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Rockefeller Family Fund to Divest ExxonMobil Holdings

NEW YORK, New York, March 30, 2106 (ENS) – The Rockefeller Family Fund expressed today its intent to divest from its investments in fossil fuels. At the same time, the Fund blamed the largest U.S. petroleum company, ExxonMobil, for “morally reprehensible conduct.” […]


Toxic Chemical Still in Can Linings of Popular Foods

WASHINGTON, DC, March 30, 2016 (ENS) – A new report from six health and environmental groups finds 67 percent of nearly 200 food cans from dozens of brands and retailers tested positive for Bisphenol A, a hormone-disrupter linked to increased risk of breast and prostate cancers, infertility and diabetes. […]

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UN: Water, Forests and Jobs All Interdependent

ROME, Italy, March 22, 2016 (ENS) – Nearly half of the world’s workers are employed in water-related sectors, while at the same time, the water security of eight out of 10 people is under threat, the United Nations said today, highlighting the links between water, forests and jobs. […]


Earth Hour 2016: Lights Off to ‘Change Climate Change’

SINGAPORE, March 18, 2016 (ENS) – On Saturday, March 19 at 20:30 local time, hundreds of millions around the world will turn off the lights for Earth Hour to give the planet a rest from burning fossil fuels and demonstrate their desire to “change climate change,” this year’s theme. […]

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Obama Halts Atlantic Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing

WASHINGTON, DC, March 17, 2016 (ENS) – The Obama Administration is withdrawing the middle and southern Atlantic seaboard from its next five-year offshore oil and gas leasing plan after objections from the Pentagon and from coastal communities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. […]

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New Tyrannosaurus Species Discovered in Uzbekistan

WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2016 (ENS) – A newly discovered species of dinosaur, named Timurlengia euotica, lived about 90 million years ago and fills a 20 million-year gap in the fossil record of tyrannosaurs, finds new research by a team of American, Russian and Scottish scientists. […]

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Malawi Torches Tonnes of Contraband Ivory

MZUZU, Malawi, March 15, 2016 (ENS) – Malawian authorities burned 2.6 tonnes of ivory to ashes at a ceremony Monday at Mzuzu Nature Sanctuary in the northern region. This high profile event was witnessed by police, wildlife officials, Malawi Defense Forces, National Audit officials, members of the judiciary, conservationists, local and international observers and the media. […]

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U.S., Canada Forge Climate, Energy, Arctic Partnership

WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2016 (ENS) – On the occasion of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first state visit to Washington, he and President Barack Obama Thursday issued a lengthy detailed statement of cooperation on energy development, environmental protection, and Arctic leadership. […]

At Risk

Fukushima Ecosystem Still Poisoned Five Years Later

TOKYO, Japan, March 11, 2016 (ENS) – “The environmental impacts of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster will last decades to centuries, due to man-made, long-lived radioactive elements are absorbed into the living tissues of plants and animals and being recycled through food webs, and carried downstream to the Pacific Ocean…” writes Greenpeace Japan. […]

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Sustainability Central to International Women’s Day

NEW YORK, New York, March 9, 2016 (ENS) – International Women’s Day is officially celebrated every year on March 8, but this year, so much is happening that the day has expanded to a week of events throughout the world. The 2016 theme is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality.” […]


Planet Earth in Carbon Budget Squeeze

LAXENBURG, Austria, March 4, 2016 (ENS) – Humanity must hold itself to a strict carbon budget – emitting even less greenhouse gases than earlier estimated – if we want to keep planetary warming to less than 2°Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures, a new study finds. […]

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Goldman Prize Winner Murdered in Honduras

SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 3, 2016 (ENS) – A indigenous Lenca woman who was honored with a 2015 Goldman Prize last year for her fight against a destructive dam, was killed by gunmen last night in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras. […]

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Youth Forum for People and Wildlife Spans 25 Countries

YARMOUTH PORT, Massachusetts, March 3, 2016 (ENS) – Today, on World Wildlife Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, announced that 34 young conservation leaders from around the world have been selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 candidates as delegates to first global Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. […]