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.
Source: The New Indian Express - Climate change and global warming may cause plant migration and induce several other changes in plants, scientists have said. Affected plants may sweat less, grow fewer leaves and show changes in budding and fruiting time, they have observed.
Source: Reuters - Brazil has made good progress in safeguarding the Amazon rainforest but Indonesia's plans for its forests could face setbacks under a new government, a report commissioned by top forest aid donor Norway said on Monday.
Source: Reuters - As China lays down plans for a national carbon trading scheme, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases risks repeating mistakes made in carbon trading in Europe by flooding its pilot markets with free permits.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Under threat from rising sea levels and tsunamis, the authorities of a provincial capital in the Solomon Islands have decided to relocate from a small island in the first such case in the Pacific islands.
Source: RTCC - Latin American nation hopes tough environmental rules could assist its ambitions to gain OECD status
Source: UN News Centre - At a special event on the occasion of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged young people everywhere to get involved and engaged in driving global action at this critical time in history.