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Senate Environment Committee Waives Rules for Pruitt

Senate Environment Committee Waives Rules for Pruitt

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2017 (ENS) – For two days Senate Democrats have boycotted a planned committee vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, the attorney...

 

Wetlands Protected Worldwide to Reduce Disaster Risks

Wetlands Protected Worldwide to Reduce Disaster Risks

  GLAND, Switzerland, February 2, 2017 (ENS) – Ten new Wetlands of International Importance in five countries have been designated to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2017, observed every year on February 2. World Wetlands Day marks the...

 

Environmental Record of Trump’s Supreme Court Choice

Environmental Record of Trump’s Supreme Court Choice

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 1, 2017 (ENS) – Neil McGill Gorsuch, a judge who now sits on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado, is President Donald Trump’s nominee for the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court left...

 

Cuba Gets Electric Cars: Nissan Leafs Made in the USA

Cuba Gets Electric Cars: Nissan Leafs Made in the USA

  MIAMI, Florida, Febuary 1, 2017 (ENS) – A Miami-based automotive export company has received the first approval from the U.S. government to ship American-made electric cars to Cuba. Putting aside politics in favor of business, the...

 

U.S. Hunters Auction African Hunts for $$ to Lobby Trump

U.S. Hunters Auction African Hunts for $$ to Lobby Trump

  By Adam Cruise CAPE TOWN, South Africa, February 1, 2017 (ENS) – Safari Club International, America’s most powerful hunting lobby group, this week will auction the lives of 280 South African animals to raise funds to lobby the...

 

Trump’s Regulatory Order Jeopardizes Environment

Trump’s Regulatory Order Jeopardizes Environment

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2017 (ENS) – Framing it as a “prudent and financially responsible” measure, President Donald Trump today ordered federal agencies to repeal two existing regulations for every new regulation...

 

Senators Ask EPA Help for Carcinogen in Long Island Water

Senators Ask EPA Help for Carcinogen in Long Island Water

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, both New York Democrats, Friday called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to “prioritize and accelerate”...

 

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Erodes Louisiana Shoreline

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Erodes Louisiana Shoreline

  PASADENA, California, January 30, 2017 (ENS) – “Dramatic, widespread shoreline loss” is what government scientists call the pattern revealed in new NASA/U.S. Geological Survey annual maps of the Louisiana marshlands...

 

Ride-Sharing Firms Fight Trump’s Immigration Order

Ride-Sharing Firms Fight Trump’s Immigration Order

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2017 (ENS) – As protesters jammed airports across the country, the ride-sharing company Lyft announced Sunday that it will donate $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, in response to...

 

U.S. Scientists Resist Trump Team ‘Case By Case’ Review

U.S. Scientists Resist Trump Team ‘Case By Case’ Review

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 26, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other government scientists face Trump administration review on a “case by case basis” before they can publish or present their scientific...

 

Latin America, Caribbean Aim to End Hunger by 2025

Latin America, Caribbean Aim to End Hunger by 2025

  PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, January 25, 2017 (ENS) – Latin America and the Caribbean could be the first developing region to completely eradicate hunger if its governments further strengthen their implementation of a new food...

 

California Utilities Seek $1 Billion for EV Charging

California Utilities Seek $1 Billion for EV Charging

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 25, 2017 (ENS) – Three big California energy companies have filed multi-million dollar plans with the California Public Utilities Commission to develop the electric vehicle infrastructure needed...

 

EU Plans to Halve Marine Litter, Food Waste by 2030

EU Plans to Halve Marine Litter, Food Waste by 2030

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 25, 2017 (ENS) – The amount of marine litter polluting European waters would be halved by 2030 under new waste management proposals agreed Tuesday by the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment,...

 

President Trump Silences Federal Employees

President Trump Silences Federal Employees

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2017 (ENS) – The Trump administration has imposed new restrictions on social media use and communication with press and legislators at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Agriculture,...

 

Unilever Pledges 100% Reusable, Recyclable Packaging

Unilever Pledges 100% Reusable, Recyclable Packaging

  LONDON, UK, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – Anglo-Dutch multinational consumer goods giant Unilever has committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, and the company called...

 

Trump Revives Keystone XL, Dakota Access Oil Pipelines

Trump Revives Keystone XL, Dakota Access Oil Pipelines

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump today reopened negotiations for construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, reversing the actions of his predecessor, President Barack Obama, and...

 

Abandoned Uranium Mines on Navajo Nation to Be Cleaned

Abandoned Uranium Mines on Navajo Nation to Be Cleaned

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – In one of the last actions of the Obama administration’s Justice Department, the United States and the Navajo Nation entered into a settlement agreement with two affiliated subsidiaries...

 

Obama Nixes Lead Ammo on National Wildlife Refuges

Obama Nixes Lead Ammo on National Wildlife Refuges

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – On the last full day of the Obama administration, January 19, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an order phasing out the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle on national wildlife...

 

Trump Resistance Movement Builds on Millions of Marchers

Trump Resistance Movement Builds on Millions of Marchers

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – More than one million people took part in women’s marches in Washington, DC, New York and dozens of other cities across the country Saturday on President Donald Trump’s first...

 

Iran’s President Test Drives Iran’s First Electric Car

Iran’s President Test Drives Iran’s First Electric Car

  TEHRAN, Iran, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – Iran’s first electric car and two electric motorbikes manufactured by Iranian companies were unveiled in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani last week at the presidential complex...

 
 
 
 

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