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17/12/2014
In a victory for environmental, health and community activists, fracking has been banned in New York state. That was the conclusion reached at a public, livestreamed meeting of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet in Albany today. Commissioner of the ...   
17/12/2014
The town of Shishmaref, Alaska lies on an island 30 miles south of the Arctic Circle and next to the Chukchi Sea. Its residents, Native Alaskan Inupiaq people, can really see Russia from their house! However, the rapidly changing climate, which ...   
17/12/2014
A new financial crisis is threatening to dwarf the 'subprime' mortgage debacle, writes Paul Mobbs. Cheap money from central banks has fuelled some $1.3 trillion of risky investments in high-cost 'unconventional' oil and gas. Now, with oil sinking ...   
16/12/2014
Coral reefs which are home to over 25 per cent of marine life, are facing a double blow across the globe in the form of thermal and chemical impact, a senior scientist said. "Thermal impact on the earth is seen in terms of global ...   
16/12/2014
With yet another United Nations-hosted climate change conference making very little real progress, a near miracle will be required if countries are to reach a meaningful and binding global agreement on carbon emissions in Paris next ...   
16/12/2014
The path to a climate deal in Paris a year from now is littered with obstacles, foremost among them how to differentiate between what industrialized nations led by the U.S. will do to cut fossil-fuel pollution, and what commitments developing ...   
16/12/2014
The U.S. and other nations were applauding this weekend's climate change agreement on Monday, but the deal's difficult negotiations showed all too clearly the major hurdles that lie ahead as officials try to reach a much more sweeping pact next ...   
15/12/2014
Chinese media coverage of the Lima climate change talks included comments by the country’s top climate negotiator who described the deal reached as “balanced”. Xie Zhenhua told the state news agency Xinhua that the outcome was “within” ...   
15/12/2014
Cities like Miami are all too familiar with hurricane-related power outages. But a Johns Hopkins University analysis finds climate change will give other major metro areas a lot to worry about in future storms. Johns Hopkins engineers ...   
15/12/2014
The most dense store of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands, a study has calculated. An international team of researchers said their work, which uses satellite data and field measurements, ...   
15/12/2014
When the average American thinks about how climate change-caused global warming could affect their health, what do they think of? Not much, apparently, according to a new study, Public Perceptions of the Health Impacts of Global Warming, just ...   
14/12/2014
A last-minute deal that salvaged U.N. climate talks from collapse early Sunday sends a signal the rich-poor divide that long held up progress can be overcome with a year to go before a landmark pact is supposed to be adopted in ...   
14/12/2014
Governments took a step back from chaos in the climate change discussions in Lima and found a way forward on Sunday, albeit with some fudges and compromises, giving themselves just 12 months to finalise a crucial international agreement to avoid ...   
14/12/2014
Negotiators today adopted a compromise draft for national pledges to cut global carbon emissions at marathon UN climate talks here that addressed all of India’s concerns and paved way for a new ambitious and binding deal to be signed in Paris ...   
14/12/2014
"It is so decided,' the Peruvian environment minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidalsaid as his gavel hit the table and the torturous 13 days of UN climate change negotiations ended with 196 countries adopting the document 'Lima Call to Climate Action' at ...   
14/12/2014
A plan to limit fossil-fuel pollution in all nations for the first time came a step closer as envoys from more than 190 countries agreed on the key parts of a deal they plan to adopt next year to fight global warming. After two weeks of ...   
14/12/2014
There was one thing above all others that wealthy countries wanted out of the Lima negotiations and that was a method of accounting for emissions cuts. The issue that mattered above all to developing countries was deciding who should ...   
13/12/2014
At this very moment, all eyes are on Lima, Peru, and rightfully so. Peru is currently hosting the COP 20 (Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). For two weeks, representatives of every country are ...   
12/12/2014
Countries vulnerable to extreme weather and rising seas should follow the example of small Pacific island states like Kiribati, and work out how to relocate threatened communities if there is no alternative, experts said at U.N. climate talks in ...   
12/12/2014
It was late Thursday when some important news trickled through. No decision had been taken on decision making at the UN climate talks. Instead, after two weeks of talks, this particular decision was postponed until the 2015 ...   
12/12/2014
Language the United States and China struck last month to iron out their decades-long dispute over which countries should act first to tackle climate change could serve as a model for the gridlocked international negotiations, China's top climate ...   
11/12/2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday urged countries at U.N. climate talks in Lima to move away from using fossil fuels while demonstrators gathered outside the meeting urged him to reject the Keystone oil pipeline. "Coal and ...   
11/12/2014
Climate change hurts innocent people. It puts ordinary people, who for the most part have not contributed in any way to global warming, at extraordinary risk. The IPPC’s Climate Change 2014 Synthesis report makes for sobering reading ...   
10/12/2014
It's not your imagination that heat waves, hurricanes, floods and droughts are occurring more frequently and with greater intensity. Global warming is at the root of the problem, but its impact goes beyond the environment. As the PBS special ...   
9/12/2014
Urging rich nations not to use disasters as tools to make business profit, India on the first day of the high-level segment of the UN climate talks on Tuesday sought them to cooperate to solve the "global problems" of climate change without ...   

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