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Virus Warriors Get Lab Supplies, 3D Printers, Food, Shoes

WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2020 (ENS) – With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide reaching 3,090,445 today and deaths amounting to 217,769 and rising, the world is still caught in the grip of this deadly virus that emerged in Wuhan, China late last December. Today, many organizations – national, international, public, corporate, and nonprofit – are sharing their resources with people who are risking their own lives to care for others. […]

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Land Use/Forests

Palm Oil Industry Funds Radar to Detect Deforestation

WASHINGTON, DC, April 27, 2020 (ENS) – Ten of the world’s largest palm oil producers and buyers are collaborating to support and fund the development of a new, publicly-available, radar-based forest monitoring system known as Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation, RADD. […]

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Global Collaboration Accelerates New COVID-19 Weapons

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 24, 2020 (ENS) – The World Health Organization, heads of government, health officials, philanthropists, and the private sector partnered Friday in a collaboration to speed the development and production of vaccines and treatments to eradicate the coronavirus pandemic and to make certain that they are distributed quickly and equally around the world. […]

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Rare UV-C Light Rays Remove Coronavirus From Surfaces

SANTA BARBARA, California, April 23, 2020 (ENS) – As the world races to find vaccines, therapies and cures for the deadly respiratory disease COVID-19, the deep ultraviolet color of rare UV-C light rays may soon be seen cleaning surfaces, as well as air and water, contaminated with the novel coronavirus that causes the disease. […]

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Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Fires Spreading Radioactivity

KYIV, Ukraine, April 18, 2020 (ENS) – A huge forest fire in Ukraine that blazed for more than 10 days came within one kilometer (.6 miles) of the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant and poses a continuing radiation risk, Greenpeace Russia warned on Monday, citing satellite images. […]


Earth Day 2020 Features Global Online Climate Event

WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2020 (ENS) – The biggest climate conference of the year will be the Earth Day Week No Fly Conference – just one of the 50th anniversary events marking Earth Day 2020. During this public, free, online event, 100 key experts will meet virtually to share the creative solutions needed to build a better future and avert humanity’s most serious crisis – climate change. […]

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UK Prime Minister Released from Hospital

LONDON, UK, April 12, 2020 (ENS) – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been released from St. Thomas hospital in London where he has spent the past week being treated for a case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that emerged late last year in Wuhan, China. […]

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Virus Lockdown: Violence Behind Closed Doors

NEW YORK, New York, April 9, 2020 (ENS) – “Peace is not just the absence of war. Many women under lockdown for COVID-19 face violence where they should be safest: in their own homes. Today I appeal for peace in homes around the world,” UN chief António Guterres said Sunday. “I urge all governments to put women’s safety first as they respond to the pandemic.” […]

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Low-level Radioactive Waste Could Go to Local Landfills

ROCKVILLE, Maryland, April 8, 2020 (ENS) – As the nation is focused on coping with the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NRC, is quietly moving to permanently deregulate massive amounts of low-level radioactive waste, but not spent nuclear fuel. […]

Land Use/Forests

Trump Erodes Eco-Protections as Americans Die of Virus

DENVER, Colorado, April 7, 2020 (ENS) – As America fought the new coronavirus over the past 30 days, President Donald Trump’s Interior Department rushed through dozens of attacks on the environment, finds a new analysis by the nonprofit Center for Western Priorities. […]

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UK Prime Minister in Intensive Care With Coronavirus

LONDON, UK, April 6, 2020 (ENS) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to an intensive care unit in a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened,” the Prime Minister’s office said in an official statement today. A spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and is receiving “excellent care.” […]

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Trump Kills Obama’s Clean Car Standards

WASHINGTON, DC, April 3, 2020 (ENS) – The Republican administration of President Donald Trump has not let the deadly coronavirus crisis stop it from getting rid of Obama-era federal fuel efficiency standards and replacing them with a less ambitious plan. The Trump plan is estimated to increase carbon emissions by 2.2 billion metric tonnes and cost Americans a total of US$300 billion. […]

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Race for a Virus Shield: 50 Vaccines in Development

WASHINGTON, DC, April 1, 2020 (ENS) – Vaccine researchers around the world are laser-focused on developing a vaccine to defeat COVID-19, the deadly disease caused by the novel coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China in December. With dozens of vaccine projects in the works, a panel of experts met to assess progress and outline the continuing challenges. […]