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11 Big Banks Offer Climate Risk Transparency

11 Big Banks Offer Climate Risk Transparency

  LONDON, UK, July 19, 2017 (ENS) – Eleven of the world’s largest banks, representing over US$7 trillion, are making a public commitment to promote climate risk transparency in financial markets. The banks’ commitments...

 

California Extends Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Regime

California Extends Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Regime

  SACRAMENTO, California, July 18, 2017 (ENS) – The California Legislature handed Governor Jerry Brown a hard-fought victory on Monday when a bill to extend California’s cap-and-trade program for regulating heat-trapping greenhouse...

 

Giant Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica as Climate Warms

Giant Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica as Climate Warms

  GREENBELT, Maryland, July 13, 2017 (ENS) – An iceberg weighing one trillion metric tonnes, one of the largest ever recorded, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between July 10 and July 12 in what NASA...

 

UNESCO World Heritage Panel Warns Poland on Logging

UNESCO World Heritage Panel Warns Poland on Logging

  KRAKOW, Poland, July 11, 2017 (ENS) – The UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in Krakow added three natural sites and extended another, while removing a West African site from the Danger List and warning Poland to stop logging...

 

U.S. Aquariums Battle Plastic Waste in Oceans, Lakes

U.S. Aquariums Battle Plastic Waste in Oceans, Lakes

  MONTEREY, California, July 10, 2017 (ENS) – Stopping the flow of plastic pollution into oceans and lakes is the goal of a new partnership of 19 U.S. aquariums that say plastic waste is one of the gravest threats facing ocean and...

 

U.S. Causes Climate Dissention at G20 Summit

U.S. Causes Climate Dissention at G20 Summit

  HAMBURG, Germany, July 10, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate overshadowed this year’s G20 meeting in Hamburg, but did not change the determination...

 

Nuclear Disarmament Treaty Adopted Without Nuclear States

Nuclear Disarmament Treaty Adopted Without Nuclear States

  NEW YORK, New York, July 7, 2017 (ENS) – Despite the absence of all nine nuclear-weapons states, countries meeting at a United Nations conference in New York Friday adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first...

 

New Zealand Supreme Court Blocks Dam in Forest Park

New Zealand Supreme Court Blocks Dam in Forest Park

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 6, 2017 (ENS) – New Zealand’s publicly owned forest parks and other conservation lands cannot be disposed of for private development interests, the country’s highest court ruled today. In...

 

Court: EPA Must Enforce Obama Methane Emissions Limit

Court: EPA Must Enforce Obama Methane Emissions Limit

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 4, 2017 (ENS) – A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to suspend a rule restricting methane emissions from new oil and gas wells imposed...

 

Struggling U.S. National Parks Flooded With Visitors

Struggling U.S. National Parks Flooded With Visitors

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 3, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. national parks are experiencing some of the heaviest traffic of the year this Independence Day weekend, as millions of visitors stream into the country’s 59 parks to explore the 52.2...

 

World’s Largest Reef, Worth $56 Billion, Stressed Out

World’s Largest Reef, Worth $56 Billion, Stressed Out

  CANBERRA, Australia, June 28, 2017 (ENS) – Australian federal prosecutors are pursuing legal action against the master and owner of a ship they claim is responsible for an major oil spill near the Great Barrier Reef in 2015.  The...

 

Poachers Poison Elephants in Zimbabwe National Park

Poachers Poison Elephants in Zimbabwe National Park

  By Adam Cruise HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, Zimbabwe, June 26, 2017 (ENS) – More than 14 elephants, including a mother and her young calf, have been poisoned in and around Zimbabwe’s premier game reserve, Hwange National Park. Most of...

 

Finland Makes Fuel Out of CO2 Captured From the Air

Finland Makes Fuel Out of CO2 Captured From the Air

  ESPOO, Finland, June 24, 2017 (ENS) – A unique demonstration plant in Finland has proven that carbon dioxide (CO2) can be taken directly from the air and used to produce renewable fuels and chemicals. The Soletair demo plant developed...

 

Polish Government Chops Down Europe’s Primeval Forest

Polish Government Chops Down Europe’s Primeval Forest

  WARSAW, Poland, June 22, 2017 (ENS) – European environmentalists are ringing alarm bells to alert the world to what they say is a “nightmare” of destructive logging in the Bialoweza primeval forest on the border between...

 

Judge: Dakota Access Pipeline Permit Legally Flawed

Judge: Dakota Access Pipeline Permit Legally Flawed

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2017 (ENS) – A federal judge has ruled that the environmental review of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, DAPL, is insufficient and must be reconsidered. The ruling is being hailed as a major victory...

 

Zinke Wants to Shrink Bears Ears National Monument

Zinke Wants to Shrink Bears Ears National Monument

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 13, 2017 (ENS) – The 1.3 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument designated by President Barack Obama last December in Utah should be “right-sized,” Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has recommended...

 

Goldman Sachs to Power Up With 100% Renewables

Goldman Sachs to Power Up With 100% Renewables

  NEW YORK, New York, June 13, 2017 (ENS) – The global investment banking, securities and investment management firm Goldman Sachs today took a step towards fulfilling its commitment to supplying the firm’s global electricity needs...

 

Scientists Publish 2,000 Year Record of 43 Climate Gases

Scientists Publish 2,000 Year Record of 43 Climate Gases

  CANBERRA, Australia, June 13, 2017 (ENS) – Comprehensive records tracking changes in all 43 greenhouse gases that contribute to human-induced climate change back 2,000 years are now available to the public as a result of research...

 

All Nations Agree to Restore Ocean Health

All Nations Agree to Restore Ocean Health

  By Suzanne Maxx NEW YORK, New York, June 12, 2017 (ENS) – The 193 Member States of the United Nations agreed by consensus to a 14 point Call for Action that will begin the reversal of the decline of the ocean’s health at the conclusion...

 

Up to Four Major Atlantic Hurricanes Forecast for 2017

Up to Four Major Atlantic Hurricanes Forecast for 2017

  COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, June 10, 2017 (ENS) – The Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea could experience another above-normal hurricane season this year, according to forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center in College Park. Last...

 
 
 
 

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