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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...

 

Silica-Silver Plastic Film Kills Coronavirus on Contact

Silica-Silver Plastic Film Kills Coronavirus on Contact

  SAO PAULO, Brazil, February 13, 2021 (ENS) – A plastic film that can deactivate 99.99 percent of the virus that causes COVID-19 in 15 minutes has been released by an international team of companies and universities from Brazil and...

 

Biden Lifts Emergency on U.S.-Mexico Border, Stops Wall

Biden Lifts Emergency on U.S.-Mexico Border, Stops Wall

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 11, 2021 (ENS) – A national emergency no longer exists at the U.S. southern border with Mexico; it has been terminated after nearly two years. On Wednesday, President Joe Biden issued a proclamation that...

 

Youth Climate Case Headed for U.S. Supreme Court

Youth Climate Case Headed for U.S. Supreme Court

  EUGENE, Oregon, February 10, 2021 (ENS) – The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, without explanation, today denied the request of 21 young people to have a full panel of the court hear their climate case against the U.S. Government. “We...

 

Dreams During Pandemic Reveal Fear, Mental Suffering

Dreams During Pandemic Reveal Fear, Mental Suffering

  SAO PAULO, Brazil, February 10, 2021 (ENS) – Amid the isolation imposed by COVID-19, the brain resorts to dreams in an effort to metabolize the intense emotions experienced during the day and assimilate experiences that favor survival...

 

Paradise Closing: Oil Drilling Begins in Okavango Delta

Paradise Closing: Oil Drilling Begins in Okavango Delta

  WINDHOEK, Namibia, February 1, 2021 (ENS) – The fate of one of Africa’s most valuable ecosystems will depend on results from wells being drilled deep into the bedrock beneath the Kalahari Desert of northern Namibia and Botswana...

 

Seaweed-Loving Crabs Help Restore Caribbean Corals

Seaweed-Loving Crabs Help Restore Caribbean Corals

  MIAMI, Florida, January 28, 2021 (ENS) – With the dangers of climate change increasing at a rapid rate, Caribbean coral reefs are in decline, overcome by seaweed. Now scientists think that they have found a solution for the infested...

 

Emergency or Not? Peoples’ Climate Vote Polls 1.2 Million

Emergency or Not? Peoples’ Climate Vote Polls 1.2 Million

  NEW YORK, New York, January 27, 2021 (ENS) – “Urgent climate action has broad support amongst people around the globe, across nationalities, age, gender and education levels,” declared United Nations Development Programme...

 

World Leaders Reach for Climate Adaptation Strategies

World Leaders Reach for Climate Adaptation Strategies

  THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, January 26, 2021 (ENS) – As Earth’s climate heats up, a new international coalition is forming to tackle the impacts of global climate change, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday. Johnson...

 

Teens Press Climate Cases in Courts Across the World

Teens Press Climate Cases in Courts Across the World

  EUGENE, Oregon, January 25, 2021 (ENS) – Climate change is worsening by the year, threatening to make the planet unliveable for people now in their teens and early twenties. Because government actions are often at the root of climate...

 

Living Near Trees Prevents Blood Vessel Damage

Living Near Trees Prevents Blood Vessel Damage

  ROCKVILLE, Maryland, January 21, 2021 (ENS) – Living near an abundance of green plants and trees can offset the negative effects of air pollution on blood vessel health, according to a first-of-its-kind study published ahead of...

 

NOAA Triples Gulf of Mexico Marine Sanctuary Area

NOAA Triples Gulf of Mexico Marine Sanctuary Area

  GALVESTON, Texas, January 22, 2021 (ENS) – One of the last acts of the outgoing Trump administration was taken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, which has tripled the area protected by the Flower Garden...

 

‘Reset Earth’ Animated Film, Game Aims to Inspire Gen Z

‘Reset Earth’ Animated Film, Game Aims to Inspire Gen Z

  NAIROBI, Kenya, January 21, 2021 (ENS) – The United Nations Ozone Secretariat is about the last place a Gen Zer might look for a fun new mobile game, but that’s about to change on Sunday, January 24, World Education Day, when...

 

President Joe Biden Protects Environment on Day One

President Joe Biden Protects Environment on Day One

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 20, 2021 (ENS) – “A cry for survival comes from the planet itself, a cry that can’t be any more desperate or any more clear,” President Joe Biden declared today in his Inaugural Address...

 
 
 
 

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