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UN scientists say climate change dims Africa's progress

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:19
Source: Xinhua - Scientists from the UN affiliated Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said on Monday that climatic shocks remain a mortal threat to Africa's socioeconomic progress.
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‘Modi government has shifted gears on climate change’ (interview with Robert Orr)

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:54
Source: The Hindu - While India has been an active participant and leader in global climate discussions for many years, the Modi government has shifted the gears on the issue of climate change, according to Dr Robert C Orr, special advisor to the UN Secretary General on climate change.
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Obama to host Britain's Prince Charles at White House in March

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:19
Source: Reuters - President Barack Obama will meet next month with Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, during the royals' visit to the United States to encourage corporate social responsibility and combating climate change, the White House said on Friday.
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Rwanda: We Do Not Need to Isolate Climate Change From Other Devt Activities, UK Official Says

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:19
Source: The New Times - Sir David King is the UK Foreign Secretary Special Representative for Climate Change
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Inter-ministerial talks on climate change begin

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:19
Source: Hindustan Times - With regard to the Paris climate conference, the environment ministry has started its inter-ministerial consultation, which would be on five essential pillars — climate finance, mitigation, adaptation, equity and innovation.
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World’s biggest offshore windfarm approved

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:19
Source: Gulf Times - Plans for the world’s biggest offshore windfarm have been given the green light by the energy secretary, with planning permission for an array of up to 400 turbines 80 miles off the Yorkshire coast on the Dogger Bank.
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Climate change bill faces uphill battle

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:19
Source: CNN - With Republicans in control of both houses of Congress, the odds of passing a climate change bill this year are virtually non-existent. But Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, plans to reintroduce legislation to cap carbon emissions this week, anyway, due in part to the impact it could have on the 2016 election.
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Prescott Makes 'Thumping' Return To Frontline

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:19
Source: SKY News - John Prescott is to return to frontline politics ahead of the General Election after Ed Miliband appointed him a climate change adviser.
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Greenhouse gas emissions claims rejected

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:19
Source: Radio New Zealand International - The Government has rejected forest owners' claims that New Zealand is going to miss its greenhouse gas reduction targets.
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Climate change: Minister says efforts being made to cope with negative impacts

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:19
Source: Daily Times - Federal Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan on Sunday said that efforts are being made at various levels in the light of policy recommendations proposed in the National Climate Change Policy of Pakistan to cope with the negative impacts of climate change.
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Aviation Emissions Projects Soon Clear For Take-off Under Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:19
Source: Caribbean News Service - The aviation sector will soon have a new way to measure, account for and reward reductions in the gases that contribute to climate change thanks to work agreed to this week by the Board that runs the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
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Climat : Hollande cherche à redorer son « étoile verte »

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:19
Source: Les Echos - Le défi du changement climatique reste en bonne place dans l’agenda du chef de l’Etat.
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Aquino, Hollande to discuss terrorism

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:39
Source: Rappler - The French leader's state visit from Thursday to Friday, February 26 to 27, will focus on climate change, but the recent attacks in Paris have also brought security to the forefront, said Aquino spokesman Herminio Coloma.
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Cyclone Marcia: Climate change is expanding the tropics

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:19
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - The southward shift of cyclones under climate change will force planners to demand stronger building standards as far south as Coffs Harbour on the NSW North Coast, Cairns climatologist Steve Turton says.
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UN urges to boost investments to tackle neglected tropical diseases

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:19
Source: New Kerala - Scaling up investment to tackle leprosy, dengue fever, sleeping sickness and other neglected tropical diseases will improve the health and well-being of more than 1.5 billion people, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday
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An artist's impression of desertification in Mongolia

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:19
Source: Deutsche Welle - A Mongolian government study suggest a quarter of the country has become desert over the past three decades. Paris-based artist Daesung Lee uses art to highlight a problem threatening the traditional nomadic way of life
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NZ and Pacific develop climate change strategies

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:19
Source: Radio New Zealand International - A workshop in Auckland today is aiming to help Pacific Island countries develop their responses to climate change.
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Namibia: Global United Go North for Climate Kick 2015

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:19
Source: The Namibian - The FNB Global United Climate Kick will be held for the sixth successive year with a match between Global United and a Kunene All Stars team in Outjo on 28 March.
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Fighting Climate Change with Community Action

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:19
Source: IPS - Not far above Trinidad’s capital, Port-of-Spain, in a corner of the St. Ann’s valley in the Northern Range, the community of Fondes Amandes have come together since 1982 to respond to the climate change.
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More Sick Sea Lion Pups Washing Up on California Beaches

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:19
Source: AP - Four times more sick and dying sea lion pups have gotten stranded on California beaches this year, and experts say unusually warm ocean water along the West Coast is to blame.
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