• Trump Auctions Off Arctic Refuge Land to Oil Companies
  • Trash by the Ton Cleared Off Remote Hawaiian Beaches
  • Biden’s Green Team Takes Shape With Race, Gender Firsts
  • U.S. Hanford Nuclear Site to Glassify Plutonium Waste
  • Guterres Urges Quick Shift: Fossil Fuels to Renewables
  • Reinventing the Future of Food
  • UK Rolls Out New Vaccine, But Lockdown Ordered

Trump Auctions Off Arctic Refuge Land to Oil Companies

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, January 14, 2020 (ENS) – The Trump administration has begun to auction off roughly one-third of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling. It is no coincidence that this lease sale was announced with only a few weeks left in the Trump presidency, as President Donald Trump is eager to kickstart Arctic oil drilling before leaving the White House on January 20.

Trash by the Ton Cleared Off Remote Hawaiian Beaches

KAUNAKAKAI, Moloka’i, Hawaii, January 13, 2021 (ENS) – In the Hawaiian Islands, the past year was plagued with travel and gathering limitations due to COVID-19, yet The Nature Conservancy’s Hawaii Chapter and partners were able to remove more than 46,000 pounds of marine debris from Moloka’i’s remote beaches in the last quarter of 2020 alone.

Biden’s Green Team Takes Shape With Race, Gender Firsts

WASHINGTON, DC, January 13, 2021 (ENS) – President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office on January 20 at noon, has nominated a team of seasoned environmental leaders to fill his Cabinet in positions that will impact the Earth’s unique places, people, and species, now more vulnerable than ever after the Trump administration. Climate will be a top priority of Biden’s core plan for a “clean energy revolution and environmental justice.”

U.S. Hanford Nuclear Site to Glassify Plutonium Waste

RICHLAND, Washington, January 12, 2021 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy is poised to complete a cleanup commitment that has been decades in the making – immobilizing in glass the least radioactive portion of the tank waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in south central Washington State.

Guterres Urges Quick Shift: Fossil Fuels to Renewables

NEW YORK, New York, January 11, 2021 (ENS) – Building a global coalition for carbon neutrality by mid-century will be the United Nation’s “central objective,” the UN’s top official told an online climate conference Monday. “All countries need credible mid-term goals and plans that are aligned with this objective,” Secretary-General António Guterres said,

Reinventing the Future of Food

AMHERST, Massachusetts, January 7, 2021 (ENS) – Technologies like 3-D printing and lab-based meat now enable us to create food in new ways that have left the whole world with an array of new possibilities. “There are so many exciting things going on in the food science area,” says David McClements, professor of food science at the University of Massachusetts.

UK Rolls Out New Vaccine, But Lockdown Ordered

LONDON, UK, January 4, 2021 (ENS) – The first vaccinations using the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine were given today to members of the British public. It turns out that the vaccine rollout came on the same day that Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued an urgent order for a six-week lockdown in an attempt to curb the soaring infection rate.

 

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Trump Auctions Off Arctic Refuge Land to Oil Companies

Trump Auctions Off Arctic Refuge Land to Oil Companies

  ANCHORAGE, Alaska, January 14, 2020 (ENS) – The Trump administration has begun to auction off roughly one-third of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling. It is no coincidence that this lease sale was announced...

 

Trash by the Ton Cleared Off Remote Hawaiian Beaches

Trash by the Ton Cleared Off Remote Hawaiian Beaches

  KAUNAKAKAI, Moloka’i, Hawaii, January 13, 2021 (ENS) – In the Hawaiian Islands, the past year was plagued with travel and gathering limitations due to COVID-19, yet The Nature Conservancy’s Hawaii Chapter and partners were...

 

Biden’s Green Team Takes Shape With Race, Gender Firsts

Biden’s Green Team Takes Shape With Race, Gender Firsts

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 13, 2021 (ENS) – President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office on January 20 at noon, has nominated a team of seasoned environmental leaders to fill his Cabinet in positions that will impact the Earth’s...

 

U.S. Hanford Nuclear Site to Glassify Plutonium Waste

U.S. Hanford Nuclear Site to Glassify Plutonium Waste

  RICHLAND, Washington, January 12, 2021 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy is poised to complete a cleanup commitment that has been decades in the making – immobilizing in glass the least radioactive portion of the tank...

 

Guterres Urges Quick Shift: Fossil Fuels to Renewables

Guterres Urges Quick Shift: Fossil Fuels to Renewables

  NEW YORK, New York, January 11, 2021 (ENS) – Building a global coalition for carbon neutrality by mid-century will be the United Nation’s “central objective,” the UN’s top official told an online climate conference...

 

Reinventing the Future of Food

Reinventing the Future of Food

  AMHERST, Massachusetts, January 7, 2021 (ENS) – Technologies like 3-D printing and lab-based meat now enable us to create food in new ways that have left the whole world with an array of new possibilities. “There are so many...

 

UK Rolls Out New Vaccine, But Lockdown Ordered

UK Rolls Out New Vaccine, But Lockdown Ordered

  LONDON, UK, January 4, 2021 (ENS) – The first vaccinations using the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine were given today to members of the British public as the National Health Service expands COVID-19 vaccination...

 

$100 Million for a More Sustainable Fashion Industry

$100 Million for a More Sustainable Fashion Industry

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, December 21, 2020 (ENS) – Two fashion organizations, one on each side of the globe – the nonprofit H&M Foundation in Stockholm and the government of Hong Kong’s Research Institute of Textiles and...

 

Largest Coal-fired Power Plant in U.S. West Demolished

Largest Coal-fired Power Plant in U.S. West Demolished

  PAGE, Arizona, December 19, 2020 (ENS) – For 45 years the Navajo Generating Station was the largest coal-fired power plant in the western United States – a 2.25-gigawatt facility located on the Navajo Nation, near Lake Powell...

 

Secret Canada-U.S. Plastic Waste Trade Deal Revealed

Secret Canada-U.S. Plastic Waste Trade Deal Revealed

  SEATTLE, Washington, December 18, 2020 (ENS) – Environmental groups are calling a secret agreement on plastic wastes signed between Canada and the United States “illegal, unacceptable and dangerous.” In a letter to Canadian...

 

U.S. Hispanics High Risk for Arsenic in Drinking Water

U.S. Hispanics High Risk for Arsenic in Drinking Water

  NEW YORK, New York, December 17, 2020 (ENS) – Community water systems that fail to comply with the federal arsenic standard are most likely to occur in the Southwest, serving Hispanic communities, rural populations of around 1,000,...

 

Electoral College Affirms Biden Headed for White House

Electoral College Affirms Biden Headed for White House

  WILMINGTON, Delaware, December 15, 2020 (ENS) – The U.S. Electoral College has formally elected the Democratic ticket of former vice president Joe Biden and incumbent U.S. senator from California Kamala Harris as president and vice...

 

New Trump EPA Rule Slow-Walks Clean Air Regulations

New Trump EPA Rule Slow-Walks Clean Air Regulations

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 9, 2020 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today finalized a procedural rule that the agency says will “improve the rulemaking process under the Clean Air Act by establishing requirements...

 

The Killing of Killer Whales

The Killing of Killer Whales

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, December 9, 2020 (ENS) – When marine predators themselves face mortal threats, researchers at the University of British Columbia studying orca deaths in Pacific Ocean waters believe that human tampering...

 

New Book Links Southeast Asia’s Wildlife Trade to COVID

New Book Links Southeast Asia’s Wildlife Trade to COVID

  HANOI, Vietnam, December 8, 2020 (ENS) – “The price of the private dining room would be included in the price of the pangolin, along with the rest of the dinner.” In this excerpt from his new book, “Pangolins:...

 

Deadly 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Smashes Records

Deadly 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Smashes Records

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 7, 2020 (ENS) – The extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is finally over, after a record-breaking 30 named storms and 12 landfalling storms in the continental United States, breaking a record...

 

Oil and Gas Firms Take Initiative on Methane Emissions

Oil and Gas Firms Take Initiative on Methane Emissions

  NEW YORK, New York, December 6, 2020 (ENS) – Major players in the oil and gas industry such as Shell, BP and Total have agreed to report emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane with a new, much higher level of transparency....

 

Australian Radio Telescope Maps Universe at Warp Speed

Australian Radio Telescope Maps Universe at Warp Speed

  PERTH, Australia, December 1, 2020 (ENS) – A radio telescope in the outback of Western Australia is creating a new atlas of the universe at astonishing speed, mapping some three million galaxies in just 300 hours. The Australian...

 

World’s Best Wild Salmon Run Protected From Huge Mine

World’s Best Wild Salmon Run Protected From Huge Mine

  ANCHORAGE, Alaska, November 29, 2020 (ENS) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit to the proposed Pebble Mine, a giant copper and gold mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska that would threaten the world’s largest, most valuable...

 

GM Quits Trump Suit to Strip California’s Emissions Control

GM Quits Trump Suit to Strip California’s Emissions Control

  DETROIT, Michigan, November 25, 2020 (ENS) – General Motors CEO Mary Barra said on Monday the company is pulling out of a lawsuit led by the Trump administration against California over the state’s right to set its own fuel economy...

 
 
 
 

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