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Governments, Firms, Grassroots All Act for Climate Health

Governments, Firms, Grassroots All Act for Climate Health

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2016 (ENS) – The historic Paris Climate Agreement signing ceremony at the United Nations on April 22 has given rise to this week’s Climate Action 2016 Summit, where global leaders from government, business...

 

Changing Faces at the United Nations

Changing Faces at the United Nations

  NEW YORK, New York, May 4, 2016 (ENS) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Erik Solheim of Norway as the new executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme,...

 

Paris Climate Pact Affirmed in UN Earth Day Ceremony

Paris Climate Pact Affirmed in UN Earth Day Ceremony

  NEW YORK, New York, April 22, 2016 (ENS) – As global leaders sign the Paris Agreement on climate change today at UN Headquarters, the head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction says they must go beyond their existing commitments...

 

Six Grassroots Leaders Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

Six Grassroots Leaders Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 18, 2016 (ENS) – “If we seek to achieve environmental justice we must first empower citizen participation and protect our natural resources,” said Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera, the 2016...

 

Earthquake Hits Ecuador, Kills More Than 272

Earthquake Hits Ecuador, Kills More Than 272

  QUITO, Ecuador, April 17, 2016 (ENS) – The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Saturday night off the west coast of northern Ecuador has killed at least 272 people, a death toll that will “certainly rise,” according...

 

CO2 Emissions Down as EU Drivers Buy Cleaner Cars

CO2 Emissions Down as EU Drivers Buy Cleaner Cars

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 14, 2016 (ENS) – New cars sold in the European Union are increasingly more fuel-efficient and beat the official CO2 emissions target handily, concludes the European Environment Agency (EEA) in a new report...

 

Coal Slide Pushes Peabody Energy Into Bankruptcy

Coal Slide Pushes Peabody Energy Into Bankruptcy

  ST. LOUIS, Missouri, April 13, 2016 (ENS) – The world’s largest private sector coal company, Peabody Energy, today filed for bankruptcy protection, citing “unprecedented” factors affecting the global coal industry. “Industry...

 

Ortho Bans Neonics, Bees Do Their Happy Dance

Ortho Bans Neonics, Bees Do Their Happy Dance

  MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 12, 2016 (ENS) – Insect control giant Ortho today said the company would immediately begin phasing out neonicotinoid-based pesticides for outdoor use because they are deadly to valuable pollinators such as...

 

UK Sushi Fraud Probe Finds 10 Percent Mislabeled

UK Sushi Fraud Probe Finds 10 Percent Mislabeled

  MANCHESTER, England, April 12, 2016 (ENS) – Critically endangered species of fish are being sold in UK sushi restaurants without accurate labeling, finds new research by scientists at three British universities. Overfished species...

 

Wild Tiger Numbers Up: First Time in 100 Years

Wild Tiger Numbers Up: First Time in 100 Years

  NEW DELHI, India, April 11, 2016 (ENS) – The number of tigers living in the wild has increased to 3,890 animals, the first uptick in the global wild tiger population in 100 years, World Wildlife Fund and the Global Tiger Forum announced...

 

U.S. Working Group Fights Toxic Algae

U.S. Working Group Fights Toxic Algae

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2016 (ENS) – In-depth scientific research and broad-based communications are both needed to get control of harmful algal blooms and low-oxygen conditions called hypoxia in U.S. waters, advises a new report...

 

Satellite Data Helps Detect Harmful Algal Blooms

Satellite Data Helps Detect Harmful Algal Blooms

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 9, 2016 (ENS) – Freshwater polluted by harmful algal blooms costs the United States at least $64 million every year, by government estimates. Now four federal agencies are collaborating on a $3.6 million research...

 

U.S. Tightens Rules for Captive Tiger Trade

U.S. Tightens Rules for Captive Tiger Trade

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 8, 2016 (ENS) – To strengthen tiger protection, the U.S. government has finalized a rule declaring that captive tigers of unknown genetic background or crosses between different subspecies of tigers, known...

 

Taiwan’s Endangered Pink Dolphins Attract U.S. Allies

Taiwan’s Endangered Pink Dolphins Attract U.S. Allies

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 7, 2016 (ENS) – U.S. conservation groups are petitioning the federal government to protect pink Taiwanese humpback dolphins under the Endangered Species Act to help prevent the extinction of a population that...

 

Heat Stress Killing Corals on Great Barrier Reef

Heat Stress Killing Corals on Great Barrier Reef

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, April 6, 2016 (ENS) – The most pristine section of the world largest coral reef is experiencing the worst mass bleaching event in history, scientists have determined during aerial and in-water...

 

Judge Approves Multi-Billion BP Oil Spill Settlement

Judge Approves Multi-Billion BP Oil Spill Settlement

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, April 4, 2016 (ENS) – A federal judge in New Orleans today set his stamp of approval on an $18.7 billion civil settlement in the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Fire boat...

 

New $35,000 Electric Tesla Draws 278,000 Reservations

New $35,000 Electric Tesla Draws 278,000 Reservations

  AUBURN, California, April 4, 2016 (ENS) – With US$1,000 or its equivalent in any currency, anyone can place a reservation for a new all-electric Tesla Model 3, priced at $35,000. But latecomers will have to wait in a long line. Showing...

 

India Continues Diesel Ban, Aims for 100% EVs by 2030

India Continues Diesel Ban, Aims for 100% EVs by 2030

  NEW DELHI, India, April 1, 2016 (ENS) – India’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the ban on the registration of vehicles powered by large diesel engines in the National Capital Region will continue until further notice. Concerned...

 

U.S., China to Sign Paris Climate Pact on Earth Day

U.S., China to Sign Paris Climate Pact on Earth Day

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 31, 2016 (ENS) – On April 22, Earth Day, the United States and China will both sign and join the global agreement to combat climate change, Paris Climate Agreement, on the first day it is open for signatures. On...

 

World First: Tire Recycling Yields Steel, Diesel, Carbon

World First: Tire Recycling Yields Steel, Diesel, Carbon

  PERTH, Western Australia, March 31, 2016 (ENS) – Tytec Recycling, a new company based in Perth, announced Wednesday that it would open the world’s first environmentally-friendly off the road tire recycling operation this year. The...

 
 
 
 

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