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New Whale Species Discovered in North Pacific Ocean

LA JOLLA, California, July 31, 2016 (ENS) – Scientists have identified a beaked whale that lives in the cold and remote North Pacific Ocean as a new species. They have yet to officially name the whale, but have confirmed the species as a member of the genus Berardius. […]

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Wild Tigers in Peril as Tiger Farms Flourish

LONDON, UK, July 29, 2016 (ENS) – Today, 45 nongovernmental organizations from around the world are raising the alarm over increasing tiger poaching and calling for an end to all tiger farming and trade in tigers and their body parts. […]

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NGOs: World Bank’s New ‘Safeguards’ Weaken Protections

WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2016 (ENS) – After a four-year review of its environmental and social safeguards, the World Bank has released updated safeguards in the newly drafted document “Environmental and Social Framework.” But nongovernmental organizations say the draft safeguards have been weakened, not strengthened. […]

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Obama & States, Auto & Power Sectors Fund EV Charging

WASHINGTON, DC, July 27, 2016 (ENS) – The Obama Administration is unlocking up to US$4.5 billion in loan guarantees and inviting applications to support the commercial-scale deployment of innovative electric vehicle charging facilities, the White House announced on Friday. […]

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Innovative Motor Fuel Chemist Wins Global Energy Prize

MOSCOW, Russia, July 22, 2016 (ENS) – Russian chemist Dr. Valentin Parmon has won the 2016 Global Energy Prize for his work with new generation catalysts for the production of diesel and other motor fuels, fuel production from plant materials, and for the transformation of solar energy into chemical energy. […]

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New Partnerships Shield Vulnerable Small Island States

NEW YORK, New York, July 19, 2016 (ENS) – United Nations Headquarters was bustling with activity on Monday, full beyond capacity as island dwellers from around the world gathered for the Multi-Stakeholder Partnership in the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals. […]

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UNESCO Protects Natural Areas of World Heritage Value

ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 18, 2016 (ENS) – The World Heritage Committee has inscribed nine new natural, or mixed natural and cultural, sites on the List of World Heritage: one transnational site – in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan – and others in Canada, Chad, China, India, Iraq, Iran, Mexico and Sudan. […]

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Democrats’ Platform Eco-Friendly, Republicans’ Not

WASHINGTON, DC, July 14, 2016 (ENS) – The Democratic and Republican platform planks on the environment, energy and climate change couldn’t be more different. The Democrats appear to be fully engaged in protection and restoration, while the Republicans are not. […]

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Dams, Logging, Poaching Threaten World Heritage

ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 12, 2016 (ENS) – Of all the world’s unique natural areas threatened by logging, poaching, dam development and gillnet fishing, the International Union for Conservation of Nature is advising the United Nations to place five of them on the List of Heritage in Danger. […]

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Chile’s Capital Wins 2017 Sustainable Transport Award

SANTIAGO, Chile, July 13, 2016 (ENS) – Chile’s capital city, Santiago, has just been awarded the honor of hosting Mobilize 2017, the new annual Sustainable Transport Summit put on by the New York-based multinational Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. […]

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29 African Nations Urge EU to Halt Elephant Slaughter

BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 4, 2016 (ENS) – In 25 years there may not be a single elephant remaining in Africa if current rates of killing continue. As the EU member States meet today to discuss their position on whether to ban the ivory trade, a delegation of the African Elephant Coalition is calling urgently on the EU to grasp a historic opportunity. […]

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Antarctic Ozone Layer Begins to Heal

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, July 2, 2016 (ENS) – New research has identified clear signs that the gaping hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close and could close permanently by mid-century. […]


Canadian Court Kills Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, July 1, 2016 (ENS) – Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal Thursday overturned the permits for Enbridge’s controversial Northern Gateway Pipelines project after the court found that the government of Canada failed to consult the First Nations affected as required by the Constitution. […]