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Why India is captured by carbon - The Guardian 27.5.2015 google news
Why India is captured by carbon The Guardian Even with stringent policy action to increase the deployment of renewables and increase energy efficiency, “coal use is projected by all but one study to be more than two times current levels”. (Although India has a small nuclear industry – which ...
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Tipton to talk at town halls 25.5.2015 Durango Herald
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, will hold a town-hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Durango Public Library.The congressman will brief residents and take questions on his legislative efforts in Washington, including bills to address the region’s wildfires and veterans’ health care.The visit is timely. As...
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International Day: Ban says biodiversity is essential to sustainable development 23.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'International Day: Ban says biodiversity is essential to sustainable development' at newkerala.com.
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Who are the first victims of climate change? 22.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Climate change is all about degrees.
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Save rainforests or they will worsen climate change, warns ex-WWF chief 21.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

Top environmentalist says areas of rainforest the size of Switzerland are lost each year and point of no return will be reached if politicians keep ignoring problem

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Declare war on climate change? 21.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
We have a tendency to view certain public policy issues as wars. As in "the war on ... " fill in the blank: drugs, cancer, poverty.
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Obama: Climate change a security threat 20.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
President Barack Obama used his commencement speech to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut on Wednesday, to focus on a topic he called an immediate national security threat: climate change.
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The doomsday vault: the seeds that could save a post-apocalyptic world 20.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Set in an Arctic mountainside, the Svalbard seed bank contains the world’s most prized crops. But a row has erupted over whether this is the best hope of feeding the world after a catastrophe or just an overpriced deep freeze One Tuesday last winter, in the town nearest to the North Pole, Robert Bjerke turned up for work at his regular hour and looked at the computer monitor on his desk to discover, or so it seemed for a few horrible moments, that the future of human civilisation was in jeopardy. The morning of 16 December 2014 was relatively mild for winter in Svalbard: -7.6C with moderate winds. The archipelago, which lies in the Arctic ocean, is under Norway’s control, but it is nearly twice as far from Oslo as it is from the North Pole. The main town, Longyearbyen, has many unexpected comforts – tax-free liquor and cigarettes, clothing stores and a cafe with artisan chocolates shaped like polar bears and snowflakes. For Bjerke, who works for the Norwegian government’s property agency, Statsbygg, the ...
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India seeks climate change roadmap from developed nations 18.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of ' India seeks climate change roadmap from developed nations ' at newkerala.com.
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A climate change poem for today: Scratching for Metaphor in the Somerset Coalfields by Sean Borodale 18.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

UK poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy curates a series of 20 original poems by various authors on the theme of climate change

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A climate change poem for today: Zoological Positivism Blues by Paul Muldoon 14.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

UK poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy curates a series of 20 original poems by various authors on the theme of climate change

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Mission Mangroves in Sri Lanka 13.5.2015 Hindu: News
More than half the world’s mangroves have been lost over the last century, but all of those surviving in Sri Lanka, one of their most important havens, are now to be protected in an unprecedented o...
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Sri Lanka to become the first nation in the world to protect all its mangroves 12.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

National plan puts women at centre of strategy to save trees from being felled for firewood by providing microloans to start business

More than half the world’s mangroves have been lost over the last century but all of those surviving in Sri Lanka, one of their most important havens, are now to be protected in an unprecedented operation.

The organiser of the project, the biggest of its kind, see the role of women as the key to its success.

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Democrats revive Inslee’s carbon-tax idea 12.5.2015 Seattle Times: Politics
Seeking a budget deal, Democrats in the Legislature have resurrected the centerpiece of Gov. Jay Inslee’s environmental agenda — a tax on carbon emissions that could raise billions for the state while combating global warming.
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Sea level rise accelerated over the past two decades, research finds 11.5.2015 Guardian: Science

IPCC climate modelling proves right as scientists find a glitch in satellite led to inaccurate records in 1990s suggesting rate of sea level rise was slowing

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Protecting Indonesia's forests is a key issue for Paris climate talks 8.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Deforestation of Indonesia’s vast jungles releases enough greenhouse gas to push the country into the top five global emitters. Strengthening its forest protection moratorium should be part of a climate agreement at Paris this year

If we are serious about tackling climate change, we need to talk about Indonesia.

While it may not be the country with the highest emissions from energy or industry, what Indonesia does have is forests, and lots of them. Many of the country’s more than 13,000 islands are blanketed by vast green jungles that absorb carbon and store it in trees and soils.

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What rising sea levels will mean for you 5.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
You've probably heard about some of the impacts of rising seas: Nearly a fifth of Bangladesh, in South Asia, could be submerged; some low-lying islands in the Pacific may disappear; coastal cities like Miami and New York are expected to see more floods.
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Environmental groups file suit over theme park's plans to cut trees to build solar farm 5.5.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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NJ amusement park plans to cut down 19,000 trees to build solar farm 5.5.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
Environmental groups have filed suit over a New Jersey theme park's plans to cut nearly 19,000 trees to build a 90-acre solar farm.
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California Has the Country's Most Ambitious Climate Goals. Will They Go Up in Smoke? 5.5.2015 Mother Jones
Last week California Gov. Jerry Brown made headlines when he announced that his state would pursue the most aggressive greenhouse gas emissions cuts in the nation. The new goal—to reduce emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030—is an interim step meant to help achieve a final goal set by Brown's predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, of an 80 percent reduction by 2050. Exact details on how the new target will be achieved haven't yet been released, but it will likely include a combination of new clean energy mandates and pollution reduction rules for power companies, as well as incentives for electric vehicles. That's a good place to start: Transportation and the energy sector are the two biggest portions of the state's carbon footprint, accounting for roughly 36 percent and 21 percent of emissions, respectively. Those sectors are also the two biggest in the nationwide carbon footprint, which is why President Barack Obama's climate rules have likewise focused on cars and power plants. But there's ...
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