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40 Million Medical Pros Prescribe Green Recovery for G20

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 27, 2020 (ENS) – Forty million health professionals Tuesday sent a letter to the leaders of each of the G20 nations, calling for a healthy and green recovery from COVID-19. They advised that the G20 leaders invest in public health and involve their medical and scientific communities in developing stimulus packages to help their economies recover. […]

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Polluting Michigan Power Plants to Close December 2022

DETROIT, Michigan, May 27, 2020 (ENS) – DTE Energy has agreed to a date certain to close three polluting coal-fired power plans, and the company will invest $7.5 million dollars to support environmental and sustainable improvements in Wayne County, Michigan. […]

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South Africa’s Live Wild Animal Trade to China Exposed

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 26, 2020 (ENS) – Chimpanzees, Bengal tigers, wolves, wild dogs and lions are among thousands of endangered wild animals exported from South Africa to China, sometimes in contravention of regulations imposed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), often in shameful conditions. […]

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Cyclone Amphun Blasts India, Bangladesh, Killing 100+

DELHI, India, May 22, 2020 (ENS) – At least 102 people have lost their lives as the intense cyclone Amphan slammed into India and Bangladesh on Wednesday and Thursday, smashing thousands of homes and flooding low-lying areas with torrential rain. As the storm made landfall on Wednesday evening, local time, roughly 4.2 million people were evacuated in coastal India and Bangladesh. […]

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Dangerous 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, May 21, 2020 (ENS) – There is a 60 percent chance of an above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, with three to six major hurricanes, forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, announced today ahead of the Atlantic hurricane season – June 1 through November 30. […]


Vulnerable Nations Receive Billions for Virus Response

WASHINGTON, DC, May 20, 2020 (ENS) – The unprecedented coronavirus crisis the world is now going through could push 60 million people in developing countries into extreme poverty, the head of the World Bank Group warned today while announcing financial assistance to 100 of the poorest and most vulnerable countries. […]


Impact Investors Confront Coronavirus Crisis

NEW YORK, New York, May 18, 2020 (ENS) – A new coalition of impact investors has come together to bring their formidable entrepreneurial skills to bear on the novel coronavirus and the deadly disease it causes, COVID-19. The coalition aims to help communities around the world weather this crisis and emerge with a renewed commitment to building a more inclusive and resilient system over the long-term. […]


Opinion: Farmers Deserve Support to Cope With Stress

By Bob Worth, LAKE BENTON, Minnesota, May 13, 2020 (ENS) – Farm stress is certainly not a new concept. My father saw rural suicide rates spike in his farming days in the 1930s. When I was a young farmer just getting started in the ‘80s, I got super depressed. Interest rates were as high as 21 percent, while land and machinery values plummeted. […]

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Lawsuit Tests Trump’s Grab of $7.2B for Border Wall

WASHINGTON, DC, May 12, 2020 (ENS) – Conservation groups today sued the Trump administration for taking $7.2 billion from the Department of Defense for border wall construction from the Pacific Ocean to the Rio Grande Valley without congressional approval. To date, Trump has taken more than $13 billion from the Department of Defense for border walls. […]

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Greener Process Grows U.S. Supply of Rare Earth Metals

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, May 11, 2020 (ENS) – Mining for rare earth metals is about to become more environmentally and economically feasible though a process newly developed and patented at Purdue University. These new environmentally-friendly technologies promise to be game-changers in this field and could enable the United States to create a more stable and reliable domestic source of these essential metals. […]


Dogs Trained to Sniff Out Coronavirus Could Start in July

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 6, 2020 (ENS) – Scent detection dogs are being trained to discriminate between samples from COVID-19 positive and COVID-19 negative patients under a new research initiative at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, usually called Penn Vet. Preliminary screening of live humans by trained dogs could begin as early as July. […]

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Montana Court Vacates 278 BLM Oil and Gas Leases

GREAT FALLS, Montana, May 5, 2020 (ENS) – Montana landowners, farmers, and conservation groups have won a victory in their effort to protect local groundwater and the climate. A federal judge has ruled that the Bureau of Land Management, BLM, failed to consider risks to Montana’s environment and water supply before issuing 287 oil and gas leases in the December 2017 and March 2018 lease sales. […]

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Global Vaccine Telethon Raises $8 Billion Without USA

BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 5, 2020 (ENS) – To battle the deadly coronavirus, six countries, the European Commission and the Bill & Melina Gates Foundation Monday pledged billions in new funding to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The money will support universal access to a future COVID-19 vaccine and also will support the immunization of hundreds of millions of children with existing vaccines against pneumonia, measles, and polio. […]


New York State Recruits Army of Virus Contact Tracers

ALBANY, New York, May 4, 2020 (ENS) – Amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic that has hit New York harder than any other state, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York’s contact tracing pilot program, with leadership from former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, will begin in the coming weeks. […]

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Pandemic Shock to Energy Industry Greatest in 70 Years

PARIS, France, May 4, 2020 (ENS) – The global COVID-19 pandemic has massively disrupted the global economy, forcing large parts of the world into confinement and “creating the largest shock to the global energy system in more than seven decades,” the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in an unprecedented urgent report. […]

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First Invasive ‘Murder Hornets’ Found in United States

OLYMPIA, Washington, May 4, 2020 (ENS) – “Murder hornets,” known officially as Asian giant hornets, Vespa mandarinia, have made their first appearance in the United States. These giant stinging insects, the world’s largest species of hornet, are an invasive species and a known predator of honeybees. They were found for the first time in the United States late last year in northwest Washington, according to the state’s Department of Agriculture. […]