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With hottest April on record, streak of above-average global temperatures continues - UN 21.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 21 (Just Earth News):Global temperature records were broken yet again in April for the 12th consecutive month, the longest such streak since global record-taking began in 1880, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported on Friday.
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‘Sleeping giant’ glacier may cause sea level rise 20.5.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Sleeping giant’ glacier may cause sea level rise
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Oil company records from 1960s reveal patents to reduce CO2 emissions in cars 20.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

ExxonMobil and others pursued research into technologies, yet blocked government efforts to fight climate change for more than 50 years, findings show

The forerunners of ExxonMobil patented technologies for electric cars and low emissions vehicles as early as 1963 – even as the oil industry lobby tried to squash government funding for such research, according to a trove of newly discovered records.

Patent records reveal oil companies actively pursued research into technologies to cut carbon dioxide emissions that cause climate change from the 1960s – including early versions of the batteries now deployed to power electric cars such as the Tesla.

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40 million Indians at risk from rising sea levels: UN report 20.5.2016 Latest News
The report says people in Mumbai and Kolkata have maximum exposure to coastal flooding in future due to rapid urbanisation and economic growth
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Incoming U.N. climate chief seeks swift action – at odds with Trump | Reuters 20.5.2016 FirstPost: World

OSLO The United Nations's incoming climate chief said on Thursday she will push for rapid action under a U.N. accord to slow global warming and expressed hopes that U.S.

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Trump threat to renegotiate U.N. climate deal causes dismay abroad | Reuters 19.5.2016 FirstPost: World

OSLO/WASHINGTON Donald Trump's threat to renegotiate the global accord on climate change if elected U.S. president caused dismay abroad on Wednesday, with many experts saying it was in his interests to embrace a deal seeking to end dependence on fossil fuels

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Donald Trump's threat to renegotiate UN climate deal causes dismay abroad 18.5.2016 DNA: Opinion
Donald Trump's threat to renegotiate the global accord on climate change if elected US president caused dismay abroad on Wednesday, with many experts saying it was in his interests to embrace a deal seeking to end dependence on fossil fuels. US insistence on renegotiation could unravel a 195-nation compromise to curb greenhouse gas emissions reached in Paris in December after fraught talks between nations as different as China, the United States, small island states and OPEC members. "The Paris Agreement is as much in the United States' interests as any other country," said Tony de Brum, ambassador for climate change of the Marshall Islands who, as his country's foreign minister, helped broker the UN deal. "Seeking to unravel it would not only threaten the US economy, damage its environment, and weaken its security, but it would do a great disservice to all of humanity," he said. Republican presidential contender Trump told Reuters on Tuesday he was "not a big fan" of the climate accord and said that ...
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India projected to add 300 mn urban residents by 2050: UN 18.5.2016 News
Leading to a call by the government to build 100 new cities over the period
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Agriculture cutbacks needed to meet Paris climate agreement 18.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C, May 18 : Paris climate agreement cannot be met sans cutting emissions from farming, according to a recent study.
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Agriculture cutbacks needed to meet Paris climate agreement 18.5.2016 News
Paris climate agreement cannot be met sans cutting emissions from farming
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Biodiversity protects fish from global warming 17.5.2016 All News-IANS Stories
Communities with more fish species are more productive and more resilient to rising temperatures and temperature swings, says a study.
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Global warming will hit poorer countries hardest, research finds 17.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Tropical regions likely to suffer biggest increase in hot days and extreme weather because of climate change, say scientists

New evidence that poorer countries will suffer the worst effects of climate change has shown that the number of hot days in tropical developing countries is likely to increase markedly as global warming takes hold.

It has long been expected that poor people would bear the brunt of climate change, largely because so many more of the world’s poorest live in tropical latitudes whereas, wealthier people tend to live in more temperate regions.

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Arunabha Ghosh & Karthik Ganesan: Shining the light on climate action 16.5.2016 All Opinion Stories
The more rigorous and transparent India's MRV framework at home, the stronger would be our position in international negotiation
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Governments seek rules for Paris climate deal; temperatures soar 16.5.2016 Zee News : World
NASA said at the weekend that last month was the warmest April in statistics dating back to the 19th century, the seventh month in a row to break temperature records.
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Shell creates green energy division to invest in wind power 15.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Insiders say oil firm’s New Energies renewables arm could grow very big, but not for a decade or more

Shell, Europe’s largest oil company, has established a separate division, New Energies, to invest in renewable and low-carbon power.

The move emerged days after experts at Chatham House warned international oil companies they must transform their business or face a “short, brutal” end within 10 years.

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Burning garbage in Bhandewadi leading to pollution and medical problems 14.5.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Burning garbage in Bhandewadi leading to pollution and medical problems
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US unveils first federal methane regulations 13.5.2016 TOI: Intl Business
Washington, May 12, 2016 (AFP) -The United States on Thursday unveiled the first federal regulations on methane -- a powerful greenhouse gas that accelerates global warming -- aimed at reducing emissions from new oil and gas operations.
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Bhutan global role model on climate change: US 12.5.2016 Zee News : World
Bhutan is a global role model on issues like climate change and environmental conversation as the country absorbs three times more carbon dioxide than it emits, the US has said.
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Bhutan global role model on climate change: US 12.5.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
Bhutan is a global role model on issues like climate change and environmental conversation as the country absorbs three times more carbon dioxide than it emits, the US has said. Bhutan is investing in clean energy and its constitution requires the country to maintain at least 60% forest cover and it now boasts 72% coverage, Indian-American Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Nisha Desai Biswal told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on South Asia, convened by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "Bhutan is a global role model on issues like climate change and environmental conservation" Biswal said. It actually absorbs three times more carbon dioxide than it emits, making the country carbon negative and it has pledged to remain carbon neutral in perpetuity, she said. "Despite its small size, Bhutan also contributes to global peacekeeping operations, with a small number of personnel that serve in eight different UN missions worldwide - and it looks to expand its contributions ...
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See Earth’s temperature spiral toward 2C rise - graphic 10.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Climate Central: A new graphic shows Earth’s temperatures spiralling toward the 2C global warming limit

The steady rise of Earth’s temperature as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere and trap more and more heat is sending the planet spiraling closer to the point where warming’s catastrophic consequences may be all but assured.

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