• UN Climate Summit Delivers Commitments to Action
  • Bonn to Istanbul to New York: World Mayors Unite to Save Climate
  • EU Funds Sustainable Energy: First in Africa, Next, the World
  • World Bank Backs Carbon Pricing, Convenes Leadership Coalition
  • Global Mass Transit Could Save US$100 Trillion By 2050
  • 310,000 Join Historic March for Climate Action
  • Japan Defies Whaling Commission, Vows to Resume Antarctic Hunt

UN Climate Summit Delivers Commitments to Action

NEW YORK, New York, September 23, 2014 (ENS) – New actions to immediately tackle climate change were announced today by government, business, finance and civil society leaders at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New York.

Bonn to Istanbul to New York: World Mayors Unite to Save Climate

NEW YORK, New York, September 23, 2014 (ENS) – To combat climate change, a global Compact of Mayors from cities across the world was launched today at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit today at UN Headquarters.

EU Funds Sustainable Energy: First in Africa, Next, the World

BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 22, 2014 (ENS) – European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will tomorrow co-sign joint declarations in New York to reinforce energy cooperation with five African countries: Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Togo and Rwanda.

World Bank Backs Carbon Pricing, Convenes Leadership Coalition

WASHINGTON, DC, September 22, 2014 (ENS) – China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, is planning to put a price on carbon emissions to control climate change – along with many others. China joins a long list of countries, states, provinces and cities, businesses and investors who today signaled their support for carbon pricing ahead of the UN Climate Leadership Summit.

Global Mass Transit Could Save US$100 Trillion By 2050

DAVIS, California, September 22, 2014 (ENS) – More than US$100 trillion in public and private spending could be saved between now and 2050 if the world expands public transportation, walking and cycling in cities, finds a new scientific report.

310,000 Join Historic March for Climate Action

NEW YORK, New York, September 21, 2014 (ENS) – The People’s Climate March Sunday drew an estimated 310,000 people to fill New York City streets with calls to world leaders for meaningful, immediate action to stop raising Earth’s temperature before we all are caught in an irreversible climate catastrophe.

Japan Defies Whaling Commission, Vows to Resume Antarctic Hunt

PORTOROZ, Slovenia, September 18, 2014 (ENS) – The International Whaling Commission voted Thursday against Japan’s plans to resume “scientific” whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan said it would go ahead regardless.

 

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UN Climate Summit Delivers Commitments to Action

UN Climate Summit Delivers Commitments to Action

    The new initiatives for finance, farming, forests, as well as new coalitions bringing together cities, businesses and citizens will cut emissions and strengthen resilience to the impacts of climate change and global warming. Secretary-General...

 

Bonn to Istanbul to New York: World Mayors Unite to Save Climate

Bonn to Istanbul to New York: World Mayors Unite to Save Climate

  NEW YORK, New York, September 23, 2014 (ENS) – To combat climate change, a global Compact of Mayors from cities across the world was launched today at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit today at UN Headquarters. Cities...

 

EU Funds Sustainable Energy: First in Africa, Next, the World

EU Funds Sustainable Energy: First in Africa, Next, the World

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 22, 2014 (ENS) – European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will tomorrow co-sign joint declarations in New York to reinforce energy cooperation with five African countries: Cabo Verde, Côte...

 

World Bank Backs Carbon Pricing, Convenes Leadership Coalition

World Bank Backs Carbon Pricing, Convenes Leadership Coalition

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 22, 2014 (ENS) – China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, is planning to put a price on carbon emissions to control climate change – along with many others. China joins a list of 73...

 

Global Mass Transit Could Save US$100 Trillion By 2050

Global Mass Transit Could Save US$100 Trillion By 2050

  DAVIS, California, September 22, 2014 (ENS) – More than US$100 trillion in public and private spending could be saved between now and 2050 if the world expands public transportation, walking and cycling in cities, finds a new report...

 

310,000 Join Historic March for Climate Action

310,000 Join Historic March for Climate Action

  NEW YORK, New York, September 21, 2014 (ENS) – The People’s Climate March Sunday drew an estimated 310,000 people to fill New York City streets with calls to world leaders for meaningful, immediate action to stop raising Earth’s...

 

Japan Defies Whaling Commission, Vows to Resume Antarctic Hunt

Japan Defies Whaling Commission, Vows to Resume Antarctic Hunt

  PORTOROZ, Slovenia, September 18, 2014 (ENS) – The International Whaling Commission voted Thursday against Japan’s plans to resume “scientific” whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan said it would go ahead...

 

2014 European Mobility Week Opens: Our Streets, Our Choice

2014 European Mobility Week Opens: Our Streets, Our Choice

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 18, 2014 (ENS) – Over 2,000 European towns and cities are participating in the 13th annual European Mobility Week, a week-long series of events from September 16-22 coordinated by a consortium backed...

 

Prosperity, Cooler Climate Can Coexist: Global Commission

Prosperity, Cooler Climate Can Coexist: Global Commission

  NEW YORK, New York, September 17, 2014 (ENS) – Lower carbon emissions and strong economic growth are both possible due to structural and technological changes in the world economy, finds a new report by a commission of global leaders...

 

Audi Scores California’s First Autonomous Driving Permit

Audi Scores California’s First Autonomous Driving Permit

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 16, 2014 (ENS) – Audi will be the first automaker to receive a newly established autonomous driving permit issued by the State of California. The German manufacturer says it is working to bring...

 

Obama Sends 3,000 Soldiers to Battle Ebola; UN Seeks $1 Billion

Obama Sends 3,000 Soldiers to Battle Ebola; UN Seeks $1 Billion

  NEW YORK, New York, September 16, 2014 – The United Nations announced today that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared,...

 

Rocky Mountain Forests Vanishing as Planet Heats Up

Rocky Mountain Forests Vanishing as Planet Heats Up

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, September 10, 2014 (ENS) – Climate change could kill up to 90 percent of the forests covering the Rocky Mountains, warned  the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists today in a new study based in part...

 

Thousands Rescued From Deadly Flash Floods in India, Pakistan

Thousands Rescued From Deadly Flash Floods in India, Pakistan

  NEW DELHI, India, September 9, 2014 (ENS) – Hundreds of people have lost their lives in the the heaviest monsoon rains to fall for 50 years in the Himalayan region of Jammu & Kashmir. Thousands are still trapped on rooftops, and...

 

Climate Change Threatens North American Birds With Extinction

Climate Change Threatens North American Birds With Extinction

  NEW YORK, New York, September 9, 2014 (ENS) – At the current pace of climate change, 314 species of North American birds could lose half or more of their livable ranges by the year 2080 if nothing is done to stop the release of...

 

Six Elephant Poachers Caught in Mozambique Reserve

Six Elephant Poachers Caught in Mozambique Reserve

  MARRUPA, Mozambique, September 8, 2014 (ENS) – Six suspected poachers were arrested in Marrupa on Sunday in a joint operation conducted by the Mecula  District police, Luwire scouts and Niassa National Reserve Wildlife Conservation...

 

Poor European Air Quality Linked to Poor Adult Lung Health

Poor European Air Quality Linked to Poor Adult Lung Health

  MUNICH, Germany, September 9, 2014 (ENS) – Children who suffer poor lung health from breathing polluted air are not alone – so do adults. In the first study of its kind, published Saturday, researchers from across Europe evaluated...

 

World Congress Advances Safer Intelligent Transport Systems

World Congress Advances Safer Intelligent Transport Systems

  DETROIT, Michigan, September 8, 2014 (ENS) – General Motors’ luxury auto brand Cadillac will offer advanced “intelligent and connected” wireless vehicle technologies on several 2017 model year vehicles, GM chief...

 

Snow Sales Replace Illegal Logging in Afghan Province

Snow Sales Replace Illegal Logging in Afghan Province

  By Qaisar Khosti KHOST, Afghanistan, September 8, 2014 (ENS) – For hundreds of years, people in Afghanistan have stockpiled winter snows in specially-dug pits so they can use it during the scorching summer months. Now, residents...

 

WHO: Halting Ebola Will Take Six Months, $600 Million

WHO: Halting Ebola Will Take Six Months, $600 Million

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 5, 2014 (ENS) – The United Nations’ senior leadership on the Ebola virus disease say they can stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa within six to nine months, but only if a “massive”...

 

Nevada Site Selected for Tesla-Panasonic Battery Gigafactory

Nevada Site Selected for Tesla-Panasonic Battery Gigafactory

  CARSON CITY, Nevada, September 5, 2014 (ENS) – Elon Musk, chairman and CEO of electric automaker Tesla Motors, and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval  announced Thursday that Nevada has been officially selected as the site for the...