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Obama to Require Steeper Emissions Cuts From US Power Plants 2.8.2015 newindianexpress.com
A year after proposing unprecedented carbon dioxide limits, the Obama administration was poised to finalize the rule.
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Obama to announce steeper emissions cuts for power plants 2.8.2015 Hindu: International
"Climate change is not a problem for another generation," Barack Obama said. "Not anymore."
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Obama to hit US power plants with tougher than expected emissions cuts 2.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

The US president will announce a 32% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in what he calls America’s biggest ever step against climate change

President Barack Obama is planning to impose tougher than expected cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from US power plants, White House officials have said.

A year after proposing unprecedented carbon dioxide limits, the Obama administration was poised to finalise the rule at a White House event on Monday. 

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Climate pressures lead to rise in 'new-age orphans' in India's delta 31.7.2015 Sify News
By Aditya Ghosh
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Rising sea level poses threat to Bengal tigers: IUCN 29.7.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
Rising sea levels caused by climate change threaten to wipe out Sundarbans, a large mangrove forest area shared by India and Bangladesh, and thus world's beautiful Bengal tigers, according to a leading conservation organisation.
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Save tigers campaign 29.7.2015 HBL: Home
Rising sea levels caused by climate change threaten to wipe out Sundarbans — a large mangrove forest area shared by India and Bangladesh —— and thus world’s beautiful Bengal tigers, according to a...
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Tony Abbott wrong on coal being ‘good for humanity’, Oxfam report finds 29.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Report says Australia must embrace renewables and coal exacts an ‘enormous toll’ on health, drives climate change and is ineffective in delivering electricity to world’s poor

Tony Abbott is mistaken in claiming coal is “good for humanity”, with the fossil fuel causing numerous health problems and ineffective in delivering electricity to the world’s poor compared with renewables, a new Oxfam report has found.

Related: For Tony Abbott, it's full steam ahead on coal, 'the foundation of prosperity'

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Millionth Sapling Talks of Kalam's Green Dream 29.7.2015 The New Indian Express - Tamil Nadu - http://newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/
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Pacific reef growth can match rising sea: Study 28.7.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Pacific reef growth can match rising sea: Study
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Clinton vows to boost U.S. clean energy use in response to climate change | Reuters 28.7.2015 FirstPost: World

DES MOINES, Iowa U.S.

The post Clinton vows to boost U.S. clean energy use in response to climate change
| Reuters
appeared first on Firstpost.

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Climate change threatens China’s booming coastal cities, says expert 25.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

With an ageing society and more people living by the coast, China faces a challenge coping with climate change, reports China Daily

A recent study led by Georgina Mace, ecosystem professor at University College London, indicated that governments across the world have failed to grasp the risk that population booms in coastal cities pose as climate change continues to cause rises in sea levels and extreme weather events. Mace is director of the UCL Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research.

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Pacific reef growth can match rising sea: Study 23.7.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
The coral reefs that have protected Pacific islanders from storm waves for thousands of years could grow rapidly enough to keep up with escalating sea levels if ocean temperatures do not rise too quickly, says a new study.
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Pacific reef growth can match rising sea: Study 23.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Washington, July 23 : The coral reefs that have protected Pacific islanders from storm waves for thousands of years could grow rapidly enough to keep up with escalating sea levels if ocean temperatures do not rise too quickly, says a new study.
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London economy vulnerable to climate change, assembly report finds 23.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

Mayor Boris Johnson urged to act as over half of the largest 100 companies listed on London Stock Exchange are found to have no plans to deal with climate risks

London’s economy is increasingly vulnerable to climate change because of the city’s status as a global financial centre and the international connections of its businesses, a report by the London assembly has found.

It urges more action to prepare the city for climate risks from mayor Boris Johnson.

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Where is the world's hottest city? 22.7.2015 Guardian: Environment
Kuwait City, Karachi and the Iranian city of Ahvaz all experience some of the highest temperatures in the world. Such extreme heat, combined with poor air quality and planning, can have grave effects, especially for their poorest residents On Thursday afternoon, the temperature in Kuwait City hit 50C. That’s very hot, but not any kind of record – the record for the city, set last summer, is over 52C. Between June and August, the average daily high is about 44C. During these searing-hot summer months, most Kuwaitis take refuge from the heat in air-conditioned offices and houses, leaving them only to drive to air-conditioned shopping malls in air-conditioned cars. In a city virtually devoid of shaded outdoor spaces, the mall is the only public space people go to walk around. Sharifa Alshalfan, an architect based in Kuwait City, explains that Kuwaitis spend all of their time indoors. “It’s almost as if the outdoors doesn’t exist,” she says. “That’s the mindset of people ...
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Japan pledges 26% emissions cut by 2030 18.7.2015 All International Stories
Japan, the world's sixth biggest greenhouse gas polluter, has pledged to cut emissions 26% from 2013 levels by 2030, a target observers judged inadequate to avert calamitous global warming.
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Warming of oceans due to climate change is unstoppable, say US scientists 16.7.2015 Guardian: Environment
Seas will continue to warm for centuries even if manmade greenhouse gas emissions were frozen at today’s levels, say US government scientists The warming of the oceans due to climate change is now unstoppable after record temperatures last year, bringing additional sea-level rise, and raising the risks of severe storms, US government climate scientists said on Thursday. The annual State of the Climate in 2014 report, based on research from 413 scientists from 58 countries, found record warming on the surface and upper levels of the oceans, especially in the North Pacific, in line with earlier findings of 2014 as the hottest year on record ...
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ExxonMobil gave millions to climate-denying lawmakers despite pledge 15.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Under pressure from shareholders, company promised eight years ago to stop funding climate denial – but financial and tax records tell a different story

ExxonMobil gave more than $2.3m to members of Congress and a corporate lobbying group that deny climate change and block efforts to fight climate change – eight years after pledging to stop its funding of climate denial, the Guardian has learned.

Climate denial – from Republicans in Congress and lobby groups operating at the state level – is seen as a major obstacle to US and global efforts to fight climate change, closing off the possibility of federal and state regulations cutting greenhouse gas emissions and the ability to plan for a future of sea-level rise and extreme weather.

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Global warming is causing rain to melt the Greenland ice sheet | John Abraham 14.7.2015 Guardian: Environment
Higher temperatures are melting Greenland ice directly, but also indirectly via increased rainfall Greenland, one of the largest ice sheets in the world, is melting. In fact, it is melting ahead of schedule as the world warms. Scientists are working hard to deepen their understanding of this ice sheet’s behavior so that we can predict how fast and how much of the ice sheet will melt in the coming decades and centuries. It might seem obvious that in a warming world, the Greenland ice sheet will melt. But, what seems obvious and simple can be more complex when investigated more deeply. With respect to Greenland, it is expected that warmer temperatures increase melting but warmer temperatures can also mean more snowfall, as there is more moisture in warm air which can then fall as snow. So, it has been a question of which of these two competing processes would win out. Would Greenland get smaller because of melting or would it grow as more snow ...
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Travel chaos at Heathrow 14.7.2015 Telegraph: International
Climate change activists have brought chaos to London Heathrow, Britain's biggest and busiest airport, by storming the north runway in a dawn protest.
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