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UN Oceans Conference Opens on World Environment Day

UN Oceans Conference Opens on World Environment Day

  NEW YORK, New York, June 5, 2017 (ENS) – “This is our environment. It is the keystone of a sustainable future. Without a healthy environment we cannot end poverty or build prosperity,” said Secretary-General António...

 

States, Cities Intensify Climate Protection Efforts

States, Cities Intensify Climate Protection Efforts

  SACRAMENTO, California, June 4, 2017 (ENS) – As President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the UN’s Paris Agreement on Climate, U.S. states and cities and subnational jurisdictions on six continents are filling...

 

Colorado Groups Sue to Keep Public Out of Rocky Flats

Colorado Groups Sue to Keep Public Out of Rocky Flats

  BOULDER, Colorado, June 2, 2017 (ENS) – Citing the threat to human health from radioactive and toxic contaminants at the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production facility, five Colorado groups have filed for a preliminary injunction...

 

Notorious Congo Ivory Trafficker Convicted, Jailed

Notorious Congo Ivory Trafficker Convicted, Jailed

  BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, June 2, 2017 (ENS) – Northern Congo’s infamous elephant poacher and ivory trafficker Daring Dissaka, 39, has been convicted and sentenced to five years in prison. Connected to international ivory...

 

Trump: U.S. Will Exit Paris Climate Accord

Trump: U.S. Will Exit Paris Climate Accord

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 2, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump has decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on Climate, signed by 195 nations and formally joined by 147 of them, including the United States. The...

 

Baby Teeth Link Autism and Heavy Metals Exposure

Baby Teeth Link Autism and Heavy Metals Exposure

  NEW YORK, New York, June 1, 2017 (ENS) – Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese, compared to teeth from children without autism, according to an innovative...

 

Fiji’s Eco-Resorts Lead the Way to a Green Economy

Fiji’s Eco-Resorts Lead the Way to a Green Economy

  By Suzanne Maxx SUVA, Fiji, May 31, 2017 (ENS) – The eco-resorts of Fiji blend the pristine ecology of the blue Pacific with the economical beauty of a simple life. They lead the world’s eco-tourism industry with a formula...

 

Australia Forms Electric Vehicle Council to Popularize EVs

Australia Forms Electric Vehicle Council to Popularize EVs

  CANBERRA, Australia, May 30, 2017 (ENS) – A new national body that aims to drive the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia has been officially launched in Canberra. The Electric Vehicle Council is an industry-led organization...

 

G7: Trump Refuses to Endorse Paris Climate Pact

G7: Trump Refuses to Endorse Paris Climate Pact

  TAORMINA, Italy, May 28, 2017 (ENS) – Leaders of the world’s seven wealthiest democracies have failed in a concerted effort to persuade President Donald Trump to endorse the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate. This accord received...

 

Trump’s 2018 Budget Would ‘Devastate’ Environment

Trump’s 2018 Budget Would ‘Devastate’ Environment

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget request to Congress, released in detail Tuesday, has Americans who care about the environment and public health up in arms. The...

 

Fate of World’s Wildlife Hangs on Sustainable Tourism

Fate of World’s Wildlife Hangs on Sustainable Tourism

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, May 23, 2017 (ENS) – “While wildlife keeps all of us alive, its future is squarely in our hands,” says John Scanlon, who heads the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES....

 

Pew Poll: Federal Regs Needed to Support Renewables

Pew Poll: Federal Regs Needed to Support Renewables

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2017 (ENS) – A new public opinion poll finds that the majority of Americans support government regulations as the best way to encourage use of renewable energy, while a minority believes the private marketplace...

 

VW Pays Millions in 3.0-Liter Diesel Defeat Device Case

VW Pays Millions in 3.0-Liter Diesel Defeat Device Case

  SACRAMENTO, California, May 18, 2017 (ENS) – Volkswagen will pay US$225 million, including $66 million to California, for harm resulting from the sale of its 3.0-liter diesel passenger cars that included emissions control “defeat...

 

UN Offers Climate Fellowships to Young Professionals

UN Offers Climate Fellowships to Young Professionals

  BONN, Germany, May 15, 2017 (ENS) – Young professionals from developing countries will be better able to advance implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with the help of a new fellowship...

 

Environmentalists File Multiple Lawsuits Against Trump

Environmentalists File Multiple Lawsuits Against Trump

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 15, 2017 (ENS) – Conservationists are engaged in court battles with the administration of President Donald Trump and they are chalking up some victories. Tracking just one nonprofit group, the Center for Biological...

 

Riyadh Makes Progress on Massive Public Transit System

Riyadh Makes Progress on Massive Public Transit System

  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 15, 2017 (ENS) – Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh, is building the world’s largest public transit system, the King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project. Construction began in 2014; plans call...

 

Feared Pebble Mine Again Threatens Bristol Bay Salmon

Feared Pebble Mine Again Threatens Bristol Bay Salmon

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 12, 2017 (ENS) – The Trump administration has undone President Barack Obama’s protection for Bristol Bay, Alaska, which hosts the world largest sockeye salmon run, by allowing a Canadian...

 

London Invests £18 Million in Rapid EV Charge Points

London Invests £18 Million in Rapid EV Charge Points

  LONDON UK, May 11, 2017 (ENS) – Rapid charge points that power electric vehicles in 30 minutes will be installed across London in the next few months, according to the local government body responsible for the city’s transport...

 

Obama-era Methane Waste Rule Withstands Senate Attack

Obama-era Methane Waste Rule Withstands Senate Attack

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 11, 2017 (ENS) – By a two-vote margin, the U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to uphold an Obama-era regulation to control the the venting and flaring of the potent greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas wells on public...

 

Hanford Tunnel Collapses, No Radiation Released

Hanford Tunnel Collapses, No Radiation Released

  RICHLAND, Washington, May 9, 2017 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy Richland Operations Office declared an emergency at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation at 8:30 this morning after a cave-in of a 20-foot section of a tunnel hundreds...

 
 
 
 

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