Archive for: November, 2013

Acidifying Oceans Alarm Hundreds of Scientists

Acidifying Oceans Alarm Hundreds of Scientists

  PARIS, France, November 27, 2013 (ENS) – Climate change is causing the world’s oceans to acidify at rates not seen for the last 55 million years, and the only way to moderate this danger is to reduce human emissions of carbon...

 

New Zealand’s Endangered Dolphins Slide Toward Extinction

New Zealand’s Endangered Dolphins Slide Toward Extinction

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, November 26, 2013 (ENS) – The New Zealand government Monday announced protections for Maui’s dolphins but the Green Party warned that these measures will not stop their slide into extinction. Just...

 

AmeriScan: Nov. 25, 2013

AmeriScan: Nov. 25, 2013

  Wind Power Bird Kill Crime, $100 Billion Climate Inaction Bill, 99% Renewables, Texas Coal Plants Charged, Enbridge Pipeline, Waste-to-Fuel Awards   Guilty Plea in First Wind Power Bird Kill Crime … Climate Inaction Costs...

 

Europe and China Join Forces to Upgrade Urban Mobility

Europe and China Join Forces to Upgrade Urban Mobility

  BEIJING, China, November 25, 2013 (ENS) – The European Union and China are working together to improve urban mobility. Hundreds of European and Chinese city mayors as well as academics and business representatives with an interest...

 

Warsaw Climate Talks End With Deals on Forests, Financing

Warsaw Climate Talks End With Deals on Forests, Financing

  WARSAW, Poland, November 24, 2013 (ENS) – The UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw ended on Saturday, 24 hours behind schedule, with organizers declaring that governments are still on track to agree on a universal climate agreement...

 

Ontario Premier’s Bill Bans Coal-Fired Power in the Province

Ontario Premier’s Bill Bans Coal-Fired Power in the Province

  TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, November 22, 2013 (ENS) – Ontario is going coal-free. The largest coal-burning power plant in North America, Nanticoke Generating Station on the north shore of Lake Erie, will stop burning coal this year,...

 

Three Honda Accords Named Green Car of the Year 2014

Three Honda Accords Named Green Car of the Year 2014

  LOS ANGELES, California, November 22, 2013 (ENS) – The Honda Accord has been chosen as the Green Car of the Year® 2014, but this year the award goes not to just one model but three: the Accord, Accord Hybrid, and Accord Plug-In...

 

Law of the Sea Tribunal Orders Russia to Free Greenpeacers

Law of the Sea Tribunal Orders Russia to Free Greenpeacers

  HAMBURG, Germany, November 22, 2013 (ENS) – In a binding ruling, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea today ordered Russia to release the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and the 28 activists and two freelance journalists...

 

Civil Society Groups Walk Out of UN Climate Talks in Protest

Civil Society Groups Walk Out of UN Climate Talks in Protest

  WARSAW, Poland, November 21, 2013 (ENS) – Thirteen environmental and climate justice groups today withdrew from the UN climate change negotiations in Warsaw to protest what they see as lack of action from governments to solve the...

 

AmeriScan: Nov. 21, 2013

AmeriScan: Nov. 21, 2013

  Sturgeon Return, Nuclear Waste Fund, Fast-Tracking Fracking, ‘Green’ Bond, Wind Turbine Testing, Sandy Fuel Spills   Atlantic Sturgeon Return to Chesapeake Bay … Court Orders Nuclear Waste Fund Fee Suspended …...

 

Climate Financing Focus of High-Level Warsaw Talks

Climate Financing Focus of High-Level Warsaw Talks

  WARSAW, Poland, November 20, 2013 (ENS) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on government leaders to prioritize the environment in domestic politics and contribute to climate financing as a way of moving towards a new...

 

Europe Devotes 20 Percent of Budget to Climate Spending

Europe Devotes 20 Percent of Budget to Climate Spending

  STRASBOURG, France, November 20, 2013 (ENS) – At least 20 percent of the entire European Union budget for 2014-2020 will be spent on climate-related projects and policies, after the European Parliament Tuesday approved the budget...

 

AmeriScan: Nov. 19, 2013

AmeriScan: Nov. 19, 2013

Veterans Back Renewables, Senators Back Biodiesel, Megatons to Megawatts Ends, Refuge Frogs, Tern Island Plastic Veterans Fight Repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard … Senators: ‘Fragile’ Biodiesel Industry Deserves Support...

 

Update: Some Greenpeacers Granted Bail in Arctic 30 Case

Update: Some Greenpeacers Granted Bail in Arctic 30 Case

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, November 20, 2013 (ENS) – Fourteen of the 30 Greenpeacers who demonstrated against Russian plans to drill for oil in the Arctic now have been granted bail – three on Monday, nine on Tuesday, and...

 

UN Climate Chief Tells Coal Industry ‘Leave It in the Ground’

UN Climate Chief Tells Coal Industry ‘Leave It in the Ground’

  WARSAW, Poland, November 19, 2013 (ENS) – “The coal industry can and must radically transform and diversify to avoid the worst impacts of climate change,” the United Nations’ top climate official told the CEOs...

 

‘Defend Our Climate’ Rallies Draw Thousands Across Canada

‘Defend Our Climate’ Rallies Draw Thousands Across Canada

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, November 18, 2013 (ENS) – Environmentalists and First Nations leaders joined Canadians from all walks of life in rallies against proposed oil pipelines across Canada on Saturday. The protests...

 

AmeriScan: Nov. 18, 2013

AmeriScan: Nov. 18, 2013

  Deadly Midwest Tornadoes, TVA Retires Coal Units, Utah’s San Rafael Swell, Climate Harms Wildlife, Kauai Pesticides Eight Killed By Midwestern Tornadoes … Tennessee Valley Authority Retires Coal-Fired Power Units … Utah’s...

 

Global Roadmap to Life-Saving Fuel and Vehicle Standards

Global Roadmap to Life-Saving Fuel and Vehicle Standards

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2013 (ENS) – Just extending the emissions and fuel-quality standards already in force in the world’s largest vehicle markets could avert more than 210,000 early deaths in 2030, finds a new report...

 

Safeguarding the World’s Most Irreplaceable Protected Areas

Safeguarding the World’s Most Irreplaceable Protected Areas

  GLAND, Switzerland, November 15, 2013 (ENS) – The world’s most irreplaceable site for threatened species is Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Natural National Park, a fact that has emerged from new research identifying...

 

America Recycles Today

America Recycles Today

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 15, 2013 (ENS) – The average American produces 4.4 pounds of trash a day, and as a whole the United States produces more than 250 million tons of trash a year. Yet more of that trash is recycled each year....

 
 
 
 

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