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Washington Voters Nix GMO Labels; Colorado Cities Ban Fracking

Washington Voters Nix GMO Labels; Colorado Cities Ban Fracking

  OLYMPIA, Washington, November 6, 2013 (ENS) – The ballot measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods in Washington State, Initiative 522, was defeated Tuesday by a record spending campaign by America’s food manufacturing...

 

Obama Creates Interagency Council and Task Force on Climate

Obama Creates Interagency Council and Task Force on Climate

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 1, 2013 (ENS) – To prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change already being felt across the country, President Barack Obama today established an interagency Council on Climate Preparedness...

 

Poll: EPA Shutdown Opposed, Speaker Boehner Out of Sync

Poll: EPA Shutdown Opposed, Speaker Boehner Out of Sync

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 17, 2013 (ENS) – In a public opinion poll released today, almost two-thirds of Americans said they opposed the near shutdown of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the 16 day-long government shutdown...

 

Supreme Court to Rule on EPA’s Right to Regulate Greenhouse Gases

Supreme Court to Rule on EPA’s Right to Regulate Greenhouse Gases

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 16, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will review an appeals court ruling that unanimously upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s right to regulate greenhouse gases emitted...

 

Russian Police Seek Sochi Games Environmental Whistleblower

Russian Police Seek Sochi Games Environmental Whistleblower

  KRASNODAR, Russia, October 10, 2013 (ENS) – Police from Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs today attempted to arrest the coordinator of Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus, after tapping his office phone. The environmental...

 

In Iran, Green Is Sometimes Safest

In Iran, Green Is Sometimes Safest

  By Narges Bajoghli NEW YORK, New York, October 9, 2013 (ENS) – This past summer, I sat in a small conference room in central Tehran with a group of activists who were excitedly planning for their next projects. The recent election...

 

U.S. Government Grinds to a Halt, Costing the Country Billions

U.S. Government Grinds to a Halt, Costing the Country Billions

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 3, 2013 (ENS) – Due to the shutdown of the U.S. federal government caused by the lapse in appropriations as of October 1, the National Park Service has closed all 401 national parks and suspended operation...

 

UN General Assembly Debates Syria, Post-2015 Development

UN General Assembly Debates Syria, Post-2015 Development

  NEW YORK, New York, September 24, 2013 (ENS) – As he opened the annual United Nations forum for world leaders today, General Assembly President John Ashe appealed for renewed commitments to eradicate poverty, address climate change,...

 

G-20 to Phase Out Super Greenhouse Gas, Fossil Fuel Subsidies

G-20 to Phase Out Super Greenhouse Gas, Fossil Fuel Subsidies

  ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, September 6, 2013 (ENS) – Transcending their disagreements over Syrian chemical weapons, the G-20 leaders managed to reach agreement on confronting climate change in two ways. They will phase down refrigerant...

 

Obama Forges Climate Consensus With Nordic Countries

Obama Forges Climate Consensus With Nordic Countries

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, September 5, 2013 (ENS) – President Obama is now in St. Petersburg, Russia at the G20 economic meeting, but he woke up this morning in Stockholm, where he agreed with Nordic leaders to cooperate on international...

 

New EPA Chief Targets Climate Change

New EPA Chief Targets Climate Change

  By Alvin Powell CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, July 31, 2013 (ENS) – Newly confirmed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Tuesday pledged action on climate change during the Obama administration’s remaining...

 

McCarthy Finally Confirmed to Head U.S. EPA

McCarthy Finally Confirmed to Head U.S. EPA

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 18, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Senate voted 59-40 this afternoon to confirm Regina McCarthy as to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, after a record 136-day confirmation battle. The Republicans’...

 

U.S., China Collaborate on Climate, Oceans, Energy, Wildlife

U.S., China Collaborate on Climate, Oceans, Energy, Wildlife

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 12, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. and China have agreed to combat climate change through new cooperation on heavy-duty and other vehicles; smart grids; carbon capture, utilization, and storage; collecting and managing...

 

Obama’s Climate Action Plan: Highlights and Reactions

Obama’s Climate Action Plan: Highlights and Reactions

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 25, 2013 (ENS) – “We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society,” declared President Barack Obama today at Georgetown University, taking aim at climate change deniers as he laid...

 

President Obama’s Climate Change Speech: Full Text

President Obama’s Climate Change Speech: Full Text

WASHINGTON, DC, Georgetown University, June 25, 2013 – Thank you! (Applause.) Thank you, Georgetown! Thank you so much. Everybody, please be seated. And my first announcement today is that you should all take off your jackets. (Laughter.)...

 

President Obama Takes Executive Action on Climate Change

President Obama Takes Executive Action on Climate Change

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 25, 2013 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today will present his three-pronged plan to deal with climate change – reduce carbon emissions, prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change, and...

 

G8 Leaders Pledge Global Climate Deal by 2015

G8 Leaders Pledge Global Climate Deal by 2015

  LOUGH ERNE, Northern Ireland, June 19, 2013 (ENS) – Declarations of cooperation on climate change, extractive industries, nuclear safety and chemical weapons in Syria and marked this week’s meeting of the Group of Eight industrialized...

 

Mayors Vow to Strengthen Defenses Against Extreme Weather

Mayors Vow to Strengthen Defenses Against Extreme Weather

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 17, 2013 (ENS) – As unprecedented extreme weather and climate change wreak havoc across the country, 48 local elected officials today committed themselves to fortifying their cities, towns, and counties. As...

 

U.S, China Presidents Agree on Joint Climate Protection

U.S, China Presidents Agree on Joint Climate Protection

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 10, 2013 (ENS) – For the first time, the United States and China will work together and with other countries to phase down the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons, HFCs, potent greenhouse gases...

 

Senator Frank Lautenberg, Environmental Champion, Passes Away

Senator Frank Lautenberg, Environmental Champion, Passes Away

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 3, 2013 (ENS) – Senator Frank Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat, the oldest senator and last World War II veteran in the United States Senate, died today at the age of 89. A statement confirming his death from...

 
 
 
 

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