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Europe Charts New Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility

BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 31, 2016 (ENS) – The accelerating global shift towards low-carbon, circular economies has started, driving Europe’s need to accelerate the transition towards low-emission and zero-emission vehicles – a central pillar of the European Commission’s new mobility strategy. […]

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Fish-Killing Parasite Forces Yellowstone River Closure

BOZEMAN, Montana, August 29, 2016 (ENS) – A fish kill caused by a microscopic parasite prompted Montana wildlife officials to shut down 175 miles of the Yellowstone River and its tributaries to recreation last week. The unprecedented move was taken to prevent a parasite that causes kidney disease in fish from spreading. […]

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Broadband to Revitalize Appalachian Coal Country

WASHINGTON, DC, August 25, 2016 (ENS) – Ten communities in six states have been selected by the Obama Administration to participate in the Cool & Connected planning assistance program, a new initiative to help people use broadband service for downtown revitalization and economic development. […]

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Fracking Near Peace River Dams Scares BC Hydro

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, August 21, 2016 (ENS) – Senior BC Hydro executives have worried for years that earthquakes triggered by fracking operations in search of natural gas could damage its two big dams on the Peace River, putting thousands of people at risk if the dams fail. […]

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Ruffalo, DiCaprio Fund Quick Investment in Green Groups

OAKLAND, California, August 18, 2016 (ENS) – Actors Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo diCaprio are supporting a new grant-making program for community-based groups in the United States, Mexico, and Canada who are on the front lines of the fight for clean energy and climate justice. […]

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NASA: July 2016 Warmest Month on Record

NEW YORK, New York, August 17, 2016 (ENS) – The month of July 2016 was the warmest July in 136 years of modern record keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. […]


U.S. Tightens Emissions Standards for Trucks

WASHINGTON, DC, August 17, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have jointly finalized standards that will govern emissions from medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks through the 2027 model year. […]


Fiji Wins: Pacific Island Region Changes the Game

SUVA, Fiji, August 16, 2016 (ENS) – Fiji’s Olympic Gold medal win in rugby on Friday was a first for the South Pacific island nation, and more historic winning measures were in the works at the first standing Pacific Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting, which also took place Friday. […]

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Dutch Electric Motorcycle to Circle Earth in 80 Days

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, August 16, 2016 (ENS) – STORM Wave, a student team based at Eindhoven University of Technology, has set the ambitious goal of riding a specialized electric motorcycle around the world in 80 days. The clock started ticking when they took off from Eindhoven on Sunday, August 14, 2016. […]


Secret ‘Chemtrail’ Spraying Not Real, Scientists Agree

WASHINGTON, DC, August 14, 2016 (ENS) – Long-lasting white trails left behind by aircraft are caused by well-understood physical and chemical processes, not a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program, concludes new research from Carnegie Science, University of California-Irvine, and the nonprofit Near Zero. […]

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Toxic Chemicals Found in Drinking Water of 33 States

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, August 12, 2016 (ENS) – Public drinking water supplies for six million people in 33 states have tested higher than federal safety levels for a class of industrial chemicals linked to cancer and other health problems – polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances – known in short as PFASs. […]

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Brazil’s Amazon Hot, Dry and Ablaze

BRASILIA, Brazil, August 10, 2016 (ENS) – Brazil’s National Space Research Institute, INPE, registered over 53,000 forest fires in the country up to Friday, and warns that the hot, dry weather may make things worse, if law enforcement efforts are not increased. […]


Acid Oceans Killing Antarctic Food Web

CANBERRA, Australia, August 9, 2016 (ENS) – An acidifying ocean absorbing too much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere could have a major impact on the staple diet of krill – with serious repercussions for the entire Antarctic ecosystem, scientists from the Australian Antarctic Division have found. […]

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Humans Overshoot Earth’s Annual Budget in Eight Months

OAKLAND, California, August 8, 2016 (ENS) – At the Oakland office of the international sustainability think tank Global Footprint Network, August 8 is a special day. It’s Earth Overshoot Day, the date when humanity has used up all the natural resources the planet can renew in the entire year. […]