• Canada Gas Pipeline Protests Yield Rail Shutdown, Arrests
  • Out-of-State Emissions Cause Half Air Pollution Deaths
  • Virus Deaths Top 1,000 As China Goes Back to Work
  • Runways Underwater: Rising Seas Threaten 80 Airports
  • Green v Black: Greenpeace Protests BlackRock’s Coal Funding
  • Trump’s Far-Reaching Rollbacks of Environmental Rules
  • Coronavirus Declared Worldwide Public Health Emergency

Canada Gas Pipeline Protests Yield Rail Shutdown, Arrests

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, February 14, 2020 (ENS) – Forty indigenous land and water protectors and non-indigenous activists were arrested in British Columbia and across Canada on Monday, while they were protesting a multibillion-dollar natural gas pipeline that would run through the unceded tribal lands of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation in British Columbia.

Out-of-State Emissions Cause Half Air Pollution Deaths

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, February 13, 2020 (ENS) – More than half of all early deaths in the United States due to poor air quality are a result of emissions originating outside of the state in which those deaths occur, report researchers with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT.

Virus Deaths Top 1,000 As China Goes Back to Work

BEIJING, China, February 10, 2020 (ENS) – Chinese authorities are “carefully balancing” efforts to control the novel coronavirus epidemic and minimize its impact on the economy as millions of people headed back to work today after an extended holiday.

Runways Underwater: Rising Seas Threaten 80 Airports

WASHINGTON, DC, February 8, 2020 (ENS) – At least 80 airports around the world could be underwater if climate change causes sea levels to rise just one meter (39 inches), which scientists at the United Nations’ expert climate panel predict is likely to occur by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced.

Green v Black: Greenpeace Protests BlackRock’s Coal Funding

FRANKFURT, Germany, February 4, 2020 (ENS) – Greenpeace Germany supporters protested at global investment firm BlackRock’s German headquarters Monday, to tell the firm to stop investing in coal and financing climate change as the majority shareholder of Siemens, a telecommunications provider for the Adani coal mine in Australia.

Trump’s Far-Reaching Rollbacks of Environmental Rules

NEW YORK, New York, February 3, 2020 (ENS) – New York State Attorney General Letitia James, leading a coalition of 15 state attorneys general and the City of Philadelphia, is suing the Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, for gutting safeguards for those exposed to dangerous chemical accidents.

Coronavirus Declared Worldwide Public Health Emergency

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 31, 2020 (ENS) – The Director-General of the World Health Organization, WHO, has declared that the outbreak of the novel Wuhan coronavirus 2019-nCoV constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, PHEIC.

 

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Canada Gas Pipeline Protests Yield Rail Shutdown, Arrests

Canada Gas Pipeline Protests Yield Rail Shutdown, Arrests

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, February 14, 2020 (ENS) – Forty indigenous land and water protectors and non-indigenous activists were arrested in British Columbia and across Canada on Monday, while they were protesting a multibillion-dollar...

 

Out-of-State Emissions Cause Half Air Pollution Deaths

Out-of-State Emissions Cause Half Air Pollution Deaths

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, February 13, 2020 (ENS) – More than half of all early deaths in the United States due to poor air quality are a result of emissions originating outside of the state in which those deaths occur, report researchers...

 

Virus Deaths Top 1,000 As China Goes Back to Work

Virus Deaths Top 1,000 As China Goes Back to Work

  BEIJING, China, February 10, 2020 (ENS) – Chinese authorities are “carefully balancing” efforts to control the novel coronavirus epidemic and minimize its impact on the economy as millions of people headed back to work...

 

Runways Underwater: Rising Seas Threaten 80 Airports

Runways Underwater: Rising Seas Threaten 80 Airports

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 8, 2020 (ENS) – At least 80 airports around the world could be underwater if climate change causes sea levels to rise just one meter (39 inches), which scientists at the United Nations’ expert climate...

 

Green v Black: Greenpeace Protests BlackRock’s Coal Funding

Green v Black: Greenpeace Protests BlackRock’s Coal Funding

  FRANKFURT, Germany, February 4, 2020 (ENS) – Greenpeace Germany supporters protested at global investment firm BlackRock’s German headquarters Monday, to tell the firm to stop investing in coal and financing climate change as...

 

Trump’s Far-Reaching Rollbacks of Environmental Rules

Trump’s Far-Reaching Rollbacks of Environmental Rules

  NEW YORK, New York, February 3, 2020 (ENS) – New York State Attorney General Letitia James, leading a coalition of 15 state attorneys general and the City of Philadelphia, is suing the Trump Administration’s Environmental...

 

Coronavirus Declared Worldwide Public Health Emergency

Coronavirus Declared Worldwide Public Health Emergency

  GENEVA, Switzerland, January 31, 2020 (ENS) – The Director-General of the World Health Organization, WHO, has declared that the outbreak of the novel Wuhan coronavirus 2019-nCoV constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International...

 

WHO, China Leaders Plan Battle Against Wuhan Virus

WHO, China Leaders Plan Battle Against Wuhan Virus

  BEIJING, China, January 29, 2020 (ENS) – Director-General of the World Health Organization, WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, met Tuesday with China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing. They shared the latest information on the...

 

Walnuts Slow Cognitive Decline in At-risk Elderly

Walnuts Slow Cognitive Decline in At-risk Elderly

  LOMA LINDA, California, January 28, 2020 (ENS) – Eating walnuts may help slow cognitive decline in at-risk groups of elderly people, according to a study conducted by researchers in California and Spain. Walnuts contain omega-3...

 

Wuhan CoronaVirus Spreading, More Than 80 Have Died

Wuhan CoronaVirus Spreading, More Than 80 Have Died

  WUHAN, China, January 27, 2020 (ENS) – A new strain of coronavirus is worrying doctors at the World Health Organization, WHO, and medical officials around the world. Doctors call it 2019-nCoV, but it’s more commonly known...

 

The Twin Threats Facing Big Oil

The Twin Threats Facing Big Oil

  By Nick Cunningham LONDON, UK, January 25, 2020 (ENS) – The global oil and gas industry is facing the twin threats of the loss of profitability and the loss of social acceptability as the climate crisis continues to worsen. The...

 

Trump, Thunberg Clash at World Economic Forum

Trump, Thunberg Clash at World Economic Forum

  DAVOS, Switzerland, January 21, 2020 (ENS) – After a year of floods and droughts, when wildfires devastated Australia and the Amazon, and Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year,...

 

U.S. Youth Lose Court Climate Ruling, Vow to Fight On

U.S. Youth Lose Court Climate Ruling, Vow to Fight On

  EUGENE, Oregon, January 21, 2020 (ENS) – A divided three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has “reluctantly” concluded that the youth plaintiffs’ case in Juliana v. United States must be made to Congress,...

 

World Economic Forum 2020 Aims for Sustainability

World Economic Forum 2020 Aims for Sustainability

  DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland, January 12, 2020 (ENS) – This year’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum will call on corporations to raise their ambitions for climate action under the theme Stakeholders for a Cohesive...

 

Thousands Flee Erupting Volcano Near Manila

Thousands Flee Erupting Volcano Near Manila

  MANILA, Philippines, January 12, 2020 (ENS) – Mount Taal, a volcano 40 miles south of Manila on the island of Luzon, blew rocks, ash, and steam more than six miles into the air Sunday. People living within 14 kilometers (8.6 miles)...

 

Earthquakes Plunge Puerto Rico Into Darkness

Earthquakes Plunge Puerto Rico Into Darkness

  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, January 10, 2020 (ENS) – A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico early Tuesday, killing at least one person and leaving several others injured in the southern part of the Caribbean island, according...

 

Climate, Logging Menace Madagascar’s Unique Ecology

Climate, Logging Menace Madagascar’s Unique Ecology

  NEW YORK, New York, January 2, 2020 (ENS) – Left unchecked, the combined effects of deforestation and human-induced climate change could eliminate Madagascar’s entire eastern rainforest habitat by 2070, impacting thousands...

 

Children, Hope of the World, At Risk

Children, Hope of the World, At Risk

  NEW YORK, New York, December 31, 2019 (ENS) – Young people are his greatest source of hope, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the world today in his New Year’s message. “From climate action to gender equality...

 

Deadly Australian Bushfires Linked to Climate Change

Deadly Australian Bushfires Linked to Climate Change

  SYDNEY, Australia, December 23, 2019 (ENS) – As hundreds of climate change-fueled bushfires blaze across Australia, Sydney and New South Wales north coast residents continue to suffer from toxic air quality as a result of fires...

 

Weak COP25 Outcome Disappoints Despite Achievements

Weak COP25 Outcome Disappoints Despite Achievements

  MADRID, Spain, December 16, 2019 (ENS) – Climate negotiations lasting 16 days failed to find common ground on international carbon trading rules, one of the important issues at the UN’s COP25 climate summit in Madrid, which...

 
 
 
 

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