• Keystone Pipeline Spill Complicates Nebraska Ruling
  • U.S. State, City Climate Leaders: “We Are Still In”
  • Renewables Rule at COP23 Energy Day
  • Tanker in Shipbreaking Yard Catches Fire – Again
  • 2017: One of Earth’s Top Three Hottest Years
  • UN Global Climate Meeting Races Against Time
  • The $10 Trillion Resource North Korea Can’t Tap

Keystone Pipeline Spill Complicates Nebraska Ruling

PIERRE, South Dakota, November 17, 2017 (ENS) – TransCanada has shut down its Keystone pipeline after it sprang a leak early Thursday near the small community of Amherst in Marshall County, South Dakota. The pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada’s tar sands will remain shut down as the company responds to the 5,000 barrel spill.

U.S. State, City Climate Leaders: “We Are Still In”

BONN, Germany, November 14, 2017 (ENS) – “We’re here, we’re in and we’re not going away,” California Governor Jerry Brown said of many U.S. states and cities at the ongoing UN climate talks in Bonn. Despite President Donald Trump’s vow to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement on climate, many U.S. states and cities are still committed to the Agreement.

Renewables Rule at COP23 Energy Day

BONN, Germany, November 10, 2017 (ENS) – National leaders and business leaders pledged ambitious action and millions in funding for renewable energy today at the UN climate talks in Bonn, hosted by the government of Fiji. It’s Energy Day at COP23, the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Tanker in Shipbreaking Yard Catches Fire – Again

KARACHI, Pakistan, November 10, 2017 – Shipbreaking plot no. 54 in Gadani, Pakistan, was sealed off Thursday after a massive fire broke out aboard the ship ACES. No casualties were reported. This is the same floating oil production tanker that blew up on November 1 last year, an explosion that caused the death of 31 workers.

2017: One of Earth’s Top Three Hottest Years

BONN, Germany, November 6, 2017 (ENS) – The year 2017 is very likely to be one of the three hottest years on record, with catastrophic hurricanes and floods, heatwaves and drought, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s statement on the State of the Climate, released today in Bonn at the opening of the annual UN climate change conference, hosted by Fiji.

UN Global Climate Meeting Races Against Time

BONN, Germany, November 5, 2017 (ENS) – One year after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the United Nations’ Bonn Climate Conference opening Monday, will be a chance for nations to showcase their climate actions and their determination to keep their promises.

The $10 Trillion Resource North Korea Can’t Tap

LONDON, UK, November 2, 2017 (ENS) – North Korea may not have proven petroleum reserves, but it’s estimated that the secluded belligerent nation sits on reserves of more than 200 minerals, including rare earth minerals, estimate to be worth up to US$10 trillion.

 

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Keystone Pipeline Spill Complicates Nebraska Ruling

Keystone Pipeline Spill Complicates Nebraska Ruling

  PIERRE, South Dakota, November 17, 2017 (ENS) – TransCanada has shut down its Keystone pipeline after it sprang a leak early Thursday near the small community of Amherst in Marshall County, South Dakota. The pipeline carrying crude...

 

U.S. State, City Climate Leaders: “We Are Still In”

U.S. State, City Climate Leaders: “We Are Still In”

  BONN, Germany, November 14, 2017 (ENS) – “We’re here, we’re in and we’re not going away,” California Governor Jerry Brown said of many U.S. states and cities at the ongoing UN climate talks in Bonn....

 

Renewables Rule at COP23 Energy Day

Renewables Rule at COP23 Energy Day

  BONN, Germany, November 10, 2017 (ENS) – National leaders and business leaders pledged ambitious action and millions in funding for renewable energy today at the UN climate talks in Bonn, hosted by the government of Fiji. It’s...

 

Tanker in Shipbreaking Yard Catches Fire – Again

Tanker in Shipbreaking Yard Catches Fire – Again

  KARACHI, Pakistan, November 10, 2017 – Shipbreaking plot no. 54 in Gadani, Pakistan, was sealed off Thursday after a massive fire broke out aboard the ship ACES. No casualties were reported. This is the same floating oil production...

 

2017: One of Earth’s Top Three Hottest Years

2017: One of Earth’s Top Three Hottest Years

  BONN, Germany, November 6, 2017 (ENS) – The year 2017 is very likely to be one of the three hottest years on record, with catastrophic hurricanes and floods, heatwaves and drought, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s...

 

UN Global Climate Meeting Races Against Time

UN Global Climate Meeting Races Against Time

  BONN, Germany, November 5, 2017 (ENS) – One year after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the United Nations’ Bonn Climate Conference opening on Monday, will be a chance for nations to showcase...

 

The $10 Trillion Resource North Korea Can’t Tap

The $10 Trillion Resource North Korea Can’t Tap

  By Nick Cunningham LONDON, UK, November 2, 2017 (ENS) – North Korea may not have proven petroleum reserves, but it’s estimated that the secluded belligerent nation sits on reserves of more than 200 minerals, including rare...

 

One Deep Sea Wind Farm Could Power Entire World

One Deep Sea Wind Farm Could Power Entire World

  STANFORD, California, November 1, 2017 (ENS) – The whole world could be powered by one deep-sea wind farm stretching across the North Atlantic Ocean, finds new research from doctors Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie...

 

Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Highest in 800,000 Years

Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Highest in 800,000 Years

  GENEVA, Switzerland, October 30, 2017 (ENS) – Concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere surged at record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years, the World Meteorological Organization says in...

 

Companies Upgrade Sustainability Disclosures

Companies Upgrade Sustainability Disclosures

  LONDON, UK, October 27, 2017 (ENS) – Top global companies are making measurable improvements in sustainability reporting, finds the latest Reporting matters study from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, WBCSD. Spanning...

 

African Elephant Poaching Down, Ivory Seizures Up

African Elephant Poaching Down, Ivory Seizures Up

  GENEVA, Switzerland, October 26, 2017 (ENS) – Elephant poaching in Africa continued trending downward in 2016, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES, reported this week. Records show the highest level...

 

Flooding Swamps 1st Native American Climate Refugees

Flooding Swamps 1st Native American Climate Refugees

  SEATTLE, Washington, October 24, 2017 (ENS) – On the front lines of coastal erosion and the effects of global warming, Rising sea levels and human activities are quickly creating a worst case scenario for Native Americans of the...

 

Presidents Honor Disaster Volunteers as Points of Light

Presidents Honor Disaster Volunteers as Points of Light

  COLLEGE STATION, Texas, October 18, 2017 (ENS) – Five volunteers who performed outstanding work in their communities following the devastation of recent hurricanes in the Southeastern United States and in the Caribbean will receive...

 

Greenpeace Seeks Viewers’ Votes in Documentary Festival

Greenpeace Seeks Viewers’ Votes in Documentary Festival

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, October 17, 2017 (ENS) – The international nonprofit Greenpeace is running an online festival of documentaries to raise awareness of environmental issues and highlight solutions throughout the world....

 

Pope: Conflict, Climate Change Cause Worldwide Hunger

Pope: Conflict, Climate Change Cause Worldwide Hunger

  ROME, Italy, October 16, 2017 (ENS) – Pope Francis today urged governments around the world to work together to make emigration a safer and more voluntary choice, saying that food security for everyone requires tackling climate...

 

Mexico Launches Vaquita Roundup Using U.S. Dolphins

Mexico Launches Vaquita Roundup Using U.S. Dolphins

  SAN FELIPE, Mexico, October 13, 2017 (ENS) – An international team of experts has gathered in San Felipe at the request of the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, and has begun a unique plan to save from extinction...

 

Obama’s Clean Power Plan on Trump Chopping Block

Obama’s Clean Power Plan on Trump Chopping Block

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 12, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is proposing to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electrical power...

 

Wild California Fires Claim 17 Lives, Blister Vineyards

Wild California Fires Claim 17 Lives, Blister Vineyards

  SACRAMENTO, California, October 10, 2017 (ENS) – At least 20,000 people have fled their homes, as 17 wildfires rage on in eight counties across northern California’s wine country. Vineyards are scorched, forests have gone...

 

Brothers in Wildlife Crime Arrested in Malawi

Brothers in Wildlife Crime Arrested in Malawi

  LILONGWE, Malawi, October 7, 2017 (ENS) – Two brothers who are among East Africa’s most wanted wildlife criminals were arrested in Malawi this week on charges of attempting to smuggle hundreds of elephant tusks, according to Interpol,...

 

Asian Songbirds Vanishing Into Cages

Asian Songbirds Vanishing Into Cages

  EMMEN, The Netherlands, October 1, 2017 (ENS) – The songbirds of Asia are disappearing from their native forests as increasingly wealthy Asians satisfy their desire to own a brilliantly colored singing bird. “The Asian songbird...

 
 
 
 

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