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EPA to Implement Pesticide Safeguards After States Sue

EPA to Implement Pesticide Safeguards After States Sue

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 15, 2018 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the agency will provide newly expanded pesticide safety training materials to agricultural workers – but it took a lawsuit...

 

WHO: Eliminate Trans-fatty Acids in Global Food Supply

WHO: Eliminate Trans-fatty Acids in Global Food Supply

  GENEVA, Switzerland, June 11, 2018 (ENS) – The World Health Organization, WHO, intends to guide the world toward the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply. WHO estimates that every year,...

 

Trump Won’t Endorse Environmentally Strong G7 Communique

Trump Won’t Endorse Environmentally Strong G7 Communique

  CHARLEVOIX, Quebec, Canada, June 11, 2018 (ENS) – U.S. President Donald Trump attended this year’s Group of Seven, G7, summit in Charlevoix June 8-9, but after clashing with the other G7 leaders over U.S. tariffs on steel...

 

Zambia Authorizes Killing Thousands of Hippos

Zambia Authorizes Killing Thousands of Hippos

  LUSAKA, Zambia, June 10, 2018 (ENS) – In a move that the Zambian government had tried to keep secret, fee-paying trophy hunters will be allowed to kill up to 2,000 hippos over the next five years. This new policy is no longer a...

 

Industry Supports Puerto Rico’s Slow Recovery

Industry Supports Puerto Rico’s Slow Recovery

  JUNO BEACH, Florida, June 7, 2018 (ENS) – The Edison Electric Institute, which represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies, has presented Florida Power & Light Company with its 2018 Emergency Assistance Award for Puerto...

 

Novel 4D Scanning Predicts Volcanic Activity

Novel 4D Scanning Predicts Volcanic Activity

  MANCHESTER, UK, June 7, 2018 (ENS) – British scientists are using the latest in 4D technology to predict the behavior of lava flows and what that means for volcanic eruptions. The findings explain why some lava flows move slowly...

 

World Environment Day: Planet ‘Swamped’ With Plastic

World Environment Day: Planet ‘Swamped’ With Plastic

  NEW DELHI, India, June 5, 2018 (ENS) – World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5 each year since the United Nations established it in 1974, is not Earth Day, which started as a grassroots movement and environmental teach-in on...

 

Fiery Guatemalan Volcano Kills 69

Fiery Guatemalan Volcano Kills 69

  GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, June 4, 2018 (ENS) – Eruptions from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano that began on Sunday have claimed the lives of at least 69 people, including three children, Guatemala authorities now say. Nearly 300...

 

Peruvian Conservationist Suffers Assassination Attempt

Peruvian Conservationist Suffers Assassination Attempt

  By Craig Downer SULLANA, Peru, June 3, 2018 (ENS) – On April 14, Alejandro Zegarra-Pezo and his son were invited by people they believed to be trustworthy to enjoy a turkey sandwich in their home town of Sullana, in Peru’s...

 

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Near or Above Normal

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Near or Above Normal

  COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, June 1, 2018 (ENS) – The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins today, and the Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,  NOAA,  is forecasting a 75 percent...

 

Seoul Tops Carbon Footprint List of 13,000 Cities

Seoul Tops Carbon Footprint List of 13,000 Cities

  TRONDHEIM, Norway, May 31, 2018 (ENS) – Seoul, South Korea, with its 21 million people, leads the world in its global carbon footprint, finds a new study that ranks 13,000 cities globally based on their carbon footprints. A city’s...

 

Canada Rescues Embattled Kinder Morgan Pipeline Project

Canada Rescues Embattled Kinder Morgan Pipeline Project

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 31, 2018 (ENS) – The Government of Canada has agreed to purchase the controversial Kinder Morgan Canada Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, TMEP, for...

 

Trump Sued to Restore Migratory Bird Protections

Trump Sued to Restore Migratory Bird Protections

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2018 (ENS) – A coalition of national environmental groups today filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York challenging the Trump Administration’s move to eliminate longstanding protections for...

 

Hawaiian Volcano Sends Ash Cloud Six Miles High

Hawaiian Volcano Sends Ash Cloud Six Miles High

  HILO, Hawaii, May 18, 2018 (ENS) – Before dawn on Thursday morning, an explosion or series of explosions from the Overlook vent within Halemaumau crater at Kilauea Volcano’s summit produced a volcanic cloud that reached as...

 

Tanzania Opens Pristine Reserve for Logging, Hydropower

Tanzania Opens Pristine Reserve for Logging, Hydropower

  By Adam Cruise DAR es SALAAM, Tanzania, May 16, 2018 (ENS) – Tanzania is proposing large-scale logging in the middle of the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most iconic wildlife areas in Africa. Tender...

 

Bonn Climate Talks Wrap With Meager Progress

Bonn Climate Talks Wrap With Meager Progress

  BONN, Germany, May 11, 2018 (ENS) – It was a record-hot April in Germany, where governments Thursday concluded two weeks of talks aimed at preparing the Paris Agreement’s operational guidelines for adoption at the annual United...

 

Hawaii Volcano May Force Large-scale Evacuation

Hawaii Volcano May Force Large-scale Evacuation

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, May 9, 2018 (ENS) – The continued eruption of Kilauea Volcano and earthquakes on the Big Island of Hawaii have prompted Governor David Ige to sign a formal Presidential Disaster Declaration request, asking the...

 

Nations Prepare to Implement Paris Climate Agreement

Nations Prepare to Implement Paris Climate Agreement

  BONN, Germany, May 9, 2018 (ENS) – “We need to dramatically increase our ambitions. We are witnessing the severe impacts of climate change throughout the world,” said Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change Patricia...

 

Hawaii Residents Flee as Volcano Spews Lava, Toxic Gas

Hawaii Residents Flee as Volcano Spews Lava, Toxic Gas

  HILO, Hawaii, May 7, 2018 (ENS) – The Kilauea Volcano is erupting in the Lower Puna district of the Island of Hawaii, known as the Big Island, which is home to roughly 200,000 people and an attraction for tourists and adventure...

 

WHO Reports ‘Alarming’ Death Toll From Air Pollution

WHO Reports ‘Alarming’ Death Toll From Air Pollution

  GENEVA, Switzerland, May 2, 2018 (ENS) – Nine out of every 10 people worldwide breathe air containing high levels of pollutants and millions die as a result, according to new data from the World Health Organization, WHO, released...

 
 
 
 

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