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Meet the pilots behind the sun-powered plane that can 'fly forever'

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 07:44
Source: CNN - following 12 years of complex designs and intense training, aviation pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are set to conquer new heights, taking up the challenge of the first solar flight around the globe.
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South Africa to procure still more renewable energy

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 07:44
Source: South Africa Info - South Africa's Department of Energy is to increase the amount of energy it will be procuring under the third window of its renewable energy programme for independent power producers, Energy Minister Ben Martins announced on Tuesday.
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Africa: Climate Change Mitigation Must Benefit the Poor, Aid Experts Say

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:59
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - International action to curb climate change must help poorer nations develop in a sustainable way that eases poverty and brings additional benefits such as better health and employment, aid and climate experts have said.
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China’s Wind Energy Capacity Tops 92 GW With 16 GW Addition In 2013

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:44
Source: Cleantechnica - In 2013, China witnessed yet another year of impressive wind energy capacity addition. While the total capacity added was off the peak levels seen a couple of years ago, the Asian giant still managed to add 45% of all the wind energy capacity added in 2013.
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EU Nations Said to Set Next Carbon-Market Overhaul Talks in June

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:44
Source: Bloomberg - European Union governments will hold further discussions in June about a proposal to make supply in the world’s biggest carbon market more flexible, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter.
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Ex-U.N. climate chief installed as new head of GGGI

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:44
Source: Yonhap - A former head of the United Nations' climate change agency began his term on Tuesday as the new director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Seoul-initiated international green growth entity said.
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DENR issues ECC for 68.8 MW Manolo Fortich Hydro Project

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:44
Source: Sun.Star Davao - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region X has granted an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) to Hedcor Bukidnon, Inc.’s proposed hydropower facility in the province.
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IMF, World Bank push carbon pricing

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:44
Source: The Australian - The leaders of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund have called upon finance ministers to "tackle the issue of carbon pricing," Fairfax reports.
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Seychelles Ambassador for Climate Change Ronny Jumeau Challenges Guam to Branch Out to Other Islands for Solutions

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:44
Source: Pacific News Center - rofessionals and experts gathered this morning for the UOG Sustainability Conference to dicuss issues regarding climate change. Seychelles Ambassador for Climate Change and Small Island Developing States Issues Ronny Jumeau was the keynote speaker whose presentation focuses on islands reaching out to other islands finding island solutions to island problems.
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Former President of Mexico Discusses the Economics of Climate Change

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:44
Source: Harvard Crimson - During an address at the Business School on Monday, former President of Mexico Felipe Calderon argued that although private sector companies are often hesitant to adopt climate change initiatives, minimizing carbon emissions may prove extremely profitable.
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Whitehouse urges action on climate change

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:44
Source: Brown Daily Herald - The United States needs to wake up to the issue of climate change, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse told approximately 75 students, faculty members and community members Monday afternoon.
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'Modest hope' to slow warming, but no 'free lunch,' U.N. warns

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:19
Source: CNN - Keeping global warming down to a level people can live with means cutting carbon emissions to "near zero" by the end of the century, even in an increasingly industrialized world, the top U.N. experts on the issue reported Sunday.
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IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:19
Source: Guardian - Catastrophic climate change can be averted without sacrificing living standards according to a UN report, which concludes that the transformation required to a world of clean energy is eminently affordable.
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Step up action to curb global warming, or risks rise: U.N.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:19
Source: Reuters - A United Nations report said on Sunday that governments must act faster to keep global warming in check and delays until 2030 could force them to use little-tested technologies to extract greenhouse gases from the air.
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U.N. climate panel: Governments must do more in face of dire global-warming threats

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:04
Source: Washington Post - Facing a potential climate catastrophe, the world’s governments agreed in 2009 to limit a global rise in mean temperature by the end of this century to avert the frightening effects of global warming.
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U.N.: Time Is Running Out for Climate-Change Action

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:04
Source: TIME - A group of experts appointed by the U.N. has said immediate action is necessary to halt the worst effects of climate change
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UN climate chief urges 'bold' carbon-curbing steps

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:04
Source: AFP - The UN climate chief on Sunday called on governments to take bold steps to tame carbon emissions after a landmark report said the worldwide aim to limit global warming was still attainable.
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UN climate study: still time to save the world

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:04
Source: Financial Times - Disastrous effects of global warming can still be avoided, the world’s leading climate scientists say, but only by making a concerted international effort to cut carbon emissions through heavy investment in renewable and nuclear energy sources.
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