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Climate pledges: Deadline sees slow but promising start

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:34
Source: AFP - A rough deadline for Tuesday saw only 33 out of 195 countries submit pledges for tackling greenhouse gases under UN climate talks scheduled to conclude just over eight months from now.
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United States sets official strategy for Paris climate talks

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - The Obama administration on Tuesday published plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, part of a strategy to generate momentum for a global agreement later this year on combating climate change.
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Limiting climate change could have huge economic benefits, study finds

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:34
Source: Guardian - Major economies would boost their prosperity, employment levels and health prospects if they took actions that limited global warming to 2c, according to the first analysis of emissions pledges made before the UN climate summit in Paris later this year.
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Leading economies miss UN deadline to file climate change pledges

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:34
Source: Financial Times - Japan, Canada and Australia all failed to meet the March 31 deadline, as did China, the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter, although Beijing has already publicly outlined its plans.
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US climate treaty pledge relies on uncertain Obama actions

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:34
Source: AP - The United States put forth its contribution Tuesday to a global climate treaty, relying entirely on a set of emission cuts ordered by President Barack Obama that may not survive beyond the end of his presidency.
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German CO2 emissions fall for first time in three years

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - Germany's greenhouse gas emissions fell for the first time in three years in 2014, helped by a mild winter and the expansion of renewable sources of energy, the environment ministry said on Tuesday.
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Workshop on INDCs by Lead-Pakistan, WWF: Mushahid terms climate change the biggest challenge

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:34
Source: Customs Today - Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan said that global warming, which continues to unleash devastating impacts in different parts of the world including Pakistan has emerged to be the biggest challenge of present century.
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Climate change: Russia sketches emissions cut of up to 30%

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:14
Source: AFP/PTI - Russia, moving ahead of a deadline for submitting pledges to tackle climate change, has said it could cut its greenhouse-gas emissions by up to 30% compared to 1990 levels, subject to conditions.
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US pledge on emission cut likely to raise the heat on India, others

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:14
Source: Economic Times - The United States on Tuesday made its most ambitious pledge to the UN to reduce its carbon pollution, a move that experts say would put more pressure on countries like India to act against emissions, the chief contributor to worsening air quality.
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The upside to global warming? Dragons, of course

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:14
Source: USA Today - Global warming could bring about a resurgence in the Earth's dragon population, scientists in the April Fools' edition of the journal Nature report.
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Anglican church must divest fossil fuels to cope with climate crisis, bishops say

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:34
Source: Guardian - Group of 17 bishops and archbishops write letter aiming to focus church’s attention on climate change and urging it to dump investments
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One million green jobs projected by 2030 in China, EU and U.S. - experts

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:34
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Nearly one million new "green jobs" are expected to be created in China, the United States and the European Union by 2030 if the regions stick to their current pledges to curb global warming, scientists said on Tuesday.
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Solar Impulse plane lands in China

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:34
Source: BBC - Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, has completed the fifth leg of its round-the-world flight.
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Global warming and drought are turning the Golden State brown

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:34
Source: Guardian - Another study finds that drought will hit California hard as the planet keeps warming
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Study: Global warming causes more global warming

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:34
Source: CBS - It is bad enough that warming temperatures are being blamed for the drought in California or melting sea ice in the Arctic.
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An Islander's Bid to Be the World's First Climate Refugee

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:34
Source: Bloomberg - As Tropical Cyclone Pam ripped through the South Pacific earlier this month, Ioane Teitiota was 2,600 miles away in New Zealand checking Facebook for updates from friends and relatives back in Kiribati, a string of coral atolls about halfway between Australia and Hawaii.
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Britain tells Japan to aim for 40% reduction on greenhouse gases

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:34
Source: Asahi Shimbun - Britain has urged Japan to set an ambitious target in cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
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Rich nations' fossil fuel export funding dwarfs green spend-documents

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - Rich nations provided around five times as much in export subsidies for fossil-fuel technology as for renewable energy over a decade, according to OECD data seen by Reuters.
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Climate change could disturb marine life for millennia

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:34
Source: AFP - Climate change may lead to disturbances in marine life that will take thousands of years to recover from, not hundreds of years as previously thought, researchers said Monday.
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