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Category: Greenhouse Gases
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Doctors and academics call for ban on 'inherently risky' fracking 30.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Letter to BMJ prompted by new report from health charity Medact recommending UK-wide moratorium on fracking for shale gas

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Leaving all fossil fuels in the ground is 'for the fairies', says Chris Smith 30.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Leave as much in the ground as possible but gas will continue to have to be burnt during a transition to cleaner fuels, says former UK Environment Agency chief

Significant quantities of known coal and tar sands reserves will need to be kept in the ground to avoid the worst climate change impacts, the former chief of the UK Environment Agency has said.

But he said that lower carbon fuels such as gas would need to be extracted and burned while the world economy moves away from fossil fuels.

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World Bank to hold $25 mn auction for UN carbon credits 30.3.2015 HBL: Home
The World Bank will hold an auction worth $25 million in June for UN-backed carbon credits from projects designed to cut methane emissions, the bank said on Monday.The so-called Pilot Aucti...
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Saving climate's time capsule 30.3.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Saving climate's time capsule
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Sunita Narain: Act locally, benefit globally 29.3.2015 Latest News
Climate change, we can emphatically say, is a wicked problem
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Texas city opts for 100% renewable energy – to save cash, not the planet 29.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Georgetown, Texas decision not about going green: ‘I’m probably the furthest thing from an Al Gore clone you could find,’ says city official

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UN green climate fund can be spent on coal-fired power generation - The Guardian 29.3.2015 google news
UN green climate fund can be spent on coal-fired power generation The Guardian The fund was set up as part of the ongoing UN climate negotiations to help developing countries finance clean energy and measures to help adapt to climate change. ... Last week, it counted another $630m in loans for coal plants in India and Bangladesh ...
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Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour 29.3.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour
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Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour 29.3.2015 Hindu: News
The Eiffel Tower went dark briefly to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change. The five-minute dark-out on Saturday night was a symbolic gesture in the City of...
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The Forest Gumption 29.3.2015 newindianexpress.com
Green warrior turns a sandbar in the Brahmaputra river into a jungle
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The Forest Gumption 28.3.2015 newindianexpress.com
Green warrior turns a sandbar in the Brahmaputra river into a jungle
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Norway joins race of rich nations to submit their action plans for a global climate deal 27.3.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Norway joins race of rich nations to submit their action plans for a global climate deal
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Japan's quake-tsunami disaster in 2011 triggered global warming, ozone loss 27.3.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
A new study has recently revealed that Japan's quake-tsunami disaster in 2011 triggered global warming andozone loss , as it released tons of harmful chemical in the atmosphere.
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Japan tsunami spurred global warming, ozone loss 27.3.2015 All News-IANS Stories
Buildings destroyed by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake released thousands of tonnes of climate-warming and ozone-depleting chemicals into the atmosphere, finds a new study.
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Japan tsunami spurred global warming, ozone loss 27.3.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Japan tsunami spurred global warming, ozone loss' at newkerala.com.
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Here's another benefit of 'healthy' Mediterranean diet 27.3.2015 New Kerala: Health News
Read Full story of 'Here's another benefit of 'healthy' Mediterranean diet' at newkerala.com.
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Large fall in UK greenhouse gas emissions of over 8% last year 26.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Carbon dioxide output fell by almost a tenth and energy from renewable sources rose to a record high of almost 20% of electricity, government figures show

The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions plunged by 8.4% last year, as household energy consumption slumped, the use of coal for electricity generation fell, and policies on climate change took effect, according to government statistics released on Thursday.

Carbon dioxide output fell by almost a tenth, as renewable energy generation rose to a new record high, accounting for nearly a fifth of electricity.

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Direct Action set up to allow large rise in emissions, says Climate Institute 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

So-called ‘safeguards mechanism’ will at best mean business as usual for Australia’s major polluters and at worst lead to far more greenhouse gas output

The final element of the Abbott government’s Direct Action climate change policy will at best mean major polluters continue business as usual and at worst lead to significant increases in their greenhouse gas emissions according to the Climate Institute thinktank.

The framework for the final part of Direct Action scheme – the so-called “safeguards mechanism” – confirms it will allow big polluters to buy carbon credits if they exceed new baselines for their greenhouse emissions, but also that it will set those baselines at levels that ensure few companies will have to.

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Full text of climate change statement signed by 26 European mayors 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Declaration entitled: ‘In response to the challenge of global climate change, a European commitment and local solutions’

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Time to count your carbon footprint 26.3.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Time to count your carbon footprint
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