Air/Climate

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...

 

Obama Pledges US$3 Billion to New Green Climate Fund

Obama Pledges US$3 Billion to New Green Climate Fund

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 17, 2014 (ENS) – The United States will contribute up to US$3 billion to the Green Climate Fund to help developing countries respond to climate change, and Japan will give up to US$1.5 billion, the leaders...

 

China, U.S. Back Global Climate Deal, Vow to Slash Emissions

China, U.S. Back Global Climate Deal, Vow to Slash Emissions

  BEIJING, China, November 12, 2014 (ENS) – The leaders of the world’s two biggest greenhouse gas emitting nations – China and the United States – today jointly pledged ambitious actions to limit climate change “for...

 

France Prepares to Lead the World in Low-Carbon Sustainablity

France Prepares to Lead the World in Low-Carbon Sustainablity

  PARIS, France, October 13, 2014 (ENS) – This past weekend Région Ile-de-France hosted the first World Summit of Regions for Climate on October 10 and 11 in Paris at the Palais d’Iena. The Summit was organized in partnership with...

 

Huge U.S. Methane ‘Hot Spot’ Detected From Space

Huge U.S. Methane ‘Hot Spot’ Detected From Space

  PASADENA, California, October 10, 2014 (ENS) – Just one location in the U.S. Southwest is responsible for producing the largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States – more than triple the...

 

Human CO2 Emissions Blocking California’s Normal Rainfall

Human CO2 Emissions Blocking California’s Normal Rainfall

  STANFORD, California, October 6, 2014 (ENS) – The ‘Ridiculously Resilient Ridge’ formed by human-caused climate change has left California crippled by a withering record drought while diverting life-giving rainstorms...

 

Monsoon Rains Decline as Humans Pollute the Atmosphere

Monsoon Rains Decline as Humans Pollute the Atmosphere

  EDINBURGH, Scotland, October 3, 2014 (ENS) – Emissions produced by human activities have caused annual monsoon rainfall to decline over the past 50 years, new research has found. In the second half of the 20th century, the levels...

 
 
 
 
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