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Lights out in Australia as Earth Hour kicks off

The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the sails on the nearby Opera House went dark Saturday, as lights on landmarks around Australia were switched off for the global climate change awareness campaign Earth Hour.

Mar 28, 2015
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Climate fund signs up first partners

The global fund created to spearhead climate change financing has selected its first partners to channel funds to developing countries, but says it needs donor nations to move fast in transforming cash pledges ...

Mar 27, 2015
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Management of peatlands has large climate impacts

Drainage and management of pristine peatlands increase greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. A recent study, based on a new, wide data set collected from northern peatlands indicates that particularly ...

Mar 26, 2015
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Greenhouse gases unbalanced

The conversion of arctic and boreal wetlands into agricultural land results in an additional cumulative radiative forcing of about 0,1 MilliJoule (mJ) per square meter for the next 100 years. The conversion ...

Mar 25, 2015
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Study maps development, one county at a time

Researchers at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) have developed a county-by-county map of the United States' "lower 48" that tells a story of land cover and development across the ...

Mar 25, 2015
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Fourth generation halogenated coolants and foaming agents have only been in use for a few years. They have replaced persistent greenhouse gases such as R134a, which were used in (car) air conditioning units, ...

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