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Poll: Live on High-Risk U.S. Coastline? Prepare and Pay

WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2013 (ENS) – The overwhelming majority of Americans in a new public opinion poll support stronger building codes to minimize damage from climate-induced sea level rise and extreme weather, but they don’t think taxpayers should foot the bill. […]

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Japan Turns from Nuclear Fission to Nuclear Fusion

TOKYO, Japan, March 28, 2013 (ENS) – The Japanese utility that supplies electricity to seven prefectures on Japan’s main island of Honshu today officially withdrew its plan to build a new nuclear power plant near the site of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. […]

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Over Half U.S. River and Stream Miles in Poor Condition

WASHINGTON, DC, March 26, 2013 (ENS) – Fifty-five percent of U.S. rivers and streams are in poor condition for aquatic life, finds the first comprehensive survey of the nation’s stream and river health, released today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. […]

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Earth Hour Plunges Planet into Healing Darkness

SYDNEY, Australia, March 25, 2013 (ENS) – This year for the first time, Russia’s Kremlin switched off the lights for Earth Hour, a global environmental initiative of WWF held at 8:30 on Saturday night, joining more than 7,000 cities, towns and municipalities in over 150 countries and territories. […]

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Actor Ezra Miller Heads to North Pole for Greenpeace

NEW YORK, New York, March 25 2013 (ENS) – Film star Ezra Miller will ski to the North Pole in early April to plant a “flag for the future” on the seabed, as part of a Greenpeace international campaign to protect the Arctic from industrial development. […]

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International Cooperation Key to World Water Day 2013

NEW YORK, New York, March 22, 2013 (ENS) – “Water is central to the wellbeing of people and the planet,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon said in his video message for the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013. “We must work together to protect and carefully manage this fragile, finite resource.” […]


Low-Income, Minority Californians Suffer Worst Asthma

SACRAMENTO, California, March 21, 2013 (ENS) – Low-income, racial and ethnic minority populations in California are exposed to greater levels of air pollutants than higher-income, Caucasian populations. New research shows that.as a result they suffer more asthma-related difficulties. […]

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Civil Engineers Raise U.S. Infrastructure Grade to D+

WASHINGTON, DC, March 20, 2013 (ENS) – Over the past four years, the state of America’s infrastructure has improved from a grade of D to D+ but a spending shortfall of $1.6 trillion is anticipated by 2020, the American Society of Civil Engineers warns in its new report card. […]