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21-year-old activist wins World Environment Day video competition

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Treehugger - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced that Fatin Chowdhury, a 21-year-old environmental activist and student from Canada, is the winner of the 2014 video blogging competition.
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Jamaica stays course on new climate change agreement

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Jamaica Gleaner - AS THE 2015 deadline for a new international climate-change agreement nears, Jamaica is continuing its lobby for one that is legally binding and gives special consideration to small-island developing states (SIDS), concerning emissions reduction
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Scientists hope 2,000-year-old ice holds clues to climate change

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Reuters - Polar scientists who retrieved ice samples from the Antarctic say they are on the verge of unlocking 2,000 years of climate records offering clues to how global warming will affect our future.
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Mexico’s Climate Laws Ignore Women

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: IPS - The rural communities of San Miguel and Santo Tomás Ajusco, to the south of Mexico City, are preserving 3,000 of their 7,619 hectares of forest in exchange for payment for environmental services. But the inequality in the communities is far from ecological.
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Broad backing for climate protection law

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: YLE - A new survey indicates that nearly 80% of voters back proposed legislation aimed at massive cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases over the next few decades.
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Ireland reduces greenhouse gas emissions in 2013

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Irish Times - Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissons fell in 2013, largely because of an 11.5 per cent drop in emissions fom the electricity sector, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Pope prepares climate change encyclical

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: BusinessGreen - Pope Francis is preparing to call for the Catholic church to step up measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions, in a move that could help rally wider action to tackle climate change ahead of a planned international agreement next year.
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UN Climate Chief: Faith groups must act on climate change

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Christian Today - UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres has condemned climate change as "one of the great humanitarian issues of our time", arguing that faith leaders must take a stronger stance against it and encourage their followers to do the same.
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Religious leaders should divest from fossil fuels, says UN climate chief

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: Guardian - UN climate chief urges faith groups to tell followers not to invest in fossil fuel companies
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Stanford University divests $18.7bn endowment of fossil fuel interests

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: The Australian - IN a decision that will resonate loudly among Group of Eight institutions, Stanford University yesterday announced it will not make direct investments in coal mining companies.
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WHO: Half of world's urban population breathing dirty air

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: BusinessGreen - Around half of the world's city dwellers are breathing air that is dangerous to their health, according to a major new report that calls on governments to take swift action to curb polluting transport and energy infrastructure.
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UITP builds momentum for UN Climate Summit in September at Abu Dhabi Ascent meeting

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: Emirates News Agency - In response to the call for action by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, UITP (the International Association of Public Transport) is inviting its members to sign up to a 'UITP Declaration on Climate Leadership' in support of September's UN Climate Summit in New York.
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Obama climate rules can’t wait ‘til after election

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: AP - Within weeks, President Barack Obama’s administration is set to unveil unprecedented emissions limits on power plants across the U.S., much to the dismay of many Democratic candidates who are running for election in energy-producing states.
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Warning of $1tn gamble on high-cost oil projects

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: Guardian - Over $1tn is being gambled on high-cost oil projects that will never see a return if the world's governments fulfil their pledge to tackle climate change, according to a new report.
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OECD nations agree to combat climate change

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: University World News - The 34 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development have agreed to work towards a deal on combating climate change at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP21*, to be held in Paris in December 2015.
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Caring for forests to be the axis of Peru's UN Climate Change Summit

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: Andina - Long term care of forests should be at the center of the next United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), set to be held in Peru this year, the Andean nation’s Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal has said.
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Three countries supported to upscale climate smart agriculture

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: COMESA - COMESA has awarded a grant of US $1.3 million to Uganda, Seychelles and Swaziland to upscale Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA).
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EU CO2 emissions from energy use decreases 2.5 percent in 2013

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:39
Source: Xinhua - Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion was cut down by 2.5 percent in the European Union (EU) in 2013 compared with the previous year, early estimates from the EU statistical office, Eurostat, said on Wednesday.
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At the U.N., a Free-for-All on Setting Global Goals

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:59
Source: NY Times -
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States and cities need to act on climate change (editorial)

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: Washington Post -
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