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UN Climate Conference to Begin in South Africa

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 10:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Representatives from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Durban, South Africa, to negotiate strategies for dealing with climate change, including how to extend the soon-to-expire Kyoto Protocol. Efforts to negotiate a successor to the Kyoto pact, which committed industrialized nations to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by a set amount by 2012, have been on hold […]

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China Urges Developed Nations to Shoulder Emissions Cuts

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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China is calling on developed nations to shoulder the responsibility of substantially reducing carbon emissions as it pledges to work with the international community to ensure the success of a major climate conference beginning next week. In a report released Tuesday, China said developed nations should be accountable for their greenhouse gas emissions during the […]

UN Chief Urges Help for Poor Nations in Dealing with Climate Change

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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The head of the United Nations is urging richer nations to contribute to a global fund aimed at helping underdeveloped countries deal with the effects of climate change. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that governments should find a way to donate to the $100 billion Green Climate Fund, noting that an “empty shell is […]

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UN Chief Urges World Leaders to Create Climate Fund

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Secretary-General is urging world leaders to create a fund to fight the effects of climate change. Ban Ki-moon spoke Monday in Bangladesh at a meeting of about 30 countries highly affected by climate change. The representatives of the countries are meeting in Dhaka to agree on a united front ahead of U.N. […]

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ADB Warns of Hunger Risk From Climate Change

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The Asian Development Bank is warning of increased hunger and malnutrition among the Pacific region’s neediest people if countries do not act quickly to address the threat posed by climate change. In a new report Tuesday, the ADB says the region is already suffering coastal erosion, floods, drought and storm surges as a result of […]

UN Chief Calls Climate Change “Real,” Demands Action

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Thursday for stepped-up efforts to fight global climate change, directly linking the phenomenon to drought in the Horn of Africa and severe flooding in Australia. Speaking at the University of Sydney in Australia, Mr. Ban criticized skeptics who challenge the science behind global warming and said climate change is […]

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UN Chief Calls Climate Change “Real,” Demands Action

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Thursday for stepped-up efforts to fight global climate change, directly linking the phenomenon to drought in the Horn of Africa and severe flooding in Australia. Speaking at the University of Sydney in Australia, Mr. Ban criticized skeptics who challenge the science behind global warming and said “climate change is […]

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Scientists Find King Crabs Growing in Antarctic Seas

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Scientists say climate change has led to the growing presence of king crabs in the waters off the Antarctic peninsula, which could dramatically alter its ecosystem. A team of researchers at the University of Hawaii used a remote-controlled unmanned submarine to scan an underwater basin off the peninsula dubbed Palmer Deep. They discovered 42 king […]

Top US Court Blocks States From Suing Utilities Over Climate Change

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked six U.S. states from suing major power companies to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions that the states blame for climate change. In an unanimous decision Monday, the court ruled that only the U.S. government’s Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. The eight justices […]

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UN Seeks High-Level Push at Climate Talks

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. official in charge of international talks on climate change says world leaders must step in to save the meetings from an impasse. Summing up two weeks of talks in Germany that appeared to have made little or no progress, the U.N. meeting’s executive secretary, Christiana Figueres, said Friday that “high-level political guidance” is […]

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