• High-Level Panel to Review South Africa’s Lion Bone Trade
  • Wild & Scenic Films Inspire Future Leaders
  • U.S. States to Cap and Trade Transport Emissions
  • New Speaker Pelosi Creates Select Climate Committee
  • Deadly Tsunami Strikes Indonesia
  • UK Bans Ivory Sales to Save Elephants
  • Gore’s 24 Hours of Climate Reality Airs Tonight

High-Level Panel to Review South Africa’s Lion Bone Trade

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, January 10, 2019 (ENS) – South Africa’s new Minister of Environmental Affairs Nomvula Paula Mokonyane says the agency will appoint a high-level panel to review policies and legislation on matters related to elephant, lion, leopard and rhinoceros handling, management, breeding, hunting and trade.

Wild & Scenic Films Inspire Future Leaders

NEVADA CITY, California, January 10, 2019 (ENS) – The South Yuba River Citizens League’s 17th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival opens its annual showing January 17 in the historic downtown areas of Nevada City and Grass Valley, California.

U.S. States to Cap and Trade Transport Emissions

WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2019 (ENS) – All along the U.S. Atlantic coast, nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states have decided to jointly develop cleaner transportation systems that reduce congestion, promote walking, bicycling and transit, support innovation and economic growth, improve air quality, and build resilience to extreme weather.

New Speaker Pelosi Creates Select Climate Committee

WASHINGTON, DC, January 3, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change was front and center as California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was today re-elected to a second term as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Democrats took control of that branch of government from Republicans after the mid-term elections.

Deadly Tsunami Strikes Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia, December 23, 2018 (ENS) – Hundreds of people lost their lives and hundreds more were injured or missing after a tsunami hit the island nation of Indonesia without warning Sunday following a volcanic eruption and underwater landslides kilometers offshore.

UK Bans Ivory Sales to Save Elephants

LONDON, UK, December 21, 2018 (ENS) – One of the world’s strictest bans on ivory sales became law in the United Kingdom today as the Ivory Bill gained Royal Assent to become the Ivory Act 2018. Since the Bill was introduced on May 23, it has rapidly cleared Parliamentary processes, and is expected to take effect in late 2019.

Gore’s 24 Hours of Climate Reality Airs Tonight

NEW YORK, New York, December 20, 2018 (ENS) – Al Gore, the former U.S. vice president and climate advocate, will host a one-hour special broadcast of The Climate Reality Project’s 24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves tonight.

 

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High-Level Panel to Review South Africa’s Lion Bone Trade

High-Level Panel to Review South Africa’s Lion Bone Trade

  CAPE TOWN, South Africa, January 10, 2019 (ENS) – South Africa’s new Minister of Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane says the agency will appoint a high-level panel to review policies and legislation on matters related...

 

Wild & Scenic Films Inspire Future Leaders

Wild & Scenic Films Inspire Future Leaders

  NEVADA CITY, California, January 10, 2019 (ENS) – The South Yuba River Citizens League’s 17th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival opens its annual showing January 17 in the historic downtown areas of Nevada City and Grass...

 

U.S. States to Cap and Trade Transport Emissions

U.S. States to Cap and Trade Transport Emissions

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2019 (ENS) – All along the U.S. Atlantic coast, nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia have decided to jointly develop cleaner transportation systems that reduce congestion,...

 

New Speaker Pelosi Creates Select Climate Committee

New Speaker Pelosi Creates Select Climate Committee

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 3, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change was front and center as California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was today re-elected to a second term as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Democrats took control of that...

 

Deadly Tsunami Strikes Indonesia

Deadly Tsunami Strikes Indonesia

  JAKARTA, Indonesia, December 23, 2018 (ENS) – Hundreds of people lost their lives and hundreds more were injured or missing after a tsunami hit the island nation of Indonesia without warning Sunday following a volcanic eruption...

 

UK Bans Ivory Sales to Save Elephants

UK Bans Ivory Sales to Save Elephants

  LONDON, UK, December 21, 2018 (ENS) – One of the world’s strictest bans on ivory sales became law in the United Kingdom today as the Ivory Bill gained Royal Assent to become the Ivory Act 2018. Since the Bill was introduced on...

 

Gore’s 24 Hours of Climate Reality Airs Tonight

Gore’s 24 Hours of Climate Reality Airs Tonight

  NEW YORK, New York, December 20, 2018 (ENS) – Al Gore, the former U.S. vice president and climate advocate, will host a one-hour special broadcast of The Climate Reality Project’s 24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect...

 

COP24 Approves Paris Climate Agreement Work Program

COP24 Approves Paris Climate Agreement Work Program

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 17, 2018 (ENS) – The nearly 200 governments gathered in Katowice for the United Nations COP24 climate change conference early Sunday adopted a set of implementing guidelines for the landmark 2015 Paris...

 

Inslee Budgets a Billion for Washington’s Orcas, Salmon

Inslee Budgets a Billion for Washington’s Orcas, Salmon

  OLYMPIA, Washington, December 14, 2018 (ENS) – Washington Governor Jay Inslee Thursday announced an unprecedented $1.1 billion investment to protect the 74 Southern Resident orcas in Washington State waters and increase their number...

 

1,000+ Institutions Divest From Fossil Fuels

1,000+ Institutions Divest From Fossil Fuels

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 13, 2018 (ENS) – Over 1,000 institutions with managed investments worth US$$8 trillion have committed to divest from fossil fuel companies because they are driving the climate crisis. The announcement...

 

Argentina Protects Wonders of the Patagonian Sea

Argentina Protects Wonders of the Patagonian Sea

  BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, December 13, 2018 (ENS) – Argentina has created two new massive offshore marine parks in the southwest Atlantic that will help protect habitat and feeding grounds for penguins, sea lions, fur seals, sharks,...

 

Macron Reverses Fuel Tax to Halt ‘Yellow Vest’ Revolt

Macron Reverses Fuel Tax to Halt ‘Yellow Vest’ Revolt

  PARIS, France, December 10, 2018 (ENS) – The French government’s proposed hike in the price of climate-warming diesel fuel has set France on fire with the anger of people squeezed beyond what their budgets will bear, even...

 

Aquariums, States Blast Atlantic Coast Seismic Permits

Aquariums, States Blast Atlantic Coast Seismic Permits

  NEW YORK, New York, December 7, 2018 (ENS) – The Trump administration has decided to authorize the use of seismic air guns to locate oil and gas pockets deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean floor, reversing Obama administration policy,...

 

COP24: Cooler Climate Could Save a Million Lives a Year

COP24: Cooler Climate Could Save a Million Lives a Year

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 5, 2018 (ENS) – Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone, finds a new World Health Organization...

 

Billions Pledged for Climate at Poland’s COP24

Billions Pledged for Climate at Poland’s COP24

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 4, 2018 (ENS) – Heads of state and government, diplomats and climate scientists, economists and bankers have gathered in Katowice for the UN’s annual climate conference, and this one is anything...

 

UN, 28 Banks Draft Global Responsibility Standards

UN, 28 Banks Draft Global Responsibility Standards

  PARIS, France, November 30, 2018 (ENS) – “The global banking industry is stepping up to the sustainability challenge,” said Satya Tripathi of India, UN assistant secretary-general, UN Environment. “I’m optimistic...

 

California: After the Fires – Rain and Mud

California: After the Fires – Rain and Mud

  SACRAMENTO, California, November 30, 2018 (ENS) – After scorching 153,336 acres in California north of Sacramento, the Camp Fire is now 100 percent contained, but not before it claimed 85 lives and injured three firefighters. Several...

 

Congo Hands Elephant Poachers Maximum Prison Sentence

Congo Hands Elephant Poachers Maximum Prison Sentence

  BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, November 30, 2018 (ENS) – Four poachers responsible for killing elephants on the edge of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park were sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by the local district court...

 

UN Environment Chief Forced to Resign

UN Environment Chief Forced to Resign

  NAIROBI, Kenya, November 27, 2018 (ENS) – The head of the United Nations environment agency, Erik Solheim of Norway, has resigned after the British newspaper “The Guardian” revealed excess travel expenses and rule breaking...

 

UN: Global Emissions Gap Widens Despite Climate Efforts

UN: Global Emissions Gap Widens Despite Climate Efforts

  NAIROBI, Kenya, November 27, 2018 (ENS) – Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose again in 2017 after a three year pause, pinpointing the urgent need for countries to deliver on the Paris Agreement to keep global warming to 2°C...

 
 
 

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