Environmental News Picks of the Week

European Union

October 11, 2013

What’s happening in environmental news? Here are the Eco News Network top picks for climate, energy, and fauna environmental news stories this week.

CLIMATE
European Union on Track to Reach 2020 Climate Goals
The European Union developed a comprehensive energy and climate plan back in 1990 to decrease its greenhouse gas emissions, to increase its energy efficiency, and to increase its renewable energy sources all by 20 percent by the year 2020. The European Environment Agency declared that it has decreased its emissions by about 18 percent already and that renewable sources are counting for 13 percent of the energy as of 2011. Read the full story at ENN

ENERGY
New Report: America’s Energy Productivity and Security Has Never Been Better
A new report by the Natural Resources Council shows that the U.S energy is at its best right now. The report’s major findings concluded that since 2000, the rate of growth of electricity use is well below the rate of population growth, the amount of oil used has decreased 14 percent since 2005 and coal use is down almost one fourth from 2005. Read the full story at eNews Park Forest:

FAUNA
Record-Setting Blizzard Kills 75,000 COWS
A blizzard of historical proportions hit South Dakota this past weekend killing around 75,000 cows. Thousands of those killed were216889220_a6fb0de29d_m pregnant cows that would have delivered calves in the next year. South Dakota’s Cattlemen’s Association say that the effects will be felt for years to come. The catastrophe will have very negative effects in the state’s $7 billion cattle industry. Read the full story at The Blaze

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-Ivanha Paz

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