Air/Climate

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...

 

U.S. Youth Plaintiffs Win Right to Climate Trial

U.S. Youth Plaintiffs Win Right to Climate Trial

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 9, 2018 (ENS) – Youth plaintiffs from across the country have won the right to have their landmark climate lawsuit against the federal government heard by a U.S. District Court. Writing for a unanimous...

 

U.S. Mayors Oppose EPA Repeal of Clean Power Plan

U.S. Mayors Oppose EPA Repeal of Clean Power Plan

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 21, 2018 (ENS) – In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, 236 mayors from 47 states and territories expressed their strong opposition to efforts by the Trump administration and EPA Administrator...

 

2017 Among Three Hottest Years; Arctic Melting Fast

2017 Among Three Hottest Years; Arctic Melting Fast

  GENEVA, Switzerland, January 6, 2017 (ENS) – The 2017 global land and ocean temperature will likely be among the three hottest years on record, and is expected to be the warmest year without a warming El Niño weather pattern in...

 

Climate Refugees Forecast to Flood Europe by 2100

Climate Refugees Forecast to Flood Europe by 2100

  NEW YORK, New York, December 21, 2017 (ENS) – By 2100, migrants applying for asylum in the European Union will nearly triple over the average of the last 15 years if carbon emissions continue on their current path, new research...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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