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Legal? Trump’s Raid on Military Funds for Border Wall

Legal? Trump’s Raid on Military Funds for Border Wall

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 20, 2020 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court Monday agreed to rule on whether the Trump administration must stop building sections of the southern border wall with Mexico. The administration is appealing a lower...

 

Back at White House, Infected Trump Tears Off His Mask

Back at White House, Infected Trump Tears Off His Mask

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 5, 2020 (ENS) – President Donald Trump returned to the White House Monday evening aboard his helicopter just before seven, and his first actions alarmed health professionals. On the Truman Balcony of the...

 

India Halts Amnesty International’s Human Rights Work

India Halts Amnesty International’s Human Rights Work

  NEW DELHI, India, October 5, 2020 (ENS) – The freezing of Amnesty International India’s bank accounts by the Government of India on September 10 has brought all the work being done by the human rights organization to a grinding...

 

President Trump Hospitalized for COVID-19 Treatment

President Trump Hospitalized for COVID-19 Treatment

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 4, 2020 (ENS) – President Donald Trump is in a military hospital under treatment for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. A statement from the president’s physician Sean Conley, DO,...

 

Trump Rude, Biden Cool in First Presidential Debate

Trump Rude, Biden Cool in First Presidential Debate

  CLEVELAND, Ohio, September 30, 2020 (ENS) – Climate change and environmental protection were two of the many flashpoints during the first 2020 presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden...

 

Climate High Priority for Biden-Harris Democratic Ticket

Climate High Priority for Biden-Harris Democratic Ticket

  WILMINGTON, Delaware, August 14, 2020 (ENS) – In their first campaign appearance together as running mates, Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for President, and his newly announced vice presidential choice, Senator...

 

Capitol Hill Shivers as Lawmakers Test Virus Positive

Capitol Hill Shivers as Lawmakers Test Virus Positive

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 23, 2020 (ENS) – Senate Democrats voted down a $1.8 trillion coronavirus aid package Sunday evening with five Republican senators absent. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, a Republican and a medical doctor, announced...

 

Trump’s Far-Reaching Rollbacks of Environmental Rules

Trump’s Far-Reaching Rollbacks of Environmental Rules

  NEW YORK, New York, February 3, 2020 (ENS) – New York State Attorney General Letitia James, leading a coalition of 15 state attorneys general and the City of Philadelphia, is suing the Trump Administration’s Environmental...

 

Jane Fonda, Sam Waterston Arrested at Green New Deal Demo

Jane Fonda, Sam Waterston Arrested at Green New Deal Demo

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 20, 2019 (ENS) – Actors Jane Fonda and Sam Waterston were both arrested Friday in Washington, DC, during a demonstration protesting government inaction on climate change and a Green New Deal outside the U.S....

 

Big City Mayors Support Global Green New Deal

Big City Mayors Support Global Green New Deal

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, October 14, 2019 (ENS) – The mayors of many of the world’s largest cities have announced their support for a Global Green New Deal and declared their recognition that the Earth is gripped by a global climate...

 

Trump Disrupts France’s Effort to Green the G7 Summit

Trump Disrupts France’s Effort to Green the G7 Summit

  BIARRITZ, France, August 26, 2019 (ENS) – The seven industrialized countries that make up the Group of Seven (G7) – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States – had an ambitious environmental...

 

Democratic Debaters Wrestle With Climate Change

Democratic Debaters Wrestle With Climate Change

  MIAMI, Florida, June 29, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change was on the formal presidential debate agenda for the first time as 20 Democratic presidential candidates with their hopes pinned to the 2020 election debated for the first time...

 

Public Lands Critic to Oversee Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Public Lands Critic to Oversee Fish, Wildlife and Parks

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 11, 2019 (ENS) – The Secretary of the Interior keeps illegally shuffling political officials into jobs requiring Senate confirmation, according to a legal complaint filed today by the nonprofit Public Employees...

 

Indigenous Pipeline Protest Disrupts Trudeau Fundraiser

Indigenous Pipeline Protest Disrupts Trudeau Fundraiser

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 22, 2019 (ENS) – An Indigenous leader demanding that cancellation of the Trans Mountain pipeline interrupted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his speech today at a Liberal fundraiser...

 

Beto O’Rourke’s $5 Trillion Climate Crisis Plan

Beto O’Rourke’s $5 Trillion Climate Crisis Plan

  YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California, April 29, 2019 (ENS) – Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke today proposed a climate change action plan that would mobilize $5 trillion over 10 years, require net-zero emissions...

 

Trump’s Choice to Head Interior Divides Washington

Trump’s Choice to Head Interior Divides Washington

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 9, 2019 (ENS) – David Longly Bernhardt is an attorney, government administrator, and former lobbyist for the oil and water industries who serves as Acting United States Secretary of the Interior. He is fighting...

 

Environmental Activist Elected President of Slovakia

Environmental Activist Elected President of Slovakia

  EUGENE, Oregon, March 31, 2019 (ENS) – In what environmental lawyers in Eugene are calling “a stunning upset,” activist public interest attorney and Goldman Prize winner Zuzana Caputova has been elected President of...

 

Indigenous Woman Attacked at Trudeau Climate Rally

Indigenous Woman Attacked at Trudeau Climate Rally

  TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, March 8, 2019 (ENS) – A young Indigenous woman protesting Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s environmental policies on Native land was assaulted by a Liberal supporter during the Prime Minister’s...

 

Government Shutdown Becomes a ‘Polluters Holiday’

Government Shutdown Becomes a ‘Polluters Holiday’

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 22, 2019 (ENS) – Federal biological, pollution, and food safety monitoring has been suspended as hundreds of thousands of federal workers are furloughed and forbidden from working due to the longest government...

 

New Speaker Pelosi Creates Select Climate Committee

New Speaker Pelosi Creates Select Climate Committee

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 3, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change was front and center as California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was today re-elected to a second term as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Democrats took control of that...

 
 
 
 

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