Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

WASHINGTON, DC, February 24, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today fulfilled his promise to veto legislation that would remove the President’s responsibility to decide whether a pipeline that crosses an international border into the United States is in the national interest and give that power to Congress. […]


Nations Agree Draft Text for Paris Climate Treaty 

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 18, 2015 (ENS) – UN climate talks in Geneva concluded Friday with an agreed formal draft negotiating text for a new global legally-binding climate deal in an environment one observer described as one of “common purpose and goodwill.” […]


India Generates Enthusiasm for Financing Renewables

NEW DELHI, India, February 18, 2015 (ENS) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a conference of investors in renewable energy from India and across the world that his government is emphasizing renewables to light the homes of millions of India’s poor and change their lives for the better. […]

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Ingredient in Olive Oil Kills Cancer Cells

NEW YORK, New York, February 17, 2015 (ENS) – Abundant evidence supports the role of olive oil in protecting against heart disease; now scientists have found that extra-virgin olive oil contains an ingredient that kills cancer cells without harming healthy cells. […]


Fiery Oil Train Crash Lights Up Frozen Ontario Woods

TIMMINS, Ontario, Canada, February 16, 2015 (ENS) – A CN Rail freight train hauling 100 tank cars of crude oil derailed and caught fire in a remote area of northern Ontario over the weekend, the latest in a string of fiery incidents involving oil trains in Canada and the United States […]

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Madagascar’s New Shark Sanctuary Protects 19 Shark Species

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, February 13, 2015 (ENS) – The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society has assisted the Government of Madagascar to create the country’s first marine sanctuary for sharks as part of a new law to safeguard the country’s marine resources and the communities that rely on them […]

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U.S. Drought Risk This Century Worst in 1,000 Years

NEW YORK, New York, February 12, 2015 (ENS) – The worst persistent drought ever in the U.S. Southwest and Great Plains will parch the region during the second half of the 21st century, with the drying conditions “driven primarily” by human-induced global warming, new research predicts. […]