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Climate: Now to turn summit prose into action

Having renewed their commitment to saving Earth's climate, governments face daunting challenges in the coming months to draft a global pact and set targets for slashing carbon emissions, analysts said Wednesday.

Sep 25, 2014
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Obama readies climate change push at UN summit

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 ...

Sep 22, 2014
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Water-quality trading can reduce river pollution

Allowing polluters to buy, sell or trade water-quality credits could significantly reduce pollution in river basins and estuaries faster and at lower cost than requiring the facilities to meet compliance costs on their own, ...

Sep 23, 2014
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Ions help forecast toxic mine leakage

Curtin University and CSIRO researchers have found elevated electrical conductivity in creek water to be a reliable predictor of toxic seepage from a nearby mine's tailings pond.

Sep 29, 2014
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