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World Wetlands Day: An Australian Wetland in Crisis

Article: World Wetlands Day: An Australian Wetland in Crisis

CANBERRA, Australia, February 2, 2009 (ENS) – Today, Australia’s Labor government used the occasion of World Wetlands Day to slam the former Liberal government for its treatment of the country’s 65 wetlands that are officially designated under the Ramsar treaty. World Wetlands Day marks the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands on…

California Leads States Demanding EPA Tackle Global Warming

Article: California Leads States Demanding EPA Tackle Global Warming

SACRAMENTO, California, December 4, 2008 (ENS) – California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. once again is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use its authority under the Clean Air Act to combat climate change. With U.S. greenhouse gas emissions rising year after year, according to a report issued this week by the U.S.…

Slashing Coal Emissions Alone May Avert Climate Threat

Article: Slashing Coal Emissions Alone May Avert Climate Threat

NEW YORK, New York, September 12, 2008 (ENS) – An ongoing rise in atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide emitted by burning fossil fuels might be kept below harmful levels if emissions from coal are phased out within the next few decades, says Dr. James Hansen, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for…

EPA Chief Reluctant to Regulate Greenhouse Gases

Article: EPA Chief Reluctant to Regulate Greenhouse Gases

WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2008 (ENS) – The public will have an opportunity to comment before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency takes any action to regulate the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change, EPA chief Stephen Johnson told members of Congress in a letter on Thursday. Johnson said he will solicit public input through an…

UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions On Track to Hit Kyoto Target

Article: UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions On Track to Hit Kyoto Target

LONDON, UK, March 27, 2008 (ENS) – Environment Secretary Hilary Benn today said that the UK is making progress on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but there is still much work to do. Provisional statistics published today for total UK greenhouse gas emissions for 2007 showed a drop of two percent below the previous year, with…