All posts tagged "Environment"
Report: Climate outlook improves as fewer coal plants built
BEIJING – Led by cutbacks in China and India, construction of new coal-fired power plants is falling worldwide, improving chances climate goals can be met despite earlier pessimism, three environmental groups said Wednesday. A joint report by...
- Posted March 22, 2017
Protesters Want to Meet with Rosselló to Show Evidence Against Arecibo Incinerator
SAN JUAN – A coalition of organizations against a proposed incinerator project in Arecibo held a protest Wednesday morning in front of the State Department in Old San Juan, taking advantage of ongoing transition hearings occurring at...
- Posted December 7, 2016
Google hits renewable energy goal in quest to pare pollution
SAN FRANCISCO — Google is crossing a milestone in its quest to reduce pollution caused by its digital services that devour massive amounts of electricity. The company says it believes that beginning next year, it will have...
- Posted December 6, 2016
UN nations fail to reach environmental goods deal
The agreement was already facing uncertainty about how Donald Trump's administration will approach it
- Posted December 4, 2016
4 major world cities pledge to eliminate diesel vehicles
MEXICO CITY — Host Mexico City has joined with Paris, Madrid and Athens in committing to eliminate diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025. The C40 Mayors Summit announced the agreement Thursday. A statement said the commitment...
- Posted December 2, 2016
Obama Blocks New Oil, Gas Drilling in Arctic Ocean
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the icy waters will harm whales, walruses and other wildlife and...
- Posted November 18, 2016
20,000 evacuated amid relentless rain in Dominican Republic
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Thousands of people along the Dominican Republic’s north coast were evacuated on Tuesday amid heavy rains that have caused widespread flooding and destroyed dozens of homes. More than 130 rural towns in...
- Posted November 15, 2016
Climate Envoy: World Moving Forward With or Without US
MARRAKECH, Morocco — China and other countries will stay committed to the Paris Agreement on climate change, irrespective of what the next U.S. administration decides to do, the outgoing U.S. climate envoy said Monday. Jonathan Pershing told...
- Posted November 14, 2016
2016 set to break heat record despite slowdown in emissions
MARRAKECH, Morocco — Global temperatures are soaring toward a record high this year, the U.N. weather agency said Monday, while another report showed emissions of a key global warming gas have flattened out in the past three...
- Posted November 14, 2016
John Kerry Talks Climate Change But Not Trump in Antarctica
MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry didn’t comment on President-elect Donald Trump’s election victory on Friday while visiting Antarctica, but did say that citizens who care about limiting emissions might have to march...
- Posted November 11, 2016