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Source: Vietnamnet - Dr. Le Huy Ba, Head of the Institute for Science, Technology and the Environment Management, noted that climate change was abnormal this year because the city faced three big problems, high tides, prolonged heat and more rainfall.
Source: Reuters - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday called for a global regime to protect the oceans, which he said were under threat from too much fishing, acidification from climate change, and marine pollution.
Source: Irish Times - The latest round of UN climate talks concluded in Bonn yesterday on an upbeat note, with a pledge that elements of a draft treaty aimed at curbing global warming would be circulated to the parties as early as July 15th.
Source: Xinhua - The second round of United Nations climate talks this year closed in Bonn on Sunday with progress towards a new global climate deal scheduled to be passed in 2015.
Source: AFP - A new round of talks on climate change sputtered to a close on Sunday, placing the onus on a UN summit in September to boost momentum for a global pact by the end of 2015.
Source: Deutsche Welle - The latest round of UN climate negotiations in Bonn ended on Sunday. Delegates and observers say a new constructive approach by key players has brought an upswing to the climate debate.
Source: Irish Times - The current phase of UN talks, as mandated by the Durban climate conference in 2012, is meant to conclude with an international treaty or other legal outcome at the Paris conference in 2015 to achieve the declared aim of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.
Source: Kyodo - Major greenhouse gas emitting countries have basically agreed to show their new emissions cut targets early next year.
Source: The Hindu - The advancement of the southwest monsoon, which has resulted in rain in several parts of the State, and good flow of wind energy into the State grid have helped electricity supply companies (Escoms) tide over the shortage of 1,200 MW of power that arose after Udupi Power Corporation Ltd. (UPCL) stopped generation.
Source: NewsOK.com - Since Oklahomas first case was confirmed 12 years ago, areas in the state have posted some of the highest rates of West Nile Virus in the nation.
Source: EurActiv - In the fight against climate change, the German government is pushing for quicker reforms than the European Commission over the EUs Emission Trading System (ETS).
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Source: Reuters - The German government wants the EU's carbon market reform plan to be implemented by 2017, four years earlier than the European Commission has proposed, Germany's Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said on Thursday.
Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer - The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has begun the process of preparing a National Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan (NASAP) in relation to the impact of Climate Change on the nations water resources.
Source: Guardian - Harvard historian Naomi Oreskes talks about her new book, which imagines that current inertia in the face of climate change will puzzle academics for centuries to come
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Putting a price on carbon doesn't work because no one wants to pay the real cost of using fossil fuels. But funding R&D and demonstration projects that lower clean-energy costs will create real economic incentives to fight climate change.
Source: Xinhua - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Friday urged the Group of 77 (G77) to work on the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goal by the 2015 deadline.
Source: Reuters - More than a quarter of all companies covered by Beijing's municipal carbon laws ignored a key reporting deadline, local media reported Friday, with some powerful companies questioning the local government trading body's authority to regulate them.