Archive for: February, 2021

Tarry Oil From Unknown Source Fouls Israeli Beaches

Tarry Oil From Unknown Source Fouls Israeli Beaches

  TEL AVIV, Israel, February 28, 2021 (ENS) – The level of tarry pollution on Israel’s Rosh Hanikra Beach near the Lebanese border is now rated medium-heavy, after new lumps of tar washed ashore on Sunday after contractors and...

 

Puerto Rican Jailed for Trafficking Protected Corals

Puerto Rican Jailed for Trafficking Protected Corals

  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, February 25, 2021 (ENS) – A Puerto Rican man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for felonies involving the trafficking and false labeling of protected reef creatures in an effort to avoid...

 

Russian Tanker First to Sail Arctic Sea Route in Winter

Russian Tanker First to Sail Arctic Sea Route in Winter

  ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, February 22, 2021 (ENS) – The Arctic’s icy Northern Sea Route is melting, allowing the Russian icebreaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie to complete her experimental round trip voyage across the...

 

America Rejoins World Accord to Limit Climate Crisis

America Rejoins World Accord to Limit Climate Crisis

  NEW YORK, New York, February 21, 2021 (ENS) – The community of nations welcomed the United States back into the Paris Climate Accord on Friday with the approval of American conservationists, politicians on both sides of the aisle...

 

Dow Chemical Fined Millions for Illegal Flaring

Dow Chemical Fined Millions for Illegal Flaring

  HAHNVILLE, Louisiana, February 18, 2021 (ENS) – Thousands of tons of air pollution emitted in flares by four manufacturing facilities in Texas and Louisiana will be reduced under a settlement reached by the companies in January...

 

Changing Climate Top Threat to Natural World Heritage

Changing Climate Top Threat to Natural World Heritage

  GLAND, Switzerland, February 17, 2021 (ENS) – Climate change is now the biggest threat to natural World Heritage sites with their incomparable landscapes, rare ecological processes, critical habitat and exceptional biodiversity,...

 

Police Target the Most Lucrative of Environmental Crimes

Police Target the Most Lucrative of Environmental Crimes

  LYON, France, February 16, 2021 (ENS) – A decade of forestry crime operations, fighting the looting of natural resources such as timber and charcoal in some of the world’s poorest countries, has given the international police...

 

Texas Oil Co Fined Millions for Fouling Wyoming Waters

Texas Oil Co Fined Millions for Fouling Wyoming Waters

  CHEYENNE, Wyoming, February 15, 2021 (ENS) – A settlement has been reached between the U.S. government and the oil and gas company Fleur de Lis Energy, which has agreed to pay $1.9 million for violating the Clean Water Act in Wyoming....

 

Blowing Snow, Ice Storms Paralyze Much of United States

Blowing Snow, Ice Storms Paralyze Much of United States

  COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, February 13, 2021 (ENS) – More than 100 million Americans are currently under Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Storm Watches, or Winter Weather Advisories as coast-to-coast stormy winter weather is happening...

 

Silica-Silver Plastic Film Kills Coronavirus on Contact

Silica-Silver Plastic Film Kills Coronavirus on Contact

  SAO PAULO, Brazil, February 13, 2021 (ENS) – A plastic film that can deactivate 99.99 percent of the virus that causes COVID-19 in 15 minutes has been released by an international team of companies and universities from Brazil and...

 

Biden Lifts Emergency on U.S.-Mexico Border, Stops Wall

Biden Lifts Emergency on U.S.-Mexico Border, Stops Wall

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 11, 2021 (ENS) – A national emergency no longer exists at the U.S. southern border with Mexico; it has been terminated after nearly two years. On Wednesday, President Joe Biden issued a proclamation that...

 

Youth Climate Case Headed for U.S. Supreme Court

Youth Climate Case Headed for U.S. Supreme Court

  EUGENE, Oregon, February 10, 2021 (ENS) – The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, without explanation, today denied the request of 21 young people to have a full panel of the court hear their climate case against the U.S. Government. “We...

 

Dreams During Pandemic Reveal Fear, Mental Suffering

Dreams During Pandemic Reveal Fear, Mental Suffering

  SAO PAULO, Brazil, February 10, 2021 (ENS) – Amid the isolation imposed by COVID-19, the brain resorts to dreams in an effort to metabolize the intense emotions experienced during the day and assimilate experiences that favor survival...

 

Paradise Closing: Oil Drilling Begins in Okavango Delta

Paradise Closing: Oil Drilling Begins in Okavango Delta

  WINDHOEK, Namibia, February 1, 2021 (ENS) – The fate of one of Africa’s most valuable ecosystems will depend on results from wells being drilled deep into the bedrock beneath the Kalahari Desert of northern Namibia and Botswana...

 
 
 
 

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