Air/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...

 

UN Virtual Climate Dialogues to Fill COP26 Gap

UN Virtual Climate Dialogues to Fill COP26 Gap

  BONN, Germany, October 27, 2020 (ENS) – The Climate Dialogues, a series of virtual climate change events, will be offered by the United Nations from November 23 to December 4, 2020. This year, virtual events are taking the place...

 

Trump vs Biden: Environment in the Final Debate

Trump vs Biden: Environment in the Final Debate

  NASHVILLE, Tennessee, October 23, 2020 (ENS) – Republican President Donald Trump and his challenger in the November 3 election former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, faced off in their second and final...

 

Climate Change Intensifies Despite Pandemic Lockdowns

Climate Change Intensifies Despite Pandemic Lockdowns

  GENEVA, Switzerland, September 10, 2020 (ENS) – Already at their highest levels in three million years, greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere continue to increase, lockdowns around the world to slow the spread of the pandemic...

 

Climate High Priority for Biden-Harris Democratic Ticket

Climate High Priority for Biden-Harris Democratic Ticket

  WILMINGTON, Delaware, August 14, 2020 (ENS) – In their first campaign appearance together as running mates, Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for President, and his newly announced vice presidential choice, Senator...

 

40 Million Medical Pros Prescribe Green Recovery for G20

40 Million Medical Pros Prescribe Green Recovery for G20

  GENEVA, Switzerland, May 27, 2020 (ENS) – Forty million health professionals Tuesday sent a letter to the leaders of each of the G20 nations, calling for a healthy and green recovery from COVID-19. They advised that the G20 leaders...

 

Earth Day 2020 Features Global Online Climate Event

Earth Day 2020 Features Global Online Climate Event

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2020 (ENS) – The biggest climate conference of the year will be the Earth Day Week No Fly Conference – just one of the 50th anniversary events marking Earth Day 2020. During this public, free, online...

 

Ice Cover Shrinks at North and South Poles

Ice Cover Shrinks at North and South Poles

  IRVINE, California, March 19, 2020 (ENS) – During the exceptionally warm Arctic summer of 2019, Greenland lost 600 billion tons of ice, enough to raise global sea levels by 2.2 millimeters in two months. On the opposite pole, Antarctica...

 

EU to Enshrine in Law Climate Neutrality by 2050

EU to Enshrine in Law Climate Neutrality by 2050

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 10, 2020 (ENS) – The European Commission has proposed to pass a law formalizing the EU’s political commitment to be climate neutral by 2050 to protect the planet and its inhabitants. The European Climate...

 

Out-of-State Emissions Cause Half Air Pollution Deaths

Out-of-State Emissions Cause Half Air Pollution Deaths

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, February 13, 2020 (ENS) – More than half of all early deaths in the United States due to poor air quality are a result of emissions originating outside of the state in which those deaths occur, report researchers...

 

Runways Underwater: Rising Seas Threaten 80 Airports

Runways Underwater: Rising Seas Threaten 80 Airports

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 8, 2020 (ENS) – At least 80 airports around the world could be underwater if climate change causes sea levels to rise just one meter (39 inches), which scientists at the United Nations’ expert climate...

 
 
 
 

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