• California, Mexico to Collaborate on Climate, Firefighting
  • Indore Becomes Demonstration City for Sustainable Mobility
  • Kenya Airport Police Intercept Ivory Declared as Live Dogs
  • Global Action Plan to Protect Soil Resources Approved
  • AmeriScan: July 25, 2014
  • ‘Chinese Puzzle’ Molecule Offers Clue to Hydrogen Fueling
  • Western Inferno: Climate Change Worsening Wildfire Risk

California, Mexico to Collaborate on Climate, Firefighting

MEXICO CITY, Mexico, July 28, 2014 (ENS) – The governments of Mexico and California today agreed to work together to battle climate change and on joint fire emergency response along the 136-mile (220 km) border they share.

Indore Becomes Demonstration City for Sustainable Mobility

INDORE, India, July 28, 2014 (ENS) – City of Indore officials Friday agreed to work with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to implement sustainable mobility solutions in the city with the latest technologies, systems and management approaches to improve transportation

Kenya Airport Police Intercept Ivory Declared as Live Dogs

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 25, 2014 (ENS)- A consignment of contraband ivory was intercepted at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport today, although the smugglers tried to fool officials by declaring the 12 boxes to be full of live dogs.

Global Action Plan to Protect Soil Resources Approved

ROME, Italy, July 25, 2014 (ENS) – A third of the world’s soils are degraded by erosion, nutrient depletion, acidification, urbanization, and chemical pollution, soil experts at a global conference warned today. There, governments approved a global plan of action to safeguard soil resources through strong regulation and investment.

AmeriScan: July 25, 2014

Oil Train Rule Cracks Down on Transport of Flammable Materials … Federal Agencies Cut Greenhouse Gases, Increase Renewables … EPA Does ‘Little’ to Curb Methane Emissions … Groups Will Appeal Longmont Fracking Ban Decision … Minnesota Vikings New Stadium Would Kill Birds … New Jersey Utility Gives Away Free EV Charging Stations

‘Chinese Puzzle’ Molecule Offers Clue to Hydrogen Fueling

SINGAPORE, July 25, 2014 (ENS) – Australian and Taiwanese scientists have discovered a new molecule that may help resolve one of the barriers to development of hydrogen fuel cell cars – how to safely fuel up with the highly explosive gas.

Western Inferno: Climate Change Worsening Wildfire Risk

WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2014 (ENS) – U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is worried. “We’ve got 13 fires burning across Oregon, over 600,00 acres ablaze right now,” he told reporters on a conference call Wednesday.

 

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California, Mexico to Collaborate on Climate, Firefighting

California, Mexico to Collaborate on Climate, Firefighting

  MEXICO CITY, Mexico, July 28, 2014 (ENS) – The governments of Mexico and California today agreed to work together to battle climate change and on joint fire emergency response along the 136-mile (220 km) border they share. On the...

 

Indore Becomes Demonstration City for Sustainable Mobility

Indore Becomes Demonstration City for Sustainable Mobility

  INDORE, India, July 28, 2014 (ENS) – City of Indore officials Friday agreed to work with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to implement sustainable mobility solutions in the city with the latest technologies,...

 

Kenya Airport Police Intercept Ivory Declared as Live Dogs

Kenya Airport Police Intercept Ivory Declared as Live Dogs

  NAIROBI, Kenya, July 25, 2014 (ENS)- A consignment of contraband ivory was intercepted at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport today, although the smugglers tried to fool officials by declaring the 12 boxes to be full of...

 

Global Action Plan to Protect Soil Resources Approved

Global Action Plan to Protect Soil Resources Approved

  ROME, Italy, July 25, 2014 (ENS) – A third of the world’s soils are degraded by erosion, nutrient depletion, acidification, urbanization, and chemical pollution, soil experts at a global conference warned today. There, governments...

 

AmeriScan: July 25, 2014

AmeriScan: July 25, 2014

Oil Train Rule Cracks Down on Transport of Flammable Materials … Federal Agencies Cut Greenhouse Gases, Increase Renewables … EPA Does ‘Little’ to Curb Methane Emissions … Groups Will Appeal Longmont Fracking Ban...

 

‘Chinese Puzzle’ Molecule Offers Clue to Hydrogen Fueling

‘Chinese Puzzle’ Molecule Offers Clue to Hydrogen Fueling

  SINGAPORE, July 25, 2014 (ENS) – Australian and Taiwanese scientists have discovered a new molecule that may help resolve one of the barriers to development of hydrogen fuel cell cars – how to safely fuel up with the highly...

 

Western Inferno: Climate Change Worsening Wildfire Risk

Western Inferno: Climate Change Worsening Wildfire Risk

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2014 (ENS) – U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is worried. “We’ve got 13 fires burning across Oregon, over 600,00 acres ablaze right now,” he told reporters on a conference call Wednesday. “We...

 

AmeriScan: July 23, 2014

AmeriScan: July 23, 2014

  California Judge Halts Oil Wells Near Pinnacles National Park … THUMS Long Beach Fined for Greenhouse Gas Emissions … Maine City Blocks Tar Sands Pipeline Plan … Pennsylvania Governor Ordered to Release Smog Communications...

 

Europe’s ‘Dirty 30′ Power Plants Impair Climate Progress

Europe’s ‘Dirty 30′ Power Plants Impair Climate Progress

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 22, 2014 (ENS) – Carbon emissions from coal-burning power plants in the EU are undermining climate efforts, warns the latest “Europe’s Dirty 30″ report, released today by five large European...

 

Dirty Businesses Spread Pollution in Afghan Province

Dirty Businesses Spread Pollution in Afghan Province

By Hijratullah Ekhtyar JALALABAD, Nangarhar, Afghanistan, July 21, 2014 (ENS) – To escape the stifling summer weather of Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, Abdurrahman and his family sleep on their roof at night. But when...

 

Big Companies Sign Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles

Big Companies Sign Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles

  NEW YORK, New York, July 21, 2014 (ENS) – To increase their access to cost-competitive renewable energy, 12 large corporations have signed the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles to better communicate their purchasing needs and...

 

AmeriScan: July 18, 2014

AmeriScan: July 18, 2014

  California Groundwater Sinks to Record Low … BNSF Agrees to One-Man Crews for Oil Trains … Giant Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Project Under Construction … Minnesota Power Agrees to Cut Emissions, Fund Eco-Projects …...

 

EPA Blocks Giant Alaska Mine to Protect Bristol Bay Salmon

EPA Blocks Giant Alaska Mine to Protect Bristol Bay Salmon

  SEATTLE, Washington, July 18, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed regulations to protect one of the world’s most valuable salmon fisheries, in Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the risks posed by a proposed...

 

Australia Repeals Price on Carbon, Climate Disaster Predicted

Australia Repeals Price on Carbon, Climate Disaster Predicted

  CANBERRA, Australia, July 17, 2014 (ENS) – Australia’s Senate has voted to repeal the price on emissions of the climate-warming gas carbon dioxide, a levy on the biggest polluters passed by the previous Labor government. The...

 

British Government Fleets to Add Hundreds of Electric Cars

British Government Fleets to Add Hundreds of Electric Cars

  LONDON, UK,  July 18, 2014 (ENS) – Over 150 plug-in vehicles will be added to British Government fleets in the first wave of a new plan to fund all government car fleets to purchase electric plug-in cars and vans, Transport Minister...

 

Customs Agents Get Electronic Control Over Wildlife Trade

Customs Agents Get Electronic Control Over Wildlife Trade

  GENEVA, Switzerland, July 16, 2014 (ENS) – Customs authorities in countries across the globe will have a new e-permitting system to regulate the import and export of species such as tigers and elephants and their parts under a new...

 

Monsoon Rains Force Evacuations in China, Philippines

Monsoon Rains Force Evacuations in China, Philippines

  CHANGSHA, Hunan, China, July 16, 2014 (ENS) – Torrential rains have inundated several Chinese provinces this week, claiming at least 11 lives and affecting over one million people, both residents and tourists. In east China’s...

 

Obama Takes Self-Driving Car Simulator for a Spin

Obama Takes Self-Driving Car Simulator for a Spin

  McLEAN, Virginia, July 15, 2014 (ENS) – Speaking to a crowd of nearly 200 employees at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virgiinia today, President Barack Obama urged Congress to pass a bill that would restore...

 

AmeriScan: July 15, 2014

AmeriScan: July 15, 2014

  Land and Water Conservation Fund a Powerful Economic Engine … New York Supreme Court Rejects Fracking Lawsuits … Canadian Firm Fined for Toxic Discharges to Louisiana River … Prairie Pothole Wetlands in Decline …...

 

Tar Sands Protesters Confront Eastern Governors, Premiers

Tar Sands Protesters Confront Eastern Governors, Premiers

  BRETTON WOODS, New Hampshire, July 15, 2014 (ENS) – More than 100 people rallied Sunday outside the annual meeting of the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers in Bretton Woods to call on the region’s...