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The Twin Threats Facing Big Oil

The Twin Threats Facing Big Oil

  By Nick Cunningham LONDON, UK, January 25, 2020 (ENS) – The global oil and gas industry is facing the twin threats of the loss of profitability and the loss of social acceptability as the climate crisis continues to worsen. The...

 

Trump, Thunberg Clash at World Economic Forum

Trump, Thunberg Clash at World Economic Forum

  DAVOS, Switzerland, January 21, 2020 (ENS) – After a year of floods and droughts, when wildfires devastated Australia and the Amazon, and Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year,...

 

U.S. Youth Lose Court Climate Ruling, Vow to Fight On

U.S. Youth Lose Court Climate Ruling, Vow to Fight On

  EUGENE, Oregon, January 21, 2020 (ENS) – A divided three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has “reluctantly” concluded that the youth plaintiffs’ case in Juliana v. United States must be made to Congress,...

 

World Economic Forum 2020 Aims for Sustainability

World Economic Forum 2020 Aims for Sustainability

  DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland, January 12, 2020 (ENS) – This year’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum will call on corporations to raise their ambitions for climate action under the theme Stakeholders for a Cohesive...

 

Thousands Flee Erupting Volcano Near Manila

Thousands Flee Erupting Volcano Near Manila

  MANILA, Philippines, January 12, 2020 (ENS) – Mount Taal, a volcano 40 miles south of Manila on the island of Luzon, blew rocks, ash, and steam more than six miles into the air Sunday. People living within 14 kilometers (8.6 miles)...

 

Earthquakes Plunge Puerto Rico Into Darkness

Earthquakes Plunge Puerto Rico Into Darkness

  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, January 10, 2020 (ENS) – A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico early Tuesday, killing at least one person and leaving several others injured in the southern part of the Caribbean island, according...

 

Climate, Logging Menace Madagascar’s Unique Ecology

Climate, Logging Menace Madagascar’s Unique Ecology

  NEW YORK, New York, January 2, 2020 (ENS) – Left unchecked, the combined effects of deforestation and human-induced climate change could eliminate Madagascar’s entire eastern rainforest habitat by 2070, impacting thousands...

 

Children, Hope of the World, At Risk

Children, Hope of the World, At Risk

  NEW YORK, New York, December 31, 2019 (ENS) – Young people are his greatest source of hope, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the world today in his New Year’s message. “From climate action to gender equality...

 

Deadly Australian Bushfires Linked to Climate Change

Deadly Australian Bushfires Linked to Climate Change

  SYDNEY, Australia, December 23, 2019 (ENS) – As hundreds of climate change-fueled bushfires blaze across Australia, Sydney and New South Wales north coast residents continue to suffer from toxic air quality as a result of fires...

 

Weak COP25 Outcome Disappoints Despite Achievements

Weak COP25 Outcome Disappoints Despite Achievements

  MADRID, Spain, December 16, 2019 (ENS) – Climate negotiations lasting 16 days failed to find common ground on international carbon trading rules, one of the important issues at the UN’s COP25 climate summit in Madrid, which...

 

New Animal Rules Rattle South African Tourism Industry

New Animal Rules Rattle South African Tourism Industry

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 13, 2019 (ENS) – Interactions with all infant wildlife, walking with predators or elephants, interacting with predators and the riding of wild animals are no longer acceptable practices, according...

 

Climate Activists Kicked Out of COP25 Are Readmitted

Climate Activists Kicked Out of COP25 Are Readmitted

  MADRID, Spain, December 12, 2019 (ENS) – Young activists who occupied the main stage at the United Nations’ COP 25 climate conference in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday during the “high-level” part of the meeting, demanding...

 

New York State Bans Aerial Spraying of Chlorpyrifos

New York State Bans Aerial Spraying of Chlorpyrifos

  ALBANY, New York, December 11, 2019 (ENS) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday directed the state Department of Environmental Conservation, DEC, to take immediate action to ban aerial use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. New restrictions...

 

Courageous Young People Battle Climate Crisis

Courageous Young People Battle Climate Crisis

  MADRID, Spain, December 10, 2019 (ENS) – As environmental disasters unfolded across the world in 2019, it is fearless children and young adults who have dared to speak out in defense of their right to a safe and healthy future with...

 

Protecting Whales Can Help Avert Climate Change

Protecting Whales Can Help Avert Climate Change

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 6, 2019 (ENS) – A fresh perspective on the world’s whale population could be “earth-changing,” writes the World Economic Forum’s Katharine Rooney in a new article on how whales can...

 

COP25: Rescue of Earth’s Climate Hangs in the Balance

COP25: Rescue of Earth’s Climate Hangs in the Balance

  MADRID, Spain, December 3, 2019 (ENS) – The 25th annual UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, opened Monday in Madrid with many delegates sharing a sense of urgency to make progress on climate action before the Paris Climate Agreement...

 

Greenhouse Gases Hit Yet Another Record High

Greenhouse Gases Hit Yet Another Record High

  GENEVA, Switzerland, November 26, 2019 (ENS) – Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization, WMO. This continuing long-term trend...

 

European Investment Bank to Stop Financing Fossil Fuels

European Investment Bank to Stop Financing Fossil Fuels

  KIRCHBERG, Luxembourg, November 19, 2019 (ENS) – The European Investment Bank will end financing for fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021, bank officials have announced. Future financing from the world’s largest...

 

Rare Earth Elements Focus of U.S.-Australia Agreement

Rare Earth Elements Focus of U.S.-Australia Agreement

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2019 (ENS) – Officials from the United States and Australia today signed a memorandum of understanding pledging cooperation to secure a steady supply of the energy mineral resources essential for meeting...

 

Australia’s Victoria State Protects Old-Growth Forests

Australia’s Victoria State Protects Old-Growth Forests

  MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia, November 18, 2019 (ENS) – Logging in the remaining old-growth forests of the Australian state of Victoria will cease immediately, protecting around 90,000 hectares, with logging in all native forests...

 
 
 
 

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