(EnviroNews World News) — An airborne plume of radioactive ruthenium 106 from a nuclear accident was detected “in the atmosphere of the majority of European countries,” from late September through mid-October, according to France’s Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety Institute (IRSN) — but the source is still unknown. As…

(EnviroNews World News) — Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy, Kenya — To the astonishment of local villagers, two white reticulated giraffes (Giraffa reticulata) emerged from the brush near the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy in Kenya’s Garissa County. Locals quickly notified rangers from the nearby Hirola Conservation Program — an organization setup…

(EnviroNews World News) Fukushima Prefecture, Japan — From the air, it’s been said that the areas directly surrounding the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant resemble a multi-colored “giant integrated circuit board.” That’s because more than 1,100 various and sundry tanks, housing radioactive water from the ongoing nuclear crisis,…

(EnviroNews World News) — Taloja, Mumbai, India — On August 11, 2017, dogs with bright blue fur were spotted roaming the Taloja neighborhood in Mumbai, India. Concerned locals reported the unusual situation to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), which determined industrial waste and dyes were being dumped…

(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…