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22/12/2014
The cost of adaptation to climate change is likely to go up by two to three times of the estimated $70 to $100 billion by 2050, a recent United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report says. These estimates were based on the two ...   
22/12/2014
A climate deal cannot be achieved by endless squabbling, but by accepting responsibility and acting decisively After nearly a fortnight of prolonged talks, some of it acrimonious, there was little that made anyone happy - except perhaps ...   
22/12/2014
Since 1992, the world's leaders have been meeting annually to talk about what to do about climate change. Despite these efforts, the planet is still on pace for a worst-case scenario--actually, it's tracking a bit above it. Thanks to ...   
22/12/2014
With a new draft of a United Nations climate treaty in hand, the world can breathe more easily as 2014 comes to a close. What a relief, right? Late last Saturday, after 13 exhausting days of haggling among nearly 200 governments ...   
22/12/2014
Is the outcome at Lima a recipe for a weak climate deal in Paris? Compromises on many key issues in the draft negotiating text that will serve as the basis for the next round of negotiations, beginning in February in Geneva, hint at such a ...   
22/12/2014
Early data has come in from the first satellite dedicated to monitoring levels of carbon dioxide in the air -- with some surprising results. The patch of dense carbon dioxide above China was to be expected, as factories churn out ...   
22/12/2014
Last week the National Hockey League announced that it is stepping up its sustainability actions through a new partnership with the energy services company Constellation. The new deal makes Constellation the official preferred energy provider for ...   
22/12/2014
US President Barack Obama has delivered his most sceptical remarks yet on the future of the Keystone oil pipeline, claiming its controversial extension from Canada to Nebraska would do little to reduce American energy prices and generate only a ...   
22/12/2014
In recent years, the Philippines has played an outsized role in United Nations climate talks. Its devastating typhoons make it a symbol of what developing countries face without the resources to protect cities from floodsas seas rise and storms ...   
22/12/2014
You may have never heard of palm oil -- let alone thought about the role it played in your investment portfolio. But palm oil is fast becoming a ubiquitous ingredient, already present in half the goods we buy, from toothpaste to body wash, ...   
22/12/2014
Ever since negotiators failed to agree on a climate accord in Copenhagen five years ago, diplomats have been trying for a big, international do-over. Talks in Lima, Peru, this month put this effort on track to conclude an agreement in Paris next ...   
21/12/2014
The government’s climate advisory body has delivered a stark assessment of the Coalition’s policies, stating it was unlikely that its Direct Action policy would meet Australia’s 5% emissions reduction target and calling for the renewable energy ...   
21/12/2014
The Marshall Islands is experiencing its worst-ever coral bleaching as global warming threatens reefs across the entire northern Pacific, scientists said Monday. Marine researchers said an El Nino weather pattern had been developing in ...   
21/12/2014
At the latest round of international climate talks this month in Lima, Peru, melting glaciers in the Andes and recent droughts provided a fitting backdrop for the negotiators' recognition that it is too late to prevent climate change, no matter ...   
21/12/2014
While climate change has placed many different types of creatures in peril, others – including a species of Alaskan char known as Dolly Varden – have managed to adapt to warming conditions, claims new research published earlier this month in the ...   
21/12/2014
We were just trying to help. Turns out the efforts of humankind to save beavers from extinction over the past century have had an eco-unfriendly side effect: The animals, whose population has rebounded, are contributing to climate change, ...   
21/12/2014
If the scientists are right, the end is near for a Northwest treasure — at least as we know it. Climate change is melting Mount Rainier’s glaciers at six times the historic rate. For years now, the melting has sent floods of ...   
21/12/2014
If you’ve ever driven into Mount Rainier National Park through the Nisqually entrance, you might know the feeling. As you pass beneath the massive log arch and begin easing your car through tree-lined curves, there’s a sense of entering ...   
21/12/2014
At the heart of Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate-action and state budget plans is a cap-and-trade system that would charge potentially 130 major polluters for their emission of greenhouse gases. The goal is to make heavy emitters, including ...   
21/12/2014
Former environment minister Jairam Ramesh has said he is worried that ecological laws are being violated under the current government. "If we are going to dismantle the entire edifice of environmental laws and regulations, as this ...   
21/12/2014
Earlier this month, for the first time, all 190 nations meeting in Lima Peru pledged to present actionable plans to cut CO2 emissions by early next year. But many feel that the landmark accord wasn't strong enough. Host Steve Curwood discusses ...   
21/12/2014
Global climate models agree that temperatures will rise in the Pacific Northwest through the 21st century.But making specific and accurate predictions for an area as small and unusual as Mount Rainier National Park is beyond the scope of ...   
21/12/2014
At the foot of the Nisqually Glacier, the roar of rushing water and grinding rock is so loud you have to shout to be heard. Water bursts from an ice cave the size of an aircraft hangar, its arched roof dripping in the sun. Flurries of ...   
21/12/2014
Warned by geologists that the South Tahoma Glacier is aimed like a fire hose at the main entrance to Mount Rainier National Park, the National Park Service responded this summer with a traditional approach.Just past the log archway at the ...   

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