Group of 77 and China Agree to Fight Climate Change

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia, June 16, 2014 (ENS) – “The fate of billions of poor people and the state of the planet depend on the success of our efforts,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told leaders of the Group of 77 and China at their summit meeting Sunday in Santa Cruz. […]

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Musk Opens Tesla Technology to the World

PALO ALTO, California, June 13, 2014 (ENS) – Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken down the patents posted at the California headquarters of his luxury electric car company. Instead the innovative CEO wants to allow other electric vehicle manufacturers to use his technology to advance sustainable mobility worldwide. […]

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World Oceans Day 2014 Dawns on Oceans in Danger

NEW YORK, New York, June 9, 2014 (ENS) – Oceans cover three quarters of the Earth’s surface, contain 97 percent of the Earth’s water, and represent 99 percent of the living space on the planet by volume. But human pressures, such as overexploitation, illegal fishing, unsustainable aquaculture, pollution, habitat destruction, alien species, climate change and ocean acidification are taking their toll. […]


Climate Risk to Island States Focus of World Environment Day

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, June 5, 2014 (ENS) – Barbados, a small Caribbean island at the forefront of the fight against climate change, today hosted this year’s World Environment Day, leading United Nations-wide efforts to draw attention to the plight of the world’s small islands at risk of being lost to sea-level rise. […]

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Global Protection Strategy Proposed for Endangered Sawfish

DURBAN, South Africa, June 5, 2014 (ENS) – A global strategy to prevent extinction and promote recovery of sawfishes, devastated worldwide by overfishing and habitat loss, was introduced today by the Shark Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN. […]

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U.S. EPA Cuts Carbon Emissions From Existing Power Plants

WASHINGTON, DC, June 2, 2014 (ENS) – For the first time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to limit emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. […]

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Two Suspects Arrested in Shooting Death of Zambian Ranger

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia, June 2, 2014 (ENS) – Two men have been arrested in connection with the killing of Dexter Chilunda, the head of law enforcement at Liuwa Plain National Park. Chilunda was shot dead by suspected poachers while investigating gunshots heard by rangers in the park on May 23. […]