The Guardian (9/21) said 31 nations, including Brazil, formally joined the Paris Agreement at a special event hosted by Ban Ki-moon at the U.N. General Assembly. A total of 60 countries, representing 48 percent of global emissions, have now ratified the climate accord.
An U.N. press release (9/21) listed the 31 countries that joined the accord and noted that another 14 countries, representing 12.6 percent of global emissions, intend to join in 2016.
Bloomberg (9/16) said the E.U. may be able to ratify the Paris Agreement by early October.
The New York Times (9/19) reported that airline carrier JetBlue agreed to buy ten-years’ worth of biofuels as an alternative fuel source in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Christian Science Monitor (9/20) said Apple and Bank of America joined RE100, a global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100 percent renewable energy, during Climate Week NYC 2016.
AP (9/15) reported that summer Arctic sea ice shrank to its second lowest level on record, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
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