• Protecting Whales Can Help Avert Climate Change
  • COP25: Rescue of Earth’s Climate Hangs in the Balance
  • Greenhouse Gases Hit Yet Another Record High
  • European Investment Bank to Stop Financing Fossil Fuels
  • Rare Earth Elements Focus of U.S.-Australia Agreement
  • Australia’s Victoria State Protects Old-Growth Forests
  • Eastern U.S Shivers in Record Cold Weather

Protecting Whales Can Help Avert Climate Change

WASHINGTON, DC, December 6, 2019 (ENS) – A fresh perspective on the world’s whale population could be “earth-changing,” writes the World Economic Forum’s Katharine Rooney in a new article on how whales can help reverse climate change.

COP25: Rescue of Earth’s Climate Hangs in the Balance

MADRID, Spain, December 3, 2019 (ENS) – The 25th annual UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, opened Monday in Madrid with many delegates sharing a sense of urgency to make progress on climate action before the Paris Climate Agreement comes into force next year.

Greenhouse Gases Hit Yet Another Record High

GENEVA, Switzerland, November 26, 2019 (ENS) – Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization, WMO. This continuing long-term trend means that future generations will be confronted with increasingly severe impacts of climate change…

European Investment Bank to Stop Financing Fossil Fuels

KIRCHBERG, Luxembourg, November 19, 2019 (ENS) – The European Investment Bank will end financing for fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021, bank officials have announced. Future financing from the world’s largest international public lending institution will accelerate clean energy innovation, energy efficiency, and renewables.

Rare Earth Elements Focus of U.S.-Australia Agreement

WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2019 (ENS) – Officials from the United States and Australia today signed a memorandum of understanding pledging cooperation to secure a steady supply of the energy mineral resources essential for meeting the world’s booming demand for electric vehicles, smartphones, jet aircraft, and solar panels.

Australia’s Victoria State Protects Old-Growth Forests

MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia, November 18, 2019 (ENS) – Logging in the remaining old-growth forests of the Australian state of Victoria will cease immediately, protecting around 90,000 hectares, with logging in all native forests across the state to stop by 2030, according to a new plan announced by the Labor Government of Premier Daniel Andrews.

Eastern U.S Shivers in Record Cold Weather

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, November 13, 2019 (ENS) – The arctic outbreak that has been gripping much of the central and eastern United States will culminate this morning with more than 100 locations expected to tie or set new low-temperature records.

 

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Protecting Whales Can Help Avert Climate Change

Protecting Whales Can Help Avert Climate Change

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 6, 2019 (ENS) – A fresh perspective on the world’s whale population could be “earth-changing,” writes the World Economic Forum’s Katharine Rooney in a new article on how whales can...

 

COP25: Rescue of Earth’s Climate Hangs in the Balance

COP25: Rescue of Earth’s Climate Hangs in the Balance

  MADRID, Spain, December 3, 2019 (ENS) – The 25th annual UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, opened Monday in Madrid with many delegates sharing a sense of urgency to make progress on climate action before the Paris Climate Agreement...

 

Greenhouse Gases Hit Yet Another Record High

Greenhouse Gases Hit Yet Another Record High

  GENEVA, Switzerland, November 26, 2019 (ENS) – Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization, WMO. This continuing long-term trend...

 

European Investment Bank to Stop Financing Fossil Fuels

European Investment Bank to Stop Financing Fossil Fuels

  KIRCHBERG, Luxembourg, November 19, 2019 (ENS) – The European Investment Bank will end financing for fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021, bank officials have announced. Future financing from the world’s largest...

 

Rare Earth Elements Focus of U.S.-Australia Agreement

Rare Earth Elements Focus of U.S.-Australia Agreement

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2019 (ENS) – Officials from the United States and Australia today signed a memorandum of understanding pledging cooperation to secure a steady supply of the energy mineral resources essential for meeting...

 

Australia’s Victoria State Protects Old-Growth Forests

Australia’s Victoria State Protects Old-Growth Forests

  MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia, November 18, 2019 (ENS) – Logging in the remaining old-growth forests of the Australian state of Victoria will cease immediately, protecting around 90,000 hectares, with logging in all native forests...

 

Multi-Player Games Engage Passengers in Driverless Cars

Multi-Player Games Engage Passengers in Driverless Cars

  WATERLOO, Ontario, Canada, November 18, 2019 (ENS) – Gaming with family members, or even strangers, in nearby self-driving cars out on the road could soon be a reality for passengers in autonomous vehicles. A new study, led by researchers...

 

Eastern U.S Shivers in Record Cold Weather

Eastern U.S Shivers in Record Cold Weather

  COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, November 13, 2019 (ENS) – The arctic outbreak that has been gripping much of the central and eastern United States will culminate this morning with more than 100 locations expected to tie or set new low-temperature...

 

Science in Action: Arctic Residents Embrace Renewables

Science in Action: Arctic Residents Embrace Renewables

  HANOVER, New Hampshire, November 12, 2019 (ENS) – Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College has accepted an invitation to partner with Qaanaaq, an Arctic hunting and fishing community in northwestern Greenland, as the residents...

 

Fixation on Nitrogen

Fixation on Nitrogen

  PRINCETON, New Jersey, November 11, 2019 (ENS) – Scientists at three North American universities have discovered one of nature’s “backup methods” for converting nitrogen into plant nutrients. Research published...

 

Violence in Chile Pushes UN Climate Conference to Spain

Violence in Chile Pushes UN Climate Conference to Spain

  SANTIAGO, Chile, November 6, 2019 (ENS) – Violent anti-government protests that have left at least 18 people dead, have cost Chile its role as host country for this year’s 10-day UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) due to...

 

MIT Engineers Find New Way to Remove CO2 From Air

MIT Engineers Find New Way to Remove CO2 From Air

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 29, 2019 (ENS) – A new way of removing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from a stream of air could provide a valuable tool in the battle against climate change say the engineers at the Massachusetts...

 

Largest U.S. National Forest Faces Roadless Rule Repeal

Largest U.S. National Forest Faces Roadless Rule Repeal

  JUNEAU, Alaska, October 29, 2019 (ENS) – The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comments on its plan to exempt Alaska’s Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule. The 60-day public comment period opens today. Established...

 

High Winds Fan California Wildfires, 180,000 Evacuated

High Winds Fan California Wildfires, 180,000 Evacuated

  SACRAMENTO, California, October 27, 2019 (ENS) – California Governor Gavin Newsom today declared a statewide emergency due to the effects of unprecedented high-wind events that have resulted in wildfires and evacuations across the...

 

South Africa Reclassifies 33 Wild Species as Farm Animals

South Africa Reclassifies 33 Wild Species as Farm Animals

  By Don Pinnock PRETORIA, South Africa, October 25, 2019 (ENS) – By the stroke of a legislative pen, a list of iconic and, in some cases, endangered wild animals can now be manipulated as farming stock. Lions, cheetahs, rhinos,...

 

Dam Development Is ‘Silencing’ the Mekong River

Dam Development Is ‘Silencing’ the Mekong River

  BANGKOK, Thailand, October 24, 2019 (ENS) – In five days, the Xayaburi Hydropower Project on the Mekong River in northern Laos will formally begin operations. As the first dam on the lower Mekong mainstream, this marks a turning...

 

Total Sued Under France’s New Duty of Vigilance Law

Total Sued Under France’s New Duty of Vigilance Law

  PARIS, France, October 23, 2019 (ENS) – Today six environmental groups in France and Uganda, led by Friends of the Earth, are taking the French multinational energy company Total to court for its failure to elaborate and implement...

 

Turning the Plastic Tide

Turning the Plastic Tide

  NEW YORK, New York, October 22, 2019 (ENS) – Every minute around the world, almost one million plastic bottles are purchased. As the environmental impact of that plastic tide swells into a political issue, packaged goods sellers...

 

Highly Radioactive Particles From Fukushima Mapped

Highly Radioactive Particles From Fukushima Mapped

  FUKOKA, Japan, October 22, 2019 (ENS) – The distribution, number, source, and movement of radioactive microparticles in the environment following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown has been poorly understood, but new research...

 

Jane Fonda, Sam Waterston Arrested at Green New Deal Demo

Jane Fonda, Sam Waterston Arrested at Green New Deal Demo

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 20, 2019 (ENS) – Actors Jane Fonda and Sam Waterston were both arrested Friday in Washington, DC, during a demonstration protesting government inaction on climate change and a Green New Deal outside the U.S....

 
 
 
 

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