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Barack Obama readies climate change push at UN summit

Archived, 10 days ago From Times of India  

New Delhi, INDIA - President Barack Obama will seek to galvanize international support in the fight against climate change on Tuesday when he addresses the United Nations, with time running out on his hopes of leaving a lasting environmental legacy.

Obam ...

CO2 emissions set to reach record high in 2014

Archived, 10 days ago From Times of India 

New Delhi, INDIA - Ahead of the New York Climate Summit, researchers have revealed that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the main contributor to global warming, is set to rise again in 2014 - reaching a record high of 40 billion tonnes.

The world leaders ...

US power plants world's worst polluters

Archived, 12 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - America's power plants are among the leading global sources of carbon emission than the entire economies of Russia, India, Japan or any other nation put together besides China, a latest report said on Friday.

"US power plants are poll ...

Campaigners join London march for global action on climate change

Archived, 12 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Campaigners will march through central London this weekend to demand global action on climate change, in one of thousands of events worldwide ahead of a UN climate summit.

Some 2,000 events are taking place in 150 countries on Sunday, ...

Australia's emissions pledge is getting easier to achieve, new figures show

Archived, 12 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Australia’s international greenhouse pledge is getting easier to reach, with new calculations obtained by Guardian Australia showing it may now require less than a third of the emissions reductions envisaged despite both major parties insisting it wa ...

Changing climate, changing conservation paradigms in Canada's boreal forests

Archived, 12 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Crackling heat and thick billowing smoke raced across the landscape. After weeks of scorching dry summer weather, the wildfire seemed to hungrily consume the earth. In northern Alberta, Canada, the Richardson fire of 2011 gained particular notoriety ...

Greenland’s dark snow may start global warming ‘feedback loop

Archived, 13 days ago From independent.co.uk 

London, U K - Anyone who has ever slipped over on black ice in the dead of winter will attest to how dangerous it is. But a darkening of the Greenland ice sheet could impact upon the entire world, as the hastening trend reduces the Arctic’s ability to reflect sunl ...

The silence on climate change is deafening. It's time for us to get loud

Archived, 13 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - All of Dr Seuss’s children’s books – or, at least, the best ones – are sly, radical humanitarian and environmental parables. That’s why, for example, The Lorax was banned in some Pacific Northwest districts where logging was the chief economy.

Singapore air pollution slips into unhealthy level

Archived, 13 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Manila, PHILIPPINES - Singapore's air pollution rose to unhealthy levels on Monday, the National Environment Agency said, as winds changed direction and brought in light smoke from forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia.

Singapore is in the middle of its " ...

High air pollution levels hit south-east England

Archived, 13 days ago From theguardian.com 

London - Air pollution is expected to be high on Thursday over the south-east of England, leading to warnings to people with respiratory difficulties.

The pollution is likely to be localised, with clear skies over Scotland as people cast their ...

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Antarctic sea ice set for record high as Arctic heads for sixth lowest extent

Action: Climate Change

The extent of sea ice in Antarctica is set to reach a record high, scientists said on Tuesday, as they announced that Arctic ...

Joint force uses Google Earth to find elephant poaching camps in Mozambique, captures poachers in raid

Action: Wildlife Conservation

On Monday, September 22, two ivory poachers were arrested in Mozambique during a late-night raid near Niassa National Reserve ...

Leaders pledge to end deforestation by 2030

Action: Stop Deforestation

Dozens of companies, non-profit organizations, and governments pledged to work together to halve forest loss by 2020 and end ...

Coal mine has heavy impact in Indonesian Borneo

Action: Stop Pollution

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Officials bust one of the biggest players in illegal Indonesian manta ray trade

Action: Save Our Oceans

Writing this from a hotel room in Indonesia’s second-largest city, Surabaya, I realize that I am filled with trepidation as I ...

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