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Researchers Link Syrian Conflict to a Drought Made Worse by Climate Change

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:04
Source: NY Times - Drawing one of the strongest links yet between global warming and human conflict, researchers said Monday that an extreme drought in Syria between 2006 and 2009 was most likely due to climate change, and that the drought was a factor in the violent uprising that began there in 2011.
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La Francophonie face aux défis environnementaux en Afrique

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:04
Source: RFI - L’Afrique commémore ce 3 mars la Journée africaine de l’environnement, rebaptisée depuis 2012 Journée Wangari Maathai.
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Malaysia should table climate change motion at Asean summit: researchers

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
Source: Bernama - Some environmental researchers want the Malaysian Government to table a motion for a joint study among Asean countries on the global climate change and its impact on the region's socio-economy during the Asean Summit here later this year.
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Awareness on causes of climate change vital

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
Source: Daily News (Tanzannia) - COMMUNITIES seem not to understand they are responsible for climate change even in places where deforestation is going on at an alarming rate.
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Al Gore and Michael Bloomberg are Helping Indian Solar Power Expand

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
Source: Metal Miner - Renewable energy consulting firm “Bridge to India” recently listed investments likely to be completed by active private Indian solar developers.
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‘Imperative we take climate road to Paris’ (by Heherson T. Alvarez)

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer -
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Members of €32bn Danish pension funds to vote on fossil fuel divestment

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
Source: Guardian - Series of resolutions asks six of Denmark’s pension funds to drop their ‘black money’ investments in coal, oil and gas projects that cause climate change
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Doctors should take lead in push to curb climate change: experts

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Doctors should take the lead in supporting political efforts to cut the pace of climate change and encouraging more people to see the problem as a crucial issue for public health, experts say.
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Switzerland first to submit climate plan for Paris U.N. deal

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
Source: Reuters - Switzerland became the first nation on Friday to submit a plan for cutting greenhouse gas emissions beyond 2020 as a basis for a U.N. deal to limit climate change due to be sealed in December.
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Zhang Yong favourite to replace Xie as China climate envoy in Paris

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
Source: RTCC - Veteran Communist Party official set to take control of Beijing’s negotiating team as talks enter critical phase
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SE Asia has central role in global climate fight

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
Source: Straits Times - Southeast Asia's huge and growing demand for energy will set the tone for the global fight against climate change, the United Nations climate chief said yesterday, and the region needs to plan energy investments carefully or risk higher health costs, more damage from extreme weather and loss of competitiveness.
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France’s Hollande visits ‘Yolanda’-hit Eastern Samar town

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:54
Source: Inquirer.net - Guiuan, Philippines–French President Francois Hollande on Friday visited a remote Philippine town devastated by one of the world’s strongest typhoons, seeking to sound a global alarm on climate change ahead of a crucial UN summit.
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Planet Earth is a sick patient due to climate change, says Prince Charles

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:54
Source: Press Association/Guardian - Speaking at Royal Society event on health and climate change, prince says that failure to act on global warming would be ‘death sentence’ for the planet
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Pope Francis Climate Change Poll 2015: Where America Stands On Controversial Issue Now

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:54
Source: International Business Times - Right after Christmas in 2014, many were surprised when Pope Francis said people should take “action on moral and scientific grounds,” which wasn't surprising considering the Catholic Church isn’t generally considered to be forward-thinking when it comes to science
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Aquino, Hollande launch Manila call to action on climate change

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:54
Source: philstar.com - President Benigno Aquino III and visiting French President Francois Hollande on Thursday called on the rest of the world to act on climate change.
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Cooler Pacific has slowed global warming, briefly - study

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:54
Source: Reuters - A natural cooling of the Pacific Ocean has contributed to slow global warming in the past decade but the pause is unlikely to last much longer, U.S. scientists said on Thursday.
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World Bank seeks $500 million for African weather services

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:54
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - The World Bank is working with other development finance institutions to raise some $500 million to modernise weather and flood forecasting services in Africa.
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France and Philippines call for “ambitious” UN climate deal

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:54
Source: RTCC - Presidents Hollande and Aquino joined forces to urge all countries to sign up to “universal” deal in Paris this December
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Indigenous carbon farming project still burning bright despite market uncertainty

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:54
Source: ABC Australia - One of the Northern Territory's longest running carbon farming projects is gearing up for another season, but for the first time it is not working with a fixed price on carbon.
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