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Cusco dará inicio a semana COP 20 sobre medio ambiente este jueves 21

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Agencia Peruana de Noticias - La ciudad del Cusco será sede, desde este jueves 21, de la Semana COP20, que busca informar a los asistentes sobre la XX Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático, que se realizará del 1 al 12 de diciembre en Lima, se informó.
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NZ could spark climate action, expert says

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:14am
Source: NZ Herald - A strong stance on climate change by New Zealand could inspire and "occasionally embarrass" other nations into following our lead, says a world-renowned climatologist coming here for a global science summit.
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Heavy consumption puts planet in overdraft

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:14am
Source: RTCC - Earth Overshoot Day arrives one day earlier than 2013, marking the date global consumption exceeds production
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Climate change to slash south Asian GDP, development bank warns

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Financial Times - South Asian economies will be badly squeezed by climate change within a few decades if no action is taken to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Asian Development Bank.
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Island States to Rally Donors at Samoa Meet

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:14am
Source: IPS - Amid accelerating climate change and other challenges, a major international conference in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa next month represents a key chance for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean to turn the tide.
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Uganda to increase renewable energy access to 61 per cent

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:14am
Source: SciDev.net - Uganda has put in place a policy aimed at increasing the share of renewable energy from four per cent in 2007 to 61 per cent by 2017, a government minister has said
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AfDB trust fund to support clean energy project in Mali

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:14am
Source: African Review - Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), the bilateral trust fund of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has approved a US$530,000 grant to co-fund a renewable energy project in Mali
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Climate change should be on G20 agenda: CEDA

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Reneweconomy - One of Australia’s oldest economic and business policy think tanks has called for climate change to be put onto the agenda for the upcoming G20 Summit in Brisbane, as one of the key financial risks currently threatening global economic health.
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Workshop helps raise ASEAN climate negotiators’ capacity

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Vietnam+ - Strengthening ASEAN negotiators’ capacity for engaging in international climate change talks is the main focus of a workshop currently underway in Hanoi under sponsorship of the UN Development Programme and the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office.
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The butterfly affect: climate change ‘forced species to adapt’

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Independent - A British butterfly species has made climate-change history by becoming the first known animal of any kind to lose the ability to do something after global warming forced it to move to a new environment and adapt its behaviour.
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Peruvian Deforestation- A Paradise Lost

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: mongabay.com - In 1988, when British environmentalist Norman Myers first described the concept of a “biodiversity hotspot” – an area with at least 0.5 percent or 1,500 endemic plants that has lost 70 percent of its primary vegetation – he could have been painting a picture of the highly threatened Peruvian Andes mountain range.
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Guangdong adds 20 mln permits to China's biggest carbon market

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Reuters - Guangdong, the biggest of China's seven pilot carbon trading markets, will this year hand out around 6 percent more emission permits to companies than in 2013, potentially aggravating oversupply that sent prices tumbling earlier this year.
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Why the world's biggest companies are investing in recycling

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: GreenBiz - Interest in recycling is looping back around. That’s evident from the launch of the Closed Loop Fund, a budding $100 million effort by a group of large companies to invest in recycling infrastructure and, in the process, put more recycled materials into manufacturing supply chains.
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Kyocera, SPCG Mark Completion Of 257 MW Of Solar Power Projects In Thailand

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Cleantechnica - A partnership between solar photovoltaic modules maker Kyocera and Thailand’s largest power utility has finally seen the completion of an ambitious project the companies undertook in 2010. The project’s completion marks an important milestone for the Southeast Asian country.
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How the Game of Golf Adapts to Global Warming

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Scientific American - Hot weather combined with intense downpours – one of the signature signs of a changing climate – has flummoxed duffers and greenskeepers alike on East Coast golf courses. But don't handicap them yet
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In Ilocos Sur, farmers turn to organic farming

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Philippine Information Agency - More than 200 farmers attended a training on making of organic fertilizers and pesticides from natural materials as part of the local government's climate change advocacy.
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Two reports warn Los Angeles County residents of how climate change can affect health

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: LA Times - Respiratory illnesses, water quality, and mosquito- and rodent-related diseases will worsen across Los Angeles County in the next few decades because of climate change, according to two reports released Monday by public health officials.
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Forest Service readies for new climate change system REDD+

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Korea Herald - South Korea is to make an interim check on its progress in preventing forest degradation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions ― and gauge its readiness for the new climate change system.
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Kenya’s forests of the future

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Independent Online - When 61-year old Mercy Joshua was young, the vast forests of southeastern Kenya teemed with wildlife, but decades of unchecked deforestation by locals have devastated the land.
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Economists Say South Asia Will Pay ‘Prohibitively High’ Price for Climate Change

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Wall Street Journal - South Asia—with so much of its population destitute and dependent on the land for their livelihoods—stands to suffer “severe” economic and physical consequences from climate change, according to a report released today by the Asian Development Bank.
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