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1/7/2015
Jairam Ramesh was a self-described “economic hawk” when he became India’s environment minister in 2009, figuring that the country’s ecological problems could wait as India lifted its people out of poverty. But by the time he left his post in ...   
30/6/2015
Ahead of the key Paris climate change summit this year, the US and Brazil today agreed on an ambitious agenda to mitigate the challenges posed by climate change, as they underlined the need for a deal that reflects the principle of common but ...   
30/6/2015
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff disappointed environmentalists with what they call weak commitments on reducing deforestation and supporting renewable energy.In a joint declaration issued with President Obama after her visit to the ...   
30/6/2015
Though scientists are striving hard to discover how the world's forests will respond to climate change – whether they will tip from being carbon sinks to being carbon sources – much remains clouded in mystery. Photo credit: Rhett ...   
30/6/2015
China, the world's top CO2 polluter, promised Tuesday to peak emissions within about 15 years, in a move widely hailed as a boost for the global effort to curb planet warming. Beijing's eagerly-anticipated contribution to a roster of ...   
30/6/2015
Barack Obama and Dilma Rousseff put climate change at the top of their agenda at their bilateral meeting on Tuesday, with the US and Brazil agreeing to get up to 20% of their electricity from renewable power by 2030. Brazil also ...   
30/6/2015
A new study published in Nature Climate Change has found analyses of carbon emissions may be misleading as they failed to include the impacts of policies such as trading schemes, emission caps or quotas."The inclusion of policy mechanisms ...   
29/6/2015
White House officials confirmed Thursday that in President Obama’s meetings this coming week with the president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, they’re going to be talking about climate change.It’s unclear whether the result will be any kind ...   
22/6/2015
The Republican reaction to Pope Francis’s climate encyclical, juxtaposed to the Democratic congressional rebellion against President Obama on trade, suggest that climate and energy are powerfully disrupting the grid-locked orthodoxy which has ...   
21/6/2015
Climate Change Minister Mushahidullah Khan has hailed the leading Group of 7 (G7) industrial nations for announcing to phase out the use of fossil fuels by decarbonising the global economy in the course of this century.“Such move, if ...   
21/6/2015
Transcript She asked consumers to stop eating Nutella because it's made with palm oil, which contributes to deforestation. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Glenn Hurowitz, managing director of Climate Advisers. RACHEL MARTIN, ...   
20/6/2015
The positive consequences of climate change may not be so positive. Although plants in the colder regions are expected to thrive as average global temperatures rise, even this benefit could be limited. Some tropical regions could lose up ...   
19/6/2015
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday advanced a $30.01 billion spending bill that takes aim at President Obama’s environmental regulations. The bill would fund the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Interior Department ...   
18/6/2015
Agribusiness giants Cargill and Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) are pledging to investigate a palm oil supplier after an Indonesian environmental group presented evidence of rainforest clearing in New Guinea.On Thursday, Greenomics-Indonesia ...   
17/6/2015
President Obama and other leaders at the G-7 Summit in Germany made headlines last week pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40 to 70 percent by 2050, the first time leading Western nations have committed to such specific long-term ...   
16/6/2015
When I was a student at Edinburgh, we used to protest at the career fair every year. One time, Esso [ExxonMobil] had got someone to set up their stall, but their staff failed to show up. My sister and I put on our best suits and staffed the stall ...   
16/6/2015
Frustrated by what they see as skewed news coverage of biomass, a coalition of forest industry groups is attacking media outlets, charging that reporters are giving free rein to environmentalists' critiques of wood-fired power generation while ...   
16/6/2015
For several days at a time each week, Lawrence Berkeley lab scientist Kolby Jardine rambles along slippery, oft-muddy roads for miles into the heart of the Central Amazon, braving jaguars and snakes to study more than 500 species of trees. His ...   
11/6/2015
More than 100 scientists from the U.S. and Canada called for a moratorium on the development of tar sands Wednesday, saying the carbon-intensive form of energy was "incompatible" with limiting climate change. The scientists published a ...   
11/6/2015
As climate talks wind down in Bonn, Germany, observers of the negotiations say that despite some progress on a draft text, key issues remain unresolved and will carry over at least until the next round in August. These pending items ...   
11/6/2015
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will not unveil her country's greenhouse gas emissions plan for a new international global warming accord when she meets with President Obama this month, a top Brazilian negotiator told ...   
11/6/2015
One of the key elements for a global climate deal was unexpectedly resolved in Bonn on Tuesday, with governments signing off on plans for a UN-backed forest protection scheme. Envoys told RTCC of their surprise at the agreement, which ...   
11/6/2015
The reputation of oil palm business group Sawit Sumbermas Sarana (SSS), a holding of one of Indonesia's richest men, has in recent days taken hits on multiple fronts, with a pair of NGOs separately accusing the firm of violating various ...   
9/6/2015
Negotiators reached a surprise resolution to thorny issues relating to forest protection at U.N. climate talks on Tuesday, increasing the odds it will be included in a new global climate deal due to be agreed in Paris in December, experts ...   
9/6/2015
Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac plants are becoming larger and stronger, a trend that's been developing over recent years, according to researchers. That may be a combination of the plant's nature to cause more severe reactions over time ...   

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