Seoul Tops Carbon Footprint List of 13,000 Cities

TRONDHEIM, Norway, May 31, 2018 (ENS) – Seoul, South Korea, with its 21 million people, leads the world in its global carbon footprint, finds a new study that ranks 13,000 cities globally based on their carbon footprints. A city’s carbon footprint is the total amount of the heat-trapping greenhouse gas carbon dioxide it produces. […]


Canada Rescues Embattled Kinder Morgan Pipeline Project

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 31, 2018 (ENS) – The Government of Canada has agreed to purchase the controversial Kinder Morgan Canada Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, TMEP, for C$4.5 billion. Opponents fear heavy crude oil spills along the land route and at sea. […]

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Trump Sued to Restore Migratory Bird Protections

WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2018 (ENS) – A coalition of national environmental groups today filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York challenging the Trump Administration’s move to eliminate longstanding protections for waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. […]

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Hawaiian Volcano Sends Ash Cloud Six Miles High

HILO, Hawaii, May 18, 2018 (ENS) – Before dawn on Thursday morning, an explosion or series of explosions from the Overlook vent within Halemaumau crater at Kilauea Volcano’s summit produced a volcanic cloud that reached as high as 30,000 feet, about six miles, into the air, National Weather Service radar shows. […]


Bonn Climate Talks Wrap With Meager Progress

BONN, Germany, May 11, 2018 (ENS) – It was a record-hot April in Germany, where governments Thursday concluded two weeks of talks aimed at preparing the Paris Agreement’s operational guidelines for adoption at the annual United Nations climate conference set for Katowice, Poland in December. […]

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Hawaii Volcano May Force Large-scale Evacuation

HONOLULU, Hawaii, May 9, 2018 (ENS) – The continued eruption of Kilauea Volcano and earthquakes on the Big Island of Hawaii have prompted Governor David Ige to sign a formal Presidential Disaster Declaration request, asking the president to release funds to help the state cope with the crisis. […]


Nations Prepare to Implement Paris Climate Agreement

BONN, Germany, May 9, 2018 (ENS) – “We need to dramatically increase our ambitions. We are witnessing the severe impacts of climate change throughout the world,” said Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change Patricia Espinosa of Brazil, at a news conference in Bonn. […]


WHO Reports ‘Alarming’ Death Toll From Air Pollution

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 2, 2018 (ENS) – Nine out of every 10 people worldwide breathe air containing high levels of pollutants and millions die as a result, according to new data from the World Health Organization released today. Updated estimates reveal what WHO calls “an alarming death toll” of seven million people every year. […]

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Taking Aim at Space Junk

By Sunny Lewis GUILDFORD, Surrey, United Kingdom, April 30, 2018 ( News) – The first in-space test of technologies to clean up the thousands of pieces of space junk orbiting […]


States Sue EPA Over Roll-Back of Clean Car Standard

WASHINGTON, DC, May 1, 2018 (ENS) – Today, 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to weaken emissions standards for cars. The lawsuit accuses the agency of violating the Clean Air Act with its plan to roll back Obama-era mileage regulations on vehicles. […]