Russia Ships First Arctic Oil, Fortifies Oil Defenses

MOSCOW, Russia, April 29, 2014 (ENS) – Riding on his pride in the first export of Russian Arctic oil earlier this month, President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that allows oil and gas corporations to establish private armed security forces to defend their infrastructure, upping the ante for protestors. […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

WASHINGTON, DC, April 29, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the U.S. EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, a clean air standard that requires 28 states in the East, Midwest, and South to cut emissions of pollutants from coal-fired power plants that cross state lines and degrade air quality in downwind states. […]

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BC Town Blocks All-Canada Pipeline as Keystone XL Delayed

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, April 28, 2014 (ENS) – As Alberta’s new Premier Dave Hancock met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa today, the two leaders agreed that they cannot push the controversial Keystone XL oil sands pipeline any closer to approval by the Obama Administration at this time. […]

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2014 Goldman Prize Winners Triumph Over Hardships

SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 28, 2014 (ENS) – The Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s first and largest award honoring grassroots environmentalists, has been awarded this year to brave activists from South Africa, India, Russia, Indonesia, the United States and Peru. […]


AmeriScan: April 28, 2014

Tornadoes Claim 11 Lives in Arkansas, Oklahoma … U.S.-Malaysian Deal Key to Reuse of Palm Oil Waste … Great Lakes Governors Pledge ‘Mutual Aid’ to Fight Invasive Carp … German Company Fined $1.25 Million for Cracked, Leaking Ship … Seven University Teams Win Grants for Eco-Innovations […]


80 Governments Agree ‘Unorthodox Steps’ to Restore Oceans

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, April 25, 2014 (ENS) – The Global Oceans Action Summit for Blue Growth and Food Security concluded today in The Hague with commitments from 80 government ministers, the fishing industry and civil society to tackle key threats to the world’s oceans: climate change, overfishing, habitat loss and pollution. […]


Pepsi, Coke Pledge to Respect Land, Fisheries, Forest Rights

ROME, Italy, April 25, 2014 (ENS) – The two largest beverage companies in the world have pledged to conduct their businesses in ways that promote secure ownership rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests as a means of eradicating hunger and poverty, supporting sustainable development and protecting the environment. […]


Green Heart of Africa Turning Brown

ALBANY, New York, April 24, 2014 (ENS) – Africa’s Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has lost its much greenness over the past decade, a new analysis of satellite data shows. […]

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AmeriScan: April 24, 2014

Cities Curbing Carbon Emissions, Mayors Report … Oahu North Shore Resort Agrees to Conservation Easement … Midwest States Contest Ethanol Ruling in Supreme Court … Jury Awards Sickened Family $3 Million in Texas Fracking Case … Developer Jailed for Filling Protected Mississippi Wetlands … EPA’s Top 100 U.S. Renewable Energy Users […]

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U.S. Not Ready for Oil Spill in Arctic Waters

WASHINGTON, DC, April 23, 2014 (ENS) – The warming climate is melting sea ice, opening U.S. Arctic waters to shipping and oil and gas development, but the National Research Council warned today that U.S. personnel, equipment, transportation, communication, navigation, and safety resources are not adequate for an Arctic oil spill response. […]

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Quebec Sets World Record: 431 Electric Vehicles on Parade

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, April 21, 2014 (ENS) – A Guinness World Record attempt to assemble the “largest parade of electric vehicles” was attended by 431 vehicles in Montreal on Friday, a much larger gathering than the previous world record parade of 305 cars set in Zurich last July. […]

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Klamath River Basin Pact Ends Decades of Water Wars

KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – An agreement that settles decades of conflict over water in the Upper Klamath River Basin was signed today by officials from the federal government, the states of Oregon and California, tribal authorities and water users. […]

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Quake Risk Exceeds Licensed Limits at U.S. Nuclear Plants

WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – Massachusetts Senators Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren today called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to direct the licensees of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts and Seabrook Station in New Hampshire to immediately implement mitigation measures against seismic risks that were previously unknown. […]


Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Delayed Indefinitely

WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – To consider 2.5 million public comments and a route tied up in legal battles, the U.S. State Department today extended the time allowed for agency consultations on the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from Canada. […]