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Norway pledges $47M/yr to help Congo countries save forests

Archived, 8 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Norway and several European Nations, along with the United Nations and the World Bank, today committed to a new initiative that takes aim at the underlying causes of deforestation in Central African rainforest nations, including poverty and poor gove ...

Paris greens itself ahead of climate summit

Archived, 8 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - During weekends, bicycles whizz by and families stroll down streets that are often clogged with honking cars. The city's new justice building is rising from an eco-friendly district of northern Paris: a fabrication of
stone and glass that wil ...

New Zealand announces new marine preserve

Archived, 8 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - New Zealand's prime minister John Key just announced at the United Nations that the country will create one of the world's largest fully protected marine preserves in the Kermadec region. It will be 239,383 square miles, which is twice the size of Ne ...

Italy's glaciers retreated by 40 percent

Archived, 9 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Alpine glaciers in Italy have lost an estimated 40 per cent of their area over the last three decades, a recent report released by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has said.

"The situation of glaciers on the Italian side of the Alps is very ...

Brazil announces greenhouse gas emissions goals

Archived, 9 days ago From thehill.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Brazil officials will pursue a 43 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 as part of a United Nations climate agreement, though it will rely on its past work to curb deforestation to meet the goal.

President Dilma Rousse ...

Prince of Wales' business group backs calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies

Archived, 9 days ago From clickgreen.org.uk 

London, U K - The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) has announced its support for the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Communiqué, calling for reform, and ultimately, elimination, of fossil fuel subsidies.

The International Energy ...

Volkswagen gets a deadline from Germany on meeting pollution standards

Archived, 9 days ago From auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com 

Noida, INDIA - German authorities has given scandal-hit Volkswagen an October 7 deadline to set out a timeline for bringing all its diesel cars in line with national pollution guidelines, a newspaper said today.

The federal motor vehicle office (KBA) ...

Glacier melt shows a climate change tipping point. We must pay attention

Archived, 10 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Mountain glaciers and humans have coexisted for roughly 200,000 years, but that long idyll appears to be ending. The earth’s 190,000 glaciers, sentinels of climate change that appear to be more sensitive to the climate than are humans, are disappeari ...

Pollution killing corals in Vietnam

Archived, 10 days ago From daijiworld.com 

Mangalore, INDIA - Many coral reefs under the sea off Phu Quoc island, off southern Vietnam, have disappeared due to climate change and water pollution over the past several years, the media reported on Monday.

The pollution of the sea water environment ...

Singapore slams Indonesia over haze crisis as hazardous air levels force schools to shut

Archived, 10 days ago From scmp.com 

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong - Singapore slammed “shocking” statements from Indonesian officials over the haze crisis as it closed all schools and distributed protective face masks on Friday in emergency measures after the air pollution index soared to hazardous levels.

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