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UN: climate change costs to poor underestimated

(AP)—The cost to poor countries of adjusting to ever-hotter temperatures will be two or even three times higher than previously thought, the U.N.'s environment agency said Friday—and that assumes a best-case scenario ...

dateDec 05, 2014 in Environment
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US defends 'enormous' climate efforts at UN talks

(AP)—Anticipating an onslaught of criticism from poor nations, the United States claimed "enormous" strides in reducing greenhouse emissions at the opening of U.N. climate talks Monday, despite failing to join other industrialized ...

dateNov 26, 2012 in Environment
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What now for the Paris accord?

Four years ago, the world's nations vowed to forge a pact by the end of 2015 that would tame climate change and bequeath a safer planet to future generations.

dateDec 15, 2014 in Environment
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Bioenergy—The broken promise

Biofuels are going to save us from climate threats and the oil crisis, while at the same time providing an opportunity to the smallholder farmers of the world. Hopes are high, but completely unrealistic. It is like trying ...

dateOct 09, 2012 in Other
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Climate summit: the key issues

Some 150 heads of government and state on Monday kicked off a high-stakes negotiation to curb global warming and help poor countries cope with its impacts.

date2 hours ago in Environment
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