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The Countries That Are Most (And Least) Prepared For Climate Change

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:29
Source: Co.Exist - Whether you live in San Francisco or Mongolia, climate change is going to impact your life. But even though it isn't possible for any location to completely avoid effects like drought, floods, heat waves, and other extreme weather, some places are much more prepared than others. A new series of maps from Eco Experts shows how different countries compare.
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First round-the-world solar flight to take off next month

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:34
Source: Reuters - A plane powered by the sun will attempt an unprecedented flight around the world next month, the project's founders said, seeking to prove that flying is possible without using fossil fuel.
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UAE, France Ink Deal To Fund Renewable Energy Projects

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:14
Source: Gulf Business - The countries are looking to announce their first project this year and are currently reviewing project proposals in the Middle East, a joint statement said.
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Europe's renewable energy deployment 'sub-optimal', report says

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:14
Source: EurActiv - Europe could have saved itself $100 billion (€86bn) by installing solar power panels in sunnier countries and wind turbines in windier places, the World Economic Forum's "Future of Electricity" platform said in a report released on Tuesday
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Pakistan pushes climate change back up political agenda

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:14
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Pakistan has reinstated its ministry for climate change, suggesting the government plans to pay more attention to the issue as countries prepare a new international deal to curb global warming.
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Obama: No greater threat to future than climate change

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:14
Source: CNN - What President Barack Obama described as the greatest threat to future generations was neither terrorism nor ISIS. It wasn't nuclear weapons in rogue states either.
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Make Forests Pay (opinion)

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:14
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Amazon to fund a big wind farm in Indiana

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:14
Source: CNBC - Amazon has struck a deal to fund the construction of a wind farm in rural Indiana, as part of plan announced by the company in November to power its massive cloud computing business with renewable energy.
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EU to launch diplomatic offensive ahead of Paris climate talks

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 09:54
Source: Guardian - Celebrities to front ambitious climate campaign, as army of diplomats is mobilised for an emissions-cutting push ahead of a crunch UN summit in Paris in December
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Coal lobby plays down divestment fears

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 09:54
Source: RTCC - The World Coal Association has hit back against the growing campaign to persuade investors to withdraw their money from the fossil fuel industry.
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Environment Agency pension fund tells oil groups to go green

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:29
Source: Financial Times - The Environment Agency’s pension fund has urged BP and Royal Dutch Shell to invest in renewable energy and do more to tackle climate change
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Call For Nation To Be Forceful On Climate Change

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Tribune - THE College of the Bahamas’ Climate Change Initiative group is calling on The Bahamas to forcefully put forward its position on protecting the country’s rights and interest in global climate change negotiation meetings.
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Falling oil prices not all that bad for environment: Climate experts

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Economic Times - The sharp fall in oil prices has boosted sales of fuel-guzzling SUVs and in some cases eased pressure to improve public transport, but some climate experts also see a positive side as cheap crude has made exploration of new oil reserves in challenging regions non-viable.
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Kiribati call for climate change attention at rights review

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Radio New Zealand International - Kiribati has told a United Nations review of its human rights that the basic right of its people to survive climate change is a high priority.
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EU politicians seek to revive sluggish carbon market

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Reuters - European politicians are expected this week to back by a narrow majority early action to bolster prices on the EU carbon market and sharpen a weapon against climate change that recession has blunted.
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India calls for a paradigm shift in global attitudes towards climate change

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Economic Times - In what may be a strong signal of its approach towards future climate deal, India on January 19, 2015 called for a "paradigm shift" in global attitude towards climate change and urged nations of high solar potential to join hands so that they can provide low-cost clean energy to their citizens without being arm-twisted by rich nations who have been closely guarding their patented cutting-edge technology.
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Global climate fund on US Republicans' budget hit list (Analysis)

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
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Pope's climate-change stand deepens conservatives' distrust

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: AP - Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change — and to do so through a document traditionally used for the most important papal teachings.
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China cuts energy intensity by 4.8 pct in 2014

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Reuters - China beat a key energy efficiency target in 2014, cutting its energy intensity by 4.8 percent from a year earlier, the State Council said on Tuesday, as it tries to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
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Food diversity under siege from global warming, UN says

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Climate change threatens the genetic diversity of the world's food supply, and saving crops and animals at risk will be crucial for preserving yields and adapting to wild weather patterns, a U.N. policy paper said on Monday.
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