First Awards Recognize Greenest U.S. Restaurants

BOSTON, Massachusetts, September 27, 2018 (ENS) – The Green Restaurant Association today announced the winners of the first Green Restaurant Awards, given to establishments across the United States for a spectrum of accomplishments that include: serving certified organic, locally sourced, and humanely raised foods… […]


Foundations Pledge $4 Billion Climate ‘Down Payment’

SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 18, 2018 (ENS) – Philanthropic foundations from across the United States and around the world have just offered to spend $4 billion over the next five years to fight climate change – the largest climate-related philanthropic commitment ever made. […]


Trump Removes Oil Train Safety Brake Requirement

WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2018 (ENS) – Cost won out over safety, as the Trump administration Monday repealed an oil train regulation regarding the type of brakes the trains must have. Critics say the change will increase the risk posed by oil train derailments. […]

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Sustainable Ambitions: Michelin Plans for 2048

CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, September 24, 2018 (ENS) – To the French tire manufacturer Michelin, Ambition 2048 means a whole new strategy of using sustainable materials in tire manufacturing and recycling. It means that in the year 2048 Michelin plans to make its tires using 80 percent sustainable materials, and 100 percent of those tires will be recycled. […]


Big Corporations Vow to Slash Greenhouse Gas Emissions

SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 21, 2018 (ENS) – United Airlines has become the first U.S. airline to publicly commit to cutting its own greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050, strengthening the carrier’s stated ambition to be “the world’s most environmentally conscious airline.” […]

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Florence Blows Away But Flooding Persists

RALEIGH, North Carolina, September 20, 2018 (ENS) – Across the Carolinas, many communities are lifting evacuation orders and cleaning up following last week’s Hurricane Florence, but North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is warning that major flooding is still occurring on many of the state’s rivers… […]


Global Climate Action Summit Strives to Stoke Ambition

SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 14, 2018 (ENS) – In closing remarks at the Global Climate Action Summit, California Governor Jerry Brown today announced that the State of California is joining with San Francisco-based Earth imaging company Planet Labs to develop and launch a satellite to track climate change-causing pollutants and help reduce these destructive emissions. […]


Worldwide Cancer Burden Growing Year by Year

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 12, 2018 (ENS) – The global cancer burden is estimated to have risen to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths in 2018, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, IARC, which today released the latest estimates in a new report. […]

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Zinke Cedes Federal Wildlife Protection to the States

WASHINGTON, DC, September 11, 2018 (ENS) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has handed federal wildlife protection powers over to the state governments. On Monday, Zinke announced a “commitment to defer” to state hunting and fishing practices on all lands over which the Department of the Interior has had responsibility. […]


California Passes 100 Percent Clean Electricity Bill

SACRAMENTO, California, September 10, 2018 (ENS) – Putting his stamp of approval on California’s global climate leadership, Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 100, which sets a 100 percent clean electricity goal for the state. The governor also issued an executive order establishing a new target to achieve carbon neutrality – both by 2045. […]

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Strong Hurricane Florence Targets U.S. Atlantic Coast

MIAMI, Florida, September 10, 2018 (ENS) – September has brought a surge in storm activity to the previously quiet Atlantic Basin. Currently, three hurricanes – Florence, Isaac, and Helene  – are swirling between the west coast of Africa and the east coast of the United States.  […]

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Tree Sitters Protest Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline

ELLISTON, Virginia, September 5, 2018 (ENS) – Early Wednesday morning, two new tree sits were erected in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Montgomery County, Virginia. These blockades are intended to protect trees on the pipeline easement that have not been cleared, and are located within five miles of a site where the pipeline is proposed to cross the Roanoke River. […]