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Tackling urban sustainability on global scale

As the world's urban areas continue to grow, evidenced by rampant poverty and squalor from Shanghai to Rio de Janeiro, the question becomes: How can we focus on protecting environmental resources for future generations when ...

dateDec 05, 2012 in Environment
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Intel calls for end to online gender gap

Women and girls are being left behind as the Internet spreads across the globe, with almost a third of all humanity now online, said a study released Thursday by hi-tech giant Intel Corporation.

dateJan 11, 2013 in Internet
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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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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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Climate talks under shadow of Trump threats

US President Donald Trump's threats to pull America out of the climate-rescue Paris Agreement is expected to cast a long shadow over UN talks starting Monday to work on the nuts and bolts of the deal.

dateMay 08, 2017 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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