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September 28, 2015 Brazil pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ahead of Paris agreement
FOX News - The î??World Resources Instituteî??, an environmental think tank, says Brazil's emissions fell about 36 percent between 2005 and 2011 primarily due to efforts to reduce deforestation, a major emissions...
September 28, 2015 On Ending World Poverty, Obama Urges Against ComplacencySource: VOM
Just hours after arriving in New York City Sunday to attend the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. president urged the world to act during the closing session of the Sustainable Development summit.
September 27, 2015 CSRwire Special Report: United Nations General Assembly - "The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development"
CSR Wire - Special sessions during the historic 70th anniversary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly will launch the CSR "Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals". Reporting from the UN, John Paluszek, founder and...
September 25, 2015 NSA chief says Chinese government encourages cybertheftSource: LA Times
The head of the National Security Agency told a Senate panel Thursday that Chinese officials are behind the theft of U.S. commercial data and regularly access private digital communications and data that flow through China
September 25, 2015 California air regulators likely to re-adopt fuel standard to fight climate changeSource: LA Times
California air quality officials are expected Friday to update a key initiative to fight climate change by reducing carbon pollution from gasoline and diesel fuel over the next five years
September 25, 2015 China Says It Will Start the World's Biggest Carbon Market by 2017Source: Mother Jones
On Friday, Chinese president Xi Jinping will announce that China will start the world's largest carbon trading system by 2017, according to a statement released Thursday night by the White House.
September 25, 2015 Pope's climate push hits wall in CongressSource: Politico
Pope Francis challenged lawmakers to take "courageous actions" to tackle climate change on Thursday, but the partisan fight in Congress on the environment barely paused.
September 25, 2015 Fed still on track for rate hike this year, Yellen saysSource: Reuters
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday she expects the U.S. central bank to begin raising interest rates later this year as long as inflation remains stable and the U.S. economy is strong enough to boost employment.
September 25, 2015 E.U. summit boosts aid for refugeesSource: Washington Post
BRUSSELS — European Union leaders vowed to boost humanitarian aid in response to the escalating refugee crisis after a summit that left them divided over how to police the bloc’s frontiers.
September 25, 2015 U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Better World - test/audioSource: NPR
At the United Nations General Assembly this weekend in New York, U.N. member states are set to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals. The goals are meant to guide development priorities around the globe over the next 15...
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