Air/Climate

40 Million Medical Pros Prescribe Green Recovery for G20

40 Million Medical Pros Prescribe Green Recovery for G20

  GENEVA, Switzerland, May 27, 2020 (ENS) – Forty million health professionals Tuesday sent a letter to the leaders of each of the G20 nations, calling for a healthy and green recovery from COVID-19. They advised that the G20 leaders...

 

Earth Day 2020 Features Global Online Climate Event

Earth Day 2020 Features Global Online Climate Event

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2020 (ENS) – The biggest climate conference of the year will be the Earth Day Week No Fly Conference – just one of the 50th anniversary events marking Earth Day 2020. During this public, free, online...

 

Ice Cover Shrinks at North and South Poles

Ice Cover Shrinks at North and South Poles

  IRVINE, California, March 19, 2020 (ENS) – During the exceptionally warm Arctic summer of 2019, Greenland lost 600 billion tons of ice, enough to raise global sea levels by 2.2 millimeters in two months. On the opposite pole, Antarctica...

 

EU to Enshrine in Law Climate Neutrality by 2050

EU to Enshrine in Law Climate Neutrality by 2050

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 10, 2020 (ENS) – The European Commission has proposed to pass a law formalizing the EU’s political commitment to be climate neutral by 2050 to protect the planet and its inhabitants. The European Climate...

 

Out-of-State Emissions Cause Half Air Pollution Deaths

Out-of-State Emissions Cause Half Air Pollution Deaths

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, February 13, 2020 (ENS) – More than half of all early deaths in the United States due to poor air quality are a result of emissions originating outside of the state in which those deaths occur, report researchers...

 

Runways Underwater: Rising Seas Threaten 80 Airports

Runways Underwater: Rising Seas Threaten 80 Airports

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 8, 2020 (ENS) – At least 80 airports around the world could be underwater if climate change causes sea levels to rise just one meter (39 inches), which scientists at the United Nations’ expert climate...

 

U.S. Youth Lose Court Climate Ruling, Vow to Fight On

U.S. Youth Lose Court Climate Ruling, Vow to Fight On

  EUGENE, Oregon, January 21, 2020 (ENS) – A divided three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has “reluctantly” concluded that the youth plaintiffs’ case in Juliana v. United States must be made to Congress,...

 

Weak COP25 Outcome Disappoints Despite Achievements

Weak COP25 Outcome Disappoints Despite Achievements

  MADRID, Spain, December 16, 2019 (ENS) – Climate negotiations lasting 16 days failed to find common ground on international carbon trading rules, one of the important issues at the UN’s COP25 climate summit in Madrid, which...

 

Climate Activists Kicked Out of COP25 Are Readmitted

Climate Activists Kicked Out of COP25 Are Readmitted

  MADRID, Spain, December 12, 2019 (ENS) – Young activists who occupied the main stage at the United Nations’ COP 25 climate conference in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday during the “high-level” part of the meeting, demanding...

 

Courageous Young People Battle Climate Crisis

Courageous Young People Battle Climate Crisis

  MADRID, Spain, December 10, 2019 (ENS) – As environmental disasters unfolded across the world in 2019, it is fearless children and young adults who have dared to speak out in defense of their right to a safe and healthy future with...

 

Protecting Whales Can Help Avert Climate Change

Protecting Whales Can Help Avert Climate Change

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 6, 2019 (ENS) – A fresh perspective on the world’s whale population could be “earth-changing,” writes the World Economic Forum’s Katharine Rooney in a new article on how whales can...

 

COP25: Rescue of Earth’s Climate Hangs in the Balance

COP25: Rescue of Earth’s Climate Hangs in the Balance

  MADRID, Spain, December 3, 2019 (ENS) – The 25th annual UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, opened Monday in Madrid with many delegates sharing a sense of urgency to make progress on climate action before the Paris Climate Agreement...

 

Greenhouse Gases Hit Yet Another Record High

Greenhouse Gases Hit Yet Another Record High

  GENEVA, Switzerland, November 26, 2019 (ENS) – Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization, WMO. This continuing long-term trend...

 

Violence in Chile Pushes UN Climate Conference to Spain

Violence in Chile Pushes UN Climate Conference to Spain

  SANTIAGO, Chile, November 6, 2019 (ENS) – Violent anti-government protests that have left at least 18 people dead, have cost Chile its role as host country for this year’s 10-day UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) due to...

 

Met Police Ban Climate Protesters From London

Met Police Ban Climate Protesters From London

  LONDON, UK, October 15, 2019 (ENS) – London’s Metropolitan Police Service Monday banned demonstrations by the climate change protest movement Extinction Rebellion in central London, under Section 14 of the Public Order Act...

 

Big City Mayors Support Global Green New Deal

Big City Mayors Support Global Green New Deal

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, October 14, 2019 (ENS) – The mayors of many of the world’s largest cities have announced their support for a Global Green New Deal and declared their recognition that the Earth is gripped by a global climate...

 

UN Climate Action Summit Yields Rich Funding Promises

UN Climate Action Summit Yields Rich Funding Promises

  NEW YORK, New York, September 24, 2019 (ENS) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned world leaders not to come to his landmark Climate Action Summit with beautiful speeches alone, but to present plans for cutting greenhouse...

 

Pledges of Climate Healing Resound at Climate Week NYC

Pledges of Climate Healing Resound at Climate Week NYC

  NEW YORK, New York, September 23, 2019 (ENS) – “California is significantly outperforming the United States of America in GDP growth over a five-year period – not despite our environmental strategies, but because of our...

 

Leaders at UN Climate Action Summit Hear Brutal Truths

Leaders at UN Climate Action Summit Hear Brutal Truths

  NEW YORK, New York, September 23, 2019 (ENS) – Speaking at the opening of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on Monday, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, was blunt in her criticism of world leaders, telling...

 

Millions March in Youth-Led Global Climate Strike

Millions March in Youth-Led Global Climate Strike

  NEW YORK, New York, September 21, 2019 (ENS) – At least four million people went on climate strike in 140 countries across the world, shattering previous records for turnout numbers, in an all-out effort to demonstrate their alarm...

 
 
 
 

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