Jill Stein

Sandy and Tar Sands Pipeline: Stein Arrest Connects the Dots

WINNSBORO, Texas, October 31, 2012 (ENS) – Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was arrested this morning after bringing supplies to climate justice activists sitting in trees to stop construction of a pipeline to carry crude oil from the Alberta tar sands to Gulf Coast refineries. […]


Europe Updates Environment Impact Assessment Law

BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 31, 2012 (ENS) – A modernization of Europe’s environmental impact assessment law now underway will enable governments, for the first time, to take into account climate change, biodiversity, disaster prevention and resource efficiency when considering big projects that may affect the environment. […]

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President Obama, Governor Christie Tour Damaged New Jersey

WASHINGTON, DC, October 31, 2012 (ENS) – President Barack Obama joined New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today for a survey of the destruction left by Hurricane Sandy, which battered the East Coast on Monday. The President has issued a major disaster declaration for New Jersey, among a dozen other states. […]

Hurricane Sandy

Superstorm Sandy Is ‘What Global Warming Looks Like’

NEW YORK, New York, October 30, 2012 (ENS) – Many environmentalists are blaming climate change for the appearance of superstorm Sandy that has wreaked such devastation on New York, New Jersey and 15 other states. Some meteorologists disagree, contending that Sandy would have occurred even without a warming climate. […]

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Devastated: New York and New Jersey Survey the Damage

NEW YORK, New York, October 30, 2012 (ENS) – “Sadly, this storm claimed the lives of people throughout the region, including at least 10 in our city – and tragically we expect that number to go up as information continues to come in,” said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg surveying his damaged city this morning in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. […]

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Vicious Superstorm Sandy Smashes U.S. Northeast Cities

NEW YORK, New York, October 29, 2012 (ENS) – After claiming 69 lives in the Caribbean countries it ravaged last week, Hurricane Sandy struck land near Atlantic City, New Jersey about 8 pm Monday night. Four hours later, 11 more people have lost their lives to the howling winds and flooding rains of the enormous storm. […]

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Atlas Aims to Ease Extreme Weather Impacts on Public Health

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 29, 2012 (ENS) – As the changing climate brings more extreme weather – hurricanes, floods and drought – human health hazards are increasing, warn the world’s top health and weather officials. The “Atlas of Health and Climate” pinpoints the most pressing current and emerging challenges. […]

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New York City Evacuates 375,000 Ahead of Hurricane Sandy

NEW YORK, New York, October 28, 2012 (ENS) – Large and “extremely dangerous,” the National Weather Service says Hurricane Sandy is expected to bring “life-threatening storm surge flooding” to the Mid-Atlantic coast, including Long Island Sound and New York Harbor, on Monday morning. […]

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Eight Dead in Attack on Virunga National Park Rangers

VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of Congo, October 25, 2012 (ENS) – Mai Mai rebels attacked a ranger patrol early this morning in Virunga National Park, killing two park rangers and one government soldier who was assisting the rangers. Five rebels were killed. […]

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Deadly Hurricane Sandy Blows North; U.S. East Coast on Alert

MIAMI, Florida, October 25, 2012 (ENS) – Hurricane Sandy howled across the Bahamas on Thursday as a powerful Category 2 storm, packing winds up to 105 miles per hour and moving north at about 20 mph. The storm is forecast to be felt in Florida tonight, says the U.S. National Hurricane Center. […]

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Harper’s China-Canada Deal Overrides Environmental Protections

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, October 24, 2012 (ENS) – To attract Chinese investment for natural resource development, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pushing through a treaty that gives away Canadian sovereignty with no public debate, warns a Canadian international investment law expert and law professor. […]

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World’s Worst Pollution Problems: 2012

NEW YORK, New York, October 23, 2012 (ENS) – Industrial pollution is a critical public health threat on a par with malaria and tuberculosis, but while 125 million people around the world are at risk from toxic pollutants, these causes of illness and death are underestimated, new research shows. […]

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Environmental Goups Ask Court to Halt Fracking in California

OAKLAND, California, October 22, 2012 (ENS) – Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit charging that the California agency tasked with regulating oil and gas well activity has failed to consider or evaluate the risks of hydraulic fracturing, as required by the California Environmental Quality Act. […]


Biodiesel Exhaust Linked to Respiratory Illness

BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia, October 19, 2012 (ENS) – Burning biodiesel produces compounds that can cause respiratory disease, researchers from Queensland University of Technology have found. The discovery could lead to restrictions on the use of biodiesel. […]