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Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Highest in 800,000 Years

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 30, 2017 (ENS) – Concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere surged at record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years, the World Meteorological Organization says in its latest annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. […]

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African Elephant Poaching Down, Ivory Seizures Up

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 26, 2017 (ENS) – Elephant poaching in Africa continued trending downward in 2016, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, reports. Records show the highest level of seizures of illegally traded ivory since commercial trade was banned by CITES in 1989. But conservationists warn it is too early to celebrate. […]


Flooding Swamps 1st Native American Climate Refugees

SEATTLE, Washington, October 24, 2017 (ENS) – On the front lines of coastal erosion and the effects of global warming, Rising sea levels and human activities are quickly creating a worst case scenario for Native Americans of the Mississippi Delta who stand to lose their homes and their cultural heritage to climate change. […]

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Presidents Honor Disaster Volunteers as Points of Light

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, October 18, 2017 (ENS) – Five volunteers who performed outstanding work in their communities following the devastation of recent hurricanes in the Southeastern United States and in the Caribbean will receive Point of Light Awards for their efforts from the five living former U.S. presidents. […]

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Greenpeace Seeks Viewers’ Votes in Documentary Festival

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, October 17, 2017 (ENS) – The international nonprofit Greenpeace is running an online festival of documentaries to raise awareness of environmental issues and highlight solutions. Viewers are asked to view the seven final films and vote for the one they think should be given the Prix du Public, the People’s Award. […]

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Mexico Launches Vaquita Roundup Using U.S. Dolphins

SAN FELIPE, Mexico, October 13, 2017 (ENS) – An international team of experts has gathered in San Felipe at the request of the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, and has begun a unique plan to save from extinction the world’s smallest porpoise, the critically endangered vaquita. […]

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Obama’s Clean Power Plan on Trump Chopping Block

WASHINGTON, DC, October 12, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is proposing to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electrical power generation by 32 percent by 2030, relative to 2005 levels. […]

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Wild California Fires Claim 17 Lives, Blister Vineyards

SACRAMENTO, California, October 10, 2017 (ENS) – At least 20,000 people have fled their homes, as 17 wildfires rage on in eight counties across northern California’s wine country. Vineyards are scorched, forests have gone up in smoke and hundreds of houses are burned to the ground. […]

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Brothers in Wildlife Crime Arrested in Malawi

LILONGWE, Malawi, October 7, 2017 (ENS) – Two brothers who are among East Africa’s most wanted wildlife criminals were arrested in Malawi this week on charges of attempting to smuggle hundreds of elephant tusks, according to Interpol, the world’s largest police organization. […]

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Asian Songbirds Vanishing Into Cages

EMMEN, The Netherlands, October 1, 2017 (ENS) – The songbirds of Asia are disappearing from their native forests as increasingly wealthy Asians satisfy their desire to own a brilliantly colored singing bird. “The Asian songbird crisis has reached a tipping point: without immediate action, it is almost certain their voices will be silenced forever in the forest,” warned Kanitha Krishnasamy of TRAFFIC. […]