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Fresh Storms Could Reactivate Oroville Dam Crisis

Fresh Storms Could Reactivate Oroville Dam Crisis

  OROVILLE, California, February 19, 2017 (ENS) – The emergency at California’s Oroville Dam appears to be over for the moment, although during the next few days severe weather is expected to hit the area at the western edge...

 

Antarctic Ice Crack Closes British Research Station

Antarctic Ice Crack Closes British Research Station

  CAMBRIDGE, UK, February 19, 2016 (ENS) – The appearance of a large and growing crack in the ice shelf near the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI research station has prompted officials to close the base for the first time. Operational...

 

Senate Confirms EPA Foe Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Senate Confirms EPA Foe Pruitt as EPA Administrator

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2017 (ENS) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt today won Senate confirmation to head the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, the federal agency he has sued multiple times during the Obama administration...

 

‘Extreme Peril’ at California’s Lake Oroville Dam

‘Extreme Peril’ at California’s Lake Oroville Dam

  SACRAMENTO, California, February 13, 2017 (ENS) – More than 180,000 people near Lake Oroville in Butte County, California were evacuated from their homes Sunday as officials warned the auxiliary emergency spillway at Lake Oroville...

 

Renewables Dominate New U.S. Generating Capacity

Renewables Dominate New U.S. Generating Capacity

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 13, 2017 (ENS) – In 2016, for the second year in a row, the majority of new generating capacity installed in the United States came from renewable energy sources, according to the latest issue of the Federal...

 

300+ Pilot Whales Die in New Zealand Mass Stranding

300+ Pilot Whales Die in New Zealand Mass Stranding

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, February 12, 2017 (ENS) – Hundreds of pilot whales stranded and died on the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island this weekend; others in that group were refloated, but then hundreds more beached...

 

‘Extreme’ Chilean Wildfires Worst in Decades

‘Extreme’ Chilean Wildfires Worst in Decades

  SANTIAGO, Chile, February 6, 2017 (ENS) – In Chile’s worst fire disaster in 50 years, the South American country has lost over half a million hectares to more than 100 wildfires that first flared up in mid-January. The blazes...

 

Perfluorinated Chemicals Found in Fast Food Wrappers

Perfluorinated Chemicals Found in Fast Food Wrappers

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 5, 2017 (ENS) – The health hazards of perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, are well known to scientists, yet some fast food chains still use food wrappers, bags and boxes coated with these grease-resistant...

 

Reforesting Canada’s Oil Sands City

Reforesting Canada’s Oil Sands City

  EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, February 4, 2017 (ENS) – Tree Canada, a national tree planting charity, will invest more than C$1 million to restore forests destroyed by the Fort McMurray wildfires last year. Fort McMurray is located...

 

Republican Congress Scraps Stream Protection Rule

Republican Congress Scraps Stream Protection Rule

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 3, 2017 (ENS) – The Senate voted Thursday to send President Donald Trump a measure to kill the Interior Department’s Stream Protection Rule, a coal mining regulation finalized in December, just weeks...

 

Senate Environment Committee Waives Rules for Pruitt

Senate Environment Committee Waives Rules for Pruitt

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2017 (ENS) – For two days Senate Democrats have boycotted a planned committee vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, the attorney...

 

Wetlands Protected Worldwide to Reduce Disaster Risks

Wetlands Protected Worldwide to Reduce Disaster Risks

  GLAND, Switzerland, February 2, 2017 (ENS) – Ten new Wetlands of International Importance in five countries have been designated to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2017, observed every year on February 2. World Wetlands Day marks the...

 

Environmental Record of Trump’s Supreme Court Choice

Environmental Record of Trump’s Supreme Court Choice

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 1, 2017 (ENS) – Neil McGill Gorsuch, a judge who now sits on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado, is President Donald Trump’s nominee for the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court left...

 

Cuba Gets Electric Cars: Nissan Leafs Made in the USA

Cuba Gets Electric Cars: Nissan Leafs Made in the USA

  MIAMI, Florida, Febuary 1, 2017 (ENS) – A Miami-based automotive export company has received the first approval from the U.S. government to ship American-made electric cars to Cuba. Putting aside politics in favor of business, the...

 

U.S. Hunters Auction African Hunts for $$ to Lobby Trump

U.S. Hunters Auction African Hunts for $$ to Lobby Trump

  By Adam Cruise CAPE TOWN, South Africa, February 1, 2017 (ENS) – Safari Club International, America’s most powerful hunting lobby group, this week will auction the lives of 280 South African animals to raise funds to lobby the...

 

Trump’s Regulatory Order Jeopardizes Environment

Trump’s Regulatory Order Jeopardizes Environment

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2017 (ENS) – Framing it as a “prudent and financially responsible” measure, President Donald Trump today ordered federal agencies to repeal two existing regulations for every new regulation...

 

Senators Ask EPA Help for Carcinogen in Long Island Water

Senators Ask EPA Help for Carcinogen in Long Island Water

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, both New York Democrats, Friday called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to “prioritize and accelerate”...

 

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Erodes Louisiana Shoreline

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Erodes Louisiana Shoreline

  PASADENA, California, January 30, 2017 (ENS) – “Dramatic, widespread shoreline loss” is what government scientists call the pattern revealed in new NASA/U.S. Geological Survey annual maps of the Louisiana marshlands...

 

Ride-Sharing Firms Fight Trump’s Immigration Order

Ride-Sharing Firms Fight Trump’s Immigration Order

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2017 (ENS) – As protesters jammed airports across the country, the ride-sharing company Lyft announced Sunday that it will donate $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, in response to...

 

U.S. Scientists Resist Trump Team ‘Case By Case’ Review

U.S. Scientists Resist Trump Team ‘Case By Case’ Review

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 26, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other government scientists face Trump administration review on a “case by case basis” before they can publish or present their scientific...

 
 
 
 

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