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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...

 

Trump Kills Obama’s Atlantic Ocean Monument Designation

Trump Kills Obama’s Atlantic Ocean Monument Designation

  BANGOR, Maine, June 5, 2020 (ENS) – Today, President Donald Trump traveled to Bangor, Maine to issue a proclamation that opens up the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument to commercial fishing, threatening the...

 

40 Million Medical Pros Prescribe Green Recovery for G20

40 Million Medical Pros Prescribe Green Recovery for G20

  GENEVA, Switzerland, May 27, 2020 (ENS) – Forty million health professionals Tuesday sent a letter to the leaders of each of the G20 nations, calling for a healthy and green recovery from COVID-19. They advised that the G20 leaders...

 

Polluting Michigan Power Plants to Close December 2022

Polluting Michigan Power Plants to Close December 2022

  DETROIT, Michigan, May 27, 2020 (ENS) – DTE Energy has agreed to a date certain to close three polluting coal-fired power plans and the company will invest $7.5 million dollars to support environmental and sustainable improvements...

 

South Africa’s Live Wild Animal Trade to China Exposed

South Africa’s Live Wild Animal Trade to China Exposed

  By Andreas Wilson-Spath CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 26, 2020 (ENS) – Chimpanzees, Bengal tigers, wolves, wild dogs and lions are among thousands of endangered wild animals exported from South Africa to China, sometimes in contravention...

 

Cyclone Amphun Blasts India, Bangladesh, Killing 100+

Cyclone Amphun Blasts India, Bangladesh, Killing 100+

  DELHI, India, May 22, 2020 (ENS) – At least 102 people have lost their lives as the intense cyclone Amphan slammed into India and Bangladesh on Wednesday and Thursday, smashing thousands of homes and flooding low-lying areas with...

 

Dangerous 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

Dangerous 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

  COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, May 21, 2020 (ENS) – There is a 60 percent chance of an above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, with three to six major hurricanes, forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, announced today...

 

Vulnerable Nations Receive Billions for Virus Response

Vulnerable Nations Receive Billions for Virus Response

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 20, 2020 (ENS) – The unprecedented coronavirus crisis the world is now going through could push 60 million people in developing countries into extreme poverty, the head of the World Bank Group warned today while...

 

Impact Investors Confront Coronavirus Crisis

Impact Investors Confront Coronavirus Crisis

  NEW YORK, New York, May 18, 2020 (ENS) – A new coalition of impact investors has come together to bring their formidable entrepreneurial skills to bear on the novel coronavirus and the deadly disease it causes, COVID-19. The coalition...

 

Opinion: Farmers Deserve Support to Cope With Stress

Opinion: Farmers Deserve Support to Cope With Stress

  By Bob Worth LAKE BENTON, Minnesota, May 13, 2020 (ENS) – Farm stress is certainly not a new concept. My father saw rural suicide rates spike in his farming days in the 1930s. When I was a young farmer just getting started in the...

 

Lawsuit Tests Trump’s Grab of $7.2B for Border Wall

Lawsuit Tests Trump’s Grab of $7.2B for Border Wall

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 12, 2020 (ENS) – Conservation groups today sued the Trump administration for taking $7.2 billion from the Department of Defense for border wall construction from the Pacific Ocean to the Rio Grande Valley without...

 

Oxford University Will End Fossil Fuel Investments

Oxford University Will End Fossil Fuel Investments

  OXFORD, England, May 12, 2020 (ENS) – Oxford University has announced its new plan to divest formally from the fossil fuel industry. The oldest university in the English-speaking world, teaching for nearly 1,000 years, Oxford has...

 

Greener Process Grows U.S. Supply of Rare Earth Metals

Greener Process Grows U.S. Supply of Rare Earth Metals

  WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, May 11, 2020 (ENS) – Mining for rare earth metals is about to become more environmentally and economically feasible though a process newly developed and patented at Purdue University. These new environmentally-friendly...

 

Dogs Trained to Sniff Out Coronavirus Could Start in July

Dogs Trained to Sniff Out Coronavirus Could Start in July

  PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 6, 2020 (ENS) – Scent detection dogs are being trained to discriminate between samples from COVID-19 positive and COVID-19 negative patients under a new research initiative at the University of Pennsylvania’s...

 

Montana Court Vacates 278 BLM Oil and Gas Leases

Montana Court Vacates 278 BLM Oil and Gas Leases

  GREAT FALLS, Montana, May 5, 2020 (ENS) – Montana landowners, farmers, and conservation groups have won a victory in their effort to protect local groundwater and the climate. A federal judge has ruled that the Bureau of Land Management,...

 

Global Vaccine Telethon Raises $8 Billion Without USA

Global Vaccine Telethon Raises $8 Billion Without USA

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 5, 2020 (ENS) – To battle the deadly coronavirus, six countries, the European Commission and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Monday pledged billions in new funding to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The...

 

New York State Recruits Army of Virus Contact Tracers

New York State Recruits Army of Virus Contact Tracers

  ALBANY, New York, May 4, 2020 (ENS) – Amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic that has hit New York harder than any other state, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York’s contact tracing pilot program,...

 

Pandemic Shock to Energy Industry Greatest in 70 Years

Pandemic Shock to Energy Industry Greatest in 70 Years

  PARIS, France, May 4, 2020 (ENS) – The global COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the global economy, forcing large parts of the world into confinement and “creating the largest shock to the global energy system in more...

 

First Invasive ‘Murder Hornets’ Found in United States

First Invasive ‘Murder Hornets’ Found in United States

  OLYMPIA, Washington, May 4, 2020 (ENS) – “Murder hornets,” known officially as Asian giant hornets, Vespa mandarinia, have made their first appearance in the United States. These giant stinging insects, the world’s...

 
 
 
 

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