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San Francisco Doubles Down on Recycling

San Francisco Doubles Down on Recycling

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 24, 2019 (ENS) – When faced with a challenge, the city of San Francisco rededicated itself to recycling. One year ago, when China announced it would no longer accept shipments of recycled materials...

 

OECD: Firms Thrive Under EU’s Emissions Trading System

OECD: Firms Thrive Under EU’s Emissions Trading System

  PARIS, France, January 24, 2019 (ENS) – Emissions limits set by the European Union’s Emissions Trading System have not hurt revenue, profits or employment at firms subject to the cap-and-trade program over the years 2005-2014,...

 

Climate Tipping Point Could Occur Sooner Than We Think

Climate Tipping Point Could Occur Sooner Than We Think

  NEW YORK, New York, January 23, 2019 (ENS) – A Columbia Engineering study, published today in the journal “Nature,” confirms the urgency of tackling climate change. Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018,...

 

Innovative High Protein Rice Delivers Nutrition Boost

Innovative High Protein Rice Delivers Nutrition Boost

  BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, January 23, 2019 (ENS) – More than 750 million people don’t get enough nutrients from their food, and that worries Herry Utomo, a professor at Louisiana State University. The majority of these people...

 

Government Shutdown Becomes a ‘Polluters Holiday’

Government Shutdown Becomes a ‘Polluters Holiday’

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 22, 2019 (ENS) – Federal biological, pollution, and food safety monitoring has been suspended as hundreds of thousands of federal workers are furloughed and forbidden from working due to the longest government...

 

What Motivates Congo’s Wildlife Conservation Rangers?

What Motivates Congo’s Wildlife Conservation Rangers?

  KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 22, 2019 (ENS) – Being a conservation ranger is one of the most difficult and dangerous jobs on Earth. Rangers risk their lives every day in the ongoing conflict with gangs of poachers...

 

High-Level Panel to Review South Africa’s Lion Bone Trade

High-Level Panel to Review South Africa’s Lion Bone Trade

  CAPE TOWN, South Africa, January 10, 2019 (ENS) – South Africa’s new Minister of Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane says the agency will appoint a high-level panel to review policies and legislation on matters related...

 

Wild & Scenic Films Inspire Future Leaders

Wild & Scenic Films Inspire Future Leaders

  NEVADA CITY, California, January 10, 2019 (ENS) – The South Yuba River Citizens League’s 17th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival opens its annual showing January 17 in the historic downtown areas of Nevada City and Grass...

 

U.S. States to Cap and Trade Transport Emissions

U.S. States to Cap and Trade Transport Emissions

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2019 (ENS) – All along the U.S. Atlantic coast, nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia have decided to jointly develop cleaner transportation systems that reduce congestion,...

 

New Speaker Pelosi Creates Select Climate Committee

New Speaker Pelosi Creates Select Climate Committee

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 3, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change was front and center as California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was today re-elected to a second term as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Democrats took control of that...

 

Deadly Tsunami Strikes Indonesia

Deadly Tsunami Strikes Indonesia

  JAKARTA, Indonesia, December 23, 2018 (ENS) – Hundreds of people lost their lives and hundreds more were injured or missing after a tsunami hit the island nation of Indonesia without warning Sunday following a volcanic eruption...

 

UK Bans Ivory Sales to Save Elephants

UK Bans Ivory Sales to Save Elephants

  LONDON, UK, December 21, 2018 (ENS) – One of the world’s strictest bans on ivory sales became law in the United Kingdom today as the Ivory Bill gained Royal Assent to become the Ivory Act 2018. Since the Bill was introduced on...

 

Gore’s 24 Hours of Climate Reality Airs Tonight

Gore’s 24 Hours of Climate Reality Airs Tonight

  NEW YORK, New York, December 20, 2018 (ENS) – Al Gore, the former U.S. vice president and climate advocate, will host a one-hour special broadcast of The Climate Reality Project’s 24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect...

 

COP24 Approves Paris Climate Agreement Work Program

COP24 Approves Paris Climate Agreement Work Program

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 17, 2018 (ENS) – The nearly 200 governments gathered in Katowice for the United Nations COP24 climate change conference early Sunday adopted a set of implementing guidelines for the landmark 2015 Paris...

 

Inslee Budgets a Billion for Washington’s Orcas, Salmon

Inslee Budgets a Billion for Washington’s Orcas, Salmon

  OLYMPIA, Washington, December 14, 2018 (ENS) – Washington Governor Jay Inslee Thursday announced an unprecedented $1.1 billion investment to protect the 74 Southern Resident orcas in Washington State waters and increase their number...

 

1,000+ Institutions Divest From Fossil Fuels

1,000+ Institutions Divest From Fossil Fuels

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 13, 2018 (ENS) – Over 1,000 institutions with managed investments worth US$$8 trillion have committed to divest from fossil fuel companies because they are driving the climate crisis. The announcement...

 

Argentina Protects Wonders of the Patagonian Sea

Argentina Protects Wonders of the Patagonian Sea

  BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, December 13, 2018 (ENS) – Argentina has created two new massive offshore marine parks in the southwest Atlantic that will help protect habitat and feeding grounds for penguins, sea lions, fur seals, sharks,...

 

Macron Reverses Fuel Tax to Halt ‘Yellow Vest’ Revolt

Macron Reverses Fuel Tax to Halt ‘Yellow Vest’ Revolt

  PARIS, France, December 10, 2018 (ENS) – The French government’s proposed hike in the price of climate-warming diesel fuel has set France on fire with the anger of people squeezed beyond what their budgets will bear, even...

 

Aquariums, States Blast Atlantic Coast Seismic Permits

Aquariums, States Blast Atlantic Coast Seismic Permits

  NEW YORK, New York, December 7, 2018 (ENS) – The Trump administration has decided to authorize the use of seismic air guns to locate oil and gas pockets deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean floor, reversing Obama administration policy,...

 

COP24: Cooler Climate Could Save a Million Lives a Year

COP24: Cooler Climate Could Save a Million Lives a Year

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 5, 2018 (ENS) – Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone, finds a new World Health Organization...

 
 
 
 

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