Air/Climate

2016 a First: Global CO2 Averages 400 ppm All Year

2016 a First: Global CO2 Averages 400 ppm All Year

  GENEVA, Switzerland, October 26, 2016 (ENS) – For the first time this year, the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth’s atmosphere is projected to reach the milestone of 400 parts per million on a global average basis...

 

World to Phase Out Potent Climate-Warming Refrigerants

World to Phase Out Potent Climate-Warming Refrigerants

  KIGALI, Rwanda, October 17, 2016 (ENS) – Nearly 200 nations have struck a legally binding deal to limit greenhouse gases of high global warming potential used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The accord was reached during...

 

Africa Seeks 25 Million Climate Smart Farmers by 2025

Africa Seeks 25 Million Climate Smart Farmers by 2025

  By Charles Mkoka NAIROBI, Kenya, October 15, 2016 (ENS) – African delegates from more than 45 countries have welcomed progress made by the New Partnership for African Development, NEPAD, Gender Climate Change and Agriculture Programme,...

 

EU Blocks Its Own Climate Change Emissions Cuts

EU Blocks Its Own Climate Change Emissions Cuts

  GUILDFORD, Surrey, UK, October 14, 2016 E(NS) – The European Union’s own internal policy processes are blocking the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions across the 28-member bloc, finds new research by an international team...

 

Climate Mentioned Once in Bitter Presidential Debate

Climate Mentioned Once in Bitter Presidential Debate

  ST. LOUIS, Missouri, October 10, 2016 (ENS) – Democrat Hillary Clinton confirmed her intention to fight climate change, while Republican Donald Trump affirmed his dedication to a fossil-fueled economy as the two candidates faced...

 

Paris Climate Pact Once ‘Unthinkable,’ Now ‘Unstoppable’

Paris Climate Pact Once ‘Unthinkable,’ Now ‘Unstoppable’

  NEW YORK, New York, October 6, 2016 (ENS) – The Paris Agreement on climate change is set to enter into force on November 4, less than a year after it was adopted by world leaders. With the ratifications deposited Wednesday, enough...

 

India Joins Paris Climate Agreement, Honoring Gandhi

India Joins Paris Climate Agreement, Honoring Gandhi

  NEW YORK, New York, October 2, 2016 (ENS) – India today ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change at UN Headquarters in New York, bringing the treaty’s entry into force “tantalizingly” close, said UN General...

 

Paris Climate Agreement Will Take Effect This Year

Paris Climate Agreement Will Take Effect This Year

  NEW YORK, New York, September 21, 2016 (ENS) – The Paris Agreement on Climate Change is set to become law this year after a ceremony at the United Nations in New York today saw 60 countries worth 47.5 percent of global emissions...

 

Brazil Ratifies Paris Climate Agreement

Brazil Ratifies Paris Climate Agreement

  BRASILIA, Brazil, September 12, 2016 (ENS) – Brazil’s new president, Michel Temer, today ratified his country’s adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement, which sets greenhouse gas emissions targets to stop the global...

 

California Sets Strictest GHG Reduction Targets

California Sets Strictest GHG Reduction Targets

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 9, 2016 (ENS) – Ten years after California adopted the toughest greenhouse gas emission reduction goals in the nation, Governor Jerry Brown Thursday strengthened that commitment, signing two bills...

 

USA and China Formally Join Paris Climate Agreement

USA and China Formally Join Paris Climate Agreement

  HANGZHOU, China, September 6, 2016 (ENS) – On Saturday, ahead of the G20 meeting in Hangzhou, the United States and China deposited with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon their respective instruments to join the Paris Climate Agreement,...

 

U.S. Tightens Emissions Standards for Trucks

U.S. Tightens Emissions Standards for Trucks

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 17, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have jointly finalized standards that will govern emissions...

 

Fiji Wins: Pacific Island Region Changes the Game

Fiji Wins: Pacific Island Region Changes the Game

  By Suzanne Maxx SUVA, Fiji, August 16, 2016 (ENS) – Fiji’s Olympic Gold medal win in rugby on Friday was a first for the South Pacific island nation, and more historic winning measures were in the works at the first standing Pacific...

 

Secret ‘Chemtrail’ Spraying Not Real, Scientists Agree

Secret ‘Chemtrail’ Spraying Not Real, Scientists Agree

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 14, 2016 (ENS) – Long-lasting white trails left behind by aircraft are caused by well-understood physical and chemical processes, not a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program, concludes new research...

 

Acid Oceans Killing Antarctic Food Web

Acid Oceans Killing Antarctic Food Web

  CANBERRA, Australia, August 9, 2016 (ENS) – An acidifying ocean absorbing too much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere could have a major impact on phytoplankton – the staple diet of krill – with serious repercussions...

 

Antarctic Ozone Layer Begins to Heal

Antarctic Ozone Layer Begins to Heal

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, July 2, 2016 (ENS) – New research has identified clear signs that the gaping hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close and could close permanently by mid-century. Scientists at the Massachusetts...

 

North American Leaders Pledge Green Mobility Future

North American Leaders Pledge Green Mobility Future

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, June 30, 2016 (ENS) – The leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico met at the North American Leaders Summit Wednesday where they set an historic goal – to generate 50 percent clean power across...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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