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Mammal Thought Extinct in New South Wales Rediscovered

SYDNEY, Australia, December 28, 2017 (ENS) – A small carnivorous marsupial presumed extinct in New South Wales for more than century, has been discovered in Sturt National Park in eastern Australia. The Crest-tailed Mulgara, a mammal known only from fossilized bone fragments, was once widely distributed across Australia’s inland deserts. […]

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Tesla’s New Electric Semis a Hit With Heavy Haulers

ATLANTA, Georgia, December 21, 2017 (ENS) – The United Parcel Service of America, Inc., widely known as UPS, today announced it has placed a reservation for 125 of Tesla’s new fully electric semi tractors. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and Ryder, which operate thousands of trucks, say that they, too, have reserved Tesla’s electric semis. […]

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E-waste Mountains Grow as Prices Fall, Incomes Rise

BONN, Germany, December 18, 2017 (ENS) – E-waste – everything from discarded end-of-life solar panels, phones, laptops, and sensors to fridges, air conditioners and televisions – amounted to 44.7 million metric tonnes (Mt) last year, equal in mass to about nine Great Pyramids of Giza. […]


One Planet Summit Reshapes Climate Funding Landscape

PARIS, France, December 12, 2017 (ENS) – Two years after the historic Paris Agreement on climate, more than 50 heads of state, as well as environment ministers and regional leaders, bank and finance executives and celebrities are meeting today in Paris to take action that will finance global efforts to meet the goals of the agreement. […]

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Trump Prepares for Nuclear Weapons Production

COLUMBIA, South Carolina, December 8, 2017 (ENS) – A leaked one-page document seen by ENS confirms that the U.S. Department of Energy is considering the use of a nuclear fuel plant at the government’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina for production of plutonium “pits” for nuclear weapons. […]

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Wearable Bio-batteries Use Bacteria to Generate Power

BINGHAMTON, New York, December 7, 2017 (ENS) – In the future, people could wear garments that incorporate power-generating bacteria to support electronic devices. A textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery has been created by a research team at Binghamton University, State University of New York. […]

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Wind-Whipped Wildfires Devastate Southern California

LOS ANGELES, California, December 6, 2017 (ENS) – Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced tonight as wildfires driven by Santa Ana winds roar through the forests of southern California, devouring all homes in their path. About 200,000 people are under evacuation orders, but no deaths and few injuries have been reported. […]

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Trump Sued for Slicing Up National Monuments

WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump Monday signed proclamations to shrink the boundaries of two national monuments in Utah – Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The proclamations result in five distinct monument units within the two monuments. […]