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Georgian Eco-Warriors in Battle to Save Tbilisi Park

Georgian Eco-Warriors in Battle to Save Tbilisi Park

  By Yana Israelyan TBILISI, Georgia, April 10, 2014 (ENS) – Activists who have set up a protest camp in a central Tbilisi park say they are fighting to save one of the Georgian capital’s rare green spaces. The city government has...

 

Birds, Animals Pass Flu Viruses Across the Oceans

Birds, Animals Pass Flu Viruses Across the Oceans

  RESTON, Virginia, April 9, 2014 (ENS) – The North Atlantic region is a pathway for bird flu to move between Europe and North America, U.S. Geological Survey scientists and their Icelandic partners have discovered. Across the world,...

 

Saturn’s Moon Holds a Deep Ocean That May Support Life

Saturn’s Moon Holds a Deep Ocean That May Support Life

  PASADENA, California, April 9, 2014 (ENS) – A large underground ocean has been discovered on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, arousing scientific interest in the small, icy moon as a possible extraterrestrial environment that supports...

 

Autism Triggered in the Womb by ‘Environmental Factors’

Autism Triggered in the Womb by ‘Environmental Factors’

  TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, April 9, 2014 (ENS) – Autism can be triggered by abnormal levels of lipid molecules in the brain that affect the interaction between two key neural pathways in early brain development in the womb, researchers...

 

AmeriScan: Apr. 8, 2014

AmeriScan: Apr. 8, 2014

  Harvard’s $20 Million Climate Fund, U.S. Eats Pirate-Caught Seafood, Hawaii’s Big Palm, Seattle Mariners Named e-Stewards, Eco Comix, Jaguar Habitat Lawsuit, Idaho Trappers Take Lynx Harvard Creates $20 Million Climate Fund...

 

Oil Vote Deadline Looms for Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park

Oil Vote Deadline Looms for Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park

  By Kelly Swing QUITO, Ecuador, April 8, 2014 (ENS) – In 2007, for the meager sum of US$3.6 billion, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa offered the world a chance to buy into a conservation plan, called the Yasuní-ITT Initiative,...

 

Ukraine Turmoil Leaves Zoo Animals Starving

Ukraine Turmoil Leaves Zoo Animals Starving

  KIEV, Ukraine, April 7, 2014 (ENS) – Ukraine resident Lionel de Lange, an entrepreneurial, animal-loving, bush war veteran from South Africa, is engaged in a rescue mission – to save more than 6,000 Ukraine zoo animals from...

 

Rio Tinto Withdraws From Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Rio Tinto Withdraws From Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

  LONDON, UK, April 7, 2014 (ENS) – The British-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto will give its shares in Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd., owner of the Pebble Project, to Alaskan charitable foundations, ending its involvement in the...

 

New Nano-paper Filter Can Remove Miniscule Viruses

New Nano-paper Filter Can Remove Miniscule Viruses

  UPPSALA, Sweden, April 7, 2014 (ENS) – Swedish scientists have developed a paper filter that can remove virus particles with a level of efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters. The paper filter consists of...

 

British Plan to Eradicate Bovine TB Backs Off Badger Cull

British Plan to Eradicate Bovine TB Backs Off Badger Cull

  LONDON, UK, April 4, 2014 (ENS) – A comprehensive strategy to eradicate bovine tuberculosis in England by 2038 was released Thursday by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson. Paterson’s strategy abandons previous plans to extend...

 

Four More Shipbreaking Workers Die in Bangladesh

Four More Shipbreaking Workers Die in Bangladesh

  CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, April 4, 2014 (ENS) – Four shipbreaking workers were killed and three others were critically injured Thursday when a gas cylinder exploded in a shipbreaking yard in Chittagong. The four workers, Jasim, Faruk,...

 

U.S. Indicts Six for Bribery Over Titanium Mining in India

U.S. Indicts Six for Bribery Over Titanium Mining in India

  CHICAGO, Illinois, April 3, 204 (ENS) – Alleged bribes of Indian officials to secure licenses to mine titanium minerals in India have led to charges of racketeering conspiracy brought by the U.S. Government against six foreign nationals,...

 

Extinction Threatens One-Quarter of Europe’s Bumblebees

Extinction Threatens One-Quarter of Europe’s Bumblebees

  GLAND, Switzerland, April 3, 2014 (ENS) – Seventeen of the 68 species of European bumblebees are threatened with extinction, finds a new study assessing the species group at the European level. “We are very concerned with these...

 

European Parliament Approves Law to Curb Vehicle Noise

European Parliament Approves Law to Curb Vehicle Noise

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 3, 2014 (ENS) – Vehicle noise limits will be tightened across the European Union to protect public health, under a new law informally agreed with EU ministers and endorsed by Parliament on Wednesday. The...

 

AmeriScan: Apr. 2, 2014

AmeriScan: Apr. 2, 2014

  Renewables Power Google, Fees in National Forests, Rhino Horn Traders Indicted, California Salmon Streams Dry Up, Rare Alaskan Wolf, Navajo-Gallup Water Pumping Plant Apple, Facebook, Google Power Up With Renewables … Judge Allows...

 

Earthquake in Chile: Six Dead, Nearly One Million Evacuated

Earthquake in Chile: Six Dead, Nearly One Million Evacuated

  SANTIAGO, Chile, April 2, 2014 (ENS) – Six people have lost their lives as the result of a powerful earthquake off the coast of northern Chile at 8:27 Tuesday night, local time.  Seismic officials have now agreed it was an 8.2...

 

Powerful Earthquake Off Northern Chile Generates Tsunami

Powerful Earthquake Off Northern Chile Generates Tsunami

  SANTIAGO, Chile, April 2, 2014 (ENS) – The Chilean authorities Tuesday ordered the evacuation of coastal areas after an earthquake of 8.3 magnitude struck off the coast of northern Chile at 20:46 hours local time. Twelve hours...

 

Trillions in Public Spending Will Shift to Greener Purchases

Trillions in Public Spending Will Shift to Greener Purchases

  NEW YORK, New York, April 1, 2014 (ENS) – A new global program was launched today that aims to harness the trillions of dollars that governments spend each year on procurement of everything – from computers to food to travel...

 

World Court Orders Japan to End Antarctic Whaling

World Court Orders Japan to End Antarctic Whaling

  THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, March 31, 2014 (ENS) – The UN’s International Court of Justice today ruled that Japan’s whaling in the Antarctic is not for scientific purposes  and violates the International Convention...

 

IPCC: Global Warming Impacts May Be ‘Irreversible’

IPCC: Global Warming Impacts May Be ‘Irreversible’

  YOKOHAMA, Japan, March 31, 2014 (ENS) – The effects of climate change are “already occurring on all continents and across the oceans,” yet the world is “ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate,” concludes...