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Fiji’s Eco-Resorts Lead the Way to a Green Economy

SUVA, Fiji, May 31, 2017 (ENS) – The eco-resorts of Fiji blend the pristine ecology of the blue Pacific with the economical beauty of a simple life. They lead the world’s eco-tourism industry with a formula for sustainability, not solely for the benefit of tourists, nor just for profit. […]

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Australia Forms Electric Vehicle Council to Popularize EVs

CANBERRA, Australia, May 30, 2017 (ENS) – A new national body that aims to drive the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia has been officially launched in Canberra. The Electric Vehicle Council is an industry-led organization representing companies involved in providing, powering and supporting electric vehicles. […]

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Trump’s 2018 Budget Would ‘Devastate’ Environment

WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget request to Congress, released in detail Tuesday, has Americans who care about the environment and public health up in arms. The proposal would impose massive cuts on health, environmental and safety net programs … […]

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Fate of World’s Wildlife Hangs on Sustainable Tourism

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, May 23, 2017 (ENS) – “While wildlife keeps all of us alive, its future is squarely in our hands,” says John Scanlon, who heads the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES. “We alone will determine the fate of the world’s wildlife and in doing so our own destiny.” […]


Pew Poll: Federal Regs Needed to Support Renewables

WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2017 (ENS) – A new public opinion poll finds that the majority of Americans support government regulations as the best way to encourage use of renewable energy, while a minority believes the private marketplace can do the job. […]


VW Pays Millions in 3.0-Liter Diesel Defeat Device Case

SACRAMENTO, California, May 18, 2017 (ENS) – Volkswagen will pay US$225 million, including $66 million to California, for harm resulting from the sale of its 3.0-liter diesel passenger cars that included emissions control “defeat devices,” under partial consent decrees signed Wednesday. […]


UN Offers Climate Fellowships to Young Professionals

BONN, Germany, May 15, 2017 (ENS) – Young professionals from developing countries will be better able to advance implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with the help of a new fellowship program to be run by two key United Nations agencies based in Bonn. […]

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Environmentalists File Multiple Lawsuits Against Trump

WASHINGTON, DC, May 15, 2017 (ENS) – Conservationists are engaged in court battles with the administration of President Donald Trump and they are chalking up some victories. Tracking just one nonprofit group, the Center for Biological Diversity, shows more than a dozen lawsuits filed against the Trump administration in the past two months. […]

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Riyadh Makes Progress on Massive Public Transit System

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 15, 2017 (ENS) – Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh, is building the world’s largest public transit system, the King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project. Testing of the automated, driverless train service will start in the last quarter of 2018, and the goal is to begin service to the public in the second half of 2019. […]

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Feared Pebble Mine Again Threatens Bristol Bay Salmon

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 12, 2017 (ENS) – The Trump administration has undone President Barack Obama’s protection for Bristol Bay, Alaska, which hosts the world largest sockeye salmon run, by allowing a Canadian mining company to apply for a permit to dig up the world’s largest undeveloped gold and copper deposits. […]

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London Invests £18 Million in Rapid EV Charge Points

LONDON UK, May 11, 2017 (ENS) – Rapid charge points that power electric vehicles in 30 minutes will be installed across London in the next few months, according to the local government body responsible for the city’s transport system, Transport for London. […]

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Hanford Tunnel Collapses, No Radiation Released

RICHLAND, Washington, May 9, 2017 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy Richland Operations Office declared an emergency at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation at 8:30 this morning after a cave-in of a 20-foot section of a tunnel hundreds of feet long that is used to store contaminated materials. […]


13 Chase Banks Shut, 26 Arrested in Pipeline Protest

SEATTLE, Washington, May 8, 2017 (ENS) – Twenty-six activists were arrested today as local indigenous leaders and Seattle climate activists disrupted business at 13 Chase Bank branches across Seattle in a major escalation in their campaign to keep banks from funding projects catastrophic to the climate and to indigenous rights. […]


G20 Business Leaders Reject Protectionism

BERLIN, Germany, May 5, 2017 (ENS) – The clock cannot be rewound and globalization reversed, said Germany’s Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble at the B20 Dialogue Forum in Berlin on Tuesday. Together we can shape it for the better, and the G20 is the most effective format in which to do that, he told his business audience. […]

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Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles

NEW YORK, New York, May 3, 2017 (ENS) – Speaking at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York last week, Total SA’s chief energy economist Joel Couse predicted that electric vehicles will make up 15 to 30 percent of global new vehicle sales by 2030. […]