(EnviroNews World News) — India, a target of President Donald Trump’s wrath when he announced he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement (Paris Accord), is moving away from coal. That was evident on June 10, 2017, when the country’s government-owned Coal India Limited announced it…

(EnviroNews World News) — Chornobyl, Ukraine — Three decades after the disastrous nuclear accident at the Chernobyl power plant, the site is once again set to produce electricity, but not from atomic reactors — this time from solar panels. Business Insider (BI) reported that a small 1.5-megawatt (MW)…

(EnviroNews World News) — A signable petition, published by the non-profit media and animal advocacy organization Lady Freethinker, is nearing its next signature milestone of 35,000 signers on the Change.org platform. The petition demands that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) stop the inadvertent careless poisoning of…

(EnviroNews World News) — Gone but not forgotten, and now returned to the wild. Five thousand years ago, as many as one million scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) grazed the steppes and subdeserts of North Africa. The white-bodied antelopes with russet necks are well adapted to this hot, arid…

(EnviroNews World News) — PETITION WATCH: The Center for Biological Diversity (the Center) has launched an online petition via the Care2 platform demanding Department of the Interior (Interior) Secretary Ryan Zinke “deny any request by Alaska for predator control in wildlife refuges.” This, after House Joint Resolution 69…

(EnviroNews World News) — A study published April 6, 2017, in Nature.com‘s Scientific Reports, examined 17 sea salt brands from eight different countries and found chemical impurities in all 17 samples. The primary contaminants include microplastics and pigments associated with textile, rubber and fiberglass products. The study was…

(EnviroNews World News) — North Rhein Westphalia, Germany — The Prosper-Haniel hard coal mine, slated to be shut down in 2018 when government subsidies run out, is being repurposed to become a giant battery for excess power created by renewable energy sources. Located in North Rhein Westphalia, the…

(EnviroNews World News) — A simply delightful drone video was posted by sea life conservation group the Leatherback Trust on March 21, 2017, showing a rather large East Pacific leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) swimming with swan-like grace, not through water, but over a sandy beach on its way…