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Taking Aim at Space Junk

Taking Aim at Space Junk

By Sunny Lewis GUILDFORD, Surrey, United Kingdom, April 30, 2018 (EcologyPrime.com News) – The first in-space test of technologies to clean up the thousands of pieces of space junk orbiting the Earth was launched on April 2 from the Kennedy...

 

States Sue EPA Over Roll-Back of Clean Car Standard

States Sue EPA Over Roll-Back of Clean Car Standard

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 1, 2018 (ENS) – Today, 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to weaken emissions standards for cars. The lawsuit accuses the agency...

 

Rare Dancing Birds to Get Recovery Plan

Rare Dancing Birds to Get Recovery Plan

  GUNNISON, Colorado, April 30, 2018 (ENS) – Four conservation groups today reached an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stay their legal action while the agency prepares a recovery plan for the Gunnison sage grouse....

 

World-First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Sets Sail

World-First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Sets Sail

  ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, April 30, 2018 (ENS) – The world’s only floating nuclear power unit, the Academik Lomonosov, Saturday left St. Petersburg, where it has been under construction since 2009, and headed to its base in...

 

Court Upholds Fuel Efficiency Standards Penalty Rule

Court Upholds Fuel Efficiency Standards Penalty Rule

  NEW YORK, New York, April 24, 2018 (ENS) – A federal court has issued an order blocking the Trump administration’s delay of a rule that increases penalties imposed on automakers for noncompliance with federal fuel efficiency standards. The...

 

Goldman Environmental Prize Rewards Brave Activists

Goldman Environmental Prize Rewards Brave Activists

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 24, 2018 (ENS) – The Goldman Environmental Foundation Monday announced seven recipients of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists....

 

Health Officials Warn ‘Throw Romaine Lettuce Away’

Health Officials Warn ‘Throw Romaine Lettuce Away’

  ATLANTA, Georgia, April 21, 2018 (ENS) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illness...

 

Chemical Industry Reaches for Sustainability

Chemical Industry Reaches for Sustainability

  GENEVA, Switzerland, April 19, 2018 (ENS) – The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, WBCSD, is launching a first-of-its-kind guidance for the chemical industry to help the industry assess sustainability “signals”...

 

Earth Day 2018 Targets Pollution by Plastic

Earth Day 2018 Targets Pollution by Plastic

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2018 (ENS) – Celebrated on Sunday, April 22, this year’s Earth Day theme is End Plastic Pollution by fundamentally changing human attitudes and behaviors to reduce plastic pollution. This year Earth...

 

Climate Change Is Killing the Great Barrier Reef

Climate Change Is Killing the Great Barrier Reef

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, April 18, 2018 (ENS) – Corals on the northern part of the world’s largest coral reef, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, experienced a catastrophic die-off following the extended marine...

 

Environmental Advocate, Attorney Commits Suicide By Fire

Environmental Advocate, Attorney Commits Suicide By Fire

  NEW YORK, New York, April 16, 2018 (ENS) – A high-profile gay rights lawyer and environmental advocate burned himself to death in New York City on Saturday to protest the environmental destruction of global warming. The blackened...

 

UN Champions Rights of Environmental Defenders

UN Champions Rights of Environmental Defenders

  GENEVA, Switzerland, April 13, 2018 (ENS) – In every week of 2017 at least four people were killed defending their right to a clean and healthy environment. Many more were harassed, intimidated and forced from their lands. Roughly...

 

Tax Breaks Motivate Europeans to Buy Cleaner Cars

Tax Breaks Motivate Europeans to Buy Cleaner Cars

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 12, 2018 (ENS) – Emissions of carbon dioxide from new passenger cars have dropped in European countries where taxes, subsidies and other incentives encourage drivers to buy vehicles that emit the least...

 

Giant New Solar Array Powers L.A. Convention Center

Giant New Solar Array Powers L.A. Convention Center

  LOS ANGELES, California, April 11, 2018 (ENS) – The Los Angeles Convention Center, managed by AEG Facilities, has plugged in its new 2.21 megawatt solar array, making the City of Los Angeles number one for the most installed solar...

 

Six Dead in Worst Attack on Virunga Staff in Park History

Six Dead in Worst Attack on Virunga Staff in Park History

  VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of the Congo, April 10, 2018 (ENS) – Five Virunga National Park rangers and their driver died in an ambush Monday in the Central Sector of the park. One ranger survived and was treated...

 

I’m Suing Scott Pruitt’s Broken EPA; Here’s How to Fix It

I’m Suing Scott Pruitt’s Broken EPA; Here’s How to Fix It

  ANN ARBOR, Michigan, April 9, 2018 (ENS) – Joe Arvai was a member of the U.S. EPA’s Chartered Science Advisory Board between 2011 and 2017 during the administration of President Barack Obama. Today, Arvai is Max McGraw Professor...

 

Old Mice Grow Young Blood Vessels

Old Mice Grow Young Blood Vessels

By Sunny Lewis SYDNEY, Australia, April 2, 2018 (EcologyPrime.com News) – Replacing two naturally-occurring molecules in mice can reverse the ageing process of their blood vessels, increasing the animals’ physical endurance, scientists...

 

EPA Decides to Undercut Obama’s Clean Car Standards

EPA Decides to Undercut Obama’s Clean Car Standards

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 2, 2018 (ENS) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the completion of the Midterm Evaluation process for the greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light...

 

Border Wall a Disaster for Texas, Scientists Warn

Border Wall a Disaster for Texas, Scientists Warn

  AUSTIN, Texas, April 2, 2018 (ENS) – A border wall between the United States and Mexico threatens to harm endangered Texas plants and animals and cause trouble for the region’s growing ecotourism industry, warn conservation...

 

Building The World’s Largest Solar Project

Building The World’s Largest Solar Project

  NEW YORK, New York, March 28, 2018 (ENS) – Saudi Arabia wants to pour US$200 billion into solar to build the world’s largest solar project. The Saudi sovereign wealth fund and SoftBank Group Corp. of Japan jointly announced...

 
 
 
 

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