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Thailand tests floating homes in region grappling with floods

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 09:04
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Nestled among hundreds of identical white and brown two-storey homes crammed in this neighbourhood for factory workers is a house with a trick - one not immediately apparent from its green-painted drywall and grey shade panels.
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U.S. Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone XL approval

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 09:04
Source: Reuters - The U.S. Senate failed on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the controversial project to await an administration decision on whether to permit or deny it.
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China tries to ditch its coal addiction, reduce energy intensity

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 09:04
Source: Reuters - China will boost efforts this year to rid itself of a strong addiction to coal in a bid to reduce damaging pollution as well as cut the energy intensity of its economy, which is expected to grow at its lowest rate in 25 years.
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Africa has ‘no responsibility’ for climate change: Sisi

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 09:04
Source: Cairo Post - “African countries have no historical responsibility for global warming,” said President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi Wednesday.
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Make 2015 the year we did our best for the planet

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 09:04
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Colorado High School Students Fight for Top Spot in Battle of the Brains

NREL - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 08:00
On March 7, Colorado high school students will rack their brains to quickly find answers to rapid-fire questions at the 25th Colorado High School Science Bowl. Competition rounds begin at 9 a.m. and will last until 12:30 p.m., at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO.
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Nineteen EU nations hand out 500 mln free 2015 CO2 permits

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:44
Source: Reuters - Nineteen countries, including Germany, Britain and France, have so far handed out a total of around 500 million free European Union carbon permits to industry to cover their 2015 emissions, European Commission data showed on Tuesday.
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Senate committee battles over climate change transparency

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:44
Source: Boston Globe - In a new chapter in Congress’s battle over climate change and how to address it, senators on the Environment and Public Works Committee are dueling over scientific conflicts of interest and academic freedom.
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Grandmother walks across country for climate awareness

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:44
Source: Sun-Sentinel - To raise awareness about climate change, Wellington resident Kathe Thompson walked for eight months across 3,000 miles, from Los Angeles to Washington D.C., with the Great March for Climate Action.
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Focus on green tech to tackle climate change, says UK's climate adviser

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:44
Source: Guardian - Green technology should be as much a focus of tackling climate change as the United Nations negotiations leading up to a crunch conference in Paris this December, the UK’s top foreign office adviser on climate said on Tuesday.
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Tutu joins Harvard divestment push

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:44
Source: The Australian - A PUSH for Harvard University to divest its massive $36bn endowment of interests in 200 fossil fuel companies is building ahead of two days of civil disobedience scheduled for April.
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China in Talks to Determine Top Climate Negotiator for Paris

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:44
Source: Bloomberg - China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, is in discussions to determine a top negotiator for climate talks in Paris at the end of this year.
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More ASEAN countries adopt the 2050 Pathways Calculator

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:44
Source: SciDev.net - More South-East Asian countries are adopting the 2050 Pathways Calculator, a web-based tool to help determine how their energy and related economic strategies will impact on greenhouse gas emissions ahead of the UN climate summit in Paris later this year.
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India doubles coal tax to promote renewables

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:24
Source: BusinessGreen - India is set to double tax on coal production and use the revenues to promote clean energy and electric vehicles
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What Are The Financial Risks Of Climate Change?

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:24
Source: International Business Times - In a blink, trillions of dollars in investments become worthless. Stock markets reel as banks play "hot potato" with once-lucrative assets they now can't unload quickly enough.
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Christiana Figueres: We need a climate deal for the people of Guiuan

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:04
Source: RTCC - UN climate chief says visit to typhoon-hit Philippines demonstrates why a deal to curb global warming in Paris is essentia
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First global solar flight plans to take off on Saturday

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:04
Source: Gulf News - The first solar flight on a global trip may take off from Abu Dhabi on Saturday (March 7), subject to weather conditions.
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All 6,000 Mosques in Jordan Will Soon Go Solar

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:04
Source: Solarenergy.net - Unlike many of its Middle Eastern neighbors, Jordan is not blessed with copious oil and gas resources
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Interview: Egypt aims to benefit from China expertise in environmental issues

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:04
Source: Xinhua - Egypt seeks to benefit from the highly-advanced Chinese expertise in various environmental issues, Egyptian Environment Minister Khaled Fahmy told Xinhua in an interview on Monday.
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