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West Antarctic Glaciers Unstable, Melting Into the Sea

West Antarctic Glaciers Unstable, Melting Into the Sea

  LEEDS, England, UK, May 16, 2019 (ENS) – The warming of ocean waters over the 25 years between 1992 and 2017 have caused the glacier ice in West Antarctica to thin so rapidly that 24 percent of the region’s ancient ice is...

 

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good

  BOSTON, Massachusetts, May 15, 2019 – Yum! Brands, the parent company of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, today was named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by “Corporate Responsibility Magazine”...

 

Intense Early Season Fires Burn Across Europe

Intense Early Season Fires Burn Across Europe

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 15, 2019 (ENS) – From Norway to Spain, from the United Kingdom to Romania, the number and severity of wildfires burning at the start of this year have risen sharply from that of previous decades, according...

 

Earth’s Most Famous Glaciers Could Melt Away by 2100

Earth’s Most Famous Glaciers Could Melt Away by 2100

  GLAND, Switzerland, May 10, 2019 (ENS) – Glaciers are forecast to vanish from almost half of all UNESCO World Heritage sites if business-as-usual greenhouse gas emissions continue, finds the first global study of World Heritage...

 

Humans Threaten One Million Species With Extinction

Humans Threaten One Million Species With Extinction

  PARIS, France, May 6, 2019 (ENS) – Nearly one million species are at risk of becoming extinct within decades, and current efforts to conserve the Earth’s resources will likely fail without “radical action,” a United...

 

California Agencies Partner to Advance Carbon Farming

California Agencies Partner to Advance Carbon Farming

  SACRAMENTO, California, May 4, 2019 (ENS) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture, CDFA, and the California Air Resources Board, CARB, have formed a public-private initiative to advance climate-smart agriculture and...

 

Beto O’Rourke’s $5 Trillion Climate Crisis Plan

Beto O’Rourke’s $5 Trillion Climate Crisis Plan

  YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California, April 29, 2019 (ENS) – Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke today proposed a climate change action plan that would mobilize $5 trillion over 10 years, require net-zero emissions...

 

Earth Day 2019 Marked By Climate Concerns

Earth Day 2019 Marked By Climate Concerns

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2019 (ENS) – “Our magnificent planet is always ready for its close-up,” says the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA. Today, on Earth Day, April 22, NASA wants you to share...

 

New York City Ends Reliance on Plastic Tableware

New York City Ends Reliance on Plastic Tableware

  NEW YORK, New York, April 15, 2019 – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order today that will end the direct city purchase of unnecessary single-use plastics in favor of compostable or recyclable alternatives. New...

 

U.S. States Fight Trump Revision of Clean Water Rule

U.S. States Fight Trump Revision of Clean Water Rule

  SACRAMENTO, California, April 15, 2019 (ENS) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a multistate letter urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw a proposed rule...

 

Smartphone Test Detects Arsenic-Contaminated Water

Smartphone Test Detects Arsenic-Contaminated Water

  EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 15, 2019 (ENS) – A smartphone device developed at the University of Edinburgh could help millions of people avoid arsenic-tainted drinking water. Water contamination by heavy metals is a worldwide health...

 

Curry Spices Ease Air Pollution Breathing Problems

Curry Spices Ease Air Pollution Breathing Problems

  OSAKA, Japan, April 14, 2019 (ENS) – Spices often used in curry can counteract respiratory problems caused by fine particle pollution in the air, finds a joint study by Japanese curry roux maker House Foods Corp. and a professor...

 

Climate Change Disrupts Recovery of Great Barrier Reef

Climate Change Disrupts Recovery of Great Barrier Reef

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, April 13, 2019 (ENS) – The damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef by the warming climate has compromised the capacity of its corals to recover, finds new research published earlier this month...

 

Seeing the Unseeable: First Image of a Black Hole

Seeing the Unseeable: First Image of a Black Hole

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 11, 2019 (ENS) – An international team of scientists has for the first time captured an image of a black hole. Revealed Wednesday by researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope, the image shows a bright ring...

 

Trump’s Choice to Head Interior Divides Washington

Trump’s Choice to Head Interior Divides Washington

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 9, 2019 (ENS) – David Longly Bernhardt is an attorney, government administrator, and former lobbyist for the oil and water industries who serves as Acting United States Secretary of the Interior. He is fighting...

 

Whales to Be Freed From Russian Whale Jail This Summer

Whales to Be Freed From Russian Whale Jail This Summer

  NAKHODKA, Russia, April 9, 2019 (ENS) – Officials in Russia have agreed to free almost 100 whales held in cramped sea pens in the Russian Far East for nearly a year after being caught for sale to foreign aquariums, especially in...

 

Japan Restricts Its Whalers to Japanese Waters

Japan Restricts Its Whalers to Japanese Waters

  TOKYO, Japan, April 7, 2019 (ENS) – Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga, issued a written statement in the last week of 2018 announcing the government’s decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission,...

 

Yankees Play Ball With UN Sports for Climate Action

Yankees Play Ball With UN Sports for Climate Action

  NEW YORK, New York, April 4, 2019 (ENS) – The New York Yankees baseball team has chosen to play for a sustainable future by signing the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework. The Yankees are the first major North American sports...

 

Environmental Activist Elected President of Slovakia

Environmental Activist Elected President of Slovakia

  EUGENE, Oregon, March 31, 2019 (ENS) – In what environmental lawyers in Eugene are calling “a stunning upset,” activist public interest attorney and Goldman Prize winner Zuzana Caputova has been elected President of...

 

Oregon Governor Signs Offshore Drilling Ban into Law

Oregon Governor Signs Offshore Drilling Ban into Law

  SALEM, Oregon, March 27, 2019 (ENS) – Oregon Governor Kate Brown, a Democrat, today signed a bill into law that creates a new line of defense against offshore oil and gas drilling that could undermine the coast’s thriving tourism,...

 
 
 
 

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