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Legal East Asian Markets Are Gutting Africa’s Wildlife

Legal East Asian Markets Are Gutting Africa’s Wildlife

  By Don Pinnock CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 15, 2018 (ENS) – Quite apart from the decimation of illegal poaching, legal export to Asian markets is tearing the wild heart out of Africa. Each year thousands of tonnes of live animals,...

 

Climate Change Is Increasing Avalanche Risk

Climate Change Is Increasing Avalanche Risk

  GENEVA, Switzerland, March 14, 2018 (ENS) – The impacts of climate change can be drastic in mountainous regions, where the rise in temperatures is above average, affecting both glacierized landscapes and water resources, finds a...

 

Dangerous Toy Alerts Reported Across Europe

Dangerous Toy Alerts Reported Across Europe

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 14, 2018 (ENS) – Toys and motor vehicles top the list of dangerous non-food products reported to the European Union’s Rapid Alert System, according to the European Commission’s newly released...

 

Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Teen Delinquency

Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Teen Delinquency

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 13, 2018 (ENS) – Two Harvard researchers who examined the racial ecology of lead exposure as a form of environmental inequity have concluded that lead exposure in childhood is linked to antisocial...

 

UNCW Grad Fires Up Oil From Ocean Plastics

UNCW Grad Fires Up Oil From Ocean Plastics

By Sunny Lewis WILMINGTON, North Carolina, March 12, 2018 (EcologyPrime.com News) – Hidden, floating just beneath the surface of the oceans, are trillions of plastic fragments that once were useful objects made from petroleum –...

 

U.S. Youth Plaintiffs Win Right to Climate Trial

U.S. Youth Plaintiffs Win Right to Climate Trial

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 9, 2018 (ENS) – Youth plaintiffs from across the country have won the right to have their landmark climate lawsuit against the federal government heard by a U.S. District Court. Writing for a unanimous...

 

Ford Chooses Miami for Self-Driving Car Hub

Ford Chooses Miami for Self-Driving Car Hub

  MIAMI, Florida, March 5, 2018 (ENS) – Ford plans to have a fleet of autonomous cars in commercial operation by 2021. The automaker has spent years researching and developing self-driving technology, and now, Sherif Marakby, Ford...

 

Ride Sharing Begins to Replace Rapid Transit in USA

Ride Sharing Begins to Replace Rapid Transit in USA

  ARLINGTON, Texas, February 23, 2018 (ENS) – Public transit officials in cities across the United States are trying to find ways for ride sharing to complement existing public transit options or those in the development pipeline,...

 

New Parks: Peru, Ecuador Safeguard Pristine Rainforest

New Parks: Peru, Ecuador Safeguard Pristine Rainforest

  LIMA, Peru, February 22, 2018 (ENS) – Peru and Ecuador each marked the start of the year 2018 by creating national parks to protect undeveloped parts of the Amazon rainforest as yet unspoiled by illegal logging and mining. Peru’s...

 

U.S. Mayors Oppose EPA Repeal of Clean Power Plan

U.S. Mayors Oppose EPA Repeal of Clean Power Plan

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 21, 2018 (ENS) – In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, 236 mayors from 47 states and territories expressed their strong opposition to efforts by the Trump administration and EPA Administrator...

 

CITES Ignores Illegal Import of Wild Elephants by China

CITES Ignores Illegal Import of Wild Elephants by China

  By Adam Cruise HARARE, Zimbabwe, February 20, 2018 (ENS) – In the last two years, China has imported more than 80 live Asian elephants from across its border in Laos and almost 100 juvenile African elephants from Zimbabwe. They...

 

Ultrafine Nanoparticles Form Intense Storms

Ultrafine Nanoparticles Form Intense Storms

  RICHLAND, Washington, February 19, 2018 (ENS) – Tiny particles fuel powerful storms and influence weather much more than has been previously understood, finds a new study published in the journal “Science.” The research...

 

Iranian-Canadian Conservationist Dies in Iranian Jail

Iranian-Canadian Conservationist Dies in Iranian Jail

  TEHRAN, Iran, February 11,2018 (ENS) – An Iranian-Canadian academic and environmental activist imprisoned by Iranian authorities in January has died in prison, his son said Saturday on Twitter. Kavous Seyed-Emami, 63, was a founder...

 

Hong Kong Bans Trade in Elephant Ivory by 2022

Hong Kong Bans Trade in Elephant Ivory by 2022

  HONG KONG, February 5, 2018 (ENS) – The Hong Kong Legislative Council has voted to pass a bill that will end local ivory trade in Hong Kong by the end of 2021, with no compensation for ivory dealers, and an increase of maximum penalties...

 

Belize Blocks Oil Development on Americas’ Longest Reef

Belize Blocks Oil Development on Americas’ Longest Reef

  BELMOPAN, Belize, February 2, 2018 (ENS) – While President Donald Trump intends to open nearly all U.S. waters to offshore oil development for the first time, the country with the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere has...

 

Cambodian Conservationists Killed Fighting Illegal Loggers

Cambodian Conservationists Killed Fighting Illegal Loggers

  PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, February 1, 2018 (ENS) – Three Cambodian forest protectors connected with the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society were killed by military officers Tuesday in a wildlife sanctuary while patrolling the...

 

Cougars Extinct in Eastern USA, Lynx Could Be Next

Cougars Extinct in Eastern USA, Lynx Could Be Next

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2018 (ENS) – Eastern cougars once inhabited all states east of the Mississippi River, but the last confirmed sighting of a cougar in this area happened 80 years ago. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

 

Environment Ignored in State of the Union Address

Environment Ignored in State of the Union Address

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2018 (ENS) – To hear President Donald Trump deliver his first State of the Union Address to both houses of Congress last night was to realize that for him the environment does not exist. Or, he would...

 

Rare Earth Elements Discovered in American Coal

Rare Earth Elements Discovered in American Coal

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2018 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has found high concentrations of rare earth elements, REE, in coal samples taken from five American coal basins. Critical...

 

Earthquake Rocks Alaska, Generates Small Tsunami

Earthquake Rocks Alaska, Generates Small Tsunami

  ANCHORAGE, Alaska, January 23, 2018 (ENS) – A massive magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck off the Alaskan coast southeast of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska at 12:31 this morning, local time. The center of the quake was located...

 
 
 
 

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