• ‘Angry Waters’ of Florence Aggravate Flood Risk
  • Global Climate Action Summit Strives to Stoke Ambition
  • Worldwide Cancer Burden Growing Year by Year
  • Zinke Cedes Federal Wildlife Protection to the States
  • California Passes 100 Percent Clean Electricity Bill
  • Strong Hurricane Florence Targets U.S. Atlantic Coast
  • Tree Sitters Protest Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline

‘Angry Waters’ of Florence Aggravate Flood Risk

RALEIGH, North Carolina, September 17, 2018 (ENS) – The worst of Hurricane Florence’s historic rainfall will pass out of the Carolinas today, but devastating flash flooding and river flooding can prolong the disaster for another two weeks, weather forecasters warn.

Global Climate Action Summit Strives to Stoke Ambition

SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 14, 2018 (ENS) – In closing remarks at the Global Climate Action Summit, California Governor Jerry Brown today announced that the State of California is joining with San Francisco-based Earth imaging company Planet Labs to develop and launch a satellite to track climate change-causing pollutants and help reduce these destructive emissions.

Worldwide Cancer Burden Growing Year by Year

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 12, 2018 (ENS) – The global cancer burden is estimated to have risen to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths in 2018, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, IARC, which today released the latest estimates in a new report.

Zinke Cedes Federal Wildlife Protection to the States

WASHINGTON, DC, September 11, 2018 (ENS) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has handed federal wildlife protection powers over to the state governments. On Monday, Zinke announced a “commitment to defer” to state hunting and fishing practices on all lands over which the Department of the Interior has had responsibility.

California Passes 100 Percent Clean Electricity Bill

SACRAMENTO, California, September 10, 2018 (ENS) – Putting his stamp of approval on California’s global climate leadership, Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 100, which sets a 100 percent clean electricity goal for the state. The governor also issued an executive order establishing a new target to achieve carbon neutrality – both by 2045.

Strong Hurricane Florence Targets U.S. Atlantic Coast

MIAMI, Florida, September 10, 2018 (ENS) – September has brought a surge in storm activity to the previously quiet Atlantic Basin. Currently, three hurricanes – Florence, Isaac, and Helene  – are swirling between the west coast of Africa and the east coast of the United States. 

Tree Sitters Protest Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline

ELLISTON, Virginia, September 5, 2018 (ENS) – Early Wednesday morning, two new tree sits were erected in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Montgomery County, Virginia. These blockades are intended to protect trees on the pipeline easement that have not been cleared, and are located within five miles of a site where the pipeline is proposed to cross the Roanoke River.

 

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‘Angry Waters’ of Florence Aggravate Flood Risk

‘Angry Waters’ of Florence Aggravate Flood Risk

  RALEIGH, North Carolina, September 17, 2018 (ENS) – The worst of Hurricane Florence’s historic rainfall will pass out of the Carolinas today, but devastating flash flooding and river flooding can prolong the disaster for another...

 

Global Climate Action Summit Strives to Stoke Ambition

Global Climate Action Summit Strives to Stoke Ambition

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 14, 2018 (ENS) – In closing remarks at the Global Climate Action Summit, California Governor Jerry Brown today announced that the State of California is joining with San Francisco-based Earth...

 

Worldwide Cancer Burden Growing Year by Year

Worldwide Cancer Burden Growing Year by Year

  GENEVA, Switzerland, September 12, 2018 (ENS) – The global cancer burden is estimated to have risen to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths in 2018, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, IARC, which...

 

Zinke Cedes Federal Wildlife Protection to the States

Zinke Cedes Federal Wildlife Protection to the States

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 11, 2018 (ENS) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has handed federal wildlife protection powers over to the state governments. On Monday, Zinke announced a “commitment to defer” to state hunting...

 

California Passes 100 Percent Clean Electricity Bill

California Passes 100 Percent Clean Electricity Bill

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 10, 2018 (ENS) – Putting his stamp of approval on California’s global climate leadership, Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 100, which sets a 100 percent clean electricity goal for...

 

Strong Hurricane Florence Targets U.S. Atlantic Coast

Strong Hurricane Florence Targets U.S. Atlantic Coast

  MIAMI, Florida, September 10, 2018 (ENS) – September has brought a surge in storm activity to the previously quiet Atlantic Basin. Currently, three hurricanes – Florence, Isaac, and Helene  – are swirling between the...

 

Tree Sitters Protest Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline

Tree Sitters Protest Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline

  ELLISTON, Virginia, September 5, 2018 (ENS) – Early Wednesday morning, two new tree sits were erected in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Montgomery County, Virginia. These blockades are intended to protect trees on the...

 

Talks Open for Paris Climate Agreement Implementation

Talks Open for Paris Climate Agreement Implementation

  BANGKOK, Thailand, September 4, 2018 (ENS) – As severe and record heatwaves, bushfires, droughts, floods and hurricanes rampage across the world, governments are meeting in Bangkok to prepare the implementation guidelines of the...

 

U.S. Judge Halts Grizzly Bear Hunting for Two Weeks

U.S. Judge Halts Grizzly Bear Hunting for Two Weeks

  MISSOULA, Montana, August 31, 2018 (ENS) – A federal judge Thursday granted a temporary restraining order stopping Wyoming and Idaho’s planned grizzly hunt that was set to start September 1. The order grants the bears a reprieve...

 

California Blocks Trump’s Oil Drilling Off State Coast

California Blocks Trump’s Oil Drilling Off State Coast

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 28, 2018 (ENS) – California is using its control over the last three miles between the Pacific Ocean and the shore to thwart President Donald Trump’s plans to open the Pacific Outer Continental...

 

Kroger to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags by 2025

Kroger to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags by 2025

  CINCINNATI, Ohio, August 27, 2018 (ENS) – The Kroger Co. will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across its family of more than 2,770 retail food stores by 2025, the grocery giant announced on Thursday. Seattle-based...

 

Dangerous Hurricane Lane Smashes Hawaiian Islands

Dangerous Hurricane Lane Smashes Hawaiian Islands

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, August 24, 2018 (ENS) – Hurricane Lane is swirling across the Pacific Ocean as a major Category 3 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles an hour. The National Weather Service is predicting dangerous storm...

 

L.A. Transit to Screen Riders for Weapons, Explosives

L.A. Transit to Screen Riders for Weapons, Explosives

  LOS ANGELES, California, August 22, 2018 (ENS) – Body scanners to detect weapons and explosives that could cause a mass-casualty event will be the new normal on the Los Angeles subway system shortly, as L.A. becomes the first U.S....

 

Earthquakes Shake Indonesia to the Core

Earthquakes Shake Indonesia to the Core

  JAKARTA, Indonesia, August 21, 2018 (ENS) – Indonesia’s Lombok island, a popular holiday location that is home to 3.3 million people, was hit by two new quakes on Sunday, part of a series of quakes that started July 29. A...

 

Trump Hands States Control Over Coal-Fired Power Plants

Trump Hands States Control Over Coal-Fired Power Plants

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 21, 2018 (ENS) – Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency today proposed a new rule to govern greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants across the country. Instead of one national...

 

South Africa Licenses Leopard Hunting

South Africa Licenses Leopard Hunting

  By Janine Avery PRETORIA, South Africa, August 17, 2018 (ENS) – South Africa has opened hunting season on leopards after two years of grace. The Department of Environmental Affairs has given permission to shoot two leopards in KwaZulu...

 

EU Countries Seek to Escape Air Pollution Limits

EU Countries Seek to Escape Air Pollution Limits

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 15, 2018 (ENS) – After exceeding their legal national air pollution limits, 11 EU Member States have asked the European Commission to raise their emission ceilings. Green groups, such as members of the...

 

Monsanto Must Pay $289 Million to Roundup Cancer Victim

Monsanto Must Pay $289 Million to Roundup Cancer Victim

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, August 15, 2018 (ENS) – A San Francisco jury has found Monsanto liable for causing a school groundskeeper’s cancer through his exposure to the Monsanto product Roundup and ordered the agricultural giant...

 

Mosquito ‘Danger Days’ Multiply as Climate Warms

Mosquito ‘Danger Days’ Multiply as Climate Warms

  PRINCETON, New Jersey, August 14, 2018 (ENS) – Sicknesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the United States, with just over 642,600 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016. Nine new germs spread...

 

Water Scarcity Solutions on Tap

Water Scarcity Solutions on Tap

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 13, 2018 (ENS) – “We have a water crisis, which is based on increasing population, urbanization and climate disruption. And there’s unsustainable use of our water,” said Argonne National Laboratory researcher...

 
 
 

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