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Climate Change Threatens North American Birds With Extinction

NEW YORK, New York, September 9, 2014 (ENS) – At the current pace of climate change, 314 species of North American birds could lose half or more of their livable ranges by the year 2080 if nothing is done to stop the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, finds a new scientific study by the National Audubon Society. […]

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World Congress Advances Safer Intelligent Transport Systems

DETROIT, Michigan, September 8, 2014 (ENS) – General Motors’ luxury auto brand Cadillac will offer advanced “intelligent and connected” wireless vehicle technologies on several 2017 model year vehicles, GM chief executive Mary Barra said Sunday addressing the opening of the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Detroit. […]

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Land Use/Forests

Snow Sales Replace Illegal Logging in Afghan Province

KHOST, Afghanistan, September 8, 2014 (ENS) – For hundreds of years, people in Afghanistan have stockpiled winter snows in specially-dug pits so they can use it during the scorching summer months. Now, residents and officials in Khost say storing and selling snow could provide a viable alternative to illegal logging. […]


Nevada Site Selected for Tesla-Panasonic Battery Gigafactory

CARSON CITY, Nevada, September 5, 2014 (ENS) – Elon Musk, chairman and CEO of electric automaker Tesla Motors, and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced Thursday that Nevada has been officially selected as the site for the Tesla-Panasonic Gigafactory, a US$5 billion lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant. […]

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Largest Dinosaur Ever Found Unearthed in Argentina

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, September 4, 2014 (ENS) – American and Argentine scientists have discovered and described an enormous new dinosaur species with the most complete skeleton of its type ever found. Dreadnoughtus schrani lived roughly 77 million years ago in a temperate forest at the southern tip of South America. […]


AmeriScan: September 3, 2014

Seals Can Spread Avian Flu to People … Costco Must Cut Refrigerant Emissions Nationwide … New Law Requires New York Boaters to Control Invasives … Endangered Ocelots Inspire Wildlife Groups to Sue … Pedal Power Replaces Petrol Power at GM’s Tech Center … Corn-Stalk-to-Ethanol Plant Opens in Iowa […]

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Icelandic Volcano Spews Fiery Lava, But No Ash

REKJAVIK, Iceland, September 2, 2014 (ENS) – Air travel officials and scientists are keeping a close eye on Holuhraun, a lava field in the Icelandic Highlands, where a volcanic eruption Friday and a larger eruption Sunday has opened a mile-long fissure that is spewing lava, steam and gas. […]