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Extinction Looms for World’s Smallest Porpoise

Extinction Looms for World’s Smallest Porpoise

  LA JOLLA, California, March 18, 2019 (ENS) – Only 10 vaquita porpoises likely remain in the world, marine mammal scientists reveal in a new report,  warning that the animal’s extinction is certain without bold, immediate action...

 

Student Climate Strikers: Don’t Burn Our Future

Student Climate Strikers: Don’t Burn Our Future

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 15, 2019 (ENS) – Millions of young people in 123 countries are skipping classes and staying out of school today on a strike for immediate government action to curb climate change before the planet becomes uninhabitable...

 

UN Environment Opens Fourth Assembly in Mourning

UN Environment Opens Fourth Assembly in Mourning

  NAIROBI, Kenya, March 11, 2019 (ENS) – The world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment opened in Nairobi today with a moment of silence for the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines ET302 accident, which happened...

 

Women Seek Equality, Balance on International Women’s Day

Women Seek Equality, Balance on International Women’s Day

  NEW YORK, New York, March 8, 2019 (ENS) – International Women’s Day (IWD) has two themes this year. The theme “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change,” addresses infrastructure, systems and frameworks constructed...

 

Indigenous Woman Attacked at Trudeau Climate Rally

Indigenous Woman Attacked at Trudeau Climate Rally

  TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, March 8, 2019 (ENS) – A young Indigenous woman protesting Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s environmental policies on Native land was assaulted by a Liberal supporter during the Prime Minister’s...

 

ExxonMobil Fined $616,000 for Fire That Killed Two

ExxonMobil Fined $616,000 for Fire That Killed Two

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 6, 2019 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency have settled with ExxonMobil Oil Corporation to resolve federal Clean Air Act claims arising from a 2013 fire at the company’s...

 

Bone Dry in Summer, California Navigates Winter Floods

Bone Dry in Summer, California Navigates Winter Floods

  SACRAMENTO, California, February 28, 2019 (ENS) – As severe winter storms continue across California, Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an emergency proclamation for five counties: Amador, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino and Sonoma, to...

 

EU Invests €10 Billion in Lowering Carbon Dioxide

EU Invests €10 Billion in Lowering Carbon Dioxide

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, February 27, 2019 (ENS) – The European Commission Tuesday introduced The Innovation Fund, an investment program worth over €10 billion for low-carbon technologies in energy intensive industries. The program...

 

Hawaii Gov. Declares Disaster for Vital Oahu Highway

Hawaii Gov. Declares Disaster for Vital Oahu Highway

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, February 23, 2019 (ENS) – Governor David Ige has suspended many environmental laws in his disaster declaration for the Pali Highway, issued today. He is suspending: the state water code, soil and water conservation,...

 

Oil Palm Loggers Must Stop Cutting Near National Park

Oil Palm Loggers Must Stop Cutting Near National Park

  MULU, Sarawak, Malaysia, February 21, 2019 (ENS) – Sarawak Deputy State Assembly Speaker Datuk Gerawat Gala today gave official notice to the oil palm plantation giant Radiant Lagoon to immediately stop clearing the forests on the...

 

Australia Creates a Rainbow to Celebrate Diversity

Australia Creates a Rainbow to Celebrate Diversity

  CANBERRA, Australia, February 20, 2019 (ENS) – Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has lit up its Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder radio telescope as a rainbow for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2019. Six...

 

Amazon Invests $700M in Rivian Electric Trucks, SUVs

Amazon Invests $700M in Rivian Electric Trucks, SUVs

  PLYMOUTH, Michigan, February 15, 2019 (ENS) – There’s a new electric vehicle manufacturer in the United States and it’s about to roll out new electric trucks and SUVs with a big investment from Amazon. Rivian, based...

 

Here Come the RoboBees: Autonomous Flying Microrobots

Here Come the RoboBees: Autonomous Flying Microrobots

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, February 19, 2019 (ENS) – Inspired by the biology of a bee, researchers at the Wyss Institute have developed RoboBees – constructed systems that can do tasks such as pollinating crops, going on search...

 

U.S. Pivots From Nuclear Reactor Fuel to Bomb Cores

U.S. Pivots From Nuclear Reactor Fuel to Bomb Cores

  COLUMBIA, South Carolina, February 14, 2019 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy, DOE, has secretly shipped a large amount of weapons-grade plutonium from the Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina to Nevada. Other than...

 

Sustainable Aviation Takes Off at ICAO Meeting

Sustainable Aviation Takes Off at ICAO Meeting

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, February 15, 2019 (ENS) – Measures to address aviation’s environmental impact globally were agreed at today’s meeting of the 250 experts on the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection, CAEP,...

 

Plasticizers Inhibit Fertility in Female Mice

Plasticizers Inhibit Fertility in Female Mice

  CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, February 7, 2019 (ENS) – A phthalate found in many plastic and personal care products may decrease fertility in female mice, new research has found. Phthalates are used as plasticizers, substances added to plastics...

 

Race to Protect 30 Percent of the Planet by 2030

Race to Protect 30 Percent of the Planet by 2030

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 6, 2019 (ENS) – A group of 13 conservation organizations with a combined presence on all eight continents have issued a joint statement, calling upon global decision makers to safeguard the Earth’s remaining...

 

2019 Super Bowl Most Sustainable Ever

2019 Super Bowl Most Sustainable Ever

  ATLANTA, Georgia, January 30, 2019 (ENS) – The City of Atlanta and the National Football League are proud of the sustainability that will be evident throughout this weekend’s 53rd Super Bowl contest between the New England...

 

Dangerous Deep Freeze Shuts Down Much of USA

Dangerous Deep Freeze Shuts Down Much of USA

  CHICAGO, Illinois, January 30, 2019 (ENS) – One of the coldest Arctic air masses in recent memory is pushing south into the Upper Midwest and spreading across much of the eastern two-thirds of the country. The bitter cold stretches...

 

Brazilian Mine Tailings Dam Breaks, Killing Dozens

Brazilian Mine Tailings Dam Breaks, Killing Dozens

  BRUMADINHO, Brazil, January 28, 2019 (ENS) – The confirmed death toll rose to 60 on Monday, with just over 300 people still listed as missing after a mining waste dam at Vale SA’s Corrego do Feijao mine collapsed on Friday....

 
 
 
 

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