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Peruvian Deforestation- A Paradise Lost

19. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: mongabay.com - In 1988, when British environmentalist Norman Myers first described the concept of a “biodiversity hotspot” – an area with at least 0.5 percent or 1,500 endemic plants that has lost 70 percent of its primary vegetation – he could have been painting a picture of the highly threatened Peruvian Andes mountain range.

Guangdong adds 20 mln permits to China's biggest carbon market

19. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - Guangdong, the biggest of China's seven pilot carbon trading markets, will this year hand out around 6 percent more emission permits to companies than in 2013, potentially aggravating oversupply that sent prices tumbling earlier this year.

Why the world's biggest companies are investing in recycling

19. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: GreenBiz - Interest in recycling is looping back around. That’s evident from the launch of the Closed Loop Fund, a budding $100 million effort by a group of large companies to invest in recycling infrastructure and, in the process, put more recycled materials into manufacturing supply chains.

Kyocera, SPCG Mark Completion Of 257 MW Of Solar Power Projects In Thailand

19. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: Cleantechnica - A partnership between solar photovoltaic modules maker Kyocera and Thailand’s largest power utility has finally seen the completion of an ambitious project the companies undertook in 2010. The project’s completion marks an important milestone for the Southeast Asian country.

How the Game of Golf Adapts to Global Warming

19. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: Scientific American - Hot weather combined with intense downpours – one of the signature signs of a changing climate – has flummoxed duffers and greenskeepers alike on East Coast golf courses. But don't handicap them yet

In Ilocos Sur, farmers turn to organic farming

19. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: Philippine Information Agency - More than 200 farmers attended a training on making of organic fertilizers and pesticides from natural materials as part of the local government's climate change advocacy.

Two reports warn Los Angeles County residents of how climate change can affect health

19. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: LA Times - Respiratory illnesses, water quality, and mosquito- and rodent-related diseases will worsen across Los Angeles County in the next few decades because of climate change, according to two reports released Monday by public health officials.

Forest Service readies for new climate change system REDD+

19. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: Korea Herald - South Korea is to make an interim check on its progress in preventing forest degradation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions ― and gauge its readiness for the new climate change system.

Kenya’s forests of the future

19. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: Independent Online - When 61-year old Mercy Joshua was young, the vast forests of southeastern Kenya teemed with wildlife, but decades of unchecked deforestation by locals have devastated the land.

Economists Say South Asia Will Pay ‘Prohibitively High’ Price for Climate Change

19. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: Wall Street Journal - South Asia—with so much of its population destitute and dependent on the land for their livelihoods—stands to suffer “severe” economic and physical consequences from climate change, according to a report released today by the Asian Development Bank.

Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow, report says

18. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: LA Times - The Missouri River's stream flow has changed significantly over the last 50 years, leading to serious water shortages in Montana and Wyoming and flooding in the Dakotas, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released last month.

‘Climate Change May Lead to Tree Migration’

18. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: The New Indian Express - Climate change and global warming may cause plant migration and induce several other changes in plants, scientists have said. Affected plants may ‘sweat’ less, grow fewer leaves and show changes in budding and fruiting time, they have observed.

Brazil makes progress on saving forests, Indonesia risks setbacks

18. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - Brazil has made good progress in safeguarding the Amazon rainforest but Indonesia's plans for its forests could face setbacks under a new government, a report commissioned by top forest aid donor Norway said on Monday.

China's carbon plans: secrecy and oversupply darken outlook

18. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - As China lays down plans for a national carbon trading scheme, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases risks repeating mistakes made in carbon trading in Europe by flooding its pilot markets with free permits.

Solomons town first in Pacific to relocate due to climate change

18. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Under threat from rising sea levels and tsunamis, the authorities of a provincial capital in the Solomon Islands have decided to relocate from a small island in the first such case in the Pacific islands.

Colombia set to draft new climate law by November

18. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: RTCC - Latin American nation hopes tough environmental rules could assist its ambitions to gain OECD status

In China, Ban urges young people to drive global action

18. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: UN News Centre - At a special event on the occasion of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged young people everywhere to get involved and engaged in driving global action at this critical time in history.

China Confronts Its Coal Problem (editorial)

18. August 2014 - 15:59
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How Saurya EnerTech's purifier Swajal uses solar energy to give clean water at an affordable rate

18. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: Economic Times - What if India was able to provide clean drinking water to its poorest citizens at truly affordable rates?

Nouakchott faces perils of climate change

18. August 2014 - 15:59
Source: Al-Monitor - Nouakchott was simply a dream for the generation that participated in the establishment of the state of Mauritania.

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