Archive for: March, 2017

Hope for Elephants: China Starts Ivory Market Shutdown

Hope for Elephants: China Starts Ivory Market Shutdown

  BEIJING, China, March 31, 2017 (ENS) – China today permanently closed 55 retail ivory stores and 12 ivory carving entities across the country as a step towards shutting down its entire domestic ivory market to protect elephants...

 

Enviros, Tribes Sue to Block Keystone XL Pipeline

Enviros, Tribes Sue to Block Keystone XL Pipeline

  GREAT FALLS, Montana, March 30, 2017 (ENS) – Six environmental groups today sued the Trump Administration for what they allege is “illegally approving a cross-border permit” for TransCanada’s proposed Keystone...

 

Nuclear Nations Boycott Weapons Ban Treaty Talks

Nuclear Nations Boycott Weapons Ban Treaty Talks

  NEW YORK, New York, March 29, 2017 (ENS) – Nuclear powers, including the United States, Britain and France are among nearly 40 countries boycotting the first UN conference in more than 20 years on a global nuclear weapons ban treaty...

 

Trump Kills Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Trump Kills Obama’s Clean Power Plan

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2017 (ENS) – Most of President Barack Obama’s actions taken to forestall climate change were wiped out today as President Donald Trump revoked, revised, rescinded or withdrew limits on carbon emissions...

 

‘Beetlejuice Provision’ Invoked to Save Data From Trump

‘Beetlejuice Provision’ Invoked to Save Data From Trump

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 27, 2017 (ENS) – To prevent hundreds of environmental data sets on government websites from being removed by the Trump administration, two nonprofit organizations and a conservation biologist have sent Freedom...

 

India Moves to Stricter Vehicle Emissions Norms

India Moves to Stricter Vehicle Emissions Norms

  NEW DELHI, India, March 24, 2017 (ENS) – India’s automobile industry is geared up to begin production of vehicles compliant with Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) emission norms across the country from April 1, according to the Society...

 

Trump Administration Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

Trump Administration Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 24, 2017 (ENS) – The Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs has issued a Presidential permit to TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, authorizing the Canadian company to construct, connect, operate, and maintain...

 

Tesla Powers Kauai With Solar Energy After Sunset

Tesla Powers Kauai With Solar Energy After Sunset

  LIHUE, Kauai, Hawaii, March 23, 2017 (ENS) – Hawaii’s first utility-scale solar farm that stores solar energy in giant battery packs and delivers it to homes after sunset has opened on the island of Kauai. The solar power...

 

First NanoCar Race Heralds ‘Dawn of Atom Technology’

First NanoCar Race Heralds ‘Dawn of Atom Technology’

  TOULOUSE, France, March 23, 2017 (ENS) – NanoCars will compete for the first time ever during an international molecule-car race to be held on April 28-29 in Toulouse, southwestern France. The vehicles, which consist of just a few...

 

World Water Day Appreciates Precious Wastewater

World Water Day Appreciates Precious Wastewater

  DURBAN, South Africa, March 22, 2017 (ENS) – On this, World Water Day, a water-scarce world is looking to treated wastewater to help ease increasingly severe water shortages. In many of the regions projected to be hit hardest, a...

 

Giant Land Donation Safeguards Chile’s Wild Patagonia

Giant Land Donation Safeguards Chile’s Wild Patagonia

  SANTIAGO, Chile, March 17, 2017 (ENS) – After the largest land donation in history from a private entity to a country, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Tompkins Conservation leader Kristine McDivitt Tompkins Wednesday signed...

 

Trump Budget Blueprint a Disaster for the Planet

Trump Budget Blueprint a Disaster for the Planet

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump’s first budget outline was released today, covering Fiscal Year 2018. The “Budget Blueprint” cuts deep into agencies that protect the environment, help...

 

Trump Reopens Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Standards Review

Trump Reopens Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Standards Review

  DETROIT, Michigan, March 15, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump said today that he will cancel an Obama-era EPA determination that federal fuel efficiency standards through model year 2025 are feasible and have his administration...

 

World’s First: New Zealand River Given Legal Personhood

World’s First: New Zealand River Given Legal Personhood

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, March 15, 2017 (ENS) – The Whanganui River today was recognized by the New Zealand Parliament as having its own legal identity with all the rights, duties and liabilities of a person. New Zealand’s...

 

Biotech Explosion Will ‘Overwhelm’ Regulators, Panel

Biotech Explosion Will ‘Overwhelm’ Regulators, Panel

  By Sunny Lewis WASHINGTON, DC, March 14, 2017 (ENS) – So many biotechnology products are expected to come to market over the next five to 10 years, that their number and diversity could “overwhelm the U.S. regulatory system,”...

 

Illegal VW Emissions Blamed for 1,260 Premature Deaths

Illegal VW Emissions Blamed for 1,260 Premature Deaths

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 13, 2017 (ENS) – Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and two other institutions report that Volkswagen’s emissions in excess of the legal standards have had a deadly effect...

 

50 Reefs: A Global Plan to Save Corals from Extinction

50 Reefs: A Global Plan to Save Corals from Extinction

  SYDNEY, Australia, March 12, 2017 (ENS) – Ninety percent of the world’s coral reefs are expected to disappear by 2050 due to climate change, pollution and poor fishing practices. Now, a unique philanthropic coalition has launched...

 

Flame Retardants Linked to Child Aggression, Bullying

Flame Retardants Linked to Child Aggression, Bullying

  By Sunny Lewis CORVALLIS, Oregon, March 11, 2017 (ENS) – There is no doubt that flame retardant chemicals added to furniture, carpeting electronics and vehicles to halt or slow fires do save lives. But these chemicals also can affect...

 

New York Governor Energizes Electric Vehicle Ecosystem

New York Governor Energizes Electric Vehicle Ecosystem

  ALBANY, New York, March 11, 2017 (ENS) – To promote electric vehicle use across New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a new campaign that includes the installation of charging stations, incentives for employers to...

 

Pollution Kills 1.7 Million Children a Year

Pollution Kills 1.7 Million Children a Year

  GENEVA, Switzerland, March 6, 2017 (ENS) – Every year, environmental risks such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, tainted water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene, take the lives of 1.7 million children...

 
 
 
 

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