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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...

 

Pipeline Fight Reaches Canada’s Highest Court

Pipeline Fight Reaches Canada’s Highest Court

  BURNABY, British Columbia, Canada, March 27, 2108 (ENS) – The City of Burnaby is taking its battle with Texas-based energy giant Kinder Morgan to the Supreme Court of Canada in an apparent attempt to halt a pipeline expansion that...

 

Eye Candy to Inspire Earth-Loving Audiences

Eye Candy to Inspire Earth-Loving Audiences

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 26, 2018 (ENS) – During the past 10 days, March 15-25, the annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital has been a continual feast for the eyes and minds of anyone who cares about the environment...

 

Driverless Car Kills Arizona Pedestrian

Driverless Car Kills Arizona Pedestrian

  TEMPE, Arizona, March 19, 2018 (ENS) – An Uber self-driving car struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe on Sunday night, according to police and media reports. This is the first known pedestrian death involving a self-driving car,...

 

New Kind of Insurance Protects Coral Reefs at Risk

New Kind of Insurance Protects Coral Reefs at Risk

  CANCUN-PLAYA del CARMEN, Mexico, March 19, 2018 (ENS) – A new type of insurance to protect coral reefs introduced at the 2018 World Ocean Summit in Mexico earlier this month has raised hope once again for the survival of coral reefs...

 

Mosquito & Tick-borne Viruses Thrive on Climate Change

Mosquito & Tick-borne Viruses Thrive on Climate Change

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 19, 2018 (ENS) – Enabled by climate change, international travel and international trade, disease-bearing insects are spreading to ever-wider parts of the world. They have existed in Africa and Asia for...

 

Russian Hackers Target U.S. Power, Water Facilities

Russian Hackers Target U.S. Power, Water Facilities

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2018 (ENS) – Russian government hackers have been targeting U.S. government entities as well as organizations in the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors...

 

Solar Power Brightens Gaza’s Business Prospects

Solar Power Brightens Gaza’s Business Prospects

  GAZA, State of Palestine, March 15, 2018 (ENS) – In Gaza, the territory between Egypt and Israel, power blackouts often last up to 16 hours a day. But help is on the way in the form of a US$12 million rooftop solar power array for...

 

Legal East Asian Markets Are Gutting Africa’s Wildlife

Legal East Asian Markets Are Gutting Africa’s Wildlife

  By Don Pinnock CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 15, 2018 (ENS) – Quite apart from the decimation of illegal poaching, legal export to Asian markets is tearing the wild heart out of Africa. Each year thousands of tonnes of live animals,...

 

Climate Change Is Increasing Avalanche Risk

Climate Change Is Increasing Avalanche Risk

  GENEVA, Switzerland, March 14, 2018 (ENS) – The impacts of climate change can be drastic in mountainous regions, where the rise in temperatures is above average, affecting both glacierized landscapes and water resources, finds a...

 

Dangerous Toy Alerts Reported Across Europe

Dangerous Toy Alerts Reported Across Europe

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 14, 2018 (ENS) – Toys and motor vehicles top the list of dangerous non-food products reported to the European Union’s Rapid Alert System, according to the European Commission’s newly released...

 

Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Teen Delinquency

Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Teen Delinquency

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 13, 2018 (ENS) – Two Harvard researchers who examined the racial ecology of lead exposure as a form of environmental inequity have concluded that lead exposure in childhood is linked to antisocial...

 
 
 
 

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