• Carbon-neutral Fuel Created from Sunlight and Air
  • Trudeau Greenlights Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion
  • Global Population to Hit 11 Billion by 2100, Then Slow
  • Cruise Ships Pollute Port City Air More Than Cars
  • Public Lands Critic to Oversee Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  • Canada to Ban Throw-Away Plastics by 2021
  • Nano Villain Blamed for Oil Pipeline Corrosion

Carbon-neutral Fuel Created from Sunlight and Air

ZURICH, Switzerland, June 25, 2019 (ENS) – An innovative technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels from only sunlight and air has been developed by researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, known as ETH Zurich. For the first time anywhere in the world, scientists have demonstrated the entire thermochemical process chain…

Trudeau Greenlights Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, June 18, 2019 (ENS) – Canada’s federal cabinet has approved the twinning of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline that will carry diluted bitumen from the oil sands near Edmonton, Alberta to Burnaby, British Columbia, over the objections of Indigenous First Nations peoples and environmentalists.

Global Population to Hit 11 Billion by 2100, Then Slow

NEW YORK, New York, June 17, 2019 (ENS) – There will be roughly 9.7 billion people living on Earth by the year 2050, an increase of two billion over today’s population, finds a UN population report released today. India is predicted to overtake China, today’s most populous country by 2050; and the population of sub-Saharan Africa is projected to double.

Cruise Ships Pollute Port City Air More Than Cars

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 11, 2019 (ENS) – Cruise ships are choking Europe’s port cities, with the biggest cruise company, Carnival Corporation, emitting 10 times more sulphur oxides (SOx) than all of Europe’s 260 million cars, finds new research published by the European Federation for Transport and Environment, T&E, on […]

Public Lands Critic to Oversee Fish, Wildlife and Parks

WASHINGTON, DC, June 11, 2019 (ENS) – The Secretary of the Interior keeps illegally shuffling political officials into jobs requiring Senate confirmation, according to a legal complaint filed today by the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER.

Canada to Ban Throw-Away Plastics by 2021

MONT-SAINT-HILAIRE, Quebec, Canada, June 10, 2019 (ENS) – Canada intends to ban “harmful” single-use plastics as early as 2021 and hold companies responsible for plastic waste, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today. “Canadians know first-hand the impacts of plastic pollution, and are tired of seeing their beaches, parks, streets, and shorelines littered with plastic waste.

Nano Villain Blamed for Oil Pipeline Corrosion

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, June 7, 2019 (ENS) – A form of nanoscale corrosion is responsible for unpredictable breaks in the steel pipelines that carry oil, decreasing their working life, new research has found. The universal use of steel in pipeline infrastructure makes aqueous steel corrosion a global concern, with negative effects in most industrial sectors.

 

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Carbon-neutral Fuel Created from Sunlight and Air

Carbon-neutral Fuel Created from Sunlight and Air

  ZURICH, Switzerland, June 25, 2019 (ENS) – An innovative technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels from only sunlight and air has been developed by researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, known...

 

Trudeau Greenlights Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Trudeau Greenlights Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, June 18, 2019 (ENS) – Canada’s federal cabinet has approved the twinning of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline that will carry diluted bitumen from the oil sands near Edmonton, Alberta to Burnaby,...

 

Global Population to Hit 11 Billion by 2100, Then Slow

Global Population to Hit 11 Billion by 2100, Then Slow

  NEW YORK, New York, June 17, 2019 (ENS) – There will be roughly 9.7 billion people living on Earth by the year 2050, an increase of two billion over today’s population, finds a UN population report released today. India is predicted...

 

Cruise Ships Pollute Port City Air More Than Cars

Cruise Ships Pollute Port City Air More Than Cars

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 11, 2019 (ENS) – Cruise ships are choking Europe’s port cities, with the biggest cruise company, Carnival Corporation, emitting 10 times more sulphur oxides (SOx) than all of Europe’s 260 million cars,...

 

Public Lands Critic to Oversee Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Public Lands Critic to Oversee Fish, Wildlife and Parks

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 11, 2019 (ENS) – The Secretary of the Interior keeps illegally shuffling political officials into jobs requiring Senate confirmation, according to a legal complaint filed today by the nonprofit Public Employees...

 

Canada to Ban Throw-Away Plastics by 2021

Canada to Ban Throw-Away Plastics by 2021

  MONT-SAINT-HILAIRE, Quebec, Canada, June 10, 2019 (ENS) – Canada intends to ban “harmful” single-use plastics as early as 2021 and hold companies responsible for plastic waste, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced...

 

Nano Villain Blamed for Oil Pipeline Corrosion

Nano Villain Blamed for Oil Pipeline Corrosion

  ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, June 7, 2019 (ENS) – A form of nanoscale corrosion is responsible for unpredictable breaks in the steel pipelines that carry oil, decreasing their working life, new research has found. Steel pipes that carry...

 

World Environment Day: Clean Air to Stabilize Climate

World Environment Day: Clean Air to Stabilize Climate

  NEW YORK, New York, June 6, 2019 (ENS) – “It is time to act decisively. My message to governments is clear: tax pollution; end fossil fuel subsidies; and stop building new coal plants. We need a green economy, not a grey economy,”...

 

US Fertilizer Plants Emit 100 Times the Methane Reported

US Fertilizer Plants Emit 100 Times the Methane Reported

  ITHACA, New York, June 6, 2019 (ENS) – Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from the ammonia fertilizer industry have been greatly underestimated, finds new research from Cornell University and the nonprofit Environmental...

 

Court Blocks Controversial Oregon Grazing Permits

Court Blocks Controversial Oregon Grazing Permits

  PORTLAND, Oregon, June 4, 2019 (ENS) – A federal judge in Oregon today granted conservation groups’ motion to block livestock from using public lands allotments near the town of Burns in central Oregon during the month of June. The...

 

Powering Jet Planes With Plastic Waste

Powering Jet Planes With Plastic Waste

  RICHLAND, Washington, June 4, 2019 (ENS) – Scientists have found a way to turn daily-use plastic waste products into jet fuel. In a method described in a new paper in the journal “Applied Energy,” a research group led...

 

British Columbia Bans Sale of Gas-powered Cars by 2040

British Columbia Bans Sale of Gas-powered Cars by 2040

  VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada, June 1, 2019 (ENS) – In a move aimed at removing a major source of air pollution and climate change, the provincial government has put British Columbia on a path to require the sale of all new...

 

Governments Cue Hydrogen for Global Clean Energy Role

Governments Cue Hydrogen for Global Clean Energy Role

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, June 1, 2019 (ENS) – Hydrogen is on the move. At the Clean Energy Ministerial meeting Friday in Vancouver, governments announced a new international hydrogen partnership under the leadership...

 

Leopard Seals Recognized as New Zealand Residents

Leopard Seals Recognized as New Zealand Residents

  AUCKLAND, New Zealand, May 31, 2019 (ENS) – New Zealand’s newest residents like being alone, have leopard-like spots, and can each weigh up to 600 kilos (1,320 pounds). This week leopard seals have gone from being officially classified...

 

NGOs Buy Grazing Rights to Protect Argentina’s Species

NGOs Buy Grazing Rights to Protect Argentina’s Species

  NEW YORK, New York, May 30, 2019 (ENS) – The largest protected area in Argentina’s Patagonian steppe, inhabited by wildlife such as the guanaco, the Andean cat, and Andean condor, has now been further secured by conservation...

 

Big Companies Ask Congress For National Carbon Price

Big Companies Ask Congress For National  Carbon Price

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 22, 2019 (ENS) – Representatives of some of the largest U.S.-based corporations are asking Congress to pass meaningful climate legislation, including a price on carbon. Today, executives from more than 75 businesses,...

 

Indigenous Pipeline Protest Disrupts Trudeau Fundraiser

Indigenous Pipeline Protest Disrupts Trudeau Fundraiser

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 22, 2019 (ENS) – An Indigenous leader demanding that cancellation of the Trans Mountain pipeline interrupted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his speech today at a Liberal fundraiser...

 

West Antarctic Glaciers Unstable, Melting Into the Sea

West Antarctic Glaciers Unstable, Melting Into the Sea

  LEEDS, England, UK, May 16, 2019 (ENS) – The warming of ocean waters over the 25 years between 1992 and 2017 have caused the glacier ice in West Antarctica to thin so rapidly that 24 percent of the region’s ancient ice is...

 

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good

  BOSTON, Massachusetts, May 15, 2019 – Yum! Brands, the parent company of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, today was named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by “Corporate Responsibility Magazine”...

 

Intense Early Season Fires Burn Across Europe

Intense Early Season Fires Burn Across Europe

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 15, 2019 (ENS) – From Norway to Spain, from the United Kingdom to Romania, the number and severity of wildfires burning at the start of this year have risen sharply from that of previous decades, according...

 
 
 
 

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