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Deep Ice Canyon Found Far Below Greenland Surface

GREENBELT, Maryland, August 29, 2013 (ENS) – Using ice-penetrating radar, scientists have discovered a long, deep canyon that exists a mile beneath the Greenland ice sheet, data from a NASA airborne science mission and an international research team reveals. […]

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Entergy to Close Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant

WASHINGTON, DC, August 27, 2013 (ENS) – Entergy Corporation today said it plans to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vermont. The station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and move to safe shutdown in the fourth quarter of 2014. […]

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World’s First Ecomobile City: Suwon, South Korea

SUWON, South Korea, August 27, 2013 (ENS) – One neighborhood, one month, no cars. When it kicks off the world’s first EcoMobility Festival on September 1, the City of Suwon will aim to prove that a truly ecomobile city – one where citizens can move freely, safely and sustainably – can exist. […]

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Mexican Gray Wolves Gain Protection in Arizona, New Mexico

SILVER CITY, New Mexico, August 26, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will propose increased recovery territory for Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico and will drop plans to capture wolves entering these two states from Mexico, under two agreements reached today between the agency and the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity. […]

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Hit By Snipers, Syria Chemical Weapons Inspection Team Persists

DAMASCUS, Syria, August 26, 2013 (ENS) – A team of United Nations inspectors probing the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria was hit by sniper fire today as they were being transported to the site of the investigation in suburban Damascus, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today. […]

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Britain Invests £148 million to Boost Cycling

LONDON, UK, August 26, 2013 (ENS) – British Prime Minister David Cameron has launched a nationwide drive to promote cycling in cities and national parks across England. More bikes on the road will mean fewer cars, less air pollution and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. […]

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Ecuador’s Yasuni-ITT Initiative Failed, What’s Next?

TIPUTINI BIODIVERSITY STATION, Ecuador, August 23, 2013 (ENS) – We’re all extremely disappointed by the decision of President Rafael Correa to approve oil drilling in the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini area of Yasuni National Park and cancel the trust fund that would have compensated the country for leaving the oil underground, although it certainly did not come as a surprise. […]

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Dam Removals Open Northeast Rivers to Fish, Recreation

WASHINGTON, DC, August 22, 2013 (ENS) – A dam that has blocked Maryland’s Patapsco River for nearly 100 years will be removed shortly, utilizing a $3.57 million grant awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Restoration Center to the nonprofit organization American Rivers. […]

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Florida Waters Alive With Toxic Algae, Toxic Politics

STUART, Florida, August 21, 2013 (ENS) – Environmental groups rallied today ahead of a Florida State Senate Select Committee public meeting, demanding that government act to stop toxic algae slimes that are sickening people and killing dolphins, manatees, birds and fish in two areas of the state. […]