Archive for: May, 2014

Water Clean at Most European Bathing Sites, Worries Remain

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,...

 

Eight U.S. States Unveil Ambitious ZEV Action Plan

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...

 

Electric Cars Key to India’s Energy and Climate Security

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...

 

CO2 Levels Hit New High Across Northern Hemisphere

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...

 

AmeriScan: May 27, 2014

AmeriScan: May 27, 2014

  Update: Search for Three Missing in Colorado Mudslide Called Off … EPA Protects Fish from Cooling Water Intakes … Pebble Mine Company Sues EPA for Safeguarding Salmon … Emergency Action Keeps Sperm Whales Out of California...

 

Climate Change Is Destroying America’s Historic Treasures

Climate Change Is Destroying America’s Historic Treasures

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 27, 2014 (ENS) – Rising sea levels, relentless floods and rampaging wildfires are destroying landmark historic sites around the United States, warns the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists in a new report. The...

 

Zambian Park Ranger in Charge of Law Enforcement Shot Dead

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...

 

Court Battle Looms Over Vermont’s GMO Food Labeling Law

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...

 

Near-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast Due to El Nino

Near-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast Due to El Nino

  NEW YORK, New York, May 22, 2014 (ENS) – Predicting a “near-normal or below-normal” Atlantic hurricane season this year, national weather officials today emphasized that “it only takes one” hurricane to carve...

 

Obama Creates Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Obama Creates Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 21, 2014 (ENS) – President Barack Obama has proclaimed Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region in south central New Mexico to be a National Monument, extending the protective status across more than 775 square miles. Retired...

 

Deteriorating Environment Threatens Human Health Worldwide

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...

 

Scientists Discover How to Turn Light Into Matter

Scientists Discover How to Turn Light Into Matter

  LONDON, UK, May 19, 2014 (ENS) – Physicists at the Imperial College London have thought up a way to convert light directly into matter in a new type of high-energy physics experiment, using technology already available in the UK. “As...

 

Eight Japanese Automakers Collaborate on Cleaner Engines

Eight Japanese Automakers Collaborate on Cleaner Engines

  TOKYO, Japan, May 19, 2014 (ENS) – Japan’s eight automakers have agreed to work with one another and with two universities to conduct basic research that will result in much cleaner internal combustion engines. By the year...

 

AmeriScan: May 16, 2014

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 …...

 

Lethal Flooding in the Balkans Brings EU to the Rescue

Lethal Flooding in the Balkans Brings EU to the Rescue

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 16, 2014 (ENS) – European countries formerly divided by the Bosnian war are today united by catastrophic flooding and the European Union is rushing to their rescue. The European Union Civil Protection Mechanism...

 

Hong Kong Starts Burning Huge Stockpile of Seized Ivory

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...

 

New EPA Rule Cracks Down on Oil Refinery Air Pollution

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...

 

No Danger From Magnetic Fields in Electric Cars

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...

 

AmeriScan: May 14, 2014

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...

 

Indian Nuclear Plant Accident Injures Six Workers

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 during maintenance work at the new and controversial...

 
 
 
 

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