Air/Climate

Kayaktivists Fight to Stop an Arctic Oil Rush

Kayaktivists Fight to Stop an Arctic Oil Rush

  PORTLAND, Oregon, July 28, 2015 (ENS) – Traveling in kayaks, climate change and environmental activists are surrounding the Shell Arctic drilling support ship Fennica in Portland harbor to keep it from leaving for the drilling site...

 

Climate Guru Hansen Warns of Rapid Sea Level Rise

Climate Guru Hansen Warns of Rapid Sea Level Rise

  NEW YORK, New York, July 26, 2015 (ENS) – Leading climate scientist and activist James Hansen is warning that the 2 degree Celsius limit to Earth’s temperature rise agreed by world leaders is “highly dangerous.”...

 

Mayors Respond to Papal Prompting With Climate Pledges

Mayors Respond to Papal Prompting With Climate Pledges

  VATICAN CITY, July 23, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change is real, it is caused by human activities and humans have a responsiblity to control it, mayors from around the world declared Tuesday during a meeting at the Vatican convened by...

 

Earth’s Climate Breaks Heat Records in 2014

Earth’s Climate Breaks Heat Records in 2014

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 17, 2015 (ENS) – The year 2014 was Earth’s warmest year on record, a new international report confirms. The facts are found in the 26th annual State of the Climate in 2014 report released online Thursday...

 

EU’s Environment MEPs Tighten Caps on Air Pollutants

EU’s Environment MEPs Tighten Caps on Air Pollutants

  BRUSSELS. Belgium, July 15, 2015 (ENS) – The European Parliament Environment Committee today agreed on tougher new national caps on air pollutants than those proposed by the European Commission. The committee vote is part of a major...

 

Bumblebees Vanish as Climate Warms in America, Europe

Bumblebees Vanish as Climate Warms in America, Europe

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, July 12, 2015 (ENS) – Bumblebees are disappearing from North America and Europe due to climate change, according to a study by Canadian scientists published in the current issue of the journal “Science.” Rapid...

 

Risk Analysis: Global Climate Action Would Benefit USA

Risk Analysis: Global Climate Action Would Benefit USA

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 23, 2015 (ENS) – Global action on climate change would avoid 12,000 deaths a year from extreme temperatures in 49 U.S. cities, compared to a future with no cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, finds a new peer-reviewed...

 

Pope Francis: Protect the Climate as a ‘Common Good’

Pope Francis: Protect the Climate as a ‘Common Good’

  VATICAN CITY, June 18, 2015 (ENS) – “The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all,” declares Pope Francis in his first major teaching on the environment, an encyclical letter released today. Pope...

 

‘Don’t Nuke the Climate,’ Groups Warn Paris Negotiators

‘Don’t Nuke the Climate,’ Groups Warn Paris Negotiators

  PARIS, France, June 17, 2015 (ENS) – Clean energy groups from around the world Tuesday launched an anti-nuclear petition to world leaders in support of a “nuclear-free, carbon-free path” at the United Nations climate...

 

G7 Leaders Promise ‘Urgent’ Climate Action

G7 Leaders Promise ‘Urgent’ Climate Action

  KRUEN, Germany, June 8, 2015 (ENS) – Leaders of the G7 nations today pledged to take “urgent and concrete action” on climate change this year, including a new legally-binding climate agreement to be hammered out at the...

 

World Governments Are Limiting Carbon Emissions

World Governments Are Limiting Carbon Emissions

  BONN, Germany, June 7, 2015 (ENS) – Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, finds a new study published by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the...

 

Glacier Ice in Everest Region Could Vanish by 2100

Glacier Ice in Everest Region Could Vanish by 2100

  KATHMANDU, Nepal, June 3, 2015 (ENS) – If greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, glaciers in the Mount Everest region of the Himalayas could melt away in this century, a team of researchers in Nepal, France and the Netherlands...

 

India Blames Climate Change for Heat Wave Deaths

India Blames Climate Change for Heat Wave Deaths

  NOIDA, India, June 2, 2015 (ENS) – Soaring temperatures in three Indian states over the past week have claimed the lives of about 2,330 people, mostly construction workers, the elderly or the homeless, officials say. The hardest...

 

12 Governments Fight Climate Change With ‘Under 2 MOU’

12 Governments Fight Climate Change With ‘Under 2 MOU’

  SACRAMENTO, California, May 19, 2015 (ENS) – California Governor Jerry Brown today signed a first-of-its-kind agreement with international leaders from 11 other states and provinces, representing more than 100 million people, to...

 

Four in Every 10 Americans Are Breathing Dirty Air

Four in Every 10 Americans Are Breathing Dirty Air

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 29, 2015 (ENS) – The American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2015″ report, released today during Air Quality Awareness Week, shows that over four in every 10 Americans live in counties...

 

Pope Francis Convenes Climate Change Workshop

Pope Francis Convenes Climate Change Workshop

  VATICAN CITY, April 28, 2015 (ENS) – Pope Francis convened an international workshop today at the Vatican on the moral dimensions of climate change and sustainable development entitled, “Protect the Earth, dignify humanity.” Distinguished...

 

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must “act before it is too late,” declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth...

 

U.S. Builds Climate Resilience of Lands, Waters

U.S. Builds Climate Resilience of Lands, Waters

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – U.S. government agencies have entered into four collaborative landscape partnerships – in southwest Florida, Hawaii, Washington and the Great Lakes region – to help build resilience...

 

Countries, Oil Companies Will Stop Routine Gas Flaring

Countries, Oil Companies Will Stop Routine Gas Flaring

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2015 (ENS) – For the first time, chief executives of major oil companies joined today with senior government officials from oil-producing countries in an agreement to end the practice of routine gas flaring...

 

Automakers to Eliminate Smog-Forming Emissions by 2030

Automakers to Eliminate Smog-Forming Emissions by 2030

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2015 (ENS) – As Earth Day approaches on April 22, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers says automakers are on track to “virtually eliminate” smog-forming emissions from passenger vehicles...

 
 
 
 

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