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Biden Invites 40 World Leaders to Climate Summit

Biden Invites 40 World Leaders to Climate Summit

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2021 (ENS) – President Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders to participate in a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate he will host on Earth Day April 22 and on the following day April 23, fulfilling a promise...

 

Young California Bears Fall Ill With Inflamed Brains

Young California Bears Fall Ill With Inflamed Brains

  SACRAMENTO, California, March 27, 2021 (ENS) – A small, black bear showed up at a utility worksite in the tiny, tree-lined town of Pollock Pines, California last month. It was alone and possibly sick – lethargic and showing...

 

Blackout Circles the World Tonight for Earth Hour

Blackout Circles the World Tonight for Earth Hour

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 27, 2021 (ENS) – Wherever you are at 8:30 o’clock tonight, it will be Earth Hour, so turn off your lights for one hour to recognize the health of the planet and the importance of nature. Earth Hour is...

 

African Elephants Classed as Two Species, Both Endangered

African Elephants Classed as Two Species, Both Endangered

  GLAND, Switzerland, March 26, 2021 (ENS) – Poaching for ivory and loss of habitat over the past five decades have taken a grim toll on African elephants. The African forest elephant, Loxodonta cyclotis, is now listed as Critically...

 

Canada’s Top Court Upholds Trudeau’s Carbon Tax

Canada’s Top Court Upholds Trudeau’s Carbon Tax

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, March 25, 2021 (ENS) – In a political win for Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Supreme Court of Canada today ruled that the Liberal Government’s carbon tax law is constitutional because...

 

Invaluable: Waters Clean Enough to Drink

Invaluable: Waters Clean Enough to Drink

NEW YORK, New York, March 22, 2021 (ENS) – Clean drinkable water is rare and precious. Of the waters that cover 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, roughly 97 percent is the salt water of the oceans; just three percent is freshwater....

 

Haaland Confirmed as First Indigenous Secretary of the Interior

Haaland Confirmed as First Indigenous Secretary of the Interior

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 15, 2021 (ENS) – History was made today as the U.S. Senate voted 51-40 to confirm President Joe Biden’s nominee Congresswoman Debra Haaland as Secretary of the Interior. After she is sworn in, Haaland...

 

Building a ‘World That Works for Women’

Building a ‘World That Works for Women’

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 8, 2021 (ENS) – “Simply put, our world does not yet work for women as it should,” Vice President Kamala Harris today told the European Parliament on the occasion of International Women’s Day,...

 

Borneo Rainforest Shelters Bird Lost 172 Years Ago

Borneo Rainforest Shelters Bird Lost 172 Years Ago

  BANJARMASIN, South Kalimantan, Indonesia, March 5, 2021 (ENS) – Muhammad Suranto and Muhammad Rizky Fauzan, who both live in Indonesia’s South Kalimantan province, were gathering forest products in an area near their homes when...

 

EV Charging Network to Spread Across American Heartland

EV Charging Network to Spread Across American Heartland

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 3, 2021 (ENS) – Six large U.S. utilities have announced a plan to ensure drivers of electric vehicles have access to a seamless network of charging stations connecting major highways in the South, Midwest,...

 

Latam, Caribbean Leaders Enter Circular Economy Accord

Latam, Caribbean Leaders Enter Circular Economy Accord

  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, March 2, 2021 (ENS) – A new initiative to support Latin America and the Caribbean in transitioning to a circular economy is underway. The Regional Coalition on Circular Economy will support and promote access...

 

Tarry Oil From Unknown Source Fouls Israeli Beaches

Tarry Oil From Unknown Source Fouls Israeli Beaches

  TEL AVIV, Israel, February 28, 2021 (ENS) – The level of tarry pollution on Israel’s Rosh Hanikra Beach near the Lebanese border is now rated medium-heavy, after new lumps of tar washed ashore on Sunday after contractors and...

 

Puerto Rican Jailed for Trafficking Protected Corals

Puerto Rican Jailed for Trafficking Protected Corals

  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, February 25, 2021 (ENS) – A Puerto Rican man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for felonies involving the trafficking and false labeling of protected reef creatures in an effort to avoid...

 

Russian Tanker First to Sail Arctic Sea Route in Winter

Russian Tanker First to Sail Arctic Sea Route in Winter

  ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, February 22, 2021 (ENS) – The Arctic’s icy Northern Sea Route is melting, allowing the Russian icebreaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie to complete her experimental round trip voyage across the...

 

America Rejoins World Accord to Limit Climate Crisis

America Rejoins World Accord to Limit Climate Crisis

  NEW YORK, New York, February 21, 2021 (ENS) – The community of nations welcomed the United States back into the Paris Climate Accord on Friday with the approval of American conservationists, politicians on both sides of the aisle...

 

Dow Chemical Fined Millions for Illegal Flaring

Dow Chemical Fined Millions for Illegal Flaring

  HAHNVILLE, Louisiana, February 18, 2021 (ENS) – Thousands of tons of air pollution emitted in flares by four manufacturing facilities in Texas and Louisiana will be reduced under a settlement reached by the companies in January...

 

Changing Climate Top Threat to Natural World Heritage

Changing Climate Top Threat to Natural World Heritage

  GLAND, Switzerland, February 17, 2021 (ENS) – Climate change is now the biggest threat to natural World Heritage sites with their incomparable landscapes, rare ecological processes, critical habitat and exceptional biodiversity,...

 

Police Target the Most Lucrative of Environmental Crimes

Police Target the Most Lucrative of Environmental Crimes

  LYON, France, February 16, 2021 (ENS) – A decade of forestry crime operations, fighting the looting of natural resources such as timber and charcoal in some of the world’s poorest countries, has given the international police...

 

Texas Oil Co Fined Millions for Fouling Wyoming Waters

Texas Oil Co Fined Millions for Fouling Wyoming Waters

  CHEYENNE, Wyoming, February 15, 2021 (ENS) – A settlement has been reached between the U.S. government and the oil and gas company Fleur de Lis Energy, which has agreed to pay $1.9 million for violating the Clean Water Act in Wyoming....

 

Blowing Snow, Ice Storms Paralyze Much of United States

Blowing Snow, Ice Storms Paralyze Much of United States

  COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, February 13, 2021 (ENS) – More than 100 million Americans are currently under Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Storm Watches, or Winter Weather Advisories as coast-to-coast stormy winter weather is happening...

 
 
 
 

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