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Children, Hope of the World, At Risk

NEW YORK, New York, December 31, 2019 (ENS) – Young people are his greatest source of hope, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the world today in his New Year’s message. “From climate action to gender equality to social justice and human rights, your generation is on the frontlines and in the headlines,” he said. “I am inspired by your passion and determination.” […]


Weak COP25 Outcome Disappoints Despite Achievements

MADRID, Spain, December 16, 2019 (ENS) – Climate negotiations lasting 16 days failed to find common ground on international carbon trading rules, one of the important issues at the UN’s COP25 climate summit in Madrid, which wrapped Sunday with a weak accord despite urging from the United Nations and civil society groups to address the climate emergency with “ambition.” […]

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New Animal Rules Rattle South African Tourism Industry

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 13, 2019 (ENS) – Interactions with all infant wildlife, walking with predators or elephants, interacting with predators and the riding of wild animals are no longer acceptable practices, according to the South African Tourism Services Association, SATSA. […]


Climate Activists Kicked Out of COP25 Are Readmitted

MADRID, Spain, December 12, 2019 (ENS) – Young activists who occupied the main stage at the United Nations’ COP 25 climate conference in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday during the “high-level” part of the meeting, demanding that world leaders do more to address the climate crisis, were ejected from the building and stripped of their badges. […]


New York State Bans Aerial Spraying of Chlorpyrifos

ALBANY, New York, December 11, 2019 (ENS) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday directed the state Department of Environmental Conservation, DEC, to take immediate action to ban aerial use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. New restrictions on the toxic substance will protect New Yorkers, especially children, from adverse health impacts. […]

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Courageous Young People Battle Climate Crisis

MADRID, Spain, December 10, 2019 (ENS) – As environmental disasters unfolded across the world in 2019, it is fearless children and young adults who have dared to speak out in defense of their right to a safe and healthy future with a liveable climate, clean air, and clean water.



Greenhouse Gases Hit Yet Another Record High

GENEVA, Switzerland, November 26, 2019 (ENS) – Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization, WMO. This continuing long-term trend means that future generations will be confronted with increasingly severe impacts of climate change… […]

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European Investment Bank to Stop Financing Fossil Fuels

KIRCHBERG, Luxembourg, November 19, 2019 (ENS) – The European Investment Bank will end financing for fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021, bank officials have announced. Future financing from the world’s largest international public lending institution will accelerate clean energy innovation, energy efficiency, and renewables. […]


Rare Earth Elements Focus of U.S.-Australia Agreement

WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2019 (ENS) – Officials from the United States and Australia today signed a memorandum of understanding pledging cooperation to secure a steady supply of the energy mineral resources essential for meeting the world’s booming demand for electric vehicles, smartphones, jet aircraft, and solar panels. […]

Land Use/Forests

Australia’s Victoria State Protects Old-Growth Forests

MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia, November 18, 2019 (ENS) – Logging in the remaining old-growth forests of the Australian state of Victoria will cease immediately, protecting around 90,000 hectares, with logging in all native forests across the state to stop by 2030, according to a new plan announced by the Labor Government of Premier Daniel Andrews. […]

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Eastern U.S Shivers in Record Cold Weather

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, November 13, 2019 (ENS) – The arctic outbreak that has been gripping much of the central and eastern United States will culminate this morning with more than 100 locations expected to tie or set new low-temperature records. […]


Science in Action: Arctic Residents Embrace Renewables

HANOVER, New Hampshire, November 12, 2019 (ENS) – Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College has accepted an invitation to partner with Qaanaaq, an Arctic hunting and fishing community in northwestern Greenland, as the residents transition to renewable energy and an affordable, sustainable future. […]

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Fixation on Nitrogen

PRINCETON, New Jersey, November 11, 2019 (ENS) – Scientists at three North American universities have discovered one of nature’s “backup methods” for converting nitrogen into plant nutrients. Research published today in the journal “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,” shows that the process may be more resilient than previously known. […]


Violence in Chile Pushes UN Climate Conference to Spain

SANTIAGO, Chile, November 6, 2019 (ENS) – Violent anti-government protests that have left at least 18 people dead, have cost Chile its role as host country for this year’s 10-day UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) due to start December 2 – the last such conference to take place before 2020 when the Paris Agreement on climate takes effect. […]

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MIT Engineers Find New Way to Remove CO2 From Air

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 29, 2019 (ENS) – A new way of removing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from a stream of air could provide a valuable tool in the battle against climate change say the engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, who developed the new system. […]