Army to Evict Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

CANNON BALL, North Dakota, November 28, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has sent a letter informing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe that on December 5, it will “close” all lands north of the Cannonball River, on unceded territory where indigenous encampments are set up in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. […]

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1st Global Sustainable Transport Meeting Finds Consensus

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, November 28, 2016 (ENS) – The first-ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference concluded Sunday in the Central Asian country of Turkmenistan with sustainable transport welded into the United Nations global sustainable development agenda, showing that to be sustainable, transport must be a shared global task. […]


Green Nominee Stein Funds Vote Recount in Three States

MADISON, Wisconsin, November 25, 2016 (ENS) – The Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein says she met her crowd sourced fundraising goal early Thursday to pay for manual recounts of the vote in three key battleground states that went to Donald Trump – Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. […]


COP22: Nations Hold Fast to Paris Climate Accord

MARRAKECH, Morocco, November 20, 2016 (ENS) – Countries fast-tracked the political and practical aims of the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement and accelerated global climate action at the 2016 UN climate change conference that concluded in the early hours of Saturday morning in Marrakech. […]

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Business Demands Trump Keep USA in Climate Pact

MARRAKECH, Morocco, November 16, 2016 (ENS) – More than 365 businesses and investors from Fortune 500 firms to family-owned businesses sent a message today to President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump reaffirming their support for the historic Paris Agreement on Climate and the need to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon global economy. […]

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Zimbabwe’s Plans to Sell Ivory to China Blocked

HARARE, Zimbabwe, November 16, 2016 (ENS) – Zimbabwe’s Environment Minister wants to sell her country’s supposed US$10 billion ivory stockpile to China using an international legal loophole. Experts reply that not only is the minister misinformed that such a loophole exists but her assessment of the size and value of her nation’s stockpile is overestimated. […]

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Earthquake Rattles New Zealand, Evacuees Flee Tsunami

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, November 14, 2016 (ENS) – A severe earthquake struck just after three o’clock Monday morning local time near New Zealand’s South Island. The strong, long-rolling quake was felt across the South Island; thousands are evacuating after a tsunami warning from Civil Defence authorities. […]


COP22: Global Energy Move to Renewables Accelerates

MARRAKECH, Morocco, November 11, 2016 (ENS) – Today is Energy Day at COP22, the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech – a day to demonstrate action on global efforts to decarbonize the energy system – globally, country by country, city by city, and business by business – now that the Paris Agreement on Climate is in effect. […]


Trump Wins, Climate Loses

WASHINGTON, DC, November 9, 2016 (ENS) – Republican Donald Trump has won the U.S. presidential election, changing the global balance of power regarding climate change, just as the annual UN climate change conference underway in Morocco works to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate, which entered into force last week. […]

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Creative MIDORI Prize Winners Sustain Biodiversity

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, November 7, 2016 (ENS) – Conserving Mexican islands and coasts, fostering the recovery of big cats in Russia’s Far East, and empowering women as seed keepers and organic farmers in India – the three winners of the 2016 MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity each performs inspiring work with a civil society organization. […]

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USA Goes For Coast-to-Coast Zero Emission Mobility

WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has announced 55 Interstate highways that will serve as the basis for a national network of alternative fuel corridors spanning 35 states plus the District of Columbia. […]

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Mosul Battle Triggers Environmental Damage

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 3, 2016 (ENS) – Civilians in Northern Iraq are suffering suffocation and respiratory illnesses due to what appears to be a scorched-earth policy employed by retreating ISIL militants following the launch of a major military offensive to retake the city of Mosul. […]