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Japan Restricts Its Whalers to Japanese Waters

Japan Restricts Its Whalers to Japanese Waters

  TOKYO, Japan, April 7, 2019 (ENS) – Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga, issued a written statement in the last week of 2018 announcing the government’s decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission,...

 

Yankees Play Ball With UN Sports for Climate Action

Yankees Play Ball With UN Sports for Climate Action

  NEW YORK, New York, April 4, 2019 (ENS) – The New York Yankees baseball team has chosen to play for a sustainable future by signing the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework. The Yankees are the first major North American sports...

 

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...

 

Oregon Governor Signs Offshore Drilling Ban into Law

Oregon Governor Signs Offshore Drilling Ban into Law

  SALEM, Oregon, March 27, 2019 (ENS) – Oregon Governor Kate Brown, a Democrat, today signed a bill into law that creates a new line of defense against offshore oil and gas drilling that could undermine the coast’s thriving tourism,...

 

Melting Glaciers Reveal Everest Graveyard

Melting Glaciers Reveal Everest Graveyard

  KATHMANDU, Nepal, March 22, 2019 (ENS) – The snow and ice that has shrouded Mount Everest for thousands of years is melting in the warming climate, exposing the bodies of climbers who have lost their lives on the world’s highest...

 

Oil From Sunken Cargo Ship Menaces French Coast

Oil From Sunken Cargo Ship Menaces French Coast

  BREST, France, March 20, 2019 (ENS) – Oil leaking from an Italian container ship that sank in the Bay of Biscay March 12 is likely to reach French shores sometime this week, French maritime authorities warn. Grande America was a...

 

Judge: Fracking Permits Must Count Future Climate Impact

Judge: Fracking Permits Must Count Future Climate Impact

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 20, 2019 (ENS) – A federal judge late Tuesday rejected the lease of certain public lands for fracking and ordered a halt to drilling on more than 300,000 acres in Wyoming until the Bureau of Land Management...

 

Goal of Top Spanish Soccer Team: Climate Neutrality

Goal of Top Spanish Soccer Team: Climate Neutrality

  SEVILLE, Spain, March 20, 2019 (ENS) – In an unprecedented move for a La Liga soccer club, Sevilla-based Real Betis Balompié has officially joined the Climate Neutral Now initiative of UN Climate Change. The club will take action...

 

Extinction Looms for World’s Smallest Porpoise

Extinction Looms for World’s Smallest Porpoise

  LA JOLLA, California, March 18, 2019 (ENS) – Only 10 vaquita porpoises likely remain in the world, marine mammal scientists reveal in a new report,  warning that the animal’s extinction is certain without bold, immediate action...

 

Student Climate Strikers: Don’t Burn Our Future

Student Climate Strikers: Don’t Burn Our Future

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 15, 2019 (ENS) – Millions of young people in 123 countries are skipping classes and staying out of school today on a strike for immediate government action to curb climate change before the planet becomes uninhabitable...

 

UN Environment Opens Fourth Assembly in Mourning

UN Environment Opens Fourth Assembly in Mourning

  NAIROBI, Kenya, March 11, 2019 (ENS) – The world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment opened in Nairobi today with a moment of silence for the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines ET302 accident, which happened...

 

Women Seek Equality, Balance on International Women’s Day

Women Seek Equality, Balance on International Women’s Day

  NEW YORK, New York, March 8, 2019 (ENS) – International Women’s Day (IWD) has two themes this year. The theme “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change,” addresses infrastructure, systems and frameworks constructed...

 

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...

 

ExxonMobil Fined $616,000 for Fire That Killed Two

ExxonMobil Fined $616,000 for Fire That Killed Two

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 6, 2019 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency have settled with ExxonMobil Oil Corporation to resolve federal Clean Air Act claims arising from a 2013 fire at the company’s...

 

Bone Dry in Summer, California Navigates Winter Floods

Bone Dry in Summer, California Navigates Winter Floods

  SACRAMENTO, California, February 28, 2019 (ENS) – As severe winter storms continue across California, Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an emergency proclamation for five counties: Amador, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino and Sonoma, to...

 

EU Invests €10 Billion in Lowering Carbon Dioxide

EU Invests €10 Billion in Lowering Carbon Dioxide

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, February 27, 2019 (ENS) – The European Commission Tuesday introduced The Innovation Fund, an investment program worth over €10 billion for low-carbon technologies in energy intensive industries. The program...

 

Hawaii Gov. Declares Disaster for Vital Oahu Highway

Hawaii Gov. Declares Disaster for Vital Oahu Highway

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, February 23, 2019 (ENS) – Governor David Ige has suspended many environmental laws in his disaster declaration for the Pali Highway, issued today. He is suspending: the state water code, soil and water conservation,...

 

Oil Palm Loggers Must Stop Cutting Near National Park

Oil Palm Loggers Must Stop Cutting Near National Park

  MULU, Sarawak, Malaysia, February 21, 2019 (ENS) – Sarawak Deputy State Assembly Speaker Datuk Gerawat Gala today gave official notice to the oil palm plantation giant Radiant Lagoon to immediately stop clearing the forests on the...

 

Australia Creates a Rainbow to Celebrate Diversity

Australia Creates a Rainbow to Celebrate Diversity

  CANBERRA, Australia, February 20, 2019 (ENS) – Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has lit up its Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder radio telescope as a rainbow for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2019. Six...

 

Amazon Invests $700M in Rivian Electric Trucks, SUVs

Amazon Invests $700M in Rivian Electric Trucks, SUVs

  PLYMOUTH, Michigan, February 15, 2019 (ENS) – There’s a new electric vehicle manufacturer in the United States and it’s about to roll out new electric trucks and SUVs with a big investment from Amazon. Rivian, based...

 
 
 
 

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