G7 Leaders Promise ‘Urgent’ Climate Action

KRUEN, Germany, June 8, 2015 (ENS) – Leaders of the G7 nations today pledged to take “urgent and concrete action” on climate change this year, including a new legally-binding climate agreement to be hammered out at the UN Climate Summit in Paris in December. […]


World Governments Are Limiting Carbon Emissions

BONN, Germany, June 7, 2015 (ENS) – Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, finds a new study published by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science. […]

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Losing Farmland, Taiwan Seeks to Limit Development

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 7, 2015 (ENS) – Prime farmland is being lost to development across Taiwan, posing threats of food shortages and environmental pollution and causing farmland prices to soar. To keep farmland for agriculture, rules that limit purchase or construction of farmhouses to farmers could take effect as early as June 30. […]

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Musician Jack Johnson Named UNEP Goodwill Ambassador

ELEUTHERA, The Bahamas, June 5, 2015 (ENS) – Jack Johnson, the multi-platinum recording artist, acclaimed for his environmental work, was appointed United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, Goodwill Ambassador today, during a ceremony on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera. […]


World Environment Day: UN Asks Us Each for One Change

NEW YORK, New York, June 5, 2015 (ENS) – Many of the Earth’s ecosystems are approaching “critical tipping points,” the United Nations warned today, World Environment Day. The world body accompanied the warning with an invitation to each of the planet’s 7.247 billion people to mark the day by making one change towards responsible consumption of resources. […]

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San Diego Electric Vehicle Grid Pilot Wins Wide Support

SAN DIEGO, California, June 5, 2015 (ENS) – San Diego Gas & Electric and automakers, electric vehicle service providers, public interest environmental groups and labor unions Wednesday signed a formal agreement in support of the utility’s innovative Electric Vehicle Grid-Integration pilot project. […]


Glacier Ice in Everest Region Could Vanish by 2100

MUNICH, Germany, June 3, 2015 (ENS) – If greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, glaciers in the Mount Everest region of the Himalayas could melt away in this century, a team of researchers in Nepal, France and the Netherlands has found. […]

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High-Speed Rail a Priority for New UK Government

LEEDS, UK, June 2, 2015 (ENS) – Billions in transport investment to end the decades-old economic gap between north and south is a top priority for the UK’s newly elected Conservative government, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin pledged to northern and midland leaders Monday. […]