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World’s Largest Reef, Worth $56 Billion, Stressed Out

CANBERRA, Australia, June 28, 2017 (ENS) – Australian federal prosecutors are pursuing legal action against the master and owner of a ship they claim is responsible for an major oil spill near the Great Barrier Reef in 2015. The worth of the reef has just been calculated at $56 billion, prompting calls for greater protection. […]

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Poachers Poison Elephants in Zimbabwe National Park

HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, Zimbabwe, June 26, 2017 (ENS) – More than 14 elephants, including a mother and her young calf, have been poisoned in and around Zimbabwe’s premier game reserve, Hwange National Park. Most of the poisoned elephants died near the south of the park. Some had their tusks hacked off. […]


Judge: Dakota Access Pipeline Permit Legally Flawed

WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2017 (ENS) – A federal judge has ruled that the environmental review of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline is insufficient and must be reconsidered. The ruling is being hailed as a major victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its allies. […]

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Zinke Wants to Shrink Bears Ears National Monument

WASHINGTON, DC, June 13, 2017 (ENS) – The 1.3 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument designated by President Barack Obama last December in Utah should be “right-sized,” Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has recommended to President Donald Trump. […]

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Goldman Sachs to Power Up With 100% Renewables

NEW YORK, New York, June 13, 2017 (ENS) – The global investment banking, securities and investment management firm Goldman Sachs today took a step towards fulfilling its commitment to supplying the firm’s global electricity needs entirely with renewable energy. […]


Scientists Publish 2,000 Year Record of 43 Climate Gases

CANBERRA, Australia, June 13, 2017 (ENS) – Comprehensive records tracking changes in all 43 greenhouse gases that contribute to human-induced climate change back 2,000 years are now available to the public as a result of research conducted by an international team of scientists led by Australians. […]

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All Nations Agree to Restore Ocean Health

NEW YORK, New York, June 12, 2017 (ENS) – The 193 Member States of the United Nations agreed by consensus to a 14 point Call for Action that will begin the reversal of the decline of the ocean’s health at the conclusion of the first-ever United Nations Oceans Conference. […]

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UN Oceans Conference Opens on World Environment Day

NEW YORK, New York, June 5, 2017 (ENS) – “This is our environment. It is the keystone of a sustainable future. Without a healthy environment we cannot end poverty or build prosperity,” said Secretary-General António Guterres today in a video message for World Environment Day, celebrated annually on June 5. […]


States, Cities Intensify Climate Protection Efforts

SACRAMENTO, California, June 4, 2017 (ENS) – As President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the UN’s Paris Agreement on Climate, U.S. states and cities and subnational jurisdictions on six continents are filling the void with their own protective climate actions. […]

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Colorado Groups Sue to Keep Public Out of Rocky Flats

BOULDER, Colorado, June 2, 2017 (ENS) – Citing the threat to human health from radioactive and toxic contaminants at the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production facility, five Colorado groups have filed for a preliminary injunction to block federal agencies from building public trails and a visitor center on the site. […]

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Trump: U.S. Will Exit Paris Climate Accord

WASHINGTON, DC, June 2, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump has decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on Climate, signed by 195 nations and formally joined by 147 of them, including the United States. The USA now joins Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations not supporting the accord […]


Baby Teeth Link Autism and Heavy Metals Exposure

NEW YORK, New York, June 1, 2017 (ENS) – Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese, compared to teeth from children without autism, according to an innovative study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. […]