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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...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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