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Water Clean at Most European Bathing Sites, Worries Remain

BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 30, 2014 (ENS) – The water at 95 percent of Europe’s beaches, rivers and lakes was clean enough to protect the health of people using them for bathing in 2013, but bathing water ratings do not consider litter, pollution and other dangers to the natural environment. […]

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Eight U.S. States Unveil Ambitious ZEV Action Plan

SACRAMENTO, California, May 30, 2014 (ENS) – An alliance of eight U.S. states Thursday announced a plan to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles on the road by the year 2025 and establish a fueling infrastructure to support this number of vehicles. […]

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Electric Cars Key to India’s Energy and Climate Security

BERKELEY, California, May 29, 2014 (ENS) – India could save 4.8 billion barrels of oil and avoid 270 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 if Indian drivers buy electric cars at the rate set by the government targets issued last year, finds a new report by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Electric Vehicles Initiative. […]


CO2 Levels Hit New High Across Northern Hemisphere

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 28, 2014 (ENS) – For the first time, monthly concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere topped 400 parts per million in April throughout the Northern Hemisphere, the World Meteorological Organization reports. […]


AmeriScan: May 27, 2014

Three Missing in Giant Colorado Mudslide … EPA Protects Fish from Cooling Water Intakes … Pebble Mine Company Sues EPA for Safeguarding Salmon … Emergency Action Keeps Sperm Whales Out of California Driftnets … America’s Most Bikeable Large City: Portland, Oregon […]

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Zambian Park Ranger in Charge of Law Enforcement Shot Dead

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia, May 26, 2014 (ENS) – The park ranger in charge of law enforcement at Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia was shot to death by suspected poachers Friday while investigating reports of gunshots in the park. Dexter Chilunda was on secondment from the Zambian Wildlife Authority to African Parks Zambia. […]


Court Battle Looms Over Vermont’s GMO Food Labeling Law

MONTPELIER, Vermont, May 23, 2014 (ENS) – Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has signed a first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of food produced by genetic engineering. “I am proud that we’re leading the way in the United States to require labeling of genetically engineered food,” said the governor. […]

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Deteriorating Environment Threatens Human Health Worldwide

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 20, 2014 (ENS) – “Our planet, our planet, is losing its capacity to sustain human life in good health,” Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization warned Monday at the opening session of the annual World Health Assembly in Geneva. […]

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AmeriScan: May 16, 2014

San Diego Ablaze: Fire Crews Battle 14 Fires … Army Corps: Proposed Copper Mine Could Damage U.S. Waters … Titanium Firm Fined $13.75 Million for PCB Pollution … Parasitic Wasp a Warrior in Citrus Greening Fight … Massachusetts Court Affirms Conservation Group’s Tax Exempt Land … Americans Celebrate Endangered Species Day […]

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Hong Kong Starts Burning Huge Stockpile of Seized Ivory

HONG KONG, China, May 15, 2014 (ENS) – The Hong Kong government today began the destruction of its giant ivory stockpile in a message to elephant poachers and illegal ivory traders that illegal ivory has no commercial value and their activities will not be tolerated. […]


New EPA Rule Cracks Down on Oil Refinery Air Pollution

WASHINGTON, DC, May 15, 2014 (ENS) – To protect neighborhoods located near oil refineries, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to update the air pollution standards for refineries – standards that environmental groups proved in court are more than a decade overdue. […]

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No Danger From Magnetic Fields in Electric Cars

TRONDHEIM, Norway, May 15, 2014 (ENS) – Anyone concerned that electric cars produce dangerous magnetic fields can relax. The most comprehensive study ever carried out in this field shows values far below safe exposure levels set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection. […]

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AmeriScan: May 14, 2014

Emergency Order Targets Bakken Crude Oil Rail Shipments … Solar Panels Installed on White House Roof … Sea Shepherd ‘‘Operation Reef Defense’ Diver Attacked … Greenpeace USA: Nearly 100% Renewable Energy Is Possible … Chevron Pipe Line Fined for Utah Oil Spills … 9/11 Attacks ‘Act of War,’ Building Owner Denied Cleanup Costs … Court Protects World’s Only Wild Red Wolves […]

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Indian Nuclear Plant Accident Injures Six Workers

CHENNAI, Tamil Nadu, India, May 14, 2014 (ENS) – Three employees at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant and three contract workers were injured today after hot water spilled from a valve at the new and controversial facility in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. […]