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Rare Dancing Birds to Get Recovery Plan

GUNNISON, Colorado, April 30, 2018 (ENS) – Four conservation groups today reached an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stay their legal action while the agency prepares a recovery plan for the Gunnison sage grouse. This critically imperiled bird, surviving in Colorado and Utah, is known for its elaborate courtship rituals. […]

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World-First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Sets Sail

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, April 30, 2018 (ENS) – The world’s only floating nuclear power unit, the Academik Lomonosov, Saturday left St. Petersburg, where it has been under construction since 2009, and headed to its base in Chukotka, Asia’s easternmost peninsula in the Russian Far East. […]

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Goldman Environmental Prize Rewards Brave Activists

SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 24, 2018 (ENS) – The Goldman Environmental Foundation Monday announced seven recipients of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists. The honor comes with a no-strings-attached award of US$175,000 per recipient. […]

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Health Officials Warn ‘Throw Romaine Lettuce Away’

ATLANTA, Georgia, April 21, 2018 (ENS) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illness linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. […]


Chemical Industry Reaches for Sustainability

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 19, 2018 (ENS) – The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, WBCSD, is launching a first-of-its-kind guidance for the chemical industry to help the industry assess sustainability “signals” across their entire product portfolio, then steer their portfolio towards improved sustainability outcomes. […]

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Climate Change Is Killing the Great Barrier Reef

TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, April 18, 2018 (ENS) – Corals on the northern part of the world’s largest coral reef, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, experienced a catastrophic die-off following the extended marine heatwave of 2016, finds a new study published online today in the journal “Nature.” […]

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UN Champions Rights of Environmental Defenders

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 13, 2018 (ENS) – In every week of 2017 at least four people were killed defending their right to a clean and healthy environment. Many more were harassed, intimidated and forced from their lands. Roughly half of the 197 environmental defenders killed in 2017 came from indigenous and local communities. […]

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Tax Breaks Motivate Europeans to Buy Cleaner Cars

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 12, 2018 (ENS) – Emissions of carbon dioxide from new passenger cars have dropped in European countries where taxes, subsidies and other incentives encourage drivers to buy vehicles that emit the least amount of the greenhouse gas, finds new research from the European Environment Agency. […]

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Old Mice Grow Young Blood Vessels

By Sunny Lewis SYDNEY, Australia, April 2, 2018 ( News) – Replacing two naturally-occurring molecules in mice can reverse the ageing process of their blood vessels, increasing the animals’ physical […]


EPA Decides to Undercut Obama’s Clean Car Standards

WASHINGTON, DC, April 2, 2018 (ENS) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the completion of the Midterm Evaluation process for the greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years 2022-2025. He determined that the current standards are not appropriate and should be revised. […]


Border Wall a Disaster for Texas, Scientists Warn

AUSTIN, Texas, April 2, 2018 (ENS) – A border wall between the United States and Mexico threatens to harm endangered Texas plants and animals and cause trouble for the region’s growing ecotourism industry, warn conservation biologists, led by a pair of scientists from the University of Texas at Austin. […]