Air/Climate

Protecting Whales Can Help Avert Climate Change

Protecting Whales Can Help Avert Climate Change

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 6, 2019 (ENS) – A fresh perspective on the world’s whale population could be “earth-changing,” writes the World Economic Forum’s Katharine Rooney in a new article on how whales can...

 

COP25: Rescue of Earth’s Climate Hangs in the Balance

COP25: Rescue of Earth’s Climate Hangs in the Balance

  MADRID, Spain, December 3, 2019 (ENS) – The 25th annual UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, opened Monday in Madrid with many delegates sharing a sense of urgency to make progress on climate action before the Paris Climate Agreement...

 

Greenhouse Gases Hit Yet Another Record High

Greenhouse Gases Hit Yet Another Record High

  GENEVA, Switzerland, November 26, 2019 (ENS) – Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization, WMO. This continuing long-term trend...

 

Violence in Chile Pushes UN Climate Conference to Spain

Violence in Chile Pushes UN Climate Conference to Spain

  SANTIAGO, Chile, November 6, 2019 (ENS) – Violent anti-government protests that have left at least 18 people dead, have cost Chile its role as host country for this year’s 10-day UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) due to...

 

Met Police Ban Climate Protesters From London

Met Police Ban Climate Protesters From London

  LONDON, UK, October 15, 2019 (ENS) – London’s Metropolitan Police Service Monday banned demonstrations by the climate change protest movement Extinction Rebellion in central London, under Section 14 of the Public Order Act...

 

Big City Mayors Support Global Green New Deal

Big City Mayors Support Global Green New Deal

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, October 14, 2019 (ENS) – The mayors of many of the world’s largest cities have announced their support for a Global Green New Deal and declared their recognition that the Earth is gripped by a global climate...

 

UN Climate Action Summit Yields Rich Funding Promises

UN Climate Action Summit Yields Rich Funding Promises

  NEW YORK, New York, September 24, 2019 (ENS) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned world leaders not to come to his landmark Climate Action Summit with beautiful speeches alone, but to present plans for cutting greenhouse...

 

Pledges of Climate Healing Resound at Climate Week NYC

Pledges of Climate Healing Resound at Climate Week NYC

  NEW YORK, New York, September 23, 2019 (ENS) – “California is significantly outperforming the United States of America in GDP growth over a five-year period – not despite our environmental strategies, but because of our...

 

Leaders at UN Climate Action Summit Hear Brutal Truths

Leaders at UN Climate Action Summit Hear Brutal Truths

  NEW YORK, New York, September 23, 2019 (ENS) – Speaking at the opening of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on Monday, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, was blunt in her criticism of world leaders, telling...

 

Millions March in Youth-Led Global Climate Strike

Millions March in Youth-Led Global Climate Strike

  NEW YORK, New York, September 21, 2019 (ENS) – At least four million people went on climate strike in 140 countries across the world, shattering previous records for turnout numbers, in an all-out effort to demonstrate their alarm...

 

Health Care’s Big Global Climate Footprint

Health Care’s Big Global Climate Footprint

  LONDON, UK, September 13, 2019 (ENS) – If the global health care sector were a country, it would be the fifth-largest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet, according to a new report by Health Care Without Harm in collaboration with...

 

Youth Maps Hopeful Path to Climate Action

Youth Maps Hopeful Path to Climate Action

  NEW YORK, New York, September 10, 2019 (ENS) – Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, author of the new book “No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference,” arrived in New York on August 28 after two weeks crossing the Atlantic...

 

Climate Change Undercutting World Food Security

Climate Change Undercutting World Food Security

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 8, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change is pressuring all four pillars of the world’s food security: availability (yield and production), access (prices and ability to obtain food), utilization (nutrition...

 

Wildlife Changing Too Slowly to Survive Climate Change

Wildlife Changing Too Slowly to Survive Climate Change

  BERLIN, Germany, July 23, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change can threaten species and extinctions can impact ecosystem health, so it is of vital importance to assess how animals respond to changing environmental conditions, and whether...

 

Democratic Debaters Wrestle With Climate Change

Democratic Debaters Wrestle With Climate Change

  MIAMI, Florida, June 29, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change was on the formal presidential debate agenda for the first time as 20 Democratic presidential candidates with their hopes pinned to the 2020 election debated for the first time...

 

Himalayan Glaciers’ Melt Doubled Since Year 2000

Himalayan Glaciers’ Melt Doubled Since Year 2000

  NEW YORK, New York, June 21, 2019 (ENS) – The melting of Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has accelerated sharply since the start of the 21st century, comprehensive new research shows. Climate change is eroding...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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