• Japanese Volcano Erupts, Kills Dozens, Rescue Halted
  • Germany Offers Perks for Electric Car Drivers
  • Malawi Court Convicts Chinese Ivory Trafficker
  • Obama Creates World’s Largest Marine Reserve
  • AmeriScan: September 24, 2014
  • Buffalo Restoration Treaty Signed by Tribes, First Nations
  • Climate Activist Bill McKibben Wins Right Livelihood Award

Japanese Volcano Erupts, Kills Dozens, Rescue Halted

TOKYO, Japan, September 29, 2014 (ENS) – At least 31 people may have lost their lives as the sudden eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan Saturday took climbers by surprise, trapping them near the summit.

Germany Offers Perks for Electric Car Drivers

BERLIN, Germany, September 29, 2014 (ENS) – The German government has approved a new law on electromobility, including incentives for EV drivers such as parking privileges, use of bus lanes and special transit access. But environmentalists are not happy with the new law.

Malawi Court Convicts Chinese Ivory Trafficker

By Charles Mkoka – LILONGWE, Malawi, September 29, 2014 (ENS) – A Malawi judge Friday convicted Chinese business national Axin Shang, 25, of ivory trafficking and fined him the maximum allowed by law, MK1 million (US$2,440). In default, he must serve two years in prison at hard labor.

Obama Creates World’s Largest Marine Reserve

WASHINGTON, DC, September 26, 2014 (ENS) – In the remote reaches of the Pacific Ocean, President Barack Obama Thursday created the world’s most extensive marine reserve by expanding a National Monument established in the waning days of the Bush Administration. These pristine waters are now protected from commercial resource extraction and fishing.

AmeriScan: September 24, 2014

‘Illegal’ Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Plan Alarms Minnesota … Feds Plan Great Lakes Resoration … Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Expands … Chinook Salmon Running Strong in Pacific Northwest … EPA Funds Two Drinking Water Innovation Centers

Buffalo Restoration Treaty Signed by Tribes, First Nations

BOZEMAN, Montana, September 24, 2014 (ENS) – Native groups from the United States and Canada Monday signed a treaty to establish intertribal alliances to restore the American buffalo on Tribal and First Nations Reserves or co-managed lands in both countries.

Climate Activist Bill McKibben Wins Right Livelihood Award

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, September 24, 2014 (ENS) – Bill McKibben, founder of the international climate action group 350.org, will be one of five recipients of this year’s Right Livelihood Awards, when they are presented at the Swedish Parliament in early December, the Stockholm foundation that created the awards announced today.

 

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Japanese Volcano Erupts, Kills Dozens, Rescue Halted

Japanese Volcano Erupts, Kills Dozens, Rescue Halted

  TOKYO, Japan, September 29, 2014 (ENS) – At least 31 people may have lost their lives as the sudden eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan Saturday took climbers by surprise, trapping them near the summit. The volcano, Japan’s...

 

Germany Offers Perks for Electric Car Drivers

Germany Offers Perks for Electric Car Drivers

  BERLIN, Germany, September 29, 2014 (ENS) – The German government has approved a new law on electromobility, including incentives for EV drivers such as parking privileges, use of bus lanes and special transit access. But environmentalists...

 

Malawi Court Convicts Chinese Ivory Trafficker

Malawi Court Convicts Chinese Ivory Trafficker

  By Charles Mkoka LILONGWE, Malawi, September 29, 2014 (ENS) – A Malawi judge Friday convicted Chinese business national Axin Shang, 25, of ivory trafficking and fined him the maximum allowed by law, MK1 million (US$2,440). In default,...

 

Obama Creates World’s Largest Marine Reserve

Obama Creates World’s Largest Marine Reserve

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 26, 2014 (ENS) – In the remote reaches of the Pacific Ocean, President Barack Obama Thursday created the world’s most extensive marine reserve by expanding a National Monument established in the waning...

 

AmeriScan: September 24, 2014

AmeriScan: September 24, 2014

  ‘Illegal’ Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Plan Alarms Minnesota … Feds Plan Great Lakes Resoration … Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Expands … Chinook Salmon Running Strong in Pacific Northwest …...

 

Buffalo Restoration Treaty Signed by Tribes, First Nations

Buffalo Restoration Treaty Signed by Tribes, First Nations

  BOZEMAN, Montana, September 24, 2014 (ENS) – Native groups from the United States and Canada Monday signed a treaty to establish intertribal alliances to restore the American buffalo on Tribal and First Nations Reserves or co-managed...

 

Climate Activist Bill McKibben Wins Right Livelihood Award

Climate Activist Bill McKibben Wins Right Livelihood Award

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, September 24, 2014 (ENS) – Bill McKibben, founder of the international climate action group 350.org, will be one of five recipients of this year’s Right Livelihood Awards, when they are presented at the...

 

UN Climate Summit Delivers Commitments to Action

UN Climate Summit Delivers Commitments to Action

  NEW YORK, New York, September 23, 2014 (ENS) – New actions to immediately tackle climate change were announced today by government, business, finance and civil society leaders at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New...

 

Bonn to Istanbul to New York: World Mayors Unite to Save Climate

Bonn to Istanbul to New York: World Mayors Unite to Save Climate

  NEW YORK, New York, September 23, 2014 (ENS) – To combat climate change, a global Compact of Mayors from cities across the world was launched today at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit today at UN Headquarters. Cities...

 

EU Funds Sustainable Energy: First in Africa, Next, the World

EU Funds Sustainable Energy: First in Africa, Next, the World

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 22, 2014 (ENS) – European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will tomorrow co-sign joint declarations in New York to reinforce energy cooperation with five African countries: Cabo Verde, Côte...

 

World Bank Backs Carbon Pricing, Convenes Leadership Coalition

World Bank Backs Carbon Pricing, Convenes Leadership Coalition

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 22, 2014 (ENS) – China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, is planning to put a price on carbon emissions to control climate change – along with many others. China joins a list of 73...

 

Global Mass Transit Could Save US$100 Trillion By 2050

Global Mass Transit Could Save US$100 Trillion By 2050

  DAVIS, California, September 22, 2014 (ENS) – More than US$100 trillion in public and private spending could be saved between now and 2050 if the world expands public transportation, walking and cycling in cities, finds a new report...

 

310,000 Join Historic March for Climate Action

310,000 Join Historic March for Climate Action

  NEW YORK, New York, September 21, 2014 (ENS) – The People’s Climate March Sunday drew an estimated 310,000 people to fill New York City streets with calls to world leaders for meaningful, immediate action to stop raising Earth’s...

 

Japan Defies Whaling Commission, Vows to Resume Antarctic Hunt

Japan Defies Whaling Commission, Vows to Resume Antarctic Hunt

  PORTOROZ, Slovenia, September 18, 2014 (ENS) – The International Whaling Commission voted Thursday against Japan’s plans to resume “scientific” whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan said it would go ahead...

 

2014 European Mobility Week Opens: Our Streets, Our Choice

2014 European Mobility Week Opens: Our Streets, Our Choice

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 18, 2014 (ENS) – Over 2,000 European towns and cities are participating in the 13th annual European Mobility Week, a week-long series of events from September 16-22 coordinated by a consortium backed...

 

Prosperity, Cooler Climate Can Coexist: Global Commission

Prosperity, Cooler Climate Can Coexist: Global Commission

  NEW YORK, New York, September 17, 2014 (ENS) – Lower carbon emissions and strong economic growth are both possible due to structural and technological changes in the world economy, finds a new report by a commission of global leaders...

 

Audi Scores California’s First Autonomous Driving Permit

Audi Scores California’s First Autonomous Driving Permit

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 16, 2014 (ENS) – Audi will be the first automaker to receive a newly established autonomous driving permit issued by the State of California. The German manufacturer says it is working to bring...

 

Obama Sends 3,000 Soldiers to Battle Ebola; UN Seeks $1 Billion

Obama Sends 3,000 Soldiers to Battle Ebola; UN Seeks $1 Billion

  NEW YORK, New York, September 16, 2014 – The United Nations announced today that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared,...

 

Rocky Mountain Forests Vanishing as Planet Heats Up

Rocky Mountain Forests Vanishing as Planet Heats Up

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, September 10, 2014 (ENS) – Climate change could kill up to 90 percent of the forests covering the Rocky Mountains, warned  the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists today in a new study based in part...

 

Thousands Rescued From Deadly Flash Floods in India, Pakistan

Thousands Rescued From Deadly Flash Floods in India, Pakistan

  NEW DELHI, India, September 9, 2014 (ENS) – Hundreds of people have lost their lives in the the heaviest monsoon rains to fall for 50 years in the Himalayan region of Jammu & Kashmir. Thousands are still trapped on rooftops, and...