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Why fossil fuel divestment won’t be easy

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Carbon Brief - There's a growing global campaign to stop investments in the fossil fuel industry. The British Medical Association, the World Council of Churches and Stanford University are among those pledging to take their money out of oil, coal and gas firms. But if the idea catches on, it won't just cause headaches for oil moguls. Investment managers will be scratching their heads too. If they can't invest in fossil fuel firms, where should they put their money?
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Green-trigue: N.Y. legal memo may give Obama path to make UN climate deal binding

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Washington Times - Two years ago, the New York attorney general’s office prepared a legal brief laying out a potential case for asking courts to make the U.S. cut greenhouse gas emissions based on international treaties, according to documents reviewed by The Washington Times. Legal analysts say it’s a tough sell, and the case was never filed.
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Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study Suggests

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Huffington Post - Climate change has its sights on its next victim, and it's one of America's favorite vacation spots. Hawaii is known for its near perfect weather, but a new report from the University of Hawaii's Sea Grant program states that islands in the Pacific might be unrecognizable in the coming years as climate change makes them hotter, arid, stormy and even disease-ridden.
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And now the weather, featuring climate change blame

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:14am
Source: New Scientist - A new technique connecting individual weather events with the impact of greenhouse gas emissions could bring climate change into everyday weather reports. "Well, the record-breakingly hot summer is showing no sign of cooling down. No thanks to us: the heatwave was made 35 per cent more likely by human greenhouse gas emissions."
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A climate for change: The U.S. can help drive a new round of global carbon cuts

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Washington Post - PROBABLY THE most persuasive argument against U.S. action on global warming is China. No U.S.-only initiative can stop the planet from warming. Any effective response to climate change will require broad, international effort. All true. But such coordination is not as out of reach as many believe. It is quite possible — if the United States does its part.
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22.6% Of Homes Use Solar In South Australia

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:14am
Source: CleanTechnica - Nearly one in four homes in South Australia now has rooftop solar, as the share of renewable energy in the state neared 33 per cent in 2013/14 – delivering the state’s ambitious 2020 target six years ahead of schedule. Official data released by the Australian Energy Market Operator shows that the share of wind and solar generation in South Australia jumped to 32.1 per cent in 2013/14.
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CottonConnect urges retailers to cotton on to water risks

Business Green - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:05pm

Major new report calls on corporates to use World Water Week as a trigger to address the water footprint of their cotton supply chains


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Plastic bag use plummets following Northern Ireland levy

Business Green - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:05pm

Assembly confirms five pence levy has delivered desired reduction in plastic bag use


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Wanted: The big change mindset

Business Green - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:05pm

Stephanie Draper of Forum for the Future reveals how systems thinking could help sustainability executives deliver the real corporate transformations they crave


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Siemens halts work on Skerries tidal array

Business Green - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:05pm

Decision comes two months after company had £10m government grant withdrawn


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Green data centre energy warning over inefficient servers and big data strain

Business Green - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:51am

The Natural Resources Defense Council offers recommendations to ease data centre energy inefficiency


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IEA Renewables Report - At a glance

Business Green - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:42am

All the key stats from the International Energy Organisation's latest assessment of the global market


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Global green energy growth threatened by policy uncertainty, IEA warns

Business Green - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:25am

Latest renewables report finds growing risks to deployment if support wavers over cost concerns


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Chile prepares carbon tax legislation

Business Green - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:28am

South American country poised to approve plans for $5 a tonne carbon tax as part of new climate legislation package


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Burger King urged to use Tim Hortons acquisition to correct ‘appalling' palm oil policies

Business Green - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:51am

Union of Concerned Scientists urges fast food giants to use planned merger as an opportunity to introduce robust sustainable palm oil policies


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Tree loses out in battle between Aldi and Ecology

Business Green - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:00am

Ecology building society’s month long battle to save an ancient lime in West Yorkshire falls foul of planning laws


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Experts at UN conference call for action to mitigate climate-related health risks

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:14am
Source: UN News Centre - Experts are urging the international community to act fast to reduce climate change and its health consequences at the first-ever global conference on health and climate, which opened today at the Geneva headquarters of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).
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Samoan PM calls on Canberra to do more to tackle climate change

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:14am
Source: ABC Radio Australia - Samoa's prime minister has issued an impassioned plea on behalf all Pacific nations for more help to cope with climate change and he has called on Australia, to lift its focus from the federal budget and lead the way.
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Clean energy industry calls for inquiry into renewable energy target review

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - The Abbott government is set to release its long-awaited review into the renewable energy target on Thursday.
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Chile launches its biggest wind farm

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:14am
Source: BBC - Chile has inaugurated its biggest ever wind farm as part of its bid to wean itself off fossil fuels and tap its massive potential for renewable energy.
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