EU Lawmakers Demand Real-World Diesel Emissions Tests

BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 24 2015 (ENS) – The European Commission is calling for full disclosure, zero tolerance and strict compliance with EU rules on pollutant emissions in view of the fact that Volkswagen used “defeat device” software to circumvent emissions standards for certain air pollutants. […]

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Sage-Grouse Denied Endangered Species Listing

DENVER, Colorado, September 22, 2015 (ENS) – The greater sage-grouse does not face the risk of extinction “now or in the foreseeable future” so the bird does not need protection under the Endangered Species Act at this time, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided. Voluntary conservation efforts will be sufficient to keep the species alive. […]

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Chilean Quake Claims 13 Lives, One Million Evacuated

SANTIAGO, Chile, September 17, 2015 (ENS) – Thirteen people died and one million others were forced to flee after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck off Chile’s central coast Wednesday night. But wise investments in emergency preparedness saved lives and property, officials said. […]

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Global Deforestation Slows But Forests Still Shrinking

DURBAN, South Africa, September 15, 2015 (ENS) – Over the past 25 years the rate of global deforestation has slowed by more than 50 percent, even though the world’s forests continue to shrink as populations increase and forested land is developed, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization reports. […]


Obama’s Climate Policy in Political Pressure Cooker

WASHINGTON, DC, September 8, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama’s efforts to curb U.S. carbon emissions and forge a global consensus for action to reverse climate change before it’s too late go farther than any U.S. president has ever gone. But Obama is under pressure from both sides to change his position. […]

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Ten Carbon Majors Support Global Climate Deal

LONDON, UK, September 7, 2015 (ENS) – Ten of the world’s largest fossil fuel producers support an international deal at this year’s UN climate conference in Paris that will limit climate warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to the nonprofit Carbon Disclosure Project. […]

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Australia Lets Climate Polluters Evade ‘Safeguard’

CANBERRA, Australia, September 6, 2015 (ENS) – The Abbott Government is calling for public comment on the proposed rules for its Emissions Reduction Fund safeguard mechanism issued Wednesday. Critics say minimal compliance obligations will allow emissions to grow 20 percent by 2030. […]