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Treasury Wine Estates waters vines underground to combat climate change

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:34
Source: Reuters - Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (TWE.AX) is testing technology to water vines underground and is expanding fermentation capacity to combat the impact of climate change on its vineyards around the world.
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Exxon, Shell Carbon Emissions Rise Though Pumping Drops

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Wall Street Journal - For every barrel they pump, the two biggest Western oil companies generated 10% more in greenhouse gases each last year than they did in 2011, according to company data.
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Mark Carney: most fossil fuel reserves can't be burned

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:14
Source: The Guardian - The governor of the Bank of England has reiterated his warning that fossil fuel companies cannot burn all of their reserves if the world is to avoid catastrophic climate change, and called for investors to consider the long-term impacts of their decisions.
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US climate strategy: ‘goad’ leaders into voluntary action

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:14
Source: RTCC - We are moving towards a “tipping point” in political will and public support for a global climate deal, the US chief negotiator said on Tuesday. Speaking at Yale University, Todd Stern said the world is “in a better position than ever before” to take action on climate change.
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Prepare for a stronger Africa at UN climate talks, says Congo envoy

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:14
Source: RTCC - Africa faces trials, but there’s no doubt it’s a force to be reckoned with at Paris, says Tosi Mpanu Mpanu.
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Green bond boom at risk without rules: Zurich Insurance

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:14
Source: Reuters UK - The integrity of the fast-growing "green bond" market is at risk unless a clear definition of what passes for green can be agreed, Zurich Insurance's (ZURN.VX) investment chief told the Reuters Global Climate Change Summit.
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Divestment campaign signs up first Swedish city

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:14
Source: RTCC - Sweden’s seventh largest city has committed to divest its €225 million funds from fossil fuels. Örebro becomes the first Swedish city to fully withdraw from coal, oil and gas investments.
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Take on the “fatcats” or scrap EU carbon market – think-tank

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:14
Source: RTCC - ArcelorMittal is hoarding a surplus of climate pollution permits worth almost twice its annual carbon emissions, a think-tank has revealed. With an excess of 93 million allowances, the steel and mining giant is top of Sandbag’s “carbon fatcat” leader board.
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Pentagon Signals Security Risks of Climate Change

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:09
Source: The New York Times - The Pentagon on Monday released a report asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster responses as extreme weather creates more global humanitarian crises.
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Banks should declare lending links to climate change exposured companies, says lobby group

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:09
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Banks should be forced to disclose how much of their lending goes to companies exposed to action on climate change, according to resolutions proposed by the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility ahead of the big banks' annual general meetings.
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Island nations shouldn't be left to drown from climate change (opinion)

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Guardian - Rising sea levels will have dire consequences for Pacific island nations unless Australia and other countries take action
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Climate change: Sea levels steady for 6,000 years before rapid rise in past 150 years, study reveals

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:34
Source: ABC Online - Sea levels remained steady for thousands of years before recent rapid rises, a study led by the Australian National University shows.
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When climate change comes after even the most common species

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:34
Source: PBS NewsHour - Climate change isn’t just a problem for rare species. This threat, coupled with habitat loss and other environmental threats, is putting a number of common species at risk.
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Climate change is like Ebola – World Bank chief

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:34
Source: RTCC - World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim has compared climate change to Ebola, suggesting that inaction on both is “killing people”.
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'It's important to look at the broader picture' of climate change

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:34
Source: Deutsche Welle - Countries and cities most at risk for being affected by climate change should not just improve their extreme weather detection systems, but also invest in insurance and infrastructure, says UN-researcher Jörn Birkmann.
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Climate Change Emerging as Hot Topic in Key Senate Races (opinion)

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:34
Source: Huffington Post - The issue of climate change has emerged in nearly every Senate race this election season. Candidates are discussing it, debate moderators are asking about it, and journalists are covering it. Why? Because the vast majority of voters say they are concerned about climate change and want leaders to address it.
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Climate change threatens national security, Pentagon says

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Washington Post - Drastic weather, rising seas and changing storm patterns could become “threat multipliers” for the United States, vastly complicating security challenges faced by American forces, the Pentagon said in a new report on the impact of climate change released Monday.
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How to spread power to 600 million Africans without it

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Christian Science Monitor - Two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africans lacks access to electricity and all the modern amenities that come with it. A new report suggests that $450 billion of new investment would bring much-needed power to the region's city-dwellers by 2040.
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Carbon Sequestration: Too Little, Too Late?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:09
Source: MIT Technology Review - A few carbon capture and sequestration projects are under way, but economics and politics are holding the technology back.
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Commonwealth Bank sued in bid to reveal carbon pollution it finances

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:09
Source: The Guardian - A court case has been launched against the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) after it rejected a shareholder request for it to reveal the level of greenhouse gas emissions it finances.
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