Air/Climate

Earth’s Green Cover Increasing Despite Deforestation

Earth’s Green Cover Increasing Despite Deforestation

  SYDNEY, Australia, March 31, 2015 (ENS) – China’s large-scale tree planting efforts and increasing rainfall on three continents have contributed to an increase in the total amount of vegetation on Earth over the past decade...

 

Earth Hour Lights Out Inspires Climate Action

Earth Hour Lights Out Inspires Climate Action

  SINGAPORE, March 27, 2015 (ENS) – Bearing the message “use your power to change climate change” WWF’s Earth Hour is motivating people to turn out their lights for one hour across 24 time zones and six continents...

 

Obama Vows to Cut Federal Greenhouse Gases 40 Percent

Obama Vows to Cut Federal Greenhouse Gases 40 Percent

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 22, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama is using his executive authority to control the climate-warming greenhouse gases emitted by operations of the federal government. His climate-saving actions have inspired...

 

EU Environment  Committee Backs Emissions Trading Reform

EU Environment  Committee Backs Emissions Trading Reform

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 1, 2015 (ENS) – A draft law to reform the European Union’s Emissions Trading System, by cutting the surplus of carbon credits available for trading so as to support the price, has won approval from...

 

Nations Agree Draft Text for Paris Climate Treaty 

Nations Agree Draft Text for Paris Climate Treaty 

  GENEVA, Switzerland, February 18, 2015 (ENS) – UN climate talks in Geneva concluded Friday with an agreed formal draft negotiating text for a new global legally-binding climate deal in an environment one observer described as one...

 

Business Leaders Urge Bold Climate Action for Global Pact

Business Leaders Urge Bold Climate Action for Global Pact

  GENEVA, Switzerland, February 10, 2015 (ENS) – Business is taking a new, more prominent role in urging government negotiators to take bold climate action by quickly halting greenhouse gas emissions as countries begin their next...

 

USA, India to Cooperate on Climate, Clean Energy, Smart Cities

USA, India to Cooperate on Climate, Clean Energy, Smart Cities

  NEW DELHI, India, January 26, 2015 (ENS) – Amid the pomp and ceremony of India’s Republic Day, with President Barack Obama the first sitting American President to be honored as “chief guest,” Indian and U.S. leaders...

 

Live Earth Road to Paris Concerts to Support Climate Action

Live Earth Road to Paris Concerts to Support Climate Action

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – “This year is the Year of Climate,” Al Gore told an audience of global business and political leaders Wednesday on the at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos. To inspire climate...

 

Climate Warning Key to Obama’s State of the Union Address

Climate Warning Key to Obama’s State of the Union Address

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 20, 2015 (ENS) – “No challenge – no challenge – poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change,” President Barack Obama said to applause during his sixth State of...

 

Earth Heating Up: 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record

Earth Heating Up: 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record

  NEW YORK, New York, January 18, 2015 (ENS) – The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since record keeping began in 1880, according to two separate analyses by scientists with two U.S. agencies – the National Aeronautics and...

 

Obama’s Proposed Methane Emissions Cuts Ignore Existing Sources

Obama’s Proposed Methane Emissions Cuts Ignore Existing Sources

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2015 (ENS) – The Obama Administration today announced a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025, and a set of actions to put the United States...

 

China, Russia, US, Middle East Urged: Leave Fuels Underground

China, Russia, US, Middle East Urged: Leave Fuels Underground

  LONDON, UK, January 9, 2015 (ENS) – A third of the world’s oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80 percent of all coal reserves should remain in the ground and not be burned before 2050 if global warming is to stay...

 

Flashpoint Issue 2015: Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Flashpoint Issue 2015: Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 29, 2014 (ENS) – A renewed battle over the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is shaping up for the new year in North America. The Republicans, who favor the Alberta-Gulf Coast pipeline because of the jobs and...

 

Lima Climate Talks Produce Weak Draft for Global Treaty

Lima Climate Talks Produce Weak Draft for Global Treaty

  LIMA, Peru, December 14, 2014 (ENS) – A climate deal reached late today by world governments at a UN conference in Lima keeps negotiations on track for a universal global climate treaty in Paris in 2015, but the weak text points...

 

Crunch Time at UN Climate Talks; 20,000 March for Justice

Crunch Time at UN Climate Talks; 20,000 March for Justice

  LIMA, Peru, December 11, 2014 (ENS) – Urging “Climate Justice Now!” an estimated 20,000 people took over the streets of Lima Wednesday for the People’s Climate March. Their goal – to inject a sense of urgency...

 

World’s Mayors Adopt New Tool to Calculate Climate Emissions

World’s Mayors Adopt New Tool to Calculate Climate Emissions

  LIMA, Peru, December 9, 2014 (ENS) – The first global standard to measure greenhouse gas emissions from cities was launched Monday in tandem with the ongoing UN climate summit in Lima. The Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse...

 

2014 Likely ‘Hottest’ Year on Record, Ocean Temps Spike

2014 Likely ‘Hottest’ Year on Record, Ocean Temps Spike

  LIMA, Peru, December 3, 2014 (ENS) – The year 2014 is likely to go down in the record books as one of the hottest years in modern history, according to estimates released today by the World Meteorological Organization. One cause...

 

Universal Climate Deal at Stake at UN Summit in Peru

Universal Climate Deal at Stake at UN Summit in Peru

  LIMA, Peru, December 1, 2014 (ENS) – Climate negotiators from around the world are gathered in Lima today to hammer out a new universal agreement limiting greenhouse gas emissions to keep the global temperature from rising into...

 

U.S. EPA Proposes Stricter Smog Standards

U.S. EPA Proposes Stricter Smog Standards

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 27, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to tighten air quality standards governing ground-level ozone, or smog, to within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb) to better...

 

EU Court Rules British Government Must Limit Diesel Exhaust

EU Court Rules British Government Must Limit Diesel Exhaust

  LUXEMBOURG, November 20, 2014 (ENS) – The United Kingdom must clean up illegal levels of air pollution “as soon as possible,” the European Court of Justice ruled Wednesday, in its first decision on the European Union’s...

 
 
 
 
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