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Shrinking ship bubbles ‘could counteract climate change’

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:49
Source: BBC - Getting ships to generate smaller bubbles as they sail across the oceans could counteract the impact of climate change, a study suggests.
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Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:49
Source: AFP - Word spread quickly: a polar bear, then two, were spotted near this remote Inuit village on the shores of Hudson Bay, about 1,800 kilometers (1,120 miles) north of Montreal.
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Unilever, Cargill push to green their palm oil chain

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:29
Source: Fortune - Facing growing concerns about deforestation in Asia, companies are pledging to use green palm oil.
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Burundi: German-Burundi-Israel Cooperation for Climate Change and Agriculture

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:29
Source: AllAfrica - The government of Israel is seeking a collaboration with Burundi to support climate change adaptation and agriculture. With their 'Africa Initiative' Israel and Germany aim to implement strategies and tools to reduce the vulnerability of the rural population to climate change impacts in vulnerable regions of Burundi.
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Vietnam submits BUR to UNFCCC Secretariat

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:29
Source: VietNamnet - Vietnam has submitted its first Biennial Update Reports (BUR) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat at the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP 20) held recently in Lima, Peru.
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Arctic squirrels blamed for climate change damage

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:29
Source: Independent - Rodents have been accused of everything from the Black Death to electrical fires over the centuries – now climate change can be added to the long list of mishaps for which they are to blame.
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These Are The Countries And Regions Most At Risk From Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:09
Source: International Business Times - The climate change deal that United Nations member states agreed to in Lima, Peru, on Sunday will raise billions of dollars to assist developing countries in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and extreme weather. U.N. member states will issue new standards to reduce carbon emissions by next year.
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More climate-change dollars for the developing world

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:09
Source: Jamaica Gleaner - WITH THE Green Climate Fund (GCF) set to come on stream next year and a recent infusion of capital into the Adaptation Fund (AF), developing countries have a better shot at preparing for climate-change impacts.
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Global NGOs differ with political leadership over outcome of Lima climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:09
Source: Times of India - Political leadership including from India, the COP presidency and the UNFCCC might have praised the Lima climate talks' outcome, but the NGOs across the globe have differed and said the result fell short of expectation and public demand as it was guided more by political expediency than the scientific urgency and concerns of the most vulnerable countries.
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Could carbon pricing enhance energy poverty?

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:09
Source: Devex - Scientists and development institutions agree that putting a price on carbon is one of the most effective ways to fight climate change.
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UN's Clean Development Market Mechanism Future in Doubt, Largely Sidelined in Lima

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:09
Source: Bloomberg BNA - The United Nations’ Clean Development Mechanism, a plan to use market forces to curb greenhouse gas emissions that once was hailed as among the most important and resilient parts of the UN process to confront climate change, is fighting to survive and remain relevant.
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Three New Fellows to Help Guide NREL Research

NREL - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently named Richard DeBlasio, Sarah Kurtz and Suhuai Wei to its Research Fellows Council, the laboratory's top advisory council, comprised of internationally recognized NREL scientists and engineers.
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California pensions should divest coal assets -state senate leader

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:24
Source: Reuters - California pension plans would divest all assets related to the coal industry under a measure the leader of the state senate said he will propose to reduce support for an industry that critics blame for contributing to climate change.
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'Lima held no hope for an India facing extreme weather patterns'

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:24
Source: IANS - The recently-concluded climate change talks in Lima failed to catalyze any optimism for the next round at Paris 2015, signalling little hope for India that is already reeling under extreme weather patterns, experts said.
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Climate change will leave Christmas trees in hot water

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:24
Source: New Scientist - Our warming climate is bad news for Christmas trees. Norwegian spruces risk getting cold feet as the insulating blanket of snow that protects their roots from Scandinavian winters thins.
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Nations' climate laws key to global pact

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:24
Source: Straits Times - With the prospects for a comprehensive, global treaty carrying the required ambition remaining uncertain in 2015, there is growing consensus that a better and faster response to climate change is badly needed.
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India-US climate talks to focus on clean energy, tech R&D

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:24
Source: Economic Times - India and the United States are expected to announce a joint effort to tackle climate change with focus on clean energy and technology R&D during President Barack Obama's visit to the country in January.
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How to talk climate change in Paris

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:04
Source: The Hindu -
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