Acidifying Oceans Alarm Hundreds of Scientists

PARIS, France, November 27, 2013 (ENS) – Climate change is causing the world’s oceans to acidify at rates not seen for the last 55 million years, and the only way to moderate this danger is to reduce human emissions of carbon dioxide, conclude 540 scientists from 37 countries in a new report. […]


AmeriScan: Nov. 25, 2013

Guilty Plea in First Wind Power Bird Kill Crime … Climate Inaction Costs Taxpayers $100 Billion … Renewables 99% of New Generating Capacity in October … Federal Case Against Texas Coal Plants Unsealed … Court Denies Bid to Halt Enbridge Pipeline … Waste-to-Fuel Projects Win Energy Vision Awards […]

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Europe and China Join Forces to Upgrade Urban Mobility

BEIJING, China, November 25, 2013 (ENS) – The European Union and China are working together to improve urban mobility. On Thursday, European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, in charge of transport, addressed the Second EU China Urban Forum in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing. […]

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Law of the Sea Tribunal Orders Russia to Free Greenpeacers

HAMBURG, Germany, November 22, 2013 (ENS) – In a binding ruling, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea today ordered Russia to release the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and the 28 activists and two freelance journalists who were onboard during a September protest of Arctic oil exploration. […]


AmeriScan: Nov. 21, 2013

Atlantic Sturgeon Return to Chesapeake Bay … Court Orders Nuclear Waste Fund Fee Suspended … House Republicans Vote to Fast-Track Fracking … Bank of America Issues $500 Million ‘Green Bond’ … Nation’s Largest Wind Turbine Testing Facility Opens … New Jersey to Clean Underground Fuel Spills After Sandy […]


Climate Financing Focus of High-Level Warsaw Talks

WARSAW, Poland, November 20, 2013 (ENS) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on government leaders to prioritize the environment in domestic politics and contribute to climate financing as a way of moving towards a new global climate change agreement by 2015. […]

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AmeriScan: Nov. 19, 2013

Veterans Fight Repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard … Senators: ‘Fragile’ Biodiesel Industry Deserves Support … U.S.-Russia Megatons to Megawatts Program Concludes … Frogs on Wildlife Refuges Healthier Than Expected … Superfunding Possible for Tern Island, Awash in Plastic […]

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‘Defend Our Climate’ Rallies Draw Thousands Across Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, November 18, 2013 (ENS) – Environmentalists and First Nations leaders joined Canadians from all walks of life in rallies against proposed oil pipelines across Canada on Saturday. The protests were part of a national day of action to “Defend Our Climate.” […]

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AmeriScan: Nov. 18, 2013

Eight Killed By Midwestern Tornados … Tennessee Valley Authority Retires Coal-Fired Power Units … Utah’s San Rafael Swell Oil Lease Sale Deferred … Climate Change Harming Moose, Deer, Elk, Bears … Kauai Mayor’s Veto of Pesticide Restrictions Outvoted […]


Global Roadmap to Life-Saving Fuel and Vehicle Standards

WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2013 (ENS) – Just extending the emissions and fuel-quality standards already in force in the world’s largest vehicle markets could avert more than 210,000 early deaths in 2030, finds a new report by the nonprofit International Council on Clean Transportation. […]

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America Recycles Today

WASHINGTON, DC, November 15, 2013 (ENS) – The average American produces 4.4 pounds of trash a day, and as a whole the United States produces more than 250 million tons of trash a year. Yet more of that trash is recycled each year. The national recycling rate is now 34.7 percent, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. […]