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Malawi Gets ‘Serious’ About Wildlife Crime

Malawi Gets ‘Serious’ About Wildlife Crime

  By Charles Mkoka LILONGWE, Malawi, August 9, 2015 (ENS) – The harshest sentences ever handed down for wildlife crimes in Malawi are still too light, said the chairman of the newly formed Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus...

 

Environment a Non-starter in Republican Debate

Environment a Non-starter in Republican Debate

  CLEVELAND, Ohio, August 7, 2015 (ENS) – Ten Republican presidential hopefuls lined up on the stage Thursday night for the first face-to-face debate of the 2016 election season. Environmental issues were not addressed, not even control...

 

Obama Bans Interstate Ivory Trade to Protect Elephants

Obama Bans Interstate Ivory Trade to Protect Elephants

  NAIROBI, Kenya, July 26, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama is proposing to forbid the sale of “virtually all ivory across state lines” in the United States. During his first visit as president to his father’s...

 

Saudi King Calls Obama But Stays Home

Saudi King Calls Obama But Stays Home

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 11, 2015 (ENS) – King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia called President Barack Obama today to express his regret at not being able to travel to Washington this week for a meeting of the Arab States...

 

Public Transport Key to LA’s Sustainable City Plan

Public Transport Key to LA’s Sustainable City Plan

  LOS ANGELES, California, April 11, 2015 (ENS) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has released LA’s first Sustainable City Plan, a policy roadmap to prepare Los Angeles for a population growth of 500,000 people over the next...

 

100 Mayors Adopt Seoul Declaration for Sustainable Cities

100 Mayors Adopt Seoul Declaration for Sustainable Cities

  SEOUL, South Korea, April 9, 2015 (ENS) – Over 100 mayors and elected leaders today adopted the Seoul Declaration, which details how they intend to make their cities sustainable. The Seoul Declaration for Sustainable Cities is one...

 

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 24, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today fulfilled his promise to veto legislation that would remove the President’s responsibility to decide whether a pipeline that crosses an international border...

 

Obama’s FY 2016 Budget: What’s In It for the Environment?

Obama’s FY 2016 Budget: What’s In It for the Environment?

WASHINGTON, DC, February 7, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama unveiled his $3.99 trillion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016 this week, setting the stage for a showdown with the Republican-controlled Congress on funding for environmental...

 

Obama Budgets Billions to Upgrade Crumbling Infrastructure

Obama Budgets Billions to Upgrade Crumbling Infrastructure

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 3, 2015 (ENS) – Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Monday issued a report titled “Beyond Traffic: Trends and Choices 2045” that he hopes will open a national conversation leading...

 

U.S. Senate Votes to Force Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

U.S. Senate Votes to Force Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2015 (ENS) – The new Republican-controlled Senate today voted for the first time to force U.S. approval of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Proposed by TransCanada, the pipeline would...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Environmental Champion Senator Barbara Boxer Bows Out

Environmental Champion Senator Barbara Boxer Bows Out

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 9, 2015 (ENS) – Senator Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, said Thursday that she will not seek reelection after her fourth term in the U.S. Senate concludes in 2016. Boxer made the announcement in a video...

 

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...

 

The Planet Loses as Republicans Seize Control of Congress

The Planet Loses as Republicans Seize Control of Congress

WASHINGTON, DC, November 5, 2014 (ENS) – Voters gave Republicans control of the Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections with a majority of 52 seats to the Democrats’ 48. The GOP also maintained control of the House of Representatives,...

 

Obama, Modi Join Forces to Defeat Climate Change

Obama, Modi Join Forces to Defeat Climate Change

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 30, 2014 (ENS) – India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his first state visit to the White House, today agreed to  partner with President Barack Obama in building an effective response to the...

 

$100 Million for Global Resilience at U.S.-Africa Summit

$100 Million for Global Resilience at U.S.-Africa Summit

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 5, 2014 (ENS) – U.S.-Africa cooperation on climate, wildlife trafficking and food security are center stage in Washington this week as President Barack Obama, the first U.S. President with African heritage,...

 

Green Party Cyclist Chairs Parliament’s Transport Committee

Green Party Cyclist Chairs Parliament’s Transport Committee

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 31, 2014 (ENS) – Europe’s transportation future has a chance to grow greener now that the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism is chaired by Greens/European Free Alliance...

 

New Zealand Green Party Hopes to Save World’s Rarest Dolphin

New Zealand Green Party Hopes to Save World’s Rarest Dolphin

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 30, 2014 (ENS) – Ahead of the 2014 New Zealand general election set for September 20, the Green Party today launched its plan to protect the world’s smallest and most endangered dolphin, the Maui’s...

 

Australia Repeals Price on Carbon, Climate Disaster Predicted

Australia Repeals Price on Carbon, Climate Disaster Predicted

  CANBERRA, Australia, July 17, 2014 (ENS) – Australia’s Senate has voted to repeal the price on emissions of the climate-warming gas carbon dioxide, a levy on the biggest polluters passed by the previous Labor government. The...

 
 
 
 

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