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Congress Strengthens U.S. Chemical Safety Law

Congress Strengthens U.S. Chemical Safety Law

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 8, 2016 (ENS) – By unanimous consent, the U.S. Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would update federal chemical safety protections for the first time in four decades. The measure gives the Environmental Protection...

 

Changing Faces at the United Nations

Changing Faces at the United Nations

  NEW YORK, New York, May 4, 2016 (ENS) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Erik Solheim of Norway as the new executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme,...

 

U.S., Canada Forge Climate, Energy, Arctic Partnership

U.S., Canada Forge Climate, Energy, Arctic Partnership

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2016 (ENS) – On the occasion of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first state visit to Washington, he and President Barack Obama Thursday issued a lengthy and detailed statement of joint cooperation...

 

Obama: State of the Union ‘Strong’ in Changing Climate

Obama: State of the Union ‘Strong’ in Changing Climate

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 12, 2016 (ENS) – In his last State of the Union address to the nation, President Barack Obama tonight focused on the big picture and the need to continue fighting climate change. “How do we make technology...

 

Guide to Paris Climate Talks: People to Watch

Guide to Paris Climate Talks: People to Watch

  By Judith Needham, MPH, J.D., LL.M. (Environmental Law) WASHINGTON, DC, November 20, 2015 (ENS) – In 10 days, world leaders will convene in Paris to forge a first universal, legally-binding pact to limit climate-changing greenhouse...

 

Climate Important to Democratic Candidates

Climate Important to Democratic Candidates

  LAS VEGAS, Nevada, October 14, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change was among the important issues debated by the Democratic presidential candidates on Tuesday when they met in Las Vegas for a primetime event broadcast on CNN. At the...

 

Chinese and U.S. Governors Sign Clean Energy Pact

Chinese and U.S. Governors Sign Clean Energy Pact

  SEATTLE, Washington, September 23, 2015 (ENS) – In a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, a bipartisan group of five U.S. governors Tuesday signed an accord with six Chinese governors to promote clean energy technology and...

 

Obama’s Climate Policy in Political Pressure Cooker

Obama’s Climate Policy in Political Pressure Cooker

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 8, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama’s efforts to curb U.S. carbon emissions and forge a global consensus for action to reverse climate change before it’s too late go farther than any U.S....

 

Australia Lets Climate Polluters Evade ‘Safeguard’

Australia Lets Climate Polluters Evade ‘Safeguard’

  CANBERRA, Australia, September 6, 2015 (ENS) –  The Abbott Government is calling for public comment on the proposed rules for its Emissions Reduction Fund safeguard mechanism issued Wednesday. Critics say minimal compliance obligations...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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