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Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba 20.12.2014 TOI: The United States
President Barack Obama said Friday he doesn't expect the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the US economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist ...
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Obama declares 2014 'a breakthrough year for America' 20.12.2014 TOI: The United States
President Barack Obama said Friday that 2014 has been "a breakthrough year for America," putting aside the fits and starts of the past 12 months to focus on achievements on the economy and other areas and the prospect of compromise with his political foes who are taking control of ...
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UK energy auction boosts coal and nuclear power generation 19.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Government wanted new gas-fired power stations to be built but 68% of the capacity is to be provided by existing power stations

Consumers will need to stump an extra £1bn a year in 2018 to encourage power stations to stay open and keep the lights on, the government confirmed on Friday.

A “capacity market” auction undertaken this week by National Grid has ended with a price of £19.40 per kilowatt (kW) being agreed as a subsidy.

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Against Excellence 19.12.2014 Guardian: Science

Universities are currently agonising about the Research Excellence Framework. Jack Stilgoe doesn’t have a problem with research assessment. He thinks that the real trouble lies with the word ‘excellence’.

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Report of the High Level Committee headed by Shri T.S.R. Subramanian to review various Acts administered by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change 19.12.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests, headed by Shri Ashwani Kumar, M.P., Rajya Sabha proposed to consider the above cited Report and invited views/suggestions/comments thereon from individuals/experts/Non Governmental Organisation/Stake-holders interested in the subject matter.
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Nick Clegg's Call Clegg phone-in: Politics Live blog 18.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including Nick Clegg’s Call Clegg phone-in 9.37am GMT Q: Were Sony right to pull the comedy about North Korea? No, says Clegg. They were wrong. They should not back down in the face of threats from “online thugs from a police state”. 9.32am GMT Q: At our school, where people are supposed to get free school meals, they are just getting packed lunches, including frozen sandwiches and donughts. Clegg asks for the name of the school. The caller says she does not want to give it on air. Clegg says what she is describing is “completely wrong”. He will get the details of the school and look into it. 9.31am GMT Clegg says Ukip said Smith made those comments because he was on sedatives. Sedatives are supposed to calm you down, he jokes. Imagine what he would be saying without sedatives. 9.28am GMT Q: Do you support the EU’s decision to take Hamas off its list of terrorist organisations? Clegg says the EU decision is a bit more complicated than that. It was to ...
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The renewable energy sector needs to commit to getting off subsidies 16.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The renewable power industry needs a fresh approach if it is to win the public’s support and reach its full potential, says OVO Energy’s Jessica Lennard The energy debate has left the territory of the rational. Graphs, logic, or claims to the moral high ground hold scant weight now. The impact of statistics about green growth and export opportunities is negligible . It no longer matters what national polls say about belief in climate change; or whether low-carbon generation is obviously preferable long term to finite, dirty fossil fuels from unstable parts of the world. Renewable sources of power, such as wind and solar, have been caught in the crossfire of this debate. Blamed for rising bills, the sector has become a particular bugbear for some politicians, who are increasingly intent on reining back the industry. With the political tide at risk of turning against it, the renewables industry needs a change of perspective and a fresh approach if it is going to reach its full ...
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What kind of climate deal will we get in Lima? – podcast transcript 15.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

With the stakes higher than ever for a climate deal at talks in Peru next week, we talk to some of the key players in Lima

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Database of Water Resources 15.12.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Database of Water Resources
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Lima climate talks – final day live coverage 12.12.2014 Guardian: Environment
Updates and reaction from the UN climate summit in Peru, where nearly 200 countries are trying to agree the draft text for a deal to avoid dangerous global warming 12.07pm GMT The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the body which runs the talks with the Peruvian hosts, has published the latest version of the draft text . A quick look shows huge sections still up for grabs, with multiple options listed for key paragraphs. I’ll try not to bore you too much with excerpts from the text, but take for example this key passage. This text needs significant improvement. The options presented are like a choose your own adventure novel, some could put us on a barely workable path heading into Paris, while others may doom us to a dangerous future. The ingredients for some progress in Lima are on the table, but negotiators need to have the courage to use them. Unless the text improves, whatever options negotiators choose over the next day will leave many very difficult issues unresolved and keep the world ...
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Drug-resistant infections to lead to 10 million extra deaths a year – report 11.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Global leaders urged to act on superbugs that could devastate world’s most populous countries such as India and China

Failure to tackle drug-resistant infections will lead to at least 10 million extra deaths a year and cost the global economy up to $100tn (£64tn) by 2050, a report commissioned by David Cameron, the prime minister, has warned.

The stark figures, published on Thursday, and believed to be the first to quantify the potential impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – drug-resistant infections or superbugs – will be used to make the case to global leaders that urgent action is needed. To put the figures in context there are currently 8.2 million deaths a year from cancer and annual global GDP stands at $70tn to $75tn, with the UK figure around $3bn.

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Statement of Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change delivered at the High Level Segment of UNFCCC COP-20 at Lima 10.12.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be in this historic and beautiful city of Lima.
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How climate change will affect every part of NSW and the ACT 10.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Hotter, wetter, and worse fire weather: six maps that show how climate change will affect NSW and the ACT

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Green measures add £100 a year to energy bills 10.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

It’s spent on renewable energy and energy efficiency but most of the £490 increase in an average bill over the last decade has been due to a hike in gas prices

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Ban Ki-moon says no 'time for tinkering' on global warming action 10.12.2014 DNA: Recent Columns
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, expressing deep concern about slow action to combat climate change, told governments at UN talks in Lima on Tuesday there was no "time for tinkering" and urged a radical shift to greener economies. Ban said there was still a chance of limiting global warming to an internationally agreed ceiling of 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times to limit more floods, droughts, desertification and rising sea levels. "But the window of opportunity is fast narrowing," he told delegates from about 190 nations at the December 1-12 talks working on a deal due in Paris in a year's time to limit rising world greenhouse gas emissions. "This is not a time for tinkering; it is a time for transformation," he said. Despite signs of progress, "I am deeply concerned that our collective action does not match our common responsibilities." "We must act now," he said. He welcomed signs of action, such as more businesses favoring carbon markets, and a day of marches in ...
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Ban Ki-moon says no 'time for tinkering' on global warming 9.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

The world’s action has not so far matched its responsibilities, said UN secretary-general at Lima summit on climate change

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon told governments at climate talks in Lima on Tuesday there was no “time for tinkering” and urged a radical shift to greener economies.

Ban said there was still a chance of limiting global warming to an internationally agreed ceiling of 2C above pre-industrial times in the hope of limiting floods, droughts, desertification and rising sea levels.

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'Unfair to expect same commitment from all nations on climate' 8.12.2014 Rediff: Business
Last month, the US and China announced a significant deal setting limits on greenhouse gases.
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A bill is about to throw British green policies into reverse – we can change it 8.12.2014 Guardian: Environment
What will £15bn spent on roads do for air pollution? I’m tabling an amendment to the infrastructure bill because it’s time to start legislating for the common good Continue reading...
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Peaking year not a bench mark for India: Prakash Javadekar 5.12.2014 ET: Power
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the country won't act to curb carbon emissions because it first must pursue economic growth to eradicate poverty.
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Government's last push to get legislation through – question time live 4.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Maybe it’s the last sitting day, maybe it’s not. More bad headlines for the Abbott government as the treasurer, Joe Hockey, lays the ground for the mid year economic forecast with a statement to parliament. All the developments from Canberra, live

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