People’s Climate March Encircles Trump White House

WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2017 (ENS) – Calling for jobs, climate justice and climate action, more than 200,000 people jammed the streets of the nation’s capital on Saturday in 90-degree temperatures. The People’s Climate March proceeded down Pennsylvania Avenue to surround The White House, chanting “keep it in the soil, can’t drink oil!” and “water is life.” […]

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Trump’s EPA Scrubs Website of Climate Facts

WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2017 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday removed decades worth of climate science from its website, one day before 200,000 people came together for the Peoples Climate March in Washington, with thousands more marching in communities around America and the world. […]

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Ghost Net Art Can Save Marine Life

THURSDAY ISLAND, Australia, April 30, 2017 (ENS) – To raise awareness of the harmful impact that ghost nets can have on the marine environment, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority is working with Torres Strait artists to transform this waste into an educational tool. […]


Trump Opens Offshore Continental Shelf to Oil Drilling

WASHINGTON, DC, April 28, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump today signed an executive order that directs the U.S. Department of the Interior to study new oil and natural gas drilling off the coast of California, the Atlantic states, the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic, revising the schedule of proposed oil and gas lease sales “to the maximum extent permitted by law.” […]

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Renowned Conservationist Kuki Gallmann Shot in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 24, 2017 (ENS) – Conservationist and author Kuki Gallmann, 73, was shot and wounded on Sunday morning in Kenya as she was inspecting damage committed by arsonists to her property, an expansive conservation park in Western Laikipia, in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley. […]

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Brave Goldman Prize Winners Defeat Greedy Corporations

SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 24, 2017 (ENS) – The world’s richest award to grassroots activists will be handed to six courageous people from around the world today. Winners include a child soldier who now protects a Congolese park, an East Los Angeleno who battled lead contamination, and an Australian octogenarian who stood up to coal mining. […]


California Residents Breathe USA’s Most Polluted Air

WASHINGTON, DC, April 24, 2017 (ENS) – Air pollution in California cities is the worst in the United States, both for short-term and year-round pollution, finds new research published by the American Lung Association in its 2017 “State of the Air” report. Los Angeles, Bakersfield and Visalia topped all most-polluted lists in the report. […]

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Science Takes Starring Role for Earth Day 2017

WASHINGTON, DC, April 21, 2017 (ENS) – In celebration of Earth Day 2017, Earth Day Network and Google are joining to spread information to mobile devices and desktop computers. A worldwide March for Science will take place in more than 500 locations to counter the denial of well-established climate science and other facts affecting the environment. […]

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Scientists Urge New Research Integrity Advisory Board

WASHINGTON, DC, April 21, 2017 (ENS) – The United States should establish an independent, nonprofit Research Integrity Advisory Board to support ongoing efforts to strengthen research integrity, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. […]

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Fiji Spearheads Development Beyond the Sustainable

SUVA, Fiji, April 21, 2017 (ENS) – Fiji and other island nations may leapfrog the developed countries, becoming models for a greater than sustainable future – a transformational future – one that cherishes the natural world while providing the resources that humanity needs and enjoys. […]

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Bay Area Caravan Demonstrates Fuel Cell Car Practicality

SACRAMENTO, California, April 21, 2017 (ENS) – Executives from three California state agencies Thursday caravaned from the state capital Sacramento to the San Francisco Bay Area and back to demonstrate how easy it is to drive and fuel hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in California. […]

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Clean Water: It’s a Matter of Money

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 14, 2017 (ENS) – Clean, accessible drinking water is essential for life, and the United Nations says there is enough fresh water on the planet to supply this for everyone. But today, the World Health Organization warned that of the 7.5 billion people living on Earth, more than one in every four is drinking dirty water. […]

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Addis Ababa 1st in East Africa With Bus Rapid Transit

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 13, 2017 (ENS) – Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, a city of at least 3.4 million residents, is poised to build the first bus rapid transit line in east Africa. Construction is currently estimated to start later this year after a planning process that began in 2015. […]

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Trump Authorizes Inhumane Killing of Alaska Predators

WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2017 (ENS) – If hunters on Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuges want to use aircraft to chase down grizzly bears or shoot mother wolves and pups in their dens, they can now do so after President Donald Trump signed a bill overturning an Obama-era rule that banned inhumane hunting methods. […]


World Adds Record Renewables at Record Low Prices

FRANKFURT, Germany, April 7, 2017 (ENS) – The world added record levels of renewable energy generating capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 percent lower than the previous year, finds new research reported in the latest issue of “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment.” […]


EU Parliament Votes to Tighten Car Emissions Oversight

STRASBOURG, France, April 7, 2017 (ENS) – The European Union must improve legislation governing car emissions testing to prevent future scandals like the “defeat device” scandal, the European Parliament said Tuesday by voting to approve four recommendations to the European Commission and the Council. […]

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South African Court Allows Domestic Rhino Horn Trade

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 7, 2017 (ENS) – South Africa’s Constitutional Court has overturned the current ban on domestic trade in rhino horn, so the sale of rhino horn will be allowed to resume within the country’s borders, but not internationally. […]


U.S. EPA Greenlights Pesticide Harmful to Children

WASHINGTON, DC, April 5, 2017 (ENS) – Effective today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is denying a petition by two environmental groups who ask that the agency revoke all food residue tolerances for the pesticide chlorpyrifos. But the groups went back to court today to appeal that decision. […]