News tagged with global climate

US cities prep for warm climate without saying so

Climate change remains a political minefield across the U.S., despite the strong scientific consensus that it's happening, so some local leaders have hit upon a way of preparing for the potentially severe consequences without ...

dateSep 08, 2014 in Environment
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3Qs: Game theory and global climate talks

Last week, China and the United States announced an ambitious climate agreement aimed at reducing carbon emissions in both countries, a pledge that marks the first time that China has agreed to stop its growing emissions. ...

dateNov 21, 2014 in Environment
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US-China climate deal aims to prod others to act

A groundbreaking agreement struck by the United States and China is putting the world's two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. With the clock ticking ...

dateNov 13, 2014 in Environment
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Fuel to the fire? Fuel exports soar under Obama

Solar panels glisten from every thatched hut on this crowded island, one of the largest in this remote chain off the Panamanian coast. But the tiny emblems of green energy offer no hope against climate change.

dateDec 08, 2014 in Environment
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Scientist investigates changing sea levels

The sea level has been rising by an average of 3.1 millimetres a year since 1993. Long-term measurements recorded since the start of the 20th century indicate an acceleration in the averaged sea level change. Coastal flooding ...

dateMar 17, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Green Climate Fund pledges reach $9.3 bn

Nations meeting in Berlin Thursday pledged $9.3 billion (7.4 bn euros) for a climate fund to help poor countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a $10bn target.

dateNov 20, 2014 in Environment
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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 ...

dateMar 27, 2015 in Environment
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