Archive for: April, 2019

New York City Ends Reliance on Plastic Tableware

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...

 

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

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...

 

Smartphone Test Detects Arsenic-Contaminated Water

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...

 

Curry Spices Ease Air Pollution Breathing Problems

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...

 

Climate Change Disrupts Recovery of Great Barrier Reef

Climate Change Disrupts Recovery of Great Barrier Reef

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, April 13, 2019 (ENS) – The damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef by the warming climate has compromised the capacity of its corals to recover, finds new research published earlier this month...

 

Seeing the Unseeable: First Image of a Black Hole

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...

 

Trump’s Choice to Head Interior Divides Washington

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...

 

Whales to Be Freed From Russian Whale Jail This Summer

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...

 

Japan Restricts Its Whalers to Japanese Waters

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,...

 

Yankees Play Ball With UN Sports for Climate Action

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...

 
 
 
 

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