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World Court Orders Japan to End Antarctic Whaling

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, March 31, 2014 (ENS) – The UN’s International Court of Justice today ruled that Japan’s whaling in the Antarctic is not for scientific purposes and violates the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. The court decided in favor of Australia, ordering Japan to end the “research” program immediately. […]


IPCC: Global Warming Impacts May Be ‘Irreversible’

YOKOHAMA, Japan, March 31, 2014 (ENS) – The effects of climate change are “already occurring on all continents and across the oceans,” yet the world is “ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate,” concludes the latest assessment, issued today, from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. […]

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IPCC Report: Climate Risks Grow As Earth’s Temperature Rises

YOKOHAMA, Japan, March 28, 2014 (ENS) – Fast-rising sea levels, declining fisheries, more air pollution and an ice-free Arctic summer are projected by scientists and government representatives from around the world meeting now in Yokohama to finalize the latest assessment of climate change impacts on human and natural systems. […]


AmeriScan: Mar. 28, 2014

Obama’s New Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions … BP Whiting Refinery Spills Oil Into Lake Michigan … Exxon Valdez Lawsuit Unresolved 25 Years After Spill … Hanford Workers Sickened by Chemical Vapors … Western Officials Seek Fracking-Conservation Balance … Ford Offers Free EV Charging to Company Workers […]

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Earth Hour Wave of Darkness Set to Sweep Across The World

SINGAPORE, March 27, 2014 (ENS) – On Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 to 9:30pm local time, darkness will fall over the Earth in a revolving wave as people from Singapore all the way around the globe extinguish their electric lights for Earth Hour, the movement organized by WWF to mobilize public support for planetary protection. […]

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Australia, U.S. Collaborate to Restore Wild Tasmanian Devils

SYDNEY, Australia, March 27, 2014 (ENS) – An American zoo is partnering with an Australian university to save the endangered Tasmanian devil in the wild, in the first initiative of its kind. A carnivorous marsupial, the Tasmanian devil faces extinction within 25 years because of devil facial tumor disease. […]

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Houston Ship Channel Re-opens After Oil Spill

TEXAS CITY, Texas, March 26, 2014 (ENS) – For the first time since the collision of a bulk carrier and a barge Saturday spilled 168,000 gallons of oil in the Houston Ship Channel, authorities have reopened all lanes of traffic. Although cleanup is still incomplete, ships are now sailing in and out of this busy waterway. […]

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Draft Rule Clarifies Protection for U.S. Streams, Wetlands

WASHINGTON, DC, March 25, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today jointly released a draft rule to clarify protection for streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Most seasonal and rain-dependent streams are protected, as are wetlands near rivers and streams. […]


Dirty Air Kills 7 Million People a Year: World Health Org

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 25, 2014 (ENS) – Breathing polluted air claimed the lives of some seven million people in 2012, the World Health Organization reports in new estimates released today, confirming that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. […]


AmeriScan: Mar. 24, 2014

Landslide in Washington State Claims 14 Lives … Feds Must Clear Nuclear Waste From Leaking Hanford Tank … Supreme Court Upholds EPA in Mountaintop Mining Case … EPA Threatened With Lawsuit Over Insecticide Cyantraniliprole … Harvesting the Power of Ocean Tides … Vilsack Plans Wooden High-Rise Building Competition […]

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ExxonMobil Agrees to Report Carbon Stranded Asset Risk

NEW YORK, New York, March 24, 2014 (ENS) – In response to a shareholder resolution, ExxonMobil, the largest U.S. energy company, for the first time has agreed to publish a Carbon Asset Risk report on the company website. The report will show investors ExxonMobil’s plans for a low-carbon future. […]

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Voluntary Stewardship Pact Protects Threatened Sargasso Sea

HAMILTON, Bermuda, March 21, 2014 (ENS) – For the first time, the world’s only sea without coasts will be protected from adverse effects of pollution, ship traffic, overfishing, and illegal activities under a new agreement among five governments and five intergovernmental partners. […]


Obama Opens Vast Climate Data Resources to Public Use

WASHINGTON, DC, March 20, 2014 (ENS) – The White House, federal agencies and private partners Wednesday unveiled the Climate Data Initiative, a project that gives local leaders across the country information to plan for the impacts of climate change while building resilience. […]