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Source: Economic Times - Electricity regulators and power ministry are contemplating steps to make it mandatory for conventional power project developers to set up renewable energy plants in future, while distribution firms may have to purchase more clean energy, but regulatory authorities are concerned that this may hurt loss-making utilities.
Source: BBC - In the far future, might we consider changing human biology to avoid the worst effects of climate change? Frank Swain explores an intriguing thought experiment.
Source: Xinhua - Fiji is working towards integrating disaster risk management into climate change adaptation so that both issues can become the responsibility of one agency, according to the country's ambassador to the United Nations.
Source: Reuters - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced new measures to make the country's infrastructure stronger and more resilient, to help states and communities adapt to climate change.
Source: AP - Harsher storms, worsening flooding and rising seas threaten the public's safety and health across the country, President Barack Obama warned Wednesday as he urged local communities to prepare for the effects of climate change.
Source: AP - Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it.
Source: Reuters - Britain wants deeper reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) than those proposed by the European Commission and Germany, favoring cancelling hundreds of millions of carbon permits over launching a tool to regulate market supply.
Source: RTCC - Europe must speak with one voice at global climate talks in Paris next year, says Finnish minister
Source: CTBR Green Power - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300m loan to help Sri Lanka increase the use of renewable energy for power generation and reduce its dependence on imported oil.
Source: Reuters - Britain will expand funding for a programme to help coal-rich South Africa develop a carbon trading market in an attempt to rein in its rising greenhouse gas emissions.
Source: Reuters - Nearly every carbon emitter covered by China's largest pilot emissions scheme met Tuesday's compliance deadline, a government official said, as permit prices slipped to an all-time low amid ample supply and with no last-minute scramble for allowances.
Source: Notas periodismo popular - Entre el 15 y el 18 de julio se desarrollará en Venezuela la PreCOP Social. Allí, por primera vez en el marco de la ONU, los movimientos sociales y las ONGs tendrán un lugar en el debate sobre el cambio climático, de cara al acuerdo global que sustituirá al Protocolo de Kyoto en los próximos años.
Source: El Universal - El cambio climático "ya está aquí" por lo que urge llevar a cabo acciones ya que éste "no esperará a que continuemos dialogando hasta ponernos de acuerdo", advirtió el titular de la Semarnat, Juan José Guerra Abud.
Source: Scientific American - The Department of Defense has 7,600 military installations across all 50 states and 40 foreign countries.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Aid group Oxfam has called on other rich nations to follow the example of Germany, which has promised 750m ($1bn) for the UN's fledgling Green Climate Fund.
Source: GreenBiz - By 2050, seven out of every 10 people on Earth will be an urban dweller. What the cities of the future look like depends largely on decisions we make today.
Source: Cleantechnica - Israel is working towards achieving its goal to source 10% of its total electricity needs from renewable energy sources by 2020. In this endeavor the country has received a major financial boost, with the European Investment Bank providing 150 million loan to the largest solar power project in Israel
Source: Reuters - Naveen Rabelli's tuk-tuk broke down the first time he rolled it out of his garage. The electrical engineer didn't lose heart: now, he plans to drive his customised three-wheeler all the way to London
Source: The Recycler - The study from the European Environment Agency (EEA) found that both jobs and innovation could grow from a resource-efficient, green economy.