Building The World’s Largest Solar Project

NEW YORK, New York, March 28, 2018 (ENS) – Saudi Arabia wants to pour US$200 billion into solar to build the world’s largest solar project. The Saudi sovereign wealth fund and SoftBank Group Corp. of Japan jointly plan to build a solar project that would be 100 times larger than some of the largest projects in the world right now. […]


Pipeline Fight Reaches Canada’s Highest Court

BURNABY, British Columbia, Canada, March 27, 2108 (ENS) – The City of Burnaby is taking its battle with Texas-based energy giant Kinder Morgan to the Supreme Court of Canada in an apparent attempt to halt a pipeline expansion that would multiply oil tanker traffic on Canada’s West Coast by a factor of seven. […]

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Eye Candy to Inspire Earth-Loving Audiences

WASHINGTON, DC, March 26, 2018 (ENS) – During the past 10 days, March 15-25, the annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital has been a continual feast for the eyes and minds of anyone who cares about the environment – the world’s premier showcase for environmentally themed films. […]

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Driverless Car Kills Arizona Pedestrian

TEMPE, Arizona, March 19, 2018 (ENS) – An Uber self-driving car struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe on Sunday night, according to police and media reports. This is the first known pedestrian death involving a self-driving car, which are being developed partly to reduce the number of pedestrian deaths. […]

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New Kind of Insurance Protects Coral Reefs at Risk

CANCUN-PLAYA del CARMEN, Mexico, March 19, 2018 (ENS) – A new type of insurance to protect coral reefs introduced at the 2018 World Ocean Summit in Mexico earlier this month has raised hope once again for the survival of coral reefs devastated by hurricanes and bleaching due to climate change. […]


Mosquito & Tick-borne Viruses Thrive on Climate Change

BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 19, 2018 (ENS) – Enabled by climate change, international travel and international trade, disease-bearing insects are spreading to ever-wider parts of the world. They have existed in Africa and Asia for many years and are now becoming more widespread. […]

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Russian Hackers Target U.S. Power, Water Facilities

WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2018 (ENS) – Russian government hackers have been targeting U.S. government entities as well as organizations in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation and manufacturing sectors for the past two years, warns a joint Alert  issued by the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation. […]


Solar Power Brightens Gaza’s Business Prospects

GAZA, State of Palestine, March 15, 2018 (ENS) – In Gaza, the territory between Egypt and Israel, power blackouts often last up to 16 hours a day. But help is on the way in the form of a US$12 million rooftop solar power array for the area’s biggest business park, the Gaza Industrial Estate. […]

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Legal East Asian Markets Are Gutting Africa’s Wildlife

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 15, 2018 (ENS) – Quite apart from the decimation of illegal poaching, legal export to Asian markets is tearing the wild heart out of Africa. Each year thousands of tonnes of live animals, bones, skins and meat head East in a plunder with no end in sight. […]

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Climate Change Is Increasing Avalanche Risk

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 14, 2018 (ENS) – The impacts of climate change can be drastic in mountainous regions, where the rise in temperatures is above average, affecting both glacierized landscapes and water resources, finds a team of researchers from the University of Geneva. […]

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Dangerous Toy Alerts Reported Across Europe

BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 14, 2018 (ENS) – Toys and motor vehicles top the list of dangerous non-food products reported to the European Union’s Rapid Alert System, according to the European Commission’s newly released 2017 report on the system. […]


Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Teen Delinquency

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 13, 2018 (ENS) – Two Harvard researchers who examined the racial ecology of lead exposure as a form of environmental inequity have concluded that lead exposure in childhood is linked to antisocial behavior in adolescence, although not directly linked to arrests. […]


Ford Chooses Miami for Self-Driving Car Hub

MIAMI, Florida, March 5, 2018 (ENS) – Ford plans to have a fleet of autonomous cars in commercial operation by 2021. The automaker has spent years researching and developing self-driving technology, and now, Ford vice president Sherif Marakby is excited to be establishing Ford’s first autonomous vehicle operations terminal in Miami. […]