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U.S. Creates Atlantic Deep-Sea Coral Protection Zone

U.S. Creates Atlantic Deep-Sea Coral Protection Zone

  GLOUCESTER, Massachusetts, December 19, 2016 (ENS) – Working together, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council have designated a large offshore area in the Mid-Atlantic...

 

Trump Picks Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to Head Interior

Trump Picks Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to Head Interior

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2016 (ENS) – President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Montana’s sole Congressman Republican Ryan Zinke as his Secretary of the Interior. If confirmed by the Senate, he would manage U.S. natural...

 

U.S. To Review Oil-by-Rail Flammability Risk

U.S. To Review Oil-by-Rail Flammability Risk

  NEW YORK , New York, December 13, 2016 (ENS) – The federal government will take action on a petition by the state of New York seeking to close a loophole that currently allows highly flammable crude oil to be shipped by rail through...

 

Deadly Indonesian Earthquake Displaces Thousands

Deadly Indonesian Earthquake Displaces Thousands

  JAKARTA, Indonesia, December 12, 2016 (ENS) – While most people were asleep, a shallow earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck Indonesia’s Aceh Province in Northwest Sumatra at 5:03 am local time on December 7, leaving more than 100...

 

Brazil Vows to Restore Degraded Land

Brazil Vows to Restore Degraded Land

  CANCUN, Mexico, December 11, 2016 (ENS) – In a move that aligns the interests of conservationists, farmers and ranchers, Brazil’s Ministries of Agriculture and the Environment have pledged to jointly restore and promote sustainable...

 

Giraffes Now Listed as ‘Vulnerable’ to Extinction

Giraffes Now Listed as ‘Vulnerable’ to Extinction

  CANCUN, Mexico, December 11, 2016 (ENS) – Driven by habitat loss, civil unrest and illegal hunting, the global giraffe population has fallen by 40 percent over the last 30 years, and the species has been listed as Vulnerable on...

 

Sea Ice at Both Poles Hits Record Lows

Sea Ice at Both Poles Hits Record Lows

  BOULDER, Colorado, December 10, 2016 (ENS) – Unusually high air temperatures over the Arctic Ocean, persistent winds from the south, and a warm ocean have resulted in a record low Arctic sea ice extent for November, say scientists...

 

U.S. Mayors to Trump: Help Us Keep Cool

U.S. Mayors to Trump: Help Us Keep Cool

  MEXICO CITY, Mexico, December 9, 2016 (ENS) – Mayors from cities across the United States are urging president-elect Donald Trump to recognize the “real and urgent threat that climate change poses to the world’s cities,”...

 

African Countries Ban Dirty Diesel Imports from Europe

African Countries Ban Dirty Diesel Imports from Europe

  ABUJA, Nigeria, December 8, 2016 (ENS) – Five more West African countries have agreed to ban the import of Europe’s dirty high-sulfur diesel fuel, a move that will slash vehicle emissions and help an estimated 250 million...

 

EPA Enemy, Climate Denier Pruitt Chosen to Head EPA

EPA Enemy, Climate Denier Pruitt Chosen to Head EPA

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 8, 2016 (ENS) – Oklahoma Attorney General and climate denier E. Scott Pruitt is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. The announcement of Pruitt’s...

 

Mexico Safeguards Vast Stretches of Coast, Deep Ocean

Mexico Safeguards Vast Stretches of Coast, Deep Ocean

  CANCUN, Mexico, December 5, 2016 (ENS) – Much of Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Baja coast and deep ocean are to become protected areas, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Monday at the opening of the 13th Conference of the...

 

Trump Urged to Undo Obama’s National Monuments

Trump Urged to Undo Obama’s National Monuments

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2016 (ENS) – Obama Administration critics are urging President-elect Donald Trump to test the limits of presidential executive power by revoking national monuments established by President Barack Obama....

 

U.S. Army Denies Dakota Access Pipeline Permit

U.S. Army Denies Dakota Access Pipeline Permit

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 4, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army’s assistant secretary...

 

Australia Invests in Both Big Solar and Big Coal

Australia Invests in Both Big Solar and Big Coal

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, December 4, 2016 (ENS) – To accelerate Australia’s rollout of big solar, the first funding agreement from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, ARENA, was signed Friday. The new agreement...

 

Coral Die-Off Devastates Great Barrier Reef

Coral Die-Off Devastates Great Barrier Reef

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, December 1, 2016 (ENS) – Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The worst affected area, a 700 km (435 mile) stretch in the northern...

 

Hot Chernobyl Reactor Enclosed in New Safe Confinement

Hot Chernobyl Reactor Enclosed in New Safe Confinement

  KIEV, Ukraine, November 30, 2016 (ENS) – Thirty years after the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, the radioactive remains of the power plant’s destroyed No.4 reactor have been safely enclosed following one of the world’s most ambitious...

 

Army to Evict Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

Army to Evict Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

  CANNONBALL, North Dakota, November 28, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has sent a letter informing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe that on December 5, it will “close” all lands north of the Cannonball River,...

 

1st Global Sustainable Transport Meeting Finds Consensus

1st Global Sustainable Transport Meeting Finds Consensus

  ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, November 28, 2016 (ENS) – The first-ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference concluded Sunday in the Central Asian country of Turkmenistan with sustainable transport welded into the United Nations global...

 

Green Nominee Stein Funds Vote Recount in Three States

Green Nominee Stein Funds Vote Recount in Three States

  MADISON, Wisconsin, November 25, 2016 (ENS) – The Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein says she met her crowd sourced fundraising goal early Thursday to pay for manual recounts of the vote in three key battleground states...

 

Double Jeopardy: Hurricane, Quake Hit Central America

Double Jeopardy: Hurricane, Quake Hit Central America

  MANAGUA, Nicaragua, November 26, 2016 (ENS) – Thousands of people living along Nicaragua’s coastal areas were forced to evacuate after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake jolted El Salvador and Nicaragua, just an hour after a powerful...

 
 
 
 

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