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EPA Debuts Bee-Protective Pesticide Labels, Enviros Demand More

WASHINGTON, DC, August 16, 2013 (ENS) – To protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present. Environmentalists want the agency to take these pesticides off the market. […]

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Smithsonian Scientist Identifies New Mammal: the Olinguito

WASHINGTON, DC, August 15, 2013 (ENS) – The first new carnivore species to be identified in the American continents in 35 years was introduced to the public today by the Smithsonian Institution scientist who recognized it from skins and skulls tucked away in the collection of the Chicago Field Museum. […]


Google Cuts Carbon Footprint But Funds Climate Change Deniers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, August 15, 2013 (ENS) – Google’s self-confessed obsession with building energy efficient data centers and buying renewable energy has paid off. The search engine giant says it reduced its carbon footprint by nine percent in 2012. But its recent funding of right-wing climate deniers has undermined its reputation as a green corporation. […]


Canadians Warn Obama: Don’t Trust Harper’s Tar Sands Rhetoric

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, August 14, 2013 (ENS) – Production of heavy crude oil from the Alberta tar sands is Canada’s fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions, and if expansion continues as government and industry project, they will cancel out every other effort to mitigate emissions, Canadian experts told reporters today. […]

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Apes Can Swim and Dive

BERN, Switzerland, August 14, 2013 (ENS) – A husband and wife research team has provided the first video-based observation of apes that can swim and dive. Instead of the usual dog-paddle stroke used by most terrestrial mammals, these animals use a kind of breaststroke. […]

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World Bank Funds Hydro Dam for Africa’s Great Lakes Region

WASHINGTON, DC, August 13, 2013 (ENS) – The World Bank has approved US$340 million for the Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project, which will generate power for residents of Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania. While local officials welcome the project, river advocates say ecosystem impacts have not even been evaluated. […]

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Update: Petron Admits to Oil Spill in Manila Bay

MANILA, Philippines, August 12, 2013 (ENS) – Petron Corporation has acknowledged its pipeline in Cavite Province leaked half a million liters of diesel fuel into Manila Bay which affected over 30 villages in the province. Petron is the largest oil refining and marketing company in the Philippines. […]

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Interpol Targets Criminals Who Subvert Carbon Markets

LYON, France, August 12, 2013 (ENS) – Securities fraud, insider trading, embezzlement, money laundering and cybercrime – the intangible nature of the global carbon trading markets puts them at risk for exploitation by criminal networks, according to a new law enforcement guide produced by Interpol. […]

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Fukushima’s Radioactive Leaks to the Pacific Alarm Japan

TOKYO, Japan, August 9, 2013 (ENS) – Radioactive groundwater leaks from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are increasing every day, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered the government to step in to help plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company deal with the radioactive flood. […]

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U.S. East Coast Dolphin Die-Off Triggers Investigation

GLOUCESTER, Massachusetts, August 8, 2013 (ENS) – So many dead bottlenose dolphins are washing up on the Mid-Atlantic coast from New York to Maryland that federal government scientists have declared an “unusual mortality event” and are investigating what is responsible for these deaths. […]

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Uncertain Funding Jeopardizes U.S. Land Imaging Satellites

WASHINGTON, DC, August 8, 2013 (ENS) – Landsat satellites orbiting the Earth have continuously recorded changes to the planet’s land surfaces for 40 years, but while it is essential to U.S. national security, the future of the program is now in jeopardy, warns a new report from the National Research Council. […]