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Climate change threat key issue at Pacific Islands Forum

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:04
Source: Solomon Star News - The Pacific is a vast ocean - but some countries are obviously easier and quicker to get to than others. In recent years it's been in Tonga, Niue, Vanuatu, New Zealand and the Cook Islands. But in the last two years the northern Pacific has taken a turn - in 2013 it was in the Marshall Islands and this year it's the far-flung reaches of Palau.
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Neil Young signs on to save the rainforest - using solar powered mobile phones

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:04
Source: The Independent - Neil Young’s concern for the environment shows no sign of abating. 44 years after first singing “look at Mother Nature on the run in the 1970s”, the Canadian legend is following in Sting’s footsteps by throwing his weight behind a new project to save the rainforest.
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Delay Action on Climate Change by 10 Years and Costs Rocket 40%: Report

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:04
Source: TIME - The longer the U.S. holds off action to mitigate climate change, the more costly the effort will become, a new report shows
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Act now on climate change or see costs soar, White House says

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:04
Source: Reuters - Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the United States more in the long run, the White House said on Tuesday in a report meant to bolster a series of actions President Barack Obama has proposed to address global warming.
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Tanzania: Effects of Climate Change Features High at Youth Forum

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:04
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam) - THE East African Regional Youth Summit on Climate Change opened in Mwanza last week and participants deliberated on the impact of weather change on the region.
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Washington State outlines plans for carbon trading

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:04
Source: RTCC - Governor Jay Inslee prepares second attempt at developing cap and trade scheme in north west state
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New Zealand’s 'dramatic' ice loss could lead to severe decline of glaciers

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:04
Source: Guardian - Study says Southern Alps mountain range has lost 34% of permanent snow and ice since 1977
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Pacific leaders to discuss climate change, sustainable fishing during Pacific Islands Forum in Palau

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:04
Source: ABC Australia - Hundreds of delegates from across the Pacific are arriving in Koror in Palau to discuss climate change, non-communicable diseases and protecting marine life.
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Minorities aren't well represented in environmental groups, study says

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:04
Source: Phys.org - Minorities and people of color have not managed to break the "green ceiling" inside environmental organizations, and remain underrepresented on their staffs, according to a report released Monday.
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How many solar panels would it take to power Earth?

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:04
Source: Christian Science Monitor - What would a world powered by solar energy alone look like? According to one study, it would need to be enough solar panels to fill an area about the size of West Virginia.
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World’s religions unite for New York climate summit

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:04
Source: RTCC - Leaders from Christian, Muslim, Buddhist and other communities to gather ahead of Ban Ki-moon climate summit
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Climate change cooperation can start new phase in ties: Kerry

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:04
Source: The Hindu - Asserting that the solution to climate change is energy policy, Secretary of State John Kerry has fully supported the “saffron revolution” call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stating that cooperation between India and the US in the field would kick off a new chapter in bilateral ties.
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World's largest solar boat on Greek prehistoric mission

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:04
Source: NZ Herald - The world's largest solar boat, the catamaran PlanetSolar, will embark on a Greek mission to find one of the oldest sites inhabited by man in Europe, an organiser has said.
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Japan gives Caribbean US$15m for climate change projects

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:04
Source: Jamaica Observer - Japan is providing US$15 million to help several Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries cope with the impact of climate change.
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Shanghai carbon market cuts emissions 3.5%

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:04
Source: Reuters - The nearly 200 firms in Shanghai's emissions trading scheme cut their CO2 output by 5.3 million tonnes in 2013 compared with 2011, government officials said Monday, according to state-owned media.
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Solve climate change … make people smaller

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:04
Source: Guardian - Bigger people consume more energy, say researchers, who are proposing that reducing the size of humans could mitigate climate change
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Study: Climate change increases chance of slowdown in yields

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:04
Source: Des Moines Register - The odds of a major production slowdown of corn and wheat are as much as 20 times greater with climate change, according to researchers at Stanford University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
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Delegates review climate adaptation

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:04
Source: Fiji Times - REPRESENTATIVES from the food and agriculture sectors from 14 Pacific island countries are meeting in Nadi to share notes and discuss lessons learnt from a five-year pilot project designed to find adaptations to climate change issues faced by their respective communities
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Obama to attend UN climate summit in September

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:04
Source: AP - President Barack Obama will attend a United Nations summit on climate change in September.
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U.S. envoy to U.N. aviation body hopeful on airline climate plan

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:04
Source: Reuters - The new U.S. representative to the United Nations body that oversees civil aviation said on Friday he is hopeful the organization's members will be able to agree on a global system to curb carbon emissions from airlines.
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