Beto O’Rourke’s $5 Trillion Climate Crisis Plan

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California, April 29, 2019 (ENS) – Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke today proposed a climate change action plan that would mobilize $5 trillion over 10 years, require net-zero emissions by 2050 and address “the greatest threat” facing the human race. […]


Earth Day 2019 Marked By Climate Concerns

WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2019 (ENS) – “Our magnificent planet is always ready for its close-up,” says the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA. Today, on Earth Day, April 22, NASA wants you to share how you see it. […]

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New York City Ends Reliance on Plastic Tableware

NEW YORK, New York, April 15, 2019 – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order today that will end the direct city purchase of unnecessary single-use plastics in favor of compostable or recyclable alternatives. New York City purchases at least 1.1 million pounds of single-use plastic tableware every year… […]

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U.S. States Fight Trump Revision of Clean Water Rule

SACRAMENTO, California, April 15, 2019 (ENS) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a multistate letter urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw a proposed rule that would exclude many U.S. waterways from vital federal protections. […]

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Smartphone Test Detects Arsenic-Contaminated Water

EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 15, 2019 (ENS) – A smartphone device developed at the University of Edinburgh could help millions of people avoid arsenic-tainted drinking water. Water contamination by heavy metals is a worldwide health issue, and arsenic is one of the main dangers. […]


Curry Spices Ease Air Pollution Breathing Problems

OSAKA, Japan, April 14, 2019 (ENS) – Spices often used in curry can counteract respiratory problems caused by fine particle pollution in the air, finds a joint study by Japanese curry roux maker House Foods Corp. and a professor at state-run Kyoto University. […]

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Seeing the Unseeable: First Image of a Black Hole

WASHINGTON, DC, April 11, 2019 (ENS) – An international team of scientists has for the first time captured an image of a black hole. Revealed Wednesday by researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope, the image shows a bright ring of material surrounding a dark center … […]


Trump’s Choice to Head Interior Divides Washington

WASHINGTON, DC, April 9, 2019 (ENS) – David Longly Bernhardt is an attorney, government administrator, and former lobbyist for the oil and water industries who serves as Acting United States Secretary of the Interior. He is fighting for the department’s top position in the Senate, where he is going through the confirmation process … […]

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Whales to Be Freed From Russian Whale Jail This Summer

NAKHODKA, Russia, April 9, 2019 (ENS) – Officials in Russia have agreed to free almost 100 whales held in cramped sea pens in the Russian Far East for nearly a year after being caught for sale to foreign aquariums, especially in China and elsewhere in Asia. […]

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Japan Restricts Its Whalers to Japanese Waters

TOKYO, Japan, April 7, 2019 (ENS) – Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga, issued a written statement in the last week of 2018 announcing the government’s decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission, IWC, in order “to resume commercial whaling” within its territorial waters … […]

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Yankees Play Ball With UN Sports for Climate Action

NEW YORK, New York, April 4, 2019 (ENS) – The New York Yankees baseball team has chosen to play for a sustainable future by signing the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework. The Yankees are the first major North American sports team to sign the Framework, which aims to bring greenhouse emissions into line with the Paris Climate Agreement… […]