Air/Climate

Cruise Ships Pollute Port City Air More Than Cars

Cruise Ships Pollute Port City Air More Than Cars

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 11, 2019 (ENS) – Cruise ships are choking Europe’s port cities, with the biggest cruise company, Carnival Corporation, emitting 10 times more sulphur oxides (SOx) than all of Europe’s 260 million cars,...

 

World Environment Day: Clean Air to Stabilize Climate

World Environment Day: Clean Air to Stabilize Climate

  NEW YORK, New York, June 6, 2019 (ENS) – “It is time to act decisively. My message to governments is clear: tax pollution; end fossil fuel subsidies; and stop building new coal plants. We need a green economy, not a grey economy,”...

 

US Fertilizer Plants Emit 100 Times the Methane Reported

US Fertilizer Plants Emit 100 Times the Methane Reported

  ITHACA, New York, June 6, 2019 (ENS) – Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from the ammonia fertilizer industry have been greatly underestimated, finds new research from Cornell University and the nonprofit Environmental...

 

West Antarctic Glaciers Unstable, Melting Into the Sea

West Antarctic Glaciers Unstable, Melting Into the Sea

  LEEDS, England, UK, May 16, 2019 (ENS) – The warming of ocean waters over the 25 years between 1992 and 2017 have caused the glacier ice in West Antarctica to thin so rapidly that 24 percent of the region’s ancient ice is...

 

Earth’s Most Famous Glaciers Could Melt Away by 2100

Earth’s Most Famous Glaciers Could Melt Away by 2100

  GLAND, Switzerland, May 10, 2019 (ENS) – Glaciers are forecast to vanish from almost half of all UNESCO World Heritage sites if business-as-usual greenhouse gas emissions continue, finds the first global study of World Heritage...

 

Beto O’Rourke’s $5 Trillion Climate Crisis Plan

Beto O’Rourke’s $5 Trillion Climate Crisis Plan

  YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California, April 29, 2019 (ENS) – Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke today proposed a climate change action plan that would mobilize $5 trillion over 10 years, require net-zero emissions...

 

Earth Day 2019 Marked By Climate Concerns

Earth Day 2019 Marked By Climate Concerns

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2019 (ENS) – “Our magnificent planet is always ready for its close-up,” says the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA. Today, on Earth Day, April 22, NASA wants you to share...

 

Melting Glaciers Reveal Everest Graveyard

Melting Glaciers Reveal Everest Graveyard

  KATHMANDU, Nepal, March 22, 2019 (ENS) – The snow and ice that has shrouded Mount Everest for thousands of years is melting in the warming climate, exposing the bodies of climbers who have lost their lives on the world’s highest...

 

Judge: Fracking Permits Must Count Future Climate Impact

Judge: Fracking Permits Must Count Future Climate Impact

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 20, 2019 (ENS) – A federal judge late Tuesday rejected the lease of certain public lands for fracking and ordered a halt to drilling on more than 300,000 acres in Wyoming until the Bureau of Land Management...

 

Student Climate Strikers: Don’t Burn Our Future

Student Climate Strikers: Don’t Burn Our Future

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 15, 2019 (ENS) – Millions of young people in 123 countries are skipping classes and staying out of school today on a strike for immediate government action to curb climate change before the planet becomes uninhabitable...

 

Climate Tipping Point Could Occur Sooner Than We Think

Climate Tipping Point Could Occur Sooner Than We Think

  NEW YORK, New York, January 23, 2019 (ENS) – A Columbia Engineering study, published today in the journal “Nature,” confirms the urgency of tackling climate change. Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018,...

 

U.S. States to Cap and Trade Transport Emissions

U.S. States to Cap and Trade Transport Emissions

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2019 (ENS) – All along the U.S. Atlantic coast, nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia have decided to jointly develop cleaner transportation systems that reduce congestion,...

 

New Speaker Pelosi Creates Select Climate Committee

New Speaker Pelosi Creates Select Climate Committee

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 3, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change was front and center as California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was today re-elected to a second term as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Democrats took control of that...

 

COP24 Approves Paris Climate Agreement Work Program

COP24 Approves Paris Climate Agreement Work Program

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 17, 2018 (ENS) – The nearly 200 governments gathered in Katowice for the United Nations COP24 climate change conference early Sunday adopted a set of implementing guidelines for the landmark 2015 Paris...

 

COP24: Cooler Climate Could Save a Million Lives a Year

COP24: Cooler Climate Could Save a Million Lives a Year

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 5, 2018 (ENS) – Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone, finds a new World Health Organization...

 

Billions Pledged for Climate at Poland’s COP24

Billions Pledged for Climate at Poland’s COP24

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 4, 2018 (ENS) – Heads of state and government, diplomats and climate scientists, economists and bankers have gathered in Katowice for the UN’s annual climate conference, and this one is anything...

 

UN: Global Emissions Gap Widens Despite Climate Efforts

UN: Global Emissions Gap Widens Despite Climate Efforts

  NAIROBI, Kenya, November 27, 2018 (ENS) – Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose again in 2017 after a three year pause, pinpointing the urgent need for countries to deliver on the Paris Agreement to keep global warming to 2°C...

 

Dire Climate Warnings: Dems Listen, Learn; GOP Denies

Dire Climate Warnings: Dems Listen, Learn; GOP Denies

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 25, 2018 (ENS) – A bombshell of a report from the federal government that finds global warming is creating new risks and aggravating current vulnerabilities across the United States, is being shrugged off...

 

Ozone Layer Slowly Healing Thanks to Montreal Protocol

Ozone Layer Slowly Healing Thanks to Montreal Protocol

  QUITO, Ecuador, November 5, 2018 (ENS) – Actions taken by countries under the Montreal Protocol have led to the start of recovery for the stratospheric ozone layer and the healing of the ozone hole at Earth’s south pole, finds...

 

Climate Scientists: 20 Years to Limit Global Warming

Climate Scientists: 20 Years to Limit Global Warming

  INCHEON, South Korea, October 8, 2018 (ENS) – Humankind has just 20 years to confine global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, and that will require rapid, far-reaching, unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,...

 
 
 
 

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