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Zeta Strikes Louisiana, Fifth Hurricane This Season

Zeta Strikes Louisiana, Fifth Hurricane This Season

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, October 28, 2020 (ENS) – Hurricane Zeta has just made landfall as a 110 mile per hour, Category 2 hurricane near Cocodrie, Louisiana, a fishing, shrimping and crabbing village in Terrebonne Parish, due south...

 

French Companies Integrate Biodiversity Impact Assessment

French Companies Integrate Biodiversity Impact Assessment

  PARIS, France, October 27, 2020 (ENS) – A tool that will allow investors to measure how their investments impact biodiversity – the diversity of plants and animals – is one step closer to completion now that a consortium...

 

UN Virtual Climate Dialogues to Fill COP26 Gap

UN Virtual Climate Dialogues to Fill COP26 Gap

  BONN, Germany, October 27, 2020 (ENS) – The Climate Dialogues, a series of virtual climate change events, will be offered by the United Nations from November 23 to December 4, 2020. This year, virtual events are taking the place...

 

U.S. Renewable Energy Lab Energizes Remote Communities

U.S. Renewable Energy Lab Energizes Remote Communities

  GOLDEN, Colorado, October 23, 2020 (ENS) – In rural Northern California, inland American Indian reservations risk being “islanded” from the larger electricity grid should a wildfire disable the single transmission line...

 

Trump vs Biden: Environment in the Final Debate

Trump vs Biden: Environment in the Final Debate

  NASHVILLE, Tennessee, October 23, 2020 (ENS) – Republican President Donald Trump and his challenger in the November 3 election former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, faced off in their second and final...

 

New Smart Windows Generate Power as They Change Color

New Smart Windows Generate Power as They Change Color

  GOLDEN, Colorado, October 21, 2020 (ENS) – A thermochromic window that darkens automatically in the sun and simultaneously uses the sun to generate electricity has been invented by scientists at the chemistry and nanoscience center...

 

Legal? Trump’s Raid on Military Funds for Border Wall

Legal? Trump’s Raid on Military Funds for Border Wall

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 20, 2020 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court Monday agreed to rule on whether the Trump administration must stop building sections of the southern border wall with Mexico. The administration is appealing a lower...

 

COVID Virus Lives 28 Days on Money, Cellphone Screens

COVID Virus Lives 28 Days on Money, Cellphone Screens

  GEELONG, Victoria, Australia, October 13, 2020 (ENS) – The virus responsible for COVID-19 can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, glass items such as cellphone screens, and stainless steel. Researchers...

 

Back at White House, Infected Trump Tears Off His Mask

Back at White House, Infected Trump Tears Off His Mask

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 5, 2020 (ENS) – President Donald Trump returned to the White House Monday evening aboard his helicopter just before seven, and his first actions alarmed health professionals. On the Truman Balcony of the...

 

India Halts Amnesty International’s Human Rights Work

India Halts Amnesty International’s Human Rights Work

  NEW DELHI, India, October 5, 2020 (ENS) – The freezing of Amnesty International India’s bank accounts by the Government of India on September 10 has brought all the work being done by the human rights organization to a grinding...

 

President Trump Hospitalized for COVID-19 Treatment

President Trump Hospitalized for COVID-19 Treatment

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 4, 2020 (ENS) – President Donald Trump is in a military hospital under treatment for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. A statement from the president’s physician Sean Conley, DO,...

 

Trump Rude, Biden Cool in First Presidential Debate

Trump Rude, Biden Cool in First Presidential Debate

  CLEVELAND, Ohio, September 30, 2020 (ENS) – Climate change and environmental protection were two of the many flashpoints during the first 2020 presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden...

 

Worst Whale Stranding in Australian History: Hundreds Die

Worst Whale Stranding in Australian History: Hundreds Die

  STRAHAN, Tasmania, Australia, September 28, 2020 (ENS) – Tasmanian environmental authorities are coordinating the disposal of a mass of whale carcasses after about 470 long-finned pilot whales washed ashore in the shallow waters...

 

California Phases Out Gas Cars to Fight Climate Change

California Phases Out Gas Cars to Fight Climate Change

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 24, 2020 (ENS) – All new passenger vehicles sold in California must be zero-emission by 2035, under a new executive order issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday. Newsom also ordered...

 

Caribou, Old-growth Forest Losers in BC Logging Plans

Caribou, Old-growth Forest Losers in BC Logging Plans

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, September 19, 2020 (ENS) – Days after the province of British Columbia announced a new provincial approach to old-growth forests, conservation groups are sounding the alarm on plans to log more...

 

Daimler to Pay $1.5 Billion for Fake Emissions Tests

Daimler to Pay $1.5 Billion for Fake Emissions Tests

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 15, 2020 (ENS) – The U.S. and California governments have proposed a settlement with German automaker Daimler AG and its American subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA that would resolve alleged violations of the...

 

Trump Again Assaults Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

Trump Again Assaults Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

  JUNEAU, Alaska, September 14, 2020 (ENS) – The Trump administration has announced plans for another timber sale that would destroy more than 5,100 acres of critical old-growth habitat in the Tongass National Forest in southeast...

 

Software Foils Poachers With Rare Rhinos’ Footprints

Software Foils Poachers With Rare Rhinos’ Footprints

  DURHAM, North Carolina, September 14, 2020 (ENS) – Interactive software that reads and analyzes footprints left by black rhinoceroses can be used to monitor the movements of the critically endangered animals in the wild, giving...

 

Climate Change Intensifies Despite Pandemic Lockdowns

Climate Change Intensifies Despite Pandemic Lockdowns

  GENEVA, Switzerland, September 10, 2020 (ENS) – Already at their highest levels in three million years, greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere continue to increase, lockdowns around the world to slow the spread of the pandemic...

 

Rampaging Fires Send U.S. Western Forests Up in Smoke

Rampaging Fires Send U.S. Western Forests Up in Smoke

  EUGENE, Oregon, September 8, 2020 (ENS) – Smoke filled the air in this university city on Tuesday, turning the sky orange and the sun red, as it did across much of the U.S. West. Thousands of firefighters are battling raging wildfires...

 
 
 
 

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