Air/Climate

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...

 

UN Offers Climate Fellowships to Young Professionals

UN Offers Climate Fellowships to Young Professionals

  BONN, Germany, May 15, 2017 (ENS) – Young professionals from developing countries will be better able to advance implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with the help of a new fellowship...

 

Obama-era Methane Waste Rule Withstands Senate Attack

Obama-era Methane Waste Rule Withstands Senate Attack

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 11, 2017 (ENS) – By a two-vote margin, the U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to uphold an Obama-era regulation to control the the venting and flaring of the potent greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas wells on public...

 

People’s Climate March Encircles Trump White House

People’s Climate March Encircles Trump White House

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2017 (ENS) – Calling for jobs, climate justice and climate action, more than 200,000 people jammed the streets of the nation’s capital on Saturday in record 90-degree temperatures. The People’s...

 

Trump’s EPA Scrubs Website of Climate Facts

Trump’s EPA Scrubs Website of Climate Facts

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2017 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday removed decades worth of climate science from its website, one day before 200,000 people came together for the Peoples Climate March in Washington,...

 

California Residents Breathe USA’s Most Polluted Air

California Residents Breathe USA’s Most Polluted Air

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 24, 2017 (ENS) – Air pollution in California cities is the worst in the United States, both for short-term and year-round pollution, finds new research published by the American Lung Association in its 2017...

 

Glacial Retreat Causes 1st Modern Case of River Piracy

Glacial Retreat Causes 1st Modern Case of River Piracy

  TACOMA, Washington, April 18, 2017 (ENS) – The retreat of a massive Canadian glacier has triggered the first known case of “river piracy” in modern times – the capture of one river’s flow by another river. The...

 

EU Parliament Votes to Tighten Car Emissions Oversight

EU Parliament Votes to Tighten Car Emissions Oversight

  STRASBOURG, France, April 7, 2017 (ENS) – The European Union must improve legislation governing car emissions testing to prevent future scandals like the “defeat device” scandal, the European Parliament said Tuesday...

 

China Gets Serious About Smog Control

China Gets Serious About Smog Control

  BEIJING, China, April 1 (ENS) – The northern Chinese cities of Beijing, Tianjin, and 26 smaller cities in the provinces of Hebei, Shanxi, Shandong and Henan are taking concerted action to control the blanket of thick, choking smog...

 

Trump Kills Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Trump Kills Obama’s Clean Power Plan

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2017 (ENS) – Most of President Barack Obama’s actions taken to forestall climate change were wiped out today as President Donald Trump revoked, revised, rescinded or withdrew limits on carbon emissions...

 

India Moves to Stricter Vehicle Emissions Norms

India Moves to Stricter Vehicle Emissions Norms

  NEW DELHI, India, March 24, 2017 (ENS) – India’s automobile industry is geared up to begin production of vehicles compliant with Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) emission norms across the country from April 1, according to the Society...

 

Trump Reopens Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Standards Review

Trump Reopens Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Standards Review

  DETROIT, Michigan, March 15, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump said today that he will cancel an Obama-era EPA determination that federal fuel efficiency standards through model year 2025 are feasible and have his administration...

 

London Mayor Slaps Toxicity Charge on Polluting Cars

London Mayor Slaps Toxicity Charge on Polluting Cars

  LONDON, UK, February 22, 2017 (ENS) – Come October 23, London Mayor Sadiq Khan will impose a £10 (US$12.45) Toxicity-Charge on vehicles in central London that do not meet Euro 4 standards, typically those diesel and petrol vehicles...

 

Antarctic Ice Crack Closes British Research Station

Antarctic Ice Crack Closes British Research Station

  CAMBRIDGE, UK, February 19, 2016 (ENS) – The appearance of a large and growing crack in the ice shelf near the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI research station has prompted officials to close the base for the first time. Operational...

 

Trump’s Cabinet Picks Contradict Him on Climate Change

Trump’s Cabinet Picks Contradict Him on Climate Change

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2017 (ENS) – Contradicting President Donald Trump, his choices to head the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency each told members of Congress during their confirmation...

 

Global Heat Beats Records for Third Successive Year

Global Heat Beats Records for Third Successive Year

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 18, 2017 (ENS) – Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by two U.S. government agencies – the National Aeronautics...

 

World Looks to China for Climate Leadership

World Looks to China for Climate Leadership

  DAVOS, Switzerland, January 17, 2017 (ENS) – With climate skeptic President-elect Donald Trump approaching the White House, much of the world is turning to China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, for leadership...

 

VW Emissions Scandal Widens to Include Fiat Chrysler

VW Emissions Scandal Widens to Include Fiat Chrysler

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 13, 2017 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, today issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and FCA US, alleging the company installed and failed to disclose engine management...

 

2016 the Hottest Year on Record

2016 the Hottest Year on Record

  GENEVA, Switzerland, January 4, 2017 (ENS) – The year 2016 will go down in the record books as the hottest year ever, with average global temperatures set to break the records of 2015, according to data from the World Meteorological...

 
 
 
 

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