climate action

Without Delay: Congress to Fast-Track Climate Legislation

Without Delay: Congress to Fast-Track Climate Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC, January 15, 2009 (ENS) – The heads of some of America’s largest corporations together with the leaders of five of the country’s largest environmental groups today presented a joint plan to Congress for climate protection legislation. Congressional Democrats met their call for immediate action with assurances that they agree – there is no…

Climate Protesters Occupy Britain's Stansted Airport

Climate Protesters Occupy Britain's Stansted Airport

LONDON, UK, December 8, 2008 (ENS) – Protesters from the climate action group Plane Stupid this morning shut down Britain’s third largest airport by cutting through the perimeter fence and camping on the runway, surrounding themselves with fortified security fencing. The protest at Stansted Airport just north of London began at 3:15 this morning while…

Chicago Sets Goals for a Cooler City

Chicago Sets Goals for a Cooler City

CHICAGO, Illinois, September 19, 2008 (ENS) – Mayor Richard Daley has set Chicago on a cooler path by outlining strategies to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions and avert climate change. The Chicago Climate Action Plan introduced Thursday would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent of 1990 levels by 2020 by retrofitting commercial and…

Climate Change Bills Proliferate in Congress

Climate Change Bills Proliferate in Congress

WASHINGTON, DC, May 30, 2008 (ENS) – Congress will consider climate change legislation in a variety of forms next week when legislators return to Washington. Both House and Senate have bills to work with and changes to measures previously introduced. A measure that would reduce greenhouse gases according to scientific targets and reinvest any revenue…

Greenhouse Gas Cuts Easy on American Wallets: Analysis

Greenhouse Gas Cuts Easy on American Wallets: Analysis

WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2008 (ENS) – The overall cost of capping greenhouse gases for the average American family will amount to less than one percent of household budgets over the next two decades, finds a new analysis released Monday by the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund. The anticipated cost to the U.S. economy of reducing…

San Francisco Mayor Issues Roadmap to a Greener City

San Francisco Mayor Issues Roadmap to a Greener City

SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Tuesday released SForward, the roadmap to achieve his environmental goal of a 20 percent decrease in emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide below 1990 levels by 2010. The plan also aims to achieve carbon neutrality for city government by 2020. SForward…