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Bangladesh tops 32 nations in climate risk chart 30.10.2014 Sify News
Bangladesh tops a list of 32 countries that face extreme risks because of climate change.
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Bangladesh tops 32 nations in climate risk chart 30.10.2014 DNA: Mumbai
Bangladesh is at the top of a list of 32 countries that face extreme risks because of climate change. According to a study undertaken by UK researcher Maplecroft, 32 countries out of 196 surveyed face that level of threat. The Bath, England-based analyst forwarded an e-mailed statement in this regard to a foreign news agency. Apart from Bangladesh, the other nine top countries expected to suffer from climate change aftereffects are Sierra Leone and South Sudan, Nigeria, Chad, Haiti, Ethiopia, the Philippines, the Central African Republic and Eritrea. The threatened nations all depend heavily on agriculture, which accounts for 28% of their combined economic output relying on farm-related revenue, and 65% of the working population employed in the sector, according to Maplecroft. The climate risk combined with food insecurity act as "threat multipliers" escalating the danger of civil conflict, it said. Other nations deemed at extreme climate risk included India, Pakistan and Guatemala. Image for ...
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An EU bill bomb but no one thought to tell the prime minister 25.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Confusion reigns over Britains big bill, with some theorising it was deliberately timed to upset Downing Street Continue reading...
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David Cameron refuses to pay £1.7bn EU bill by 1 December deadline 24.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Prime minister launches scathing attack on appalling behaviour of European Commission, saying its demands are unacceptable

David Cameron delivered his most embittered attack on the EU executive in Brussels on Friday, bluntly stating that Britain would not pay more than £1.7bn in top-up EU budget payments.

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Readers' assignment: your protest photos and videos from around the world 22.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Youve sent in some great assignment ideas for GuardianWitness so weve started a bi-weekly series based on your best suggestions

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Low oil price means high anxiety for Opec as US flexes its muscles 19.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Motorists, airlines and industry are enjoying low energy costs, the US is relishing its reduced reliance on the Middle East and Opec is wondering how to reassert its authority

During a week of turmoil on the global stock markets, the energy sector played out a drama that could have even bigger consequences: a standoff between the US and the Opec oil-producing nations.

While pension holders and investors watched aghast as billions of pounds were lost to market gyrations, a fossil-fuel glut and a slowing global economy have driven the oil price down to a level that could save the world $1.8bn a day on fuel costs. If this is some consolation for households everywhere after last weeks hit on stock market wealth, it means pain for the Opec cartel, composed mainly of Middle East producers.

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National Air Quality Index (AQI) launched by the Environment Minister AQI is a huge initiative under ‘Swachh Bharat’ 17.10.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change Shri Prakash Javadekar today launched ‘The National Air Quality Index’ (AQI) in New Delhi.Speaking on the occasion, Shri Javadekar outlined the AQI, as ‘One Number- One Colour-One Description’ for the common man to judge the air quality within his vicinity. The formulation of the index was a continuation of the initiatives under Swachh Bharat Mission envisioned by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri NarendraModi.
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Climate change: how to make the big polluters really pay | Naomi Klein 17.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
By dropping Shell, Lego shows new ways to target the astronomical profits of the fossil fuel industries When the call came in that the University of Glasgow had voted to divest its £128m endowment from fossil fuel companies , I happened to be in a room filled with climate activists in Oxford. They immediately broke into cheers. There were lots of hugs and a few tears. This was big the first university in Europe to make such a ...
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Owen Paterson: fracking would be boon for poorest parts of the UK 16.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Former environment secretarys comments a reminder of just how out of touch the Tories are, says Labour

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Lost Louisiana: the race to reclaim vanished land back from the sea 14.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Worlds fastest submerging state is looking to nature in an ambitious plan to turn back the tide, and to BP to fund it but will it work?

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How close is the UK to a power blackout? 14.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

James Ball looks at the UKs energy safety gap and finds we could face a supply crunch as soon as the winter of 2015

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Owen Paterson proposal to scrap Climate Change Act is 'bonkers' 13.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Former environment secretary does not understand the risks climate change poses, says Lord Stern

Owen Patersons proposal to scrap the UKs Climate Change Act is bonkers, doesnt stack up and shows the former environment secretary does not understand the risks from global warming, according to politicians, economists, campaigners and scientists.

In a lecture to be delivered on Wednesday for Lord Lawsons Global Warming Policy Foundation thinktank, Paterson is expected to say the legislation risks blackouts and holding back investment in shale gas.

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Coal, Obama weighing heavy in Rahall's W.Va. bid 12.10.2014 Sify Finance
Democrat Nick Rahall, a southern West Virginia face so familiar he goes by "Nick Joe," bears an Obama burden like few others in Congress as he faces his toughest re-election fight in almost four
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Kerry: Address climate change before it's too late 9.10.2014 Sify Finance
Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the country and the world need to confront the threat of climate change while there's still time.
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EU approves Hinkley Point nuclear power station as costs raise by £8bn 9.10.2014 Guardian: Environment
EDF Energy overcomes last hurdle for Somerset plant which EC warns could cost over £24bn by the time it is completed in 2023 Continue reading...
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Nick Clegg taunts David Cameron on 'green crap' 8.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Its not green crap to us, says Liberal Democrat leader, referring to comments made by Tory leader about levies on energy bills

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Tate and oil: does the art world need to come clean about sponsorship? 8.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
If campaigners get their way, the Tate may soon have to disclose how much money BP gives it. Why the secrecy? And is sponsorship harming the arts? In a cramped second-floor room in an office block mostly used for immigration hearings, one of the most famous museums in the world is fighting to keep a secret. In March, the Information Commissioner ruled that Tate must, against its wishes, reveal some of what was said in meetings where the latest of several sponsorship deals with oil giant BP was discussed. The museum appealed, and now its lawyers are here to make the case for being exempted from the Freedom of Information Act, which would otherwise oblige disclosure. The three-member Information Tribunal will rule on Tates appeal in the next few weeks and on a parallel appeal by campaigner Brendan Montague, supported by Platform , the arts education and activism charity. If Montague wins, not only will redacted passages in the minutes of the museums ethics committee be revealed, but also the sum paid by ...
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Senate opponents in several races argue over Obama 8.10.2014 Sify News
's policies, national and local economic issues and women's rights sparked clashes Tuesday night as Senate candidates debated in five states with just a month left before Election Day.
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Senate debates focus on Obama, economy 8.10.2014 Sify News
's policies, national and local economic issues and women's rights sparked clashes Tuesday night as Senate candidates debated in five states with just a month left before Election Day.
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Proposal to protect fisher cites pot farm threat 7.10.2014 Sify News
Citing a threat from rat poison used on illegal marijuana plantations, federal biologists on Monday proposed Endangered Species Act protection for West Coast populations of the fisher, a larger
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