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U.S. Pivots From Nuclear Reactor Fuel to Bomb Cores

U.S. Pivots From Nuclear Reactor Fuel to Bomb Cores

  COLUMBIA, South Carolina, February 14, 2019 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy, DOE, has secretly shipped a large amount of weapons-grade plutonium from the Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina to Nevada. Other than...

 

Sustainable Aviation Takes Off at ICAO Meeting

Sustainable Aviation Takes Off at ICAO Meeting

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, February 15, 2019 (ENS) – Measures to address aviation’s environmental impact globally were agreed at today’s meeting of the 250 experts on the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection, CAEP,...

 

Plasticizers Inhibit Fertility in Female Mice

Plasticizers Inhibit Fertility in Female Mice

  CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, February 7, 2019 (ENS) – A phthalate found in many plastic and personal care products may decrease fertility in female mice, new research has found. Phthalates are used as plasticizers, substances added to plastics...

 

Race to Protect 30 Percent of the Planet by 2030

Race to Protect 30 Percent of the Planet by 2030

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 6, 2019 (ENS) – A group of 13 conservation organizations with a combined presence on all eight continents have issued a joint statement, calling upon global decision makers to safeguard the Earth’s remaining...

 

2019 Super Bowl Most Sustainable Ever

2019 Super Bowl Most Sustainable Ever

  ATLANTA, Georgia, January 30, 2019 (ENS) – The City of Atlanta and the National Football League are proud of the sustainability that will be evident throughout this weekend’s 53rd Super Bowl contest between the New England...

 

Dangerous Deep Freeze Shuts Down Much of USA

Dangerous Deep Freeze Shuts Down Much of USA

  CHICAGO, Illinois, January 30, 2019 (ENS) – One of the coldest Arctic air masses in recent memory is pushing south into the Upper Midwest and spreading across much of the eastern two-thirds of the country. The bitter cold stretches...

 

Brazilian Mine Tailings Dam Breaks, Killing Dozens

Brazilian Mine Tailings Dam Breaks, Killing Dozens

  BRUMADINHO, Brazil, January 28, 2019 (ENS) – The confirmed death toll rose to 60 on Monday, with just over 300 people still listed as missing after a mining waste dam at Vale SA’s Corrego do Feijao mine collapsed on Friday....

 

Canadian Arctic Ice Retreat Exposes Ancient Lands

Canadian Arctic Ice Retreat Exposes Ancient Lands

  BOULDER, Colorado, January 25, 2019 (ENS) – Glacial retreat in the Canadian Arctic has uncovered landscapes that have not been ice-free in more than 40,000 years, and the region is experiencing its warmest century in 115,000 years,...

 

Heatwave Parches Australia, Kills Wild Horses

Heatwave Parches Australia, Kills Wild Horses

  CANBERRA, Australia, January 24, 2019 (ENS) – “What a contrast we’re seeing this week,” said Australian senior meteorologist Dr. Adam Morgan, “with record-breaking heat across southern Australia and the monsoon...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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