Land Use/Forests

Chevron Defeated in Ecuador’s Constitutional Court

QUITO, Ecuador, July 31, 2018 (ENS) – In a benchmark pollution case, Ecuador’s Constitutional Court has rejected Chevron’s final appeal of a $9.5 billion pollution judgment that found the company deliberately dumped billions of gallons of toxic oil waste onto Indigenous lands in the Amazon rainforest. […]

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Deadly Redding Fire Claims Three More Lives

SACRAMENTO, California, July 28, 2018 (ENS) – President Donald Trump and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, have granted California’s request for a Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to support the communities harmed by the deadly Carr Fire in Shasta County. […]

At Risk

Fierce California Wildfire Kills Two, Forces Evacuations

REDDING, California, July 27, 2018 (ENS) – A ferocious wildfire in Northern California doubled in size overnight, killing at least two people. Chaos gripped Redding, a city of 91,800 people about 100 miles from the Oregon border, as a drumroll of evacuation orders mounted by the hour through the night. […]

Land Use/Forests

Indigenous Peoples Own/Manage a Fourth of Earth’s Land

NEW YORK, New York, July 26, 2018 (ENS) – Indigenous peoples have ownership, use or management rights over at least a quarter of the planet’s land surface, and those lands overlap with 40 percent of all land-based protected areas, finds new mapping research published in the journal “Nature Sustainability.” […]


Trump Attacks Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2018 (ENS) – The Trump administration is proposing new rules for implementing the Endangered Species Act, ESA, that will make it more difficult to recover Threatened and Endangered species across the country. […]

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Warming Rivers Emit Greenhouse Gases

BIRMINGHAM, England, UK, July 20, 2018 (ENS) – Watercourses with high levels of fine sediment and organic materials building up in their stream beds are increasing greenhouse gas emissions from rivers, raising the risk of communicable disease and putting wildlife at risk, new research demonstrates. […]

Land Use/Forests

Poll: Mountain West Rejects Trump Public Lands Policies

DENVER, Colorado, July 18, 2018 (ENS) – A new poll by the Center for Western Priorities shows the growing influence of the Outdoor Voting Bloc in Mountain West swing states. These voters oppose opening more public lands for energy development, rolling back regulations on drilling and mining, and reducing the size of national monuments. […]

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Sustainable Styles Sparkle at UN High Level Forum

NEW YORK, New York, July 17, 2018 (ENS) – New York City is a magnet for America’s fashion designers, but fashion hasn’t been a feature in the sober halls of United Nations headquarters. That changed this week as the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development held its annual meeting there. […]

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Amur Leopards Could Go Extinct as Numbers Dwindle

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, July 15, 2018 (ENS) – Only 84 Critically Endangered Amur leopards, Panthera pardus orientalis, remain in the wild along the southernmost border of Primorskii Province in Russia and Jilin Province of China, according to the latest scientific estimate. […]


Sustainable Development: a Path to Happiness

NEW YORK, New York, July 10, 2018 (ENS) – “It is literally the truth, that sustainable development is the path to happiness,” Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, told the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development that opened on Monday at UN Headquarters. […]


Pruitt Can’t Do It: Under Attack, EPA Head Resigns

WASHINGTON, DC, July 5, 2018 (ENS) – Scott Pruitt resigned as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today in the face of a long list of scandals involving disregard of science, overspending, and abuse of power to enrich himself and his family. […]


The New Oil Cartel Threatening OPEC

NEW DELHI, India, July 5, 2018 (ENS) – When reports emerged that India and China are in talks about forming an oil buyers’ club, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, was too busy with its upcoming June 22 meeting to concern itself with that dangerous alliance. Now, it may be time for OPEC to start worrying. […]


Nuclear Fusion Reactor in France 55 Percent Complete

SAINT PAUL-LEZ-DURANCE, France, July 3, 2018 (ENS) – There may be lingering disagreements among China, the European Union, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia and the United States, but there is one complex project these seven entities have in common that is on track for success – the world’s largest nuclear fusion facility. […]


Court: Pruitt Must Produce Climate Decision Evidence

WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2018 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is trying to delay a court order that requires the agency produce the scientific information Administrator Scott Pruitt relied upon in claiming that human activity is not a “primary contributor” to climate change. […]