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One Planet Summit Reshapes Climate Funding Landscape

One Planet Summit Reshapes Climate Funding Landscape

  PARIS, France, December 12, 2017 (ENS) – Two years after the historic Paris Agreement on climate, more than 50 heads of state, as well as environment ministers and regional leaders, bank and finance executives and celebrities are...

 

Urgency Propels Climate Actions, Funding at COP23

Urgency Propels Climate Actions, Funding at COP23

  BONN, Germany, November 20, 2017 (ENS) – A multi-faceted new surge of climate actions and financing was announced by countries, cities, states, regions, businesses and civil society during COP23, which closed early Saturday morning...

 

U.S. State, City Climate Leaders: “We Are Still In”

U.S. State, City Climate Leaders: “We Are Still In”

  BONN, Germany, November 14, 2017 (ENS) – “We’re here, we’re in and we’re not going away,” California Governor Jerry Brown said of many U.S. states and cities at the ongoing UN climate talks in Bonn....

 

Renewables Rule at COP23 Energy Day

Renewables Rule at COP23 Energy Day

  BONN, Germany, November 10, 2017 (ENS) – National leaders and business leaders pledged ambitious action and millions in funding for renewable energy today at the UN climate talks in Bonn, hosted by the government of Fiji. It’s...

 

2017: One of Earth’s Top Three Hottest Years

2017: One of Earth’s Top Three Hottest Years

  BONN, Germany, November 6, 2017 (ENS) – The year 2017 is very likely to be one of the three hottest years on record, with catastrophic hurricanes and floods, heatwaves and drought, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s...

 

UN Global Climate Meeting Races Against Time

UN Global Climate Meeting Races Against Time

  BONN, Germany, November 5, 2017 (ENS) – One year after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the United Nations’ Bonn Climate Conference opening on Monday, will be a chance for nations to showcase...

 

Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Highest in 800,000 Years

Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Highest in 800,000 Years

  GENEVA, Switzerland, October 30, 2017 (ENS) – Concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere surged at record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years, the World Meteorological Organization says in...

 

Flooding Swamps 1st Native American Climate Refugees

Flooding Swamps 1st Native American Climate Refugees

  SEATTLE, Washington, October 24, 2017 (ENS) – On the front lines of coastal erosion and the effects of global warming, Rising sea levels and human activities are quickly creating a worst case scenario for Native Americans of the...

 

Obama’s Clean Power Plan on Trump Chopping Block

Obama’s Clean Power Plan on Trump Chopping Block

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 12, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is proposing to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electrical power...

 

Eastern States Slash Allowable Power Plant Emissions

Eastern States Slash Allowable Power Plant Emissions

  NEW YORK, New York, August 26, 2017 (ENS) – Nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states that have the first U.S. market-based compact to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, have decided to reduce the limit on emissions...

 

Gore’s New Film Evangelizes for Climate Action

Gore’s New Film Evangelizes for Climate Action

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2017 (ENS) – Al Gore’s new film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” documents the efforts of this former Nobel Laureate, U.S. Vice President and presidential candidate as he urges...

 

California Extends Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Regime

California Extends Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Regime

  SACRAMENTO, California, July 18, 2017 (ENS) – The California Legislature handed Governor Jerry Brown a hard-fought victory on Monday when a bill to extend California’s cap-and-trade program for regulating heat-trapping greenhouse...

 

Giant Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica as Climate Warms

Giant Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica as Climate Warms

  GREENBELT, Maryland, July 13, 2017 (ENS) – An iceberg weighing one trillion metric tonnes, one of the largest ever recorded, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between July 10 and July 12 in what NASA...

 

U.S. Causes Climate Dissention at G20 Summit

U.S. Causes Climate Dissention at G20 Summit

  HAMBURG, Germany, July 10, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate overshadowed this year’s G20 meeting in Hamburg, but did not change the determination...

 

Court: EPA Must Enforce Obama Methane Emissions Limit

Court: EPA Must Enforce Obama Methane Emissions Limit

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 4, 2017 (ENS) – A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to suspend a rule restricting methane emissions from new oil and gas wells imposed...

 

Scientists Publish 2,000 Year Record of 43 Climate Gases

Scientists Publish 2,000 Year Record of 43 Climate Gases

  CANBERRA, Australia, June 13, 2017 (ENS) – Comprehensive records tracking changes in all 43 greenhouse gases that contribute to human-induced climate change back 2,000 years are now available to the public as a result of research...

 

States, Cities Intensify Climate Protection Efforts

States, Cities Intensify Climate Protection Efforts

  SACRAMENTO, California, June 4, 2017 (ENS) – As President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the UN’s Paris Agreement on Climate, U.S. states and cities and subnational jurisdictions on six continents are filling...

 

Trump: U.S. Will Exit Paris Climate Accord

Trump: U.S. Will Exit Paris Climate Accord

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 2, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump has decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on Climate, signed by 195 nations and formally joined by 147 of them, including the United States. The...

 

G7: Trump Refuses to Endorse Paris Climate Pact

G7: Trump Refuses to Endorse Paris Climate Pact

  TAORMINA, Italy, May 28, 2017 (ENS) – Leaders of the world’s seven wealthiest democracies have failed in a concerted effort to persuade President Donald Trump to endorse the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate. This accord received...

 

VW Pays Millions in 3.0-Liter Diesel Defeat Device Case

VW Pays Millions in 3.0-Liter Diesel Defeat Device Case

  SACRAMENTO, California, May 18, 2017 (ENS) – Volkswagen will pay US$225 million, including $66 million to California, for harm resulting from the sale of its 3.0-liter diesel passenger cars that included emissions control “defeat...

 
 
 
 

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