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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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Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday ...

dateSep 10, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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A new approach to making climate treaties work

(Phys.org) —Why can't global leaders agree on a broad, effective climate change pact? More than 20 years after they began, international negotiations based on the United Nations Framework Convention on ...

dateAug 21, 2013 in Environment
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89 nations sign controversial UN telecom treaty

A controversial new global treaty on telecom regulations was signed on Friday by 89 International Telecommunication Union member states despite US objections to potential regulation of the Internet.

dateDec 14, 2012 in Internet
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