Archive for: September, 2018

First Awards Recognize Greenest U.S. Restaurants

First Awards Recognize Greenest U.S. Restaurants

  BOSTON, Massachusetts, September 27, 2018 (ENS) – The Green Restaurant Association today announced the winners of the first Green Restaurant Awards, given to establishments across the United States for a spectrum of accomplishments...

 

Foundations Pledge $4 Billion Climate ‘Down Payment’

Foundations Pledge $4 Billion Climate ‘Down Payment’

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 26, 2018 (ENS) – Philanthropic foundations from across the United States and around the world have just offered to spend $4 billion over the next five years to fight climate change – the...

 

Trump Removes Oil Train Safety Brake Requirement

Trump Removes Oil Train Safety Brake Requirement

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2018 (ENS) – Cost won out over safety, as the Trump administration Monday repealed an oil train regulation regarding the type of brakes the trains must have. Critics say the change will increase the...

 

Sustainable Ambitions: Michelin Plans for 2048

Sustainable Ambitions: Michelin Plans for 2048

  CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, September 24, 2018 (ENS) – To the French tire manufacturer Michelin, Ambition 2048 means a whole new strategy of using sustainable materials in tire manufacturing and recycling. It means that in the year...

 

Big Corporations Vow to Slash Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Big Corporations Vow to Slash Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 21, 2018 (ENS) – United Airlines has become the first U.S. airline to publicly commit to cutting its own greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050, strengthening the carrier’s stated ambition...

 

Florence Blows Away But Flooding Persists

Florence Blows Away But Flooding Persists

  RALEIGH, North Carolina, September 20, 2018 (ENS) – Across the Carolinas, many communities are lifting evacuation orders and cleaning up following last week’s Hurricane Florence, but North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is warning...

 

‘Angry Waters’ of Florence Aggravate Flood Risk

‘Angry Waters’ of Florence Aggravate Flood Risk

  RALEIGH, North Carolina, September 17, 2018 (ENS) – The worst of Hurricane Florence’s historic rainfall will pass out of the Carolinas today, but devastating flash flooding and river flooding can prolong the disaster for another...

 

Global Climate Action Summit Strives to Stoke Ambition

Global Climate Action Summit Strives to Stoke Ambition

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 14, 2018 (ENS) – In closing remarks at the Global Climate Action Summit, California Governor Jerry Brown today announced that the State of California is joining with San Francisco-based Earth...

 

Worldwide Cancer Burden Growing Year by Year

Worldwide Cancer Burden Growing Year by Year

  GENEVA, Switzerland, September 12, 2018 (ENS) – The global cancer burden is estimated to have risen to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths in 2018, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, IARC, which...

 

Zinke Cedes Federal Wildlife Protection to the States

Zinke Cedes Federal Wildlife Protection to the States

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 11, 2018 (ENS) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has handed federal wildlife protection powers over to the state governments. On Monday, Zinke announced a “commitment to defer” to state hunting...

 

California Passes 100 Percent Clean Electricity Bill

California Passes 100 Percent Clean Electricity Bill

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 10, 2018 (ENS) – Putting his stamp of approval on California’s global climate leadership, Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 100, which sets a 100 percent clean electricity goal for...

 

Strong Hurricane Florence Targets U.S. Atlantic Coast

Strong Hurricane Florence Targets U.S. Atlantic Coast

  MIAMI, Florida, September 10, 2018 (ENS) – September has brought a surge in storm activity to the previously quiet Atlantic Basin. Currently, three hurricanes – Florence, Isaac, and Helene  – are swirling between the...

 

Tree Sitters Protest Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline

Tree Sitters Protest Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline

  ELLISTON, Virginia, September 5, 2018 (ENS) – Early Wednesday morning, two new tree sits were erected in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Montgomery County, Virginia. These blockades are intended to protect trees on the...

 

Talks Open for Paris Climate Agreement Implementation

Talks Open for Paris Climate Agreement Implementation

  BANGKOK, Thailand, September 4, 2018 (ENS) – As severe and record heatwaves, bushfires, droughts, floods and hurricanes rampage across the world, governments are meeting in Bangkok to prepare the implementation guidelines of the...

 
 
 
 

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