• One Planet Summit Reshapes Climate Funding Landscape
  • Trump Prepares for Nuclear Weapons Production
  • Wearable Bio-batteries Use Bacteria to Generate Power
  • Norway, Unilever: US$400 Million Climate Resilience Fund
  • Wind-Whipped Wildfires Devastate Southern California
  • Trump Sued for Slicing Up National Monuments
  • Planet Earth Needs a Trillion New Trees

One Planet Summit Reshapes Climate Funding Landscape

PARIS, France, December 12, 2017 (ENS) – Two years after the historic Paris Agreement on climate, more than 50 heads of state, as well as environment ministers and regional leaders, bank and finance executives and celebrities are meeting today in Paris to take action that will finance global efforts to meet the goals of the agreement.

Trump Prepares for Nuclear Weapons Production

COLUMBIA, South Carolina, December 8, 2017 (ENS) – A leaked one-page document seen by ENS confirms that the U.S. Department of Energy is considering the use of a nuclear fuel plant at the government’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina for production of plutonium “pits” for nuclear weapons.

Wearable Bio-batteries Use Bacteria to Generate Power

BINGHAMTON, New York, December 7, 2017 (ENS) – In the future, people could wear garments that incorporate power-generating bacteria to support electronic devices. A textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery has been created by a research team at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Norway, Unilever: US$400 Million Climate Resilience Fund

OSLO, Norway, December 7, 2017 (ENS) – The Government of Norway has partnered with the Dutch multinational corporation Unilever to commit US$400 million in public-private funding towards building resilience to climate change in vulnerable countries around the world.

Wind-Whipped Wildfires Devastate Southern California

LOS ANGELES, California, December 6, 2017 (ENS) – Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced tonight as wildfires driven by Santa Ana winds roar through the forests of southern California, devouring all homes in their path. About 200,000 people are under evacuation orders, but no deaths and few injuries have been reported.

Trump Sued for Slicing Up National Monuments

WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump Monday signed proclamations to shrink the boundaries of two national monuments in Utah – Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The proclamations result in five distinct monument units within the two monuments.

Planet Earth Needs a Trillion New Trees

LONDON, UK, November 28, 2017 (ENS) – Three of world’s largest conservation organizations – BirdLife International, the Wildlife Conservation Society and WWF – have just launched an unprecedented 25-year tree planting and restoration effort they are calling the Trillion Trees program.

 

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One Planet Summit Reshapes Climate Funding Landscape

One Planet Summit Reshapes Climate Funding Landscape

  PARIS, France, December 12, 2017 (ENS) – Two years after the historic Paris Agreement on climate, more than 50 heads of state, as well as environment ministers and regional leaders, bank and finance executives and celebrities are...

 

Trump Prepares for Nuclear Weapons Production

Trump Prepares for Nuclear Weapons Production

  COLUMBIA, South Carolina, December 8, 2017 (ENS) – A leaked one-page document seen by ENS confirms that the U.S. Department of Energy is considering the use of a nuclear fuel plant at the government’s Savannah River Site in...

 

Wearable Bio-batteries Use Bacteria to Generate Power

Wearable Bio-batteries Use Bacteria to Generate Power

  BINGHAMTON, New York, December 7, 2017 (ENS) – In the future, people could wear garments that incorporate power-generating bacteria to support electronic devices. A textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that can be integrated...

 

Norway, Unilever: US$400 Million Climate Resilience Fund

Norway, Unilever: US$400 Million Climate Resilience Fund

  OSLO, Norway, December 7, 2017 (ENS) – The Government of Norway has partnered with the Dutch multinational corporation Unilever to commit US$400 million in public-private funding towards building resilience to climate change in...

 

Wind-Whipped Wildfires Devastate Southern California

Wind-Whipped Wildfires Devastate Southern California

  LOS ANGELES, California, December 6, 2017 (ENS) – Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced tonight as wildfires driven by Santa Ana winds roar through the forests of southern California, devouring all homes and other structures...

 

Trump Sued for Slicing Up National Monuments

Trump Sued for Slicing Up National Monuments

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump Monday signed proclamations to shrink the boundaries of two national monuments in Utah – Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument....

 

Planet Earth Needs a Trillion New Trees

Planet Earth Needs a Trillion New Trees

  LONDON, UK, November 28, 2017 (ENS) – Three of world’s largest conservation organizations – BirdLife International, the Wildlife Conservation Society and WWF – have just launched an unprecedented 25-year tree planting...

 

Volvo and Uber Partner to Roll Out Self-Driving Cars

Volvo and Uber Partner to Roll Out Self-Driving Cars

  GOTHENBURG, Sweden, November 27, 2017 (ENS) – Within a very few years, when you call for an Uber ride, a self-driving vehicle will show up at your door. Volvo Cars has signed a framework agreement with the ride sharing company to...

 

On-Grid Solar Power Comes to Afghanistan

On-Grid Solar Power Comes to Afghanistan

  KABUL, Afghanistan, November 26, 2017 (ENS) – With about 300 sunny days every year, Afghanistan is well situated for solar power, and soon the country will be generating electricity with its first industrial-scale solar photovoltaic...

 

‘Be the Voice of Climate Reality’ Urges Gore in Live Show

‘Be the Voice of Climate Reality’ Urges Gore in Live Show

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 25, 2017 (ENS) – The seventh annual 24 Hours of Reality broadcast, a starry, 24-hour live event focused on the climate crisis and its solutions, will happen December 4-5, hosted by former U.S. Vice President...

 

Urgency Propels Climate Actions, Funding at COP23

Urgency Propels Climate Actions, Funding at COP23

  BONN, Germany, November 20, 2017 (ENS) – A multi-faceted new surge of climate actions and financing was announced by countries, cities, states, regions, businesses and civil society during COP23, which closed early Saturday morning...

 

Relocating Bus Stops Protects Riders From Pollution

Relocating Bus Stops Protects Riders From Pollution

  LOS ANGELES, California, November 19, 2017 (ENS) – Moving bus stops away from intersections would reduce the amount of pollution to which bus riders are exposed, scientists from the University of California Los Angeles report. In...

 

Keystone Pipeline Spill Complicates Nebraska Ruling

Keystone Pipeline Spill Complicates Nebraska Ruling

  PIERRE, South Dakota, November 17, 2017 (ENS) – TransCanada has shut down its Keystone pipeline after it sprang a leak early Thursday near the small community of Amherst in Marshall County, South Dakota. The pipeline carrying crude...

 

U.S. State, City Climate Leaders: “We Are Still In”

U.S. State, City Climate Leaders: “We Are Still In”

  BONN, Germany, November 14, 2017 (ENS) – “We’re here, we’re in and we’re not going away,” California Governor Jerry Brown said of many U.S. states and cities at the ongoing UN climate talks in Bonn....

 

Ireland, India, Italy Ban Wild Animals in Circuses

Ireland, India, Italy Ban Wild Animals in Circuses

  DUBLIN, Ireland, November 13, 2017 (ENS) – December 2017 is the last month when wild animals in circuses can legally be shown to Irish audiences. Michael Creed, Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has...

 

Renewables Rule at COP23 Energy Day

Renewables Rule at COP23 Energy Day

  BONN, Germany, November 10, 2017 (ENS) – National leaders and business leaders pledged ambitious action and millions in funding for renewable energy today at the UN climate talks in Bonn, hosted by the government of Fiji. It’s...

 

Tanker in Shipbreaking Yard Catches Fire – Again

Tanker in Shipbreaking Yard Catches Fire – Again

  KARACHI, Pakistan, November 10, 2017 – Shipbreaking plot no. 54 in Gadani, Pakistan, was sealed off Thursday after a massive fire broke out aboard the ship ACES. No casualties were reported. This is the same floating oil production...

 

2017: One of Earth’s Top Three Hottest Years

2017: One of Earth’s Top Three Hottest Years

  BONN, Germany, November 6, 2017 (ENS) – The year 2017 is very likely to be one of the three hottest years on record, with catastrophic hurricanes and floods, heatwaves and drought, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s...

 

UN Global Climate Meeting Races Against Time

UN Global Climate Meeting Races Against Time

  BONN, Germany, November 5, 2017 (ENS) – One year after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the United Nations’ Bonn Climate Conference opening on Monday, will be a chance for nations to showcase...

 

The $10 Trillion Resource North Korea Can’t Tap

The $10 Trillion Resource North Korea Can’t Tap

  By Nick Cunningham LONDON, UK, November 2, 2017 (ENS) – North Korea may not have proven petroleum reserves, but it’s estimated that the secluded belligerent nation sits on reserves of more than 200 minerals, including rare...

 
 
 
 

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