At Risk

Deadly Storms, Floods Force Desperate Africans to Seek Aid

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 30, 2015 (ENS) – Severe flooding across southern Africa is killing, injuring and displacing a rising number of people, and more rain is in the forecast. Malawi’s Department of Climate Change has forecast a cyclone formation that will affect the entire southern Africa region. […]

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Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Seen in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California, January 29, 2015 (ENS) – Photos of the rare Sierra Nevada red fox, Vulpes vulpes necator, have been taken by motion-triggered cameras in Yosemite National Park, the first confirmed sighting of this species of fox in the park in nearly 100 years. […]

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U.S. Senate Votes to Force Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2015 (ENS) – The new Republican-controlled Senate today voted for the first time to force U.S. approval of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Proposed by TransCanada, the pipeline would carry diluted bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to TransCanada’s existing pipeline in Nebraska for transfer to refineries on the Gulf Coast. […]

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EU Struggles to Cut Road Transport CO2 Emissions Post-2020

BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 28, 2015 (ENS) – “Some people think that the recent decrease in oil prices will have a negative impact on electric cars. Personally, I am convinced that this will not be the case,” said Miguel Arias Cañete, EU commissioner for climate action and energy, in a speech at the IG Metall conference on Tuesday. […]

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Monster Blizzard Brings U.S. East Coast to a Standstill

NEW YORK, New York, January 27, 2015 (ENS) – Due to a monumental blizzard bearing down on the East Coast, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has issued a winter weather State of Emergency for New York City. All non-emergency vehicles were ordered off all roads in the city by 11:00 pm Monday, and until further notice. […]

Land Use/Forests

Obama Would Widen Wilderness in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

WASHINGTON, DC, January 26, 2015 (ENS) – “Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuge is an incredible place – pristine, undisturbed,” said President Obama in a YouTube video announcing his administration’s plan to protect core areas of the refuge, including its Coastal Plain, as Wilderness, the highest level of protection available to public lands. […]

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USA, India to Cooperate on Climate, Clean Energy, Smart Cities

NEW DELHI, India, January 26, 2015 (ENS) – Amid the pomp and ceremony of India’s Republic Day, with President Barack Obama the first sitting American President to be honored as “chief guest,” Indian and U.S. leaders have agreed to collaborate on curbing climate change, clean energy and smart cities. […]

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Live Earth Road to Paris Concerts to Support Climate Action

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – “This year is the Year of Climate,” Al Gore told global business and political leaders Wednesday at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos. To inspire climate action, Gore and American singer-songwriter, record producer and fashion designer Pharrell Williams are organizing a second round of Live Earth concerts – Live Earth Road to Paris – on all seven continents next June. […]

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Automotive Industry Agrees to Copper-Free Brake Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – An agreement to reduce the use of copper and other toxic materials in motor vehicle brake pads was signed Wednesday in Washington by the automotive industry, an organization representing the 50 U.S. states and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. […]

Land Use/Forests

CO2 Speeds Tropical Forest Growth, Slowing Climate Change

BOULDER, Colorado, January 18, 2015 (ENS) – Tropical forests have a bigger appetite for the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than many scientists have believed – even greater than that of temperate forests, finds a new study led by NASA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, NCAR. […]