• John Kerry to Head Biden Administration’s Climate Team
  • Wary Funders Drop Proposed South African Coal Plant
  • Bezos Opens $10 Billion Earth Fund With Climate Grants
  • Leaking Oil Tanker Abandoned Off Yemen a Red Sea Risk
  • Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Nearly 95% Effective
  • Nicaragua, Honduras Again in Path of Monster Hurricane
  • Pfizer 1st With COVID Vaccine, Claims Over 90% Efficacy

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.

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, Bezos announced the creation of his personal $10 billion Earth Fund, designed to support what Bezos has called “needle-moving solutions” to the climate crisis.

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 five years ago when its engine room flooded with seawater, the leaking 44-year-old tanker FSO Safer still holds 1.1 million barrels of light crude oil.

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 effective by the U.S. government. Moderna intends to request an Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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 storm surge, and torrential rainfall, it’s about to smash into Nicaragua and Honduras near where powerful Hurricane Eta struck just two weeks ago.

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 called SARS-CoV-2.

 

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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...

 

French Companies Integrate Biodiversity Impact Assessment

French Companies Integrate Biodiversity Impact Assessment

  PARIS, France, October 27, 2020 (ENS) – A tool that will allow investors to measure how their investments impact biodiversity – the diversity of plants and animals – is one step closer to completion now that a consortium...

 

UN Virtual Climate Dialogues to Fill COP26 Gap

UN Virtual Climate Dialogues to Fill COP26 Gap

  BONN, Germany, October 27, 2020 (ENS) – The Climate Dialogues, a series of virtual climate change events, will be offered by the United Nations from November 23 to December 4, 2020. This year, virtual events are taking the place...

 

U.S. Renewable Energy Lab Energizes Remote Communities

U.S. Renewable Energy Lab Energizes Remote Communities

  GOLDEN, Colorado, October 23, 2020 (ENS) – In rural Northern California, inland American Indian reservations risk being “islanded” from the larger electricity grid should a wildfire disable the single transmission line...

 

Trump vs Biden: Environment in the Final Debate

Trump vs Biden: Environment in the Final Debate

  NASHVILLE, Tennessee, October 23, 2020 (ENS) – Republican President Donald Trump and his challenger in the November 3 election former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, faced off in their second and final...

 

New Smart Windows Generate Power as They Change Color

New Smart Windows Generate Power as They Change Color

  GOLDEN, Colorado, October 21, 2020 (ENS) – A thermochromic window that darkens automatically in the sun and simultaneously uses the sun to generate electricity has been invented by scientists at the chemistry and nanoscience center...

 
 
 
 

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