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Gov/Politics

President Joe Biden Protects Environment on Day One

WASHINGTON, DC, January 20, 2021 (ENS) – “A cry for survival comes from the planet itself, a cry that can’t be any more desperate or any more clear,” President Joe Biden declared today in his Inaugural Address on the steps of the Capitol building after he was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. […]

Air/Climate

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 unique places, people, and species, now more vulnerable than ever after the Trump administration. Climate will be a top priority of Biden’s core plan for a “clean energy revolution and environmental justice.” […]

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Latest News

$100 Million for a More Sustainable Fashion Industry

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, December 21, 2020 (ENS) – Two fashion organizations, one on each side of the globe – the nonprofit H&M Foundation in Stockholm and the government of Hong Kong’s Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel, HKRITA, are investing in a more sustainable fashion future by extending their presence in the Planet First program. […]

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Energy

Largest Coal-fired Power Plant in U.S. West Demolished

PAGE, Arizona, December 19, 2020 (ENS) – For 45 years the Navajo Generating Station was the largest coal-fired power plant in the western United States – a 2.25-gigawatt facility located on the Navajo Nation, near Lake Powell in Arizona that spread air pollution far and wide. In November 2019, the plant ended commercial generation, and on Friday, its three tall smokestacks all went down in smoke. […]

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Latest News

Filming The Power of Youth

EUGENE, Oregon, November 25, 2020 (ENS) – If you don’t want to miss out on the virtual and educational opportunity of a lifetime, you’ll want to attend the world premiere of “Youth v. Gov,” a documentary put together by Our Children’s Trust, which seeks science-based action by governments to stabilize the climate system. […]

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Air/Climate

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 new role, Biden has chosen old friend and Senate colleague, former Secretary of State John Kerry. […]

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Air/Climate

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, a Democrat, campaigned on a strong climate restoration platform, starting with bringing the United States back into the Paris Climate Agreement on day one of a Biden administration. […]

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Air/Climate

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 of the annual in-person UN climate change conference, so that all work on implementing the Paris climate accord does not grind to a halt in the face of the pandemic. […]

Air/Climate

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 debate Thursday night. They disagreed on everything – especially climate change. […]

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Gov/Politics

Trump Rude, Biden Cool in First Presidential Debate

CLEVELAND, Ohio, September 30, 2020 (ENS) – Climate change and environmental protection were two of the many flashpoints during the first 2020 presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday. Biden said he would rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and declined to support the Green New Deal proposed by other Democrats. […]

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Latest News

California Phases Out Gas Cars to Fight Climate Change

SACRAMENTO, California, September 24, 2020 (ENS) – All new passenger vehicles sold in California must be zero-emission by 2035, under a new executive order issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday. Newsom also ordered additional measures to eliminate harmful emissions from the transportation sector. […]

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Air/Climate

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 coronavirus have forced vehicles to stay parked, making way for clearer skies – temporarily. […]

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Air/Climate

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 Kamala Harris, both mentioned their climate plan. It would invest $2 trillion over four years in clean energy and environmental justice. […]

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Air/Climate

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 event, 100 key experts will meet virtually to share the creative solutions needed to build a better future and avert humanity’s most serious crisis – climate change. […]

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Business

Trump, Thunberg Clash at World Economic Forum

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 21, 2020 (ENS) – After a year of floods and droughts, when wildfires devastated Australia and the Amazon, and Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year, the latest World Economic Forum’s annual Global Risks Report finds for the first time that environmental issues dominate leaders’ concerns for the future. […]

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Land Use/Forests

CO2 Speeds Tropical Forest Growth, Slowing Climate Change

BOULDER, Colorado, January 18, 2015 (ENS) – Tropical forests have a bigger appetite for the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than many scientists have believed – even greater than that of temperate forests, finds a new study led by NASA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, NCAR. […]