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Rockefeller Family Fund to Divest ExxonMobil Holdings

Rockefeller Family Fund to Divest ExxonMobil Holdings

  NEW YORK, New York, March 30, 2106 (ENS) – The Rockefeller Family Fund expressed today its intent to divest from its investments in fossil fuels. At the same time, the Fund blamed the largest U.S. petroleum company, ExxonMobil,...

 

Toxic Chemical Still in Can Linings of Popular Foods

Toxic Chemical Still in Can Linings of Popular Foods

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 30, 2016 (ENS) – A new report from six health and environmental groups finds 67 percent of nearly 200 food cans from dozens of brands and retailers tested positive for Bisphenol A, a hormone-disrupting chemical...

 

UN: Water, Forests and Jobs All Interdependent

UN: Water, Forests and Jobs All Interdependent

  ROME, Italy, March 22, 2016 (ENS) – Nearly half of the world’s workers are employed in water-related sectors, while at the same time, the water security of eight out of 10 people is under threat, the United Nations said today,...

 

Earth Hour 2016: Lights Off to ‘Change Climate Change’

Earth Hour 2016: Lights Off to ‘Change Climate Change’

  SINGAPORE, March 18, 2016 (ENS) – On Saturday, March 19 at 20:30 local time, hundreds of millions around the world will turn off the lights for Earth Hour to give the planet a rest from burning fossil fuels and demonstrate their...

 

Obama Halts Atlantic Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing

Obama Halts Atlantic Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 17, 2016 (ENS) – The Obama Administration is withdrawing the middle and southern Atlantic seaboard from its next five-year offshore oil and gas leasing plan after objections from the Pentagon and from coastal...

 

New Tyrannosaurus Species Discovered in Uzbekistan

New Tyrannosaurus Species Discovered in Uzbekistan

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2016 (ENS) – A newly discovered species of dinosaur, named Timurlengia euotica, lived about 90 million years ago and fills a 20 million-year gap in the fossil record of tyrannosaurs, finds new research...

 

Transport Leaders Vow to Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking

Transport Leaders Vow to Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking

  LONDON, UK, March 15, 2016 (ENS) – Leaders of the global transportation industry today signed a new declaration pledging to fight wildlife trafficking by disrupting the transport routes being exploited by organized criminals to...

 

Malawi Torches Tonnes of Contraband Ivory

Malawi Torches Tonnes of Contraband Ivory

  By Charles Mkoka MZUZU, Malawi, March 15, 2016 (ENS) – Malawian authorities burned 2.6 tonnes of ivory to ashes at a ceremony Monday at Mzuzu Nature Sanctuary in the northern region. This high profile event was witnessed by police,...

 

U.S., Canada Forge Climate, Energy, Arctic Partnership

U.S., Canada Forge Climate, Energy, Arctic Partnership

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2016 (ENS) – On the occasion of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first state visit to Washington, he and President Barack Obama Thursday issued a lengthy and detailed statement of joint cooperation...

 

Fukushima Ecosystem Still Poisoned Five Years Later

Fukushima Ecosystem Still Poisoned Five Years Later

  TOKYO, Japan, March 11, 2016 (ENS) – “The environmental impacts of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster will last decades to centuries, due to man-made, long-lived radioactive elements are absorbed into the living tissues...

 

Sustainability Central to International Women’s Day

Sustainability Central to International Women’s Day

  NEW YORK, New York, March 9, 2016 (ENS) – International Women’s Day is officially celebrated every year on March 8, but this year, so much is happening that the day has expanded to a week-long series of events throughout the...

 

Anti-dam Activists Call for Justice in Cáceres Killing

Anti-dam Activists Call for Justice in Cáceres Killing

  MIRI, Sarawak, Malaysia, March 8, 2016 (ENS) – Indigenous leaders fighting against dams worldwide have issued a joint call for a prompt, thorough and independent investigation into the death of indigenous leader Berta Cáceres of...

 

Planet Earth in Carbon Budget Squeeze

Planet Earth in Carbon Budget Squeeze

  LAXENBURG, Austria, March 4, 2016 (ENS) – Humanity must hold itself to a strict carbon budget – emitting even less greenhouse gases than earlier estimated – if we want to keep planetary warming to less than 2°Celsius...

 

Goldman Prize Winner Murdered in Honduras

Goldman Prize Winner Murdered in Honduras

SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 3, 2016 (ENS) – A indigenous Lenca woman who was honored with a 2015 Goldman Prize last year for her fight against a destructive dam, was killed by gunmen last night in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras. Berta...

 

Youth Forum for People and Wildlife Spans 25 Countries

Youth Forum for People and Wildlife Spans 25 Countries

  YARMOUTH PORT, Massachusetts, March 3, 2016 (ENS) – Today, on World Wildlife Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, announced that 34 young leaders in conservation and animal welfare from around the world have been selected...

 

U.S. Plastics Industry Pursues Zero Net Waste

U.S. Plastics Industry Pursues Zero Net Waste

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 2, 2016 (ENS) – The Plastics Industry Trade Association Monday launched the Zero Net Waste program, a tool for members to use to evaluate waste reduction opportunities and maximize landfill diversion. The ZNW...

 

DiCaprio Uses Oscar Speech to Urge Climate Action

DiCaprio Uses Oscar Speech to Urge Climate Action

  HOLLYWOOD, California, February 29, 2016 (ENS) – Leonardo DiCaprio won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama last night for his role as frontiersman Hugh Glass in “The Revenant.” The star used his acceptance...

 

20th Century Sea Level Rise Quickest in 2800 Years

20th Century Sea Level Rise Quickest in 2800 Years

  RUTGERS, New Jersey, February 26, 2016 (ENS) – Global sea level rose faster in the 20th century than in any of the 27 previous centuries, finds new research led by Rutgers University. Without global warming, global sea level would...

 

FASTer When Fueled With Formic Acid

FASTer When Fueled With Formic Acid

  EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, February 25, 2016 (ENS) – Team FAST, a new team of Dutch students at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), is taking the first steps toward making the world’s first car powered by formic acid. The...

 

Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Permanently Sealed

Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Permanently Sealed

  LOS ANGELES, California, February 22, 2016 (ENS) – A gas well that had been leaking methane at the Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon storage facility for nearly four months has been permanently sealed and taken...

 
 
 
 

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