Air/Climate

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must “act before it is too late,” declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth...

 

U.S. Builds Climate Resilience of Lands, Waters

U.S. Builds Climate Resilience of Lands, Waters

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – U.S. government agencies have entered into four collaborative landscape partnerships – in southwest Florida, Hawaii, Washington and the Great Lakes region – to help build resilience...

 

Countries, Oil Companies Will Stop Routine Gas Flaring

Countries, Oil Companies Will Stop Routine Gas Flaring

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2015 (ENS) – For the first time, chief executives of major oil companies joined today with senior government officials from oil-producing countries in an agreement to end the practice of routine gas flaring...

 

Automakers to Eliminate Smog-Forming Emissions by 2030

Automakers to Eliminate Smog-Forming Emissions by 2030

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2015 (ENS) – As Earth Day approaches on April 22, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers says automakers are on track to “virtually eliminate” smog-forming emissions from passenger vehicles...

 

Obama: Climate Change Menaces Public Health

Obama: Climate Change Menaces Public Health

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2015 (ENS) – “Climate change is having a impact on our public health,” said President Barack Obama on Tuesday after meeting with the new Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, EPA Administrator Gina...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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