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Worst Whale Stranding in Australian History: Hundreds Die

Worst Whale Stranding in Australian History: Hundreds Die

  STRAHAN, Tasmania, Australia, September 28, 2020 (ENS) – Tasmanian environmental authorities are coordinating the disposal of a mass of whale carcasses after about 470 long-finned pilot whales washed ashore in the shallow waters...

 

California Phases Out Gas Cars to Fight Climate Change

California Phases Out Gas Cars to Fight Climate Change

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 24, 2020 (ENS) – All new passenger vehicles sold in California must be zero-emission by 2035, under a new executive order issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday. Newsom also ordered...

 

Caribou, Old-growth Forest Losers in BC Logging Plans

Caribou, Old-growth Forest Losers in BC Logging Plans

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, September 19, 2020 (ENS) – Days after the province of British Columbia announced a new provincial approach to old-growth forests, conservation groups are sounding the alarm on plans to log more...

 

Daimler to Pay $1.5 Billion for Fake Emissions Tests

Daimler to Pay $1.5 Billion for Fake Emissions Tests

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 15, 2020 (ENS) – The U.S. and California governments have proposed a settlement with German automaker Daimler AG and its American subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA that would resolve alleged violations of the...

 

Trump Again Assaults Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

Trump Again Assaults Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

  JUNEAU, Alaska, September 14, 2020 (ENS) – The Trump administration has announced plans for another timber sale that would destroy more than 5,100 acres of critical old-growth habitat in the Tongass National Forest in southeast...

 

Software Foils Poachers With Rare Rhinos’ Footprints

Software Foils Poachers With Rare Rhinos’ Footprints

  DURHAM, North Carolina, September 14, 2020 (ENS) – Interactive software that reads and analyzes footprints left by black rhinoceroses can be used to monitor the movements of the critically endangered animals in the wild, giving...

 

Climate Change Intensifies Despite Pandemic Lockdowns

Climate Change Intensifies Despite Pandemic Lockdowns

  GENEVA, Switzerland, September 10, 2020 (ENS) – Already at their highest levels in three million years, greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere continue to increase, lockdowns around the world to slow the spread of the pandemic...

 

Rampaging Fires Send U.S. Western Forests Up in Smoke

Rampaging Fires Send U.S. Western Forests Up in Smoke

  EUGENE, Oregon, September 8, 2020 (ENS) – Smoke filled the air in this university city on Tuesday, turning the sky orange and the sun red, as it did across much of the U.S. West. Thousands of firefighters are battling raging wildfires...

 

Hurricane Laura Roughs Up Louisiana, Texas, Kills 18

Hurricane Laura Roughs Up Louisiana, Texas, Kills 18

  LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana, August 31, 2020 (ENS) – One of the 10 strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the United States, Hurricane Laura struck Louisiana in the middle of the night of August 26-27. Sustained winds of 150...

 

‘Extremely Dangerous’ Hurricane Laura Slams Gulf Coast

‘Extremely Dangerous’ Hurricane Laura Slams Gulf Coast

  MIAMI, Florida, August 26, 2020 (ENS) – “Catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds and flash flooding” are expected along the northwest Gulf Coast tonight as Laura, an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane,...

 

Michigan to Pay Flint $600 Million for Water Crisis

Michigan to Pay Flint $600 Million for Water Crisis

  FLINT, Michigan, August 23, 2020 (ENS) – The State of Michigan has agreed to a $600 million settlement of civil lawsuits brought against the state by residents of the city of Flint after the source of the city’s water supply...

 

Deadly California Fires Roar Through Ancient Redwoods

Deadly California Fires Roar Through Ancient Redwoods

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 23, 2020 (ENS) – First came the heatwave, then thousands of lightning strikes, now hundreds of fires. After more than 10,000 lightning strikes in 72 hours, more than 600 wildfires erupted across...

 

Congo Imprisons Elephant Poacher for 30 Years

Congo Imprisons Elephant Poacher for 30 Years

  BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, August 22, 2020 (ENS) – A criminal court in the Republic of Congo has sentenced a notorious poacher and ivory trafficker, Mobanza Mobembo Gérard, alias Guyvanho, to 30 years in prison for the attempted...

 

Trump Opens Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil and Gas

Trump Opens Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil and Gas

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 17, 2020 (ENS) – The Trump administration completed plans Monday to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling, a move that will permit natural resource exploitation in the core of one...

 

Climate High Priority for Biden-Harris Democratic Ticket

Climate High Priority for Biden-Harris Democratic Ticket

  WILMINGTON, Delaware, August 14, 2020 (ENS) – In their first campaign appearance together as running mates, Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for President, and his newly announced vice presidential choice, Senator...

 

Tropical Storm Isaias Brings Death to U.S. East Coast

Tropical Storm Isaias Brings Death to U.S. East Coast

  NEW YORK, New York, August 4, 2020 (ENS) – Tropical Storm Isaias is racing north-northeastward across eastern New York near the state’s capital city Albany, carrying strong gusty winds, heavy rainfall and the threat of tornadoes,...

 

Tonnes Seized as Pandemic Motivates Food Fraud

Tonnes Seized as Pandemic Motivates Food Fraud

  LYON, France, July 31, 2020 (ENS) – Dairy products contaminated with bacteria, meat from illegally slaughtered animals and food products falsely labeled as medicinal cures were all part of more than US$40 million worth of potentially...

 

Trump Sued to Stop Assault on Bedrock Environmental Law

Trump Sued to Stop Assault on Bedrock Environmental Law

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 29, 2020 (ENS) – A nationwide coalition of more than 20 nonprofit organizations from the environmental justice, outdoor recreation, and conservation communities filed a lawsuit today challenging the...

 

Wildife Suffers Humpty Dumpty Effect as Humans Multiply

Wildife Suffers Humpty Dumpty Effect as Humans Multiply

  FORT COLLINS, Colorado, June 9, 2020 (ENS) – Some of the world’s largest, most spectacular and unheralded mammals are silently slipping away – species like Tibetan wild yaks and Patagonia’s huemul, Bhutan’s takin and...

 

Coronavirus Concerns Shape World Oceans Day 2020

Coronavirus Concerns Shape World Oceans Day 2020

  NEW YORK, New York, June 8, 2020 (ENS) – The World Oceans Day Theme for 2020 is “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean,” but the coronavirus pandemic is top-of-mind today as the world focuses on the health of the oceans. “Oceans...

 
 
 
 

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