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Source: BBC - The impacts of global warming are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible", a major report by the UN has warned.
Source: Christian Today - Christian Aid has published a new report detailing the devastating effects of climate change on some of the poorest communities around the world.
Source: GMA Network - Through the devastation it experienced after super typhoon Yolanda, the Philippines can push the world to act on climate change.
Source: eco-business.com - It is still home to some of the most pristine forests in Southeast Asia. But forest experts warn that Myanmar is fast losing its woodlands due to a combination of commercial logging, agricultural expansion and firewood harvesting.
Source: EFE - Latin America's largest solar power plant, a facility with 39 MW of generating capacity, has gone online in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur.
Source: Vancouver Sun - At a moment of converging tensions between industry and the environment, pipeline development versus issues of climate change, noted environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will have a forum in Vancouver to argue in favour of clean capitalism at the Globe 2014 conference.
Source: Reuters - One of the 70 authors of a draft U.N. report on climate change said he had pulled out of the writing team because it was "alarmist" about the threat.
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam) - "WHEN people think about climate change, most of the time they're pondering about ecological or economic consequences," Ben Marzeion, the lead researcher, told Live Science. "We thought it would be interesting to add another dimension to that: The cultural implications of climate change."
Source: Famagusta Gazette - World leaders have been urged by the UN Secretary-General to come up with concrete measures to fight climate change.
Source: NY Times - As the worlds top scientists meet in Yokohama, Japan, this week, at the top of the agenda is the prediction that global sea levels could rise as much as three feet by 2100. Higher seas and warmer weather will cause profound changes.
Source: Forbes - Author and global sustainable development leader Felix Dodds has been working with sustainable development for more than two decades observing and participating in international development meetings, including the 2012 Rio+20 Conference and the original Rio Earth Summit in 1992, the Conference on Human Settlements in 1996, the Johannesburg Summit in 2000, and the Millennium Development Goal meetings in 2005.
Source: Christian Science Monitor - A warmer and drier climate is causing wild Appalachian salamanders to shrink, according to a new paper titled "Widespread rapid reductions in body size of adult salamanders in response to climate change" published March 25 in the journal Global Change Biology.
Source: Reuters - A little-known technology that may be able to take the equivalent of China's greenhouse gas emissions out of the carbon cycle could be the radical policy shift needed to slow climate change this century, a draft U.N. report shows.
Source: AP - Global warming must not be forgotten, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday after visiting Greenland to get an up-close look at the consequences of climate problems.
Source: Daily Trust - It was former President Olusegun Obasanjo who proposed the Great Green Wall project to the African Union as a way of checking the effects of desert encroachment and desertification affecting countries bordering the Sahara desert.
Source: SciDev.net - The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) that helps facilitate climate change investments in developing countries has started discussing several new project ideas with the World Bank as the small fund celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Source: GreenBiz - You've heard the statistic: The world installed more new solar generating capacity than wind for the first time in 2013, 36.5 gigawatts (GW) of solar versus 35.5 GW of wind.
Source: Reuters - China has approved two wind farms to be the first clean energy projects to supply offset credits to its fledgling carbon markets, providing low-cost emission reduction options to big polluters.
Source: Economic Times - Angel investors who have preferred to watch over technology startups in India so far are now looking to include young companies from other sectors under their wings. As a rising tide of entrepreneurship spreads across the country, networks of investors are backing companies that provide clean technology, healthcare, food and education services
Source: Le Monde - La biodiversité sera le premier grand sujet environnemental dont débattront les députés depuis le début du quinquennat de François Hollande. Le projet de loi adopté, ce mercredi 26 mars en conseil des ministres, devrait être présenté à l'Assemblée nationale le 24 juin.