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Kilauea Volcanic Eruption Sends Smelly SO2 Skyward

PAHOA, Hawaii, June 29, 2018 (ENS) – Noxious sulfur dioxide (SO2) fumes from Kilauea volcano’s summit have dropped to half the levels before the eruption activities began on May 3, according to a new report from the Geological Survey (USGS) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Still, volcanic gas emissions remain high along the East Rift Zone. […]

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World’s Second Largest Reef Out of Danger

MANAMA, Bahrain, June 27, 2018 (ENS) – Conservationists around the world are celebrating the announcement by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee Tuesday that the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System – the world’s second largest coral reef system after the Great Barrier Reef – is officially off the List of World Heritage in Danger. […]

Land Use/Forests

Hawaii First U.S. State to Ban Chlorpyrifos

HONOLULU, Hawaii, June 25, 2018 (ENS) – Hawaii is making history. Ten days ago the island state became the first to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxin linked to asthma and seizures that damages brain development in children. […]

Land Use/Forests

Poland Sidesteps Bialowieza Forest Court Ruling

WARSAW, Poland, June 24, 2018 (ENS) – Bialowieza Forest on the border between Poland and Belarus, is a vast extent of primary forest in the watersheds of the Baltic Sea and Black Sea, covering an area of 141,885 hectares (548 square miles). Northeastern Europe was once covered by just such ancient woodlands. […]


EPA to Implement Pesticide Safeguards After States Sue

WASHINGTON, DC, June 15, 2018 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the agency will provide newly expanded pesticide safety training materials to agricultural workers – but it took a lawsuit brought by three states to activate these materials. […]


WHO: Eliminate Trans-fatty Acids in Global Food Supply

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 11, 2018 (ENS) – The World Health Organization intends to guide the world toward the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply. WHO estimates that every year, trans fat intake leads to more than 500,000 deaths of people from cardiovascular disease. […]


Trump Won’t Endorse Environmentally Strong G7 Communique

CHARLEVOIX, Quebec, Canada, June 11, 2018 (ENS) – U.S. President Donald Trump attended this year’s Group of Seven, G7, summit in Charlevoix June 8-9, but after clashing with the other G7 leaders over U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, Trump left the G7 meeting in a huff. […]

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Zambia Authorizes Killing Thousands of Hippos

LUSAKA, Zambia, June 10, 2018 (ENS) – In a move that the Zambian government had tried to keep secret, fee-paying trophy hunters will be allowed to kill up to 2,000 hippos over the next five years. This new policy is no longer a secret; it has been confirmed in a statement by Zambia’s Minister of Tourism and Arts Charles Banda. […]


Industry Supports Puerto Rico’s Slow Recovery

JUNO BEACH, Florida, June 7, 2018 (ENS) – The Edison Electric Institute, which represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies, has presented Florida Power & Light Company with its 2018 Emergency Assistance Award for Puerto Rico Power Restoration. […]

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Novel 4D Scanning Predicts Volcanic Activity

MANCHESTER, UK, June 7, 2018 (ENS) – British scientists are using the latest in 4D technology to predict the behavior of lava flows and what that means for volcanic eruptions. The findings explain why some lava flows move slowly yet others can cover kilometers in just a few hours. […]

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World Environment Day: Planet ‘Swamped’ With Plastic

NEW DELHI, India, June 5, 2018 (ENS) – World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5 each year since the United Nations established it in 1974, is not Earth Day, which started as a grassroots movement and environmental teach-in on April 22, 1970, but this year both special days have the same theme – eliminating plastic pollution. […]

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Fiery Guatemalan Volcano Kills 69

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, June 4, 2018 (ENS) – Eruptions from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano that began on Sunday have claimed the lives of at least 69 people, including three children, Guatemala authorities now say. Volcanologists report the eruption, which sent ash up to 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) into the air, is now over. […]

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Peruvian Conservationist Suffers Assassination Attempt

SULLANA, Peru, June 3, 2018 (ENS) – On April 14, Alejandro Zegarra-Pezo and his son were invited by people they believed to be trustworthy to enjoy a turkey sandwich in their home town of Sullana, in Peru’s northern region of Piura. Relaxing before the TV, they consumed the turkey sandwich, Alejandro eating most of it. […]

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2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Near or Above Normal

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, June 1, 2018 (ENS) – The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins today, and the Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,  NOAA,  is forecasting a 75 percent chance that the 2018 season will be near normal or above normal. […]