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Senators Ask EPA Help for Carcinogen in Long Island Water

Senators Ask EPA Help for Carcinogen in Long Island Water

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, both New York Democrats, Friday called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to “prioritize and accelerate”...

 

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Erodes Louisiana Shoreline

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Erodes Louisiana Shoreline

  PASADENA, California, January 30, 2017 (ENS) – “Dramatic, widespread shoreline loss” is what government scientists call the pattern revealed in new NASA/U.S. Geological Survey annual maps of the Louisiana marshlands...

 

Ride-Sharing Firms Fight Trump’s Immigration Order

Ride-Sharing Firms Fight Trump’s Immigration Order

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2017 (ENS) – As protesters jammed airports across the country, the ride-sharing company Lyft announced Sunday that it will donate $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, in response to...

 

U.S. Scientists Resist Trump Team ‘Case By Case’ Review

U.S. Scientists Resist Trump Team ‘Case By Case’ Review

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 26, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other government scientists face Trump administration review on a “case by case basis” before they can publish or present their scientific...

 

Latin America, Caribbean Aim to End Hunger by 2025

Latin America, Caribbean Aim to End Hunger by 2025

  PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, January 25, 2017 (ENS) – Latin America and the Caribbean could be the first developing region to completely eradicate hunger if its governments further strengthen their implementation of a new food...

 

California Utilities Seek $1 Billion for EV Charging

California Utilities Seek $1 Billion for EV Charging

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 25, 2017 (ENS) – Three big California energy companies have filed multi-million dollar plans with the California Public Utilities Commission to develop the electric vehicle infrastructure needed...

 

EU Plans to Halve Marine Litter, Food Waste by 2030

EU Plans to Halve Marine Litter, Food Waste by 2030

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 25, 2017 (ENS) – The amount of marine litter polluting European waters would be halved by 2030 under new waste management proposals agreed Tuesday by the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment,...

 

President Trump Silences Federal Employees

President Trump Silences Federal Employees

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2017 (ENS) – The Trump administration has imposed new restrictions on social media use and communication with press and legislators at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Agriculture,...

 

Unilever Pledges 100% Reusable, Recyclable Packaging

Unilever Pledges 100% Reusable, Recyclable Packaging

  LONDON, UK, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – Anglo-Dutch multinational consumer goods giant Unilever has committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, and the company called...

 

Trump Revives Keystone XL, Dakota Access Oil Pipelines

Trump Revives Keystone XL, Dakota Access Oil Pipelines

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump today reopened negotiations for construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, reversing the actions of his predecessor, President Barack Obama, and...

 

Abandoned Uranium Mines on Navajo Nation to Be Cleaned

Abandoned Uranium Mines on Navajo Nation to Be Cleaned

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – In one of the last actions of the Obama administration’s Justice Department, the United States and the Navajo Nation entered into a settlement agreement with two affiliated subsidiaries...

 

Obama Nixes Lead Ammo on National Wildlife Refuges

Obama Nixes Lead Ammo on National Wildlife Refuges

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – On the last full day of the Obama administration, January 19, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an order phasing out the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle on national wildlife...

 

Trump Resistance Movement Builds on Millions of Marchers

Trump Resistance Movement Builds on Millions of Marchers

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – More than one million people took part in women’s marches in Washington, DC, New York and dozens of other cities across the country Saturday on President Donald Trump’s first...

 

Iran’s President Test Drives Iran’s First Electric Car

Iran’s President Test Drives Iran’s First Electric Car

  TEHRAN, Iran, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – Iran’s first electric car and two electric motorbikes manufactured by Iranian companies were unveiled in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani last week at the presidential complex...

 

Trump Inauguration Sparks Fierce Resistance

Trump Inauguration Sparks Fierce Resistance

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 20, 2017 (ENS) – Donald Trump’s first speech as president, his inaugural address, delivered today on the steps of the Capitol after he took the Oath of Office, made no mention of the environment. But...

 

Trump’s Cabinet Picks Contradict Him on Climate Change

Trump’s Cabinet Picks Contradict Him on Climate Change

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2017 (ENS) – Contradicting President Donald Trump, his choices to head the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency each told members of Congress during their confirmation...

 

Global Heat Beats Records for Third Successive Year

Global Heat Beats Records for Third Successive Year

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 18, 2017 (ENS) – Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by two U.S. government agencies – the National Aeronautics...

 

World Looks to China for Climate Leadership

World Looks to China for Climate Leadership

  DAVOS, Switzerland, January 17, 2017 (ENS) – With climate skeptic President-elect Donald Trump approaching the White House, much of the world is turning to China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, for leadership...

 

Congo Holds World’s Largest Tropical Peatland

Congo Holds World’s Largest Tropical Peatland

  LEEDS, UK, January 17, 2017 (ENS) – An extensive peatland in the Congo Basin has been mapped for the first time, showing it to be the largest such tropical peatland in the world, covering an area larger than England. The new study...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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