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DiCaprio Uses Oscar Speech to Urge Climate Action

HOLLYWOOD, California, February 29, 2016 (ENS) – Leonardo DiCaprio won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama last night for his role as frontiersman Hugh Glass in “The Revenant.” The star used his acceptance speech to draw attention to the hot-button issue of climate change. […]

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FASTer When Fueled With Formic Acid

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, February 25, 2016 (ENS) – Team FAST, a new team of Dutch students at Eindhoven University of Technology, is taking the first steps toward making the world’s first car powered by formic acid. […]

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Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Permanently Sealed

LOS ANGELES, California, February 22, 2016 (ENS) – A gas well that had been leaking methane at the Southern California Gas Co. Aliso Canyon storage facility for nearly four months has been permanently sealed and taken out of service, says the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources. […]

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Replacement of Flint’s Lead Water Pipes Underway

FLINT, Michigan, February 21, 2016 (ENS) – Work on replacing high-risk lead service lines in Flint is under way as state and city leaders focus on removing pipes in priority areas while analyzing the city’s water pipe network to maximize efficiency, said Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. […]

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17 U.S. Governors Sign New Energy Accord

SACRAMENTO, California, February 16, 2016 (ENS) – A bipartisan group of 17 governors today signed the Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future – a joint commitment to pursuing modern electric grids, as well as cleaner energy and transportation solutions. […]

Land Use/Forests

Obama Shelters Wild California in Three New Monuments

WASHINGTON, DC, February 12, 2016 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today designated three new national monuments encompassing nearly 1.8 million acres of existing federal lands in southern California: Mojave Trails National Monument, Sand to Snow National Monument, and Castle Mountains National Monument. […]

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Hottest Year Linked to ‘Devastating’ Human Disaster Toll

NEW YORK, New York, February 11, 2016 (ENS) – At least 98.6 million people were harmed by natural disasters in 2015, the hottest year on record. Climate, intensified by a strong El Niño pattern, was the driver in 92 percent of those events, finds a new analysis by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction […]

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Taiwan Quake Leaves 67 Dead, 57 Still Missing

TAIPEI, Taiwan, February 11, 2016 (ENS) – The death toll from Saturday’s earthquake in Taiwan stands at 67 people, with 57 others still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble of a collapsed residential building, Taiwan’s Ministry of Interior said today. […]

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Taiwan Warned of Looming Fishery Collapse

TAIPEI, Taiwan, February 4, 2016 (ENS) – The number of coastal fish species in northern Taiwan has dropped by 75 percent over the past three decades, finds a new study by Taiwanese researchers. Weak and poorly enforced fisheries regulations put the island nation at greater risk of a marine ecosystem collapse than the planet as a whole. […]

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British Columbia Protects Great Bear Rainforest

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada, February 3, 2016 (ENS) – First Nations, environmental groups and coastal forest industry representatives joined the provincial government Monday to celebrate achieving ecosystem-based management in the Great Bear Rainforest. […]