Japan Continues Whaling

Atlantic Whale Sanctuary Rejected, Japan Continues Whaling

  PORTOROZ, Slovenia, October 31, 2016 (ENS) – Member governments of the International Whaling Commission have again rejected a proposal for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary and failed to stop the killing of hundreds of whales by...

 

UNICEF: 300 Million Children Breathe Toxic Air

UNICEF: 300 Million Children Breathe Toxic Air

  NEW YORK, New York, October 31, 2016 (ENS) – One in every seven children, 300 million, endure the world’s most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution – six or more times higher than international guidelines – and...

 

Open Data Initiative: Taiwan Power Crisis Avoidable

Open Data Initiative: Taiwan Power Crisis Avoidable

  By Shuchen Chang TAIPEI, Taiwan, October 31, 2016 (ENS) – Premier Lin Chuan’s June order to power up the mothballed No. 1 reactor at the Jinshan Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei City was prompted by a power shortage that was deliberately...

 

Greenpeace to Samsung: Recover Metals in Recalled Phones

Greenpeace to Samsung: Recover Metals in Recalled Phones

  SEOUL, South Korea, October 31, 2016 (ENS) – Samsung Electronics Co., faced with the discovery that the lithium ion batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone could ignite, has recalled 2.5 million of the devices from 10 countries. Greenpeace...

 

New Ross Sea Protected Area Now World’s Largest

New Ross Sea Protected Area Now World’s Largest

  HOBART, Tasmania, Australia, October 30, 2016 (ENS) – The world’s experts on Antarctic marine conservation have agreed to establish an expansive marine protected area, MPA, in the Ross Sea region of the Southern Ocean. This...

 

141 Water Protectors Arrested at Dakota Pipeline Protest

141 Water Protectors Arrested at Dakota Pipeline Protest

  MANDAN, North Dakota, October 28, 2016 (ENS) – Law enforcement officials in riot gear arrested 141 people at a demonstration on private land against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, owned by Energy Transfer Crude Oil...

 

Fueling U.S. Truck Fleets Is Destroying the Amazon

Fueling U.S. Truck Fleets Is Destroying the Amazon

  OAKLAND, California, October 28, 2016 (ENS) – U.S. imports of crude oil from South America’s Amazon rainforest are driving the expansion of oil operations into some of the most pristine regions, devastating unique biodiversity...

 

Jury Finds Bundys Not Guilty in Refuge Occupation Trial

Jury Finds Bundys Not Guilty in Refuge Occupation Trial

  PORTLAND, Oregon, October 28, 2016 (ENS) – In a surprise blow to federal government control over public lands, a jury has delivered a not guilty verdict for seven defendants charged in the occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National...

 

2016 a First: Global CO2 Averages 400 ppm All Year

2016 a First: Global CO2 Averages 400 ppm All Year

  GENEVA, Switzerland, October 26, 2016 (ENS) – For the first time this year, the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth’s atmosphere is projected to reach the milestone of 400 parts per million on a global average basis...

 

Louisiana Governor Races to Restore Eroding Coast

Louisiana Governor Races to Restore Eroding Coast

  BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, October 26, 2016 (ENS) – Warning that time has run out for repairing Louisiana’s eroding coastline, Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, this week challenged coastal leaders to restore 20,000 acres...

 

Force Under Central Andes Plateau’s Giant Dome Revealed

Force Under Central Andes Plateau’s Giant Dome Revealed

  SANTA CRUZ, California, October 25, 2016 (ENS) – A new scientific analysis of South America’s Andes mountain range shows the uplifting of Earth’s second highest continental plateau was driven by a huge zone of melted...

 

U.S. Antarctic Program Scientist Dies in Snowmobile Fall

U.S. Antarctic Program Scientist Dies in Snowmobile Fall

  ARLINGTON, Virginia, October 25, 2016 (ENS) – A Scottish glaciologist with the U.S. Antarctic Program was fatally injured Saturday when the snowmobile he was riding fell into a deep crack in an ice sheet, called a crevasse. Dr....

 

Japan’s Whaling in Defiance of World Court Stirs Anger

Japan’s Whaling in Defiance of World Court Stirs Anger

  PORTOROZ, Slovenia, October 24, 2016 (ENS) – As delegates from around the world gather in Portoroz for the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission, IWC, on Monday, pro-whaling and anti-whaling nations are set to clash...

 

Climate Cooperation Binds EU, Eastern European Nations

Climate Cooperation Binds EU, Eastern European Nations

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 23, 2016 (ENS) – At the first Eastern Partnership formal ministerial meeting on environment and climate change, the EU and six partner countries to the east confirmed their joint commitment to cooperation...

 

Mass Wildlife Poisoning in Limpopo National Park

Mass Wildlife Poisoning in Limpopo National Park

  By Don Pinnock CAPE TOWN, South Africa, October 22, 2016 (ENS) – The ongoing Asian demand for lion bones has led to a wildlife poisoning in the Limpopo National Park, just over the Mozambican border from South Africa’s Kruger...

 

World to Phase Out Potent Climate-Warming Refrigerants

World to Phase Out Potent Climate-Warming Refrigerants

  KIGALI, Rwanda, October 17, 2016 (ENS) – Nearly 200 nations have struck a legally binding deal to limit greenhouse gases of high global warming potential used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The accord was reached during...

 

Zika Most Damaging During Rapid Brain Growth

Zika Most Damaging During Rapid Brain Growth

  JUPITER, Florida, October 17, 2016 (ENS) – In new research that could help eliminate the tragic birth defects caused by the Zika virus, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute, TSRI, have pinpointed...

 
 
 
 

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