UNFCC Climate Change Headlines
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Source: Bloomberg - Factories, utilities and airlines snapped up a flood of carbon offsets from Ukraine and Russia to comply with European Union emission targets in 2012 amid speculation the credits would face usage restrictions.
Source: Washington Post - The spring of 2012 shattered almost every imaginable record for warmth in the U.S. Trees bloomed and buds burst weeks ahead of schedule. Now scientists who study plant stages and their relationship to climate say it was the earliest spring on record.
Source: Voice of America - Arizona State University atmospheric scientist Kevin Gurney is mapping carbon dioxide emissions for the entire planet and he wants you to help.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition blocked an opposition move to debate and vote on Europe's carbon market, highlighting the government's reluctance to take a stance on a proposed fix before Sept. 22 elections.
Source: Reneweconomy - Herman Trabish of Greentech Media has happened across a pretty interesting find 97% of new electricity generation capacity in line to be added to the California grid in the second half (2H) of 2012 is from solar power projects.
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Warming oceans are changing the mix of species in the world's fisheries as fish try to remain in waters in their preferred temperature range, according to a new study.
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Source: AlertNet - Building a new, ambitious global climate agreement by 2015 will require drawing in China and the United States, and boosting financial help for poor nations so they feel energised to act, South Africas climate change ambassador has said.
Source: Financial Times - The surplus of permits in the EUs carbon market more than doubled last year to 2bn, according to fresh data that Brussels hope will rally support for its controversial plan to boost carbon prices.
Source: Financial Times - A growing number of American states are looking at ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the absence of federal climate change legislation, with a northeastern scheme for trading carbon becoming a model.
Source: The Hindu - The government has received a white paper from the industry suggesting steps to enhance solar energy projects
Source: Guardian - Countries are barely funding social protection, gender equality and climate change programmes, crucial for meeting sustainable development goals after 2015, a report by Oxfam and Development Finance International (DFI) said on Thursday.
Source: Bloomberg - Technology to trap carbon emissions from coal- and gas-fired power plants and store it underground has the potential to be cost-competitive with other green energy in the U.K. by the early 2020s, a government adviser said.
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek - China, the worlds largest greenhouse-gas emitter, probably wont import carbon credits for two decades as global diplomats craft a new emissions market that will increase supply, the nations climate negotiator said.
Source: Reuters - Ninety-seven percent of scientists say global warming is mainly man-made but a wide public belief that experts are divided is making it harder to gain support for policies to curb climate change, an international study showed on Thursday.
Source: The Daily Observer (Banjul) - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture continued its community-based step-down training initiative on disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change for Gambian farmers with training programmes held recently in the North Bank and Upper River Regions respectively.
Source: Scientific American - Increased melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet and other ice losses worldwide have helped to move the North Pole several centimeters east each year since 2005
Source: AFP - After seeing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere surpass a historic threshold last week, the world should brace for the new peak level to soon become the global annual average, the World Meteorological Organization warned Tuesday.
Source: NewScientist - Hot, hot, hot. Fish the world over are migrating to escape global warming. For several years now, some fishers have been noticing changes in their nets. In places, new species are being caught. Sea bass and red mullet have moved north into British waters. Pacific salmon have swum to the Beaufort Sea, where according to Dan Pauly of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada the Inuit have no name for them.
Source: SciDev.Net - Post-2015 discussions offer a chance to link the environmental and development agendas it shouldn't be bypassed