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Lemur Scientist Awarded $250,000 Indianapolis Prize

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, May 13, 2014 (ENS) – American scientist Patricia Chappelle Wright is an expert on the lemurs of Madagascar, an island nation off Africa’s east coast inhabited by 103 species and subspecies of lemurs, all found nowhere else on Earth. […]


West Antarctic Glacier Collapse ‘Unstoppable’

IRVINE, California, May 13, 2014 (ENS) – A rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in irreversible decline, with nothing to stop the entire glacial basin from disappearing into the sea, according to researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine. […]

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World Migratory Bird Day Connects Tourists with Conservation

MADRID, Spain, May 12, 2014 (ENS) – Bird-loving tourists can help to conserve the birds that entice them far from home. This year, for the first time, World Migratory Bird Day is linking sustainable tourism with conservation of the 50 billion migratory birds now transiting their flyways around the world. […]


World’s Urban Air Quality Going From Bad to Worse

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 12, 2014 (ENS) – Air quality in cities worldwide fails to meet World Health Organization guidelines for safe levels, putting millions at greater risk of respiratory disease, lung cancer and other serious, long-term health problems, the health agency said, releasing new data this week. […]

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British Columbia Not Obliged to Protect Endangered Forests

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 11, 2014 (ENS) – A British Columbia Supreme Court decision undermines government claims that B.C.’s forestry laws are among the strongest in the world, environment groups said Friday, after losing a court battle to protect the province’s last old-growth Coastal Douglas-fir forests. […]


Obama Motivates 300+ Commitments to Solar, Energy Efficiency

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, May 9, 2014 (ENS) – “Climate change is real and we have to act now,” said President Barack Obama today, announcing hundreds of commitments and executive actions to advance solar deployment and energy efficiency in both public and private sectors. […]

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Malaysia to Roll Out Electric Car Sharing Program

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, May 9, 2014 (ENS) – Malaysia’s first electric vehicle car sharing program will get underway in August in the Klang Valley, an area includes Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur and its suburbs and adjoining cities and towns in the state of Selangor. […]

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U.S. Navy Chemist Designs Clothing That Self-Decontaminates

WASHINGTON, DC, May 8, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. military wants its members to wear clothing made of fabric that can filter out toxins and then decontaminate itself. Dr. Brandy White, a chemist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, is meeting that need. […]


AmeriScan: May 6, 2014

Appeals Court Upholds 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard … Safety Board Urges Tougher Refinery Rules After Tesoro Deaths … New York Assembly Passes First U.S. Ban on Plastic Microbeads … New York Governor Commits $1 Billion to Solar Power … Malibu Teachers Protest School PCB Cleanup Plan … American Bird Conservancy to Sue Over 30-Year Eagle Kill Rule […]


Earth Could Warm 11 Degrees By 2100: U.S. Climate Assessment

WASHINGTON, DC, May 6, 2014 (ENS) – By the year 2100, if greenhouse gas emissions stay on their current path, the global temperature could rise by more than 11 degrees Fahrenheit and sea levels could rise by up to four feet, affecting all Americans, finds the third U.S. National Climate Assessment released today. […]

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Underground Options Open for New Hampshire’s New Power Line

CONCORD, New Hampshire, May 5, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy has released a list of alternatives under consideration for the controversial Northern Pass transmission line project in New Hampshire. The choices range from scrapping the plan altogether to burying the entire power line underground. […]


Climate Change Forecast to Worsen U.S. Ozone Pollution

BOULDER, Colorado, May 5, 2014 (ENS) – Americans across the country face a 70 percent increase in unhealthy summertime ozone levels by 2050, find scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder working with one of the world’s most powerful computers. […]

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Australian Teacher Sentenced in Record Illegal Wildlife Bust

SYDNEY, Australia, May 4, 2014 (ENS) – An Australian school teacher convicted of possessing a record number of wildlife body parts, including the skulls of bears, orangutans and tigers, was sentenced Friday to 12 months’ imprisonment, but he will be allowed to remain at large in the community. […]

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Afghanistan Landslides Claim Hundreds of Lives

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 3, 2014 (ENS) – Landslides triggered by heavy rains crashed into an area of northeastern Afghanistan Friday, killing at least 350 people and causing widespread damage to homes and agriculture, according to a senior United Nations relief official in the country. […]

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Human Impact on Earth Predictable in Microsoft-UNEP Simulation

CAMBRIDGE, UK, May 2, 2014 (ENS) – The first computer model that can simulate how all living creatures interact on a global or local scale has been released by Microsoft and the UN Environment Programme to help scientists and policy makers answer crucial environmental questions. […]


AmeriScan: May 2, 2014

High Wildfire Risk Will Burn Into Federal Budget … Harvard Student Arrested in Fossil Fuel Divestment Protest … Louisiana LNG Terminal Would Minimize Environmental Impacts … Washington Governor Orders Climate Change Control Actions … Utah Loses Case for Road in Canyonlands National Park … Automakers Comply With New U.S. Greenhouse Gas Standards […]