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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 --------...

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2010-12-03 06:15:00

The year 2010 is on track to be one of the three hottest years on record, capping off a record-setting decade that provides further evidence that the planet is warming, said the United Nation's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Thursday during climate talks in Cancun, Mexico. "2010 is almost certain to be in the top three warmest years on record," said WMO Secretary General Michel Jarraud during a press conference. "The decade from 2001 to 2010 has set a new record, it will be the...

2010-12-02 12:41:00

CRAWLEY, England, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- British Airways recently announced that it is to increase the number of scheduled flights it operates to Cancun in Mexico to three a week following its popularity with customers. Shortly after the inaugural British Airways flight to Cancun touched down in Mexico's most important tourist destination, chief finance officer Keith Williams told guests at a gala dinner to mark the occasion that customer demand had led the airline to increase flight...

2010-12-01 12:14:00

CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As COP16, the UN conference on climate change, opens in Cancun, Mexico, CFACT's delegation has arrived to inject some badly needed scientific and policy realism into the talks. "So much alarmism has been exposed and there has already been so much fraud and waste uncovered surrounding this issue," said Craig Rucker, CFACT's Executive Director, "but thankfully the citizens of the world have caught on just in time. Will our...

2010-11-27 00:00:49

The gathering will showcase the depth and breadth of business commitment to action against climate change and outline what businesses are already doing and how governmental leadership and civil society collaboration can help to accelerate and scale impact. Cancun, Mexico (Vocus) November 26, 2010 On the opening day of the Sixteenth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP16), COP16 host President Felipe Calderón of Mexico, the UNFCCC Executive...

2010-11-24 08:00:00

CANCUN, Mexico, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CFACT, the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, will feature two prominent experts on climate science and policy at COP 16, the UN conference on climate change which convenes next week in Cancun. Lord Christopher Monckton will be in Cancun December 1 - 10. Dr. Roy Spencer will be in Cancun December 6 - 10. Both will be available (allowing for travel) before and after Cancun. Last year COP 15 in Copenhagen ended without...

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2010-11-23 13:30:00

China admitted on Tuesday to being the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter, as it called on the U.S. to ensure climate change talks make progress next week. Xie Zhenhua, China's top climate change official, said at a briefing ahead of the U.N. talks in Mexico that "our emissions volume now stands at number one in the world." Chinese officials had not clearly acknowledged the nation's world-leading emissions, which had nevertheless been confirmed by scientists and international...

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2010-11-23 06:05:00

United Nations leaders will insist on solid results from the upcoming Cancun climate summit as global warming accelerates, an event organizer with the UN said Monday. The next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on global warming will be much worse than the last one, Robert Orr, UN secretary general for planning, told AFP. He said that negotiators attending the Cancun summit "need to remind themselves, the longer we delay, the more we will pay both in terms of lives and in...

2010-11-22 10:29:00

Carbonfund.org Calls for U.S. to Stay Home from U.N. Climate Negotiations, Urges Rest of the World to Make a Deal SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carbonfund.org, the leading U.S. nonprofit climate change solutions organization, is calling for the U.S. to stay out of the way of international climate negotiations which begin November 29 in Cancun, Mexico. The organization is encouraging participating countries to extend the Kyoto Protocol-set to expire in 2012-or...