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Land Use/Forests

Planet Earth Needs a Trillion New Trees

LONDON, UK, November 28, 2017 (ENS) – Three of world’s largest conservation organizations – BirdLife International, the Wildlife Conservation Society and WWF – have just launched an unprecedented 25-year tree planting and restoration effort they are calling the Trillion Trees program. […]

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Volvo and Uber Partner to Roll Out Self-Driving Cars

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, November 27, 2017 (ENS) – Within a very few years, when you call for an Uber ride, a self-driving vehicle will show up at your door. Volvo Cars has signed an agreement with the ride sharing company to sell Uber tens of thousands of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021. […]


On-Grid Solar Power Comes to Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, November 26, 2017 (ENS) – With about 300 sunny days every year, Afghanistan is well situated for solar power, and soon the country will be generating electricity with its first industrial-scale solar photovoltaic array. […]


Urgency Propels Climate Actions, Funding at COP23

BONN, Germany, November 20, 2017 (ENS) – A multi-faceted new surge of climate actions and financing was announced by countries, cities, states, regions, businesses and civil society during COP23, the UN annual climate conference, which closed early Saturday morning in Bonn. […]


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. […]

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Ireland, India, Italy Ban Wild Animals in Circuses

DUBLIN, Ireland, November 13, 2017 (ENS) – December 2017 is the last month when wild animals in circuses can legally be shown to Irish audiences. Michael Creed, Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has signed regulations banning the use of wild animals in circuses that perform in Ireland. […]


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. […]

At Risk

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. […]

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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. […]


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 Institution for Science at Stanford University, California. […]