Archive for: July, 2018

Chevron Defeated in Ecuador’s Constitutional Court

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...

 

Deadly Redding Fire Claims Three More Lives

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 Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to...

 

Fierce California Wildfire Kills Two, Forces Evacuations

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,...

 

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

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...

 

Trump Attacks Endangered Species Act

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. Conservation...

 

Warming Rivers Emit Greenhouse Gases

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...

 

Poll: Mountain West Rejects Trump Public Lands Policies

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. Candidates who listen to these voters will hear strong...

 

Sustainable Styles Sparkle at UN High Level Forum

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...

 

Amur Leopards Could Go Extinct as Numbers Dwindle

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...

 

Iceberg Four Miles Wide Splits Off Greenland Glacier

Iceberg Four Miles Wide Splits Off Greenland Glacier

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 14, 2018 (ENS) – An iceberg four miles (six kilometers) wide has broken off a glacier on Greenland’s east coast. It happened in late June while American scientists were there and were able to record...

 

Sustainable Development: a Path to Happiness

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,...

 

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

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...

 

The New Oil Cartel Threatening OPEC

The New Oil Cartel Threatening OPEC

  By Irina Slav 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...

 

Nuclear Fusion Reactor in France 55 Percent Complete

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...

 

Court: Pruitt Must Produce Climate Decision Evidence

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...

 
 
 
 

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