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Source: Climate Central - The Amazon rainforest inhales massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping keep the globes carbon budget in balance. But as a new study shows, since 2000 drier conditions are causing a decrease in lung capacity.
Source: The Guardian - The risk of severe winters in Europe and northern Asia has been doubled by global warming, according to new research. The counter-intuitive finding is the result of climate change melting the Arctic ice cap and causing new wind patterns that push freezing air and snow southwards.
Source: Reuters - Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N. report due for approval this week that says governments still have time to avert the worst.
Source: The Irish Times - The worlds governments are running out of time to conclude an effective international agreement on climate change by the end of next year, following a relatively fruitless round of UN-sponsored talks in Bonn last week.
Source: Yahoo News - With a 2015 deadline looming large for a global pact on curbing climate change, six days of UN talks closed in Bonn on Saturday with delegates and observers deflated over a lack of progress.
Source: Daily Times - The third round of United Nations 2014 climate talks wrapped up in Bonn, Germany, on Saturday, reaching no concrete result and leaving heavy workload to climate conference in Lima, Peru, in December.
Source: The Economic Times - The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) wants the government to back a 1-billion loan (aboutRs 7,750 crore) sought from German bank KfW to promote rooftop solar systems across the country.
Source: Energy Collective - Everybody, hold onto your hats. The moment we have been waiting for may have finally arrived or, well, its not very far off. American offshore wind is on the horizon, figuratively and literally, and approaching fast.
Source: CleanTechnica - We put a lot of cyber ink into the German, Australian, US, Chinese, Indian, Chilean, and Japanese solar energy revolutions. However, I think the Bangladeshi solar revolution is one we dont write about enough. One of the biggest reasons for that is probably that it doesnt compare to the others on a total capacity basis. However, that doesnt mean the market isnt huge.
Source: Reuters - South Americas biggest and wealthiest city may run out of water by mid-November if it doesnt rain soon.
Source: eco-business.com - The world is on the brink of enlisting market forces in the fight against climate change on a truly global scale for the first time, United Nations officials have claimed. After years of opposition, hundreds of the worlds major companies and investment firms including several oil giants have agreed that there should be a charge for the damage done to the planet by greenhouse gases.
Source: CleanTechnica - Another strong quarter for issuances of green bonds has taken the years total up to $32 billion, more than double the total issued during 2013, and fuelling predictions that 2015 could see $100 billion worth of green bonds issued.
Source: Inter Press Service - By leveraging knowledge about climate change, through adopting improved agriculture technologies and using water and energy more effectively, Africa can accelerate its march towards sustainable development.
Source: Xinhua - Climate change will lead to a sharp decline of common species of birds in Europe, ecologists attending a meeting on birdlife here warned on Thursday.
Source: RTCC - By the end of this week European leaders meeting in Brussels will unwittingly or otherwise have helped determine whether UN efforts to secure a global climate treaty will be a success.
Source: Wall Street Journal - Warren Buffett is synonymous with his hometown of Omaha, Neb., but for a glimpse into the future of his investment empire, look east to Iowa. In the neighboring Hawkeye State, the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. chairman has sunk billions into wind-farm projects, part of a big gambit on renewable energy by a utility company he acquired in 2000 and has built into one of the countrys largest power suppliers.
Source: The Guardian - European leaders have struck a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40% by 2030. But key aspects of the deal that will form a bargaining position for global climate talks in Paris next year were left vague or voluntary, raising questions as to how the aims would be realised.
Source: Reuters - European Union leaders struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions out to 2030, calling it a new global standard but leaving critics warning that compromises had undermined the fight against climate change.
Source: CleanTechnica - It hasnt even been four full years since the first plug-in hybrid and electric cars went on sale across the globe, and in many places plug-in cars are still few and far between. Yet across the world, consumers are turning to plug-in cars in greater numbers, with the top ten countries now accounting for over 600,000 plug-in vehicle sales according to a tally by Hybrid Cars.
Source: i24news - Does energy grow on trees? Israeli engineers have created a "solar tree" that is capable of producing electricity and of fulfilling a number of practical functions.