Source: RTCC - Earth Overshoot Day arrives one day earlier than 2013, marking the date global consumption exceeds production
Source: Financial Times - South Asian economies will be badly squeezed by climate change within a few decades if no action is taken to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Asian Development Bank.
Source: IPS - Amid accelerating climate change and other challenges, a major international conference in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa next month represents a key chance for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean to turn the tide.
Source: SciDev.net - Uganda has put in place a policy aimed at increasing the share of renewable energy from four per cent in 2007 to 61 per cent by 2017, a government minister has said
Source: African Review - Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), the bilateral trust fund of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has approved a US$530,000 grant to co-fund a renewable energy project in Mali
Source: Reneweconomy - One of Australias oldest economic and business policy think tanks has called for climate change to be put onto the agenda for the upcoming G20 Summit in Brisbane, as one of the key financial risks currently threatening global economic health.
Source: Vietnam+ - Strengthening ASEAN negotiators capacity for engaging in international climate change talks is the main focus of a workshop currently underway in Hanoi under sponsorship of the UN Development Programme and the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office.
Source: Independent - A British butterfly species has made climate-change history by becoming the first known animal of any kind to lose the ability to do something after global warming forced it to move to a new environment and adapt its behaviour.
Source: mongabay.com - In 1988, when British environmentalist Norman Myers first described the concept of a biodiversity hotspot an area with at least 0.5 percent or 1,500 endemic plants that has lost 70 percent of its primary vegetation he could have been painting a picture of the highly threatened Peruvian Andes mountain range.
Source: Reuters - Guangdong, the biggest of China's seven pilot carbon trading markets, will this year hand out around 6 percent more emission permits to companies than in 2013, potentially aggravating oversupply that sent prices tumbling earlier this year.
Source: GreenBiz - Interest in recycling is looping back around. Thats evident from the launch of the Closed Loop Fund, a budding $100 million effort by a group of large companies to invest in recycling infrastructure and, in the process, put more recycled materials into manufacturing supply chains.
Source: Cleantechnica - A partnership between solar photovoltaic modules maker Kyocera and Thailands largest power utility has finally seen the completion of an ambitious project the companies undertook in 2010. The projects completion marks an important milestone for the Southeast Asian country.
Source: Scientific American - Hot weather combined with intense downpours one of the signature signs of a changing climate has flummoxed duffers and greenskeepers alike on East Coast golf courses. But don't handicap them yet
Source: Hydrogen Fuel News - Wind energy in the United Kingdom has set a new record, according to RenewableUK. The country has become a very strong supporter of wind power in recent years.
Source: Philippine Information Agency - More than 200 farmers attended a training on making of organic fertilizers and pesticides from natural materials as part of the local government's climate change advocacy.
Source: LA Times - Respiratory illnesses, water quality, and mosquito- and rodent-related diseases will worsen across Los Angeles County in the next few decades because of climate change, according to two reports released Monday by public health officials.
Source: Korea Herald - South Korea is to make an interim check on its progress in preventing forest degradation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions ― and gauge its readiness for the new climate change system.
Source: Independent Online - When 61-year old Mercy Joshua was young, the vast forests of southeastern Kenya teemed with wildlife, but decades of unchecked deforestation by locals have devastated the land.
Source: Wall Street Journal - South Asiawith so much of its population destitute and dependent on the land for their livelihoodsstands to suffer severe economic and physical consequences from climate change, according to a report released today by the Asian Development Bank.
Source: LA Times - The Missouri River's stream flow has changed significantly over the last 50 years, leading to serious water shortages in Montana and Wyoming and flooding in the Dakotas, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released last month.