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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...

 

Trump Picks Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to Head Interior

Trump Picks Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to Head Interior

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2016 (ENS) – President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Montana’s sole Congressman Republican Ryan Zinke as his Secretary of the Interior. If confirmed by the Senate, he would manage U.S. natural...

 

EPA Enemy, Climate Denier Pruitt Chosen to Head EPA

EPA Enemy, Climate Denier Pruitt Chosen to Head EPA

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 8, 2016 (ENS) – Oklahoma Attorney General and climate denier E. Scott Pruitt is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. The announcement of Pruitt’s...

 

Green Nominee Stein Funds Vote Recount in Three States

Green Nominee Stein Funds Vote Recount in Three States

  MADISON, Wisconsin, November 25, 2016 (ENS) – The Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein says she met her crowd sourced fundraising goal early Thursday to pay for manual recounts of the vote in three key battleground states...

 

Business Demands Trump Keep USA in Climate Pact

Business Demands Trump Keep USA in Climate Pact

  MARRAKECH, Morocco, November 16, 2016 (ENS) – More than 365 businesses and investors from Fortune 500 firms to family-owned businesses sent a message today to President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump reaffirming their...

 

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...

 

Climate Cooperation Binds EU, Eastern European Nations

Climate Cooperation Binds EU, Eastern European Nations

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 23, 2016 (ENS) – At the first Eastern Partnership formal ministerial meeting on environment and climate change, the EU and six partner countries to the east confirmed their joint commitment to cooperation...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Democrats’ Platform Eco-Friendly, Republicans’ Not

Democrats’ Platform Eco-Friendly, Republicans’ Not

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 14, 2016 (ENS) – The Democratic and Republican platform planks on the environment, energy and climate change couldn’t be more different. The Democrats appear to be fully engaged in protection and restoration,...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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