• Obama Orders Higher Flood Risk Standard for Federal Projects
  • Deadly Storms, Floods Force Desperate Africans to Seek Aid
  • Obama’s Energy Dept. Invests $59 Million in Solar Innovation
  • Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Seen in Yosemite National Park
  • U.S. Senate Votes to Force Keystone XL Pipeline Approval
  • EU Struggles to Cut Road Transport CO2 Emissions Post-2020
  • Goverments Will Forge First Treaty Protecting Global Oceans

Obama Orders Higher Flood Risk Standard for Federal Projects

WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2015 (ENS) – Considering the risk of rising sea levels due to climate change, President Barack Obama today issued the nation’s first Federal Flood Risk Management Standard for taxpayer-funded projects. He described the Standard as “a flexible framework to increase resilience against flooding and help preserve […]

Deadly Storms, Floods Force Desperate Africans to Seek Aid

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 30, 2015 (ENS) – Severe flooding across southern Africa is killing, injuring and displacing a rising number of people, and more rain is in the forecast. Malawi’s Department of Climate Change has forecast a cyclone formation that will affect the entire southern Africa region.

Obama’s Energy Dept. Invests $59 Million in Solar Innovation

WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2015 (ENS) – As more communities look to solar energy as a source of clean, renewable electricity, the Obama Administration is investing more than $59 million in solar energy innovation, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced today.

Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Seen in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California, January 29, 2015 (ENS) – Photos of the rare Sierra Nevada red fox, Vulpes vulpes necator, have been taken by motion-triggered cameras in Yosemite National Park, the first confirmed sighting of this species of fox in the park in nearly 100 years.

U.S. Senate Votes to Force Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2015 (ENS) – The new Republican-controlled Senate today voted for the first time to force U.S. approval of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Proposed by TransCanada, the pipeline would carry diluted bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to TransCanada’s existing pipeline in Nebraska for transfer to refineries on the Gulf Coast.

EU Struggles to Cut Road Transport CO2 Emissions Post-2020

BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 28, 2015 (ENS) – “Some people think that the recent decrease in oil prices will have a negative impact on electric cars. Personally, I am convinced that this will not be the case,” said Miguel Arias Cañete, EU commissioner for climate action and energy, in a speech at the IG Metall conference on Tuesday.

Goverments Will Forge First Treaty Protecting Global Oceans

  NEW YORK, New York, January 27, 2015 (ENS) – Government representatives from around the world agreed Saturday to develop the first legally-binding agreement to conserve marine life in the high seas and international seabed, an area covering roughly half the planet. After four days of intense deliberations at UN […]

 

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Obama Orders Higher Flood Risk Standard for Federal Projects

Obama Orders Higher Flood Risk Standard for Federal Projects

WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2015 (ENS) – Considering the risk of rising sea levels due to climate change, President Barack Obama today issued the nation’s first Federal Flood Risk Management Standard for taxpayer-funded projects....

 

Deadly Storms, Floods Force Desperate Africans to Seek Aid

Deadly Storms, Floods Force Desperate Africans to Seek Aid

  GENEVA, Switzerland, January 30, 2015 (ENS) – Severe flooding across southern Africa is killing, injuring and displacing a rising number of people, and more rain is in the forecast. Malawi’s Department of Climate Change has forecast...

 

Obama’s Energy Dept. Invests $59 Million in Solar Innovation

Obama’s Energy Dept. Invests $59 Million in Solar Innovation

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2015 (ENS) – As more communities look to solar energy as a source of clean, renewable electricity, the Obama Administration is investing more than $59 million in solar energy innovation, Energy Secretary...

 

Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Seen in Yosemite National Park

Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Seen in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California, January 29, 2015 (ENS) – Photos of the rare Sierra Nevada red fox, Vulpes vulpes necator, have been taken by motion-triggered cameras in Yosemite National Park, the first confirmed sighting of this species...

 

U.S. Senate Votes to Force Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

U.S. Senate Votes to Force Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2015 (ENS) – The new Republican-controlled Senate today voted for the first time to force U.S. approval of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Proposed by TransCanada, the pipeline would...

 

EU Struggles to Cut Road Transport CO2 Emissions Post-2020

EU Struggles to Cut Road Transport CO2 Emissions Post-2020

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 28, 2015 (ENS) – “Some people think that the recent decrease in oil prices will have a negative impact on electric cars. Personally, I am convinced that this will not be the case,” said Miguel...

 

Goverments Will Forge First Treaty Protecting Global Oceans

Goverments Will Forge First Treaty Protecting Global Oceans

  NEW YORK, New York, January 27, 2015 (ENS) – Government representatives from around the world agreed Saturday to develop the first legally-binding agreement to conserve marine life in the high seas and international seabed, an area...

 

Blizzard Spares New York, Buries Boston, Blows Into Canada

Blizzard Spares New York, Buries Boston, Blows Into Canada

  NEW YORK, New York, January 27, 2015 (ENS) – The powerful storm that brought heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions to the Northeast on Monday persisted Tuesday as heavy snow and blizzard conditions paralyzed travel from eastern...

 

Monster Blizzard Brings U.S. East Coast to a Standstill

Monster Blizzard Brings U.S. East Coast to a Standstill

NEW YORK, New York, January 27, 2015 (ENS) – Due to a monumental blizzard bearing down on the East Coast, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has issued a winter weather State of Emergency for New York City. All non-emergency vehicles were...

 

Obama Would Widen Wilderness in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Obama Would Widen Wilderness in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

WASHINGTON, DC, January 26, 2015 (ENS) – “Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuge is an incredible place – pristine, undisturbed,” said President Obama in a YouTube video announcing his administration’s plan to...

 

USA, India to Cooperate on Climate, Clean Energy, Smart Cities

USA, India to Cooperate on Climate, Clean Energy, Smart Cities

  NEW DELHI, India, January 26, 2015 (ENS) – Amid the pomp and ceremony of India’s Republic Day, with President Barack Obama the first sitting American President to be honored as “chief guest,” Indian and U.S. leaders...

 

Anadarko Pays Record $5.15 Billion Environmental Settlement

Anadarko Pays Record $5.15 Billion Environmental Settlement

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2015 (ENS) – Anadarko Petroleum Corp. today paid a record $5.15 billion settlement to the U.S. government and others – the largest environmental enforcement recovery payment ever obtained in a lawsuit...

 

Live Earth Road to Paris Concerts to Support Climate Action

Live Earth Road to Paris Concerts to Support Climate Action

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – “This year is the Year of Climate,” Al Gore told an audience of global business and political leaders Wednesday on the at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos. To inspire climate...

 

Automotive Industry Agrees to Copper-Free Brake Initiative

Automotive Industry Agrees to Copper-Free Brake Initiative

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – An agreement to reduce the use of copper and other toxic materials in motor vehicle brake pads was signed Wednesday in Washington by the automotive industry, an organization representing...

 

India’s Wild Tiger Population Grows by 30 Percent

India’s Wild Tiger Population Grows by 30 Percent

  NEW DELHI, India, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – India’s wild tiger population has risen to 2,226 animals, an increase of 30.5 percent since the last estimate four years ago, according to a new report published today by the government...

 

Shell Affiliates Fined for Breaking Vehicle Fuel Rules

Shell Affiliates Fined for Breaking Vehicle Fuel Rules

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – Three companies affiliated with Shell Oil Company will pay a total of $900,000 for selling gasoline and diesel fuel that violated U.S. federal standards. Equilon Enterprises LLC, doing business...

 

Climate Warning Key to Obama’s State of the Union Address

Climate Warning Key to Obama’s State of the Union Address

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 20, 2015 (ENS) – “No challenge – no challenge – poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change,” President Barack Obama said to applause during his sixth State of...

 

Crude Pipeline Breach Fouls Montana’s Yellowstone River

Crude Pipeline Breach Fouls Montana’s Yellowstone River

  BILLINGS, Montana, January 19, 2015 (ENS) – Warning that “the imminent threat of disaster exists,” Montana Governor Steve Bullock has declared a State of Emergency in Dawson and Richland counties after 50,000 gallons...

 

CO2 Speeds Tropical Forest Growth, Slowing Climate Change

CO2 Speeds Tropical Forest Growth, Slowing Climate Change

  BOULDER, Colorado, January 18, 2015 (ENS) – Tropical forests have a bigger appetite for the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than many scientists have believed – even greater than that of temperate forests, finds a new study...

 

Earth Heating Up: 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record

Earth Heating Up: 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record

  NEW YORK, New York, January 18, 2015 (ENS) – The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since record keeping began in 1880, according to two separate analyses by scientists with two U.S. agencies – the National Aeronautics and...

 
 
 
 
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