• Iranian-Canadian Conservationist Dies in Iranian Jail
  • Hong Kong Bans Trade in Elephant Ivory by 2022
  • Belize Blocks Oil Development on Americas’ Longest Reef
  • Cambodian Conservationists Killed Fighting Illegal Loggers
  • Cougars Extinct in Eastern USA, Lynx Could Be Next
  • Environment Ignored in State of the Union Address
  • Rare Earth Elements Discovered in American Coal

Iranian-Canadian Conservationist Dies in Iranian Jail

TEHRAN, Iran, February 11,2018 (ENS) – An Iranian-Canadian academic and environmental activist imprisoned by Iranian authorities in January has died in prison, his son said Saturday on Twitter. Kavous Seyed-Emami, 63, was a founder of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, which works to protect Iran’s rare animals and fresh water supplies.

Hong Kong Bans Trade in Elephant Ivory by 2022

HONG KONG, February 5, 2018 (ENS) – The Hong Kong Legislative Council has voted to pass a bill that will end local ivory trade in Hong Kong by the end of 2021, with no compensation for ivory dealers, and an increase of maximum penalties for wildlife crimes of up to 10 years imprisonment.

Belize Blocks Oil Development on Americas’ Longest Reef

BELMOPAN, Belize, February 2, 2018 (ENS) – While President Donald Trump intends to open nearly all U.S. waters to offshore oil development for the first time, the country with the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere has banned offshore oil drilling to protect its natural heritage and fishing industry.

Cambodian Conservationists Killed Fighting Illegal Loggers

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, February 1, 2018 (ENS) – Three Cambodian forest protectors connected with the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society were killed by military officers Tuesday in a wildlife sanctuary while patrolling the forest near the Cambodia-Vietnam border.

Cougars Extinct in Eastern USA, Lynx Could Be Next

WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2018 (ENS) – Eastern cougars once inhabited all states east of the Mississippi River, but the last confirmed sighting of a cougar in this area happened 80 years ago. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared the subspecies extinct and will remove it from the Endangered Species List on February 22.

Environment Ignored in State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2018 (ENS) – To hear President Donald Trump deliver his first State of the Union Address to both houses of Congress last night was to realize that for him the environment does not exist. Or, he would like the American public to ignore what his administration is doing to the environment.

Rare Earth Elements Discovered in American Coal

WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2018 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has found high concentrations of rare earth elements in coal samples taken from five American coal basins.  Currently, China controls about 98 percent of the world market for these critical minerals.

 

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Iranian-Canadian Conservationist Dies in Iranian Jail

Iranian-Canadian Conservationist Dies in Iranian Jail

  TEHRAN, Iran, February 11,2018 (ENS) – An Iranian-Canadian academic and environmental activist imprisoned by Iranian authorities in January has died in prison, his son said Saturday on Twitter. Kavous Seyed-Emami, 63, was a founder...

 

Hong Kong Bans Trade in Elephant Ivory by 2022

Hong Kong Bans Trade in Elephant Ivory by 2022

  HONG KONG, February 5, 2018 (ENS) – The Hong Kong Legislative Council has voted to pass a bill that will end local ivory trade in Hong Kong by the end of 2021, with no compensation for ivory dealers, and an increase of maximum penalties...

 

Belize Blocks Oil Development on Americas’ Longest Reef

Belize Blocks Oil Development on Americas’ Longest Reef

  BELMOPAN, Belize, February 2, 2018 (ENS) – While President Donald Trump intends to open nearly all U.S. waters to offshore oil development for the first time, the country with the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere has...

 

Cambodian Conservationists Killed Fighting Illegal Loggers

Cambodian Conservationists Killed Fighting Illegal Loggers

  PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, February 1, 2018 (ENS) – Three Cambodian forest protectors connected with the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society were killed by military officers Tuesday in a wildlife sanctuary while patrolling the...

 

Cougars Extinct in Eastern USA, Lynx Could Be Next

Cougars Extinct in Eastern USA, Lynx Could Be Next

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2018 (ENS) – Eastern cougars once inhabited all states east of the Mississippi River, but the last confirmed sighting of a cougar in this area happened 80 years ago. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

 

Environment Ignored in State of the Union Address

Environment Ignored in State of the Union Address

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2018 (ENS) – To hear President Donald Trump deliver his first State of the Union Address to both houses of Congress last night was to realize that for him the environment does not exist. Or, he would...

 

Rare Earth Elements Discovered in American Coal

Rare Earth Elements Discovered in American Coal

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2018 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has found high concentrations of rare earth elements, REE, in coal samples taken from five American coal basins. Critical...

 

Earthquake Rocks Alaska, Generates Small Tsunami

Earthquake Rocks Alaska, Generates Small Tsunami

  ANCHORAGE, Alaska, January 23, 2018 (ENS) – A massive magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck off the Alaskan coast southeast of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska at 12:31 this morning, local time. The center of the quake was located...

 

Beijing Zoo Pledges to Conserve African Wildlife

Beijing Zoo Pledges to Conserve African Wildlife

  BEIJING, China, January 22, 2018 (ENS) – The African Wildlife Foundation and the Beijing Zoo today launched a partnership intended to enhance China’s participation in sustainable conservation of Africa’s wildlife and wild...

 

Frustrated National Parks Advisory Board Members Quit

Frustrated National Parks Advisory Board Members Quit

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 17, 2018 (ENS) – Nine of the 12 members of the National Park System Advisory Board today resigned in frustration that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has refused to meet with them or convene a single meeting...

 

Giant Oil Spill Contaminates East China Sea

Giant Oil Spill Contaminates East China Sea

  BEIJING, China, January 17, 2018 (ENS) – An Iranian tanker carrying a full load of natural gas condensate that sank Sunday has been found on the bottom of the East China Sea, China’s Ministry of Transportation reported Wednesday....

 

McDonald’s Pledges Sustainable Packaging By 2025

McDonald’s Pledges Sustainable Packaging By 2025

  OAK BROOK, Illinois, January 16, 2018 (ENS) – Fast food giant McDonald’s today announced that by 2025, all of the company’s guest packaging will come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources, with a preference for...

 

Tragic Mudslides Follow California’s Worst Fire

Tragic Mudslides Follow California’s Worst Fire

  MONTECITO, California, January 12, 2018 (ENS) – First the worst fire in California history, then torrential rains, have brought down whole hillsides in Montecito, an upscale village in Santa Barbara County. It is the wealthiest...

 

Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Honduras

Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Honduras

  TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, January 10, 2018 (ENS) – A major earthquake, one of the most severe in the past 100 years, struck off the coast of Honduras late Tuesday night. The tremor was felt across much of the nation, officials said,...

 

Malawi’s Capital to Get US$100 Million Water Upgrade

Malawi’s Capital to Get US$100 Million Water Upgrade

  LILONGWE, Malawi, January 9, 2018 (ENS) – The half million residents of Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe, are smiling in anticipation of improved water services and safely managed sanitation through a new US$100 million project...

 

California Issues Warning on Cell Phone Radiation

California Issues Warning on Cell Phone Radiation

  SACRAMENTO, California, January 9, 2018 (ENS) – There are now more cell phones in the United States than there are people. As smartphone use continues to increase, especially among children, the California Department of Public Health...

 

Oceans Dying With Too Much Heat, Too Little Oxygen

Oceans Dying With Too Much Heat, Too Little Oxygen

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2018 (ENS) – The world’s coral reefs are dying due to global warming, finds a unique study published Friday in the journal “Science.” For the first time, an international team of researchers...

 

2017 Among Three Hottest Years; Arctic Melting Fast

2017 Among Three Hottest Years; Arctic Melting Fast

  GENEVA, Switzerland, January 6, 2017 (ENS) – The 2017 global land and ocean temperature will likely be among the three hottest years on record, and is expected to be the warmest year without a warming El Niño weather pattern in...

 

Trump Opens U.S. Outer Continental Shelf to Drilling

Trump Opens U.S. Outer Continental Shelf to Drilling

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 4, 2018 (ENS) – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today infuriated environmentalists by proposing to make over 90 percent of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf’s total acreage and more than 98...

 

Mammal Thought Extinct in New South Wales Rediscovered

Mammal Thought Extinct in New South Wales Rediscovered

  SYDNEY, Australia, December 28, 2017 (ENS) – A small carnivorous marsupial presumed extinct in New South Wales for more than century, has been discovered in Sturt National Park in eastern Australia. The Crest-tailed Mulgara, a mammal...

 
 
 

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