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2017 Among Three Hottest Years; Arctic Melting Fast

2017 Among Three Hottest Years; Arctic Melting Fast

  GENEVA, Switzerland, January 6, 2017 (ENS) – The 2017 global land and ocean temperature will likely be among the three hottest years on record, and is expected to be the warmest year without a warming El Niño weather pattern in...

 

Trump Opens U.S. Outer Continental Shelf to Drilling

Trump Opens U.S. Outer Continental Shelf to Drilling

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 4, 2018 (ENS) – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today infuriated environmentalists by proposing to make over 90 percent of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf’s total acreage and more than 98...

 

Mammal Thought Extinct in New South Wales Rediscovered

Mammal Thought Extinct in New South Wales Rediscovered

  SYDNEY, Australia, December 28, 2017 (ENS) – A small carnivorous marsupial presumed extinct in New South Wales for more than century, has been discovered in Sturt National Park in eastern Australia. The Crest-tailed Mulgara, a mammal...

 

Climate Refugees Forecast to Flood Europe by 2100

Climate Refugees Forecast to Flood Europe by 2100

  NEW YORK, New York, December 21, 2017 (ENS) – By 2100, migrants applying for asylum in the European Union will nearly triple over the average of the last 15 years if carbon emissions continue on their current path, new research...

 

Tesla’s New Electric Semis a Hit With Heavy Haulers

Tesla’s New Electric Semis a Hit With Heavy Haulers

  ATLANTA, Georgia, December 21, 2017 (ENS) – The United Parcel Service of America, Inc., widely known as UPS, today announced it has placed a reservation for 125 of Tesla’s new fully electric semi tractors. J.B. Hunt Transport...

 

China to Open World’s Largest Emissions Trading Market

China to Open World’s Largest Emissions Trading Market

  BEIJING, China, December 20, 2017 (ENS) – China has announced plans to establish the world’s largest emissions trading system, covering more than 1,700 power companies and three billion tonnes in total greenhouse gas emissions. The...

 

E-waste Mountains Grow as Prices Fall, Incomes Rise

E-waste Mountains Grow as Prices Fall, Incomes Rise

  BONN, Germany, December 18, 2017 (ENS) – E-waste – everything from discarded end-of-life solar panels, phones, laptops, and sensors to fridges, air conditioners and televisions – amounted to 44.7 million metric tonnes...

 

One Planet Summit Reshapes Climate Funding Landscape

One Planet Summit Reshapes Climate Funding Landscape

  PARIS, France, December 12, 2017 (ENS) – Two years after the historic Paris Agreement on climate, more than 50 heads of state, as well as environment ministers and regional leaders, bank and finance executives and celebrities are...

 

Trump Prepares for Nuclear Weapons Production

Trump Prepares for Nuclear Weapons Production

  COLUMBIA, South Carolina, December 8, 2017 (ENS) – A leaked one-page document seen by ENS confirms that the U.S. Department of Energy is considering the use of a nuclear fuel plant at the government’s Savannah River Site in...

 

Wearable Bio-batteries Use Bacteria to Generate Power

Wearable Bio-batteries Use Bacteria to Generate Power

  BINGHAMTON, New York, December 7, 2017 (ENS) – In the future, people could wear garments that incorporate power-generating bacteria to support electronic devices. A textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that can be integrated...

 

Norway, Unilever: US$400 Million Climate Resilience Fund

Norway, Unilever: US$400 Million Climate Resilience Fund

  OSLO, Norway, December 7, 2017 (ENS) – The Government of Norway has partnered with the Dutch multinational corporation Unilever to commit US$400 million in public-private funding towards building resilience to climate change in...

 

Wind-Whipped Wildfires Devastate Southern California

Wind-Whipped Wildfires Devastate Southern California

  LOS ANGELES, California, December 6, 2017 (ENS) – Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced tonight as wildfires driven by Santa Ana winds roar through the forests of southern California, devouring all homes and other structures...

 

Trump Sued for Slicing Up National Monuments

Trump Sued for Slicing Up National Monuments

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump Monday signed proclamations to shrink the boundaries of two national monuments in Utah – Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument....

 

Planet Earth Needs a Trillion New Trees

Planet Earth Needs a Trillion New Trees

  LONDON, UK, November 28, 2017 (ENS) – Three of world’s largest conservation organizations – BirdLife International, the Wildlife Conservation Society and WWF – have just launched an unprecedented 25-year tree planting...

 

Volvo and Uber Partner to Roll Out Self-Driving Cars

Volvo and Uber Partner to Roll Out Self-Driving Cars

  GOTHENBURG, Sweden, November 27, 2017 (ENS) – Within a very few years, when you call for an Uber ride, a self-driving vehicle will show up at your door. Volvo Cars has signed a framework agreement with the ride sharing company to...

 

On-Grid Solar Power Comes to Afghanistan

On-Grid Solar Power Comes to Afghanistan

  KABUL, Afghanistan, November 26, 2017 (ENS) – With about 300 sunny days every year, Afghanistan is well situated for solar power, and soon the country will be generating electricity with its first industrial-scale solar photovoltaic...

 

‘Be the Voice of Climate Reality’ Urges Gore in Live Show

‘Be the Voice of Climate Reality’ Urges Gore in Live Show

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 25, 2017 (ENS) – The seventh annual 24 Hours of Reality broadcast, a starry, 24-hour live event focused on the climate crisis and its solutions, will happen December 4-5, hosted by former U.S. Vice President...

 

Urgency Propels Climate Actions, Funding at COP23

Urgency Propels Climate Actions, Funding at COP23

  BONN, Germany, November 20, 2017 (ENS) – A multi-faceted new surge of climate actions and financing was announced by countries, cities, states, regions, businesses and civil society during COP23, which closed early Saturday morning...

 

Relocating Bus Stops Protects Riders From Pollution

Relocating Bus Stops Protects Riders From Pollution

  LOS ANGELES, California, November 19, 2017 (ENS) – Moving bus stops away from intersections would reduce the amount of pollution to which bus riders are exposed, scientists from the University of California Los Angeles report. In...

 

Keystone Pipeline Spill Complicates Nebraska Ruling

Keystone Pipeline Spill Complicates Nebraska Ruling

  PIERRE, South Dakota, November 17, 2017 (ENS) – TransCanada has shut down its Keystone pipeline after it sprang a leak early Thursday near the small community of Amherst in Marshall County, South Dakota. The pipeline carrying crude...

 
 
 
 

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