Air/Climate

Biden Invites 40 World Leaders to Climate Summit

Biden Invites 40 World Leaders to Climate Summit

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2021 (ENS) – President Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders to participate in a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate he will host on Earth Day April 22 and on the following day April 23, fulfilling a promise...

 

Canada’s Top Court Upholds Trudeau’s Carbon Tax

Canada’s Top Court Upholds Trudeau’s Carbon Tax

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, March 25, 2021 (ENS) – In a political win for Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Supreme Court of Canada today ruled that the Liberal Government’s carbon tax law is constitutional because...

 

Russian Tanker First to Sail Arctic Sea Route in Winter

Russian Tanker First to Sail Arctic Sea Route in Winter

  ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, February 22, 2021 (ENS) – The Arctic’s icy Northern Sea Route is melting, allowing the Russian icebreaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie to complete her experimental round trip voyage across the...

 

America Rejoins World Accord to Limit Climate Crisis

America Rejoins World Accord to Limit Climate Crisis

  NEW YORK, New York, February 21, 2021 (ENS) – The community of nations welcomed the United States back into the Paris Climate Accord on Friday with the approval of American conservationists, politicians on both sides of the aisle...

 

Dow Chemical Fined Millions for Illegal Flaring

Dow Chemical Fined Millions for Illegal Flaring

  HAHNVILLE, Louisiana, February 18, 2021 (ENS) – Thousands of tons of air pollution emitted in flares by four manufacturing facilities in Texas and Louisiana will be reduced under a settlement reached by the companies in January...

 

Changing Climate Top Threat to Natural World Heritage

Changing Climate Top Threat to Natural World Heritage

  GLAND, Switzerland, February 17, 2021 (ENS) – Climate change is now the biggest threat to natural World Heritage sites with their incomparable landscapes, rare ecological processes, critical habitat and exceptional biodiversity,...

 

Youth Climate Case Headed for U.S. Supreme Court

Youth Climate Case Headed for U.S. Supreme Court

  EUGENE, Oregon, February 10, 2021 (ENS) – The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, without explanation, today denied the request of 21 young people to have a full panel of the court hear their climate case against the U.S. Government. “We...

 

Emergency or Not? Peoples’ Climate Vote Polls 1.2 Million

Emergency or Not? Peoples’ Climate Vote Polls 1.2 Million

  NEW YORK, New York, January 27, 2021 (ENS) – “Urgent climate action has broad support amongst people around the globe, across nationalities, age, gender and education levels,” declared United Nations Development Programme...

 

World Leaders Reach for Climate Adaptation Strategies

World Leaders Reach for Climate Adaptation Strategies

  THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, January 26, 2021 (ENS) – As Earth’s climate heats up, a new international coalition is forming to tackle the impacts of global climate change, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday. Johnson...

 

Teens Press Climate Cases in Courts Across the World

Teens Press Climate Cases in Courts Across the World

  EUGENE, Oregon, January 25, 2021 (ENS) – Climate change is worsening by the year, threatening to make the planet unliveable for people now in their teens and early twenties. Because government actions are often at the root of climate...

 

‘Reset Earth’ Animated Film, Game Aims to Inspire Gen Z

‘Reset Earth’ Animated Film, Game Aims to Inspire Gen Z

  NAIROBI, Kenya, January 21, 2021 (ENS) – The United Nations Ozone Secretariat is about the last place a Gen Zer might look for a fun new mobile game, but that’s about to change on Sunday, January 24, World Education Day, when...

 

Day One: President Biden to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

Day One: President Biden to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2021 (ENS) – President-elect Joe Biden has a busy day planned for Inauguration Day Wednesday, January 20. A series of executive orders expected from President Biden on his first day in office include...

 

Biden’s Green Team Takes Shape With Race, Gender Firsts

Biden’s Green Team Takes Shape With Race, Gender Firsts

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 13, 2021 (ENS) – President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office on January 20 at noon, has nominated a team of seasoned environmental leaders to fill his Cabinet in positions that will impact the Earth’s...

 

Guterres Urges Quick Shift: Fossil Fuels to Renewables

Guterres Urges Quick Shift: Fossil Fuels to Renewables

  NEW YORK, New York, January 11, 2021 (ENS) – Building a global coalition for carbon neutrality by mid-century will be the United Nation’s “central objective,” the UN’s top official told an online climate conference...

 

New Trump EPA Rule Slow-Walks Clean Air Regulations

New Trump EPA Rule Slow-Walks Clean Air Regulations

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 9, 2020 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today finalized a procedural rule that the agency says will “improve the rulemaking process under the Clean Air Act by establishing requirements...

 

GM Quits Trump Suit to Strip California’s Emissions Control

GM Quits Trump Suit to Strip California’s Emissions Control

  DETROIT, Michigan, November 25, 2020 (ENS) – General Motors CEO Mary Barra said on Monday the company is pulling out of a lawsuit led by the Trump administration against California over the state’s right to set its own fuel economy...

 

John Kerry to Head Biden Administration’s Climate Team

John Kerry to Head Biden Administration’s Climate Team

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 23, 2020 (ENS) – President-elect Joe Biden today announced key members of his foreign policy and national security team including, for the first time, a Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. To fill this...

 

Wary Funders Drop Proposed South African Coal Plant

Wary Funders Drop Proposed South African Coal Plant

  CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 19, 2020 (ENS) – “Major climate impacts and exorbitant costs have sounded the death knell” for one of the last new proposed coal-fired power stations in South Africa – Thabametsi...

 

Bezos Opens $10 Billion Earth Fund With Climate Grants

Bezos Opens $10 Billion Earth Fund With Climate Grants

  SEATTLE, Washington, November 17, 2020 (ENS) – Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s wealthiest person, is giving nearly $800 million to 16 environmental groups in the first donations from his $10 billion Earth Fund. In February,...

 

President-elect Biden to Restore U.S. Climate Leadership

President-elect Biden to Restore U.S. Climate Leadership

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 8, 2020 (ENS) – Joseph R. Biden Jr. was declared President-elect of the United States on Saturday after slow, meticulous vote-counting that kept the nation on edge for four days. Biden, the Democrat from...

 
 
 
 

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