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Air/Climate

Climate Change Scorches USA; Extreme Heat Grips 100 Million

WASHINGTON, DC, July 6, 2024 (ENS) – Independence Day 2024 will go down in the record books as one of the hottest. In total, more than 100 million people – nearly one in every three Americans – spent Thursday under heat alerts, according to the National Weather Service. […]

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Record Ocean Heat Generates Active Atlantic Hurricane Season

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, May 25, 2025 (ENS) – Bring in the lawn furniture, folks, and bar the doors and windows. There is an 85 percent chance that the countries and U.S. states bordering the Atlantic Ocean are in for a difficult “above-normal” hurricane season this year, U.S. National Weather Service experts at the Climate Prediction Center are warning. […]

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Latest News

EU Hosts Global Ocean Meetings, Sets Goals, Raises Billions

BARCELONA, Spain, May 5, 2024 (ENS) – The 2024 Ocean Decade Conference, held in Barcelona from April 10 to 12, attracted over 1,500 participants from 124 countries and thousands of online viewers. Under the theme “The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want,” this conference emerged as one of the largest-ever gatherings of the global oceanic community. […]

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Business

Global Environment Fund Gives $1B+ to Help Climate, Species

WASHINGTON, DC, February 9, 2024 (ENS) – The Global Environment Facility’s 186 member governments have agreed to invest $1.1 billion for international action on biodiversity, climate change, nature renewal, and pollution control, during the GEF’s first meeting as the Council of the new Global Biodiversity Framework Fund, GBFF. […]

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Latest News

European Union to Phase Out Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks

BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 18, 2024 (ENS) – European lawmakers today agreed on emission targets for the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from heavy-duty vehicles that will phase out almost all sales of new diesel trucks by 2040. After passenger cars, heavy-duty vehicles are the second biggest transport polluter in Europe. […]

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2023: Earth’s Hottest Year

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 30, 2023 (ENS) – The year 2023 shattered climate records, delivered extreme weather, and left death, devastation and despair in its wake laments the World Meteorological Organization, which has pegged 2023 as the hottest year ever recorded. […]

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COP28 Deal ‘Beginning of the End’ of the Fossil Fuel Era

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 13, 2023 – The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP28, concluded this afternoon with an unprecedented deal among nearly 200 Parties to the Paris Agreement that signals the “beginning of the end” of the fossil fuel era. The governments agreed to accomplish this by preparing for a swift, just, equitable transition, characterized by deep emissions cuts and scaled-up finance. […]

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COP28: Last Scheduled Day Ends in Limbo

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2023 (ENS) – It was nearly midnight on Tuesday, December 12 when all but the few tired delegates intimately involved in the high-stakes international climate talks left the COP28 conference rooms at Expo City, Dubai. The closed-door talks would continue until 3 am Wednesday and then pause for consideration of the issues, the COP28 Presidency told negotiators. […]

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UN Climate Summit Opens With US$400M for Loss and Damage Fund

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, November 30, 2023 (ENS) – “This year’s climate conference comes as the crisis enters a new phase – and shows its full force, harming billions of people, and costing trillions,” UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell declared in a video message to the world Wednesday on the eve of the UN climate summit COP28. He detailed progress and setbacks in the year since COP27 in Egypt, and set out expectations for COP28, which opened today and runs through December 12 in the gleaming, high-rise city of Dubai. […]

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Land Use/Forests

Climate Heating Consumes Europe’s Forests: Facts Fall Short

BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 25, 2023 (ENS) – The European Commission has proposed the EU’s first Forest Monitoring Law to plug existing gaps in information about European forests. It is expected to create a comprehensive forest knowledge base so that forest owners and managers can improve their responses to growing pressures on forests and strengthen forest resilience. […]

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Air/Climate

UN Chief Excludes World’s Top Polluters from Climate Summit

NEW YORK, New York, September 22, 2023 (ENS) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres aimed a message at the world’s largest polluters Wednesday when he excluded them from his Climate Ambition Summit that took place in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. His message – you are not taking the climate threat seriously enough. […]

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Business

U.S. Stock Market Regulators Embroiled in Climate Debate

WASHINGTON, DC, August 28, 2023 (ENS) – Actions long urged by environmental activists and scientific institutions alike to require corporate disclosures of carbon emissions and limits to those emissions are now, at long last, being taken. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed a rule that would require publicly-traded companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions. […]