Environment Ignored in State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2018 (ENS) – To hear President Donald Trump deliver his first State of the Union Address to both houses of Congress last night was to realize that for him the environment does not exist. Or, he would like the American public to ignore what his administration is doing to the environment. […]

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Rare Earth Elements Discovered in American Coal

WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2018 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has found high concentrations of rare earth elements in coal samples taken from five American coal basins.  Currently, China controls about 98 percent of the world market for these critical minerals. […]

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Earthquake Rocks Alaska, Generates Small Tsunami

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, January 23, 2018 (ENS) – A massive magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck off the Alaskan coast southeast of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska at 12:31 this morning, local time. The center of the quake was located 175 miles southeast of Kodiak City. […]

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Beijing Zoo Pledges to Conserve African Wildlife

BEIJING, China, January 22, 2018 (ENS) – The African Wildlife Foundation and the Beijing Zoo today launched a partnership intended to enhance China’s participation in sustainable conservation of Africa’s wildlife and wild lands. The AWF said the partnership “ushers in a new era of global allegiance to wildlife protection.” […]


Frustrated National Parks Advisory Board Members Quit

WASHINGTON, DC, January 17, 2018 (ENS) – Nine of the 12 members of the National Park System Advisory Board today resigned in frustration that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has refused to meet with them or convene a single meeting in 2017. The board is supposed to meet at least twice a year. […]

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Giant Oil Spill Contaminates East China Sea

BEIJING, China, January 17, 2018 (ENS) – An Iranian tanker carrying a full load of natural gas condensate that sank Sunday has been found on the bottom of the East China Sea, China’s Ministry of Transportation reported Wednesday. Leaks from the wreck now cover a total of 101 square kilometers, Chinese marine officials say. […]


McDonald’s Pledges Sustainable Packaging By 2025

OAK BROOK, Illinois, January 16, 2018 (ENS) – Fast food giant McDonald’s today announced that by 2025, all of the company’s guest packaging will come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources, with a preference for Forest Stewardship Council certification. […]

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Tragic Mudslides Follow California’s Worst Fire

MONTECITO, California, January 12, 2018 (ENS) – First the worst fire in California history, then torrential rains, have brought down whole hillsides in Montecito, an upscale village in Santa Barbara County, California. The slides have left 17 people dead and at least eight missing, according to state emergency officials. […]

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, January 10, 2018 (ENS) – A major earthquake, one of the most severe in the past 100 years, struck off the coast of Honduras late Tuesday night. The tremor was felt across much of the nation, officials said, and the quake triggered tsunami warnings that were canceled two hours later. […]


California Issues Warning on Cell Phone Radiation

SACRAMENTO, California, January 9, 2018 (ENS) – There are now more cell phones in the United States than there are people. As smartphone use continues to increase, the California Department of Public Health has issued its first guide for people who want to decrease their exposure to the radio frequency energy that cell phones emit. […]

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Oceans Dying With Too Much Heat, Too Little Oxygen

WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2018 (ENS) – The world’s coral reefs are dying due to global warming, finds a unique study published Friday in the journal “Science.” For the first time, an international team of researchers measured the escalating rate of coral bleaching at locations throughout the tropics over the past four decades. […]

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2017 Among Three Hottest Years; Arctic Melting Fast

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 6, 2017 (ENS) – The 2017 global land and ocean temperature will likely be among the three hottest years on record, and is expected to be the warmest year without an El Niño weather pattern in the tropical Pacific Ocean, according to the World Meteorological Organization. […]


Trump Opens U.S. Outer Continental Shelf to Drilling

WASHINGTON, DC, January 4, 2018 (ENS) – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today infuriated environmentalists by proposing to make over 90 percent of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf’s total acreage and more than 98 percent of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources in federal offshore areas available for future exploration and development. […]