• Transport Emissions Must Peak Soon to Hit Paris Targets
  • Raging Alberta Wildfires Block Oil Sands Production
  • Texas Pipeline Indicted for California Beach Oil Spill
  • Poaching of Elephant Matriarchs Destroys Rainforests
  • Poorest Cities Have the Most Polluted Air
  • Aerial Pesticide Spraying Linked to Higher Autism Risk
  • Governments, Firms, Grassroots All Act for Climate Health

Transport Emissions Must Peak Soon to Hit Paris Targets

BONN, Germany, May 19, 2016 (ENS) – International shipping and aviation will have to cap their greenhouse gas emissions soon for the world to meet the ambitious goals in the Paris Climate Agreement, participants at a side event at the Bonn climate change conference heard today.

Raging Alberta Wildfires Block Oil Sands Production

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, May 17, 2016 (ENS) – Five new wildfires started in northern Alberta over the past 24 hours, and now a total of 17 wildfires are burning, with four blazing out of control. Fire conditions remain extreme in Alberta, where the Fort McMurray wildfire remains out of control.

Texas Pipeline Indicted for California Beach Oil Spill

SANTA BARBARA, California, May 17, 2016 (ENS) – Plains All-American Pipeline has been indicted by a grand jury on 46 criminal charges related to a May 2015 oil spill in Santa Barbara County. A Plains All-American Pipeline employee was also indicted on three criminal charges.

Poaching of Elephant Matriarchs Destroys Rainforests

  NEW YORK, New York, May 13, 2016 (ENS) – The ongoing poaching of the oldest and wisest female forest elephants could cause cascading harmful effects on the integrity of entire rainforest ecosystems, new research shows. These “ecosystem engineers” maintain the habitats on which many other plant and animal species […]

Poorest Cities Have the Most Polluted Air

Only cleaner transport, more efficient energy production and improved waste management can move the world’s poorest cities to reduce their air pollution – currently up to 10 times higher than levels approved by the World Health Organization, the world’s top health agency said in a new report released today.

Aerial Pesticide Spraying Linked to Higher Autism Risk

BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 6, 2016 (ENS) – The use of airplanes to spray anti-mosquito pesticides may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays among children, finds new research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting in Baltimore.

Governments, Firms, Grassroots All Act for Climate Health

WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2016 (ENS) – The historic Paris Climate Agreement signing ceremony at the United Nations on April 22 has given rise to this week’s Climate Action 2016 Summit, where global leaders from government, business and civil society are meeting for two days to showcase actions underway to make the agreement a success.

 

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Transport Emissions Must Peak Soon to Hit Paris Targets

Transport Emissions Must Peak Soon to Hit Paris Targets

  BONN, Germany, May 19, 2016 (ENS) – International shipping and aviation will have to cap their greenhouse gas emissions soon for the world to meet the ambitious goals in the Paris Climate Agreement, participants at a side event...

 

Raging Alberta Wildfires Block Oil Sands Production

Raging Alberta Wildfires Block Oil Sands Production

  EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, May 17, 2016 (ENS) – Five new wildfires started in northern Alberta over the past 24 hours, and now a total of 17 wildfires are burning, with four blazing out of control. Fire conditions remain extreme...

 

Texas Pipeline Indicted for California Beach Oil Spill

Texas Pipeline Indicted for California Beach Oil Spill

  SANTA BARBARA, California, May 17, 2016 (ENS) – Plains All-American Pipeline has been indicted by a grand jury on 46 criminal charges related to a May 2015 oil spill in Santa Barbara County. A Plains All-American Pipeline employee...

 

Poaching of Elephant Matriarchs Destroys Rainforests

Poaching of Elephant Matriarchs Destroys Rainforests

  NEW YORK, New York, May 13, 2016 (ENS) – The ongoing poaching of the oldest and wisest female forest elephants could cause cascading harmful effects on the integrity of entire rainforest ecosystems, new research shows. These “ecosystem...

 

Poorest Cities Have the Most Polluted Air

Poorest Cities Have the Most Polluted Air

  GENEVA, Switzerland, May 12, 2016 (ENS) – Only cleaner transport, more efficient energy production and improved waste management can move the world’s poorest cities to reduce their air pollution – currently up to 10...

 

Aerial Pesticide Spraying Linked to Higher Autism Risk

Aerial Pesticide Spraying Linked to Higher Autism Risk

  BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 6, 2016 (ENS) – The use of airplanes to spray anti-mosquito pesticides may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays among children, finds new research presented at the Pediatric...

 

Governments, Firms, Grassroots All Act for Climate Health

Governments, Firms, Grassroots All Act for Climate Health

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2016 (ENS) – The historic Paris Climate Agreement signing ceremony at the United Nations on April 22 has given rise to this week’s Climate Action 2016 Summit, where global leaders from government, business...

 

Changing Faces at the United Nations

Changing Faces at the United Nations

  NEW YORK, New York, May 4, 2016 (ENS) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Erik Solheim of Norway as the new executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme,...

 

Paris Climate Pact Affirmed in UN Earth Day Ceremony

Paris Climate Pact Affirmed in UN Earth Day Ceremony

  NEW YORK, New York, April 22, 2016 (ENS) – As global leaders sign the Paris Agreement on climate change today at UN Headquarters, the head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction says they must go beyond their existing commitments...

 

Six Grassroots Leaders Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

Six Grassroots Leaders Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 18, 2016 (ENS) – “If we seek to achieve environmental justice we must first empower citizen participation and protect our natural resources,” said Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera, the 2016...

 

Earthquake Hits Ecuador, Kills More Than 272

Earthquake Hits Ecuador, Kills More Than 272

  QUITO, Ecuador, April 17, 2016 (ENS) – The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Saturday night off the west coast of northern Ecuador has killed at least 272 people, a death toll that will “certainly rise,” according...

 

CO2 Emissions Down as EU Drivers Buy Cleaner Cars

CO2 Emissions Down as EU Drivers Buy Cleaner Cars

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 14, 2016 (ENS) – New cars sold in the European Union are increasingly more fuel-efficient and beat the official CO2 emissions target handily, concludes the European Environment Agency (EEA) in a new report...

 

Coal Slide Pushes Peabody Energy Into Bankruptcy

Coal Slide Pushes Peabody Energy Into Bankruptcy

  ST. LOUIS, Missouri, April 13, 2016 (ENS) – The world’s largest private sector coal company, Peabody Energy, today filed for bankruptcy protection, citing “unprecedented” factors affecting the global coal industry. “Industry...

 

Ortho Bans Neonics, Bees Do Their Happy Dance

Ortho Bans Neonics, Bees Do Their Happy Dance

  MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 12, 2016 (ENS) – Insect control giant Ortho today said the company would immediately begin phasing out neonicotinoid-based pesticides for outdoor use because they are deadly to valuable pollinators such as...

 

UK Sushi Fraud Probe Finds 10 Percent Mislabeled

UK Sushi Fraud Probe Finds 10 Percent Mislabeled

  MANCHESTER, England, April 12, 2016 (ENS) – Critically endangered species of fish are being sold in UK sushi restaurants without accurate labeling, finds new research by scientists at three British universities. Overfished species...

 

Wild Tiger Numbers Up: First Time in 100 Years

Wild Tiger Numbers Up: First Time in 100 Years

  NEW DELHI, India, April 11, 2016 (ENS) – The number of tigers living in the wild has increased to 3,890 animals, the first uptick in the global wild tiger population in 100 years, World Wildlife Fund and the Global Tiger Forum announced...

 

U.S. Working Group Fights Toxic Algae

U.S. Working Group Fights Toxic Algae

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2016 (ENS) – In-depth scientific research and broad-based communications are both needed to get control of harmful algal blooms and low-oxygen conditions called hypoxia in U.S. waters, advises a new report...

 

Satellite Data Helps Detect Harmful Algal Blooms

Satellite Data Helps Detect Harmful Algal Blooms

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 9, 2016 (ENS) – Freshwater polluted by harmful algal blooms costs the United States at least $64 million every year, by government estimates. Now four federal agencies are collaborating on a $3.6 million research...

 

U.S. Tightens Rules for Captive Tiger Trade

U.S. Tightens Rules for Captive Tiger Trade

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 8, 2016 (ENS) – To strengthen tiger protection, the U.S. government has finalized a rule declaring that captive tigers of unknown genetic background or crosses between different subspecies of tigers, known...

 

Taiwan’s Endangered Pink Dolphins Attract U.S. Allies

Taiwan’s Endangered Pink Dolphins Attract U.S. Allies

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 7, 2016 (ENS) – U.S. conservation groups are petitioning the federal government to protect pink Taiwanese humpback dolphins under the Endangered Species Act to help prevent the extinction of a population that...

 
 
 
 

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