Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

AmeriScan: Mar. 18, 2014

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Declared Wilderness … Energy Dept: WIPP Radiation Rumors Not Founded … Commercial Fridges, Freezers to Be More Efficient … Guilty Plea: Pesticide Inside Georgia Nursing Homes … Montana Court Lets Buffalo Roam … Colorado Court Allows GMO Food Labeling Ballot […]


Smoggy Paris Tries Odd-Even License Plate Strategy

PARIS, France, March 18, 2014 (ENS) – In response to the thick blanket of smog that settled over Paris last week, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault limited city traffic on Monday to drivers with odd numbered license plates. On Tuesday, only drivers with even numbered plates can use their vehicles. […]

Land Use/Forests

Warm Praise for Afghan Reconstruction Project

KHOST, Afghanistan, March 17, 2014 (ENS) – Residents of Khost province in southeast Afghanistan say a nationwide development initiative is making a real difference to their daily lives, calming tribal tensions and boosting security as well as providing essential infrastructure. […]

wind farm

AmeriScan: Mar. 14, 2014

Court Upholds First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Permit … EPA Allows BP to Write New Federal Contracts … Feds Sued to Force Seafood Labeling for Mercury … Asian Carp Eggs Found 250 Miles Farther North … Settlement Protects Endangered Murrelet From Predators … 74.1 MPG Wins Extreme Hypermiling Challenge […]


The Story Behind Daniel Levin’s Documentary, “Kaltag, Alaska”

KALTAG, Alaska, March 13, 2014 (ENS) – This is a story that needs to be told: an ancient culture imperiled and under siege as Bering Sea fish resources are sold off to the highest bidder. Poor people eliminated from the bidding war, their subsistence resources eliminated, the spiral downward to hopelessness and despair, and then, too often, suicide. […]

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Obama Expands California Coastal National Monument

WASHINGTON, DC, March 11, 2014 (ENS) – President Obama Barack Tuesday established the first shoreline addition to the California Coastal National Monument, protecting the Point Arena-Stornetta Unit, a spectacular stretch of public lands along the Mendocino coastline in Northern California. […]

At Risk

Japan Ponders Lessons of Quake, Tsunami, Nuclear Meltdown

TOKYO, Japan, March 11, 2014 (ENS) – Japan’s Emperor and Empress, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and representatives of those who lost family members gathered in Tokyo today to observe the third anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 that caused one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters. […]

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European Parliament Takes Aim at Plastic Bags

STRASBOURG, France, March 11, 2014 (ENS) – Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee Monday approved a report for reducing the use of single-use lightweight plastic carrier bags. The report recommends a two-stage reduction target for plastic bags across the EU’s 28 Member States. […]

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Toyota Sets Electric i-Road Cars Loose on City Streets

TOYOTA CITY, Japan, March 11, 2014 (ENS) – Toyota’s new three-wheeled i-Road electric vehicle is lightweight, super-narrow and leans way over when it zips around curves. Residents of Toyota’s hometown of Toyota City got a closer look this week as the Japanese automaker started testing them on city streets. […]


AmeriScan: Mar. 7, 2014

Keystone XL Opponents Deliver Two Million Comments … Bison Trap Blockader Arrested, Charged, Released … Kalamazoo Tar Sands Spill Demonstrators Sentenced … EPA Sued Over ‘Inert’ Pesticide Ingredients … 5,900 Gas Leaks Found Beneath Washington, DC … Catalina Island Foxes Multiply in Quick Recovery […]

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New Airborne Spy Technology Could Spawn Oil Revolution

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada, March 6, 2014 (ENS) – The newest advancement in oil exploration is an early-phase aerial technology that can see what no other technology, including the latest 3D seismic imagery, can see, allowing explorers to pinpoint untapped reservoirs and unlock new profits, cheaper and faster., writes James Burgess of […]

water pollution

AmeriScan: Mar. 5, 2014

Polluting Coal Companies Fined Record $27.5 Million … Superfund Project Manager Gets 14 Years for Kickbacks … Clergy Lobby Against Keystone XL Pipeline … Agencies Plead for Human Use of Water Now Protecting Fish … California Man Guilty in $7 Million Alt Energy Fraud … Groups Sue FDA Over Mercury in Dental Amalgam […]

At Risk

High Phthalate Levels in Males Delays Pregnancy in Partners

ROCKVILLE, Maryland, March 5, 2014 (ENS) – Women whose male partners have high concentrations of three common phthalates, chemicals found in hundreds of consumer products, take longer to become pregnant than women in couples in which the male does not have high phthalate concentrations. […]

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Fuel Efficient Peugeot 308 Named Car of the Year 2014

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 5, 2014 (ENS) – The Peugeot 308 sedan was named Car of the Year 2014 Monday at the Palexpo on the eve of the Geneva International Motor Show. The French automaker’s winning entry received 307 points from the 58 jury members, with top points from 22 of the jurors after intensive test drives. […]