Archive for: December, 2015

North Pole Melting, Storms Ravage United States

North Pole Melting, Storms Ravage United States

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 30, 2015 (ENS) – The same storm system responsible for the extreme weather that claimed 43 lives in seven states over the past week has caused temperatures to rise about 50 degrees Fahrenheit above normal...

 

Obama Signs Ban on Microbeads in Beauty Products

Obama Signs Ban on Microbeads in Beauty Products

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 29, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama Monday signed into law a bill phasing out the manufacture of facewash, toothpaste and shampoo containing plastic microbeads by July 1, 2017 and the sale of these products...

 

U.S. Protects Lions Under Endangered Species Act

U.S. Protects Lions Under Endangered Species Act

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 26, 2015 (ENS) – In response to the steep decline of lion populations in the wild, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is listing two lion subspecies under the Endangered Species Act. Panthera leo leo,...

 

EU Parliament Creates Diesel Emissions Inquiry Panel

EU Parliament Creates Diesel Emissions Inquiry Panel

  STRASBOURG, France, December 17, 2015 (ENS) – The European Parliament has decided to set up a 45-member inquiry committee to investigate breaches of EU rules on car emission tests and alleged failures by EU member states and the...

 

World’s Lakes Warming Faster Than Air or Oceans

World’s Lakes Warming Faster Than Air or Oceans

  TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, December 16, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change has led to warming of lakes at a rapid rate, even faster than the air or the oceans, says York University biologist Sapna Sharma, lead author of a new global study. In...

 

World Opinion Supports Paris Climate Agreement

World Opinion Supports Paris Climate Agreement

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2015 (ENS) – The world has warmly received the breakthrough Paris Climate Agreement reached Saturday in Paris that for the first time, unites wealthy nations and poorer ones to take common climate action. Politicians...

 

COP21: Nations Adopt World’s First Global Climate Pact

COP21: Nations Adopt World’s First Global Climate Pact

  PARIS, France, December 12, 2015 (ENS) – With hugs, kisses and applause, ministers and official delegates from 195 countries tonight celebrated their approval of the Paris Climate Agreement, an historic document that commits the...

 

10,000+ in Paris Streets for ‘Red Lines’ Climate March

10,000+ in Paris Streets for ‘Red Lines’ Climate March

  PARIS, France, December 12, 2015 (ENS) – With the official UN climate negotiations still underway, thousands of people took to the streets of Paris this morning. Holding red flowers, umbrellas and banners, they created red lines...

 

COP21 Forgot Farm Animals

COP21 Forgot Farm Animals

  By Judith Needham, J.D., LL.M., MPH PARIS, France, December 11, 2015 (ENS) – Dame Jane Goodall travels the globe 300+ days each year – with a cow – a small black and white stuffed toy. The British scientist and UN Messenger...

 

COP21: Ministers Steer Toward Zero-emission Mobility

COP21: Ministers Steer Toward Zero-emission Mobility

  PARIS, France, December 11, 2015 (ENS) – Ministers and senior representatives from the auto industry, civil society and international organizations Tuesday called for a rapid move to zero-emission vehicles as a key component of...

 

COP21: Ministers Craft Climate Deal in All Night Talks

COP21: Ministers Craft Climate Deal in All Night Talks

  PARIS, France, December 10, 2015 (ENS) – Climate negotiators from throughout the world worked all night into Thursday morning to forge an historic agreement that will involve every country in a global effort to put the brakes on...

 

A Climate Change Competition Without a Winner

A Climate Change Competition Without a Winner

  By Judith Needham, J.D., LL.M., MPH PARIS, France, December 9, 2015 (ENS) – For the 11th consecutive year, Climate Action Network Europe and Germanwatch this week released the 2016 Climate Change Performance Index, CCPI, research...

 

COP21: Paris Climate Outcome Draft Sparks Protests

COP21: Paris Climate Outcome Draft Sparks Protests

  PARIS, France, December 9, 2015 (ENS) – With just two days to go before the United Nations COP21 climate talks in Paris are scheduled to conclude, it’s crunch time for the negotiating ministers. COP21 delegate worries over...

 

Business Climate Changes Show ‘Unstoppable Momentum’

Business Climate Changes Show ‘Unstoppable Momentum’

  PARIS, France, December 8, 2015 (ENS) – An unprecedented coalition of the world’s major financial institutions met on the sidelines of the United Nations COP21 climate talks in Paris Monday and agreed to adopt five Principles...

 

Environmental Pioneer Maurice Strong Mourned at COP21

Environmental Pioneer Maurice Strong Mourned at COP21

  PARIS, France, December 8, 2015 (ENS) – Urgent as the Paris climate conference is, the delegates paused today to pay tribute to the life, vision and accomplishments of Maurice Frederick Strong, who passed away November 28, on the...

 

COP21: Global Green Bank Network Debuts in Paris

COP21: Global Green Bank Network Debuts in Paris

  PARIS, France, December 7, 2015 (ENS) – Six green banks and two nonprofit groups today announced they are establishing a Green Bank Network to bring billions of dollars in new investments to support renewable energy and energy efficiency...

 

China Fights Smog With Soaring Electric Car Sales

China Fights Smog With Soaring Electric Car Sales

  BEIJING, China, December 7, 2015 (ENS) – Electric car sales in China are expected to reach 220,000 to 250,000 this year, surpassing the United States to rank first worldwide, according to the latest projection from the China Association...

 

New Camera Measures Greenhouse Gases

New Camera Measures Greenhouse Gases

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, December 6, 2015 (ENS) – Global warming will happen faster than previously believed, finds new research from Swedish scientists that measures natural methane emissions in a warming world using a unique camera...

 

Global Citizens Tribunal to Put Monsanto on Trial

Global Citizens Tribunal to Put Monsanto on Trial

  PARIS, France, December 6, 2015 (ENS) – Global food, farming and environmental justice groups are joining forces to put biotech crop giant Monsanto on trial for ecocide and crimes against nature and humanity at the International...

 

Guide to Paris Climate Talks: Halftime Notes

Guide to Paris Climate Talks: Halftime Notes

  By Judith Needham, J.D., LL.M., MPH WASHINGTON, DC, December 6, 2015 (ENS) – The 2015 meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, is just past the halfway mark. Although many observers expect the...

 
 
 
 

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