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US Seen As Stalling On UN Climate Talks; Brazil, China Rule Out Deal Without Kyoto Pledge
2011-12-01 06:24:28

Environmental groups and government officials complained to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, warning that U.S. negotiators at this week´s U.N. climate talks in Durban, South Africa, risk portraying the U.S. as an obstruction to fighting global warming due to its stalling on critical issues. In two separate appeals, the groups warned that the U.S. could derail progress at the 192-party talks if it blocks moves toward a climate change fund, worth up to $100 billion per...

Climate Conference Commences With Divisions And Disappointment
2011-11-28 15:21:41

As the 2011 annual UN climate summit kicks off this week in Durban, South Africa, the EU and a coalition of smaller so-called 'climate-vulnerable´ island states are already up in arms over a number of political developments that they believe are unfavorable to global progress in fighting climate change. For starters, burgeoning economic powers India and Brazil have both joined the ranks of the wealthier nations in calling for a postponement of negotiations on a legally-binding deal...

2011-10-17 14:17:52

Climate change poses an immediate, grave and escalating threat to the health and security of people around the globe and must be tackled urgently, warned leading experts at a high-level meeting hosted by the BMJ (British Medical Journal) in London today. Opening the conference, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne urged governments around the world to limit the impact of climate change for a "cleaner, healthier, safer future for us all." "Climate knows no...

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2011-07-21 09:58:20

The United Nations persistently continues to struggle to forge an international accord on climate change issues as the problem continues to pose major threats to the future of peace and security, a senior UN official warned on Wednesday. Security Council members at UN agreed to disagree over whether they should address possible instability provoked by problems such as rising sea levels or competition over water resources. With the major powers in a deadlock, President Marcus Stephen of the...

2011-07-12 08:00:00

24 Hours of Reality event to be produced by The Climate Reality Project, formerly the Alliance for Climate Protection. WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Climate Reality Project (formerly the Alliance for Climate Protection) announced a new global campaign to broadcast the reality of the climate crisis and mobilize citizens to help solve it. The campaign kicks off with 24 Hours of Reality, a worldwide, live streamed event on September 14-15. During the 24...

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...

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...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin