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Top court mostly upholds Obama bid to curb carbon emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:24
Source: Reuters - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday largely upheld the Obama administration's authority to curb greenhouse gases from major emitters like power plants and refineries in a ruling that nonetheless exempted some smaller sources from the regulation.
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UK and Germany break solar power records

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:24
Source: The Guardian - Britain and Germany have broken records for generating solar electricity in the last few weeks, according to new industry figures.
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New UN Assembly Pushes Climate Change, Environment As Top World Priority

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:49
Source: AP - The first-ever United Nations Environmental Assembly opened in Kenya on Monday, as more than 150 high-level delegations began a weeklong examination of the intersection between global economic progress and the environment.
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World Bank: Climate policies could generate $2.6 trillion a year

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:49
Source: RTCC - Smart climate policies in the US, EU, Brazil, China, India and Mexico could add up to US$ 2.6trillion to the world’s economy a year, according to the World Bank.
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EU mulls cutting energy use by 35%

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:49
Source: EurActiv - To maintain Europe’s emissions-cutting momentum, a 30% cut in energy usage is needed by 2030, rising to 35% if the EU wants to reap the benefits of energy security, jobs and growth, says a draft communication for the bloc’s energy efficiency review, seen by EurActiv.
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Evidence grows that warming Arctic may cause extreme weather

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:49
Source: RTCC - Rapid warming of the Arctic may be linked with recent extreme weather in Europe and the United States, a paper found this week, finding more evidence for one piece in the jigsaw.
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US mayors unanimously pass climate change ideas

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:49
Source: AP - A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country unanimously approved a resolution Monday that calls on cities to use natural solutions to fight the effects of climate change.
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Too Hot to Handle

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:49
Source: NYT - Hot weather kills more Americans than all other natural disasters combined, and the casualties continue to climb despite decades of warnings about how to recognize the signs of heat stress and take prompt corrective action.
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Parts Of America Will Be 'Unsuited For Outdoor Activity' Thanks To Climate Change, Report Finds

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:24
Source: Reuters - The old adage, "it's not the heat, it's the humidity," will come into play more often and in more places because of climate change, with life-altering results in southern U.S. cities from Miami to Atlanta to Washington and even northern ones such as New York, Chicago and Seattle.
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US Mayors to Use Nature to Fight Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:24
Source: The AP - Mayors from the GOP-dominated states of Texas and Arizona are calling on cities to use nature to fight the impacts of climate change, even while Republican governors and lawmakers repeatedly question the science that shows human-caused pollution contributes to global warming.
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[Editorial] The Coming Climate Crash - Lessons for Climate Change in the 2008 Recession

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:24
Source: New York Times - THERE is a time for weighing evidence and a time for acting. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout my work in finance, government and conservation, it is to act before problems become too big to manage.
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Former Bush Treasury Secretary: We Can Prevent A ‘Climate Crash’ With A Carbon Tax

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:24
Source: Think Progress - There is an amazing op-ed in Sunday’s New York Times, “The Coming Climate Crash: Lessons for Climate Change in the 2008 Recession.” What’s amazing isn’t so much the content — the climate crisis is real, we’re close to crossing catastrophic and irreversible tipping points, we have the technology to start slashing carbon pollution now, and we need a carbon price to jumpstart the process. You’ve heard it many times from the nation’s and world’s top scientists, from Al Gore and Bill McKibben, and here on Climate Progress. But this piece is by Henry M. Paulson Jr.
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Cough, Cough: Climate Change May Worsen Air Pollution

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:09
Source: NBC News - Residents of bulging metropolises around the world should brace for an increase in stagnant, polluted air that hangs around for days as a result of climate change-related shifts in wind and rainfall patterns, according to a new study.
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Australians unhappy over Coalition's response to climate challenge

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 07:49
Source: The Guardian - The Australian public is deeply unhappy over the government’s response to the challenge of climate change, amid a revival in support for climate science and a strengthening belief that Australia is already feeling the impact of a warming planet, according to new polling.
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Emperor penguins are adapting to climate change in surprising ways

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 07:49
Source: Tech Times - Emperor penguins, long thought to be tied to a single breeding location they would return to year after year, have shown they're willing to relocate their nesting grounds in response to climate change, a study has found.
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Leaders must be serious about Climate Change- Former Prez. Kufuor

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 07:49
Source: Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has asked world leaders, especially, African governments to show serious political commitment towards addressing climate change issues and find ways to mitigate its impacts on their people
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Wanted in the Caribbean: Regional response to global climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 07:24
Source: Trinidad Guardian - Will Caribbean leaders work together to respond to the global challenge of climate change? That’s the question that arises as the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) continues to release its latest global report on climate change, which is scheduled for completion in October.
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Mayors Sign Climate Protection Agreement, Endorse Innovative Climate Solutions

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 07:24
Source: Think Progress - Confronting climate change is a major agenda item at this week’s U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Dallas, Texas, including climate protection awards, climate panels, and a discussion with U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and U.S. DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz. Mayors signed the latest version of the Climate Protection Agreement — endorsed by over 1,000 mayors, it supports a national goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050 amongst other things.
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[Opinion] Keep the climate, change the economy

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 07:24
Source: The Guardian - This month, the Obama administration announced new rules aimed at cutting carbon pollution from power stations by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030. Never before has a US president attempted to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power stations and the move has been hailed by scientists and policymakers as an important step towards a global economy powered by clean energy.
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Could future clothes, bottles and chairs be made from carbon emissions?

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 07:24
Source: The Guardian - Finding materials that are both sustainable and affordable has long been a central quandary in sustainable design. Certainly, high-cost, high-end materials, like sustainably-sourced hardwoods and post-consumer paper products, exist. However, the price of these products often pushes them out of the reach of many consumers.
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