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UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 06:54
Source: New Scientist - A new technique connecting individual weather events with the impact of greenhouse gas emissions could bring climate change into everyday weather reports. "Well, the record-breakingly hot summer is showing no sign of cooling down. No thanks to us: the heatwave was made 35 per cent more likely by human greenhouse gas emissions."
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A climate for change: The U.S. can help drive a new round of global carbon cuts

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 06:54
Source: Washington Post - PROBABLY THE most persuasive argument against U.S. action on global warming is China. No U.S.-only initiative can stop the planet from warming. Any effective response to climate change will require broad, international effort. All true. But such coordination is not as out of reach as many believe. It is quite possible — if the United States does its part.
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22.6% Of Homes Use Solar In South Australia

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 06:34
Source: CleanTechnica - Nearly one in four homes in South Australia now has rooftop solar, as the share of renewable energy in the state neared 33 per cent in 2013/14 – delivering the state’s ambitious 2020 target six years ahead of schedule. Official data released by the Australian Energy Market Operator shows that the share of wind and solar generation in South Australia jumped to 32.1 per cent in 2013/14.
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Snow foolin': Blizzards still likely despite global warming

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:54
Source: USA Today - Big snowstorms won't be a distant memory, even with global warming, says a new study out Wednesday.
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Iceland's Seabird Colonies Are Vanishing, With "Massive" Chick Deaths

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:54
Source: National Geographic - Climate and ocean changes blamed for huge losses of puffins, kittiwakes, and terns.
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Experts at UN conference call for action to mitigate climate-related health risks

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:54
Source: UN News Centre - Experts are urging the international community to act fast to reduce climate change and its health consequences at the first-ever global conference on health and climate, which opened today at the Geneva headquarters of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).
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Samoan PM calls on Canberra to do more to tackle climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:54
Source: ABC Radio Australia - Samoa's prime minister has issued an impassioned plea on behalf all Pacific nations for more help to cope with climate change and he has called on Australia, to lift its focus from the federal budget and lead the way.
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Clean energy industry calls for inquiry into renewable energy target review

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:54
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - The Abbott government is set to release its long-awaited review into the renewable energy target on Thursday.
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Chile launches its biggest wind farm

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:54
Source: BBC - Chile has inaugurated its biggest ever wind farm as part of its bid to wean itself off fossil fuels and tap its massive potential for renewable energy.
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U.N. Climate Chief Urges Action From Health Ministers

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:54
Source: National Journal - Christiana Figueres, the United Nations official overseeing global climate talks, on Wednesday implored national health ministers to become advocates for reaching a strong international climate accord next year.
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Obama Charges Ahead on Climate Change Policy

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:54
Source: US News & World Report - The president's reported plan to seek a nonbinding climate agreement to address global warming meets expectations, experts say.
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Roads expanding fast worldwide, better planning needed to aid food output : study

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:34
Source: Reuters - New roads long enough to girdle the Earth 600 times are expected to be built by 2050 and better planning is needed to protect the environment while also raising food production, a study showed on Wednesday.
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Island states told to press onward

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:34
Source: Solomon Star News - Small Island Developing States(SIDS) have been told that there is no time to waste sitting back and wait but to focus and press forward to make their voices heard in addressing their issues in the UNSIDS conference next week.
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Durable Partnerships for the Pacific

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:34
Source: Tonga Daily News - Around 3,000 delegates from around the world, including representatives from all Forum member countries, will meet in Samoa next week to discuss global efforts to address the unique challenges faced by small island developing states.
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NZ academic urges SIDS to address 'blatant inequalities'

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:34
Source: Radio New Zealand International - A New Zealand academic is urging leaders of developing states in the Pacific to use a major United Nations conference in Samoa as an opportunity to address blatant inequalities in the region.
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UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:34
Source: AP - Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
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Ahead of Samoa conference, iTunes, UN team up to showcase music from small island nations

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:34
Source: UN News Centre - Ahead of a major United Nations conference in Samoa on small island developing countries, iTunes has teamed up with the UN to create a dedicated page on the popular site – launched today – featuring music from artists born and raised in some of the world’s smallest islands.
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World Bank pledges to support Vietnam in battling climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:34
Source: Thanh Nien News - The World Bank (WB) will continue to support Vietnam in coping with climate change, boosting the green growth and developing a low-carbon economy, by bringing in both global knowledge and financing, a bank leader has said.
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Coal To Be Hardest Hit By Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:34
Source: Forbes - Much has been written in recent months about carbon-stranded assets – investments in fossil fuel projects that may turn out to be worth far less than investors or companies currently think they will because of measures to cut carbon emissions such as emissions trading schemes and regulation.
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China's carbon emission down by 5%: Premier Li

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:34
Source: Xinhua - China's carbon emission has declined by 5 percent this year, the largest progress in recent years, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday.
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