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Hawaiian Volcano Sends Ash Cloud Six Miles High

Hawaiian Volcano Sends Ash Cloud Six Miles High

  HILO, Hawaii, May 18, 2018 (ENS) – Before dawn on Thursday morning, an explosion or series of explosions from the Overlook vent within Halemaumau crater at Kilauea Volcano’s summit produced a volcanic cloud that reached as...

 

Tanzania Opens Pristine Reserve for Logging, Hydropower

Tanzania Opens Pristine Reserve for Logging, Hydropower

  By Adam Cruise DAR es SALAAM, Tanzania, May 16, 2018 (ENS) – Tanzania is proposing large-scale logging in the middle of the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most iconic wildlife areas in Africa. Tender...

 

Bonn Climate Talks Wrap With Meager Progress

Bonn Climate Talks Wrap With Meager Progress

  BONN, Germany, May 11, 2018 (ENS) – It was a record-hot April in Germany, where governments Thursday concluded two weeks of talks aimed at preparing the Paris Agreement’s operational guidelines for adoption at the annual United...

 

Hawaii Volcano May Force Large-scale Evacuation

Hawaii Volcano May Force Large-scale Evacuation

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, May 9, 2018 (ENS) – The continued eruption of Kilauea Volcano and earthquakes on the Big Island of Hawaii have prompted Governor David Ige to sign a formal Presidential Disaster Declaration request, asking the...

 

Nations Prepare to Implement Paris Climate Agreement

Nations Prepare to Implement Paris Climate Agreement

  BONN, Germany, May 9, 2018 (ENS) – “We need to dramatically increase our ambitions. We are witnessing the severe impacts of climate change throughout the world,” said Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change Patricia...

 

Hawaii Residents Flee as Volcano Spews Lava, Toxic Gas

Hawaii Residents Flee as Volcano Spews Lava, Toxic Gas

  HILO, Hawaii, May 7, 2018 (ENS) – The Kilauea Volcano is erupting in the Lower Puna district of the Island of Hawaii, known as the Big Island, which is home to roughly 200,000 people and an attraction for tourists and adventure...

 

WHO Reports ‘Alarming’ Death Toll From Air Pollution

WHO Reports ‘Alarming’ Death Toll From Air Pollution

  GENEVA, Switzerland, May 2, 2018 (ENS) – Nine out of every 10 people worldwide breathe air containing high levels of pollutants and millions die as a result, according to new data from the World Health Organization, WHO, released...

 

Taking Aim at Space Junk

Taking Aim at Space Junk

By Sunny Lewis GUILDFORD, Surrey, United Kingdom, April 30, 2018 (EcologyPrime.com News) – The first in-space test of technologies to clean up the thousands of pieces of space junk orbiting the Earth was launched on April 2 from the Kennedy...

 

States Sue EPA Over Roll-Back of Clean Car Standard

States Sue EPA Over Roll-Back of Clean Car Standard

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 1, 2018 (ENS) – Today, 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to weaken emissions standards for cars. The lawsuit accuses the agency...

 

Rare Dancing Birds to Get Recovery Plan

Rare Dancing Birds to Get Recovery Plan

  GUNNISON, Colorado, April 30, 2018 (ENS) – Four conservation groups today reached an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stay their legal action while the agency prepares a recovery plan for the Gunnison sage grouse....

 

World-First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Sets Sail

World-First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Sets Sail

  ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, April 30, 2018 (ENS) – The world’s only floating nuclear power unit, the Academik Lomonosov, Saturday left St. Petersburg, where it has been under construction since 2009, and headed to its base in...

 

Court Upholds Fuel Efficiency Standards Penalty Rule

Court Upholds Fuel Efficiency Standards Penalty Rule

  NEW YORK, New York, April 24, 2018 (ENS) – A federal court has issued an order blocking the Trump administration’s delay of a rule that increases penalties imposed on automakers for noncompliance with federal fuel efficiency standards. The...

 

Goldman Environmental Prize Rewards Brave Activists

Goldman Environmental Prize Rewards Brave Activists

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 24, 2018 (ENS) – The Goldman Environmental Foundation Monday announced seven recipients of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists....

 

Health Officials Warn ‘Throw Romaine Lettuce Away’

Health Officials Warn ‘Throw Romaine Lettuce Away’

  ATLANTA, Georgia, April 21, 2018 (ENS) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illness...

 

Chemical Industry Reaches for Sustainability

Chemical Industry Reaches for Sustainability

  GENEVA, Switzerland, April 19, 2018 (ENS) – The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, WBCSD, is launching a first-of-its-kind guidance for the chemical industry to help the industry assess sustainability “signals”...

 

Earth Day 2018 Targets Pollution by Plastic

Earth Day 2018 Targets Pollution by Plastic

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2018 (ENS) – Celebrated on Sunday, April 22, this year’s Earth Day theme is End Plastic Pollution by fundamentally changing human attitudes and behaviors to reduce plastic pollution. This year Earth...

 

Climate Change Is Killing the Great Barrier Reef

Climate Change Is Killing the Great Barrier Reef

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, April 18, 2018 (ENS) – Corals on the northern part of the world’s largest coral reef, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, experienced a catastrophic die-off following the extended marine...

 

Environmental Advocate, Attorney Commits Suicide By Fire

Environmental Advocate, Attorney Commits Suicide By Fire

  NEW YORK, New York, April 16, 2018 (ENS) – A high-profile gay rights lawyer and environmental advocate burned himself to death in New York City on Saturday to protest the environmental destruction of global warming. The blackened...

 

UN Champions Rights of Environmental Defenders

UN Champions Rights of Environmental Defenders

  GENEVA, Switzerland, April 13, 2018 (ENS) – In every week of 2017 at least four people were killed defending their right to a clean and healthy environment. Many more were harassed, intimidated and forced from their lands. Roughly...

 

Tax Breaks Motivate Europeans to Buy Cleaner Cars

Tax Breaks Motivate Europeans to Buy Cleaner Cars

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 12, 2018 (ENS) – Emissions of carbon dioxide from new passenger cars have dropped in European countries where taxes, subsidies and other incentives encourage drivers to buy vehicles that emit the least...

 
 
 
 

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