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How taking the 'perma' out of permafrost could accelerate global warming

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Christian Science Monitor - In the Arctic, where, thanks to global warming, permafrost is failing to live up to its name, more organic material is becoming available, and this could spell even more global warming.
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'Yolanda' could be a norm for the Philippines in near future, Salceda warns

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Philippine News Agency - The onset of the rainy season and the typhoons that come with it have understandably elicited apprehension among many Filipinos who fear another supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) may visit them.
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Scientists seek climate-friendly cow of the future

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Financial Times - A White House climate initiative has boosted a quixotic search for the “cow of the future”, a next-generation creature whose greenhouse gas emissions would be cut by anti-methane pills, burp scanners and gas backpacks.
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Polish Government Approves Renewable Energy Bill

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Reuters - Poland's government approved a long-awaited draft law on Tuesday that lays out new long-term subsidies for renewable energy, aiming to cut costs to consumers as well as help the coal-reliant country meet EU climate targets.
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Are CEOs Ready for Climate Change?

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Wall Street Journal - Fred Krupp goes about his business as head of the Environmental Defense Fund by applying leverage where the interests of business and the environment intersect. He sat down with The Wall Street Journal's John Bussey to discuss climate change.
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Many nations wary of extracting carbon from air to fix climate

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Reuters - Many nations want a draft U.N. report to tone down prospects for sucking greenhouse gases from the air to help fix global warming, reckoning the technologies are risky, documents seen by Reuters show.
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World 'needs Plan B' on climate - IPCC report

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: BBC - The world needs a Plan B on climate change because politicians are failing to reduce carbon emissions, according to a UN report. It warns governments if they overshoot their short-term carbon targets they will have to cut CO2 even faster in the second half of the century to keep climate change manageable.
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Why are so many veterans serving in the solar industry?

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: GreenBiz - The U.S. solar industry has grown dramatically across the country in recent years, creating tens of thousands of new jobs along the way.
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Ukraine races to spend carbon cash after Japan sets deadline

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Reuters - Ukraine, battling political crisis, is having to find ways to finish spending $800 million it earned through Kyoto Protocol emissions rights sales, after Japanese officials warned Kiev it had a year before Tokyo would demand its money back.
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UN climate panel chair calls for 'enlightenment'

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: AP - The head of the United Nations scientific panel on climate change urged diplomats and scientists to show "enlightenment" Monday, as they began a weeklong meeting aimed at spelling out in plain terms what options the world has if it wants to prevent catastrophic global warming.
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Has climate change adaptation lost its way?

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:34
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China's green environmental march benefits US, world (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:34
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German cabinet set to approve flagship renewable energy reform

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - The German government will give its blessing on Tuesday to a sweeping reform of renewable energy laws designed to slow cost increases as Europe's largest economy moves to nearly double its green power share to 45 percent by 2025.
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Showtime's 'Years of Living Dangerously' looks at climate change through '60 Minutes' storytelling

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: Sun Herald - Whatever you believe about climate change, there's no doubt that weather is causing catastrophic events around the globe -- Hurricane Katrina is just one example.
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Philippine experts divided over climate change action

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: Guardian - As governments meet in Berlin, scientists and farmers on the frontline of climate change in the Philippines are at odds over how best to adapt agriculture to the much higher temperatures and weather extremes expected over the next century.
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After refusing to divest from fossil fuels, Harvard takes new steps to promote the environment

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: Boston Globe - Six months after announcing that Harvard would not divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry, President Drew Faust unveiled several new initiatives today to strengthen the university’s commitment to environmental sustainability and renewable energy.
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Shell, Unilever Seek 1 Trillion-Ton Limit on Carbon Emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek - Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and Unilever NV (UNA) joined 68 other companies in urging world governments to cap cumulative carbon emissions since the industrial revolution to 1 trillion metric tons to contain rising temperatures.
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Harvard adopts 'responsible investment' principles

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - Harvard University said on Monday it adopted a set of environmental and social investing principles backed by the United Nations for its huge endowment fund, a move that could add pressure on companies in its portfolio to make more disclosures on areas like carbon emissions.
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World Bank: Man on a mission (Analysis)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:34
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Norway wealth fund to ramp up renewable energy investments

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:04
Source: Reuters - Norway's $860 billion oil fund should scale up its investments in renewable energy and weigh the risk to future returns posed by climate change, the finance ministry said on Friday, a shift green groups said was insufficient.
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