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Canada: Federal climate change report warns of economic, health impacts

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:49
Source: The Star - Canadians can expect more floods, storms and other damaging extreme weather events as global warming inevitably gets worse, says a federal government report that also says governments are lagging in efforts to adapt to this climate change shift.
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Half of the World's Population will be Exposed to Frequent Still Air Events by End of 21st Century

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:49
Source: Nature World News - Climate change might worsen air pollution, researchers at Stanford said. The team estimates that by the end of this century around 55 percent of the world's population will witness frequent air stagnation events.
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Former Bush Treasury Secretary: We Can Prevent A 'Climate Crash' With A Carbon Tax

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:09
Source: The Energy Collective - There is an amazing op-ed in Sunday’s New York Times, “The Coming Climate Crash: Lessons for Climate Change in the 2008 Recession.”
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Sustainable development goals face $2.5 trillion funding shortfall

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:49
Source: RTCC - The UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) will fail unless governments and businesses find an extra US$ 2.5 trillion a year to support them. -
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Cameroon: Congo, Amazon Basins Climate Change Report Presented

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:49
Source: Cameroon Tribune - The study, carried out by CIFOR, revisits the role of logging companies in the reduction of emission of green-house gases.
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Africa: Lack of 'Political Will' Hampering Environmental Laws (Interview)

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:24
Source: Deutsche Welle - The United Nations will this week seek ways to stiffen environmental laws to crack down on everything from illegal trade in wildlife to mercury poisoning and hazardous waste.
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British offshore wind energy fund launched

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:24
Source: Euronews - The British government-backed bank that focuses on green energy projects is launching a new fund. It is dedicated to buying stakes in offshore wind energy in the UK.
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Germany Sets Three National Solar Records in Two Weeks

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:24
Source: Triple Pundit - A core facet of Chancellor Merkel’s historic “Energiewende” clean energy transition, Germany has led the world in driving adoption of solar energy technology and systems.
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G20 summit: Obama expected to discuss 'critical issue' of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:24
Source: The Guardian - Barack Obama is expecting to discuss climate change at the G20 summit in Brisbane, with the US ambassador to Australia reinforcing the president’s message that it is a “critical” issue.
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NREL and General Motors Announce R&D Partnership to Reduce Cost of Automotive Fuel Cells

NREL - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and General Motors (GM) are partnering on a multiyear, multimillion dollar joint effort to accelerate the reduction of automotive fuel cell stack costs through fuel cell material and manufacturing research and development (R&D).
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France launches financing plan for energy transition

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:49
Source: Reuters - France announced on Monday a package of tax breaks and low-cost loans to improve insulation in buildings and boost investment in renewable energy, which is supposed to provide 40 percent of the country's electricity by 2030.
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Top court mostly upholds Obama bid to curb carbon emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:24
Source: Reuters - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday largely upheld the Obama administration's authority to curb greenhouse gases from major emitters like power plants and refineries in a ruling that nonetheless exempted some smaller sources from the regulation.
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UK and Germany break solar power records

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:24
Source: The Guardian - Britain and Germany have broken records for generating solar electricity in the last few weeks, according to new industry figures.
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New UN Assembly Pushes Climate Change, Environment As Top World Priority

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:49
Source: AP - The first-ever United Nations Environmental Assembly opened in Kenya on Monday, as more than 150 high-level delegations began a weeklong examination of the intersection between global economic progress and the environment.
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World Bank: Climate policies could generate $2.6 trillion a year

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:49
Source: RTCC - Smart climate policies in the US, EU, Brazil, China, India and Mexico could add up to US$ 2.6trillion to the world’s economy a year, according to the World Bank.
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EU mulls cutting energy use by 35%

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:49
Source: EurActiv - To maintain Europe’s emissions-cutting momentum, a 30% cut in energy usage is needed by 2030, rising to 35% if the EU wants to reap the benefits of energy security, jobs and growth, says a draft communication for the bloc’s energy efficiency review, seen by EurActiv.
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Evidence grows that warming Arctic may cause extreme weather

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:49
Source: RTCC - Rapid warming of the Arctic may be linked with recent extreme weather in Europe and the United States, a paper found this week, finding more evidence for one piece in the jigsaw.
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US mayors unanimously pass climate change ideas

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:49
Source: AP - A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country unanimously approved a resolution Monday that calls on cities to use natural solutions to fight the effects of climate change.
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Too Hot to Handle

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:49
Source: NYT - Hot weather kills more Americans than all other natural disasters combined, and the casualties continue to climb despite decades of warnings about how to recognize the signs of heat stress and take prompt corrective action.
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Parts Of America Will Be 'Unsuited For Outdoor Activity' Thanks To Climate Change, Report Finds

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:24
Source: Reuters - The old adage, "it's not the heat, it's the humidity," will come into play more often and in more places because of climate change, with life-altering results in southern U.S. cities from Miami to Atlanta to Washington and even northern ones such as New York, Chicago and Seattle.
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