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September 23, 2014 Carbon map – which countries are responsible for climate change?

Source: Guardiab (UK)

As heads of state from David Cameron to Barack Obama meet in New York for a UN climate summit hosted by Ban Ki-moon, expectations are high for bold commitments on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Use this interactive, in-depth...

September 17, 2014 Climate Report Details Flood Risk to Sites in Washington

Source: NY Times

WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital is likely to see record flooding by 2050, putting about $7 billion worth of property, three military bases and parts of the National Mall at risk as a result of climate change that is raising sea...

September 16, 2014 It's clear that prosperity and climate change action can go hand in hand

Source: Guardian (UK)

The link between economic growth and action to reduce the risks of climate change is the focus of the New Climate Economy report issued on Tuesday. Its credentials are impressive and its findings emphatic.

September 16, 2014 Government given red card for failing to tackle UK's toxic air

Source: Politics.co.uk

The government has been handed a 'red card' by MPs over its failure to tackle rising levels of air pollution across the UK. Air pollution contributes to thousands of deaths across the country every year, but government promises...

September 15, 2014 At least 150 major companies prep for carbon prices

Source: USA Today

At least 150 major companies worldwide - including ExxonMobil, Google, Microsoft and 26 others in the United States - are already making business plans that assume they will be taxed on their carbon pollution, a report today says.

September 11, 2014 Study: Climate change, development worsens wildfire risk

azcentral.com - drier conditions in the American West that contribute to îwildfiresî and stretch fire seasons by up to two months. Since 1970, regional temperatures have increased by 1.9 degrees, according to the...

September 11, 2014 Rocky Mountain forests are dying, report finds, blaming climate change

Estes Park Trail Gazette - The Union of Concerned Scientists and Rocky Mountain Climate Organization report, released Wednesday morning, says aspen trees likely will decrease by 45 percent in Colorado and 61 percent across the...

September 8, 2014 Study links high ESG ratings to positive investment portfolio performance

Source: Blue & Green

Asset managers can create better-performing portfolios by excluding stocks with lower environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, according to new research.

September 8, 2014 World Falls Behind in Efforts to Tackle Climate Change: Report

Source: Scientific America

LONDON - The world's major economies are falling further behind every year in terms of meeting the rate of carbon emission reductions needed to stop global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees this century, a report...

September 5, 2014 New study finds 99.999 percent certainty humans are causing global warming

Raw Story - The 2013 îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî Fifth Assessment Report provided an expert consensus that: It is extremely likely [defined as 95-100% certainty] that more than half of the observed...

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