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Why China’s coal gas boom poses a major climate change risk 22.8.2014 FirstPost: Life

Chinese leaders are under intense pressure to meet rising energy needs spurred by economic growth but are hampered by insufficient reserves of natural gas and oil. At the same time, China's massive cities are contending with air pollution so intense it can shut down schools and airports.

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Atlantic slows warming, temperature rises seen resuming from 2030 – study 22.8.2014 FirstPost: World

OSLO (Reuters) - The Atlantic Ocean has masked global warming this century by soaking up vast amounts of heat from the atmosphere in a shift likely to reverse from around 2030 and spur fast temperature rises, scientists said.

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UK's warmest period record sparks call for greater climate action 21.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Policy expert says figures showing January-July was the warmest since records began should increase urgency of efforts

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Clive Palmer to host world climate change convention at his resort 18.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Palmer says major international leaders will attend the 17 November event, one day after Brisbanes G20 meeting

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Brazil makes progress on saving Amazon rainforest, Indonesia risks setbacks: Norway aid report 18.8.2014 DNA: Top News
Brazil has made good progress in safeguarding the Amazon rainforest but Indonesia's plans for its forests could face setbacks under a new government, a report commissioned by top forest aid donor Norway said on Monday. Norway, rich from offshore oil and gas, paid 10.3 billion crowns ($1.7 billion) to slow tropical deforestation from 2008-13, according to the report by the state-funded Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). "Brazil's deforestation rate and corresponding greenhouse gas emissions have strongly decreased," the report said of progress in protecting the Amazon, the biggest tropical forest. Projects funded by Norwegian cash in Brazil were "paving the way for future reductions", it said. Norway has paid Brazil 4.6 billion crowns ($720 million) to help back up domestic programmes, it said. Norway promised Brazil up to $1.0 billion in 2008 to slow deforestation, depending on its performance. Under a similar deal in 2010, Norway pledged up to $1 billion to Indonesia, which has the ...
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Ecologists cheer Modi's 'zero defect, zero effect' slogan  16.8.2014 TOI: India
Whle exhorting industry to make India the manufacturing hub of the world, Modi said, "I am confident that we would achieve our goals if we carry our dream of manufacturing sector with zero defect and zero ...
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Humans now strongest driver of glaciers melting, study finds 15.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

During the last two decades two thirds of glacial mass loss was due to humans, up from a quarter previously

Melting of glaciers caused by human activity has soared in the past 20 years, a study has shown.

Human influence is now the strongest driver of glacier melting, which has been occurring since the end of the Little Ice Age in the mid-19th century, it is claimed.

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How many deaths will overheating houses cause? 13.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
How many deaths will overheating houses cause?
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Jenny Jones: 'Boris gives credence to crank theories about climate change' 12.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
A London assembly review of performance on cutting the capital's carbon emissions exposes holes in the mayor's strategy Earlier in 2014 the London assembly environment committee produced a report card on the progress of the capital's carbon reduction targets. It gave mayor Boris Johnson an overall score of just 4.6 out of 10 for his efforts to reduce carbon. Despite benefiting from some of the best and most comprehensive climate policies and the efforts of his climate team, Johnson now in the middle of his second term of office has failed to show the personal leadership that his climate mitigation and adaptation strategies promise. By not putting the weight of his office and resources behind his pledge to reduce London's carbon emissions by 60% by 2025, long-term targets will prove even harder to ...
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Study: Keystone carbon pollution more than figured 10.8.2014 Sify News
The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study concludes.
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Surprise! Keystone XL will make climate change worse 10.8.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
The controversial oil pipeline will boost carbon dioxide emissions by 110 million tonnes per year, far more than the US government ...
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Tony Abbott under pressure to put climate change on G20 meeting agenda 10.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Leading medical scientists call on Australia to take a strong lead in reducing emissions or risk major impact on public health

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Incentivise action on climate change: Javadekar 9.8.2014 Oneindia.in: News
New Delhi, Aug 9: Regretting that the responses of countries were not adequate to combat climate change issue, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said time has come to "incentivise" action. "We are at a very critical stage in our effort
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Incentivise Action on Climate Change: Javadekar 9.8.2014 newindianexpress.com
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India shifts climate focus to First World 9.8.2014 Telegraph: Nation
New Delhi, Aug. 8: Union environment and forests minister Prakash Javadekar today iterated India's long-standing position on climate change, highlighting voluntary actions taken to curb Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions and calling on the developed countries to do more.
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Deaths from overheating houses may triple by 2050 8.8.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
As temperatures rise and the population ages, premature deaths from overheating houses could triple by the 2050s, says a study.
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Deaths from overheating houses may triple by 2050 8.8.2014 New Kerala: Health News
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'Time for action by developing nations on climate change' 8.8.2014 Rediff: Business
Javadekar was addressing the 18th BASIC ministerial meeting on climate change here which is being attended by ministers of Brazil, China and South Africa.
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`Time for action by developing nations on climate change` 8.8.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
Noting that response of many countries is not adequate to combat climate change, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said time has come for "enhanced action" by developing nations.
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Climate change: 'Time for enhanced action by developing nations' 8.8.2014 HBL: Home
Noting that response of many countries is not adequate to combat climate change, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said time has come for “enhanced action” by developing nations. ...
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