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Trump’s 2018 Budget Would ‘Devastate’ Environment

Trump’s 2018 Budget Would ‘Devastate’ Environment

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget request to Congress, released in detail Tuesday, has Americans who care about the environment and public health up in arms. The...

 

Fate of World’s Wildlife Hangs on Sustainable Tourism

Fate of World’s Wildlife Hangs on Sustainable Tourism

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, May 23, 2017 (ENS) – “While wildlife keeps all of us alive, its future is squarely in our hands,” says John Scanlon, who heads the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES....

 

Pew Poll: Federal Regs Needed to Support Renewables

Pew Poll: Federal Regs Needed to Support Renewables

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2017 (ENS) – A new public opinion poll finds that the majority of Americans support government regulations as the best way to encourage use of renewable energy, while a minority believes the private marketplace...

 

VW Pays Millions in 3.0-Liter Diesel Defeat Device Case

VW Pays Millions in 3.0-Liter Diesel Defeat Device Case

  SACRAMENTO, California, May 18, 2017 (ENS) – Volkswagen will pay US$225 million, including $66 million to California, for harm resulting from the sale of its 3.0-liter diesel passenger cars that included emissions control “defeat...

 

UN Offers Climate Fellowships to Young Professionals

UN Offers Climate Fellowships to Young Professionals

  BONN, Germany, May 15, 2017 (ENS) – Young professionals from developing countries will be better able to advance implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with the help of a new fellowship...

 

Environmentalists File Multiple Lawsuits Against Trump

Environmentalists File Multiple Lawsuits Against Trump

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 15, 2017 (ENS) – Conservationists are engaged in court battles with the administration of President Donald Trump and they are chalking up some victories. Tracking just one nonprofit group, the Center for Biological...

 

Riyadh Makes Progress on Massive Public Transit System

Riyadh Makes Progress on Massive Public Transit System

  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 15, 2017 (ENS) – Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh, is building the world’s largest public transit system, the King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project. Construction began in 2014; plans call...

 

Feared Pebble Mine Again Threatens Bristol Bay Salmon

Feared Pebble Mine Again Threatens Bristol Bay Salmon

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 12, 2017 (ENS) – The Trump administration has undone President Barack Obama’s protection for Bristol Bay, Alaska, which hosts the world largest sockeye salmon run, by allowing a Canadian...

 

London Invests £18 Million in Rapid EV Charge Points

London Invests £18 Million in Rapid EV Charge Points

  LONDON UK, May 11, 2017 (ENS) – Rapid charge points that power electric vehicles in 30 minutes will be installed across London in the next few months, according to the local government body responsible for the city’s transport...

 

Obama-era Methane Waste Rule Withstands Senate Attack

Obama-era Methane Waste Rule Withstands Senate Attack

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 11, 2017 (ENS) – By a two-vote margin, the U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to uphold an Obama-era regulation to control the the venting and flaring of the potent greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas wells on public...

 

Hanford Tunnel Collapses, No Radiation Released

Hanford Tunnel Collapses, No Radiation Released

  RICHLAND, Washington, May 9, 2017 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy Richland Operations Office declared an emergency at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation at 8:30 this morning after a cave-in of a 20-foot section of a tunnel hundreds...

 

Fire Near Crippled Fukushima Nuclear Plant Extinguished

Fire Near Crippled Fukushima Nuclear Plant Extinguished

  TOKYO, Japan, May 9, 2017 (ENS) – Firefighters have been battling a wildfire in an area contaminated with radiation near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant that melted down after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami off the northeast...

 

13 Chase Banks Shut, 26 Arrested in Pipeline Protest

13 Chase Banks Shut, 26 Arrested in Pipeline Protest

  SEATTLE, Washington, May 8, 2017 (ENS) – Twenty-six activists were arrested today as local indigenous leaders and Seattle climate activists disrupted business at 13 Chase Bank branches across Seattle in a major escalation in their...

 

G20 Business Leaders Reject Protectionism

G20 Business Leaders Reject Protectionism

  BERLIN, Germany, May 5, 2017 (ENS) – The clock cannot be rewound and globalization reversed, said Germany’s Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble at the B20 Dialogue Forum in Berlin on Tuesday. Together we can shape...

 

Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles

Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles

  By Jon LeSage NEW YORK, New York, May 3, 2017 (ENS) – Speaking at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York last week, Total SA’s chief energy economist Joel Couse predicted that electric vehicles will make up...

 

People’s Climate March Encircles Trump White House

People’s Climate March Encircles Trump White House

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2017 (ENS) – Calling for jobs, climate justice and climate action, more than 200,000 people jammed the streets of the nation’s capital on Saturday in record 90-degree temperatures. The People’s...

 

Trump’s EPA Scrubs Website of Climate Facts

Trump’s EPA Scrubs Website of Climate Facts

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2017 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday removed decades worth of climate science from its website, one day before 200,000 people came together for the Peoples Climate March in Washington,...

 

Ghost Net Art Can Save Marine Life

Ghost Net Art Can Save Marine Life

  THURSDAY ISLAND, Australia, April 30, 2017 (ENS) – To raise awareness of the harmful impact that ghost nets can have on the marine environment, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, AFMA, is working with Torres Strait artists...

 

Trump Opens Offshore Continental Shelf to Oil Drilling

Trump Opens Offshore Continental Shelf to Oil Drilling

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 28, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump today signed an executive order that directs the U.S. Department of the Interior to study new oil and natural gas drilling off the coast of California, the Atlantic states,...

 

Renowned Conservationist Kuki Gallmann Shot in Kenya

Renowned Conservationist Kuki Gallmann Shot in Kenya

  NAIROBI, Kenya, April 24, 2017 (ENS) – Conservationist and author Kuki Gallmann, 73, was shot and wounded on Sunday morning in Kenya as she was inspecting damage committed by arsonists to her property, an expansive conservation...

 
 
 
 

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