Source: AP - The head of the United Nations scientific panel on climate change urged diplomats and scientists to show "enlightenment" Monday, as they began a weeklong meeting aimed at spelling out in plain terms what options the world has if it wants to prevent catastrophic global warming.
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Source: Reuters - The German government will give its blessing on Tuesday to a sweeping reform of renewable energy laws designed to slow cost increases as Europe's largest economy moves to nearly double its green power share to 45 percent by 2025.
Source: Sun Herald - Whatever you believe about climate change, there's no doubt that weather is causing catastrophic events around the globe -- Hurricane Katrina is just one example.
Source: Guardian - As governments meet in Berlin, scientists and farmers on the frontline of climate change in the Philippines are at odds over how best to adapt agriculture to the much higher temperatures and weather extremes expected over the next century.
Source: Boston Globe - Six months after announcing that Harvard would not divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry, President Drew Faust unveiled several new initiatives today to strengthen the universitys commitment to environmental sustainability and renewable energy.
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek - Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and Unilever NV (UNA) joined 68 other companies in urging world governments to cap cumulative carbon emissions since the industrial revolution to 1 trillion metric tons to contain rising temperatures.
Source: Reuters - Harvard University said on Monday it adopted a set of environmental and social investing principles backed by the United Nations for its huge endowment fund, a move that could add pressure on companies in its portfolio to make more disclosures on areas like carbon emissions.
Source: Reuters - Norway's $860 billion oil fund should scale up its investments in renewable energy and weigh the risk to future returns posed by climate change, the finance ministry said on Friday, a shift green groups said was insufficient.
Source: AlertNet - Business should play a bigger role in financing renewable energy and green growth in low-income countries, to help build a buffer against climate change, experts told a recent conference in Ethiopia's capital.
Source: AP - After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it.
Source: Marianas Variety - An international climate meeting here last week has "forged a common purpose around a set of objectives" for a new global climate agreement, said Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Tony deBrum on Friday.
Source: The Hindu - As public health machinery gears up for the World Health Day that falls on Monday (April 7), the focus is on preventing vector-borne diseases. This years theme will be Small bites, big threat, as cautioned by World Health Organisation (WHO).
Source: AlertNet - Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa, who farm some of the least fertile land on the continent, have developed a training manual to encourage more sustainable farming practices among millions of African Muslims facing a threat to their food security from climate change
Source: NBC - The world's arid areas deserts filled with scrubby vegetation and sand are absorbing more of the carbon dioxide that's being emitted into the atmosphere than expected, a new study shows
Source: Al-Jazeera - A tiny Pacific Island nation still recovering from massive floods that destroyed homes and displaced residents played host this week to an international climate conference where delegates vowed to push ambitious global targets.
Source: Bloomberg - The cost of polluting is poised to rebound after the European Union began reducing a record glut of permits to rescue the worlds biggest greenhouse-gas market.
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