Air/Climate

U.S. Tightens Emissions Standards for Trucks

U.S. Tightens Emissions Standards for Trucks

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 17, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have jointly finalized standards that will govern emissions...

 

Fiji Wins: Pacific Island Region Changes the Game

Fiji Wins: Pacific Island Region Changes the Game

  By Suzanne Maxx SUVA, Fiji, August 16, 2016 (ENS) – Fiji’s Olympic Gold medal win in rugby on Friday was a first for the South Pacific island nation, and more historic winning measures were in the works at the first standing Pacific...

 

Secret ‘Chemtrail’ Spraying Not Real, Scientists Agree

Secret ‘Chemtrail’ Spraying Not Real, Scientists Agree

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 14, 2016 (ENS) – Long-lasting white trails left behind by aircraft are caused by well-understood physical and chemical processes, not a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program, concludes new research...

 

Acid Oceans Killing Antarctic Food Web

Acid Oceans Killing Antarctic Food Web

  CANBERRA, Australia, August 9, 2016 (ENS) – An acidifying ocean absorbing too much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere could have a major impact on phytoplankton – the staple diet of krill – with serious repercussions...

 

Antarctic Ozone Layer Begins to Heal

Antarctic Ozone Layer Begins to Heal

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, July 2, 2016 (ENS) – New research has identified clear signs that the gaping hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close and could close permanently by mid-century. Scientists at the Massachusetts...

 

North American Leaders Pledge Green Mobility Future

North American Leaders Pledge Green Mobility Future

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, June 30, 2016 (ENS) – The leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico met at the North American Leaders Summit Wednesday where they set an historic goal – to generate 50 percent clean power across...

 

Hundreds of Cities Commit to Emissions Limits

Hundreds of Cities Commit to Emissions Limits

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 9, 2016 (ENS) – Cities today host more than half of the Earth’s human beings and account for about 70 percent of global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Now, 228 cities around the world...

 

Northern Great Barrier Reef Loses 35% of Its Corals

Northern Great Barrier Reef Loses 35% of Its Corals

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, May 31, 2016 (ENS) – One-third of the corals in the northern and central parts of the Great Barrier Reef are bleached out and dying due to climate change, according to Australian researchers. The...

 

Transport Emissions Must Peak Soon to Hit Paris Targets

Transport Emissions Must Peak Soon to Hit Paris Targets

  BONN, Germany, May 19, 2016 (ENS) – International shipping and aviation will have to cap their greenhouse gas emissions soon for the world to meet the ambitious goals in the Paris Climate Agreement, participants at a side event...

 

Poorest Cities Have the Most Polluted Air

Poorest Cities Have the Most Polluted Air

  GENEVA, Switzerland, May 12, 2016 (ENS) – Only cleaner transport, more efficient energy production and improved waste management can move the world’s poorest cities to reduce their air pollution – currently up to 10...

 

Governments, Firms, Grassroots All Act for Climate Health

Governments, Firms, Grassroots All Act for Climate Health

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2016 (ENS) – The historic Paris Climate Agreement signing ceremony at the United Nations on April 22 has given rise to this week’s Climate Action 2016 Summit, where global leaders from government, business...

 

Paris Climate Pact Affirmed in UN Earth Day Ceremony

Paris Climate Pact Affirmed in UN Earth Day Ceremony

  NEW YORK, New York, April 22, 2016 (ENS) – As global leaders sign the Paris Agreement on climate change today at UN Headquarters, the head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction says they must go beyond their existing commitments...

 

CO2 Emissions Down as EU Drivers Buy Cleaner Cars

CO2 Emissions Down as EU Drivers Buy Cleaner Cars

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 14, 2016 (ENS) – New cars sold in the European Union are increasingly more fuel-efficient and beat the official CO2 emissions target handily, concludes the European Environment Agency (EEA) in a new report...

 

U.S., China to Sign Paris Climate Pact on Earth Day

U.S., China to Sign Paris Climate Pact on Earth Day

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 31, 2016 (ENS) – On April 22, Earth Day, the United States and China will both sign and join the global agreement to combat climate change, Paris Climate Agreement, on the first day it is open for signatures. On...

 

Earth Hour 2016: Lights Off to ‘Change Climate Change’

Earth Hour 2016: Lights Off to ‘Change Climate Change’

  SINGAPORE, March 18, 2016 (ENS) – On Saturday, March 19 at 20:30 local time, hundreds of millions around the world will turn off the lights for Earth Hour to give the planet a rest from burning fossil fuels and demonstrate their...

 

U.S., Canada Forge Climate, Energy, Arctic Partnership

U.S., Canada Forge Climate, Energy, Arctic Partnership

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2016 (ENS) – On the occasion of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first state visit to Washington, he and President Barack Obama Thursday issued a lengthy and detailed statement of joint cooperation...

 

Planet Earth in Carbon Budget Squeeze

Planet Earth in Carbon Budget Squeeze

  LAXENBURG, Austria, March 4, 2016 (ENS) – Humanity must hold itself to a strict carbon budget – emitting even less greenhouse gases than earlier estimated – if we want to keep planetary warming to less than 2°Celsius...

 

20th Century Sea Level Rise Quickest in 2800 Years

20th Century Sea Level Rise Quickest in 2800 Years

  RUTGERS, New Jersey, February 26, 2016 (ENS) – Global sea level rose faster in the 20th century than in any of the 27 previous centuries, finds new research led by Rutgers University. Without global warming, global sea level would...

 

Global Carbon Standards Set for Commercial Aircraft

Global Carbon Standards Set for Commercial Aircraft

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, February 9, 2016 (ENS) – The first global carbon standards for commercial aircraft were set on Monday in Montreal by the 22 nations on the environmental protection committee of the International Civil Aviation...

 

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Clean Power Plan

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Clean Power Plan

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 9, 2016 (ENS) – The Supreme Court today stayed the implementation of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which sets the first national carbon emission limits for U.S. electric power plants. Coal...

 
 
 
 

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