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UN chief stresses need to mitigate climate change patterns

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:14
Source: New Kerala - With extreme weather and changing climatic patterns taking a heavier toll on the planet, mitigating and adapting to them remains "among the great tests of our time,"Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday
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Global warming is now slowing down the circulation of the oceans — with potentially dire consequences

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:14
Source: Washington Post - Welcome to this week’s installment of “Don’t Mess with Geophysics.” Last week, we learned about the possible destabilization of the Totten Glacier of East Antarctica, which could unleash over 11 feet of sea level rise in coming centuries.
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Live Earth Revived: All Roads Lead to Paris

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:14
Source: Huffington Post - The exciting yearlong build up to the UN climate negotiations this December has just got better with the announcement of Live Earth - Road to Paris
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Greenhouse gas emissions: Who’s responsible for climate policy in Canada?

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:14
Source: Globe and Mail - As Canada gears up for the UN climate summit in December, federal and provincial governments are laying out their agendas. Meanwhile, neither the provinces nor Ottawa are on track to meet their own targets
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Insurance industry demands 'ambitious, meaningful' global climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:14
Source: BusinessGreen - The UK's insurance industry will today join with green groups and academics to call on world leaders to sign an ambitious global deal on tackling climate change at a major summit in Paris later this year.
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Experts pitch for fossil fuels to drive growth in India

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:14
Source: Financial Express - Ahead of a crucial climate meet in Paris later this year, energy experts here today advocated growth powered by fossil fuels for ending poverty in India as they said the country accounts for very low per-capita carbon emissions as compared to the developed nations.
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Norwegian parliament votes on new climate change law

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 07:54
Source: RTCC - Norway’s parliament will tomorrow vote on plans to create the country’s first flagship climate change law by the summer of 2017
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Countries reveal progress on 2020 forest restoration challenge

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 07:54
Source: RTCC - Ethiopia, US and Mexico among countries pledging action at Bonn meeting to cut carbon emissions and create jobs
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Niue leader expects more climate devastation in region

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:14
Source: Radio New Zealand International - The Premier of Niue says Pacific Islands are likely to face more destruction from extreme storms while the trend of climate change is left unchecked.
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Brazil’s Deforestation Rates Are on the Rise Again

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:14
Source: Newsweek - In a world hungry for environmental success stories, Brazil has been the closest thing we have to a golden child.
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World Water Day 2015: UN calls for global unity in pursuit of better water access for all

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:14
Source: New Kerala - In his message marking the 2015 edition of World Water Day, observed annually on 22 March, the Secretary-General warned that access to safe drinking water and sanitation was among "the most urgent issues" affecting populations across the globe
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Climate change: China official warns of 'huge impact'

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:54
Source: BBC - Climate change could have a "huge impact" on China, reducing crop yields and harming the environment, the country's top weather scientist has warned, in a rare official admission.
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The climate wars are upon us

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:54
Source: Al-Jazeera -
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Warming oceans storing up long term climate impacts, says WMO

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:54
Source: RTCC - Sea surface temperatures warmer than average across parts of Pacific and Atlantic in 2014, says UN weather agency
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Paris will ban half of all cars from driving Monday to combat pollution

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:54
Source: The Week - Beset by worrisome smog, Paris on Monday will ban half of all personal vehicles from the streets, Mayor Anne Hidalgo said Saturday.
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Solar sails set course for a new journey into renewable energy

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:54
Source: Guardian - Perry Carroll of The Solar Cloth Company explains why his flexible solar sail panels can generate energy not only at on sea but on millions of spaces on land
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Urban homes emit more greenhouse gases than industry: Study

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:54
Source: Economic Times - The industrial sector has been taking the flak for emitting high levels of hazardous gases over the years but it might ultimately be our homes that are responsible for the highest emission of greenhouse gases.
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China’s top weather expert warns of ‘huge impacts’ due to climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:54
Source: AFP/Jiji - China’s top weather official has issued a stark warning on climate change, saying that rising temperatures could have “huge impacts” on the world’s most populous country, state media reported Sunday.
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UN calls for action as global water crisis looms

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:34
Source: Deutsche Welle - The UN has warned that the world will soon face a crisis of huge dimensions if water management does not improve. Population growth and climate change are among the factors fueling the problem.
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Forest conservation key to combating climate change, say UN officials

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:34
Source: Jamaica Observer - THE sustainable management and conservation of forests must be considered in the design and implementation of the new sustainable development goals and the new climate change agreement to be adopted this December in Paris, according to UN officials and forest experts in messages for the International Day of Forests, which will be observed tomorrow.
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