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Obama Expands National Monuments in Oregon, California

Obama Expands National Monuments in Oregon, California

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 16, 2017 (ENS) – President Barack Obama Friday expanded the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southwestern Oregon and Northern California, and added six new units to the California Coastal National Monument...

 

Ringling Bros. Circus Closing the Big Tent

Ringling Bros. Circus Closing the Big Tent

  PALMETTO, Florida, January 15, 2017 (ENS) – “The Greatest Show on Earth,” the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® circus, is closing. The famous circus will hold its final performances in May of this year says its...

 

Japan Caught with Dead Whale in Australian Sanctuary

Japan Caught with Dead Whale in Australian Sanctuary

  SYDNEY, Australia, January 15, 2017 (ENS) – Hours after Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull smiled for a photo with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Sydney on Saturday, Japanese whalers were caught killing...

 

New Primate Species Found in China Already Endangered

New Primate Species Found in China Already Endangered

  GUANGZHOU, China, January 14, 2017 (ENS) – An entirely new species of gibbon has been found living in the forests of the Gaoligong mountains of southwest China, but the discovering scientists are calling for it to be immediately...

 

VW Emissions Scandal Widens to Include Fiat Chrysler

VW Emissions Scandal Widens to Include Fiat Chrysler

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 13, 2017 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, today issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and FCA US, alleging the company installed and failed to disclose engine management...

 

Taiwan’s Illegal Factories Threaten Food Safety

Taiwan’s Illegal Factories Threaten Food Safety

  By Shuchen Chang TAIPEI, Taiwan, January 9, 2017 (ENS) – Factories illegally built on farms have become a massive threat to food safety in Taiwan. A recent survey shows that at least 60 percent of these factories are of high pollution...

 

Cases of MRSA Down in U.S. Veterans’ Hospitals

Cases of MRSA Down in U.S. Veterans’ Hospitals

  ARLINGTON, Virginia, January 9, 2017 (ENS) – The Department of Veterans Affairs’ eight-year-long campaign to limit the incidence of infections with the dangerous methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, in VA...

 

Cities Provide Refuge for Threatened Species

Cities Provide Refuge for Threatened Species

  HONG KONG, China, January 8, 2017 (ENS) – Poached nearly to extinction in their homelands, rare and threatened birds and animals have found refuge in cities like Hong Kong, introduced to urban centers or wilderness areas outside...

 

Second-hand Smoke Inhaled Before Pregnancy Harms Fetuses

Second-hand Smoke Inhaled Before Pregnancy Harms Fetuses

  DURHAM, North Carolina, January 7, 2017 (ENS) – Women of childbearing age who inhale second-hand tobacco smoke even before conception may put their future babies at risk of impaired brain development, if the results of an animal...

 

Ford, Toyota Form Consortium to Advance in-Vehicle Apps

Ford, Toyota Form Consortium to Advance in-Vehicle Apps

  LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 5, 2017 (ENS) – Ford and Toyota are forming a nonprofit organization to manage an open source software platform that will give consumers more options in how they connect and control their smartphone apps...

 

2016 the Hottest Year on Record

2016 the Hottest Year on Record

  GENEVA, Switzerland, January 4, 2017 (ENS) – The year 2016 will go down in the record books as the hottest year ever, with average global temperatures set to break the records of 2015, according to data from the World Meteorological...

 

Innovative Electric, Autonomous Cars Star at CES 2017

Innovative Electric, Autonomous Cars Star at CES 2017

  LAS VEGAS, Nevada, December 31, 2016 (ENS) – The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, held annually in the first week of January in Las Vegas, is becoming the place to unveil exciting electric cars, upstaging the Detroit Auto Show...

 

China Bans Ivory Trade to Foil Elephant Poachers

China Bans Ivory Trade to Foil Elephant Poachers

  BEIJING, China, December 31, 2016 (ENS) – China will ban its domestic ivory trade by the end of 2017, the government announced Friday, a new policy conservationists are calling a “game changer” for beleaguered African...

 

Obama Creates New National Monuments in Utah, Nevada

Obama Creates New National Monuments in Utah, Nevada

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 30, 2016 (ENS) – President Barack Obama has designated two more national monuments – Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in southeastern Nevada. The...

 

Environmental Crime Threatens Global Peace, Security

Environmental Crime Threatens Global Peace, Security

  LYON, France, December 30, 2016 (ENS) – Environmental crime is a national priority for at least 80 percent of countries, with the majority reporting new and more sophisticated criminal activities that increasingly threaten peace...

 

Obama’s Rush to Save Oceans from Oil Development

Obama’s Rush to Save Oceans from Oil Development

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 20, 2016 (ENS) – President Barack Obama is about to invoke a seldom-used provision of a 1953 law that gives presidents the power to withdraw U.S. waters from future oil and gas leasing, said two people who...

 

Rare Brazilian Songbird Finds Refuge in a Dry Land

Rare Brazilian Songbird Finds Refuge in a Dry Land

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2016 (ENS) – The American Bird Conservancy and its Brazilian partner Aquasis have secured more than 170 acres of critical habitat to improve the chance for survival of one of the world’s rarest and...

 

U.S. Creates Atlantic Deep-Sea Coral Protection Zone

U.S. Creates Atlantic Deep-Sea Coral Protection Zone

  GLOUCESTER, Massachusetts, December 19, 2016 (ENS) – Working together, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council have designated a large offshore area in the Mid-Atlantic...

 

Trump Picks Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to Head Interior

Trump Picks Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to Head Interior

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2016 (ENS) – President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Montana’s sole Congressman Republican Ryan Zinke as his Secretary of the Interior. If confirmed by the Senate, he would manage U.S. natural...

 

U.S. To Review Oil-by-Rail Flammability Risk

U.S. To Review Oil-by-Rail Flammability Risk

  NEW YORK , New York, December 13, 2016 (ENS) – The federal government will take action on a petition by the state of New York seeking to close a loophole that currently allows highly flammable crude oil to be shipped by rail through...

 
 
 
 

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