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Source: The Hindu - As public health machinery gears up for the World Health Day that falls on Monday (April 7), the focus is on preventing vector-borne diseases. This years theme will be Small bites, big threat, as cautioned by World Health Organisation (WHO).
Source: AlertNet - Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa, who farm some of the least fertile land on the continent, have developed a training manual to encourage more sustainable farming practices among millions of African Muslims facing a threat to their food security from climate change
Source: NBC - The world's arid areas deserts filled with scrubby vegetation and sand are absorbing more of the carbon dioxide that's being emitted into the atmosphere than expected, a new study shows
Source: Al-Jazeera - A tiny Pacific Island nation still recovering from massive floods that destroyed homes and displaced residents played host this week to an international climate conference where delegates vowed to push ambitious global targets.
Source: Bloomberg - The cost of polluting is poised to rebound after the European Union began reducing a record glut of permits to rescue the worlds biggest greenhouse-gas market.
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Source: Reuters - The U.N.'s climate chief called on the oil and gas industry on Thursday to make a drastic shift to a clean, low-carbon future or risk having to leave three-quarters of fossil fuel reserves in the ground.
Source: RTCC - Top UN climate official calls on fossil fuel executives to lead transition to cleaner forms of energy
Source: Bloomberg - In a world that has never produced so much oil and gas, the United Nations is seeking to persuade producers they need to leave three-quarters of their reserves in the ground and explore cleaner energy to combat climate change.
Source: Guardian - Battles over water and food will erupt within the next five to 10 years as a result of climate change, the president of the World Bank said as he urged those campaigning against global warming to learn the lessons of how protesters and scientists joined forces in the battle against HIV.
Source: Financial Times - The UNs top climate change official has issued an unusually blunt message to the oil and gas industry that it must radically overhaul its business model to meet the realities of global warming.
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Major oil and gas companies have an opportunity to lead the global fight against climate change, according to Christiana Figueres, the United Nations' climate change chief. Traditional energy firms say they are already cutting emissions, but Ms. Figueres offered both environmental and economic reasons for doing more.
Source: AFP - Le secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a pressé jeudi les dirigeants de l'UE de s'entendre sur leurs objectifs de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre pour 2030 lors d'une conférence en marge du sommet UE-Afrique à Bruxelles.
Source: Bernama - Germany will speed up the provision of official development assistance (ODA) for the Mekong Delta in the fields of climate change adaptation, energy and environment, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
Source: Reuters - Authorities in China's southern city of Shenzhen, China's oldest carbon market, said on Thursday they had issued around 30 million carbon permits for the 2014 compliance year to participants in its emissions trading scheme.
Source: EurActiv - The UN's secretary-general has called on EU leaders to set an example and agree on an ambitious 2030 target at a Council Summit in June, that can be taken to a UN conference in Lima three months later, and shape a global, legally-binding treaty by the end of 2015.
Source: The New Times - 'Save80' stove, as it is known is a stainless steel stove that can cook a meal with a handful of firewood or twigs and the cooking is completed in a wonderbox without necessarily having a saucepan placed on burning fire or a supervisor.
Source: UN News Centre - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the commitment by small islands in the Pacific to low-carbon development and urged them to continue their ambitious efforts to combat climate change and spur other nations to come to a binding agreement on this issue next year.
Source: Reuters - Former French presidential candidate Segolene Royal brings green credentials, a high profile and strong political ambition to her new role as energy and environment minister at a crucial time for industry and government.
Source: IPS - Olga Vargas, a breast cancer survivor, is back in the countryside, working in a forestry programme in the north of Costa Rica aimed at empowering women while at the same time mitigating the effects of climate change.