WASHINGTON – The nation’s 56 million Latinos are especially vulnerable to the health threats posed by climate change because of where they live, work and lack access to health care, a report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council said. Latinos therefore stand to benefit greatly from concerted efforts to reduce carbon pollution, which fuels global warming, according to “Nuestro Futuro: Climate Change and U.S. Latinos.”
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — In an effort to curb the slaughter of African elephants, parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) today recommended that countries with domestic ivory markets that contribute to elephant poaching or the illegal ivory trade “take all necessary legislative, regulatory and enforcement measures to close [such] markets ... as a matter of urgency.”
NRDC: Are Leading TV Manufacturers Exploiting Weaknesses in the Federal Energy-Use Test to Hide True Energy Costs?
SAN FRANCISCO – There are flaws in the government’s method for testing the energy use of televisions and three major TV manufacturers representing half of the U.S. market appear to be exploiting them, which could cost owners of recently purchased models an extra $1.2 billion on their utility bills, according to an analysis released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
WASHINGTON – President Obama today established America’s first marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean, designating a 4,900 square-mile ocean area about 150 miles southeast of the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Groups Ask Federal Court to Take Emergency Action, As Many Flint Residents Remain Without Safe Drinking Water
DETROIT, MI – More than two years into the Flint water crisis, a federal judge will hear arguments today on the need for emergency action on behalf of many Flint residents who remain unable to obtain safe drinking water for their daily needs due to transportation or other access issues. Seeking to secure delivery of safe bottled water to people’s homes, Flint residents, an organization of pastors and national advocacy groups will be in court to ask a federal judge to order city and state officials to ensure all Flint residents can get the safe drinking water they need.
HONOLULU — After a series of delays and diplomatic maneuvering, the World Conservation Congress today adopted a motion that calls on all countries to close their legal domestic markets for elephant ivory.
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