Air/Climate

Bonn Climate Talks Wrap With Meager Progress

Bonn Climate Talks Wrap With Meager Progress

  BONN, Germany, May 11, 2018 (ENS) – It was a record-hot April in Germany, where governments Thursday concluded two weeks of talks aimed at preparing the Paris Agreement’s operational guidelines for adoption at the annual United...

 

Nations Prepare to Implement Paris Climate Agreement

Nations Prepare to Implement Paris Climate Agreement

  BONN, Germany, May 9, 2018 (ENS) – “We need to dramatically increase our ambitions. We are witnessing the severe impacts of climate change throughout the world,” said Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change Patricia...

 

WHO Reports ‘Alarming’ Death Toll From Air Pollution

WHO Reports ‘Alarming’ Death Toll From Air Pollution

  GENEVA, Switzerland, May 2, 2018 (ENS) – Nine out of every 10 people worldwide breathe air containing high levels of pollutants and millions die as a result, according to new data from the World Health Organization, WHO, released...

 

States Sue EPA Over Roll-Back of Clean Car Standard

States Sue EPA Over Roll-Back of Clean Car Standard

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 1, 2018 (ENS) – Today, 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to weaken emissions standards for cars. The lawsuit accuses the agency...

 

EPA Decides to Undercut Obama’s Clean Car Standards

EPA Decides to Undercut Obama’s Clean Car Standards

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 2, 2018 (ENS) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the completion of the Midterm Evaluation process for the greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light...

 

U.S. Youth Plaintiffs Win Right to Climate Trial

U.S. Youth Plaintiffs Win Right to Climate Trial

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 9, 2018 (ENS) – Youth plaintiffs from across the country have won the right to have their landmark climate lawsuit against the federal government heard by a U.S. District Court. Writing for a unanimous...

 

U.S. Mayors Oppose EPA Repeal of Clean Power Plan

U.S. Mayors Oppose EPA Repeal of Clean Power Plan

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 21, 2018 (ENS) – In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, 236 mayors from 47 states and territories expressed their strong opposition to efforts by the Trump administration and EPA Administrator...

 

2017 Among Three Hottest Years; Arctic Melting Fast

2017 Among Three Hottest Years; Arctic Melting Fast

  GENEVA, Switzerland, January 6, 2017 (ENS) – The 2017 global land and ocean temperature will likely be among the three hottest years on record, and is expected to be the warmest year without a warming El Niño weather pattern in...

 

Climate Refugees Forecast to Flood Europe by 2100

Climate Refugees Forecast to Flood Europe by 2100

  NEW YORK, New York, December 21, 2017 (ENS) – By 2100, migrants applying for asylum in the European Union will nearly triple over the average of the last 15 years if carbon emissions continue on their current path, new research...

 

One Planet Summit Reshapes Climate Funding Landscape

One Planet Summit Reshapes Climate Funding Landscape

  PARIS, France, December 12, 2017 (ENS) – Two years after the historic Paris Agreement on climate, more than 50 heads of state, as well as environment ministers and regional leaders, bank and finance executives and celebrities are...

 

Urgency Propels Climate Actions, Funding at COP23

Urgency Propels Climate Actions, Funding at COP23

  BONN, Germany, November 20, 2017 (ENS) – A multi-faceted new surge of climate actions and financing was announced by countries, cities, states, regions, businesses and civil society during COP23, which closed early Saturday morning...

 

U.S. State, City Climate Leaders: “We Are Still In”

U.S. State, City Climate Leaders: “We Are Still In”

  BONN, Germany, November 14, 2017 (ENS) – “We’re here, we’re in and we’re not going away,” California Governor Jerry Brown said of many U.S. states and cities at the ongoing UN climate talks in Bonn....

 

Renewables Rule at COP23 Energy Day

Renewables Rule at COP23 Energy Day

  BONN, Germany, November 10, 2017 (ENS) – National leaders and business leaders pledged ambitious action and millions in funding for renewable energy today at the UN climate talks in Bonn, hosted by the government of Fiji. It’s...

 

2017: One of Earth’s Top Three Hottest Years

2017: One of Earth’s Top Three Hottest Years

  BONN, Germany, November 6, 2017 (ENS) – The year 2017 is very likely to be one of the three hottest years on record, with catastrophic hurricanes and floods, heatwaves and drought, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s...

 

UN Global Climate Meeting Races Against Time

UN Global Climate Meeting Races Against Time

  BONN, Germany, November 5, 2017 (ENS) – One year after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the United Nations’ Bonn Climate Conference opening on Monday, will be a chance for nations to showcase...

 

Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Highest in 800,000 Years

Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Highest in 800,000 Years

  GENEVA, Switzerland, October 30, 2017 (ENS) – Concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere surged at record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years, the World Meteorological Organization says in...

 

Flooding Swamps 1st Native American Climate Refugees

Flooding Swamps 1st Native American Climate Refugees

  SEATTLE, Washington, October 24, 2017 (ENS) – On the front lines of coastal erosion and the effects of global warming, Rising sea levels and human activities are quickly creating a worst case scenario for Native Americans of the...

 

Obama’s Clean Power Plan on Trump Chopping Block

Obama’s Clean Power Plan on Trump Chopping Block

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 12, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is proposing to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electrical power...

 

Eastern States Slash Allowable Power Plant Emissions

Eastern States Slash Allowable Power Plant Emissions

  NEW YORK, New York, August 26, 2017 (ENS) – Nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states that have the first U.S. market-based compact to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, have decided to reduce the limit on emissions...

 

Gore’s New Film Evangelizes for Climate Action

Gore’s New Film Evangelizes for Climate Action

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2017 (ENS) – Al Gore’s new film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” documents the efforts of this former Nobel Laureate, U.S. Vice President and presidential candidate as he urges...

 
 
 
 

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