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2011-01-05 08:20:00

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR; BMV: ASUR) (ASUR), today announced that total passenger traffic for December 2010 decreased by 0.1% when compared to December 2009. All figures in this announcement reflect comparisons between December 1 through December 31, 2009 and 2010. Transit and general aviation passengers are excluded. Domestic -------- Airport...

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2010-12-15 06:25:17

A new international deal on global warming was reached in Cancun on December 11, easing the minds of environmentalists worried that another summit would end with no agreement, but casting a shadow over the issue is the political shift in the United States where legislative climate efforts stalled in 2010. President Barack Obama's administration played an active role in bringing the climate deal together, which pledged deep cuts in carbon emissions blamed for climate change and set up a new...

2010-12-13 14:07:16

The climate summit in Cancun, Mexico, last week agreed a package that will set up a new green climate fund for adapting to climate change, transferring technology to developing countries and reducing emissions by avoiding deforestation and forest degradation. Although countries made voluntary commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, they acknowledged that they still fall short of what climate scientists say is needed to keep the global average temperature rise below...

2010-12-13 11:01:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16), which concluded December 10 in Cancun, Mexico, the international aviation industry was recognized for its commitment and vision to address climate change. "We are an industry unlike any other sector," said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. "Few state delegations at last year's climate talks in Copenhagen were aware of...

2010-12-13 00:00:41

CIEL today said a package of decisions reached in climate talks in Cancun reaffirmed the multilateral process and made important steps forward in that process. While the compromise falls short of what is ultimately needed, the agreement resurrects the multilateral process and has some of the main elements necessary for moving forward. Cancun, Mexico (PRWEB) December 11, 2010 As climate talks ended today with an important package of decisions, the Center for International Environmental Law...

2010-12-08 11:00:00

Escaping The Climate Energy Trap CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Few things divide rich from poor like access to affordable energy. In this 21st century it has been estimated that 1.4 billion people lack access to electricity while 3 billion people cook with solid fuel. On Wednesday, December 8, CFACT transported COP16 delegates, press and observers to the Mexican village of La Libertad, where people cook, heat and live without electricity. La Libertad presents a...

2010-12-08 00:00:42

The Center for International Environmental Law today announced that it will present the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a coalition of 42 small islands and low-lying coastal countries from all oceans and regions of the world, with CIEL's 2010 Frederick R. Anderson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Addressing Climate Change. The award will be presented today in Cancun, Mexico in conjunction with the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework...

2010-12-06 09:26:00

CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly all those gathered for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun believe that real international action on climate change will not happen without strong public support, yet most also believe that the general public doesn't understand the meaning of "climate change," according to a survey this week by the Government of Mexico and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. More than 500 accredited COP16/CMP6 attendees...

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2010-12-06 08:45:00

"Compromise" and "hope" were the words being used to describe the ongoing UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, as negotiators have reported genuine progress entering the final week of the conference. According to Arthur Max of the Associated Press, "More countries are expected this week to pledge specific actions to limit carbon emissions over the next decade," and according to BBC News Environmental Correspondent Richard Black, the second week of the talks amongst members of the 193 nation...

2010-12-06 08:20:00

MEXICO CITY, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR; BMV: ASUR) (ASUR), today announced that total passenger traffic for November 2010 increased by 1.0% when compared to November 2009. All figures in this announcement reflect comparisons between November 1 through November 30, 2009 and 2010. Transit and general aviation passengers are excluded. Domestic --------...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'