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What these Christians are giving up for Lent: Fossil fuels

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:59
Source: Washington Post - A new initiative in the United Kingdom is not only calling for Christian communities to band together in support of clean energy, but actually helping them get their own electricity that way.
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Obama says climate rule on 'strong legal footing'

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:59
Source: AP - President Barack Obama says he is very confident his administration is on "strong legal footing" in its defense of a key piece of his climate-change agenda.
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UN agency: Major droughts count rises amid record-hot 2015

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:59
Source: AP - The U.N. agency specializing in reduction of disaster risks says the Earth faced more than twice as many major droughts last year than the average of the last decade.
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Increasing water on land slowing down rising seas

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:59
Source: IANS - While ice sheets and glaciers continue to melt, climate change over the past decade has caused Earth's continents to soak up and store an extra 3.2 trillion tons of water in soils, lakes and underground aquifers -- temporarily slowing the rate of sea level rise by about 20 percent, scientists have revealed.
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Sweden to go carbon neutral by 2045

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:59
Source: Climate Home - Seven out of eight parliamentary parties back proposal for rapid greenhouse gas emissions cuts, boosted by Paris agreement
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China breezes past EU to become wind power leader

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:59
Source: Climate Home - Booming market grew 27% in 2015 edging past European Union for first time, says industry group
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Climate change ‘forcing species to move’

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:59
Source: Japan Times - Warming temperatures are causing about half of the world’s plants and animals to move location, an international conference in Australia heard Wednesday, with every major type of species affected.
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The solution to climate change that has nothing to do with cars or coal

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:59
Source: Washington Post - Of all the components of the recent Paris accord on climate change, the one that probably got the least attention but could have the most immediate potential involves the world’s forests.
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UN asks the world: What does the Paris Agreement mean for you?

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:59
Source: BusinessGreen - UN launches new social media campaign to boost public support for climate deal ahead of treaty-signing ceremony in April
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Nueve de diez desastres naturales, relacionados con el cambio climático

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:59
Source: El Informador - Nueve de cada diez desastres naturales están relacionado con el cambio climático, según los datos presentados hoy por la Oficina de la ONU para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres y el Centro de Investigación de la Epidemiología de los Desastres.
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Renewable Fuels from Algae Boosted by NREL Refinery Process

NREL - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 08:00
A new biorefinery process developed by scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has proven to be significantly more effective at producing ethanol from algae than previous research.
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NREL Helps Establish New PV Quality Standards for Manufacturers

NREL - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 08:00
Working with partners around the world, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have completed five years of work toward helping establish an international quality standard for manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) modules.
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NREL Explains the Higher Cellulolytic Activity of a Vital Microorganism

NREL - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:00
Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) say better understanding of a bacterium could lead to cheaper production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels.
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NREL Patents Method for Continuous Monitoring of Materials During Manufacturing

NREL - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was recently issued a patent for a novel method that rapidly characterizes specialized materials during the manufacturing process. This approach significantly improves on standard quality control techniques by allowing for complete monitoring of materials without interrupting workflow.
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Low prices raise concerns for China carbon market

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 09:39
Source: Climate Home - Seven pilot schemes are swamped with pollution permits, analysts say, boding ill for national roll-out of mammoth climate policy
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NATO: Green energy saves soldiers’ lives

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 09:39
Source: Climate Home - Smart grids, roll-up solar panels and wind offer safer forms of energy for troops in hostile environments, says world’s largest military alliance in annual report
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Fossil fuel campaign puts new target on Australia's insurers

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 09:39
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Insurance companies are shaping as the next battlefront in the local fossil fuels divestment fight.
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Europe's recent summers were the 'warmest in 2,000 years'

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 09:39
Source: BBC - The past 30 years in Europe have likely been the warmest in more than two millennia, according to new research.
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Haunting Photos Show Effects Of Climate Change In Bangladesh

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 09:39
Source: Huffington Post - The number of climate change refugees in Bangladesh is expected to increase dramatically in the coming decades.
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Paris Agreement 'decisive turning point' on climate change, says new UN senior adviser

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 09:39
Source: UN News Centre - Less than two months after 196 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the Paris Agreement, the global community is already seeing signs of it being a decisive turning point, according to a senior UN official dealing with climate issues.
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