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Source: Reuters - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared closely divided on Monday as it weighed whether the administration of President Barack Obama exceeded its authority when crafting the nation's first greenhouse gas emissions regulations.
Source: DAWN - By 2030, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, which serves the capital and is about five kilometres from the seafront, will be under water.
Source: Guardian - 17 volcanoes since 2000 account for up to 15% of the difference between predicted and observed warming this century
Source: BusinessGreen - The UN's carbon trading mechanism needs an "imaginative, even bold response" following a drop in the number of new project submissions last year and a fall in demand for carbon offset credits.
Source: Huffington Post - The next report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an international group of scientists and government policymakers, will focus on managing the risks of a warming planet, according to the report's co-chair.
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek - The UN Green Climate Fund, set up to help finance projects that cut emissions in poorer nations and help them adapt to a warming planet, will pay at least a quarter of its money to the most vulnerable nations.
Source: Reuters - Natural disasters including droughts, floods and earthquakes cost China 421 billion yuan ($69 bln) in 2013, official data showed on Monday, nearly double the total in the previous year.
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Source: The Australian - Tough market conditions threatening the Kyoto Protocols Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) require an imaginative, even bold response, members of the CDM executive board heard from their new chair this week.
Source: Reuters - Eruptions of at least 17 volcanoes since 2000, including Nabro in Eritrea, Kasatochi in Alaska and Merapi in Indonesia, ejected sulfur whose sun-blocking effect had been largely ignored until now by climate scientists, it said.
Source: Reuters - Scientists said the Pine Island Glacier, which carries more water to the sea than the Rhine River, also thinned 8,000 years ago at rates comparable to the present, in a melt that lasted for decades, perhaps for centuries.
Source: Reuters - The U.S. Supreme Court considers on Monday whether President Barack Obama's administration overstepped its authority by imposing new regulations to reduce pollution in response to climate change.
Source: Boston Globe - The use of wind, solar, and other renewable energy resources will increase significantly over the next few decades, but fossil fuels such as oil, coal, and natural gas likely will continue to dominate the energy mix and drive the global economy, said Daniel Yergin, one of the worlds foremost energy experts.
Source: Live Science - Can the world promote economic development while still halting climate change?
It's a complicated question, but a new study suggests that so far, humanity isn't doing so well at meeting both goals at the same time.
Source: CNN - When Barack Obama took office in 2009, it was clear that if he could do four big things, his presidency would probably be judged a success.
Source: Tanzania Daily News - TIB Development Bank and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation have signed an agreement for financing the Pico-solar PV lighting applications in the Lake Zone.
Source: Sudan Vision Daily - The recent trends of increasing global temperatures and incidences of extreme climate events in Africamainly droughts and floodsare likely to continue. These severe climate events demonstrate the level and depth of the impact that climate change has on African economies.
Source: Bloomberg - Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc, the largest lender in Japan, expects to fund clean energy projects in 2014 at the same level as last year with solar the main destination for investment in Japan.
Source: UN News - The next wave of investment and innovation in Africa will be driven by the need for new energy resources, wealth generation and job creation, the head of the United Nations environment agency told regional leaders, making a case for the need to place value on natural resources.