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Obama Shelters Wild California in Three New Monuments

Obama Shelters Wild California in Three New Monuments

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 12, 2016 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today designated three new national monuments encompassing nearly 1.8 million acres of existing federal lands in southern California: Mojave Trails National Monument,...

 

Hottest Year Linked to ‘Devastating’ Human Disaster Toll

Hottest Year Linked to ‘Devastating’ Human Disaster Toll

  NEW YORK, New York, February 11, 2016 (ENS) – At least 98.6 million people were harmed by natural disasters in 2015, the hottest year on record; and climate, intensified by a strong El Niño pattern, was the driver in 92 percent...

 

Taiwan Quake Leaves 67 Dead, 57 Still Missing

Taiwan Quake Leaves 67 Dead, 57 Still Missing

  TAIPEI, Taiwan, February 11, 2016 (ENS) – The death toll from Saturday’s earthquake in Taiwan stands at 67 people, with 57 others still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble of a collapsed residential building, Taiwan’s...

 

2015: U.S. Installed More Renewables Than Fossil Fuels

2015: U.S. Installed More Renewables Than Fossil Fuels

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 10, 2016 (ENS) – Setting a new annual record, renewable sources of power, such as hydro, wind and solar, accounted for almost two-thirds of the new electrical generation placed in service in the United States...

 

Dengue Fever an ‘Emergency’ on Hawaii’s Big Island

Dengue Fever an ‘Emergency’ on Hawaii’s Big Island

  HILO, Hawaii, February 9, 2016 (ENS) – Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi has declared a state of emergency over a dengue fever outbreak on the island of Hawaii, commonly called the Big Island. In a declaration issued Monday, Kenoi...

 

Global Carbon Standards Set for Commercial Aircraft

Global Carbon Standards Set for Commercial Aircraft

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, February 9, 2016 (ENS) – The first global carbon standards for commercial aircraft were set on Monday in Montreal by the 22 nations on the environmental protection committee of the International Civil Aviation...

 

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Clean Power Plan

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Clean Power Plan

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 9, 2016 (ENS) – The Supreme Court today stayed the implementation of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which sets the first national carbon emission limits for U.S. electric power plants. Coal...

 

Australian Cancer Drug Licensed in $730M Deal

Australian Cancer Drug Licensed in $730M Deal

  MELBOURNE, Australia, February 9, 2016 (ENS) – A promising new cancer drug, developed in Australia by the Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx), has been licensed to U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck in a deal worth US$730 million. The...

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed, Critics Cry ‘Toxic’

Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed, Critics Cry ‘Toxic’

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 5, 2016 (ENS) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement was signed Thursday in Auckland, New Zealand by officials from 12 nations from around the Pacific Rim that together account for nearly 40 percent...

 

Taiwan Warned of Looming Fishery Collapse

Taiwan Warned of Looming Fishery Collapse

  By Shuchen Chang TAIPEI, Taiwan, February 4, 2016 (ENS) – The number of coastal fish species in northern Taiwan has dropped by 75 percent over the past three decades, finds a newly published study by Taiwanese researchers. Along...

 

Grand Jury Indicts Bundys in Oregon Refuge Occupation

Grand Jury Indicts Bundys in Oregon Refuge Occupation

  PORTLAND, Oregon, February 3, 2016 (ENS) – A federal grand jury today indicted Ammon Bundy, his brother Ryan, and 14 co-defendants arrested last week in the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. Ammon...

 

British Columbia Protects Great Bear Rainforest

British Columbia Protects Great Bear Rainforest

    VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada, February 3, 2016 (ENS) – First Nations, environmental groups and coastal forest industry representatives joined the premier of British Columbia Monday to celebrate achieving ecosystem-based...

 

Zika Virus Declared a Global Health Emergency

Zika Virus Declared a Global Health Emergency

  GENEVA, Switzerland, February 3, 2016 (ENS) – The Zika virus has spread to 24 countries in the Americas, creating “a public health emergency of international concern,” the head of the World Health Organization declared...

 

Resignations, Lawsuit Flow From Flint Water Crisis

Resignations, Lawsuit Flow From Flint Water Crisis

  FLINT, Michigan, February 1, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regional administrator responsible for the City of Flint has resigned, effective today, over her handling of the crisis caused by lead contamination...

 

Explorers to Search Antarctica for Dinosaur Fossils

Explorers to Search Antarctica for Dinosaur Fossils

  AUSTIN, Texas, February 1, 2016 (ENS) – An international team of scientists will begin a two-month journey to Antarctica on Tuesday to search for dinosaur fossils. They hope to find evidence that the frozen continent may have been...

 

Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupiers Arrested, One Dead

Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupiers Arrested, One Dead

  BURNS, Oregon, January 27, 2016 (ENS) – The armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge that began January 2 is coming to an end with the arrests Tuesday of seven of the alleged occupiers and the death of another. Authorities...

 

2015 Hottest Year on Record, By Far

2015 Hottest Year on Record, By Far

  GENEVA, Switzerland, January 26, 2016 (ENS) – For the first time on record, global temperatures in 2015 were about 1°Celsius above the pre-industrial era, according to a consolidated analysis from the World Meteorological Organization,...

 

Sri Lanka Crushes Tonnes of Contraband Ivory

Sri Lanka Crushes Tonnes of Contraband Ivory

  COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, January 26, 2016 (ENS) – Today, on International Customs Day, the Sri Lankan government has crushed more than 350 confiscated elephant tusks to destroy the value of ivory on the black market and to demonstrate...

 

World Economic Forum Addresses Global Problems

World Economic Forum Addresses Global Problems

  DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland, January 21, 2016 (ENS) – Climate change, food waste, sustainable business development, the future of Europe – the World Economic Forum is exploring a wide range of issues at its 2016 annual meeting...

 

Obama Celebrates U.S. Clean Car Innovations at NAIAS

Obama Celebrates U.S. Clean Car Innovations at NAIAS

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 21, 2016 (ENS) – President Barack Obama was in Detroit Wednesday to check out the new climate-friendly cars at the North American International Auto Show, NAIAS, and to showcase the resurgence of the...

 
 
 
 

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