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New Whale Species Discovered in North Pacific Ocean

New Whale Species Discovered in North Pacific Ocean

  LA JOLLA, California, July 31, 2016 (ENS) – Scientists have identified a beaked whale that lives in the cold and remote North Pacific Ocean as a new species. They have yet to officially name the whale, but have confirmed the species...

 

Zika Epidemic Could Hit 10,000 Pregnant Puerto Ricans

Zika Epidemic Could Hit 10,000 Pregnant Puerto Ricans

  ATLANTA, Georgia, July 30, 2016 (ENS) –┬áSince local transmission of the Zika virus was first reported in Puerto Rico in December 2015, it has become so widespread on the island that public health officials are calling it an “epidemic.” The...

 

First U.S. Locally Transmitted Zika Virus Sickens Four

First U.S. Locally Transmitted Zika Virus Sickens Four

  MIAMI, Florida, July 30, 2016 (ENS) – Florida officials have informed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, that Zika virus infections in four people were likely caused by bites of local Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The...

 

Wild Tigers in Peril as Tiger Farms Flourish

Wild Tigers in Peril as Tiger Farms Flourish

  LONDON, UK, July 29, 2016 (ENS) – Today, 45 nongovernmental organizations from around the world are raising the alarm over increasing tiger poaching and calling for an end to all tiger farming and trade in tigers and their body...

 

NGOs: World Bank’s New ‘Safeguards’ Weaken Protections

NGOs: World Bank’s New ‘Safeguards’ Weaken Protections

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2016 (ENS) – After a four-year review of its environmental and social safeguards, the World Bank has released an updated set of safeguards in the newly drafted document “Environmental and Social Framework.”...

 

Obama & States, Auto & Power Sectors Fund EV Charging

Obama & States, Auto & Power Sectors Fund EV Charging

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 27, 2016 (ENS) – The Obama Administration is unlocking up to US$4.5 billion in loan guarantees and inviting applications to support the commercial-scale deployment of innovative electric vehicle charging facilities,...

 

World’s First: Solar Plane Circles the Earth

World’s First: Solar Plane Circles the Earth

  ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 26, 2016 (ENS) – The solar-powered electric plane Solar Impulse 2 made history just after midnight today by completing the first circumnavigation of the Earth powered only by energy from the...

 

Court Upholds U.S. EPA Veto of Mountaintop Removal Mine

Court Upholds U.S. EPA Veto of Mountaintop Removal Mine

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2016 (ENS) – The Mingo Logan Coal Company has lost another round in the long legal battle to obtain a U.S. government permit for the Spruce No. 1 mine in Logan County, West Virginia, high in the Appalachian...

 

Innovative Motor Fuel Chemist Wins Global Energy Prize

Innovative Motor Fuel Chemist Wins Global Energy Prize

  MOSCOW, Russia, July 22, 2016 (ENS) – Russian chemist Dr. Valentin Parmon has won the 2016 Global Energy Prize for his work with new generation catalysts for the production of diesel and other motor fuels, fuel production from plant...

 

New Partnerships Shield Vulnerable Small Island States

New Partnerships Shield Vulnerable Small Island States

  By Suzanne Maxx NEW YORK, New York, July 19, 2016 (ENS) – United Nations Headquarters was bustling with activity on Monday, full beyond capacity as island dwellers from around the world gathered for the Multi-Stakeholder Partnership...

 

UNESCO Protects Natural Areas of World Heritage Value

UNESCO Protects Natural Areas of World Heritage Value

  ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 18, 2016 (ENS) – The World Heritage Committee has inscribed nine new natural, or mixed natural and cultural, sites on the List of World Heritage: one transnational site – in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and...

 

Democrats’ Platform Eco-Friendly, Republicans’ Not

Democrats’ Platform Eco-Friendly, Republicans’ Not

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 14, 2016 (ENS) – The Democratic and Republican platform planks on the environment, energy and climate change couldn’t be more different. The Democrats appear to be fully engaged in protection and restoration,...

 

Dams, Logging, Poaching Threaten World Heritage

Dams, Logging, Poaching Threaten World Heritage

  ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 12, 2016 (ENS) – Of all the world’s unique natural areas threatened by logging, poaching, dam development and gillnet fishing, the International Union for Conservation of Nature is advising the UNESCO...

 

Chile’s Capital Wins 2017 Sustainable Transport Award

Chile’s Capital Wins 2017 Sustainable Transport Award

  SANTIAGO, Chile, July 13, 2016 (ENS) – Chile’s capital city, Santiago, has just been awarded the honor of hosting Mobilize 2017, the new annual Sustainable Transport Summit put on by the New York-based multinational Institute...

 

29 African Nations Urge EU to Halt Elephant Slaughter

29 African Nations Urge EU to Halt Elephant Slaughter

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 4, 2016 (ENS) – In 25 years there may not be a single elephant remaining in Africa if current rates of killing continue. As the EU member States meet today to discuss their position on whether to ban the...

 

Antarctic Ozone Layer Begins to Heal

Antarctic Ozone Layer Begins to Heal

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, July 2, 2016 (ENS) – New research has identified clear signs that the gaping hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close and could close permanently by mid-century. Scientists at the Massachusetts...

 

Canadian Court Kills Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

Canadian Court Kills Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, July 1, 2016 (ENS) – Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal Thursday overturned the permits for Enbridge’s controversial Northern Gateway Pipelines project after the court found that the government...

 

North American Leaders Pledge Green Mobility Future

North American Leaders Pledge Green Mobility Future

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, June 30, 2016 (ENS) – The leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico met at the North American Leaders Summit Wednesday where they set an historic goal – to generate 50 percent clean power across...

 

‘Defeat Device’ Settlement Costs VW Billions

‘Defeat Device’ Settlement Costs VW Billions

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 30, 2016 (ENS) – In two related settlements, one with the United States and the State of California, and one with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, German automaker Volkswagen AG and related companies┬áhave...

 

TransCanada Asks $15 Billion for Keystone XL Rejection

TransCanada Asks $15 Billion for Keystone XL Rejection

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 28, 2016 (ENS) – This weekend, TransCanada moved forward with a lawsuit against the United States under the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, seeking US$15 billion in damages due to President Barack...

 
 
 
 

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