• New World Heritage: China’s Bird Joy, Iran’s Ancient Forest
  • Global Operation Thunderball Grabs Wildlife Criminals
  • World’s Biggest Algae Bloom ‘Here to Stay’
  • Counterfeit Food and Drink Seized in Global Operation
  • Democratic Debaters Wrestle With Climate Change
  • Golden Asteroid Could Make Everyone on Earth Wealthy
  • Carbon-neutral Fuel Created from Sunlight and Air

New World Heritage: China’s Bird Joy, Iran’s Ancient Forest

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 13, 2019 (ENS) – The World Heritage Committee inscribed 29 new natural and cultural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during this year’s session, which took place in Baku from June 30 to July 10 under the chairmanship of Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture Abulfas Garayev.

Global Operation Thunderball Grabs Wildlife Criminals

LYON, France, July 12, 2019 (ENS) – A global joint customs and police operation all during the month of June seized large quantities of internationally protected plants and animals, from live big cats and primates to timber, and made hundreds of arrests of suspected smugglers worldwide.

World’s Biggest Algae Bloom ‘Here to Stay’

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 9, 2019 (ENS) – The largest bloom of macroalgae in the world, an unprecedented belt of brown algae, now stretches from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico – and it’s likely here to stay warn scientists at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg’s College of Marine Science.

Counterfeit Food and Drink Seized in Global Operation

LYON, France, July 1, 2019 (ENS) – More than US$117 million worth of potentially dangerous fake food and drink was seized and 672 individuals arrested worldwide in Interpol’s latest Operation Opson. Tampered expiry dates on cheese and chicken, controlled medicines added to drink products and meat stored in unsanitary conditions were some of the offenses discovered…

Democratic Debaters Wrestle With Climate Change

MIAMI, Florida, June 29, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change was on the formal presidential debate agenda for the first time as 20 Democratic presidential candidates with their hopes pinned to the 2020 election debated for the first time in back-to-back sessions Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami.

Golden Asteroid Could Make Everyone on Earth Wealthy

LONDON, UK, June 26, 2019 (ENS) – Whether it was the Big Bang, Midas or God himself, we don’t really need to unlock the mystery of the origins of gold when we’ve already identified an asteroid worth US$700 quintillion in precious heavy metals.

Carbon-neutral Fuel Created from Sunlight and Air

ZURICH, Switzerland, June 25, 2019 (ENS) – An innovative technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels from only sunlight and air has been developed by researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, known as ETH Zurich. For the first time anywhere in the world, scientists have demonstrated the entire thermochemical process chain…

 

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New World Heritage: China’s Bird Joy, Iran’s Ancient Forest

New World Heritage: China’s Bird Joy, Iran’s Ancient Forest

  BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 13, 2019 (ENS) – The World Heritage Committee inscribed 29 new natural and cultural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during this year’s session, which took place in Baku from June 30 to July 10...

 

Global Operation Thunderball Grabs Wildlife Criminals

Global Operation Thunderball Grabs Wildlife Criminals

  LYON, France, July 12, 2019 (ENS) – A global joint customs and police operation all during the month of June seized large quantities of internationally protected plants and animals, from live big cats and primates to timber, and...

 

World’s Biggest Algae Bloom ‘Here to Stay’

World’s Biggest Algae Bloom ‘Here to Stay’

  ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 9, 2019 (ENS) – The largest bloom of macroalgae in the world, an unprecedented belt of brown algae, now stretches from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico – and it’s likely here to stay warn...

 

Counterfeit Food and Drink Seized in Global Operation

Counterfeit Food and Drink Seized in Global Operation

  LYON, France, July 1, 2019 (ENS) – More than US$117 million worth of potentially dangerous fake food and drink was seized and 672 individuals arrested worldwide in Interpol’s latest Operation Opson. Tampered expiry dates on...

 

Democratic Debaters Wrestle With Climate Change

Democratic Debaters Wrestle With Climate Change

  MIAMI, Florida, June 29, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change was on the formal presidential debate agenda for the first time as 20 Democratic presidential candidates with their hopes pinned to the 2020 election debated for the first time...

 

Golden Asteroid Could Make Everyone on Earth Wealthy

Golden Asteroid Could Make Everyone on Earth Wealthy

  LONDON, UK, June 26, 2019 (ENS) – Whether it was the Big Bang, Midas or God himself, we don’t really need to unlock the mystery of the origins of gold when we’ve already identified an asteroid worth US$700 quintillion...

 

Carbon-neutral Fuel Created from Sunlight and Air

Carbon-neutral Fuel Created from Sunlight and Air

  ZURICH, Switzerland, June 25, 2019 (ENS) – An innovative technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels from only sunlight and air has been developed by researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, known...

 

Himalayan Glaciers’ Melt Doubled Since Year 2000

Himalayan Glaciers’ Melt Doubled Since Year 2000

  NEW YORK, New York, June 21, 2019 (ENS) – The melting of Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has accelerated sharply since the start of the 21st century, comprehensive new research shows. Climate change is eroding...

 

Trudeau Greenlights Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Trudeau Greenlights Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, June 18, 2019 (ENS) – Canada’s federal cabinet has approved the twinning of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline that will carry diluted bitumen from the oil sands near Edmonton, Alberta to Burnaby,...

 

Global Population to Hit 11 Billion by 2100, Then Slow

Global Population to Hit 11 Billion by 2100, Then Slow

  NEW YORK, New York, June 17, 2019 (ENS) – There will be roughly 9.7 billion people living on Earth by the year 2050, an increase of two billion over today’s population, finds a UN population report released today. India is predicted...

 

Cruise Ships Pollute Port City Air More Than Cars

Cruise Ships Pollute Port City Air More Than Cars

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 11, 2019 (ENS) – Cruise ships are choking Europe’s port cities, with the biggest cruise company, Carnival Corporation, emitting 10 times more sulphur oxides (SOx) than all of Europe’s 260 million cars,...

 

Public Lands Critic to Oversee Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Public Lands Critic to Oversee Fish, Wildlife and Parks

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 11, 2019 (ENS) – The Secretary of the Interior keeps illegally shuffling political officials into jobs requiring Senate confirmation, according to a legal complaint filed today by the nonprofit Public Employees...

 

Canada to Ban Throw-Away Plastics by 2021

Canada to Ban Throw-Away Plastics by 2021

  MONT-SAINT-HILAIRE, Quebec, Canada, June 10, 2019 (ENS) – Canada intends to ban “harmful” single-use plastics as early as 2021 and hold companies responsible for plastic waste, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced...

 

Nano Villain Blamed for Oil Pipeline Corrosion

Nano Villain Blamed for Oil Pipeline Corrosion

  ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, June 7, 2019 (ENS) – A form of nanoscale corrosion is responsible for unpredictable breaks in the steel pipelines that carry oil, decreasing their working life, new research has found. Steel pipes that carry...

 

World Environment Day: Clean Air to Stabilize Climate

World Environment Day: Clean Air to Stabilize Climate

  NEW YORK, New York, June 6, 2019 (ENS) – “It is time to act decisively. My message to governments is clear: tax pollution; end fossil fuel subsidies; and stop building new coal plants. We need a green economy, not a grey economy,”...

 

US Fertilizer Plants Emit 100 Times the Methane Reported

US Fertilizer Plants Emit 100 Times the Methane Reported

  ITHACA, New York, June 6, 2019 (ENS) – Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from the ammonia fertilizer industry have been greatly underestimated, finds new research from Cornell University and the nonprofit Environmental...

 

Court Blocks Controversial Oregon Grazing Permits

Court Blocks Controversial Oregon Grazing Permits

  PORTLAND, Oregon, June 4, 2019 (ENS) – A federal judge in Oregon today granted conservation groups’ motion to block livestock from using public lands allotments near the town of Burns in central Oregon during the month of June. The...

 

Powering Jet Planes With Plastic Waste

Powering Jet Planes With Plastic Waste

  RICHLAND, Washington, June 4, 2019 (ENS) – Scientists have found a way to turn daily-use plastic waste products into jet fuel. In a method described in a new paper in the journal “Applied Energy,” a research group led...

 

British Columbia Bans Sale of Gas-powered Cars by 2040

British Columbia Bans Sale of Gas-powered Cars by 2040

  VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada, June 1, 2019 (ENS) – In a move aimed at removing a major source of air pollution and climate change, the provincial government has put British Columbia on a path to require the sale of all new...

 

Governments Cue Hydrogen for Global Clean Energy Role

Governments Cue Hydrogen for Global Clean Energy Role

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, June 1, 2019 (ENS) – Hydrogen is on the move. At the Clean Energy Ministerial meeting Friday in Vancouver, governments announced a new international hydrogen partnership under the leadership...

 
 
 
 

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