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Kilauea Volcanic Eruption Sends Smelly SO2 Skyward

Kilauea Volcanic Eruption Sends Smelly SO2 Skyward

  PAHOA, Hawaii, June 29, 2018 (ENS) – Noxious sulfur dioxide (SO2) fumes from Kilauea volcano’s summit have dropped to half the levels before the eruption activities began on May 3, according to a new report from the Geological...

 

World’s Second Largest Reef Out of Danger

World’s Second Largest Reef Out of Danger

  MANAMA, Bahrain, June 27, 2018 (ENS) – Conservationists around the world are celebrating the announcement by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee Tuesday that the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System – the world’s second...

 

Hawaii First U.S. State to Ban Chlorpyrifos

Hawaii First U.S. State to Ban Chlorpyrifos

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, June 25, 2018 (ENS) – Hawaii is making history. Ten days ago the island state became the first to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxin linked to asthma and seizures that damages brain development in children. Governor...

 

Poland Sidesteps Bialowieza Forest Court Ruling

Poland Sidesteps Bialowieza Forest Court Ruling

  WARSAW, Poland, June 24, 2018 (ENS) – Bialowieza Forest on the border between Poland and Belarus, is a vast extent of primary forest in the watershed of the Baltic Sea and Black Sea, covering an area of 141,885 hectares (548 square...

 

EPA to Implement Pesticide Safeguards After States Sue

EPA to Implement Pesticide Safeguards After States Sue

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 15, 2018 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the agency will provide newly expanded pesticide safety training materials to agricultural workers – but it took a lawsuit...

 

WHO: Eliminate Trans-fatty Acids in Global Food Supply

WHO: Eliminate Trans-fatty Acids in Global Food Supply

  GENEVA, Switzerland, June 11, 2018 (ENS) – The World Health Organization, WHO, intends to guide the world toward the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply. WHO estimates that every year,...

 

Trump Won’t Endorse Environmentally Strong G7 Communique

Trump Won’t Endorse Environmentally Strong G7 Communique

  CHARLEVOIX, Quebec, Canada, June 11, 2018 (ENS) – U.S. President Donald Trump attended this year’s Group of Seven, G7, summit in Charlevoix June 8-9, but after clashing with the other G7 leaders over U.S. tariffs on steel...

 

Zambia Authorizes Killing Thousands of Hippos

Zambia Authorizes Killing Thousands of Hippos

  LUSAKA, Zambia, June 10, 2018 (ENS) – In a move that the Zambian government had tried to keep secret, fee-paying trophy hunters will be allowed to kill up to 2,000 hippos over the next five years. This new policy is no longer a...

 

Industry Supports Puerto Rico’s Slow Recovery

Industry Supports Puerto Rico’s Slow Recovery

  JUNO BEACH, Florida, June 7, 2018 (ENS) – The Edison Electric Institute, which represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies, has presented Florida Power & Light Company with its 2018 Emergency Assistance Award for Puerto...

 

Novel 4D Scanning Predicts Volcanic Activity

Novel 4D Scanning Predicts Volcanic Activity

  MANCHESTER, UK, June 7, 2018 (ENS) – British scientists are using the latest in 4D technology to predict the behavior of lava flows and what that means for volcanic eruptions. The findings explain why some lava flows move slowly...

 

World Environment Day: Planet ‘Swamped’ With Plastic

World Environment Day: Planet ‘Swamped’ With Plastic

  NEW DELHI, India, June 5, 2018 (ENS) – World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5 each year since the United Nations established it in 1974, is not Earth Day, which started as a grassroots movement and environmental teach-in on...

 

Fiery Guatemalan Volcano Kills 69

Fiery Guatemalan Volcano Kills 69

  GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, June 4, 2018 (ENS) – Eruptions from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano that began on Sunday have claimed the lives of at least 69 people, including three children, Guatemala authorities now say. Nearly 300...

 

Peruvian Conservationist Suffers Assassination Attempt

Peruvian Conservationist Suffers Assassination Attempt

  By Craig Downer SULLANA, Peru, June 3, 2018 (ENS) – On April 14, Alejandro Zegarra-Pezo and his son were invited by people they believed to be trustworthy to enjoy a turkey sandwich in their home town of Sullana, in Peru’s...

 

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Near or Above Normal

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Near or Above Normal

  COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, June 1, 2018 (ENS) – The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins today, and the Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,  NOAA,  is forecasting a 75 percent...

 

Seoul Tops Carbon Footprint List of 13,000 Cities

Seoul Tops Carbon Footprint List of 13,000 Cities

  TRONDHEIM, Norway, May 31, 2018 (ENS) – Seoul, South Korea, with its 21 million people, leads the world in its global carbon footprint, finds a new study that ranks 13,000 cities globally based on their carbon footprints. A city’s...

 

Canada Rescues Embattled Kinder Morgan Pipeline Project

Canada Rescues Embattled Kinder Morgan Pipeline Project

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 31, 2018 (ENS) – The Government of Canada has agreed to purchase the controversial Kinder Morgan Canada Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, TMEP, for...

 

Trump Sued to Restore Migratory Bird Protections

Trump Sued to Restore Migratory Bird Protections

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2018 (ENS) – A coalition of national environmental groups today filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York challenging the Trump Administration’s move to eliminate longstanding protections for...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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