Archive for: November, 2015

India Launches International Solar Alliance at COP21

India Launches International Solar Alliance at COP21

  PARIS, France, November 30, 2015 (ENS) – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the newly formed International Solar Alliance at the opening day of the COP21 climate talks in Paris, inviting 120 countries with...

 

COP21 Paris Opens With Hope and Determination

COP21 Paris Opens With Hope and Determination

  PARIS, France, November 30, 2015 (ENS) – The United Nations’ two-week climate conference opened here today with a bouquet of speeches from world leaders, billions in funding pledges, and innovative ideas to help humanity...

 

570,000 March for Climate, Just Empty Shoes in Paris

570,000 March for Climate, Just Empty Shoes in Paris

  PARIS, France, November 29, 2015 (ENS) – On the eve of the Paris Climate Summit, more than 570,000 people around the world took to the streets this weekend for a record-breaking Global Climate March. They sent a message to world...

 

Guide to Paris Climate Talks: Newbie Green Climate Fund

Guide to Paris Climate Talks: Newbie Green Climate Fund

  By Judith Needham, J.D., LL.M., MPH WASHINGTON, DC, November 29, 2015 (ENS) – The phrase “climate financing” makes even the most dedicated observer yawn. But not so quick … resist the urge. Flows of money from...

 

China Backs Malawi’s Wildlife Crime Crusade

China Backs Malawi’s Wildlife Crime Crusade

  By Charles Mkoka LILONGWE, Malawi, November 25, 2015 (ENS) – The Chinese Embassy in the central African country of Malawi has thrown its full weight behind the “Stop Wildlife Crime” campaign by sealing a robust partnership...

 

Too Toxic: EPA Rejects Dow’s Herbicide Enlist Duo

Too Toxic: EPA Rejects Dow’s Herbicide Enlist Duo

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 25, 2015 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will vacate its approval of the Dow AgroSciences herbicide Enlist Duo after determining that its combination of chemicals could be more...

 

Alberta Limits Tar Sands Emissions, Sets Carbon Price

Alberta Limits Tar Sands Emissions, Sets Carbon Price

  EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, November 23, 2015 (ENS) – Alberta’s new Climate Leadership Plan puts a price on carbon pollution for everyone, sets emissions limits for the oil sands industry and accelerates the transition from...

 

U.S. Approves First Transgenic Animal for Human Food

U.S. Approves First Transgenic Animal for Human Food

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 20, 2015 (ENS) – Over the objections of millions of Americans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a genetically engineered animal food. Atlantic salmon engineered for faster than normal growth...

 

Guide to Paris Climate Talks: People to Watch

Guide to Paris Climate Talks: People to Watch

  By Judith Needham, MPH, J.D., LL.M. (Environmental Law) WASHINGTON, DC, November 20, 2015 (ENS) – In 10 days, world leaders will convene in Paris to forge a first universal, legally-binding pact to limit climate-changing greenhouse...

 

Chevy Volt Hybrid Crowned 2016 Green Car of the Year

Chevy Volt Hybrid Crowned 2016 Green Car of the Year

  LOS ANGELES, California, November 20, 2015 (ENS) – The Next-Generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt was given the Green Car of the Year title by the “Green Car Journal” Thursday during Press Day at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The...

 

Paris Terrorist Attacks Shut Down Climate Marchers

Paris Terrorist Attacks Shut Down Climate Marchers

  PARIS, France, November 19, 2015 (ENS) – The French government has forbidden the planned climate march and civil demonstrations in Paris that were to have involved hundreds of thousands of people trying to motivate climate negotiators...

 

NOAA: Last Month Was the Warmest October in History

NOAA: Last Month Was the Warmest October in History

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 15, 2015 (ENS) – With just 12 days until the United Nations climate conference in Paris, where world leaders are expected to agree on a universal, legally-binding pact to limit climate change, U.S. scientists...

 

UK Proposes Replacing Coal-Fired Power Plants With Gas

UK Proposes Replacing Coal-Fired Power Plants With Gas

  LONDON, UK, November 18, 2015 (ENS) – The British government today proposed to close all coal-fired power stations by the year 2025 and switch the nation’s power generating fuels to natural gas and nuclear. Now, when the planetary...

 

Australian Court Fines Japanese Whalers A$1 Million

Australian Court Fines Japanese Whalers A$1 Million

  SYDNEY, Australia, November 18, 2015 (ENS) – In a momentous victory for whales, the Australian Federal Court has found a Japanese whaling company guilty of contempt of court for killing minke whales in the Australian Whale Sanctuary,...

 

India’s First EV Expedition: North to South in e2os

India’s First EV Expedition: North to South in e2os

  SRINAGAR, India, November 18, 2015 (ENS) – India’s first electric car expedition was flagged off Monday, headed south from this northern Indian city to cover more than 5,000km (3,000 miles) across 52 locations over the next month. Three...

 

India’s New Groundwater Regs Affect Beverage Bottlers

India’s New Groundwater Regs Affect Beverage Bottlers

  NEW DELHI, India, November 17, 2015 (ENS) – Freshwater campaigners are welcoming new guidelines issued by the government of India that strengthen regulations governing the use of groundwater by industries. The new guidelines from...

 

Canada’s Trudeau Orders Tanker Ban on B.C. North Coast

Canada’s Trudeau Orders Tanker Ban on B.C. North Coast

  OTTAWA, Canada, November 13, 2015 (ENS) – Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today instructed his incoming cabinet members to work together to “formalize a moratorium on crude oil tanker traffic on British Columbia’s...

 

African Women in Agribusiness Resolve to Take Action

African Women in Agribusiness Resolve to Take Action

  By Charles Mkoka DURBAN, South Africa, November 13, 2015 (ENS) – Women as key producers of food for African households will no longer cry, Estherine Fotabong assured a conference for women in agribusiness in Durban last week. “Now...

 

Guide to Paris Climate Talks: The Sticking Points

Guide to Paris Climate Talks: The Sticking Points

  By Judith Needham, J.D., LL.M. (Environmental Law), MPH WASHINGTON, DC, November 12, 2015 (ENS) – On March 27, 1933, the “New York Times” ran a front page weather story in which the Associated Press reported the longest...

 

Top Talent Headlines ‘World Is Watching’ Climate Show

Top Talent Headlines ‘World Is Watching’ Climate Show

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 12, 2015 (ENS) – Pharrell Williams, Elton John, Fall Out Boy, Hozier, Mumford and Sons, Neil Young, Walk the Moon, Vance Joy, Bon Jovi, Florence & The Machine, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and Duran Duran...

 
 
 
 

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