• AmeriScan: August 19, 2014
  • Poachers Killed 100,000 Elephants in Three Years
  • U.S. Completes Destruction of Syrian Chemical Weapons At Sea
  • Ebola Crisis Worse Than Feared, Health Workers Harassed
  • AmeriScan: August 17, 2014
  • AmeriScan: August 15, 2014
  • China Must Lift Trade Restrictions on Rare Earth Elements

AmeriScan: August 19, 2014

Oregon Rejects Coal Export Terminal … Weather Gives California Firefighters, Evacuees a Break … Malibu Parents, Teachers Plan to Sue Over Toxic Classrooms … USDA Invests New Funds to Improve Lake Erie Water … U.S. New Energy Capacity All Renewables in July … Whales Suffer Military Noise in Hawaiian Waters

Poachers Killed 100,000 Elephants in Three Years

NAIROBI, Kenya, August 19, 2014 (ENS) – Some 100,000 elephants were illegally killed for their ivory between 2010 and 2012, finds the first verifiable estimate of the impacts of the ongoing ivory crisis on Africa’s elephant populations.

U.S. Completes Destruction of Syrian Chemical Weapons At Sea

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, August 18, 2014 (ENS) – All 581 metric tonnes of a precursor chemical for sarin gas that were removed from the Syrian Arab Republic and loaded onto the U.S. Maritime Vessel Cape Ray in early July, have been destroyed with neutralization technology aboard the ship while sailing in international waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Ebola Crisis Worse Than Feared, Health Workers Harassed

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 18, 2014 (ENS) – The numbers of reported Ebola virus cases and deaths “vastly underestimate the magnitude of the crisis” health workers at Ebola outbreak sites in four West African countries have told the United Nations World Health Organization, WHO.

AmeriScan: August 17, 2014

Arkansas Train Fire Kills Two, Injures Two Others … U.S. Awards $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicles … Bacon Bike Sizzles on Film … Songbird Habitat Safeguards Benefit Rivers in Nine States … Wolverine Climate Protection Proposal Withdrawn … Mountain Lion and Bobcat Hunter Pleads Guilty … San Diego Refuge Complex Wins $1 Million Contest

AmeriScan: August 15, 2014

Hurricane Iselle Affects Voting in Hawaii … California Will Vote on $7.5 Billion Water Bond … FDA: Beware Online Sales of Fraudulent Ebola Medicine … Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals Contaminate Landfill Leachate … Nine Cities to Reduce Sewage Discharge to San Francisco Bay … Michigan’s Largest Solar Array Going Up at Ford Headquarters … Court Rules California Gas Power Plant Permit Illegal

China Must Lift Trade Restrictions on Rare Earth Elements

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 13, 2014 (ENS) – In a decision that affects automakers around the world, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organisation, WTO, has ruled that China’s export duties and quotas on rare earth elements are not justified for reasons of environmental protection or conservation policy.

 

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AmeriScan: August 19, 2014

AmeriScan: August 19, 2014

  Oregon Rejects Coal Export Terminal … Weather Gives California Firefighters, Evacuees a Break … Malibu Parents, Teachers Plan to Sue Over Toxic Classrooms … USDA Invests New Funds to Improve Lake Erie Water … U.S....

 

Poachers Killed 100,000 Elephants in Three Years

Poachers Killed 100,000 Elephants in Three Years

  NAIROBI, Kenya, August 19, 2014 (ENS) – Some 100,000 elephants were illegally killed for their ivory between 2010 and 2012, finds the first verifiable estimate of the impacts of the ongoing ivory crisis on Africa’s elephant populations. Published...

 

U.S. Completes Destruction of Syrian Chemical Weapons At Sea

U.S. Completes Destruction of Syrian Chemical Weapons At Sea

  THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, August 18, 2014 (ENS) – All 581 metric tonnes of a precursor chemical for sarin gas that were removed from the Syrian Arab Republic and loaded onto the U.S. Maritime Vessel Cape Ray in early July, have...

 

Ebola Crisis Worse Than Feared, Health Workers Harassed

Ebola Crisis Worse Than Feared, Health Workers Harassed

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 18, 2014 (ENS) – The numbers of reported Ebola virus cases and deaths “vastly underestimate the magnitude of the crisis” health workers at Ebola outbreak sites in four West African countries...

 

AmeriScan: August 17, 2014

AmeriScan: August 17, 2014

  Arkansas Train Fire Kills Two, Injures Two Others … U.S. Awards $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicles … Bacon Bike Sizzles on Film … Songbird Habitat Safeguards Benefit Rivers in Nine States … Wolverine Climate...

 

AmeriScan: August 15, 2014

AmeriScan: August 15, 2014

  Hurricane Iselle Affects Voting in Hawaii … California Will Vote on $7.5 Billion Water Bond … FDA: Beware Online Sales of Fraudulent Ebola Medicine … Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals Contaminate Landfill Leachate … Nine...

 

China Must Lift Trade Restrictions on Rare Earth Elements

China Must Lift Trade Restrictions on Rare Earth Elements

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 13, 2014 (ENS) – In a decision that affects automakers around the world, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organisation, WTO, has ruled that China’s export duties and quotas on rare earth elements...

 

Stray Dogs Spread Rabies Menace in Afghanistan

Stray Dogs Spread Rabies Menace in Afghanistan

  By Qaisar Khosti KHOST, Afghanistan, August 13, 2014 (ENS) – Sari, a resident of Motun in the Khost province of southeast Afghanistan, wept as he described how he could do nothing but wait for his son to die. Nearly a month ago,...

 

Canada Donates Experimental Vaccine to Fight Ebola

Canada Donates Experimental Vaccine to Fight Ebola

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, August 12, 2014 (ENS) – Canada will donate at least 800 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization, WHO, to fight the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa,...

 

McCartney-Inscribed Martin Guitar Auctioned for Elephants

McCartney-Inscribed Martin Guitar Auctioned for Elephants

  ARLINGTON, Virginia, August 12, 2014 (ENS) – To mark World Elephant Day, August 12, The Nature Conservancy will auction a Martin D-28 left-handed guitar autographed by Sir Paul McCartney and provided by Martin Guitar, founding sponsor...

 

Greenpeace Ship Freed by Russia Sails Into Amsterdam

Greenpeace Ship Freed by Russia Sails Into Amsterdam

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, August 11, 2014 (ENS) – The Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise sailed back into Dutch territorial waters Saturday after more than 300 days in Russian custody. It had been nearly a year, to the day,...

 

Cameron Government Pours £900,000 More Into Clean Transport

Cameron Government Pours £900,000 More Into Clean Transport

  LONDON, UK, August 10, 2014 (ENS) – Seven communities in England will benefit from £900,000 in additional government funding to extend their sustainable transport efforts, Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced Friday. The...

 

Mine Tailings Spill Devastates British Columbia Lakes

Mine Tailings Spill Devastates British Columbia Lakes

  QUESNEL, British Columbia, Canada, August 8, 2014 (ENS) – A tailings pond breach at the Mount Polley copper and gold mine in south-central British Columbia early Monday has released 10 million cubic meters of contaminated effluent...

 

Tortoises Learn Touchscreen Technology

Tortoises Learn Touchscreen Technology

  LINCOLN, UK, August 7, 2014 (ENS) – Tortoises have learned how to use touchscreens as part of a study which aimed to teach the land-dwelling reptiles navigational techniques. Led by Dr. Anna Wilkinson, from the University of Lincoln...

 

AmeriScan: August 6, 2014

AmeriScan: August 6, 2014

  Hawaii Braces for Twin Hurricanes … New Jersey Criminalizes Sales of Ivory, Rhino Horn … Okinawa Dugongs Bring U.S. Military Airstrip Into Court … Migratory Songbirds Fly to Expanded Reserve in Ecuador … Five...

 

Massive Peoples’ Climate March Planned for UN Opening

Massive Peoples’ Climate March Planned for UN Opening

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2014 (ENS) – Hundreds of thousands of activists plan to head for New York City on September 21 to take part in the People’s Climate March ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit. They hope it will...

 

Beijing Bans Coal-Burning to Clear the Air

Beijing Bans Coal-Burning to Clear the Air

  BEIJING, China, August 6, 2014 (ENS) – China’s capital city of Beijing will ban coal sales and the burning of coal in its six main districts by the end of 2020 to cut air pollution, local officials said on Monday. The Beijing...

 

Used Cigarette Butts Transformed Into Supercapacitors

Used Cigarette Butts Transformed Into Supercapacitors

  SEOUL, South Korea, August 6, 2014 (ENS) – How can used cigarette butts contribute to the development of superior electric vehicles? South Korean researchers have found a way. Five scientists from Seoul National University’s...

 

$100 Million for Global Resilience at U.S.-Africa Summit

$100 Million for Global Resilience at U.S.-Africa Summit

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 5, 2014 (ENS) – U.S.-Africa cooperation on climate, wildlife trafficking and food security are center stage in Washington this week as President Barack Obama, the first U.S. President with African heritage,...

 

Ebola-Stricken Doctor Arrives in Atlanta, 729 Die in Africa

Ebola-Stricken Doctor Arrives in Atlanta, 729 Die in Africa

  ATLANTA, Georgia, August 4, 2014 (ENS) – The Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is treating the first American infected with the deadly Ebola virus in a specially built isolation ward near the country’s main medical agency,...