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New Partnerships Shield Vulnerable Small Island States

New Partnerships Shield Vulnerable Small Island States

  By Suzanne Maxx NEW YORK, New York, July 19, 2016 (ENS) – United Nations Headquarters was bustling with activity on Monday, full beyond capacity as island dwellers from around the world gathered for the Multi-Stakeholder Partnership...

 

UNESCO Protects Natural Areas of World Heritage Value

UNESCO Protects Natural Areas of World Heritage Value

  ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 18, 2016 (ENS) – The World Heritage Committee has inscribed nine new natural, or mixed natural and cultural, sites on the List of World Heritage: one transnational site – in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and...

 

Democrats’ Platform Eco-Friendly, Republicans’ Not

Democrats’ Platform Eco-Friendly, Republicans’ Not

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 14, 2016 (ENS) – The Democratic and Republican platform planks on the environment, energy and climate change couldn’t be more different. The Democrats appear to be fully engaged in protection and restoration,...

 

Dams, Logging, Poaching Threaten World Heritage

Dams, Logging, Poaching Threaten World Heritage

  ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 12, 2016 (ENS) – Of all the world’s unique natural areas threatened by logging, poaching, dam development and gillnet fishing, the International Union for Conservation of Nature is advising the UNESCO...

 

Chile’s Capital Wins 2017 Sustainable Transport Award

Chile’s Capital Wins 2017 Sustainable Transport Award

  SANTIAGO, Chile, July 13, 2016 (ENS) – Chile’s capital city, Santiago, has just been awarded the honor of hosting Mobilize 2017, the new annual Sustainable Transport Summit put on by the New York-based multinational Institute...

 

29 African Nations Urge EU to Halt Elephant Slaughter

29 African Nations Urge EU to Halt Elephant Slaughter

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 4, 2016 (ENS) – In 25 years there may not be a single elephant remaining in Africa if current rates of killing continue. As the EU member States meet today to discuss their position on whether to ban the...

 

Antarctic Ozone Layer Begins to Heal

Antarctic Ozone Layer Begins to Heal

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, July 2, 2016 (ENS) – New research has identified clear signs that the gaping hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close and could close permanently by mid-century. Scientists at the Massachusetts...

 

Canadian Court Kills Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

Canadian Court Kills Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, July 1, 2016 (ENS) – Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal Thursday overturned the permits for Enbridge’s controversial Northern Gateway Pipelines project after the court found that the government...

 

North American Leaders Pledge Green Mobility Future

North American Leaders Pledge Green Mobility Future

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, June 30, 2016 (ENS) – The leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico met at the North American Leaders Summit Wednesday where they set an historic goal – to generate 50 percent clean power across...

 

‘Defeat Device’ Settlement Costs VW Billions

‘Defeat Device’ Settlement Costs VW Billions

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 30, 2016 (ENS) – In two related settlements, one with the United States and the State of California, and one with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, German automaker Volkswagen AG and related companies have...

 

TransCanada Asks $15 Billion for Keystone XL Rejection

TransCanada Asks $15 Billion for Keystone XL Rejection

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 28, 2016 (ENS) – This weekend, TransCanada moved forward with a lawsuit against the United States under the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, seeking US$15 billion in damages due to President Barack...

 

Wood Pulp Waste Converted to Stable, Blendable Biocrude

Wood Pulp Waste Converted to Stable, Blendable Biocrude

  SYDNEY, Australia, June 22, 2016 (ENS) – Scientists with the Australian start-up Licella have devised a way to use biomass waste from the papermaking process to make a new petroleum substitute – biocrude oil – that has...

 

Maersk Slammed for Sidestepping EU Ship Recycling Law

Maersk Slammed for Sidestepping EU Ship Recycling Law

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 11, 2016 (ENS) – Indian and international environmental groups are taking Danish container ship giant Maersk to task for its statement that the company is considering flagging its end-of-life vessels out of Danish...

 

Hundreds of Cities Commit to Emissions Limits

Hundreds of Cities Commit to Emissions Limits

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 9, 2016 (ENS) – Cities today host more than half of the Earth’s human beings and account for about 70 percent of global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Now, 228 cities around the world...

 

Congress Strengthens U.S. Chemical Safety Law

Congress Strengthens U.S. Chemical Safety Law

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 8, 2016 (ENS) – By unanimous consent, the U.S. Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would update federal chemical safety protections for the first time in four decades. The measure gives the Environmental Protection...

 

Land Use Challenges Taiwan’s First Female President

Land Use Challenges Taiwan’s First Female President

  By Shuchen Chang TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 6, 2016 (ENS) – Taiwan’s first female president, Tsai Ing-wen, has pledged to develop a program that will integrate national land-use planning, regional development and environmental sustainability....

 

UNEP-INTERPOL Report: Environmental Crime on the Rise

UNEP-INTERPOL Report: Environmental Crime on the Rise

  NAIROBI, Kenya, June 5, 2016 (ENS) – “More than one quarter of the world’s elephant population has been killed in a decade,” according to the International Police, INTERPOL, and the United Nations Environment Programme,...

 

World Environment Day Targets Wildlife Crime

World Environment Day Targets Wildlife Crime

  NEW YORK, New York, June 5, 2016 (ENS) – The first international accord to end illegal fishing went into effect today in celebration of World Environment Day. The pact is now legally binding for the 29 countries and the European...

 

Canada, U.S. Warn of Eight Chemicals in Great Lakes

Canada, U.S. Warn of Eight Chemicals in Great Lakes

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, May 31, 2016 – Canada and the United States have identified eight substances in the water of the Great Lakes as chemicals of mutual concern under the Canada-U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. These...

 

Northern Great Barrier Reef Loses 35% of Its Corals

Northern Great Barrier Reef Loses 35% of Its Corals

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, May 31, 2016 (ENS) – One-third of the corals in the northern and central parts of the Great Barrier Reef are bleached out and dying due to climate change, according to Australian researchers. The...

 
 
 
 

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