Archive for: April, 2017

People’s Climate March Encircles Trump White House

People’s Climate March Encircles Trump White House

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2017 (ENS) – Calling for jobs, climate justice and climate action, more than 200,000 people jammed the streets of the nation’s capital on Saturday in record 90-degree temperatures. The People’s...

 

Trump’s EPA Scrubs Website of Climate Facts

Trump’s EPA Scrubs Website of Climate Facts

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2017 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday removed decades worth of climate science from its website, one day before 200,000 people came together for the Peoples Climate March in Washington,...

 

Ghost Net Art Can Save Marine Life

Ghost Net Art Can Save Marine Life

  THURSDAY ISLAND, Australia, April 30, 2017 (ENS) – To raise awareness of the harmful impact that ghost nets can have on the marine environment, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, AFMA, is working with Torres Strait artists...

 

Trump Opens Offshore Continental Shelf to Oil Drilling

Trump Opens Offshore Continental Shelf to Oil Drilling

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 28, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump today signed an executive order that directs the U.S. Department of the Interior to study new oil and natural gas drilling off the coast of California, the Atlantic states,...

 

Renowned Conservationist Kuki Gallmann Shot in Kenya

Renowned Conservationist Kuki Gallmann Shot in Kenya

  NAIROBI, Kenya, April 24, 2017 (ENS) – Conservationist and author Kuki Gallmann, 73, was shot and wounded on Sunday morning in Kenya as she was inspecting damage committed by arsonists to her property, an expansive conservation...

 

Brave Goldman Prize Winners Defeat Greedy Corporations

Brave Goldman Prize Winners Defeat Greedy Corporations

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 24, 2017 (ENS) – The world’s richest award to grassroots activists will be handed to six courageous people from around the world today. Winners include a child soldier who now protects a Congolese...

 

California Residents Breathe USA’s Most Polluted Air

California Residents Breathe USA’s Most Polluted Air

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 24, 2017 (ENS) – Air pollution in California cities is the worst in the United States, both for short-term and year-round pollution, finds new research published by the American Lung Association in its 2017...

 

Science Takes Starring Role for Earth Day 2017

Science Takes Starring Role for Earth Day 2017

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 21, 2017 (ENS) – In celebration of Earth Day 2017, Earth Day Network and Google are joining together to spread knowledge and content about environmental issues and Earth Day events to mobile devices, desktop...

 

Scientists Urge New Research Integrity Advisory Board

Scientists Urge New Research Integrity Advisory Board

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 21, 2017 (ENS) – The United States should establish an independent, nonprofit Research Integrity Advisory Board to support ongoing efforts to strengthen research integrity, according to a new report from the...

 

Fiji Spearheads Development Beyond the Sustainable

Fiji Spearheads Development Beyond the Sustainable

  By Suzanne Maxx SUVA, Fiji, April 21, 2017 (ENS) – Fiji and other island nations may leapfrog the developed countries, becoming models for a greater than sustainable future – a transformational future – one that cherishes...

 

Bay Area Caravan Demonstrates Fuel Cell Car Practicality

Bay Area Caravan Demonstrates Fuel Cell Car Practicality

  SACRAMENTO, California, April 21, 2017 (ENS) – Executives from three California state agencies Thursday caravaned from the state capital Sacramento to the San Francisco Bay Area and back to demonstrate how easy it is to drive and...

 

Glacial Retreat Causes 1st Modern Case of River Piracy

Glacial Retreat Causes 1st Modern Case of River Piracy

  TACOMA, Washington, April 18, 2017 (ENS) – The retreat of a massive Canadian glacier has triggered the first known case of “river piracy” in modern times – the capture of one river’s flow by another river. The...

 

Clean Water: It’s a Matter of Money

Clean Water: It’s a Matter of Money

  GENEVA, Switzerland, April 14, 2017 (ENS) – Clean, accessible drinking water is essential for life, and the United Nations says there is enough fresh water on the planet to supply this for everyone. But today, the World Health Organization...

 

Addis Ababa 1st in East Africa With Bus Rapid Transit

Addis Ababa 1st in East Africa With Bus Rapid Transit

  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 13, 2017 (ENS) – Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, a city of at least 3.4 million residents, is poised to build the first bus rapid transit line in east Africa. Construction is currently estimated...

 

Trump Authorizes Inhumane Killing of Alaska Predators

Trump Authorizes Inhumane Killing of Alaska Predators

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2017 (ENS) – If hunters on Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuges want to use aircraft to chase down grizzly bears or shoot mother wolves and pups in their dens, they can now do so after President Donald...

 

World Adds Record Renewables at Record Low Prices

World Adds Record Renewables at Record Low Prices

  FRANKFURT, Germany, April 7, 2017 (ENS) – The world added record levels of renewable energy generating capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 percent lower than the previous year, finds new research reported in the latest issue...

 

EU Parliament Votes to Tighten Car Emissions Oversight

EU Parliament Votes to Tighten Car Emissions Oversight

  STRASBOURG, France, April 7, 2017 (ENS) – The European Union must improve legislation governing car emissions testing to prevent future scandals like the “defeat device” scandal, the European Parliament said Tuesday...

 

South African Court Allows Domestic Rhino Horn Trade

South African Court Allows Domestic Rhino Horn Trade

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 7, 2017 (ENS) – South Africa’s Constitutional Court has overturned the current ban on domestic trade in rhino horn. As a result, the sale of rhino horn will be allowed to resume within the...

 

INSIGHTS: Mining Peru’s Andean Forests Puts Unique Species, Ecosystem at Risk

INSIGHTS: Mining Peru’s Andean Forests Puts Unique Species, Ecosystem at Risk

  By Craig C. Downer MINDEN, Nevada, February 6, 2006 (ENS) – Though interspersed with sobering dangers, my trip to northwestern Peru in October and November 2005 has nonetheless proven to be enlightening. Now I realize just how urgent...

 

U.S. EPA Greenlights Pesticide Harmful to Children

U.S. EPA Greenlights Pesticide Harmful to Children

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 5, 2017 (ENS) – Effective today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is denying a petition by two environmental groups who ask that the agency revoke all food residue tolerances for the pesticide chlorpyrifos....

 
 
 
 

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