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Kew spreads climate change word

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:14am
Source: BBC News - The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew has issued a "position paper" saying that man-made global warming is changing the outlook for plants and trees worldwide.
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Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Phys.Org - As permafrost soils thaw under the influence of global warming, communities of soil microbes act as potent amplifiers of global climate change, an international study has shown.
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There’s a surprisingly strong link between climate change and violence

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:14am
Source: The Washington Post - Earlier this year, when a study came out suggesting global warming will increase the rates of violent crimes in the United States -- producing "an additional 22,ooo murders, 180,000 cases of rape," and many other crime increases by the year 2099 -- it drew widespread criticism. "This ... is what people who are losing the argument look like," noted the conservative publication National Review. One study may seem easy to dismiss. But the combined results of 56 of them? Not so much.
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China’s coal consumption drops for first time this century

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - China’s coal use has fallen for the first time this century – a turning point for a country which currently consumes almost half of the world’s coal supplies.
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Poland isolated as pressure mounts on EU to deliver 2030 climate deal.

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - Poland is the only country resisting a 40% carbon target as part of the European Union’s 2030 package, sources close to negotiations say.
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Sea level could rise ‘height of man' by 2100

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - For those who think climate change means deep trouble, some comfort: there is a limit to how deep. Danish-led researchers have looked at all the projections and satisfied themselves that, at the very worst, sea levels this century will rise by a maximum 1.8 metres − roughly the height of an average man.
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Divestment campaigners set their sights on UK banks

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - British banks are being urged to pull their money out of polluting fossil fuels, in the latest twist of the divestment movement. The UK’s five biggest banks have more than £66 billion invested in coal, oil and gas extraction, according to a report by European Greens.
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Green Bond market to top $100bn in 2015

Business Green - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:27pm

Strong third quarter performance drive year to date issuances to $32bn, more than double the total issued last year


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WWF: UK needs four million heat pumps

Business Green - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:08pm

New report warns UK risks missing 2030 low carbon heat goals without concerted action


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Car clubs could rid London's streets of 120,000 cars

Business Green - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:05pm

Study finds boosting car sharing scheme membership could have considerable environmental and economic benefits


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WTO environmental goods liberalization - not just green, but also good

Business Green - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:05pm

It may not have commanded the same attention as the controversial TTIP talks, but as Tatjana Sachse explains efforts to agree a green trade deal could have huge implications for the low carbon economy


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Ten things you need to know about the EU 2030 climate and energy package

Business Green - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:05pm

As David Cameron joins the negotiations for a 2030 carbon reduction target, BusinessGreen assesses the key questions raised by the EU's new energy and climate change strategy


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Could DECC cut solar farm subsidies yet again?

Business Green - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:05pm

Officials insists there are 'currently no plans' to reduce support for smaller solar farms, but ministerial statement leaves door open for pre-election cuts


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Hanergy revs up energy storage with Williams F1 technology

Business Green - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:05pm

Company signs deal to work on two projects with Williams to extend applications for solar systems


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Piketty: 'This is an unprecedented opportunity to drive investment in low-carbon growth'

Business Green - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:54am

‘Rockstar economist’ joins colleagues to urge European leaders to agree ambitious climate package and provide 'springboard' to cleaner world


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Green Deal ads banned again as watchdog slams 'misleading' promises

Business Green - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:51am

Government comes under fire for promising homeowners savings through energy efficiency scheme as new figures spark fears over Home Improvement Fund


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Updated: Advertising watchdog confirms Green Deal ads were 'misleading'

Business Green - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:51am

Government comes under fire for promising homeowners savings through energy efficiency scheme as new figures spark fears over Home Improvement Fund


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US wind power breezes past 2013 installation mark by September

Business Green - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:05am

First nine months of 2014 saw 1,254MW of capacity built, compared to 1,088MW during the whole of 2013


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Julie Hill announced as new chair of WRAP

Business Green - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 5:27am

Author of The Secret Life of Stuff takes up new role at leading waste advisory body as it plans move to charitable status


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John West and Princes accused of backtracking on tuna commitments

Business Green - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 5:05am

Leaked documents show UK’s two biggest tuna brands are likely to delay or opt out of commitments to end FAD fishing methods that cause harmful bycatch of sharks, rays and turtles


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