• 1,000+ Institutions Divest From Fossil Fuels
  • Argentina Protects Wonders of the Patagonian Sea
  • Macron Reverses Fuel Tax to Halt ‘Yellow Vest’ Revolt
  • Aquariums, States Blast Atlantic Coast Seismic Permits
  • COP24: Cooler Climate Could Save a Million Lives a Year
  • Billions Pledged for Climate at Poland’s COP24
  • UN, 28 Banks Draft Global Responsibility Standards

1,000+ Institutions Divest From Fossil Fuels

KATOWICE, Poland, December 13, 2018 (ENS) – Over 1,000 institutions with managed investments worth US$$8 trillion have committed to divest from fossil fuel companies because they are driving the climate crisis. The announcement from nonprofits campaigning for divestment, comes as the UN’s annual climate conference, COP24 in Katowice draws to a close.

Argentina Protects Wonders of the Patagonian Sea

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, December 13, 2018 (ENS) – Argentina has created two new massive offshore marine parks in the southwest Atlantic that will help protect habitat and feeding grounds for penguins, sea lions, fur seals, sharks, cold-water corals, and many other marine species found nowhere else on Earth.

Macron Reverses Fuel Tax to Halt ‘Yellow Vest’ Revolt

PARIS, France, December 10, 2018 (ENS) – The French government’s proposed hike in the price of climate-warming diesel fuel has set France on fire with the anger of people squeezed beyond what their budgets will bear, even to cool the overheated planet.

Aquariums, States Blast Atlantic Coast Seismic Permits

NEW YORK, New York, December 7, 2018 (ENS) – The Trump administration has authorized the use of seismic air guns to locate oil and gas pockets deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean floor, reversing Obama administration policy, and drawing the ire of East Coast elected officials, marine scientists and environmentalists.

COP24: Cooler Climate Could Save a Million Lives a Year

KATOWICE, Poland, December 5, 2018 (ENS) – Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone, finds a new World Health Organization report released today at COP24, the ongoing UN climate conference.

Billions Pledged for Climate at Poland’s COP24

KATOWICE, Poland, December 4, 2018 (ENS) – Heads of state and government, diplomats and climate scientists, economists and bankers have gathered in Katowice for the UN’s annual climate conference, and this one is anything but routine. Known as COP24, it has a daunting task.

UN, 28 Banks Draft Global Responsibility Standards

PARIS, France, November 30, 2018 (ENS) – “The global banking industry is stepping up to the sustainability challenge,” said Satya Tripathi of India, UN assistant secretary-general, UN Environment. “I’m optimistic we’ll see a realignment of business practice – one that embraces the fact that green and socially responsible business is the best business.”

 

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1,000+ Institutions Divest From Fossil Fuels

1,000+ Institutions Divest From Fossil Fuels

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 13, 2018 (ENS) – Over 1,000 institutions with managed investments worth US$$8 trillion have committed to divest from fossil fuel companies because they are driving the climate crisis. The announcement...

 

Argentina Protects Wonders of the Patagonian Sea

Argentina Protects Wonders of the Patagonian Sea

  BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, December 13, 2018 (ENS) – Argentina has created two new massive offshore marine parks in the southwest Atlantic that will help protect habitat and feeding grounds for penguins, sea lions, fur seals, sharks,...

 

Macron Reverses Fuel Tax to Halt ‘Yellow Vest’ Revolt

Macron Reverses Fuel Tax to Halt ‘Yellow Vest’ Revolt

  PARIS, France, December 10, 2018 (ENS) – The French government’s proposed hike in the price of climate-warming diesel fuel has set France on fire with the anger of people squeezed beyond what their budgets will bear, even...

 

Aquariums, States Blast Atlantic Coast Seismic Permits

Aquariums, States Blast Atlantic Coast Seismic Permits

  NEW YORK, New York, December 7, 2018 (ENS) – The Trump administration has decided to authorize the use of seismic air guns to locate oil and gas pockets deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean floor, reversing Obama administration policy,...

 

COP24: Cooler Climate Could Save a Million Lives a Year

COP24: Cooler Climate Could Save a Million Lives a Year

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 5, 2018 (ENS) – Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone, finds a new World Health Organization...

 

Billions Pledged for Climate at Poland’s COP24

Billions Pledged for Climate at Poland’s COP24

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 4, 2018 (ENS) – Heads of state and government, diplomats and climate scientists, economists and bankers have gathered in Katowice for the UN’s annual climate conference, and this one is anything...

 

UN, 28 Banks Draft Global Responsibility Standards

UN, 28 Banks Draft Global Responsibility Standards

  PARIS, France, November 30, 2018 (ENS) – “The global banking industry is stepping up to the sustainability challenge,” said Satya Tripathi of India, UN assistant secretary-general, UN Environment. “I’m optimistic...

 

California: After the Fires – Rain and Mud

California: After the Fires – Rain and Mud

  SACRAMENTO, California, November 30, 2018 (ENS) – After scorching 153,336 acres in California north of Sacramento, the Camp Fire is now 100 percent contained, but not before it claimed 85 lives and injured three firefighters. Several...

 

Congo Hands Elephant Poachers Maximum Prison Sentence

Congo Hands Elephant Poachers Maximum Prison Sentence

  BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, November 30, 2018 (ENS) – Four poachers responsible for killing elephants on the edge of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park were sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by the local district court...

 

UN Environment Chief Forced to Resign

UN Environment Chief Forced to Resign

  NAIROBI, Kenya, November 27, 2018 (ENS) – The head of the United Nations environment agency, Erik Solheim of Norway, has resigned after the British newspaper “The Guardian” revealed excess travel expenses and rule breaking...

 

UN: Global Emissions Gap Widens Despite Climate Efforts

UN: Global Emissions Gap Widens Despite Climate Efforts

  NAIROBI, Kenya, November 27, 2018 (ENS) – Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose again in 2017 after a three year pause, pinpointing the urgent need for countries to deliver on the Paris Agreement to keep global warming to 2°C...

 

Dire Climate Warnings: Dems Listen, Learn; GOP Denies

Dire Climate Warnings: Dems Listen, Learn; GOP Denies

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 25, 2018 (ENS) – A bombshell of a report from the federal government that finds global warming is creating new risks and aggravating current vulnerabilities across the United States, is being shrugged off...

 

Trump Visits California Fires: 71 Dead, 1,000+ Missing

Trump Visits California Fires: 71 Dead, 1,000+ Missing

  CHICO, California, November 17, 2018 (ENS) – “We will do everything in our power to support and protect our fellow citizens in harm’s way,” said President Donald Trump today on his way to California to view the devastating...

 

Interpol Operation Exposes Marine Pollution Crime

Interpol Operation Exposes Marine Pollution Crime

  LYON, France, November 14, 2018 (ENS) – A month-long international law enforcement operation against maritime pollution has revealed hundreds of violations and exposed serious cases of contamination worldwide. Code named 30 Days...

 

Whipped by High Winds, California Wildfires Kill 48

Whipped by High Winds, California Wildfires Kill 48

  SACRAMENTO, California, November 13, 2018 (ENS) – The Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California state history, rages on tonight, having claimed the lives of 46 people since it broke out less than a week...

 

Federal Judge Bans Fracking Off California Coast

Federal Judge Bans Fracking Off California Coast

  LOS ANGELES, California, November 12, 2018 (ENS) – Conservation and Native American groups have won their fracking lawsuit against the Trump administration. A federal court has ordered the Trump administration to stop issuing permits...

 

Judge Blocks Trump’s Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

Judge Blocks Trump’s Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

  GREAT FALLS, Montana, November 9, 2018 (ENS) – A federal judge in Montana Thursday overturned the Trump Administration’s approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline and issued an injunction stopping all construction of the pipeline that...

 

Raging California Fires Force Thousands to Evacuate

Raging California Fires Force Thousands to Evacuate

  SACRAMENTO, California, November 9, 2018 (ENS) – California fire officials ordered the evacuation of large parts of the seaside city of Malibu this morning as a racing wildfire jumped the U.S. 101 Freeway west of Los Angeles and...

 

Record Opposition Spending Doomed Eco-Ballot Measures

Record Opposition Spending Doomed Eco-Ballot Measures

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 8, 2018 (ENS) – Alaska voters have left the world’s largest salmon run unprotected from mining runoff into Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble gold, copper and molybdenum mine. The measure failed...

 

State Ballots Span Salmon, Carbon Fee, Renewables, Water

State Ballots Span Salmon, Carbon Fee, Renewables, Water

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 5, 2018 (ENS) – Environmental issues, from protection of the world’s largest salmon run in Alaska, to a fee on carbon emissions in Washington are on the ballot in 14 states as voters go to the polls...

 
 
 

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