Oregon Governor Signs Offshore Drilling Ban into Law

SALEM, Oregon, March 27, 2019 (ENS) – Oregon Governor Kate Brown, a Democrat, today signed a bill into law that creates a new line of defense against offshore oil and gas drilling that could undermine the coast’s thriving tourism, recreation and fishing industries. […]


Melting Glaciers Reveal Everest Graveyard

KATHMANDU, Nepal, March 22, 2019 (ENS) – The snow and ice that has shrouded Mount Everest for thousands of years is melting in the warming climate, exposing the bodies of climbers who have lost their lives on the world’s highest peak. […]


Judge: Fracking Permits Must Count Future Climate Impact

WASHINGTON, DC, March 20, 2019 (ENS) – A federal judge late Tuesday rejected the lease of certain public lands for fracking and ordered a halt to drilling on more than 300,000 acres in Wyoming until the Bureau of Land Management accounts for the impacts of such fracking on the future climate. […]

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Goal of Top Spanish Soccer Team: Climate Neutrality

SEVILLE, Spain, March 20, 2019 (ENS) – In an unprecedented move for a La Liga soccer club, Sevilla-based Real Betis Balompié has officially joined the Climate Neutral Now initiative of UN Climate Change. The club will take action to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and to compensate for the remaining emissions. […]

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Extinction Looms for World’s Smallest Porpoise

LA JOLLA, California, March 18, 2019 (ENS) – Only 10 vaquita porpoises likely remain in the world, marine mammal scientists reveal in a new report,  warning that the animal’s extinction is certain without bold, immediate action to remove gillnets from their habitat. […]


Student Climate Strikers: Don’t Burn Our Future

WASHINGTON, DC, March 15, 2019 (ENS) – Millions of young people in 123 countries are skipping classes and staying out of school today on a strike for immediate government action to curb climate change before the planet becomes uninhabitable for their generation. […]

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Women Seek Equality, Balance on International Women’s Day

NEW YORK, New York, March 8, 2019 (ENS) – International Women’s Day has two themes this year. The theme “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change,” addresses infrastructure, systems and frameworks in a male-defined culture. The theme #BalanceforBetter inspires action to drive gender balance throughout the world. […]


Indigenous Woman Attacked at Trudeau Climate Rally

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, March 8, 2019 (ENS) – A young Indigenous woman protesting Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s environmental policies on Native land was assaulted by a Liberal supporter during the Prime Minister’s climate rally at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto Monday night. […]


ExxonMobil Fined $616,000 for Fire That Killed Two

WASHINGTON, DC, March 6, 2019 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency have settled with ExxonMobil Oil Corporation to resolve federal Clean Air Act claims arising from a 2013 fire at the company’s oil refinery in Beaumont, Texas that killed two employees and injured 10 others. […]