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Source: NY Times - The third National Climate Assessment report released on May 6 by the White House, and representing the work of more than 240 scientists warns us about our hazardous future and offers many good ideas for dealing with it.
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INTERVIEW: Bright spots can help islands navigate towards sustainable future, says UN biodiversity chief
Source: UN News Centre - Tiny though some may be, islands play a huge role in sustaining life on the planet making up less than 5 per cent of Earths landmass, they are home to 20 per cent of all bird, reptile and plant species and protecting their fragile ecosystems from ill-considered development, polluted waters and invasive species is the main focus of this years International Day for Biodiversity.
Source: ClimateWire - Four months away from a U.N. super-summit on climate change, world leaders remain stymied about how to fulfill Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's demand that they bring "bold pledges" to the high-level meeting.
Source: Reuters - Unusually warm western Pacific waters linked to global warming may be the paradoxical cause of a bone-chilling winter in parts of the United States this year, a scientific study said on Thursday.
Source: LiveScience - Last month ranked as the world's hottest April on record, tying with April 2010, U.S. weather officials announced Tuesday (May 20).
Source: AFP - With 19 months to go until the deadline for a new, global pact on climate change, the United States' top negotiator cautioned Thursday against unrealistic expectations, saying the deal "won't be perfect".
Source: RTCC - China carbon emissions tool tests impact of radical energy policies with prospects of emissions peak by 2025
Source: Guardian - A 10% increase in green space in our cities could help to keep temperatures at present levels into the 2050s, despite climate change
Source: PTI - The Narendra Modi government is likely to harness solar power and give a fillip to development of offshore wind energy so as to provide electricity to every household in the near future, industry officials said today.
Source: Cleantechnica - The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Clean Energy Solutions Center are teaming up in order to help speed up the adoption of renewable energy throughout the world, according to a recent announcement.
Source: AFP/Libération - La ministre de l'Ecologie défend le principe de précaution, tout en ajoutant : «Moi, je ne suis pas dogmatique et si de nouvelles technologies non dangereuses apparaissent, pourquoi pas ?»
Source: Financial Times - For the investment world, long term typically means years. For the environment, it means decades, centuries and beyond.
Source: BBC - A new study finds that if temperatures rise and more precipitation falls as rain rather than snow, it will reduce the total amount of water in rivers.
Source: Nature - Next to a newly paved highway in the Peruvian Amazon, a discreet white-on-green sign urges travellers to protect the surrounding ecosystem. Let's care for the environment, let's conserve the forest, it reads.
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Source: Washington Post - With less than two weeks to go, the Environmental Protection Agency is readying a climate rule for existing power plants that requires a steep reduction in carbon emissions while allowing states and companies broad flexibility in how they limit overall greenhouse gas discharges.
Source: Bloomberg - The Green Climate fund set up as a result of United Nations climate-treaty talks to help finance projects that reduce emissions in poorer nations agreed on a set of rules, paving the way for initial capital to be raised.
Source: Jakarta Post - A Dutch-Indonesian initiative has developed a new system for photovoltaic (PV) solar energy, offering a solution to rapid increases in electricity demand in Indonesia due to the countrys vibrant economic growth and rising prosperity.
Source: Mining Weekly - African mining companies find themselves with an unusually strong case for converting to 100% peak penetration of solar or wind energy rather than implementing partial solutions that bring only small financial and environmental benefits, Siemens Smart Generation Solutions manager Fabrice Nicolas says.