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West Africa Explores Ways to Mitigate Climate Change’s Effects

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West Africa Explores Ways to Mitigate Climate Change’s Effects

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From eroding coastline to depleted fish stocks, the effects of climate change are being felt along West Africa's coast and governments and environmental groups are coming together to talk about what can be done to ...

Pakistan’s Zardari to make ‘personal’ visit to India

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Pakistan’s Zardari to make ‘personal’ visit to India

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - President Asif Ali Zardari is expected soon to make the first visit to India by a Pakistani head of state since 2005, with relations between the nuclear-armed rivals at their warmest in years....

China boosts support for its forestry

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China boosts support for its forestry

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China has strengthened its fiscal support for its increasing forest area, launched a number of national ecological projects and implemented a nationwide compulsory tree-planting program to expand forests over the past...

Green Jobs Don’t Break Windows

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Green Jobs Don’t Break Windows

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Debunking the Notion that Creating Green Jobs is Bad for the Economy A newly released study suggested that upholding the new, stricter EPA Clean Air Act rules would create a slew of new jobs -- something along the ...

US wrests clean energy investment crown back from China

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US wrests clean energy investment crown back from China

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Global clean energy investment reached a record $260bn in 2011 as the US usurped China to become the world’s largest investor, analysts Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) confirmed yesterday. Global investment ...

Burmese savour taste of democracy

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Burmese savour taste of democracy

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Only a small proportion of Burma's parliamentary seats are being contested in by-elections in April, but with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi standing for the first time, the campaign has considerable significan...

Electric Garbage Trucks Hit The Paris Streets

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Electric Garbage Trucks Hit The Paris Streets

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The City of Lights will be home to the first fleet of fully-electric garbage trucks. Created through a collaboration between Dow Kokam and PVI, the electric fleet will boast an advanced lithium polymer battery system...

US rolls out historic mercury limits for power plants

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US rolls out historic mercury limits for power plants

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Unveiling a historic rule, the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced the first national requirement for the nation's coal-fired power plants to reduce emissions of mercury, arsenic, cyanide and oth...

‘Historic’ deal to halt hazardous waste export to south

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‘Historic’ deal to halt hazardous waste export to south

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Leading world economies will no longer be able to export hazardous waste to poorer nations unless they obtain the latter's consent, a spokesman from the UN environment agency said Tuesday. "UNEP is pleased to ann...

Japan’s Abe to Push Ahead with Reforms

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Japan’s Abe to Push Ahead with Reforms

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to push ahead with painful reforms labeled, "Abenomics," to pull Japan out of two decades of an ailing economy and political gridlock. Speaking to a news conference ...

Blob fish wins ugly fish competition and raises funds for Greenpeace with e-card

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Blob fish wins ugly fish competition and raises funds for Greenpeace with e-card

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It's not the prettiest creature on the planet, but it's certainly popular... Nearly 4,000 people voted in a Greenpeace poll to find the most ugly fish - and its image will now be used as a e-card to help raise fund...

US Businesses Challenged to Cut Energy Waste

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US Businesses Challenged to Cut Energy Waste

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US Businesses Challenged to Cut Energy Waste Buildings consume 40 percent of American energy

India’s top court imposes ban on ‘toxic’ pesticide

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India’s top court imposes ban on ‘toxic’ pesticide

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NEW DELHI — India's top court on Friday temporarily banned use of the pesticide endosulfan, which the government has resisted blacklisting despite curbs imposed in 60 other countries over health concerns. India ...

Indonesia signs agreement with EU to end the sale of illegally logged wood

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Indonesia signs agreement with EU to end the sale of illegally logged wood

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The EU and Indonesia today signed an agreement in Jakarta that aims to keep illegally logged wood from reaching the European market. This is the first Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) signed by an Asian natio...

Human Rights Council backs Internet freedom

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Human Rights Council backs Internet freedom

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Despite opposition from India, China and Russia, the UN Human Rights Council passed its first resolution on Internet freedom, to support individuals’ rights online. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised the mo...

G8 Host Britain Calls for Action to Save Children from Hunger

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G8 Host Britain Calls for Action to Save Children from Hunger

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LONDON — Setting the stage for this month's G8 summit of rich industrialized countries, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday called for fresh approaches to help eliminate malnutrition and hunger among t...

Brazil’s forest code debate may determine fate of the Amazon rainforest

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Brazil’s forest code debate may determine fate of the Amazon rainforest

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Brazil's forest code may be about to get an overhaul. The federal code, which presently requires landowners in the Amazon to keep 80 percent of their land forest (20-35% in the cerrado), is widely flouted, but ha...

Mr. President, Acting On Climate Will Advance Economic Growth And Create Jobs

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Mr. President, Acting On Climate Will Advance Economic Growth And Create Jobs

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by Bill Becker In his first post-election news conference, President Obama made clear that his concern about global climate change will not push the economy and jobs off the top of his priority list. “If...

Can we crowdfund gun control?

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Can we crowdfund gun control?

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Crowdfunding is a popular way these days to, for instance, make your new album, launch a new tech product or develop a hoodie that lasts for 10 years. Now, one new group is using it to finance something else entirely ...

Skeptics catching up on climate science

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Skeptics catching up on climate science

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"When we began our study, we felt that skeptics had raised legitimate issues, and we didn’t know what we’d find. Our results turned out to be close to those published by prior groups. We think that means that those gr...