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EU Countries Seek to Escape Air Pollution Limits

EU Countries Seek to Escape Air Pollution Limits

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 15, 2018 (ENS) – After exceeding their legal national air pollution limits, 11 EU Member States have asked the European Commission to raise their emission ceilings. Green groups, such as members of the...

 

Monsanto Must Pay $289 Million to Roundup Cancer Victim

Monsanto Must Pay $289 Million to Roundup Cancer Victim

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, August 15, 2018 (ENS) – A San Francisco jury has found Monsanto liable for causing a school groundskeeper’s cancer through his exposure to the Monsanto product Roundup and ordered the agricultural giant...

 

Mosquito ‘Danger Days’ Multiply as Climate Warms

Mosquito ‘Danger Days’ Multiply as Climate Warms

  PRINCETON, New Jersey, August 14, 2018 (ENS) – Sicknesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the United States, with just over 642,600 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016. Nine new germs spread...

 

Water Scarcity Solutions on Tap

Water Scarcity Solutions on Tap

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 13, 2018 (ENS) – “We have a water crisis, which is based on increasing population, urbanization and climate disruption. And there’s unsustainable use of our water,” said Argonne National Laboratory researcher...

 

California Ablaze Despite Firefighters’ Best Efforts

California Ablaze Despite Firefighters’ Best Efforts

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 11, 2018 (ENS) – California Governor Jerry Brown has issued an emergency proclamation for Lake, Mendocino and Napa counties due to the effects of the River, Ranch and Steele fires, which have destroyed...

 

Fires Sweep Europe: Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean

Fires Sweep Europe: Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 6, 2018 (ENS) – With Europe in the grip of a heatwave and with little rain to ease the drought, sunburned ground and dry vegetation are succumbing to fire. Fires have now broken out as far north as the...

 

Trump Ends Ban on Pesticides, GMOs on Wildlife Refuges

Trump Ends Ban on Pesticides, GMOs on Wildlife Refuges

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2018 (ENS) – The Trump administration’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reversing a 2014 ban on the use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides and genetically modified crops that trigger greater pesticide...

 

California’s Carr Fire Claims Seventh Life

California’s Carr Fire Claims Seventh Life

  REDDING, California, August 5, 2018 (ENS) – The Carr Fire, one of the most destructive wildfires in California history, has claimed another life – bringing the death toll since July 23 to seven. A Pacific Gas and Electric...

 

Trump Would Freeze U.S. Fuel Economy Standards

Trump Would Freeze U.S. Fuel Economy Standards

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2018 (ENS) – The Trump administration proposed Thursday to freeze national automobile fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for model year 2021-2026 passenger cars and light trucks. Opponents,...

 

Big Banks Boost Climate Funding By 20 Percent

Big Banks Boost Climate Funding By 20 Percent

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 2, 2018 (ENS) – The world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) increased their climate financing to a seven-year high of $35.2 billion in 2017, up more than 20 percent from the year before. The...

 

Chevron Defeated in Ecuador’s Constitutional Court

Chevron Defeated in Ecuador’s Constitutional Court

  QUITO, Ecuador, July 31, 2018 (ENS) – In a benchmark pollution case, Ecuador’s Constitutional Court has rejected Chevron’s final appeal of a $9.5 billion pollution judgment that found the company deliberately dumped billions...

 

Deadly Redding Fire Claims Three More Lives

Deadly Redding Fire Claims Three More Lives

  SACRAMENTO, California, July 28, 2018 (ENS) – President Donald Trump and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, have granted California’s request for a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to...

 

Fierce California Wildfire Kills Two, Forces Evacuations

Fierce California Wildfire Kills Two, Forces Evacuations

  REDDING, California, July 27, 2018 (ENS) – A ferocious wildfire in Northern California doubled in size overnight, killing at least two people. Chaos gripped Redding, a city of 91,800 people about 100 miles from the Oregon border,...

 

Indigenous Peoples Own/Manage a Fourth of Earth’s Land

Indigenous Peoples Own/Manage a Fourth of Earth’s Land

  NEW YORK, New York, July 26, 2018 (ENS) – Indigenous peoples have ownership, use or management rights over at least a quarter of the planet’s land surface, and those lands overlap with 40 percent of all land-based protected...

 

Trump Attacks Endangered Species Act

Trump Attacks Endangered Species Act

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2018 (ENS) – The Trump administration is proposing new rules for implementing the Endangered Species Act, ESA, that will make it more difficult to recover Threatened and Endangered species across the country. Conservation...

 

Warming Rivers Emit Greenhouse Gases

Warming Rivers Emit Greenhouse Gases

  BIRMINGHAM, England, UK, July 20, 2018 (ENS) – Watercourses with high levels of fine sediment and organic materials building up in their stream beds are increasing greenhouse gas emissions from rivers, raising the risk of communicable...

 

Poll: Mountain West Rejects Trump Public Lands Policies

Poll: Mountain West Rejects Trump Public Lands Policies

  DENVER, Colorado, July 18, 2018 (ENS) – A new poll by the Center for Western Priorities shows the growing influence of the Outdoor Voting Bloc in Mountain West swing states. Candidates who listen to these voters will hear strong...

 

Sustainable Styles Sparkle at UN High Level Forum

Sustainable Styles Sparkle at UN High Level Forum

  NEW YORK, New York, July 17, 2018 (ENS) – New York City is a magnet for America’s fashion designers, but fashion hasn’t been a feature in the sober halls of United Nations headquarters. That changed this week as the...

 

Amur Leopards Could Go Extinct as Numbers Dwindle

Amur Leopards Could Go Extinct as Numbers Dwindle

  VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, July 15, 2018 (ENS) – Only 84 Critically Endangered Amur leopards, Panthera pardus orientalis, remain in the wild along the southernmost border of Primorskii Province in Russia and Jilin Province of China, according...

 

Iceberg Four Miles Wide Splits Off Greenland Glacier

Iceberg Four Miles Wide Splits Off Greenland Glacier

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 14, 2018 (ENS) – An iceberg four miles (six kilometers) wide has broken off a glacier on Greenland’s east coast. It happened in late June while American scientists were there and were able to record...

 
 
 
 

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