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November 22, 2013 Great Lakes levels rise, but slump hasn’t endedSource: Las Vega Sun
Federal scientists say Great Lakes water levels are up sharply this year because of heavy rain and snow. But it's too early to declare an end to the slump that has affected most of the system since the late 1990s. The drop-off...
November 22, 2013 U.S. and China Find Convergence on Climate IssueSource: NY Times
But with China having recently surpassed the United States as the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, the countries are finding that their interests increasingly overlap, climate experts and government officials say. The...
November 21, 2013 NGOs stage coal stunt outside UN climate negociations to highlight hypocrisy of the Polish Government
wwf.panda.org - International NGOs îFriends of the Earth (Europeî), Oxfam, ActionAid, WWF, Greenpeace and Christian Aid, have today staged a provocative stunt highlighting the hypocrisy of the Polish government...
November 21, 2013 Killer typhoon Haiyan was a DIRECT result of man-made climate change says Prince Charles
Daily Mail - The Prince of Wales has claimed the devastating typhoon that hit the Philippines is a âdirect resultâ of climate change. Typhoon Haiyan claimed at least 4,000 lives, while 4million people have been forced...
November 21, 2013 Future water shortage focus of projectsSource: Community Impact
With Proposition 6’s passage Nov. 5—which sets aside $2 billion from the state’s rainy day fund for water projects—a renewed focus has been brought to coming up with the most effective ways to make sure statewide water supply...
November 21, 2013 Climate talks: Polish environment minister sacked to accelerate shale gas operationsSource: Guardian
Poland's prime minister Donald Tusk dismissed environment minister Marcin Korolec on Wednesday as part of a government reshuffle, but said the latter would continue to represent the country in ongoing UN climate talks. Korolec...
November 21, 2013 The global carbon crisis in three scary mapsSource: Quartz
Representatives from 134 nations are gathered in Warsaw this week for the biannual exercise in dithering on the environment—otherwise known as the United Nations Climate Change Conference. But a glance at greenhouse gas emissions...
November 21, 2013 Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissionsSource: The Guardian
The climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial age, new research...
November 20, 2013 Carbon Emissions on Tragic Trajectory
ipsnews.net - WARSAW, Nov 19 2013 (IPS) - Burning of fossil fuels added a record 36 billion tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere in 2013, locking in even more heating of the planet. Global CO2 emissions are projected to rise 2.1...
November 20, 2013 IAEA, Partners Highlight Economics of Climate Change Mitigation
International Atomic Energy Agency - Warsaw --Everyone wants to decrease the impact of climate change on the environment. Everyone wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But is it economically feasible' How would these...
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