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Air/Climate

Biden Funds Cooling as Warming Climate Generates Extreme Heat

WASHINGTON, DC, July 27, 2023 (ENS) – “The existential threat of climate change,” as President Joe Biden called it, was the most urgent issue for the President at the White House and the mayors of two heat-stricken cities Phoenix, Arizona and San Antonio, Texas in their own offices, as they held a video call today. […]

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AmeriScan

VERMONT: Historic Flood Forces Climate Change Recognition

MONTPELIER, Vermont, July 25, 2023 (ENS) – Following days of unprecedented rainfall in Vermont from July 9 to 11, major river arteries flooded their banks, causing some rivers in the state to measure about 20 feet above normal. “Roughly two months’ worth of rain fell in less than 48 hours,” the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, said. […]

Bangladesh Heat Action Day 2023
At Risk

Sizzling Weather ‘A Vicious Cycle of Spiraling Impacts’

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 17, 2023 (ENS) – “Scorching temperatures are engulfing large parts of the Northern hemisphere, while devastating floods triggered by relentless rainfall have disrupted lives and livelihoods, underscoring the urgent need for more climate action,” the UN World Meteorological Organization, WMO, said Friday. […]

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Latest News

Earth Commission: ‘Sick’ Planet Needs Safe and Just Treatment

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 31, 2023 (ENS) – Humans are taking “colossal risks with the future of civilization and everything that lives on Earth,” a new Earth Commission study published today in the journal “Nature” concludes. Forty researchers from across the globe delivered the first quantification of “safe and just Earth system boundaries” on both global and local levels… […]

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Air/Climate

WMO: Global Temperature Headed for ‘Uncharted Territory’

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 17, 2023 (ENS) – Fueled by high levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases and a naturally occurring El Niño event, global temperatures are likely to surge to record levels in the next five years, warns a new update by the World Meteorological Organization, WMO. […]

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RSS

Cities of the Americas Share Climate Migration Solutions

DENVER, Colorado, May 7, 2023 (ENS) – Michael Hancock, third-term mayor of Denver, the Mile High City in the Rocky Mountains, has worked his way up. He knows from experience how essential the role of local governments is in limiting climate change, integrating climate migrants, and building sustainable cities. […]

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Latest News

Biden Again Strengthens Vehicle Emissions Standards

WASHINGTON, DC, April 13, 2023 (ENS) – The benefits of the “most ambitious pollution standards ever,” will top costs by US$1 trillion, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency promised Tuesday, announcing new, stricter vehicle pollution standards to make all cars and trucks on U.S. roads cleaner and more efficient. […]

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Air/Climate

IPCC: Liveable Future Possible If We Defuse Climate Time-Bomb

INTERLAKEN, Switzerland, March 20, 2023 (ENS) – Global temperatures have already risen to 1.1 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels after more than a century of burning fossil fuels, as well as unequal and unsustainable energy and land use. More frequent and intense extreme weather events have caused dangerous impacts on nature and people in every region of the world, finds a major new UN report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC. […]

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Energy

Conservationists Sue to Stop ConocoPhillips Alaska Oil Venture

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 16, 2023 (ENS) – Warning that the U.S. government’s environmental review fails to account for the full climate impact of oil development in Alaska, five of America’s largest conservation groups have filed a lawsuit to stop ConocoPhillips’ Willow oil project in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska, which the Biden Administration approved Monday. […]

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Gov/Politics

Climate Denier Gosar Rejoins House Natural Resources Committee

WASHINGTON, DC, January 18, 2023 (ENS) – Ally of industrial development and ex-President Donald Trump, far-right election denier Republican Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona is back on the House Committee on Natural Resources where he sat for 10 years before he was removed by formal censure of the House in 2021. His return to the committee is a boon for resource extraction companies… […]

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Air/Climate

U.S. Agencies to Assess Climate Impact of Federal Projects

WASHINGTON, DC, January 9, 2023 (ENS) – In a new climate change guidance, the Biden Administration asks federal agencies to account for greenhouse gas emissions as they review proposals for clean energy and other infrastructure projects under the National Environmental Policy Act, commonly called NEPA. […]

Hong Kong
Business

Hong Kong Issues Green Bonds to Address Tough Challenges

HONG KONG, January 6, 2023 (ENS) – The Hong Kong government on Thursday announced the successful offering of US$5.75 billion worth of Green Bonds. The triple-currency offering is the largest Environmental, Social, and Governance, ESG, bond issuance in Asia, according to a statement from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, HKSAR, of China. […]

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Latest News

Earth’s Biodiversity Crisis Activates Governments, Police

LYON, France, December 7, 2022 (ENS) – A wildlife and timber trading law enforcement crackdown by the international police force Interpol and the World Customs Organization has yielded more than 900 arrests and the disruption of wildlife and timber crime networks globally. Police and Customs officials have made have 2,200 seizures and identified 141 companies they suspect of engaging in illegal sales. […]

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Air/Climate

COP27 Spills Into Overtime Amid Human Rights Protests

SHARM el-SHEIKH, Egypt, November 18, 2022 (ENS) – Climate activists and members of civil society have been intimidated, harassed and kept under surveillance during the United Nations COP27 climate summit in Egypt, UN human rights experts said today, urging Egyptian authorities to ensure their safety and enable their full participation. […]

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Latest News

EU Moving to Stricter Euro 7 Vehicle Emission Standards

BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 13, 2022 (ENS) – Reducing emissions from new motor vehicles sold in the EU to meet the European Green Deal’s zero-pollution goal, while keeping vehicles affordable for consumers and promoting Europe’s competitiveness is a tall order. Even so, the European Commission has presented a proposal that attempts to accomplish it. […]

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Air/Climate

COP27: Humanity ‘On the Highway to Climate Hell’

SHARM el-SHEIKH, Egypt, November 7, 2022 (ENS) – “We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the High-Level opening of the United Nations’ annual climate conference, COP27, which opened in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh today. […]

Demonstration Schiphol
Air/Climate

Climate Activists Stage Sit-Ins, Glue-Ins Ahead of COP27

SHARM el-SHEIKH, Egypt, November 5, 2022 (ENS) – People who care about global warming are focusing in on the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, where the United Nations’ annual climate conference, COP27, opens Sunday, with speeches by world leaders set for Monday and Tuesday. […]