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San Francisco’s Trump Protest Sums Up Election 2016 in One Flaming Piñata 30.4.2016 Wired Top Stories
San Francisco’s Trump Protest Sums Up Election 2016 in One Flaming Piñata
Donald Trump's latest visit to California was met with an hours-long protest in front of the Hyatt Regency hotel in Burlingame---and much of it was covered live by old and new media outlets. The post San Francisco's Trump Protest Sums Up Election 2016 in One Flaming Piñata appeared first on WIRED.
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Paris agreement is a strong signal that 'we will solve climate crisis', Al Gore says 30.4.2016 Guardian: Environment
Leading environmental activist says cheaper renewable energy provides an opportunity to create a sustainable world economy – but we must do more Al Gore , former US vice-president, Nobel laureate and chairman of the Climate Reality Project , has led the global discussion about climate change for many years. His multi-award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth (2006) has been widely credited with changing the way world leaders and citizens think about the issue. Don Henry is public policy fellow in environmentalism at the University of Melbourne and is a former director of the Australian Conservation Foundation. He is a long-term collaborator with Gore. Their conversation was recorded for the Griffith ...
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Will the Paris Climate Agreement Deliver? 29.4.2016 Truthout.com
The Paris Agreement A historic event took place on Earth Day 2016. It was a decisive moment for the planet. On Friday, April 22, around 60 heads of state gathered at the United Nations in New York for the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement. About 175 governments took the first step of signing onto the deal, and according to the White House at least 34 countries representing 49 percent of greenhouse gas emissions have formally ratified the Paris Agreement. It was "the largest ever single-day turnout for a signing ceremony," indicating "strong international commitment to deliver on the promises." I was at COP21 in Paris when negotiators finally agreed the Paris Agreement, the first legally binding global climate deal. The agreement is the culmination of 21 years of international negotiation and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process: a massive global political mobilization in response to the looming threat of catastrophic climate change. It scales up ambition from the ...
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Workplace stress 'a collective challenge' as work-life boundaries become blurred - UN 29.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Apr 29 : Marking World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the United Nations' International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday outlined the findings of its latest research on the impact of stress in the workplace.
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Shareholder pressure mounts on downgraded ExxonMobil 28.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

Aviva among latest investors to declare support for climate change resolution at next month’s AGM, reports Climate Home

A growing list of major investors is backing calls on ExxonMobil to acknowledge climate risk, after its credit rating was downgraded on Tuesday.

British insurer Aviva and Seattle’s public pension fund are among the latest to declare their support for a shareholder resolution to be considered at next month’s AGM. California’s CalPERS, New York City Pension Fund and the Church of England are also in favour.

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Rowan Williams calls on Cambridge University to divest from fossil fuels 28.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

Former archbishop of Canterbury says the university should withdraw its £5.8bn fund from from oil, coal and gas on ethical and financial grounds

Rowan Williams has called on the University of Cambridge to divest from fossil fuels, arguing that climate change is “a life-and-death question”.

The former archbishop of Canterbury and master of Magdalene college made his comments in a foreword to a 74-page report on divestment by student campaign group Cambridge Zero Carbon Society.

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Denmark says you are 'ethically obligated' to eat less beef 28.4.2016 Washington Post: World
Beef contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions.
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From preserving ecosystems to building airports, Asia needs to work together | Vinod Thomas and Marco Gatti 28.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
When two or more countries come together they can solve the problem better than one on its own, with far reaching benefits and greater success rates In an increasingly fragile, interconnected world, where humanitarian and development needs are a burden on budgets , cooperation is a buzzword. The scale of the challenges facing humanity, and the scope of ambitions to leave no one behind under the new global development roadmap , have placed collaboration in the spotlight. This holds true for regional development as well as humanitarian initiatives. But international projects require time and effort, and a nagging question has long been whether all that work is worth the ...
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Loss of ocean oxygen to become widespread by 2030s 28.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, April 28 : There is bad news for marine life as a new study has found that loss of oxygen in oceans due to climate change which is already discernible in some parts of the world should be evident across large regions of the oceans between 2030 and 2040.
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Loss of ocean oxygen to be apparent by 2030s 28.4.2016 New Kerala: Technology
Washington D.C, Apr 28 : An alarming new study has suggested that by 2030s, declining oxygen levels will likely be evident in many of the world's oceans.
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Surprise! Donald Trump Is the Newest Bernie Bro 26.4.2016 Wired Top Stories
Surprise! Donald Trump Is the Newest Bernie Bro
Something about the enemy of my enemy. The post Surprise! Donald Trump Is the Newest Bernie Bro appeared first on WIRED.
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Fate of meltwater due to global warming found: Study 26.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C., April 26 : A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia has discovered the fate of much of the freshwater that pours into the surrounding oceans as the Greenland ice sheet melts every summer, spurring concerns about global sea level rise and the long-term effects of atmospheric warming.
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Funding cut threatens biology museum’s specimen collection 26.4.2016 Seattle Times: Local

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A museum at the University of New Mexico contains the world’s largest archive of frozen tissue samples, but the future of the half-million biological specimens stored there is at risk. Last month, the National Science Foundation indefinitely suspended a program that funds the maintenance of biological research collections like the one […]
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Do we really need a new U.N. oceans treaty? Yes, and here's why. 26.4.2016 Washington Post
Do we really need a new U.N. oceans treaty? Yes, and here's why.
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"Nestlé Is Trying to Break Us": A Pennsylvania Town Fights Predatory Water Extraction 25.4.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Kunkeltown, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Shaun Mullins) Residents of Kunkeltown, Pennsylvania, are fighting Nestlé's attempts to construct a water extraction facility in their town -- and community members are winning. The bottling plant is another example of the beverage corporation's attempt to profit from a public good and global water scarcity. Help Truthout keep publishing stories like this: They can't be found in corporate media! Click here to make a tax-deductible donation today. Donna Diehl, a 55-year-old school bus driver from Kunkeltown, Pennsylvania, a small historic town located on the edge of the Poconos, wanted to do three things this year: drive the bus, paint her bathroom and learn to crochet. Instead, Diehl, along with dozens of her neighbors, is spending her time trying to stop the largest food and beverage corporation in the world from taking her community's water, putting it in bottles and selling it for a massive profit. Kunkeltown, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Shaun Mullins) Nestlé Waters, the ...
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12 ways the arts can encourage climate action 25.4.2016 Guardian: Environment
A panel of experts around the world share their thoughts on the most effective ways the arts can prompt climate action Sponsored by Connect4Climate Our belief is that people act out of having a relationship with the environment. If that emotional connection is not there, they won’t care. Rather than relaying messages, it’s about creating experiences and creating an alternative that’s actually more rewarding. I often wonder if it’s as simple as encouraging creativity over consumption. Charlotte Webster, founder and director, Human Nature , London, UK, ...
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Is divesting from fossil fuels the best tactic for tackling climate change? 24.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

Earth Day will see calls on college campuses to pull funds from carbon-producing fuels but activists should consider positive ways to change energy policy

It’s April; your taxes are filed (hopefully); the cherry blossoms are out (hopefully), and Earth Day has rolled around once more. And in what is becoming yet another April ritual, on a growing number of college campuses, students are staging protests demanding that their institutions divest themselves of any holdings in companies involved in fossil fuel exploration or production – coal, crude oil or natural gas.

It’s all in the spirit of Earth Day. It certainly draws attention to the issue, which is the primary purpose of any divestment campaign.

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Tribes have up close perspective on climate change 24.4.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Unless more determined action is taken in response to climate change now, our children will witness the end of salmon, shellfish, whales and much more in their lifetime.
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Big coral reef found in Amazon River 24.4.2016 CNN: Top Stories
The Amazon River, known for its array of wildlife from pink dolphins to flesh-eating piranhas, has revealed a new treasure -- a massive coral reef that stretches for some 600 miles, scientists say.
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Checking your fridge before shopping can curb food waste 23.4.2016 New Kerala: Health News
London, April 23 : If you want to contribute towards curbing food waste, something as simple as checking the fridge prior to shopping can have a large impact, suggests a Danish expert on the food sector.
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