Archive for: September, 2015

EU Lawmakers Demand Real-World Diesel Emissions Tests

EU Lawmakers Demand Real-World Diesel Emissions Tests

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 24 2015 (ENS) – The European Commission is calling for full disclosure, zero tolerance and strict compliance with EU rules on pollutant emissions in view of the fact that Volkswagen used “defeat...

 

Chinese and U.S. Governors Sign Clean Energy Pact

Chinese and U.S. Governors Sign Clean Energy Pact

  SEATTLE, Washington, September 23, 2015 (ENS) – In a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, a bipartisan group of five U.S. governors Tuesday signed an accord with six Chinese governors to promote clean energy technology and...

 

Hidden Underwater, Greenland’s Glaciers Melting Fast

Hidden Underwater, Greenland’s Glaciers Melting Fast

  IRVINE, California, September 23, 2015 (ENS) – West Greenland’s fjords are much deeper than early models showed, and hidden there, warm ocean water is undercutting the island’s glacier faces, raising sea levels faster than...

 

Sage-Grouse Denied Endangered Species Listing

Sage-Grouse Denied Endangered Species Listing

  DENVER, Colorado, September 22, 2015 (ENS) – The greater sage-grouse does not face the risk of extinction “now or in the foreseeable future” so the bird does not need protection under the Endangered Species Act at this...

 

Clinton Opposes Keystone XL Pipeline On Climate Fears

Clinton Opposes Keystone XL Pipeline On Climate Fears

  DES MOINES, Iowa, September 22, 2015 (ENS) – Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton today told a town hall meeting that she opposes the TransCanada Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. Addressing a crowd at Moulton Elementary...

 

VW Used ‘Defeat Devices’ to Falsify Diesel Emissions

VW Used ‘Defeat Devices’ to Falsify Diesel Emissions

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 22, 2015 (ENS) – Four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars from model years 2009-2015 include software that circumvents U.S. emissions standards for certain air pollutants, the U.S. Environmental Protection...

 

Tree of Life With 2.3 Million Species Open for Changes

Tree of Life With 2.3 Million Species Open for Changes

  DURHAM, North Carolina, September 20, 2015 (ENS) – The relationships among living things, as they diverged from one another from the beginning of life on Earth more than 3.5 billion years ago, are shown for the first time in a comprehensive...

 

Court Orders Whale Protection, U.S. Navy to Restrict Sonar

Court Orders Whale Protection, U.S. Navy to Restrict Sonar

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, September 20, 2015 (ENS) – The U.S. Navy has agreed to limit its use of sonar and explosives training that harms whales, dolphins and other marine mammals off Hawaii and California in a settlement with environmental...

 

New Diesel Cars Making Europe’s Air ‘Unfit to Breathe’

New Diesel Cars Making Europe’s Air ‘Unfit to Breathe’

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 17, 2015 (ENS) – Nine out of 10 new diesel cars are failing to meet European Union air pollution limits, according to a report published Monday by the nonprofit sustainable transport group Transport...

 

Chilean Quake Claims 13 Lives, One Million Evacuated

Chilean Quake Claims 13 Lives, One Million Evacuated

  SANTIAGO, Chile, September 18, 2015 (ENS) – Thirteen people died and about one million others were forced to flee their homes after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck off Chile’s central coast Wednesday night. But wise investments...

 

New Diesel Cars Making Europe’s Air ‘Unfit to Breathe’

New Diesel Cars Making Europe’s Air ‘Unfit to Breathe’

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 17, 2015 (ENS) – Nine out of 10 new diesel cars are failing to meet European Union air pollution limits, according to a report published Monday by the nonprofit sustainable transport group Transport...

 

Global Deforestation Slows But Forests Still Shrinking

Global Deforestation Slows But Forests Still Shrinking

  DURBAN, South Africa, September 15, 2015 (ENS) – Over the past 25 years the rate of global deforestation has slowed by more than 50 percent, even though the world’s forests continue to shrink as populations increase and forested...

 

Fierce Wildfires Force Thousands of Californians to Flee

Fierce Wildfires Force Thousands of Californians to Flee

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 14, 2015 (ENS) – One person is dead and up to 1,000 homes and buildings have burned down in a fast-moving northern California wildfire that exploded through dry brush and trees, fire officials said. Started...

 

Human Ancestor, Homo naledi, Discovered in S. Africa

Human Ancestor, Homo naledi, Discovered in S. Africa

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 11, 2015 (ENS) – A new species of human relative has been discovered in a remote cave chamber  known as Rising Star in the Cradle of Humankind, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) northwest of Johannesburg....

 

Fuel-producing Plants Born of Wedding Nanoscience to Biology

Fuel-producing Plants Born of Wedding Nanoscience to Biology

  BERKELEY, California, September 9, 2015 (ENS) – Scientists have learned how to produce liquid fuel by creating artificial plants that make gasoline and natural gas using only sunlight – a process called synthetic photosynthesis. These...

 

Obama’s Climate Policy in Political Pressure Cooker

Obama’s Climate Policy in Political Pressure Cooker

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 8, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama’s efforts to curb U.S. carbon emissions and forge a global consensus for action to reverse climate change before it’s too late go farther than any U.S....

 

Ten Carbon Majors Support Global Climate Deal

Ten Carbon Majors Support Global Climate Deal

  LONDON, UK, September 7, 2015 (ENS) – Ten of the world’s largest fossil fuel producers support an international deal at this year’s UN climate conference, COP21, in Paris that will limit climate warming to 2 degrees...

 

Musicians Urge Climate Pact in Love Song to Earth

Musicians Urge Climate Pact in Love Song to Earth

  NEW YORK, New York, September 7, 2015 – More than a dozen famous musicians are raising their voices in a new song, hoping inspire world leaders to reach a global climate change agreement during the United Nations climate conference...

 

Australia Lets Climate Polluters Evade ‘Safeguard’

Australia Lets Climate Polluters Evade ‘Safeguard’

  CANBERRA, Australia, September 6, 2015 (ENS) –  The Abbott Government is calling for public comment on the proposed rules for its Emissions Reduction Fund safeguard mechanism issued Wednesday. Critics say minimal compliance obligations...

 

Evacuation Order Lifted on First Town Near Fukushima

Evacuation Order Lifted on First Town Near Fukushima

  TOKYO, Japan, September 5, 2015 (ENS) – On Saturday, Naraha became the first town to allow evacuated residents to return after an earthquake and tsunami damaged the nearby Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant more than four years...

 
 
 
 

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