• Australian Radio Telescope Maps Universe at Warp Speed
  • World’s Best Wild Salmon Run Protected From Huge Mine
  • GM Quits Trump Suit to Strip California’s Emissions Control
  • Filming The Power of Youth
  • Leapin’ Lizards: Argentine Tegus Run Wild in Georgia
  • John Kerry to Head Biden Administration’s Climate Team
  • Wary Funders Drop Proposed South African Coal Plant

Australian Radio Telescope Maps Universe at Warp Speed

PERTH, Australia, December 1, 2020 (ENS) – A radio telescope in the outback of Western Australia is creating a new atlas of the universe at astonishing speed, mapping some three million galaxies in just 300 hours. The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope conducts a survey like a Google map of the universe where most of the millions of points on the map are distant galaxies – at least a million of which humans have never seen before.

World’s Best Wild Salmon Run Protected From Huge Mine

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, November 29, 2020 (ENS) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit to the proposed Pebble Mine, a giant copper and gold mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska that would threaten the world’s largest, most valuable wild salmon fishery. The decision met with approval from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Congress as well as environmental groups, but the mining company was “dismayed” by the ruling.

GM Quits Trump Suit to Strip California’s Emissions Control

DETROIT, Michigan, November 25, 2020 (ENS) – General Motors CEO Mary Barra said on Monday the company is pulling out of a lawsuit led by the Trump administration against California over the state’s right to set its own fuel economy and emissions regulations. Barra said the company supports President-elect Joe Biden’s plans to expand electrification of cars.

Filming The Power of Youth

EUGENE, Oregon, November 25, 2020 (ENS) – If you don’t want to miss out on the virtual and educational opportunity of a lifetime, you’ll want to attend the world premiere of “Youth v. Gov,” a documentary put together by Our Children’s Trust, which seeks science-based action by governments to stabilize the climate system.

Leapin’ Lizards: Argentine Tegus Run Wild in Georgia

ATLANTA, Georgia, November 24, 2020 (ENS) – Georgia wildlife officials and their partners are scrambling to eradicate a wild population of large invasive black and white Argentine lizards called tegus in two counties in southeast Georgia. Growing from two to four feet long and weighing 10 pounds or more, this lizard native to South America is an invasive species that threatens Georgia wildlife.

John Kerry to Head Biden Administration’s Climate Team

WASHINGTON, DC, November 23, 2020 (ENS) – President-elect Joe Biden today announced key members of his foreign policy and national security team including, for the first time, a Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. To fill this new role, Biden has chosen old friend and Senate colleague, former Secretary of State John Kerry.

Wary Funders Drop Proposed South African Coal Plant

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 19, 2020 (ENS) – “Major climate impacts and exorbitant costs have sounded the death knell” for one of the last new proposed coal-fired power stations in South Africa – Thabametsi power station in water-scarce Limpopo province, says the Centre for Environmental Rights, a firm of environmental justice lawyers.

 

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Australian Radio Telescope Maps Universe at Warp Speed

Australian Radio Telescope Maps Universe at Warp Speed

  PERTH, Australia, December 1, 2020 (ENS) – A radio telescope in the outback of Western Australia is creating a new atlas of the universe at astonishing speed, mapping some three million galaxies in just 300 hours. The Australian...

 

World’s Best Wild Salmon Run Protected From Huge Mine

World’s Best Wild Salmon Run Protected From Huge Mine

  ANCHORAGE, Alaska, November 29, 2020 (ENS) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit to the proposed Pebble Mine, a giant copper and gold mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska that would threaten the world’s largest, most valuable...

 

GM Quits Trump Suit to Strip California’s Emissions Control

GM Quits Trump Suit to Strip California’s Emissions Control

  DETROIT, Michigan, November 25, 2020 (ENS) – General Motors CEO Mary Barra said on Monday the company is pulling out of a lawsuit led by the Trump administration against California over the state’s right to set its own fuel economy...

 

Filming The Power of Youth

Filming The Power of Youth

  EUGENE, Oregon, November 25, 2020 (ENS) – If you don’t want to miss out on the virtual and educational opportunity of a lifetime, you’ll want to attend the world premiere of “Youth v. Gov,” a documentary put together...

 

Leapin’ Lizards: Argentine Tegus Run Wild in Georgia

Leapin’ Lizards: Argentine Tegus Run Wild in Georgia

  ATLANTA, Georgia, November 24, 2020 (ENS) – Georgia wildlife officials and their partners are scrambling to eradicate a wild population of large invasive black and white Argentine lizards called tegus in two counties in southeast...

 

John Kerry to Head Biden Administration’s Climate Team

John Kerry to Head Biden Administration’s Climate Team

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 23, 2020 (ENS) – President-elect Joe Biden today announced key members of his foreign policy and national security team including, for the first time, a Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. To fill this...

 

Wary Funders Drop Proposed South African Coal Plant

Wary Funders Drop Proposed South African Coal Plant

  CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 19, 2020 (ENS) – “Major climate impacts and exorbitant costs have sounded the death knell” for one of the last new proposed coal-fired power stations in South Africa – Thabametsi...

 

Bezos Opens $10 Billion Earth Fund With Climate Grants

Bezos Opens $10 Billion Earth Fund With Climate Grants

  SEATTLE, Washington, November 17, 2020 (ENS) – Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s wealthiest person, is giving nearly $800 million to 16 environmental groups in the first donations from his $10 billion Earth Fund. In February,...

 

Leaking Oil Tanker Abandoned Off Yemen a Red Sea Risk

Leaking Oil Tanker Abandoned Off Yemen a Red Sea Risk

  NEW YORK, New York, November 17, 2020 (ENS) – Technical experts must be granted immediate access to a rusting oil supertanker threatening an environmental calamity in the Red Sea, an independent United Nations expert is demanding. Abandoned...

 

Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Nearly 95% Effective

Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Nearly 95% Effective

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, November 16, 2020 (ENS) – Moderna, a Massachusetts biotechnology company pioneering therapeutics and vaccines, today announced that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273, has been rated 94.5 percent...

 

Nicaragua, Honduras Again in Path of Monster Hurricane

Nicaragua, Honduras Again in Path of Monster Hurricane

  MIAMI, Florida, November 16, 2020 (ENS) – The word iota means something very small, but the Category 5 Hurricane Iota now bearing down on Central America is the exact opposite. Expected to bring catastrophic winds, life-threatening...

 

Pfizer 1st With COVID Vaccine, Claims Over 90% Efficacy

Pfizer 1st With COVID Vaccine, Claims Over 90% Efficacy

  NEW YORK, New York, November 11, 2020 (ENS) – Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is the first company to announce a successful vaccine candidate that is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus...

 

Pandemic Forces Enviro Film Fest in D.C. to Go Virtual

Pandemic Forces Enviro Film Fest in D.C. to Go Virtual

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 10, 2020 (ENS) – The largest green film festival in the world and the longest-running film fest in the United States, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, DCEFF, has announced its virtual...

 

Calling All Film-Makers

Calling All Film-Makers

  By Georgia Seidman GENEVA, Switzerland, November 9, 2020 (ENS) – The opportunity has arrived for young film-makers to submit an original short film to the second Health for All Film Festival sponsored by the World Health Organization,...

 

President-elect Biden to Restore U.S. Climate Leadership

President-elect Biden to Restore U.S. Climate Leadership

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 8, 2020 (ENS) – Joseph R. Biden Jr. was declared President-elect of the United States on Saturday after slow, meticulous vote-counting that kept the nation on edge for four days. Biden, the Democrat from...

 

Trump Pushes Gray Wolf off Endangered Species List

Trump Pushes Gray Wolf off Endangered Species List

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2020 (ENS) – To the dismay of conservationists, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has opened hunting season on gray wolves across the United States by removing them from the national Endangered Species...

 

Hurricane Eta Kills 3 Central Americans, Aims at Florida

Hurricane Eta Kills 3 Central Americans, Aims at Florida

  MIAMI, Florida, November 4, 2020 (ENS) – Slow-moving, wet and windy, Hurricane Eta made landfall south of Puerto Cabezas, on the coast of Nicaragua as a Category 4 hurricane on Tuesday afternoon. Eta had maximum sustained winds...

 

Virus Quarantines World Health Organization Chief

Virus Quarantines World Health Organization Chief

  GENEVA, Switzerland, November 2, 2020 (ENS) – The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is in quarantine tonight as he has been exposed to the coronavirus he has been battling every day...

 

Trump Opens Alaska’s Tongass National Forest to Logging

Trump Opens Alaska’s Tongass National Forest to Logging

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 28, 2020 (ENS) – President Donald Trump’s administration has finalized plans to reverse roadless protections for the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska that have been in place for nearly 20 years. On...

 

Zeta Strikes Louisiana, Fifth Hurricane This Season

Zeta Strikes Louisiana, Fifth Hurricane This Season

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, October 28, 2020 (ENS) – Hurricane Zeta has just made landfall as a 110 mile per hour, Category 2 hurricane near Cocodrie, Louisiana, a fishing, shrimping and crabbing village in Terrebonne Parish, due south...

 
 
 
 

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