Archive for: August, 2019

World Water Week: Water Scarcity Becoming Urgent

World Water Week: Water Scarcity Becoming Urgent

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, August 28, 2019 (ENS) – When World Water Week opened in Stockholm Monday, speakers at the annual event addressing global water issues called for an immediate and drastic shift in how freshwater is shared and managed....

 

CITES Bans Sale of Wild Baby African Elephants to Zoos

CITES Bans Sale of Wild Baby African Elephants to Zoos

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 28, 2019 (ENS) – Wildlife conservationists are celebrating a cliff-hanger of a win for elephants at the triennial Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species,...

 

Trump Disrupts France’s Effort to Green the G7 Summit

Trump Disrupts France’s Effort to Green the G7 Summit

  BIARRITZ, France, August 26, 2019 (ENS) – The seven industrialized countries that make up the Group of Seven (G7) – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States – had an ambitious environmental...

 

Fires Destroy Amazon Rainforest at Record Pace

Fires Destroy Amazon Rainforest at Record Pace

  BRASILIA, Brazil, August 23, 2019 (ENS) – South America’s Amazon rainforest is burning in many places, blazing away so fiercely that the fires are visible from space. Smoke from the fires, mostly burning in southern Brazil,...

 

Governments Protect Giraffes at CITES Meeting

Governments Protect Giraffes at CITES Meeting

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 23, 2019 (ENS) – Giraffes will now be protected against trade in their body parts for the first time. Delegates from 183 countries to the tri-annual Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species...

 

Newark Drinking Water Emergency: Lead Filters Failing

Newark Drinking Water Emergency: Lead Filters Failing

  NEWARK, New Jersey, August 20, 2019 (ENS) – Filters intended to remove lead in the city of Newark’s tap water are not working as expected in at least two homes, Mayor Ras Baraka has announced in the latest turn of events in a...

 

Greece Ablaze: First rescEU Planes Deployed

Greece Ablaze: First rescEU Planes Deployed

  ATHENS, Greece, August 16, 2019 (ENS) – Hundreds of residents have been evacuated from towns, villages and a monastery on Evia, Greece’s second largest island, where fire has spread through a nature reserve in a dense pine forest. At...

 

CITES to Update Wildlife Trade Rules for 550 Species

CITES to Update Wildlife Trade Rules for 550 Species

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 13, 2019 (ENS) – The 183 countries that are Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES, will adopt decisions and resolutions to expand and strengthen the global wildlife...

 

Trump Rolls Back Endangered Species Act Protections

Trump Rolls Back Endangered Species Act Protections

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 12, 2019 (ENS) – In an attack on imperiled wildlife, the U.S. Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Commerce’s National Marine Fisheries Service today released the...

 

New Brazilian Monkey Already At Risk of Habitat Loss

New Brazilian Monkey Already At Risk of Habitat Loss

MANAUS, Brazil, August 9, 2019 (ENS) – A new species of marmoset has been discovered in the southwest of Brazil’s Pará state in an area of the Amazon that has suffered extensive illegal logging and agricultural conversion. The...

 

Climate Change Undercutting World Food Security

Climate Change Undercutting World Food Security

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 8, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change is pressuring all four pillars of the world’s food security: availability (yield and production), access (prices and ability to obtain food), utilization (nutrition...

 

Comparing America’s Most Energy-Efficient Cities

Comparing America’s Most Energy-Efficient Cities

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2019 (ENS) – Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC top the latest energy-efficiency scorecard from the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), which...

 

Krypton Reveals Ancient Aquifer Under the Negev Desert

Krypton Reveals Ancient Aquifer Under the Negev Desert

  BEERSHEBA, Israel, August 5, 2019 (ENS) – The Negev Desert, which covers half of Israel’s landmass, is so dry that parts of it get less than three inches of water a year; so dry it is called hyperarid. Yet today, there is still...

 
 
 
 

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