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MIT Engineers Find New Way to Remove CO2 From Air

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 29, 2019 (ENS) – A new way of removing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from a stream of air could provide a valuable tool in the battle against climate change say the engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, who developed the new system. […]

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South Africa Reclassifies 33 Wild Species as Farm Animals

PRETORIA, South Africa, October 25, 2019 (ENS) – By the stroke of a legislative pen, a list of iconic and, in some cases, endangered wild animals can now be manipulated as farming stock. Lions, cheetahs, rhinos, and zebras are among 33 wild species which became farm animals as of May… […]

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Dam Development Is ‘Silencing’ the Mekong River

BANGKOK, Thailand, October 24, 2019 (ENS) – In five days, the Xayaburi Hydropower Project on the Mekong River in northern Laos will formally begin operations. As the first dam on the lower Mekong mainstream, this marks a turning point for the Mekong River. […]


Total Sued Under France’s New Duty of Vigilance Law

PARIS, France, October 23, 2019 (ENS) – Today six environmental groups in France and Uganda, led by Friends of the Earth, are taking the French multinational energy company Total to court for its failure to elaborate and implement its human rights and environmental vigilance plan in Uganda. This is the first legal action under the 2017 French Duty of Vigilance law, which aims to address corporate negligence. […]

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Turning the Plastic Tide

NEW YORK, New York, October 22, 2019 (ENS) – Every minute around the world, almost one million plastic bottles are purchased. As the environmental impact of that plastic tide swells into a political issue, packaged goods sellers and retailers, pressured to stem the flow of single-use bottles and containers, are coming up with new ideas and technologies. […]

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Highly Radioactive Particles From Fukushima Mapped

FUKOKA, Japan, October 22, 2019 (ENS) – The distribution, number, source, and movement of radioactive microparticles in the environment following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown has been poorly understood, but new research from an international team of scientists has produced a way for researchers to quantify the amount of cesium-rich microparticles in soil and sediment samples. […]

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Wildfires Devour Parts of Lebanon, Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon, October 16, 2019 (ENS) – Wildfires blazed across parts of Lebanon Tuesday after forcing some residents to abandon their homes in the middle of the night. Others were stuck in their houses as the flames tore through villages south of Beirut, officials said. […]


Met Police Ban Climate Protesters From London

LONDON, UK, October 15, 2019 (ENS) – London’s Metropolitan Police Service Monday banned demonstrations by the climate change protest movement Extinction Rebellion in central London, under Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986. This law allows “conditions” to be placed on public assemblies. […]


Big City Mayors Support Global Green New Deal

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, October 14, 2019 (ENS) – The mayors of many of the world’s largest cities have announced their support for a Global Green New Deal and declared their recognition that the Earth is gripped by a global climate emergency. These leaders were participants in the 2019 C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen October 9 – 12. […]

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Indianapolis Hosts 1st Global Center for Species Survival

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2019 (ENS) – The world’s first Global Center for Species Survival, GCSS, will open next year at the Indianapolis Zoo in Indianapolis, Indiana in the midwestern United States under a new agreement between the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, and the zoo. […]


Leaders Pledge Decade of Action for Sustainable Goals

NEW YORK, New York, September 28, 2019 (ENS) – The first UN summit on the progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development closed on a hopeful note Thursday, with Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed declaring success in the “spoken word, the voice of youth, the commitment of civil society, the power of an active citizenry and the leadership of our governments.” […]