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Building The World’s Largest Solar Project

Building The World’s Largest Solar Project

  NEW YORK, New York, March 28, 2018 (ENS) – Saudi Arabia wants to pour US$200 billion into solar to build the world’s largest solar project. The Saudi sovereign wealth fund and SoftBank Group Corp. of Japan jointly announced...

 

Pipeline Fight Reaches Canada’s Highest Court

Pipeline Fight Reaches Canada’s Highest Court

  BURNABY, British Columbia, Canada, March 27, 2108 (ENS) – The City of Burnaby is taking its battle with Texas-based energy giant Kinder Morgan to the Supreme Court of Canada in an apparent attempt to halt a pipeline expansion that...

 

Eye Candy to Inspire Earth-Loving Audiences

Eye Candy to Inspire Earth-Loving Audiences

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 26, 2018 (ENS) – During the past 10 days, March 15-25, the annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital has been a continual feast for the eyes and minds of anyone who cares about the environment...

 

Driverless Car Kills Arizona Pedestrian

Driverless Car Kills Arizona Pedestrian

  TEMPE, Arizona, March 19, 2018 (ENS) – An Uber self-driving car struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe on Sunday night, according to police and media reports. This is the first known pedestrian death involving a self-driving car,...

 

New Kind of Insurance Protects Coral Reefs at Risk

New Kind of Insurance Protects Coral Reefs at Risk

  CANCUN-PLAYA del CARMEN, Mexico, March 19, 2018 (ENS) – A new type of insurance to protect coral reefs introduced at the 2018 World Ocean Summit in Mexico earlier this month has raised hope once again for the survival of coral reefs...

 

Mosquito & Tick-borne Viruses Thrive on Climate Change

Mosquito & Tick-borne Viruses Thrive on Climate Change

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 19, 2018 (ENS) – Enabled by climate change, international travel and international trade, disease-bearing insects are spreading to ever-wider parts of the world. They have existed in Africa and Asia for...

 

Russian Hackers Target U.S. Power, Water Facilities

Russian Hackers Target U.S. Power, Water Facilities

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2018 (ENS) – Russian government hackers have been targeting U.S. government entities as well as organizations in the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors...

 

Solar Power Brightens Gaza’s Business Prospects

Solar Power Brightens Gaza’s Business Prospects

  GAZA, State of Palestine, March 15, 2018 (ENS) – In Gaza, the territory between Egypt and Israel, power blackouts often last up to 16 hours a day. But help is on the way in the form of a US$12 million rooftop solar power array for...

 

Legal East Asian Markets Are Gutting Africa’s Wildlife

Legal East Asian Markets Are Gutting Africa’s Wildlife

  By Don Pinnock CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 15, 2018 (ENS) – Quite apart from the decimation of illegal poaching, legal export to Asian markets is tearing the wild heart out of Africa. Each year thousands of tonnes of live animals,...

 

Climate Change Is Increasing Avalanche Risk

Climate Change Is Increasing Avalanche Risk

  GENEVA, Switzerland, March 14, 2018 (ENS) – The impacts of climate change can be drastic in mountainous regions, where the rise in temperatures is above average, affecting both glacierized landscapes and water resources, finds a...

 

Dangerous Toy Alerts Reported Across Europe

Dangerous Toy Alerts Reported Across Europe

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 14, 2018 (ENS) – Toys and motor vehicles top the list of dangerous non-food products reported to the European Union’s Rapid Alert System, according to the European Commission’s newly released...

 

Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Teen Delinquency

Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Teen Delinquency

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 13, 2018 (ENS) – Two Harvard researchers who examined the racial ecology of lead exposure as a form of environmental inequity have concluded that lead exposure in childhood is linked to antisocial...

 

UNCW Grad Fires Up Oil From Ocean Plastics

UNCW Grad Fires Up Oil From Ocean Plastics

By Sunny Lewis WILMINGTON, North Carolina, March 12, 2018 (EcologyPrime.com News) – Hidden, floating just beneath the surface of the oceans, are trillions of plastic fragments that once were useful objects made from petroleum –...

 

U.S. Youth Plaintiffs Win Right to Climate Trial

U.S. Youth Plaintiffs Win Right to Climate Trial

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 9, 2018 (ENS) – Youth plaintiffs from across the country have won the right to have their landmark climate lawsuit against the federal government heard by a U.S. District Court. Writing for a unanimous...

 

The Most Important Organism?

The Most Important Organism?

Phytoplankton are microscopic ocean plants that form the base of ocean ecosystems; they are so abundant that they are visible from space. Here, average chlorophyll from 1998 through 2006 is shown in green and indicates areas of high biological...

 

Ford Chooses Miami for Self-Driving Car Hub

Ford Chooses Miami for Self-Driving Car Hub

  MIAMI, Florida, March 5, 2018 (ENS) – Ford plans to have a fleet of autonomous cars in commercial operation by 2021. The automaker has spent years researching and developing self-driving technology, and now, Sherif Marakby, Ford...

 

Ride Sharing Begins to Replace Rapid Transit in USA

Ride Sharing Begins to Replace Rapid Transit in USA

  ARLINGTON, Texas, February 23, 2018 (ENS) – Public transit officials in cities across the United States are trying to find ways for ride sharing to complement existing public transit options or those in the development pipeline,...

 

New Parks: Peru, Ecuador Safeguard Pristine Rainforest

New Parks: Peru, Ecuador Safeguard Pristine Rainforest

  LIMA, Peru, February 22, 2018 (ENS) – Peru and Ecuador each marked the start of the year 2018 by creating national parks to protect undeveloped parts of the Amazon rainforest as yet unspoiled by illegal logging and mining. Peru’s...

 

U.S. Mayors Oppose EPA Repeal of Clean Power Plan

U.S. Mayors Oppose EPA Repeal of Clean Power Plan

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 21, 2018 (ENS) – In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, 236 mayors from 47 states and territories expressed their strong opposition to efforts by the Trump administration and EPA Administrator...

 

CITES Ignores Illegal Import of Wild Elephants by China

CITES Ignores Illegal Import of Wild Elephants by China

  By Adam Cruise HARARE, Zimbabwe, February 20, 2018 (ENS) – In the last two years, China has imported more than 80 live Asian elephants from across its border in Laos and almost 100 juvenile African elephants from Zimbabwe. They...

 
 
 

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