Author Archive: News Editor

New York City Ends Reliance on Plastic Tableware

New York City Ends Reliance on Plastic Tableware

  NEW YORK, New York, April 15, 2019 – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order today that will end the direct city purchase of unnecessary single-use plastics in favor of compostable or recyclable alternatives. New...

 

U.S. States Fight Trump Revision of Clean Water Rule

U.S. States Fight Trump Revision of Clean Water Rule

  SACRAMENTO, California, April 15, 2019 (ENS) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a multistate letter urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw a proposed rule...

 

Smartphone Test Detects Arsenic-Contaminated Water

Smartphone Test Detects Arsenic-Contaminated Water

  EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 15, 2019 (ENS) – A smartphone device developed at the University of Edinburgh could help millions of people avoid arsenic-tainted drinking water. Water contamination by heavy metals is a worldwide health...

 

Curry Spices Ease Air Pollution Breathing Problems

Curry Spices Ease Air Pollution Breathing Problems

  OSAKA, Japan, April 14, 2019 (ENS) – Spices often used in curry can counteract respiratory problems caused by fine particle pollution in the air, finds a joint study by Japanese curry roux maker House Foods Corp. and a professor...

 

Climate Change Disrupts Recovery of Great Barrier Reef

Climate Change Disrupts Recovery of Great Barrier Reef

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, April 13, 2019 (ENS) – The damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef by the warming climate has compromised the capacity of its corals to recover, finds new research published earlier this month...

 

Seeing the Unseeable: First Image of a Black Hole

Seeing the Unseeable: First Image of a Black Hole

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 11, 2019 (ENS) – An international team of scientists has for the first time captured an image of a black hole. Revealed Wednesday by researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope, the image shows a bright ring...

 

Trump’s Choice to Head Interior Divides Washington

Trump’s Choice to Head Interior Divides Washington

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 9, 2019 (ENS) – David Longly Bernhardt is an attorney, government administrator, and former lobbyist for the oil and water industries who serves as Acting United States Secretary of the Interior. He is fighting...

 

Whales to Be Freed From Russian Whale Jail This Summer

Whales to Be Freed From Russian Whale Jail This Summer

  NAKHODKA, Russia, April 9, 2019 (ENS) – Officials in Russia have agreed to free almost 100 whales held in cramped sea pens in the Russian Far East for nearly a year after being caught for sale to foreign aquariums, especially in...

 

Japan Restricts Its Whalers to Japanese Waters

Japan Restricts Its Whalers to Japanese Waters

  TOKYO, Japan, April 7, 2019 (ENS) – Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga, issued a written statement in the last week of 2018 announcing the government’s decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission,...

 

Yankees Play Ball With UN Sports for Climate Action

Yankees Play Ball With UN Sports for Climate Action

  NEW YORK, New York, April 4, 2019 (ENS) – The New York Yankees baseball team has chosen to play for a sustainable future by signing the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework. The Yankees are the first major North American sports...

 

Environmental Activist Elected President of Slovakia

Environmental Activist Elected President of Slovakia

  EUGENE, Oregon, March 31, 2019 (ENS) – In what environmental lawyers in Eugene are calling “a stunning upset,” activist public interest attorney and Goldman Prize winner Zuzana Caputova has been elected President of...

 

Oregon Governor Signs Offshore Drilling Ban into Law

Oregon Governor Signs Offshore Drilling Ban into Law

  SALEM, Oregon, March 27, 2019 (ENS) – Oregon Governor Kate Brown, a Democrat, today signed a bill into law that creates a new line of defense against offshore oil and gas drilling that could undermine the coast’s thriving tourism,...

 

Melting Glaciers Reveal Everest Graveyard

Melting Glaciers Reveal Everest Graveyard

  KATHMANDU, Nepal, March 22, 2019 (ENS) – The snow and ice that has shrouded Mount Everest for thousands of years is melting in the warming climate, exposing the bodies of climbers who have lost their lives on the world’s highest...

 

Oil From Sunken Cargo Ship Menaces French Coast

Oil From Sunken Cargo Ship Menaces French Coast

  BREST, France, March 20, 2019 (ENS) – Oil leaking from an Italian container ship that sank in the Bay of Biscay March 12 is likely to reach French shores sometime this week, French maritime authorities warn. Grande America was a...

 

Judge: Fracking Permits Must Count Future Climate Impact

Judge: Fracking Permits Must Count Future Climate Impact

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 20, 2019 (ENS) – A federal judge late Tuesday rejected the lease of certain public lands for fracking and ordered a halt to drilling on more than 300,000 acres in Wyoming until the Bureau of Land Management...

 

Goal of Top Spanish Soccer Team: Climate Neutrality

Goal of Top Spanish Soccer Team: Climate Neutrality

  SEVILLE, Spain, March 20, 2019 (ENS) – In an unprecedented move for a La Liga soccer club, Sevilla-based Real Betis Balompié has officially joined the Climate Neutral Now initiative of UN Climate Change. The club will take action...

 

Extinction Looms for World’s Smallest Porpoise

Extinction Looms for World’s Smallest Porpoise

  LA JOLLA, California, March 18, 2019 (ENS) – Only 10 vaquita porpoises likely remain in the world, marine mammal scientists reveal in a new report,  warning that the animal’s extinction is certain without bold, immediate action...

 

Student Climate Strikers: Don’t Burn Our Future

Student Climate Strikers: Don’t Burn Our Future

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 15, 2019 (ENS) – Millions of young people in 123 countries are skipping classes and staying out of school today on a strike for immediate government action to curb climate change before the planet becomes uninhabitable...

 

UN Environment Opens Fourth Assembly in Mourning

UN Environment Opens Fourth Assembly in Mourning

  NAIROBI, Kenya, March 11, 2019 (ENS) – The world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment opened in Nairobi today with a moment of silence for the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines ET302 accident, which happened...

 

Women Seek Equality, Balance on International Women’s Day

Women Seek Equality, Balance on International Women’s Day

  NEW YORK, New York, March 8, 2019 (ENS) – International Women’s Day (IWD) has two themes this year. The theme “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change,” addresses infrastructure, systems and frameworks constructed...

 
 
 
 

Categories