India Launches International Solar Alliance at COP21

PARIS, France, November 30, 2015 (ENS) – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the newly formed International Solar Alliance at the opening day of the COP21 climate talks in Paris, inviting 120 countries with ample sunlight to implement solar projects and infrastructure. […]

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COP21 Paris Opens With Hope and Determination

PARIS, France, November 30, 2015 (ENS) – The United Nations’ two-week climate conference opened here today with a bouquet of speeches from world leaders, billions in funding pledges, and innovative ideas to help humanity battle climate change. […]


570,000 March for Climate, Just Empty Shoes in Paris

PARIS, France, November 29, 2015 (ENS) – On the eve of the Paris Climate Summit, more than 570,000 people around the world took to the streets this weekend for a record-breaking Global Climate March. They sent a message to world leaders meeting in Paris Monday “to scale up action on climate change.” […]

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Guide to Paris Climate Talks: Newbie Green Climate Fund

WASHINGTON, DC, November 29, 2015 (ENS) – The phrase “climate financing” makes even the most dedicated observer yawn. But not so quick … resist the urge. Flows of money from richer to poorer nations through entities like the new Green Climate Fund will be an important part of any global warming fix. […]

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China Backs Malawi’s Wildlife Crime Crusade

LILONGWE, Malawi, November 25, 2015 (ENS) – The Chinese Embassy in the central African country of Malawi has thrown its full weight behind the “Stop Wildlife Crime” campaign by sealing a partnership with pioneer campaigners Lilongwe Wildlife Trust and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife. […]


U.S. Approves First Transgenic Animal for Human Food

WASHINGTON, DC, November 20, 2015 (ENS) – Over the objections of millions of Americans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a genetically engineered animal food. Atlantic salmon engineered for faster than normal growth was approved by the agency for sale, no label required. […]


Guide to Paris Climate Talks: People to Watch

WASHINGTON, DC, November 20, 2015 (ENS) – In 10 days, world leaders will convene in Paris to forge a first universal, legally-binding pact to limit climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions. With many sticking points still unresolved after years of negotiating, completing an agreement hinges on the interaction of personalities around the table. […]


Paris Terrorist Attacks Shut Down Climate Marchers

PARIS, France, November 19, 2015 (ENS) – The French government has forbidden the planned climate march and civil demonstrations in Paris that were to have involved hundreds of thousands of people trying to motivate climate negotiators to write a strong agreement to halt global warming. […]


NOAA: Last Month Was the Warmest October in History

WASHINGTON, DC, November 15, 2015 (ENS) – With just 12 days until the United Nations climate conference in Paris, where world leaders are expected to agree on a legally-binding pact to limit climate change, U.S. scientists today said October 2015 was the warmest October on record. […]

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Australian Court Fines Japanese Whalers A$1 Million

SYDNEY, Australia, November 18, 2015 (ENS) – In a momentous victory for whales, the Australian Federal Court has found a Japanese whaling company guilty of contempt of court for killing minke whales in the Australian Whale Sanctuary, in violation of a 2008 injunction and Australian law. […]


Guide to Paris Climate Talks: The Sticking Points

WASHINGTON, DC, November 12, 2015 (ENS) – From November 30 through December 11, the world will gather in Paris to approve a new universal agreement limiting greenhouse gas emissions that is legally binding upon all nations, developed and developing alike. Here are the basic facts for understanding this crucial meeting. […]

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Top Talent Headlines ‘World Is Watching’ Climate Show

WASHINGTON, DC, November 12, 2015 (ENS) – Pharrell Williams, Elton John, Fall Out Boy, Hozier, Mumford and Sons, Neil Young, Walk the Moon, Vance Joy, Bon Jovi, Florence & The Machine, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and Duran Duran are among the musicians and entertainers who will perform… […]