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Source: South China Morning Post - Fear of global warming has sparked a surprising collaboration, with China and the US working together on a number of clean-energy projects.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor - How UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres became a fierce crusader to lower Earth's thermostat. A visceral connection to the planet from the now-extinct golden toads of her childhood in the Costa Rican jungle to shrinking glaciers moves her to tears.
Source: Reuters - An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City on Sunday, easily exceeding organizers' hopes for the largest protest on the issue in history.
Source: The Guardian - Poet and performance artist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner has one thing to say at the opening ceremony of the United Nations Climate Summit: I want to bring my peoples message out to the world, that climate change is a threat we need to take more seriously. Jetnil-Kijiner, 26, is one of just four people chosen to address the opening of Ban Ki-Moons global assembly in New York.
Source: The Guardian - Barack Obama will not be pledging any cash to a near-empty fund for poor countries at a United Nations summit on climate change next week, the UN special climate change envoy said on Friday.
Source: EurActiv - Impoverished states have had to divert large chunks of their budget to adapt to climate change and run the risk of crowding out spending on health and education, a new report suggests.
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will test power inverters submitted to the Little Box Challenge presented by Google and the IEEE Power Electronics Society. The Challenge is an open competition to build smaller power inverters for use in solar power systems. The winner of the $1 million prize will have designed and built a kilowatt-scale inverter with the highest power density – at least 50 Watts per cubic inch.
Source: The Economist - Our guide to the actions that have done the most to slow global warming.
Source: USA Today - Climate change will take center stage in New York City next week with a triple-header of events intended to shine a spotlight on global warming.
Source: South China Morning Post - Chinas top climate change official on Friday stopped short of signalling new commitments ahead of next weeks UN climate summit, saying Beijing would explain some positive actions it will take after 2020.
Source: The Guardian - More than 340 institutions managing £15tn of assets say governments must put a meaningful price on carbon.
Source: The Huffington Post - This is the transcript of a video "address to the world" released by President Loeak on 18 September 2014 ahead of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit.
Source: Voice of America - A leading climate scientist warns failure to act on reducing threats from climate change will have disastrous global consequences. He said the science on climate change is solid and inaction is no solution.
Source: BBC News - Farmers in the northern Indian state of Haryana have been getting help from new technology, like the GreenSeeker - a handheld gadget that works as a crop sensor.
Source: The Guardian - Action on climate change is not bad for business, it is the only rational choice, Prince Charles will tell a summit of world leaders meeting to discuss the issue.
Source: Bloomberg - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moons strategy to forge a global climate agreement by 2015 will enter a new phase next week when more than 120 world leaders meet in New York to discuss greenhouse gas cuts.
Source: The Age - Australia is refusing to take a plan for deeper cuts to greenhouse gas emissions to a special world leaders' climate summit in New York next week, rejecting calls from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Thirty clean energy companies will present their business cases to a panel of investors and industry experts Oct. 28 and 29 in Denver, as the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosts its annual Industry Growth Forum.
Source: Radio Australia - His voyage is a precursor to the UN Climate Summit in New York, just five days away, where he will urge large nations to cosider how climate change impacts small island nations like his.
Source: Discovery News - Sharks exposed to ocean water acidified by too much carbon dioxide alter their behavior, swimming in longer spurts than sharks in typical ocean water, particularly during their nighttime wanderings.