• Fires Destroy Amazon Rainforest at Record Pace
  • Governments Protect Giraffes at CITES Meeting
  • Newark Drinking Water Emergency: Lead Filters Failing
  • Greece Ablaze: First rescEU Planes Deployed
  • CITES to Update Wildlife Trade Rules for 550 Species
  • Trump Rolls Back Endangered Species Act Protections
  • New Brazilian Monkey Already At Risk of Habitat Loss

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, has reached Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, more than 1,700 miles away.

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 decided to add giraffes to an endangered species list, voting to regulate the trade in products made from giraffes…

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 Newark water crisis that has lasted nearly three years.

Greece Ablaze: First rescEU Planes Deployed

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

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 trade regime at CITES’ upcoming triennial World Wildlife Conference.

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 final changes to three proposed rules of the Endangered Species Act, ESA.

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 destruction is happening, the researchers say, “even within federal conservation units and protected indigenous lands.”

 

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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...

 

Climate Change Undercutting World Food Security

Climate Change Undercutting World Food Security

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 8, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change is pressuring all four pillars of the world’s food security: availability (yield and production), access (prices and ability to obtain food), utilization (nutrition...

 

Comparing America’s Most Energy-Efficient Cities

Comparing America’s Most Energy-Efficient Cities

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2019 (ENS) – Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC top the latest energy-efficiency scorecard from the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), which...

 

Krypton Reveals Ancient Aquifer Under the Negev Desert

Krypton Reveals Ancient Aquifer Under the Negev Desert

  BEERSHEBA, Israel, August 5, 2019 (ENS) – The Negev Desert, which covers half of Israel’s landmass, is so dry that parts of it get less than three inches of water a year; so dry it is called hyperarid. Yet today, there is still...

 

Oil Spill Fouls Pristine Patagonian Waters

Oil Spill Fouls Pristine Patagonian Waters

  SANTIAGO, Chile, July 29, 2019 (ENS) – An oil spill under investigation by the Chilean Navy on the far southern coast of Patagonia has been contained, mining company CAP SA said on Sunday. The diesel oil spill of 40,000-liters (10,500...

 

Florida Couple Indicted for Trading Indonesian Wildlife

Florida Couple Indicted for Trading Indonesian Wildlife

  TAMPA, Florida, July 26, 2019 (ENS) – An indictment from a federal grand jury sitting in Tampa was unsealed Wednesday, charging Novita Indah, 48, and Larry Malugin, 51, of Port Richey, Florida, with conspiracy and trafficking in...

 

Automakers Reject Trump Rollback of Clean Car Standards

Automakers Reject Trump Rollback of Clean Car Standards

  SACRAMENTO, California, July 26, 2019 (ENS) – As the Trump administration prepares to roll back emission standards for light-duty cars and trucks, a consortium of four automakers and the state of California have agreed on a voluntary...

 

Wildlife Changing Too Slowly to Survive Climate Change

Wildlife Changing Too Slowly to Survive Climate Change

  BERLIN, Germany, July 23, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change can threaten species and extinctions can impact ecosystem health, so it is of vital importance to assess how animals respond to changing environmental conditions, and whether...

 

European Union Acts to Safeguard World’s Forests

European Union Acts to Safeguard World’s Forests

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 23, 2019 (ENS) – The European Commission today set out a new framework of actions to protect and restore the world’s forests, which host 80 percent of biodiversity on land, support the livelihoods of...

 

New World Heritage Status for China’s Birds, Iran’s Ancient Forest

New World Heritage Status for China’s Birds, Iran’s Ancient Forest

  BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 13, 2019 (ENS) – The World Heritage Committee inscribed 29 new natural and cultural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during this year’s session, which took place in Baku from June 30 to July 10...

 

Global Operation Thunderball Grabs Wildlife Criminals

Global Operation Thunderball Grabs Wildlife Criminals

  LYON, France, July 12, 2019 (ENS) – A global joint customs and police operation all during the month of June seized large quantities of internationally protected plants and animals, from live big cats and primates to timber, and...

 

World’s Biggest Algae Bloom ‘Here to Stay’

World’s Biggest Algae Bloom ‘Here to Stay’

  ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 9, 2019 (ENS) – The largest bloom of macroalgae in the world, an unprecedented belt of brown algae, now stretches from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico – and it’s likely here to stay warn...

 

Counterfeit Food and Drink Seized in Global Operation

Counterfeit Food and Drink Seized in Global Operation

  LYON, France, July 1, 2019 (ENS) – More than US$117 million worth of potentially dangerous fake food and drink was seized and 672 individuals arrested worldwide in Interpol’s latest Operation Opson. Tampered expiry dates on...

 

Democratic Debaters Wrestle With Climate Change

Democratic Debaters Wrestle With Climate Change

  MIAMI, Florida, June 29, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change was on the formal presidential debate agenda for the first time as 20 Democratic presidential candidates with their hopes pinned to the 2020 election debated for the first time...

 
 
 
 

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