Archive for: December, 2020

$100 Million for a More Sustainable Fashion Industry

$100 Million for a More Sustainable Fashion Industry

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, December 21, 2020 (ENS) – Two fashion organizations, one on each side of the globe – the nonprofit H&M Foundation in Stockholm and the government of Hong Kong’s Research Institute of Textiles and...

 

Largest Coal-fired Power Plant in U.S. West Demolished

Largest Coal-fired Power Plant in U.S. West Demolished

  PAGE, Arizona, December 19, 2020 (ENS) – For 45 years the Navajo Generating Station was the largest coal-fired power plant in the western United States – a 2.25-gigawatt facility located on the Navajo Nation, near Lake Powell...

 

Secret Canada-U.S. Plastic Waste Trade Deal Revealed

Secret Canada-U.S. Plastic Waste Trade Deal Revealed

  SEATTLE, Washington, December 18, 2020 (ENS) – Environmental groups are calling a secret agreement on plastic wastes signed between Canada and the United States “illegal, unacceptable and dangerous.” In a letter to Canadian...

 

U.S. Hispanics High Risk for Arsenic in Drinking Water

U.S. Hispanics High Risk for Arsenic in Drinking Water

  NEW YORK, New York, December 17, 2020 (ENS) – Community water systems that fail to comply with the federal arsenic standard are most likely to occur in the Southwest, serving Hispanic communities, rural populations of around 1,000,...

 

Electoral College Affirms Biden Headed for White House

Electoral College Affirms Biden Headed for White House

  WILMINGTON, Delaware, December 15, 2020 (ENS) – The U.S. Electoral College has formally elected the Democratic ticket of former vice president Joe Biden and incumbent U.S. senator from California Kamala Harris as president and vice...

 

New Trump EPA Rule Slow-Walks Clean Air Regulations

New Trump EPA Rule Slow-Walks Clean Air Regulations

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 9, 2020 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today finalized a procedural rule that the agency says will “improve the rulemaking process under the Clean Air Act by establishing requirements...

 

The Killing of Killer Whales

The Killing of Killer Whales

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, December 9, 2020 (ENS) – When marine predators themselves face mortal threats, researchers at the University of British Columbia studying orca deaths in Pacific Ocean waters believe that human tampering...

 

New Book Links Southeast Asia’s Wildlife Trade to COVID

New Book Links Southeast Asia’s Wildlife Trade to COVID

  HANOI, Vietnam, December 8, 2020 (ENS) – “The price of the private dining room would be included in the price of the pangolin, along with the rest of the dinner.” In this excerpt from his new book, “Pangolins:...

 

Deadly 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Smashes Records

Deadly 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Smashes Records

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 7, 2020 (ENS) – The extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is finally over, after a record-breaking 30 named storms and 12 landfalling storms in the continental United States, breaking a record...

 

Oil and Gas Firms Take Initiative on Methane Emissions

Oil and Gas Firms Take Initiative on Methane Emissions

  NEW YORK, New York, December 6, 2020 (ENS) – Major players in the oil and gas industry such as Shell, BP and Total have agreed to report emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane with a new, much higher level of transparency....

 

Australian Radio Telescope Maps Universe at Warp Speed

Australian Radio Telescope Maps Universe at Warp Speed

  PERTH, Australia, December 1, 2020 (ENS) – A radio telescope in the outback of Western Australia is creating a new atlas of the universe at astonishing speed, mapping some three million galaxies in just 300 hours. The Australian...

 
 
 
 

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