Archive for: December, 2013

U.S. EPA: Fuel Economy of New Vehicles Sets Record High

U.S. EPA: Fuel Economy of New Vehicles Sets Record High

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 13, 2013 (ENS) – Technologies like gasoline direct injection engines, turbochargers, and advanced transmissions are responsible for a big improvement in the average fuel economy of vehicles sold in the United...

 

Eleven Arrested in Crackdown on Congo’s Elephant Poachers

Eleven Arrested in Crackdown on Congo’s Elephant Poachers

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, December 12, 2013 (ENS) – Scaled-up enforcement actions against elephant poachers and illegal ivory traders in Republic of Congo have led to a wave of arrests in the country over the past two months. Anti-poaching...

 

Asian Judges Create Network on Environment

Asian Judges Create Network on Environment

MANILA, Philippines, December 12, 2013 (ENS) – An Asian Judges Network on Environment has been formally launched in Manila, marking a new stage of cooperation among justices charged with enforcing environmental laws and helping to preserve...

 

Space Telescope Sees Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon, Europa

Space Telescope Sees Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon, Europa

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, December 12, 2013 (ENS) – The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered water vapor erupting in plumes from the frigid surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa near its south pole. Europa is already thought to harbor...

 

AmeriScan: Dec. 11, 2013

AmeriScan: Dec. 11, 2013

  Oregon Forests, Methane Emissions, Fracking Climate Impacts, New Superfund Sites, Electric Cars Wyden Bill Marries Oregon Timber Harvest and Conservation … 90 Groups Seek Federal Curbs on Methane Emissions … Fracking’s...

 

Leonardo DiCaprio and Venturi Launch Formula E Racing Team

Leonardo DiCaprio and Venturi Launch Formula E Racing Team

MONACO, December 11, 2013 (ENS) – Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio and Venturi Automobiles have co-founded a racing team to participate in the new FIA Formula E, the first international championship for 100 percent electric...

 

Super Greenhouse Gas Discovered 7,100 Times Stronger Than CO2

Super Greenhouse Gas Discovered 7,100 Times Stronger Than CO2

  TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, December 9, 2013 (ENS) – Scientists from the University of Toronto have identified a chemical in the atmosphere that appears to be a long-lived greenhouse gas that breaks all other chemical records for...

 

EU Bans Fish Discards Under New Common Fisheries Policy

EU Bans Fish Discards Under New Common Fisheries Policy

  STRASBOURG, France, December 10, 2013 (ENS) – A ban on the wasteful practice of discarding perfectly edible fish is part of an historic deal to reform the Common Fisheries Policy agreed today by the EU Parliament. The new Common...

 

Human Pressures Leave More Birds Critically Endangered

Human Pressures Leave More Birds Critically Endangered

  CAMBRIDGE, UK, December 9, 2013 (ENS) – The number of bird species listed as Critically Endangered has soared to an all-time high, reports BirdLife International with the release of this year’s Red List for Birds. Even so, some...

 

African Visionary and Conservationist Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

African Visionary and Conservationist Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 6, 2013 (ENS) – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, one of the world’s most honored statesmen and conservationists, died at his home near Johannesburg on December 5 at the age of 95. Born in Transkei,...

 

AmeriScan: Dec. 6, 2013

AmeriScan: Dec. 6, 2013

Feds Go Renewable, Ships Slowed for Whales, 30-Year Eagle Take Permits, Rhino Horn Crimes, Army Fuel Cells, Forest Off-Roaders Out Feds Must Use 20 Percent Renewable Energy by 2020 … Ship Speeds Permanently Slowed for Rare Whales …...

 

Invited NGOs Kicked Out of Polar Bear Meeting

Invited NGOs Kicked Out of Polar Bear Meeting

  MOSCOW, Russia, December 6, 2013 (ENS) – A crucial meeting of the five polar bear range states closed today in Moscow but not before government delegates ousted journalists and representatives of nonprofit groups who had been invited...

 

Vast New Freshwater Sources Found Beneath the Sea

Vast New Freshwater Sources Found Beneath the Sea

  ADELAIDE, Australia, December 5, 2013 (ENS) – Huge reservoirs of low-salinity water have been discovered where they are least expected – buried under the seabed on continental shelves around the world. A study published today...

 

Sahara Desert’s Large Mammals Slipping Into Extinction

Sahara Desert’s Large Mammals Slipping Into Extinction

  NEW YORK, New York, December 5, 2013 (ENS) – The African lion has vanished from the Sahara desert, while cheetahs and gazelles are nearly gone, in what scientists are calling “a catastrophic collapse of its wildlife populations”...

 

Georgian Forests Face Burning Issue

Georgian Forests Face Burning Issue

  By Tea Topuria TBILISI, Georgia, December 5, 2013 (ENS) – Experts are warning that rural Georgians’ heavy reliance on burning wood for fuel is having a devastating effect on forests across the country. The environmental impact...

 

AmeriScan: Dec. 4, 2013

AmeriScan: Dec. 4, 2013

  Pilot Whales Die, Petition Targets Wildlife-Killing Agency, Fire-Fighting Drones, NASA Saves Planetary Missions, Water Quality Trading, Quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season Ten Pilot Whales Dead on Everglades Beach, 41 Others Trapped …...

 

Chevy Spark Gets 119 MPG, Tops 2014 U.S. Fuel Economy Guide

Chevy Spark Gets 119 MPG, Tops 2014 U.S. Fuel Economy Guide

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 4, 2013 (ENS) – Because it can travel 119 miles on the equivalent of a gallon of gasoline, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark electric subcompact car occupies the #1 spot in the official U.S. 2014 Fuel Economy Guide...

 

India’s Dangerous ‘Food Bubble’

India’s Dangerous ‘Food Bubble’

  By Lester R. Brown WASHINGTON, DC, December 4, 2013 (ENS) – India is now the world’s third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation...

 

Governments Crack Down on Elephant Poachers, Ivory Smugglers

Governments Crack Down on Elephant Poachers, Ivory Smugglers

  GABORONE, Botswana, December 3, 2013 (ENS) – African and Asian nations where elephants are poached or their ivory is illegally shipped or sold today agreed on urgent measures to halt the illegal trade and secure the survival of...

 
 
 
 

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