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Germany Offers Perks for Electric Car Drivers

BERLIN, Germany, September 29, 2014 (ENS) – The German government has approved a new law on electromobility, including incentives for EV drivers such as parking privileges, use of bus lanes and special transit access. But environmentalists are not happy with the new law. […]

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Malawi Court Convicts Chinese Ivory Trafficker

By Charles Mkoka – LILONGWE, Malawi, September 29, 2014 (ENS) – A Malawi judge Friday convicted Chinese business national Axin Shang, 25, of ivory trafficking and fined him the maximum allowed by law, MK1 million (US$2,440). In default, he must serve two years in prison at hard labor. […]

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Obama Creates World’s Largest Marine Reserve

WASHINGTON, DC, September 26, 2014 (ENS) – In the remote reaches of the Pacific Ocean, President Barack Obama Thursday created the world’s most extensive marine reserve by expanding a National Monument established in the waning days of the Bush Administration. These pristine waters are now protected from commercial resource extraction and fishing. […]


AmeriScan: September 24, 2014

‘Illegal’ Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Plan Alarms Minnesota … Feds Plan Great Lakes Resoration … Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Expands … Chinook Salmon Running Strong in Pacific Northwest … EPA Funds Two Drinking Water Innovation Centers […]

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Climate Activist Bill McKibben Wins Right Livelihood Award

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, September 24, 2014 (ENS) – Bill McKibben, founder of the international climate action group 350.org, will be one of five recipients of this year’s Right Livelihood Awards, when they are presented at the Swedish Parliament in early December, the Stockholm foundation that created the awards announced today. […]

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World Bank Backs Carbon Pricing, Convenes Leadership Coalition

WASHINGTON, DC, September 22, 2014 (ENS) – China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, is planning to put a price on carbon emissions to control climate change – along with many others. China joins a long list of countries, states, provinces and cities, businesses and investors who today signaled their support for carbon pricing ahead of the UN Climate Leadership Summit. […]


310,000 Join Historic March for Climate Action

NEW YORK, New York, September 21, 2014 (ENS) – The People’s Climate March Sunday drew an estimated 310,000 people to fill New York City streets with calls to world leaders for meaningful, immediate action to stop raising Earth’s temperature before we all are caught in an irreversible climate catastrophe. […]

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Prosperity, Cooler Climate Can Coexist: Global Commission

NEW YORK, New York, September 17, 2014 (ENS) – Lower carbon emissions and strong economic growth are both possible due to structural and technological changes in the world economy, finds a new report by a commission of global leaders chaired by former President of Mexico economist Felipe Calderón. […]

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Obama Sends 3,000 Soldiers to Battle Ebola; UN Seeks $1 Billion

NEW YORK, New York, September 16, 2014 – The United Nations announced today that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared, “Every day we delay, the cost and the suffering will grow exponentially.” […]

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Rocky Mountain Forests Vanishing as Planet Heats Up

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, September 10, 2014 (ENS) – Climate change could kill up to 90 percent of the forests covering the Rocky Mountains, warned the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists today in a new study based in part on projections made by the U.S. Forest Service. […]