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UN Conference Reaches Agreement on Action to Reduce Global Warming

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Delegates from 194 counties to a U.N. climate conference meeting in South Africa have agreed to an accord that would force countries to take action to slow the pace of climate change. Under the agreement, industrial countries will have to adhere to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol another five years after it expires in 2012. The […]

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Agreement Reached On Course of Future Global Warming Talks

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Delegates from 194 countries meeting in South Africa have reached a hard-fought agreement on a complex plan to fight global warming in coming decades. Countries agreed early Sunday to a new round of talks on ways to protect the environment. The talks will also establish conditions for an extension of the Kyoto Protocol environmental agreement […]

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Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Change

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Delegates from nearly 200 countries are working overtime Saturday at a climate conference in South Africa, trying to reach a deal on fighting global warming. Representatives are negotiating well past Friday’s scheduled end to the two-week U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban. Delegates are evaluating a European Union proposal that calls for a […]

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Climate Talks in Overtime in South Africa

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Delegates from nearly 200 countries continue to work Saturday at a climate conference in South Africa, trying to reach an agreement on how to fight global warming. Representatives worked long into the night, well past Friday’s scheduled end to the two-week U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban. Negotiators are concerned they will not […]

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Climate Change Talks Continue Through the Night

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations climate conference continued through the night Friday with nations still facing deep divisions on how to cut greenhouse gases. After two weeks of negotiations in Durban, South Africa, delegates struggled with the details of a European Union proposal to create a binding pact to fight global warming. Observers say the world’s biggest […]

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Ban Ki-Moon Urges Action on Climate Change

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for concrete action to combat climate change and its increasing global impact. Addressing the U.N. climate change conference in Durban, South Africa Tuesday, Mr. Ban said that a binding worldwide agreement to fight climate change is likely out of reach for now. But he urged nations to take at […]

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UN Says 2011 10th Hottest on Record, Warns on Greenhouse Gases

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. weather office says 2011 is currently the 10th hottest year on record and warned that greenhouse gas levels are nearing a critical point. The World Meteorological Organization said in a statement Tuesday that this year’s weather continues a string of warm temperatures, with 13 of the 15 hottest years since 1850 occurring since […]

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Doubts on Deal at UN Climate Change Conference

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Nearly 200 countries are taking part in a United Nations climate conference in South Africa, but there is little optimism the conference will result in a comprehensive plan to fight global climate change. The 12-day meeting opened in Durban on Monday. A key issue will be whether industrialized nations will extend the Kyoto Protocol, a […]

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UN Climate Conference Opens in South Africa

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Representatives from nearly 200 countries have gathered in Durban, South Africa for a U.N. conference on climate change. The 12-day meeting began Monday and will focus on efforts to extend the Kyoto Protocol, which is set to expire next year. The Kyoto pact committed industrialized nations to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by a set amount […]

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UN Climate Conference Opens in South Africa

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Representatives from nearly 200 countries have gathered in Durban, South Africa for a U.N. conference on climate change. The 12-day meeting began Monday and will focus on efforts to extend the Kyoto Protocol, which is set to expire next year. The Kyoto pact committed industrialized nations to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by a set amount […]

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