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Source: AP - South Florida officials testified Tuesday before a U.S. Senate subcommittee that they're already shouldering the burdens of rising sea levels and they need state and federal partners to do more to help adapt their coastline to the effects of climate change.
Source: TIME - A new Gallup poll that coincides with Earth Day finds the number of Americans with mixed opinions about global warming has declined from 49 percent in 2001 to 36 percent today, but many have joined the ranks of the skeptics
Source: AFP - Former US president Jimmy Carter on Tuesday urged his country and China, two of the world's biggest fossil fuel polluters, to take the lead on halting climate change.
Source: Xinhua - The European Union (EU) announced on Tuesday it will strengthen cooperation with the Pacific island countries in supporting renewable energy and fighting climate change in the area.
Source: AlertNet - Tanzania is enlisting climate data in a new approach to curbing malaria. Enhancing National Climate Services (ENACTS), a system established by the Tanzania Meteorological Agency in conjunction with the US-based International Research Institute for Climate and Society, is designed to identify long-term drivers of the disease by compiling historical climate data and making it available for analysis by health policy-makers
Source: RTCC - Released document outlines various pathways towards global carbon cutting package due to be agreed in Paris
Source: UN News Centre - On International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations is urging greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealing for worldwide changes in attitude and practice to curb the negative impact of human activity on the planet.
Source: Reuters - Revenues for China's biggest sellers of U.N.-issued carbon credits shrunk last year to a tenth of 2012 values, choking off billions of dollars flowing to clean energy projects in the world's top carbon-emitter.
Source: China Radio International - La oficina del Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) para América Latina y el Caribe, agencia especializada de la ONU, alertó ayer martes sobre la vulnerabilidad que enfrentan cuatro países andinos por el cambio climático. Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú están expuestos a desastres naturales y a amenazas en seguridad alimentaria, según el "Atlas de Seguridad Alimentaria, Desastres y Cambio Climático", presentado este martes por el PMA con motivo del Día Mundial de la Tierra".
Source: Irish Times - Draft climate change legislation to be published today contains several key changes that will tighten the States obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Source: Peruvian Times - Local and international scientists will be meeting in Lima next week for a workshop on health in climate change, as well as water and air pollution.
Source: Reuters - Amendments to China's 1989 environmental protection law that will mean stiffer punishments for polluters have been submitted to the country's parliament for deliberation, official news agency Xinhua reported late on Monday.
Source: Vanguard - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has created a N1 billion fund to support climate change projects in African countries.
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Source: Wired - Apple is close to its goal of powering all its facilities 100 percent by renewable energy. Its corporate campuses and data centers are now at 94 percent renewable and rising. (In 2010 it was 35 percent.) The next step is to extend the efforts to its retail stores.
Source: ME NewsWire - Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya (KSV), the 2014 Zayed Future Energy Prize winner in the Global High School category for Asia, has partnered with 2014 SME finalist, SELCO India to implement its award-winning sustainability project.