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Source: Xinhua - China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang held talks here Friday with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala on bilateral ties.
Source: Straits Times - In India, fighting climate change means turning to the sun. In Baramati in the western state of Maharashtra, construction is under way on a solar power plant that will generate 50 megawatts (MW), enough to power a small town.
Source: People's Daily Online - A partnership to combatting land degration and climate change was officially announced today in Sydney jointly by the UNCCD and the China Elion Foundation at the 6th World Park Congress.
Source: TIME - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday that the average global temperature for October was 58.43ºF (14.74ºC).
Source: Reuters - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $133 million loan to fund a project aimed at improving access to electricity among poor populations in Kenya's rural areas.
Source: Clean Technology Business Review - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has unveiled a new $350m financing facility for energy efficiency improvements in Turkish homes.
Source: PTI - In a significant development, nations assembled here on a UN platform today agreed to a European Union proposal to have an informal discussion on the management of climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
Source: Al-Jazeera - Arctic conditions in eastern United States this week may have been the result of climate change-induced stressors on the jet stream that regulates weather over the northern hemisphere, according to meteorologists.
Source: Washington Post - Americans largely concur that God created the Earth. But when it comes to how he wants its environment treated, and how much hes willing to intercede the agreement ends.
Source: Reuters - Donor nations pledged a total $9.3 billion on Thursday to a U.N. fund to help developing countries tackle climate change, but environmental campaigners said the funds fell short of what is needed.
Source: AP - Seven Harvard University students have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force the university's governing body to divest from fossil fuel companies.
Source: AP - A U.N. fund that will help poor countries tackle climate change has fallen short, for now, of its target of collecting $10 billion, officials said Thursday.
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Source: Andina - On the occasion of COP20, the Peruvian government has created Voices for Climate, an open space for dialogue, learning and action designed to help society members understand and be aware of the risks and challenges posed by climate change.
Source: Guardian - Energy secretary Ed Davey warns against little Englander approach as donation to UNs Green Climate Fund announced
Source: USA Today - Climate change could substantially increase losses in taxpayer-backed flood and crop insurance programs in coming decades, according to a new government report.
Source: Reuters - Brazil's annual greenhouse gas emissions increased last year for the first time since 2004 after years of reductions as deforestation and the use of thermal power plants rose, a new study found.
Source: Cleantechnica - The new 600 million data center Google is building in Eemshaven in the Netherlands will be completely powered by renewable energy from its first day of operation. This new announcement from Google on its Green Blog touts the new long-term agreement the internet and advertising giant has signed.
Source: AFP - Hitting the initial financial goal for the so-called Green Climate Fund would be seen as a key step ahead of international talks in Peru next month, and in France a year later, on slashing worldwide carbon emissions