Air/Climate

Trump Kills Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Trump Kills Obama’s Clean Power Plan

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2017 (ENS) – Most of President Barack Obama’s actions taken to forestall climate change were wiped out today as President Donald Trump revoked, revised, rescinded or withdrew limits on carbon emissions...

 

India Moves to Stricter Vehicle Emissions Norms

India Moves to Stricter Vehicle Emissions Norms

  NEW DELHI, India, March 24, 2017 (ENS) – India’s automobile industry is geared up to begin production of vehicles compliant with Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) emission norms across the country from April 1, according to the Society...

 

Trump Reopens Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Standards Review

Trump Reopens Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Standards Review

  DETROIT, Michigan, March 15, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump said today that he will cancel an Obama-era EPA determination that federal fuel efficiency standards through model year 2025 are feasible and have his administration...

 

London Mayor Slaps Toxicity Charge on Polluting Cars

London Mayor Slaps Toxicity Charge on Polluting Cars

  LONDON, UK, February 22, 2017 (ENS) – Come October 23, London Mayor Sadiq Khan will impose a £10 (US$12.45) Toxicity-Charge on vehicles in central London that do not meet Euro 4 standards, typically those diesel and petrol vehicles...

 

Antarctic Ice Crack Closes British Research Station

Antarctic Ice Crack Closes British Research Station

  CAMBRIDGE, UK, February 19, 2016 (ENS) – The appearance of a large and growing crack in the ice shelf near the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI research station has prompted officials to close the base for the first time. Operational...

 

Trump’s Cabinet Picks Contradict Him on Climate Change

Trump’s Cabinet Picks Contradict Him on Climate Change

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2017 (ENS) – Contradicting President Donald Trump, his choices to head the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency each told members of Congress during their confirmation...

 

Global Heat Beats Records for Third Successive Year

Global Heat Beats Records for Third Successive Year

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 18, 2017 (ENS) – Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by two U.S. government agencies – the National Aeronautics...

 

World Looks to China for Climate Leadership

World Looks to China for Climate Leadership

  DAVOS, Switzerland, January 17, 2017 (ENS) – With climate skeptic President-elect Donald Trump approaching the White House, much of the world is turning to China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, for leadership...

 

VW Emissions Scandal Widens to Include Fiat Chrysler

VW Emissions Scandal Widens to Include Fiat Chrysler

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 13, 2017 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, today issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and FCA US, alleging the company installed and failed to disclose engine management...

 

2016 the Hottest Year on Record

2016 the Hottest Year on Record

  GENEVA, Switzerland, January 4, 2017 (ENS) – The year 2016 will go down in the record books as the hottest year ever, with average global temperatures set to break the records of 2015, according to data from the World Meteorological...

 

Sea Ice at Both Poles Hits Record Lows

Sea Ice at Both Poles Hits Record Lows

  BOULDER, Colorado, December 10, 2016 (ENS) – Unusually high air temperatures over the Arctic Ocean, persistent winds from the south, and a warm ocean have resulted in a record low Arctic sea ice extent for November, say scientists...

 

U.S. Mayors to Trump: Help Us Keep Cool

U.S. Mayors to Trump: Help Us Keep Cool

  MEXICO CITY, Mexico, December 9, 2016 (ENS) – Mayors from cities across the United States are urging president-elect Donald Trump to recognize the “real and urgent threat that climate change poses to the world’s cities,”...

 

COP22: Nations Hold Fast to Paris Climate Accord

COP22: Nations Hold Fast to Paris Climate Accord

  MARRAKECH, Morocco, November 20, 2016 (ENS) – Countries fast-tracked the political and practical aims of the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement and accelerated global climate action at the 2016 UN climate change conference...

 

COP22: Global Energy Move to Renewables Accelerates

COP22: Global Energy Move to Renewables Accelerates

  MARRAKECH, Morocco, November 11, 2016 (ENS) – Today is Energy Day at COP22, the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech – a day to demonstrate action on global efforts to decarbonize the energy system – globally, country...

 

Trump Wins, Climate Loses

Trump Wins, Climate Loses

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 9, 2016 (ENS) – Republican and climate denier Donald Trump has won the U.S. presidential election, changing the global balance of power on climate change, just as the annual UN climate change conference...

 

Paris Agreement Enters into Force: Celebration and Reality Check

Paris Agreement Enters into Force: Celebration and Reality Check

  By Patricia Espinosa and Salaheddine Mezouar Editor’s Note: Patricia Espinosa of Mexico is Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC; Salaheddine Mezouar is Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation...

 

UNICEF: 300 Million Children Breathe Toxic Air

UNICEF: 300 Million Children Breathe Toxic Air

  NEW YORK, New York, October 31, 2016 (ENS) – One in every seven children, 300 million, endure the world’s most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution – six or more times higher than international guidelines – and...

 

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,...

 
 
 
 

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