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Automakers Reject Trump Rollback of Clean Car Standards

SACRAMENTO, California, July 26, 2019 (ENS) – As the Trump administration prepares to roll back emission standards for light-duty cars and trucks, a consortium of four automakers and the state of California have agreed on a voluntary framework to reduce emissions as an alternative path forward for clean vehicle standards nationwide. […]


Wildlife Changing Too Slowly to Survive Climate Change

BERLIN, Germany, July 23, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change can threaten species and extinctions can impact ecosystem health, so it is of vital importance to assess how animals respond to changing environmental conditions, and whether these shifts enable the persistence of populations in the long run. […]

Land Use/Forests

European Union Acts to Safeguard World’s Forests

BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 23, 2019 (ENS) – The European Commission today set out a new framework of actions to protect and restore the world’s forests, which host 80 percent of biodiversity on land, support the livelihoods of around 25 percent of the world’s population, and are vital to efforts to fight climate change. […]

Land Use/Forests

New World Heritage Status for China’s Birds, Iran’s Ancient Forest

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 13, 2019 (ENS) – The World Heritage Committee inscribed 29 new natural and cultural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during this year’s session, which took place in Baku from June 30 to July 10 under the chairmanship of Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture Abulfas Garayev. […]

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Global Operation Thunderball Grabs Wildlife Criminals

LYON, France, July 12, 2019 (ENS) – A global joint customs and police operation all during the month of June seized large quantities of internationally protected plants and animals, from live big cats and primates to timber, and made hundreds of arrests of suspected smugglers worldwide. […]

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World’s Biggest Algae Bloom ‘Here to Stay’

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 9, 2019 (ENS) – The largest bloom of macroalgae in the world, an unprecedented belt of brown algae, now stretches from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico – and it’s likely here to stay warn scientists at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg’s College of Marine Science. […]


Counterfeit Food and Drink Seized in Global Operation

LYON, France, July 1, 2019 (ENS) – More than US$117 million worth of potentially dangerous fake food and drink was seized and 672 individuals arrested worldwide in Interpol’s latest Operation Opson. Tampered expiry dates on cheese and chicken, controlled medicines added to drink products and meat stored in unsanitary conditions were some of the offenses discovered… […]