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Kashmir flood disaster worsened by risks being ignored - experts

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:09
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - JAMMU, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation)–The worst flooding in as much as a century in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has killed 215 people, washed away homes and businesses, cut off roads and communications and forced India’s Army to wage a large-scale rescue effort, officials say.
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Kashmir flood disaster worsened by risks being ignored - experts

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:09
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - JAMMU, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation)–The worst flooding in as much as a century in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has killed 215 people, washed away homes and businesses, cut off roads and communications and forced India’s Army to wage a large-scale rescue effort, officials say.
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Kashmir flood disaster worsened by risks being ignored - experts

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:09
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - JAMMU, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation)–The worst flooding in as much as a century in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has killed 215 people, washed away homes and businesses, cut off roads and communications and forced India’s Army to wage a large-scale rescue effort, officials say.
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Personalising climate change through open data and apps

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:09
Source: The Guardian - Government-released open data is fuelling a whole new level of innovation in sustainability. Moving beyond hackathons, today’s climate data partnerships are creating unique ventures that cross boundaries between business, government and academia. In the US, “datapaloozas” – gatherings focused on creating open data innovations in the areas of health, education, energy and safety across sectors – are popping up all over the place.
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Personalising climate change through open data and apps

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:09
Source: The Guardian - Government-released open data is fuelling a whole new level of innovation in sustainability. Moving beyond hackathons, today’s climate data partnerships are creating unique ventures that cross boundaries between business, government and academia. In the US, “datapaloozas” – gatherings focused on creating open data innovations in the areas of health, education, energy and safety across sectors – are popping up all over the place.
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Personalising climate change through open data and apps

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:09
Source: The Guardian - Government-released open data is fuelling a whole new level of innovation in sustainability. Moving beyond hackathons, today’s climate data partnerships are creating unique ventures that cross boundaries between business, government and academia. In the US, “datapaloozas” – gatherings focused on creating open data innovations in the areas of health, education, energy and safety across sectors – are popping up all over the place.
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UC to invest $1 billion to tackle climate change

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:34
Source: Bay Area Biz Talk - The University of California will invest $1 billion over five years in companies and researchers coming up with solutions to climate change, part of an overall UC push in sustainability.
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Net Savings Of $71 Trillion By 2050 With Transition To Renewable Energy

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:34
Source: Cleantechnica - The transition to a global renewable energy economy could save $71 trillion by the year 2050, according to an IEA report. Or, to say that another way, $44 trillion in investment by the year 2050 would translate to about $115 trillion in energy savings ($71 trillion in net savings), as well as helping to limit the extent of CO2-induced warming.
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Why shifting to renewables is not mission impossible

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:34
Source: CleanTechnica - The 10 warmest years since records began have all occurred in the past 15 years. This year was no exception; we are about to register the warmest year ever. According to scientists, this is indisputably correlated with the increased CO2 in the atmosphere. If we are to continue this current trend, the planet is on track to be between 3º and 5º degrees warmer than in pre-industrial times
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How governments can drive the green revolution

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:34
Source: World Economic Forum Blog - As prime minister of a country that for decades has worked towards a green society (Denmark), I am fully aware that the green transition is not an easy task. In order to succeed, governments, the business community and citizens need to join hands. To educate and innovate together.
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Amazon rainforest destruction in Brazil rises again

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:34
Source: BBC News - The rate of destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has increased for a second year running. Brazilian government figures show deforestation was up by 29% in the 12 months up to the end of July 2013.
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China suggests cap on coal use, import curbs in draft air pollution law

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Times of India - BEIJING: China is looking to impose a national cap on coal consumption and a ban on the import of low-quality coal with a new air pollution law, the draft version of which has been released, aimed at strengthening the country's efforts to fight smog.
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(opinion) Which narrative will prevail at the UN’s climate summit?

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:34
Source: RTCC - The Secretary General of the United Nations Mr Ban Ki Moon has invited heads of government, business and civil society to a Climate Summit at the United Nations in New York on September 23. I have been privileged to be one of the 38 representatives from civil society invited to participate in the event.
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Green Climate Fund lowers cash demands to $10bn

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:34
Source: RTCC - The UN’s flagship Green Climate Fund has scaled back plans to raise US$ 15 billion by the end of 2014, with a new goal of $10bn. Senior government officials from developed countries met in Bonn this week for technical discussions over the fund’s development.
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Climate change accelerating death of Western forests

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:34
Source: USA Today - DENVER — The iconic pine and aspen forests of the Rocky Mountains are dying off at an alarming rate thanks to conditions exacerbated by climate change — drought, insect infestations and wildfires — a new report says.
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Climate Change Protesters Rally Against Future Typhoons

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:09
Source: The Epoch Times - NEW YORK—City Council recognized climate change as a danger to humans, by passing a resolution on Wednesday. Resolution 356 was introduced in July by Councilman Donovan Richards. The council resolved it by acknowledging “the dangers of climate change to human health and the environment.”
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UN climate chief says 125 leaders confirmed for NY summit

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:14
Source: RTCC - UN climate chief Christiana Figueres says the absence of the Chinese and Indian leaders from a UN climate summit on September 23 will not affect its credibility or outcomes. The rulers of the first and third largest carbon polluters on the planet, Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi, recently declined to attend the meeting, hosted by secretary general Ban Ki-moon.
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Climate Week NYC Will Help Secure Critical Business and Government Buy-In for a Global Climate Deal Next Year

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:14
Source: Huffington Post - In a couple of weeks, New York City will be host to more than a hundred events about climate change. From roundtables showcasing the latest low carbon innovation, to mass gatherings demanding climate action, this unprecedented mobilization, under the umbrella of Climate Week NYC, will be critical to the success of the UN Climate Summit convened by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on September 23.
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Many Cities Are Preparing For Climate Change, They Just Won't Say So

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:14
Source: The AP - GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — With climate change still a political minefield across the nation despite the strong scientific consensus that it's happening, some community leaders have hit upon a way of preparing for the potentially severe local consequences without triggering explosions of partisan warfare: Just change the subject.
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UK calls on Australia, Canada and Japan to deliver “ambitious” CO2 cuts

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:14
Source: RTCC - The UK is pressing Japan, Canada and Australia to accept tough carbon cuts ahead of a proposed UN climate deal in 2015. A report outlining the UK government’s climate strategy released today in London says officials are using bilateral contacts to encourage fellow developed countries to deliver new commitments.
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