Trump’s Regulatory Order Jeopardizes Environment

WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2017 (ENS) – Framing it as a “prudent and financially responsible” measure, President Donald Trump today ordered federal agencies to repeal two existing regulations for every new regulation issued. Environmentalists warned the order will dismantle protections. […]

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Senators Ask EPA Help for Carcinogen in Long Island Water

WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Friday called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to “prioritize and accelerate” the risk evaluation for 1,4-dioxane, a potential carcinogen found in 71 percent of Long Island water supply systems. […]

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Erodes Louisiana Shoreline

PASADENA, California, January 30, 2017 (ENS) – “Dramatic, widespread shoreline loss” is what government scientists call the pattern revealed in new NASA/U.S. Geological Survey annual maps of the Louisiana marshlands where the coast was heavily coated with oil during the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. […]


Ride-Sharing Firms Fight Trump’s Immigration Order

WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2017 (ENS) – As protesters jammed airports across the country, the ride-sharing company Lyft announced Sunday that it will donate $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and banning Syrian refugees indefinitely. […]


U.S. Scientists Resist Trump Team ‘Case By Case’ Review

WASHINGTON, DC, January 26, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other government scientists face Trump administration review on a “case by case basis” before they can publish or present their scientific findings, according to the head of communications for the Trump administration’s EPA transition team. […]


Latin America, Caribbean Aim to End Hunger by 2025

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, January 25, 2017 (ENS) – Latin America and the Caribbean could be the first developing region to completely eradicate hunger if its governments further strengthen their implementation of a new food security plan, the United Nations’ top food and agriculture official said Wednesday. […]

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California Utilities Seek $1 Billion for EV Charging

SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 25, 2017 (ENS) – Three big California energy companies have filed multi-million dollar plans with the California Public Utilities Commission to develop the electric vehicle infrastructure needed to help the state meet its ambitious climate and clean air goals. […]

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EU Plans to Halve Marine Litter, Food Waste by 2030

BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 25, 2017 (ENS) – The amount of marine litter polluting European waters would be halved by 2030 under new waste management proposals agreed Tuesday by the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, usually called the ENVI Committee. […]


President Trump Silences Federal Employees

WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2017 (ENS) – The Trump administration has imposed new restrictions on social media use and communication with press and legislators at the U.S. EPA and the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Health and Human Services, and the Interior, raising fears of a president determined to tamp down opposing opinions. […]


Unilever Pledges 100% Reusable, Recyclable Packaging

LONDON, UK, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – Anglo-Dutch multinational consumer goods giant Unilever has committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, and the company called on the entire fast-moving consumer goods industry to accelerate progress towards the circular economy. […]

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Trump Revives Keystone XL, Dakota Access Oil Pipelines

WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump today reopened negotiations for construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, reversing the actions of President Barack Obama, and frustrating environmentalists and Native Americans who had fought both pipelines to a standstill. […]

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Abandoned Uranium Mines on Navajo Nation to Be Cleaned

WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – In one of the last actions of the Obama administration’s Justice Department, the United States and the Navajo Nation entered into a settlement agreement with two affiliated subsidiaries of Freeport-McMoRan, Inc, for the cleanup of 94 abandoned uranium mines on Navajo land. […]

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Trump Resistance Movement Builds on Millions of Marchers

WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – More than one million people took part in women’s marches in Washington, DC, New York and dozens of other cities across the country Saturday on President Donald Trump’s first full day in office. Millions more marched in cities across the USA and in 57 countries. […]


Trump Inauguration Sparks Fierce Resistance

WASHINGTON, DC, January 20, 2017 (ENS) – Donald Trump’s first speech as president, his inaugural address, delivered today on the steps of the Capitol after he took the Oath of Office, made no mention of the environment. But President Trump has already started attacking the environment, particularly the climate. […]


Trump’s Cabinet Picks Contradict Him on Climate Change

WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2017 (ENS) – Contradicting President Donald Trump, his choices to head the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency each told members of Congress during their confirmation hearings this week that climate change is not a hoax, as Trump has alleged. […]


Global Heat Beats Records for Third Successive Year

WASHINGTON, DC, January 18, 2017 (ENS) – Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by two U.S. government agencies – the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA. […]


World Looks to China for Climate Leadership

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 17, 2017 (ENS) – With climate skeptic President-elect Donald Trump approaching the White House, much of the world is turning to China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, for leadership on climate change. […]