air pollution

Air Pollution Linked to Hardening of the Arteries

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, April 30, 2013 (ENS) – Long term exposure to air pollution is linked to heart attacks and strokes because it speeds up hardening of the arteries, according to University of Michigan scientists and colleagues from across the United States. […]

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Superstorm Sandy Dumped 11 Billion Gallons of Sewage

NEW YORK, New York, April 30, 2013 (ENS) – Six months after Superstorm Sandy struck the U.S. Atlantic coast, data from the eight hardest hit states shows that 11 billion gallons of untreated and partially treated sewage flowed into waterways and city streets, reports Climate Central, an organization of scientists and journalists. […]

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U.S. Car Buyers Embrace New Fuel Efficiency Standards

WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2013 (ENS) – Consumer demand for new fuel-efficient vehicles is high in the United States and electrics are gaining in popularity, finds a new analysis by the Consumer Federation of America, an association of more than 260 nonprofit consumer groups. […]

Land Use/Forests

Bristol Bay: Largest Salmon Fishery vs Giant Mine Proposal

SEATTLE, Washington, April 29, 2013 (ENS) – If Bristol Bay, Alaska is opened to mining, the ore deposit would be mined for decades, and the wastes would require management “for centuries or even in perpetuity,” finds a revised environmental assessment issued Friday by the U.S. EPA. […]

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Global Bike-Sharing Fleet Tops 500,000 Bicycles

WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2013 (ENS) – More than 500 cities in 49 countries host advanced bike-sharing programs, with a combined fleet exceeding 500,000 bicycles, finds new research from the nonprofit Earth Policy Institute, released today. […]


Earth Sets 1,400 Year Record for Warm Temperatures

NEW YORK, New York, April 24, 2013 (ENS) – Earth’s climate heated up more between 1971 and 2000 than during any other 30 year period in the last 1,400 years, scientists have found using new regional temperature reconstructions covering all continents. […]

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Athabaskan Council: Arctic Warming Violates Our Human Rights

WHITEHORSE, Yukon, Canada, April 23, 2013 (ENS) – The Arctic Athabaskan Council today filed a petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, requesting a declaration that Canada is undermining the human rights of Athabaskan peoples by allowing emissions of black carbon to warm the Arctic. […]

President Obama

Earth Day in the USA: 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2013 (ENS) – “We cannot afford to ignore what the overwhelming judgment of science tells us: that climate change is real and that it poses an urgent threat to our people and our planet,” President Barack Obama said Saturday as he proclaimed April 22 to be Earth Day 2013. […]

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Land Use/Forests

Inner-City Pollution in East Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Nangarhar, Afghanistan, April 19, 2013 (ENS) – From the outside, the building in the residential district of Jalalabad’s Do Saraka area looks like any of the family homes nearby. What distinguishes it from its neighbors is the constant din of machinery running inside. […]

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New York’s First Desalination Plant Raises Radiation Fears

NEW YORK, New York, April 18, 2013 (ENS) – Desalination plants are typically built in dry places. But along New York’s Hudson River a different story is unfolding. A desalination plant has been proposed by United Water New York, a private company, just 3.5 miles from an aging nuclear power generating station. […]