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2019 Super Bowl Most Sustainable Ever

ATLANTA, Georgia, January 30, 2019 (ENS) – The City of Atlanta and the National Football League are proud of the sustainability that will be evident throughout this weekend’s 53rd Super Bowl contest between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams  at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. […]

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Dangerous Deep Freeze Shuts Down Much of USA

CHICAGO, Illinois, January 30, 2019 (ENS) – One of the coldest Arctic air masses in recent memory is pushing south into the Upper Midwest and spreading across much of the eastern two-thirds of the country. The bitter cold stretches from the Dakotas east to Maine, with snow expected as far south as Alabama and Georgia. […]

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Brazilian Mine Tailings Dam Breaks, Killing Dozens

BRUMADINHO, Brazil, January 28, 2019 (ENS) – The death toll rose to 60 on Monday, with just over 300 people still listed as missing after a mining waste dam at Vale SA’s Corrego do Feijao mine collapsed on Friday. The resulting mudslide buried homes and mining facilities in Brumadinho in Brazil’s southeastern state of Minas Gerais. […]

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Canadian Arctic Ice Retreat Exposes Ancient Lands

BOULDER, Colorado, January 25, 2019 (ENS) – Glacial retreat in the Canadian Arctic has uncovered landscapes that have not been ice-free in more than 40,000 years, and the region is experiencing its warmest century in 115,000 years, finds new University of Colorado Boulder research. […]

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Heatwave Parches Australia, Kills Wild Horses

CANBERRA, Australia, January 24, 2019 (ENS) – “What a contrast we’re seeing this week,” said Australian senior meteorologist Dr. Adam Morgan, “with record-breaking heat across southern Australia and the monsoon arriving, finally, across the tropics.” […]

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San Francisco Doubles Down on Recycling

SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 24, 2019 (ENS) – When faced with a challenge, the city of San Francisco rededicated itself to recycling. One year ago, when China announced it would no longer accept shipments of recycled materials from foreign countries, the world lost its biggest customer for bales of recycled paper and recycled plastic. […]

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OECD: Firms Thrive Under EU’s Emissions Trading System

PARIS, France, January 24, 2019 (ENS) – Emissions limits set by the European Union’s Emissions Trading System have not hurt revenue, profits or employment at firms subject to the cap-and-trade program over the years 2005-2014, finds a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). […]


Climate Tipping Point Could Occur Sooner Than We Think

NEW YORK, New York, January 23, 2019 (ENS) – A Columbia Engineering study, published today in the journal “Nature,” confirms the urgency of tackling climate change. Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018, rising by 3.4 percent in the United States alone, and oceans and forests are approaching their uptake limits. […]


Innovative High Protein Rice Delivers Nutrition Boost

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, January 23, 2019 (ENS) – More than 750 million people don’t get enough nutrients from their food, and that worries Herry Utomo, a professor at Louisiana State University. The majority of these people live in communities that eat lots of rice. He reasons that rice bred for extra protein could enhance the nourishment they get from each bowl. […]

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What Motivates Congo’s Wildlife Conservation Rangers?

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 22, 2019 (ENS) – Being a conservation ranger is one of the most difficult and dangerous jobs on Earth. Rangers risk their lives every day in the ongoing conflict with gangs of poachers over some of the rarest and most endangered animals. […]

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High-Level Panel to Review South Africa’s Lion Bone Trade

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, January 10, 2019 (ENS) – South Africa’s new Minister of Environmental Affairs Nomvula Paula Mokonyane says the agency will appoint a high-level panel to review policies and legislation on matters related to elephant, lion, leopard and rhinoceros handling, management, breeding, hunting and trade. […]

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Wild & Scenic Films Inspire Future Leaders

NEVADA CITY, California, January 10, 2019 (ENS) – The South Yuba River Citizens League’s 17th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival opens its annual showing January 17 in the historic downtown areas of Nevada City and Grass Valley, California. […]


U.S. States to Cap and Trade Transport Emissions

WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2019 (ENS) – All along the U.S. Atlantic coast, nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states have decided to jointly develop cleaner transportation systems that reduce congestion, promote walking, bicycling and transit, support innovation and economic growth, improve air quality, and build resilience to extreme weather. […]


New Speaker Pelosi Creates Select Climate Committee

WASHINGTON, DC, January 3, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change was front and center as California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was today re-elected to a second term as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Democrats took control of that branch of government from Republicans after the mid-term elections. […]