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Graphene Flagship Project Doubles In Size

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:09
Source: CleanTechnica - The Graphene Flagship initiative — already one of the biggest-ever European research initiatives — recently doubled in size, taking on 66 new partners from a variety of different organizations and universities spread out across the EU.
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Climate Change Threatens Antarctica’s Emperor Penguin Population

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:09
Source: TIME - The greatest hazard comes from warming temperatures' impact on sea-ice cover, which the penguins rely on for travel and hunting. New research suggests that Antarctica’s population of emperor penguins will be cut down by a fifth by the end of the century as a result of changing climates, which will impact the species’ feeding and mating patterns.
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Climate change deal likely to succeed

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:09
Source: Xinhua - NAIROBI, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Chances are high that countries are likely to reach an agreement on climate change by the end of 2015, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said in Nairobi on Saturday. "As climate change causes temperatures to rise and precipitation patterns to change, more weather extremes will potentially reduce global food production at a time when the population will continue growing in developing countries," Ban said.
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Climate change: Australia and US are moving in opposite directions

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 09:09
Source: The Guardian - The difference between the position of the Australian and the United States governments on climate change looks stark. Last week members of the Australian government celebrated the passing of a bill dismantling the carbon price, while last Wednesday US president Barack Obama delivered a speech arguing strongly for the need to act on climate change.
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Extreme weather official advice rewritten to remove climate change link

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 09:09
Source: The Guardian - The Australian government has been accused of significantly watering down its official advice on extreme weather after removing mention of links between climate change and events such as bushfires and heatwaves. A document on the Department of Environment’s website, aimed at informing the public on how climate change is influencing dangerous weather, has removed an explicit reference linking the two.
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Hot Zone - Is climate change destabilizing Iraq?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 08:44
Source: Slate - This winter was not a good one for farmers in the Fertile Crescent. A punishing drought hit most of Syria and northern Iraq during what’s normally the wettest time of the year. In the mountains of eastern Turkey, which form the headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, snow and rain were less than half of normal. The region has seen one of the worst droughts in decades.
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Will Climate Change Spark Conflict in Bangladesh?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 08:44
Source: The Diplomat - As the news on climate change takes a sharp turn for the worse, questions are being asked about the global impact. In May, scientists announced that a large portion of Antarctica had begun to collapse. It is the largest and most catastrophic Antarctic cleaving to date – taken as a sign that extreme changes to the global environment are imminent and inevitable. The nation facing the greatest calamity is literally half a world away from western Antarctica: Bangladesh.
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Climate change deal likely to succeed

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 08:24
Source: Xinhua - NAIROBI, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Chances are high that countries are likely to reach an agreement on climate change by the end of 2015, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said in Nairobi on Saturday. "As climate change causes temperatures to rise and precipitation patterns to change, more weather extremes will potentially reduce global food production at a time when the population will continue growing in developing countries," Ban said.
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How high would a carbon tax really have to be to rein in climate change?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 08:24
Source: PRI - Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson published an opinion piece in the New York Times a week ago calling for a tax on carbon — and the idea of putting a price on carbon emissions is suddenly back in the news. But do current economic models place a realistic price tag on carbon? A new paper from the London School of Economics Grantham Research Institute says “No.”
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The road to Lima: crunch time for climate finance

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 08:24
Source: Philippine EnviroNews - The road to Lima, Peru to prepare the world for a universal climate deal in 2015 may not be easy. With only four months left, rich nations must come up with substantial initial fund pledges to build the trust needed to address the global climate crisis. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) board, which aims to assist developing nations adapt to the changing climate and transform into low carbon economies, said it seeks to raise as much as $15 billion by the end of this year and to soon start disbursing money for climate-related projects.
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NASA to fight global warming from space

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 08:24
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Los Angeles: Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after lift-off, the US space agency is launching a carbon copy – this time on a different rocket. The $US468 million ($506.36 million) mission is designed to study the main driver of climate change emitted from smokestacks and tailpipes.
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Wall Street: Your Climate War Has Arrived

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 08:24
Source: National Journal - either Robert Rubin nor Henry Paulson has the look or resume of a climate-change activist. But the bipartisan duo of former Treasury secretaries, who share a Goldman Sachs pedigree, are part of an increasingly prominent effort to fight global warming with financial weapons and arguments.
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Indonesia Overtakes Brazil for Worst Deforestation Title

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 08:24
Source: Mashable - Indonesia now holds the dubious title of the nation with the highest deforestation rate of primary-forest lands, beating out Brazil, which has been the historical leader. This has great significance for Indonesia's greenhouse-gas emissions, since huge stores of planet-warming carbon and methane are contained in tropical forests, as well as biodiversity, given the high concentration of rare and endangered species living there.
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The Ugly Cycle of Air Pollution and Climate Change

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:24
Source: Pacific Standard - Climate change is such a wretched foe that it could be worsening the ground-level effects of the very thing that caused it: air pollution. New research reveals that a build-up of greenhouse gases threatens to thicken the clouds of haze that blanket many parts of the world.
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Abbott completely isolated by Palmer's "inconvenient senate"

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:09
Source: The Guardian - Clive Palmer's shock announcement on Wednesday night next to former vice president Al Gore has been very cautiously welcomed by Australia's environment movement. Palmer's announcement effectively leaves Abbott completely isolated on climate policy, both domestically, and as Al Gore's presence demonstrates, internationally as well.
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Ireland will bear brunt of flooding in climate change

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:09
Source: Irish Independent - THE economic cost of sea and river flooding will treble unless climate change is tackled, a European Commission report has warned. The impacts of river flooding will be most pronounced in Ireland and the UK if a business-as-usual model is adopted and global warming isn't tackled.
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Fossilized Bees Reveal Climate Changes

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:09
Source: VOA - Fossils from California’s La Brea Tar Pits keep supplying scientists with excellent material for studying the region’s past. Ancient animals, from mammoths to tiny insects, reveal facts about climate changes during the last Ice Age and help scientists understand the modern climate.
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Africa: How Does Climate Change Affect Human Rights?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:44
Source: AllAfrica.com - As climate change becomes more intense, its impact is more than rising seas and alterations in weather patterns, it is and will become a human rights issue. Climate change is increasing inequality and impacting territorial integrity and security as well as provoking the forced displacement of people and thus seriously affecting the human rights of people all over the world.
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Climate change prompting Arctic birds to breed early

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:44
Source: Times of India - WASHINGTON: Earlier spring seasons and snow-melt brought about by climate change are causing migratory birds that breed in the Arctic Alaska to breed sooner, says a study.
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UK Green Investment Bank To Raise £1 Billion For Offshore Wind

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:44
Source: CleanTechnica - At the time of announcing its performance for the financial year, the UK Green Investment Bank also announced plans to raise £1 billion for a new fund to “acquire equity stakes in operational offshore wind projects in the UK.” The move is expected to boost the offshore wind sector’s rapid growth.
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