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UN Campaigns to ‘Turn the Tide’ on Ocean Plastics

UN Campaigns to ‘Turn the Tide’ on Ocean Plastics

  BALI, Indonesia, February 26, 2017 (ENS) – An unprecedented global campaign to eliminate major sources of marine litter within five years was launched this week by UN Environment, the United Nations agency formerly known as UNEP....

 

The Evolution of Ford’s ‘Empathetic Car’

The Evolution of Ford’s ‘Empathetic Car’

  BARCELONA, Spain, February 26, 2017 (ENS) – At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Ford will reveal its latest advance in mobility and connectivity – a car that not only understands what we say, but knows our...

 

Grocery Industry Clarifies Date Labels to Cut Food Waste

Grocery Industry Clarifies Date Labels to Cut Food Waste

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2017 (ENS) – When shoppers look at their food purchases today they could see any of these warning phrases alerting them when a food is no longer safe to eat: Sell By, Use By, Expires On, Best Before,...

 

NASA Discovers Seven Earth-Size Exoplanets

NASA Discovers Seven Earth-Size Exoplanets

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2017 (ENS) – Seven Earth-sized planets have been found by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope around a small, relatively nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star. Three of these planets are located in the habitable...

 

EPA’s New Administrator Already Under Intense Pressure

EPA’s New Administrator Already Under Intense Pressure

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 24, 2017 (ENS) – Scott Pruitt took the helm at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday, with a host of problems already on his plate – an agency with which he has no experience, thousands...

 

Climate-Smart Rice the ‘Crop of the Future’

Climate-Smart Rice the ‘Crop of the Future’

  LOS BAÑOS, Philippines, February 24, 2017 (ENS) – More than half of the world’s population, nearly four billion people, eat rice as their daily staple, but the changing climate is making it tougher for rice farmers to keep their...

 

London Mayor Slaps Toxicity Charge on Polluting Cars

London Mayor Slaps Toxicity Charge on Polluting Cars

  LONDON, UK, February 22, 2017 (ENS) – Come October 23, London Mayor Sadiq Khan will impose a £10 (US$12.45) Toxicity-Charge on vehicles in central London that do not meet Euro 4 standards, typically those diesel and petrol vehicles...

 

Israeli Illegal Pesticides Poison Occupied West Bank

Israeli Illegal Pesticides Poison Occupied West Bank

  AMMAN, Jordan, February 20, 2017 (ENS) – The illegal trade and the manufacture and use of toxic pesticides in Israeli illegal settlements, result in human rights violations and contribute to the food insecurity in the Occupied West...

 

Fresh Storms Could Reactivate Oroville Dam Crisis

Fresh Storms Could Reactivate Oroville Dam Crisis

  OROVILLE, California, February 19, 2017 (ENS) – The emergency at California’s Oroville Dam appears to be over for the moment, although during the next few days severe weather is expected to hit the area at the western edge...

 

Antarctic Ice Crack Closes British Research Station

Antarctic Ice Crack Closes British Research Station

  CAMBRIDGE, UK, February 19, 2016 (ENS) – The appearance of a large and growing crack in the ice shelf near the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI research station has prompted officials to close the base for the first time. Operational...

 

Senate Confirms EPA Foe Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Senate Confirms EPA Foe Pruitt as EPA Administrator

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2017 (ENS) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt today won Senate confirmation to head the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, the federal agency he has sued multiple times during the Obama administration...

 

‘Extreme Peril’ at California’s Lake Oroville Dam

‘Extreme Peril’ at California’s Lake Oroville Dam

  SACRAMENTO, California, February 13, 2017 (ENS) – More than 180,000 people near Lake Oroville in Butte County, California were evacuated from their homes Sunday as officials warned the auxiliary emergency spillway at Lake Oroville...

 

Renewables Dominate New U.S. Generating Capacity

Renewables Dominate New U.S. Generating Capacity

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 13, 2017 (ENS) – In 2016, for the second year in a row, the majority of new generating capacity installed in the United States came from renewable energy sources, according to the latest issue of the Federal...

 

300+ Pilot Whales Die in New Zealand Mass Stranding

300+ Pilot Whales Die in New Zealand Mass Stranding

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, February 12, 2017 (ENS) – Hundreds of pilot whales stranded and died on the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island this weekend; others in that group were refloated, but then hundreds more beached...

 

‘Extreme’ Chilean Wildfires Worst in Decades

‘Extreme’ Chilean Wildfires Worst in Decades

  SANTIAGO, Chile, February 6, 2017 (ENS) – In Chile’s worst fire disaster in 50 years, the South American country has lost over half a million hectares to more than 100 wildfires that first flared up in mid-January. The blazes...

 

Perfluorinated Chemicals Found in Fast Food Wrappers

Perfluorinated Chemicals Found in Fast Food Wrappers

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 5, 2017 (ENS) – The health hazards of perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, are well known to scientists, yet some fast food chains still use food wrappers, bags and boxes coated with these grease-resistant...

 

Reforesting Canada’s Oil Sands City

Reforesting Canada’s Oil Sands City

  EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, February 4, 2017 (ENS) – Tree Canada, a national tree planting charity, will invest more than C$1 million to restore forests destroyed by the Fort McMurray wildfires last year. Fort McMurray is located...

 

Republican Congress Scraps Stream Protection Rule

Republican Congress Scraps Stream Protection Rule

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 3, 2017 (ENS) – The Senate voted Thursday to send President Donald Trump a measure to kill the Interior Department’s Stream Protection Rule, a coal mining regulation finalized in December, just weeks...

 

Senate Environment Committee Waives Rules for Pruitt

Senate Environment Committee Waives Rules for Pruitt

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2017 (ENS) – For two days Senate Democrats have boycotted a planned committee vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, the attorney...

 

Wetlands Protected Worldwide to Reduce Disaster Risks

Wetlands Protected Worldwide to Reduce Disaster Risks

  GLAND, Switzerland, February 2, 2017 (ENS) – Ten new Wetlands of International Importance in five countries have been designated to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2017, observed every year on February 2. World Wetlands Day marks the...

 
 
 
 

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