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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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Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:59
Source: AP - The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday.
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EU throws down gauntlet to big emitters

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:44
Source: AFP - European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard today threw down the gauntlet to major carbon emitters after a UN panel pointed to options to brake surging greenhouse gases in line with global ambitions.
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In key document, UN climate panel warns emissions rising but drops statistics showing where

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:44
Source: AP - The United Nations' expert panel on climate change is highlighting the disconnect between international goals to fight global warming and what's actually being done to attain them.
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President Yadav concerned about deforestation in Chure region

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:59
Source: Himalayan Times - President Ram Baran Yadav today expressed grave concern about the destruction of the Chure region in Siraha. Inaugurating World Welfare Peace Mahayagya today on the banks of the Kamala River in Saraswor of Siraha, President Yadav said the plain land in the Tarai was gradually transforming into a desert due to destruction of the Chure.
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New model to project climate change impact

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:59
Source: eKantipur - The government is preparing a new model to help project the impacts of climate change on temperature, rainfall and other climatic conditions in eight districts.
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Hollywood heavyweights put climate change manifesto on TV

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:59
Source: Reuters - As temperatures continue to rise and habitats come under threat, a group of Hollywood heavyweights is seeking to bring the spotlight back on climate change with a new documentary.
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U.N. climate report seeks clearer economics to guide action

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:59
Source: Reuters - A U.N. report about ways to fix global warming due on Sunday is likely to disappoint investors seeking clear-cut economic calculations about the benefits and costs of curbing rising greenhouse gas emissions.
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Africa: New Global Scorecard Aims to Promote Urban Development Without Cars

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:44
Source: AlertNet - Researchers have launched a new international standard and scorecard aimed at persuading planners, designers and architects to develop urban communities that encourage people to walk, cycle or take public transport - anything but drive.
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Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:44
Source: AP - It's Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space.
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