• U.S. Mayors to Trump: Help Us Keep Cool
  • EPA Enemy, Climate Denier Pruitt Chosen to Head EPA
  • Mexico Safeguards Vast Stretches of Coast, Deep Ocean
  • Trump Urged to Undo Obama’s National Monuments
  • U.S. Army Denies Dakota Access Pipeline Permit
  • Australia Invests in Both Big Solar and Big Coal
  • Coral Die-Off Devastates Great Barrier Reef

U.S. Mayors to Trump: Help Us Keep Cool

MEXICO CITY, Mexico, December 9, 2016 (ENS) – Mayors from cities across the United States are urging president-elect Donald Trump to recognize the “real and urgent threat that climate change poses to the world’s cities,” and to support them as they enact policies and programs to combat climate change.

EPA Enemy, Climate Denier Pruitt Chosen to Head EPA

WASHINGTON, DC, December 8, 2016 (ENS) – Oklahoma Attorney General and climate denier E. Scott Pruitt is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. The announcement of Pruitt’s nomination on Wednesday has drawn responses ranging from outrage to grim, tight-lipped determination to get along with the incoming administration.

Mexico Safeguards Vast Stretches of Coast, Deep Ocean

CANCUN, Mexico, December 5, 2016 (ENS) – Much of Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Baja coast and deep ocean are to become protected areas, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Monday at the opening of the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity underway in Cancun.

Trump Urged to Undo Obama’s National Monuments

WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2016 (ENS) – Obama Administration critics are urging President-elect Donald Trump to test the limits of presidential executive power by revoking national monuments established by President Barack Obama. No president has revoked a national monument created by his predecessor.

U.S. Army Denies Dakota Access Pipeline Permit

WASHINGTON, DC, December 4, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. Instead, the Corps will undertake an environmental impact statement to examine alternative routes.

Australia Invests in Both Big Solar and Big Coal

TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, December 4, 2016 (ENS) – To accelerate Australia’s rollout of big solar, the first funding agreement from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, ARENA, was signed Friday. But at the same time, Australia is expanding its coal production and transport capacity.

Coral Die-Off Devastates Great Barrier Reef

TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, December 1, 2016 (ENS) – Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The worst affected area, a 700 km (435 mile) stretch in the northern region of the world’s largest reef, has lost 67 percent of its shallow-water corals in the past nine months.

 

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U.S. Mayors to Trump: Help Us Keep Cool

U.S. Mayors to Trump: Help Us Keep Cool

  MEXICO CITY, Mexico, December 9, 2016 (ENS) – Mayors from cities across the United States are urging president-elect Donald Trump to recognize the “real and urgent threat that climate change poses to the world’s cities,”...

 

EPA Enemy, Climate Denier Pruitt Chosen to Head EPA

EPA Enemy, Climate Denier Pruitt Chosen to Head EPA

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 8, 2016 (ENS) – Oklahoma Attorney General and climate denier E. Scott Pruitt is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. The announcement of Pruitt’s...

 

Mexico Safeguards Vast Stretches of Coast, Deep Ocean

Mexico Safeguards Vast Stretches of Coast, Deep Ocean

  CANCUN, Mexico, December 5, 2016 (ENS) – Much of Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Baja coast and deep ocean are to become protected areas, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Monday at the opening of the 13th Conference of the...

 

Trump Urged to Undo Obama’s National Monuments

Trump Urged to Undo Obama’s National Monuments

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2016 (ENS) – Obama Administration critics are urging President-elect Donald Trump to test the limits of presidential executive power by revoking national monuments established by President Barack Obama....

 

U.S. Army Denies Dakota Access Pipeline Permit

U.S. Army Denies Dakota Access Pipeline Permit

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 4, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army’s assistant secretary...

 

Australia Invests in Both Big Solar and Big Coal

Australia Invests in Both Big Solar and Big Coal

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, December 4, 2016 (ENS) – To accelerate Australia’s rollout of big solar, the first funding agreement from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, ARENA, was signed Friday. The new agreement...

 

Coral Die-Off Devastates Great Barrier Reef

Coral Die-Off Devastates Great Barrier Reef

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, December 1, 2016 (ENS) – Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The worst affected area, a 700 km (435 mile) stretch in the northern...

 

Hot Chernobyl Reactor Enclosed in New Safe Confinement

Hot Chernobyl Reactor Enclosed in New Safe Confinement

  KIEV, Ukraine, November 30, 2016 (ENS) – Thirty years after the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, the radioactive remains of the power plant’s destroyed No.4 reactor have been safely enclosed following one of the world’s most ambitious...

 

Army to Evict Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

Army to Evict Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

  CANNONBALL, North Dakota, November 28, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has sent a letter informing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe that on December 5, it will “close” all lands north of the Cannonball River,...

 

1st Global Sustainable Transport Meeting Finds Consensus

1st Global Sustainable Transport Meeting Finds Consensus

  ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, November 28, 2016 (ENS) – The first-ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference concluded Sunday in the Central Asian country of Turkmenistan with sustainable transport welded into the United Nations global...

 

Green Nominee Stein Funds Vote Recount in Three States

Green Nominee Stein Funds Vote Recount in Three States

  MADISON, Wisconsin, November 25, 2016 (ENS) – The Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein says she met her crowd sourced fundraising goal early Thursday to pay for manual recounts of the vote in three key battleground states...

 

Double Jeopardy: Hurricane, Quake Hit Central America

Double Jeopardy: Hurricane, Quake Hit Central America

  MANAGUA, Nicaragua, November 26, 2016 (ENS) – Thousands of people living along Nicaragua’s coastal areas were forced to evacuate after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake jolted El Salvador and Nicaragua, just an hour after a powerful...

 

COP22: Nations Hold Fast to Paris Climate Accord

COP22: Nations Hold Fast to Paris Climate Accord

  MARRAKECH, Morocco, November 20, 2016 (ENS) – Countries fast-tracked the political and practical aims of the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement and accelerated global climate action at the 2016 UN climate change conference...

 

Police Crack Down on Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

Police Crack Down on Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

  MANDAN, North Dakota, November 20, 2016 (ENS) – North Dakota police and Morton County sheriffs are dealing tonight with what they are calling “an ongoing riot” in connection with the Dakota Access Pipeline. Authorities...

 

Business Demands Trump Keep USA in Climate Pact

Business Demands Trump Keep USA in Climate Pact

  MARRAKECH, Morocco, November 16, 2016 (ENS) – More than 365 businesses and investors from Fortune 500 firms to family-owned businesses sent a message today to President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump reaffirming their...

 

Zimbabwe’s Plans to Sell Ivory to China Blocked

Zimbabwe’s Plans to Sell Ivory to China Blocked

  By Adam Cruise HARARE, Zimbabwe, November 16, 2016 (ENS) – Zimbabwe’s Environment Minister wants to sell her country’s supposed US$10 billion ivory stockpile to China using an international legal loophole. Experts reply...

 

Earthquake Rattles New Zealand, Evacuees Flee Tsunami

Earthquake Rattles New Zealand, Evacuees Flee Tsunami

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, November 14, 2016 (ENS) – A severe earthquake struck just after three o’clock Monday morning local time near New Zealand’s South Island. The strong, long-rolling quake was felt across the South...

 

COP22: Global Energy Move to Renewables Accelerates

COP22: Global Energy Move to Renewables Accelerates

  MARRAKECH, Morocco, November 11, 2016 (ENS) – Today is Energy Day at COP22, the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech – a day to demonstrate action on global efforts to decarbonize the energy system – globally, country...

 

Trump Wins, Climate Loses

Trump Wins, Climate Loses

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 9, 2016 (ENS) – Republican and climate denier Donald Trump has won the U.S. presidential election, changing the global balance of power on climate change, just as the annual UN climate change conference...

 

Creative MIDORI Prize Winners Sustain Biodiversity

Creative MIDORI Prize Winners Sustain Biodiversity

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, November 7, 2016 (ENS) – Conserving Mexican islands and coasts, fostering the recovery of big cats in Russia’s Far East, and empowering women as seed keepers and organic farmers in India – the...

 
 
 
 

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