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Total Sued Under France’s New Duty of Vigilance Law

Total Sued Under France’s New Duty of Vigilance Law

  PARIS, France, October 23, 2019 (ENS) – Today six environmental groups in France and Uganda, led by Friends of the Earth, are taking the French multinational energy company Total to court for its failure to elaborate and implement...

 

Turning the Plastic Tide

Turning the Plastic Tide

  NEW YORK, New York, October 22, 2019 (ENS) – Every minute around the world, almost one million plastic bottles are purchased. As the environmental impact of that plastic tide swells into a political issue, packaged goods sellers...

 

Highly Radioactive Particles From Fukushima Mapped

Highly Radioactive Particles From Fukushima Mapped

  FUKOKA, Japan, October 22, 2019 (ENS) – The distribution, number, source, and movement of radioactive microparticles in the environment following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown has been poorly understood, but new research...

 

Jane Fonda, Sam Waterston Arrested at Green New Deal Demo

Jane Fonda, Sam Waterston Arrested at Green New Deal Demo

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 20, 2019 (ENS) – Actors Jane Fonda and Sam Waterston were both arrested Friday in Washington, DC, during a demonstration protesting government inaction on climate change and a Green New Deal outside the U.S....

 

Wildfires Devour Parts of Lebanon, Syria

Wildfires Devour Parts of Lebanon, Syria

  BEIRUT, Lebanon, October 16, 2019 (ENS) – Wildfires blazed across parts of Lebanon Tuesday after forcing some residents to abandon their homes in the middle of the night. Others were stuck in their houses as the flames tore through...

 

Met Police Ban Climate Protesters From London

Met Police Ban Climate Protesters From London

  LONDON, UK, October 15, 2019 (ENS) – London’s Metropolitan Police Service Monday banned demonstrations by the climate change protest movement Extinction Rebellion in central London, under Section 14 of the Public Order Act...

 

Big City Mayors Support Global Green New Deal

Big City Mayors Support Global Green New Deal

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, October 14, 2019 (ENS) – The mayors of many of the world’s largest cities have announced their support for a Global Green New Deal and declared their recognition that the Earth is gripped by a global climate...

 

Indianapolis Hosts 1st Global Center for Species Survival

Indianapolis Hosts 1st Global Center for Species Survival

  ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2019 (ENS) – The world’s first Global Center for Species Survival, GCSS, will open next year at the Indianapolis Zoo in Indianapolis, Indiana in the midwestern United States under...

 

Leaders Pledge Decade of Action for Sustainable Goals

Leaders Pledge Decade of Action for Sustainable Goals

  NEW YORK, New York, September 28, 2019 (ENS) – The first United Nations summit on the progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development closed on a hopeful note Thursday, with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed of...

 

UN Climate Action Summit Yields Rich Funding Promises

UN Climate Action Summit Yields Rich Funding Promises

  NEW YORK, New York, September 24, 2019 (ENS) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned world leaders not to come to his landmark Climate Action Summit with beautiful speeches alone, but to present plans for cutting greenhouse...

 

Pledges of Climate Healing Resound at Climate Week NYC

Pledges of Climate Healing Resound at Climate Week NYC

  NEW YORK, New York, September 23, 2019 (ENS) – “California is significantly outperforming the United States of America in GDP growth over a five-year period – not despite our environmental strategies, but because of our...

 

Leaders at UN Climate Action Summit Hear Brutal Truths

Leaders at UN Climate Action Summit Hear Brutal Truths

  NEW YORK, New York, September 23, 2019 (ENS) – Speaking at the opening of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on Monday, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, was blunt in her criticism of world leaders, telling...

 

Winning Global Youth Contest Videos Star Eco-Solutions

Winning Global Youth Contest Videos Star Eco-Solutions

  NEW YORK, New York, September 22, 2019 (ENS) – Young people from Portugal, Brazil, and the United States have won the 2019 Global Youth Video Competition by telling inspiring stories of local climate action that can be scaled up...

 

Millions March in Youth-Led Global Climate Strike

Millions March in Youth-Led Global Climate Strike

  NEW YORK, New York, September 21, 2019 (ENS) – At least four million people went on climate strike in 140 countries across the world, shattering previous records for turnout numbers, in an all-out effort to demonstrate their alarm...

 

More Women, Children Surviving Perils of Childbirth

More Women, Children Surviving Perils of Childbirth

  NEW YORK, New York, September 19, 2019 (ENS) – Around the world, more women and their children are surviving today than ever before, according to new child and maternal mortality estimates released today by United Nations groups...

 

Dems Resist Trump’s ‘Reckless’ LNG Rail Tank Car Plan

Dems Resist Trump’s ‘Reckless’ LNG Rail Tank Car Plan

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 17, 2019 (ENS) – Two Democratic Congressmen have introduced legislation requiring a comprehensive review of the transport of liquified natural gas, LNG, by rail tank car within the United States. On April...

 

Utilities Ask Court to Reinstate Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Utilities Ask Court to Reinstate Obama’s Clean Power Plan

  NEW YORK, New York, September 16, 2019 (ENS) – A coalition of public and private electric utilities have filed a petition in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s...

 

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Deal Could Unravel

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Deal Could Unravel

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 16, 2019 (ENS) – Before Congress took its six-week August recess, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to every U.S. senator and representative urging swift approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement,...

 

UN Chief: Climate Change Amplified Hurricane Dorian

UN Chief: Climate Change Amplified Hurricane Dorian

  NASSAU, Bahamas, September 15, 2019 (ENS) – Category 5 Hurricane Dorian was “Category Hell,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres, “but it was not powered by a devil. We have always had many hurricanes,...

 

Health Care’s Big Global Climate Footprint

Health Care’s Big Global Climate Footprint

  LONDON, UK, September 13, 2019 (ENS) – If the global health care sector were a country, it would be the fifth-largest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet, according to a new report by Health Care Without Harm in collaboration with...

 
 
 
 

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