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COVID-19 a ‘Pandemic,’ Canada’s Prime Minister Isolated

COVID-19 a ‘Pandemic,’ Canada’s Prime Minister Isolated

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, March 12, 2020 (ENS) – The novel coronavirus called COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on Wednesday. There are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries, and 4,291...

 

WHO: Threat of Global Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Very Real’

WHO: Threat of Global Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Very Real’

  GENEVA, Switzerland, March 11, 2020 (ENS) – “Over the weekend we crossed 100,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in 100 countries,” World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a global media...

 

EU to Enshrine in Law Climate Neutrality by 2050

EU to Enshrine in Law Climate Neutrality by 2050

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 10, 2020 (ENS) – The European Commission has proposed to pass a law formalizing the EU’s political commitment to be climate neutral by 2050 to protect the planet and its inhabitants. The European Climate...

 

Amazon’s 2019 Burned Area Trends Parallel Past 18 Years

Amazon’s 2019 Burned Area Trends Parallel Past 18 Years

  ALCALA de HENARES, Spain, March 6, 2020 (ENS) – Thousands of fires broke out in the Amazon last year, sparking international media alarm. But a detailed analysis, using data from the European Space Agency’s Climate Change Initiative,...

 

Unprecedented Locust Swarms Invade East Africa

Unprecedented Locust Swarms Invade East Africa

  ROME, Italy, March 4, 2020 (ENS) – The East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, top United Nations relief officials are warning, urgently advising...

 

Philips Aims to Become Carbon Neutral This Year

Philips Aims to Become Carbon Neutral This Year

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, February 25, 2020 (ENS) – With its U.S. and Dutch facilities now 100 percent-powered by renewable electricity, the multinational health technology company Philips is closer to its goal of becoming carbon-neutral...

 

Microplastics Problem Extends Beyond the Sea

Microplastics Problem Extends Beyond the Sea

  GLOUCESTER POINT, Virginia, February 24, 2020 (ENS) – “Microplastics are a global phenomenon that can’t be adequately understood or addressed in the context of the marine environment alone,” says Professor Rob...

 

China Bans the Eating of Wild Animals

China Bans the Eating of Wild Animals

  BEIJING, China, February 24, 2020 (ENS) – China’s top legislative committee Monday approved a proposal to ban all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed to be responsible for China’s deadly coronavirus...

 

EU Invests €100 million in a Climate-neutral Europe

EU Invests €100 million in a Climate-neutral Europe

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, February 19, 2020 (ENS) – The European Commission will invest €101 million for new projects under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action. The funding will support 10 large-scale environment...

 

Canada Gas Pipeline Protests Yield Rail Shutdown, Arrests

Canada Gas Pipeline Protests Yield Rail Shutdown, Arrests

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, February 14, 2020 (ENS) – Forty indigenous land and water protectors and non-indigenous activists were arrested in British Columbia and across Canada on Monday, while they were protesting a multibillion-dollar...

 

Out-of-State Emissions Cause Half Air Pollution Deaths

Out-of-State Emissions Cause Half Air Pollution Deaths

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, February 13, 2020 (ENS) – More than half of all early deaths in the United States due to poor air quality are a result of emissions originating outside of the state in which those deaths occur, report researchers...

 

Virus Deaths Top 1,000 As China Goes Back to Work

Virus Deaths Top 1,000 As China Goes Back to Work

  BEIJING, China, February 10, 2020 (ENS) – Chinese authorities are “carefully balancing” efforts to control the novel coronavirus epidemic and minimize its impact on the economy as millions of people headed back to work...

 

Runways Underwater: Rising Seas Threaten 80 Airports

Runways Underwater: Rising Seas Threaten 80 Airports

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 8, 2020 (ENS) – At least 80 airports around the world could be underwater if climate change causes sea levels to rise just one meter (39 inches), which scientists at the United Nations’ expert climate...

 

Green v Black: Greenpeace Protests BlackRock’s Coal Funding

Green v Black: Greenpeace Protests BlackRock’s Coal Funding

  FRANKFURT, Germany, February 4, 2020 (ENS) – Greenpeace Germany supporters protested at global investment firm BlackRock’s German headquarters Monday, to tell the firm to stop investing in coal and financing climate change as...

 

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...

 

Coronavirus Declared Worldwide Public Health Emergency

Coronavirus Declared Worldwide Public Health Emergency

  GENEVA, Switzerland, January 31, 2020 (ENS) – The Director-General of the World Health Organization, WHO, has declared that the outbreak of the novel Wuhan coronavirus 2019-nCoV constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International...

 

WHO, China Leaders Plan Battle Against Wuhan Virus

WHO, China Leaders Plan Battle Against Wuhan Virus

  BEIJING, China, January 29, 2020 (ENS) – Director-General of the World Health Organization, WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, met Tuesday with China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing. They shared the latest information on the...

 

Walnuts Slow Cognitive Decline in At-risk Elderly

Walnuts Slow Cognitive Decline in At-risk Elderly

  LOMA LINDA, California, January 28, 2020 (ENS) – Eating walnuts may help slow cognitive decline in at-risk groups of elderly people, according to a study conducted by researchers in California and Spain. Walnuts contain omega-3...

 

Wuhan CoronaVirus Spreading, More Than 80 Have Died

Wuhan CoronaVirus Spreading, More Than 80 Have Died

  WUHAN, China, January 27, 2020 (ENS) – A new strain of coronavirus is worrying doctors at the World Health Organization, WHO, and medical officials around the world. Doctors call it 2019-nCoV, but it’s more commonly known...

 

The Twin Threats Facing Big Oil

The Twin Threats Facing Big Oil

  By Nick Cunningham LONDON, UK, January 25, 2020 (ENS) – The global oil and gas industry is facing the twin threats of the loss of profitability and the loss of social acceptability as the climate crisis continues to worsen. The...

 
 
 
 

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