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European Parliament Backs GMO Choice for Member States

STRASBOURG, France, January 13, 2015 (ENS) – New legislation to allow member states of the European Union to restrict or ban the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory, even if this is allowed at the EU level, was passed by the European Parliament on Tuesday. […]

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China, Russia, US, Middle East Urged: Leave Fuels Underground

LONDON, UK, January 9, 2015 (ENS) – A third of the world’s oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80 percent of all coal reserves should remain in the ground and not be burned before 2050 if global warming is to stay below the 2°C target agreed by world governments, finds new research by the University College London’s Institute for Sustainable Resources. […]

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U.S. Congress Blocks World Bank Move to Slash Safeguards

WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2015 (ENS) – Environmental and social justice groups in the United States and around the world are applauding a provision of the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act, passed by the U.S. Congress just before the Christmas recess. It requires the U.S. Treasury Department to oppose any World Bank policy that provides less protection for the environment or for human rights than the bank’s current safeguards. […]

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Toyota Opens Hydrogen Fuel Cell Patents Royalty Free

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 6, 2015 (ENS) – Toyota is “opening the door to the hydrogen future,” offering to share nearly 6,000 hydrogen fuel cell patents with other automakers – royalty free. Bob Carter, senior vice president of Automotive Operations at Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc. announced the offer Monday at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. […]

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From Finland: Green Winter Tires for Electric Cars

NOKIA, Finland, January 5, 2015 (ENS) – A winter tire designed for BMW’s i3 electric car goes on sale this month, designed and manufactured by Finnish tiremaker Nokian. Known for its winter tires, Nokian operates the world’s only permanent winter tire testing facility. […]

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Ship Collision Spills Tonnes of Oil in Singapore Strait

SINGAPORE, January 3, 2015 (ENS) – A collision Friday between an oil tanker and a bulk carrier at the eastern end of the Strait of Singapore, where it meets the South China Sea, has spilled thousands of tons of crude oil, threatening white sand beaches and endangered sea turtles in Indonesia. […]

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Single Hull Oil Tankers Barred From U.S. Waters

WASHINGTON, DC, January 2, 2015 (ENS) – As of January 1, 2015 single-hull oil tankers are no longer allowed in U.S. waters. The single-hull tankers are forbidden under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, passed after the disastrous 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska. […]