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U.S. Mayors Oppose EPA Repeal of Clean Power Plan

U.S. Mayors Oppose EPA Repeal of Clean Power Plan

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 21, 2018 (ENS) – In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, 236 mayors from 47 states and territories expressed their strong opposition to efforts by the Trump administration and EPA Administrator...

 

CITES Ignores Illegal Import of Wild Elephants by China

CITES Ignores Illegal Import of Wild Elephants by China

  By Adam Cruise HARARE, Zimbabwe, February 20, 2018 (ENS) – In the last two years, China has imported more than 80 live Asian elephants from across its border in Laos and almost 100 juvenile African elephants from Zimbabwe. They...

 

Ultrafine Nanoparticles Form Intense Storms

Ultrafine Nanoparticles Form Intense Storms

  RICHLAND, Washington, February 19, 2018 (ENS) – Tiny particles fuel powerful storms and influence weather much more than has been previously understood, finds a new study published in the journal “Science.” The research...

 

Iranian-Canadian Conservationist Dies in Iranian Jail

Iranian-Canadian Conservationist Dies in Iranian Jail

  TEHRAN, Iran, February 11,2018 (ENS) – An Iranian-Canadian academic and environmental activist imprisoned by Iranian authorities in January has died in prison, his son said Saturday on Twitter. Kavous Seyed-Emami, 63, was a founder...

 

Hong Kong Bans Trade in Elephant Ivory by 2022

Hong Kong Bans Trade in Elephant Ivory by 2022

  HONG KONG, February 5, 2018 (ENS) – The Hong Kong Legislative Council has voted to pass a bill that will end local ivory trade in Hong Kong by the end of 2021, with no compensation for ivory dealers, and an increase of maximum penalties...

 

Belize Blocks Oil Development on Americas’ Longest Reef

Belize Blocks Oil Development on Americas’ Longest Reef

  BELMOPAN, Belize, February 2, 2018 (ENS) – While President Donald Trump intends to open nearly all U.S. waters to offshore oil development for the first time, the country with the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere has...

 

Cambodian Conservationists Killed Fighting Illegal Loggers

Cambodian Conservationists Killed Fighting Illegal Loggers

  PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, February 1, 2018 (ENS) – Three Cambodian forest protectors connected with the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society were killed by military officers Tuesday in a wildlife sanctuary while patrolling the...

 

Cougars Extinct in Eastern USA, Lynx Could Be Next

Cougars Extinct in Eastern USA, Lynx Could Be Next

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2018 (ENS) – Eastern cougars once inhabited all states east of the Mississippi River, but the last confirmed sighting of a cougar in this area happened 80 years ago. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

 

Environment Ignored in State of the Union Address

Environment Ignored in State of the Union Address

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2018 (ENS) – To hear President Donald Trump deliver his first State of the Union Address to both houses of Congress last night was to realize that for him the environment does not exist. Or, he would...

 

Rare Earth Elements Discovered in American Coal

Rare Earth Elements Discovered in American Coal

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2018 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has found high concentrations of rare earth elements, REE, in coal samples taken from five American coal basins. Critical...

 

Earthquake Rocks Alaska, Generates Small Tsunami

Earthquake Rocks Alaska, Generates Small Tsunami

  ANCHORAGE, Alaska, January 23, 2018 (ENS) – A massive magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck off the Alaskan coast southeast of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska at 12:31 this morning, local time. The center of the quake was located...

 

Beijing Zoo Pledges to Conserve African Wildlife

Beijing Zoo Pledges to Conserve African Wildlife

  BEIJING, China, January 22, 2018 (ENS) – The African Wildlife Foundation and the Beijing Zoo today launched a partnership intended to enhance China’s participation in sustainable conservation of Africa’s wildlife and wild...

 

Frustrated National Parks Advisory Board Members Quit

Frustrated National Parks Advisory Board Members Quit

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 17, 2018 (ENS) – Nine of the 12 members of the National Park System Advisory Board today resigned in frustration that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has refused to meet with them or convene a single meeting...

 

Giant Oil Spill Contaminates East China Sea

Giant Oil Spill Contaminates East China Sea

  BEIJING, China, January 17, 2018 (ENS) – An Iranian tanker carrying a full load of natural gas condensate that sank Sunday has been found on the bottom of the East China Sea, China’s Ministry of Transportation reported Wednesday....

 

McDonald’s Pledges Sustainable Packaging By 2025

McDonald’s Pledges Sustainable Packaging By 2025

  OAK BROOK, Illinois, January 16, 2018 (ENS) – Fast food giant McDonald’s today announced that by 2025, all of the company’s guest packaging will come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources, with a preference for...

 

Tragic Mudslides Follow California’s Worst Fire

Tragic Mudslides Follow California’s Worst Fire

  MONTECITO, California, January 12, 2018 (ENS) – First the worst fire in California history, then torrential rains, have brought down whole hillsides in Montecito, an upscale village in Santa Barbara County. It is the wealthiest...

 

Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Honduras

Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Honduras

  TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, January 10, 2018 (ENS) – A major earthquake, one of the most severe in the past 100 years, struck off the coast of Honduras late Tuesday night. The tremor was felt across much of the nation, officials said,...

 

Malawi’s Capital to Get US$100 Million Water Upgrade

Malawi’s Capital to Get US$100 Million Water Upgrade

  LILONGWE, Malawi, January 9, 2018 (ENS) – The half million residents of Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe, are smiling in anticipation of improved water services and safely managed sanitation through a new US$100 million project...

 

California Issues Warning on Cell Phone Radiation

California Issues Warning on Cell Phone Radiation

  SACRAMENTO, California, January 9, 2018 (ENS) – There are now more cell phones in the United States than there are people. As smartphone use continues to increase, especially among children, the California Department of Public Health...

 

Oceans Dying With Too Much Heat, Too Little Oxygen

Oceans Dying With Too Much Heat, Too Little Oxygen

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2018 (ENS) – The world’s coral reefs are dying due to global warming, finds a unique study published Friday in the journal “Science.” For the first time, an international team of researchers...

 
 
 
 

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