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Source: The Conversation - Chinas use of coal for electricity could peak as early as next year, then decline until 2020 in a turnaround of global importance, according to economist Ross Garnaut in a lecture presented at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne.
Source: Cleantechnica - Indian wind turbine manufacturers and project developers have been advised by the government to make efforts to increase annual capacity addition to five times its current level, a leading Indian newspaper has reported.
Source: Times of India - Ahead of the UN climate summit which is to be organized in New York on September 23 to give a political push to future negotiations, Indian scientists on Friday emphasized the need to take urgent steps to address the issue of climate change that has potential to adversely affect the country.
Source: El Peruano - Ante el cambio climático, en las punas de Lima y Junín se trabaja un proyecto para cuidar las vicuñas, el agua y los pastos, aumentando así la resistencia de sus poblaciones ante el nuevo escenario mundial.
Source: Pachamama Radio - Durante los próximo diez años, el Perú tendrá que invertir el equivalente al 4% de su Producto Bruto Interno (PBI) para hacer frente a los impactos del cambio climático, lo que implica alrededor de S/. 8,000 millones, informó la ONG Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), integrante del grupo Perú COP.
Source: Business Mirror - Johannes Kapelle has been playing the organ in the Protestant church of Proschim since he was 14. The 78-year-old is actively involved in his community, produces his own solar power and has raised three children with his wife on their farm in Proschim, a small village of 360 inhabitants in Lusatia, Germany.
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Source: Globe and Mail - In three large greenhouses southwest of Victoria, members of the TSou-ke First Nation are nurturing 15,000 wasabi seedlings, the small communitys latest business venture.
Source: Washington Post - Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away.
Source: Topeka Capital-Journal - Scrolling through slides on his laptop, Jon Möller displayed for a visitor recently myriad carbon emission targets for the governments of his Nordic home.
Source: eco-business.com - Norwegian researchers warn that hopes of getting an effective agreement on climate control will slip further away unless key polluting countries get serious about emissions reductions and face sanctions if they dont comply.
Source: Al Jazeers - This December, Peru will host the United Nations Climate Change Conference, during which representatives from 194 countries will convene in Lima to set the stage for a comprehensive international climate change agreement in 2015. The agreement would succeed the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on carbon emission reductions, which is set to expire in 2020. Ironically, in the run-up to the conference, Peru has substantially pared domestic environmental regulations arguing that this is necessary to attract investment
Source: RTCC - It is the question most vexing climate scientists right now: if the world is warming, why have air temperatures flatlined since the late 1990s? Seized on by climate sceptics as proof the whole thing is a hoax, the global warming pause has many possible explanations. The latest data analysis locates most of that missing heat deep in the Atlantic Ocean. While average surface temperatures hold steady, deep seawater is warming up.
Source: Energy Transition - Germany may not have much sun, but it is positioning itself to sell products to those who do. But while some solar manufacturers continue to struggle, German patent registrations have boomed in recent years not only for solar, but for wind power as well.
Source: UN News Centre - 21 August 2014 The United Nations expects over 300 initiatives to be announced two weeks from now at a major world conference aimed at fostering partnerships with small island developing States, a top UN organizing official today said. Speaking to reporters in New York before he leaves for the Samoan capital, Apia, the Conference's Secretary-General, Wu Hongbo, said that with much of the political work already agreed on, participants can focus on how to take these decisions forward and on generating sustainable partnerships.
Source: The Climate Group - NEW YORK: News articles which focus on the positive solutions to societal issues are more likely to attract greater engagement from readers, separate studies from the University of Texas and the University of Pennsylvania have confirmed. The Engaging News Project which is based at the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas recently released a report which found that articles which offer readers information on problem mitigation are perceived as more interesting and informative than those which merely describe the bleak reality.
Source: Bloomberg - Growing demand for electricity and falling costs for wind and solar power mean more renewable-energy projects will be commissioned this year in sub-Saharan Africa than were added from 2000 through 2013.
Source: The Washington Post - Recently I learned about Prius repellent a tricked-out truck takes deep swigs of diesel and spews black smog all over a tailing vehicle, preferably a hybrid. These ominous clouds signal that, in our national conversation about climate change, something has gone very wrong.
Source: The Diplomat - At its meeting Paris in December 2015, the United Nations climate change conference plans to finalize a comprehensive global greenhouse gas reduction protocol for the period beyond 2020. As the worlds largest emitter, Chinas reduction commitments will significantly determine the deals overall impact.