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Wild Horse Advocates Win Halt to Thinning of Famous Herd

RENO, Nevada, February 12, 2014 (ENS) – A federal judge has granted two animal protection groups a unusual preliminary injunction to stop the Bureau of Land Management’s roundup of more than 330 wild horses in northern Nevada, saying the government cannot rely on a five-year-old environmental analysis that ignores claims the herd would be harmed by a pesticide given as a form of birth control. […]

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World’s Forests at the Mercy of Commodity Supply Chains

OXFORD, UK, February 11, 2015 (ENS) – Only a small minority of the power brokers controlling the global commodity supply chains that drive the world’s tropical deforestation are able to meet demand without destroying forests, finds the first ranking of these powerful players. […]

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Ebola Recedes in West Africa, But ‘No Room for Complacency’

NEW YORK, New York, February 9, 2015 (ENS) – The World Health Organization has recorded a surge in new Ebola cases this past week, ending a series of declines that saw the number of new cases in the three hardest-hit countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – fall below 100 a week for the first time in seven months. […]


Obama’s FY 2016 Budget: What’s In It for the Environment?

WASHINGTON, DC, February 7, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama unveiled his $3.99 trillion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016 this week, setting the stage for a showdown with the Republican-controlled Congress on funding for environmental issues such as climate change, clean water, clean power, and cleaning up abandoned mine lands. […]

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India Plans Smart Cities for ‘Harmonious Living With Nature’

NEW DELHI, India, February 5, 2015 (ENS) – Smart cities are meant to promote “harmonious living with nature,” India’s Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu told delegates to the Convocation of The Energy Research Institute on Wednesday. The minister called for reorientation of urban design and planning approaches to promote such a harmony. […]


Obama Budgets Billions to Upgrade Crumbling Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, DC, February 3, 2015 (ENS) – Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Monday issued a report titled “Beyond Traffic: Trends and Choices 2045” that he hopes will open a national conversation. It is no accident that Foxx released “Beyond Traffic” on the same day that President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2016 budget year. […]


Arctic Oil On Life Support

WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2015 (ENS) – Oil companies have eyed the Arctic for years. With an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil lying north of the Arctic Circle, the circumpolar north is one of the last parts of the globe that is still almost entirely unexplored. But tapping the Arctic’s extensive oil reserves has been much harder than previously thought. […]

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Boosting U.S. Electric Car Sales Is a Chicken and Egg Riddle

WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama set a goal in his 2011 State of the Union speech – put one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. But auto analysts and executives doubted that was possible. Turns out the doubters were right. U.S. car dealers have sold just over 250,000 electric vehicles since they were introduced in 2010. […]