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Two reports warn Los Angeles County residents of how climate change can affect health

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: LA Times - Respiratory illnesses, water quality, and mosquito- and rodent-related diseases will worsen across Los Angeles County in the next few decades because of climate change, according to two reports released Monday by public health officials.
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Forest Service readies for new climate change system REDD+

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Korea Herald - South Korea is to make an interim check on its progress in preventing forest degradation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions ― and gauge its readiness for the new climate change system.
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Kenya’s forests of the future

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Independent Online - When 61-year old Mercy Joshua was young, the vast forests of southeastern Kenya teemed with wildlife, but decades of unchecked deforestation by locals have devastated the land.
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Economists Say South Asia Will Pay ‘Prohibitively High’ Price for Climate Change

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:34
Source: Wall Street Journal - South Asia—with so much of its population destitute and dependent on the land for their livelihoods—stands to suffer “severe” economic and physical consequences from climate change, according to a report released today by the Asian Development Bank.
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Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow, report says

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:34
Source: LA Times - The Missouri River's stream flow has changed significantly over the last 50 years, leading to serious water shortages in Montana and Wyoming and flooding in the Dakotas, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released last month.
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‘Climate Change May Lead to Tree Migration’

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:34
Source: The New Indian Express - Climate change and global warming may cause plant migration and induce several other changes in plants, scientists have said. Affected plants may ‘sweat’ less, grow fewer leaves and show changes in budding and fruiting time, they have observed.
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Brazil makes progress on saving forests, Indonesia risks setbacks

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - Brazil has made good progress in safeguarding the Amazon rainforest but Indonesia's plans for its forests could face setbacks under a new government, a report commissioned by top forest aid donor Norway said on Monday.
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China's carbon plans: secrecy and oversupply darken outlook

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - As China lays down plans for a national carbon trading scheme, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases risks repeating mistakes made in carbon trading in Europe by flooding its pilot markets with free permits.
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Solomons town first in Pacific to relocate due to climate change

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Under threat from rising sea levels and tsunamis, the authorities of a provincial capital in the Solomon Islands have decided to relocate from a small island in the first such case in the Pacific islands.
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Colombia set to draft new climate law by November

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: RTCC - Latin American nation hopes tough environmental rules could assist its ambitions to gain OECD status
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In China, Ban urges young people to drive global action

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: UN News Centre - At a special event on the occasion of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged young people everywhere to get involved and engaged in driving global action at this critical time in history.
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China Confronts Its Coal Problem (editorial)

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: NY Times -
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How Saurya EnerTech's purifier Swajal uses solar energy to give clean water at an affordable rate

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: Economic Times - What if India was able to provide clean drinking water to its poorest citizens at truly affordable rates?
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Nouakchott faces perils of climate change

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:14
Source: Al-Monitor - Nouakchott was simply a dream for the generation that participated in the establishment of the state of Mauritania.
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Should You Fear the Pizzly Bear?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:54
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124 IP studes trained on basic Journ Writing; organized into climate change advocates

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:54
Source: Philippine Information Agency - A total of 124 indigenous people (IP) –students from all over the region benefited from the basic news writing training/workshop conducted by the Philippine Information Agency (NCIP)-9 in partnership with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)-9 and the US embassy.
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Heavy rain and floods: The 'new normal' with climate change?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:54
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Torrential rains in the Midwest and along the Atlantic Coast this week provide a reality check on the ability of urban areas to cope with flooding from intense downpours in a warming climate
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UN-backed disaster resilience campaign tops 2,000 participating cities

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:34
Source: UN News Centre - With the addition of Aguas da Prata, Brazil, two thousand cities worldwide are now enrolled in a United Nations global campaign engaging as many local governments as possible to take on the challenge of integrating disaster risk management into their development processes.
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South Korea carbon market to go ahead as planned

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - South Korea decided on Thursday that its carbon trading market will go ahead as planned on Jan. 1 of next year, despite the finance minister's calls last month for it to be delayed.
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Investing In Africa Climate Adaptation Also Aids Development

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:34
Source: Cleantechnica - The United Nations Environment Programme released a report yesterday that responds to a 2013 report on the potentially crippling costs of climate change in Africa.
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