Air/Climate

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...

 

2015 Hottest Year on Record, By Far

2015 Hottest Year on Record, By Far

  GENEVA, Switzerland, January 26, 2016 (ENS) – For the first time on record, global temperatures in 2015 were about 1┬░Celsius above the pre-industrial era, according to a consolidated analysis from the World Meteorological Organization,...

 

Obama: State of the Union ‘Strong’ in Changing Climate

Obama: State of the Union ‘Strong’ in Changing Climate

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 12, 2016 (ENS) – In his last State of the Union address to the nation, President Barack Obama tonight focused on the big picture and the need to continue fighting climate change. “How do we make technology...

 

World Opinion Supports Paris Climate Agreement

World Opinion Supports Paris Climate Agreement

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2015 (ENS) – The world has warmly received the breakthrough Paris Climate Agreement reached Saturday in Paris that for the first time, unites wealthy nations and poorer ones to take common climate action. Politicians...

 

COP21: Nations Adopt World’s First Global Climate Pact

COP21: Nations Adopt World’s First Global Climate Pact

  PARIS, France, December 12, 2015 (ENS) – With hugs, kisses and applause, ministers and official delegates from 195 countries tonight celebrated their approval of the Paris Climate Agreement, an historic document that commits the...

 

10,000+ in Paris Streets for ‘Red Lines’ Climate March

10,000+ in Paris Streets for ‘Red Lines’ Climate March

  PARIS, France, December 12, 2015 (ENS) – With the official UN climate negotiations still underway, thousands of people took to the streets of Paris this morning. Holding red flowers, umbrellas and banners, they created red lines...

 

COP21 Forgot Farm Animals

COP21 Forgot Farm Animals

  By Judith Needham, J.D., LL.M., MPH PARIS, France, December 11, 2015 (ENS) – Dame Jane Goodall travels the globe 300+ days each year – with a cow – a small black and white stuffed toy. The British scientist and UN Messenger...

 
 
 
 

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