• Millions March in Youth-Led Global Climate Strike
  • More Women, Children Surviving Perils of Childbirth
  • Dems Resist Trump’s ‘Reckless’ LNG Rail Tank Car Plan
  • Utilities Ask Court to Reinstate Obama’s Clean Power Plan
  • U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Deal Could Unravel
  • UN Chief: Climate Change Amplified Hurricane Dorian
  • Health Care’s Big Global Climate Footprint

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 at increasing global warming and to convince elected officials and world leaders that swift climate action is needed now.

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 led by the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization, WHO.

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. On April 10, President Donald Trump issued an executive order directing his Transportation Secretary to authorize the movement of LNG in rail tank cars within 13 months.

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 new Affordable Clean Energy Rule and the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

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, USMCA, this year. The letter was signed by 600 national, state and local trade groups, but labor and environmental interests have major problems with the deal.

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 as he visited the Bahamas, “but it was not powered by a devil. We have always had many hurricanes, but now they are more intense and more frequent, and they are powered by climate change.”

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 Arup, which provides engineering, design, and project management for the built environment.

 

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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...

 

Youth Maps Hopeful Path to Climate Action

Youth Maps Hopeful Path to Climate Action

  NEW YORK, New York, September 10, 2019 (ENS) – Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, author of the new book “No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference,” arrived in New York on August 28 after two weeks crossing the Atlantic...

 

California Becomes First State to Outlaw Fur Trapping

California Becomes First State to Outlaw Fur Trapping

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 5, 2019 (ENS) – In a victory for wildlife, California has become the first U.S. state to outlaw fur trapping. The Wildlife Protection Act of 2019 was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom Wednesday....

 

Dorian Strongest Storm Ever to Threaten U.S. East Coast

Dorian Strongest Storm Ever to Threaten U.S. East Coast

  TALLAHASSEE, Florida, September 1, 2019 (ENS) – Florida, South Carolina and Georgia are preparing for powerful Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 hurricane that is bearing down on the Atlantic coast. Dorian is a slow-moving storm with...

 

World Water Week: Water Scarcity Becoming Urgent

World Water Week: Water Scarcity Becoming Urgent

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, August 28, 2019 (ENS) – When World Water Week opened in Stockholm Monday, speakers at the annual event addressing global water issues called for an immediate and drastic shift in how freshwater is shared and managed....

 

CITES Bans Sale of Wild Baby African Elephants to Zoos

CITES Bans Sale of Wild Baby African Elephants to Zoos

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 28, 2019 (ENS) – Wildlife conservationists are celebrating a cliff-hanger of a win for elephants at the triennial Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species,...

 

Trump Disrupts France’s Effort to Green the G7 Summit

Trump Disrupts France’s Effort to Green the G7 Summit

  BIARRITZ, France, August 26, 2019 (ENS) – The seven industrialized countries that make up the Group of Seven (G7) – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States – had an ambitious environmental...

 

Fires Destroy Amazon Rainforest at Record Pace

Fires Destroy Amazon Rainforest at Record Pace

  BRASILIA, Brazil, August 23, 2019 (ENS) – South America’s Amazon rainforest is burning in many places, blazing away so fiercely that the fires are visible from space. Smoke from the fires, mostly burning in southern Brazil,...

 

Governments Protect Giraffes at CITES Meeting

Governments Protect Giraffes at CITES Meeting

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 23, 2019 (ENS) – Giraffes will now be protected against trade in their body parts for the first time. Delegates from 183 countries to the tri-annual Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species...

 

Newark Drinking Water Emergency: Lead Filters Failing

Newark Drinking Water Emergency: Lead Filters Failing

  NEWARK, New Jersey, August 20, 2019 (ENS) – Filters intended to remove lead in the city of Newark’s tap water are not working as expected in at least two homes, Mayor Ras Baraka has announced in the latest turn of events in a...

 

Greece Ablaze: First rescEU Planes Deployed

Greece Ablaze: First rescEU Planes Deployed

  ATHENS, Greece, August 16, 2019 (ENS) – Hundreds of residents have been evacuated from towns, villages and a monastery on Evia, Greece’s second largest island, where fire has spread through a nature reserve in a dense pine forest. At...

 

CITES to Update Wildlife Trade Rules for 550 Species

CITES to Update Wildlife Trade Rules for 550 Species

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 13, 2019 (ENS) – The 183 countries that are Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES, will adopt decisions and resolutions to expand and strengthen the global wildlife...

 

Trump Rolls Back Endangered Species Act Protections

Trump Rolls Back Endangered Species Act Protections

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 12, 2019 (ENS) – In an attack on imperiled wildlife, the U.S. Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Commerce’s National Marine Fisheries Service today released the...

 

New Brazilian Monkey Already At Risk of Habitat Loss

New Brazilian Monkey Already At Risk of Habitat Loss

MANAUS, Brazil, August 9, 2019 (ENS) – A new species of marmoset has been discovered in the southwest of Brazil’s Pará state in an area of the Amazon that has suffered extensive illegal logging and agricultural conversion. The...

 
 
 
 

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