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Americans care deeply about 'global warming' – but not 'climate change'

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 07:49
Source: Guardian - Yale researchers have found that the two terms, often used interchangeably, generate very different responses
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World Meteorological Organization: Carbon Dioxide hits 400ppm, 'Time is running out'

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 08:09
Source: UPI - The World Meteorological Association (WMO) announced Monday that the average monthly concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the northern hemisphere exceeded 400 parts per million (ppm) in April, the highest monthly average on record.
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Venezuela creará comisión presidencial para cambio climático

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 08:09
Source: Prensa Latina - El presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, anunció hoy la creación de una comisión presidencial para el cambio climático que articulará una política de Estado para transformar el modelo económico de la nación hacia un modelo verde.
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Compact orchards growing in Greater Boston

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 07:49
Source: Boston Globe - Boston neighborhoods like Dorchester and Roxbury, with their farmhouses, fields, and orchards, were known for producing some of the tastiest fruit in 19th-century America, including the famous Roxbury russet apple still prized for taste and disease-resistance.
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Pacific nations urge climate change action, ask Australia for help

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 07:49
Source: ABC Australia - Songs of the Pacific have been heard at Parliament House as islanders from countries likely to be most at threat from rising sea levels braved the Canberra winter to highlight the issue of climate change.
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Climate change: ‘Media needs to step up to teach people about environment issues’

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 07:49
Source: Express Tribune - The media should play a role in tackling climate change issues in country as the people rely on it to get their information, urged environmentalists.
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White House to propose rule giving states free rein to meet emission reduction goals

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 07:49
Source: Wall Street Journal - The Obama administration will next week unveil a cornerstone of its climate-change initiative with a proposed rule aimed at allowing states to use cap-and-trade systems, renewable energy and other measures to meet aggressive goals for reducing carbon emissions by existing power plants.
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'Time running out' as CO2 levels hit new high: UN

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 07:49
Source: AFP - Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the UN's weather agency said Monday, highlighting the urgency of curbing manmade, climate-altering greenhouse gases.
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Northern hemisphere hits carbon dioxide milestone in April

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - Carbon dioxide levels throughout the northern hemisphere hit 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in human history in April, an ominous threshold for climate change, the World Meteorological Organization said on Monday.
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Governments Await Obama’s Move on Carbon to Gauge U.S. Climate Efforts

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 07:49
Source: NY Times - President Obama is expected to announce on Monday an Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution from the nation’s fleet of 600 coal-fired power plants, in a speech that government analysts in Beijing, Brussels and beyond will scrutinize to determine how serious the president is about fighting global warming.
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Wary of Climate Change, Indonesia Looks to Lawmakers for Solutions

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 07:49
Source: IPS - Comprised of over 17,000 islands that are highly susceptible to rising seas, Indonesia is taking stock of its position as the world’s third leading emitter of greenhouse gases after the United States and China.
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Q&A: Peru’s environment minister on COP20 climate summit

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 08:09
Source: SciDev.net - The next UN climate summit, which will take place in Latin America, in Lima, Peru, is on the horizon (1-12 December). It is the last step towards the potentially pivotal 2015 summit in Paris, France, where a new international climate agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol that was adopted in 1997 is expected to take shape.
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Providence poet sets up booth to offer ‘climate anxiety counseling’

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 08:09
Source: Providence Journal - Walk by Burnside Park these days — past the eclectic mix of hawking vendors, hustling commuters and napping vagrants — and you’ll come across a woman sitting at a table with a peculiar yet inviting sign.
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China, EU launched three-year cooperation on “Carbon Emissions Trading Scheme”

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 07:49
Source: People's Daily Online - China and EU launched a three-year cooperation on a Carbon Emissions Trading Scheme during the China-EU bilateral dialogue on climate change held on May 20. EU will contribute 5 million euros to the project.
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Right way to usher in Memorial Day 2050 (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 07:49
Source: New Straits Times -
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How will climate change affect livelihoods in South Asia?

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 07:49
Source: IANS - How does a warming environment affect rainfall, cropping patterns, livelihoods? What could be the alternatives that people whose livelihoods are hit by the effects of climate change do to cope?
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Climate change is a business problem

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 07:49
Source: Financial Times - The message from climate scientists is stark. Recent reports from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change say it is now virtually certain that human activity is warming the planet and that we are on course for dangerous changes in temperature unless we take drastic action.
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Why do next week’s UN climate talks in Bonn matter?

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 07:49
Source: RTCC - Few announcements expected, but meeting offers opportunity to build relationships ahead of Ban Ki-moon summit
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Methodist Church In North Carolina Celebrating Energy From The Sun

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 07:49
Source: Cleantechnica - On June 15 members of the Highland United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina will come together to celebrate
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Buying Insurance Against Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 07:49
Source: NY Times - The third National Climate Assessment report — released on May 6 by the White House, and representing the work of more than 240 scientists — warns us about our hazardous future and offers many good ideas for dealing with it.
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