Archive for: June, 2019

Trudeau Greenlights Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Trudeau Greenlights Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, June 18, 2019 (ENS) – Canada’s federal cabinet has approved the twinning of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline that will carry diluted bitumen from the oil sands near Edmonton, Alberta to Burnaby,...

 

Global Population to Hit 11 Billion by 2100, Then Slow

Global Population to Hit 11 Billion by 2100, Then Slow

  NEW YORK, New York, June 17, 2019 (ENS) – There will be roughly 9.7 billion people living on Earth by the year 2050, an increase of two billion over today’s population, finds a UN population report released today. India is predicted...

 

Cruise Ships Pollute Port City Air More Than Cars

Cruise Ships Pollute Port City Air More Than Cars

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 11, 2019 (ENS) – Cruise ships are choking Europe’s port cities, with the biggest cruise company, Carnival Corporation, emitting 10 times more sulphur oxides (SOx) than all of Europe’s 260 million cars,...

 

Public Lands Critic to Oversee Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Public Lands Critic to Oversee Fish, Wildlife and Parks

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 11, 2019 (ENS) – The Secretary of the Interior keeps illegally shuffling political officials into jobs requiring Senate confirmation, according to a legal complaint filed today by the nonprofit Public Employees...

 

Canada to Ban Throw-Away Plastics by 2021

Canada to Ban Throw-Away Plastics by 2021

  MONT-SAINT-HILAIRE, Quebec, Canada, June 10, 2019 (ENS) – Canada intends to ban “harmful” single-use plastics as early as 2021 and hold companies responsible for plastic waste, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced...

 

Nano Villain Blamed for Oil Pipeline Corrosion

Nano Villain Blamed for Oil Pipeline Corrosion

  ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, June 7, 2019 (ENS) – A form of nanoscale corrosion is responsible for unpredictable breaks in the steel pipelines that carry oil, decreasing their working life, new research has found. Steel pipes that carry...

 

World Environment Day: Clean Air to Stabilize Climate

World Environment Day: Clean Air to Stabilize Climate

  NEW YORK, New York, June 6, 2019 (ENS) – “It is time to act decisively. My message to governments is clear: tax pollution; end fossil fuel subsidies; and stop building new coal plants. We need a green economy, not a grey economy,”...

 

US Fertilizer Plants Emit 100 Times the Methane Reported

US Fertilizer Plants Emit 100 Times the Methane Reported

  ITHACA, New York, June 6, 2019 (ENS) – Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from the ammonia fertilizer industry have been greatly underestimated, finds new research from Cornell University and the nonprofit Environmental...

 

Court Blocks Controversial Oregon Grazing Permits

Court Blocks Controversial Oregon Grazing Permits

  PORTLAND, Oregon, June 4, 2019 (ENS) – A federal judge in Oregon today granted conservation groups’ motion to block livestock from using public lands allotments near the town of Burns in central Oregon during the month of June. The...

 

Powering Jet Planes With Plastic Waste

Powering Jet Planes With Plastic Waste

  RICHLAND, Washington, June 4, 2019 (ENS) – Scientists have found a way to turn daily-use plastic waste products into jet fuel. In a method described in a new paper in the journal “Applied Energy,” a research group led...

 

British Columbia Bans Sale of Gas-powered Cars by 2040

British Columbia Bans Sale of Gas-powered Cars by 2040

  VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada, June 1, 2019 (ENS) – In a move aimed at removing a major source of air pollution and climate change, the provincial government has put British Columbia on a path to require the sale of all new...

 

Governments Cue Hydrogen for Global Clean Energy Role

Governments Cue Hydrogen for Global Clean Energy Role

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, June 1, 2019 (ENS) – Hydrogen is on the move. At the Clean Energy Ministerial meeting Friday in Vancouver, governments announced a new international hydrogen partnership under the leadership...

 
 
 
 

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