Air/Climate

COP24: Cooler Climate Could Save a Million Lives a Year

COP24: Cooler Climate Could Save a Million Lives a Year

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 5, 2018 (ENS) – Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone, finds a new World Health Organization...

 

Billions Pledged for Climate at Poland’s COP24

Billions Pledged for Climate at Poland’s COP24

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 4, 2018 (ENS) – Heads of state and government, diplomats and climate scientists, economists and bankers have gathered in Katowice for the UN’s annual climate conference, and this one is anything...

 

UN: Global Emissions Gap Widens Despite Climate Efforts

UN: Global Emissions Gap Widens Despite Climate Efforts

  NAIROBI, Kenya, November 27, 2018 (ENS) – Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose again in 2017 after a three year pause, pinpointing the urgent need for countries to deliver on the Paris Agreement to keep global warming to 2°C...

 

Dire Climate Warnings: Dems Listen, Learn; GOP Denies

Dire Climate Warnings: Dems Listen, Learn; GOP Denies

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 25, 2018 (ENS) – A bombshell of a report from the federal government that finds global warming is creating new risks and aggravating current vulnerabilities across the United States, is being shrugged off...

 

Ozone Layer Slowly Healing Thanks to Montreal Protocol

Ozone Layer Slowly Healing Thanks to Montreal Protocol

  QUITO, Ecuador, November 5, 2018 (ENS) – Actions taken by countries under the Montreal Protocol have led to the start of recovery for the stratospheric ozone layer and the healing of the ozone hole at Earth’s south pole, finds...

 

Climate Scientists: 20 Years to Limit Global Warming

Climate Scientists: 20 Years to Limit Global Warming

  INCHEON, South Korea, October 8, 2018 (ENS) – Humankind has just 20 years to confine global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, and that will require rapid, far-reaching, unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Trump Hands States Control Over Coal-Fired Power Plants

Trump Hands States Control Over Coal-Fired Power Plants

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 21, 2018 (ENS) – Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency today proposed a new rule to govern greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants across the country. Instead of one national...

 

EU Countries Seek to Escape Air Pollution Limits

EU Countries Seek to Escape Air Pollution Limits

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 15, 2018 (ENS) – After exceeding their legal national air pollution limits, 11 EU Member States have asked the European Commission to raise their emission ceilings. Green groups, such as members of the...

 

Iceberg Four Miles Wide Splits Off Greenland Glacier

Iceberg Four Miles Wide Splits Off Greenland Glacier

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 14, 2018 (ENS) – An iceberg four miles (six kilometers) wide has broken off a glacier on Greenland’s east coast. It happened in late June while American scientists were there and were able to record...

 

Court: Pruitt Must Produce Climate Decision Evidence

Court: Pruitt Must Produce Climate Decision Evidence

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2018 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is trying to delay a court order that requires the agency produce the scientific information Administrator Scott Pruitt relied upon in claiming that human...

 

Seoul Tops Carbon Footprint List of 13,000 Cities

Seoul Tops Carbon Footprint List of 13,000 Cities

  TRONDHEIM, Norway, May 31, 2018 (ENS) – Seoul, South Korea, with its 21 million people, leads the world in its global carbon footprint, finds a new study that ranks 13,000 cities globally based on their carbon footprints. A city’s...

 

Bonn Climate Talks Wrap With Meager Progress

Bonn Climate Talks Wrap With Meager Progress

  BONN, Germany, May 11, 2018 (ENS) – It was a record-hot April in Germany, where governments Thursday concluded two weeks of talks aimed at preparing the Paris Agreement’s operational guidelines for adoption at the annual United...

 

Nations Prepare to Implement Paris Climate Agreement

Nations Prepare to Implement Paris Climate Agreement

  BONN, Germany, May 9, 2018 (ENS) – “We need to dramatically increase our ambitions. We are witnessing the severe impacts of climate change throughout the world,” said Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change Patricia...

 

WHO Reports ‘Alarming’ Death Toll From Air Pollution

WHO Reports ‘Alarming’ Death Toll From Air Pollution

  GENEVA, Switzerland, May 2, 2018 (ENS) – Nine out of every 10 people worldwide breathe air containing high levels of pollutants and millions die as a result, according to new data from the World Health Organization, WHO, released...

 

States Sue EPA Over Roll-Back of Clean Car Standard

States Sue EPA Over Roll-Back of Clean Car Standard

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 1, 2018 (ENS) – Today, 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to weaken emissions standards for cars. The lawsuit accuses the agency...

 

EPA Decides to Undercut Obama’s Clean Car Standards

EPA Decides to Undercut Obama’s Clean Car Standards

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 2, 2018 (ENS) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the completion of the Midterm Evaluation process for the greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light...

 
 
 
 

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