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California Blocks Trump’s Oil Drilling Off State Coast

California Blocks Trump’s Oil Drilling Off State Coast

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 28, 2018 (ENS) – California is using its control over the last three miles between the Pacific Ocean and the shore to thwart President Donald Trump’s plans to open the Pacific Outer Continental...

 

Kroger to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags by 2025

Kroger to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags by 2025

  CINCINNATI, Ohio, August 27, 2018 (ENS) – The Kroger Co. will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across its family of more than 2,770 retail food stores by 2025, the grocery giant announced on Thursday. Seattle-based...

 

Dangerous Hurricane Lane Smashes Hawaiian Islands

Dangerous Hurricane Lane Smashes Hawaiian Islands

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, August 24, 2018 (ENS) – Hurricane Lane is swirling across the Pacific Ocean as a major Category 3 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles an hour. The National Weather Service is predicting dangerous storm...

 

L.A. Transit to Screen Riders for Weapons, Explosives

L.A. Transit to Screen Riders for Weapons, Explosives

  LOS ANGELES, California, August 22, 2018 (ENS) – Body scanners to detect weapons and explosives that could cause a mass-casualty event will be the new normal on the Los Angeles subway system shortly, as L.A. becomes the first U.S....

 

Earthquakes Shake Indonesia to the Core

Earthquakes Shake Indonesia to the Core

  JAKARTA, Indonesia, August 21, 2018 (ENS) – Indonesia’s Lombok island, a popular holiday location that is home to 3.3 million people, was hit by two new quakes on Sunday, part of a series of quakes that started July 29. A...

 

Trump Hands States Control Over Coal-Fired Power Plants

Trump Hands States Control Over Coal-Fired Power Plants

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 21, 2018 (ENS) – Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency today proposed a new rule to govern greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants across the country. Instead of one national...

 

South Africa Licenses Leopard Hunting

South Africa Licenses Leopard Hunting

  By Janine Avery PRETORIA, South Africa, August 17, 2018 (ENS) – South Africa has opened hunting season on leopards after two years of grace. The Department of Environmental Affairs has given permission to shoot two leopards in KwaZulu...

 

EU Countries Seek to Escape Air Pollution Limits

EU Countries Seek to Escape Air Pollution Limits

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 15, 2018 (ENS) – After exceeding their legal national air pollution limits, 11 EU Member States have asked the European Commission to raise their emission ceilings. Green groups, such as members of the...

 

Monsanto Must Pay $289 Million to Roundup Cancer Victim

Monsanto Must Pay $289 Million to Roundup Cancer Victim

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, August 15, 2018 (ENS) – A San Francisco jury has found Monsanto liable for causing a school groundskeeper’s cancer through his exposure to the Monsanto product Roundup and ordered the agricultural giant...

 

Mosquito ‘Danger Days’ Multiply as Climate Warms

Mosquito ‘Danger Days’ Multiply as Climate Warms

  PRINCETON, New Jersey, August 14, 2018 (ENS) – Sicknesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the United States, with just over 642,600 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016. Nine new germs spread...

 

Water Scarcity Solutions on Tap

Water Scarcity Solutions on Tap

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 13, 2018 (ENS) – “We have a water crisis, which is based on increasing population, urbanization and climate disruption. And there’s unsustainable use of our water,” said Argonne National Laboratory researcher...

 

New Zealand Rejects Plastic Shopping Bags

New Zealand Rejects Plastic Shopping Bags

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, August 11, 2018 (ENS) – New Zealand will phase out single-use plastic shopping bags over the next year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced Friday. “We’re...

 

California Ablaze Despite Firefighters’ Best Efforts

California Ablaze Despite Firefighters’ Best Efforts

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 11, 2018 (ENS) – California Governor Jerry Brown has issued an emergency proclamation for Lake, Mendocino and Napa counties due to the effects of the River, Ranch and Steele fires, which have destroyed...

 

Fires Sweep Europe: Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean

Fires Sweep Europe: Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 6, 2018 (ENS) – With Europe in the grip of a heatwave and with little rain to ease the drought, sunburned ground and dry vegetation are succumbing to fire. Fires have now broken out as far north as the...

 

Trump Ends Ban on Pesticides, GMOs on Wildlife Refuges

Trump Ends Ban on Pesticides, GMOs on Wildlife Refuges

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2018 (ENS) – The Trump administration’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reversing a 2014 ban on the use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides and genetically modified crops that trigger greater pesticide...

 

California’s Carr Fire Claims Seventh Life

California’s Carr Fire Claims Seventh Life

  REDDING, California, August 5, 2018 (ENS) – The Carr Fire, one of the most destructive wildfires in California history, has claimed another life – bringing the death toll since July 23 to seven. A Pacific Gas and Electric...

 

Trump Would Freeze U.S. Fuel Economy Standards

Trump Would Freeze U.S. Fuel Economy Standards

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2018 (ENS) – The Trump administration proposed Thursday to freeze national automobile fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for model year 2021-2026 passenger cars and light trucks. Opponents,...

 

Big Banks Boost Climate Funding By 20 Percent

Big Banks Boost Climate Funding By 20 Percent

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 2, 2018 (ENS) – The world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) increased their climate financing to a seven-year high of $35.2 billion in 2017, up more than 20 percent from the year before. The...

 

Chevron Defeated in Ecuador’s Constitutional Court

Chevron Defeated in Ecuador’s Constitutional Court

  QUITO, Ecuador, July 31, 2018 (ENS) – In a benchmark pollution case, Ecuador’s Constitutional Court has rejected Chevron’s final appeal of a $9.5 billion pollution judgment that found the company deliberately dumped billions...

 

Deadly Redding Fire Claims Three More Lives

Deadly Redding Fire Claims Three More Lives

  SACRAMENTO, California, July 28, 2018 (ENS) – President Donald Trump and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, have granted California’s request for a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to...

 
 
 

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