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Signs Of Progress In Durban As Climate Talks Draw To A Close
2011-12-09 05:59:40

Despite a rough a start, reports are emerging from Durban that the UN climate conference may be making progress towards a legally binding deal in 2015, as poor nations form strategic partnerships with a number of wealthier countries. With talks scheduled to conclude today, one EU delegate expressed optimism that a proposed “road map” for reaching a binding agreement to cut carbon emissions by 2015 was gaining momentum. While Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent made a...

2011-12-06 10:16:00

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Health Care Without Harm: International health leaders in Durban for the global climate talks have called on negotiators to push for the most ambitious commitments possible, warning that the direction of current negotiations risks the lives of billions of people around the globe. Over 200 leaders from more than 30 countries have issued a Declaration and Call to Action following a Global Climate...

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...

Durban Day 2: Climate Talks Further Plagued By Canadian Intransigence
2011-11-29 15:23:17

In only the second day of talks at the 2011 UN climate conference in Durban,, another ominous development has taken center stage, further heightening tensions and fears of another flop similar to the 2009 Copenhagen summit. After signaling for some time that they would take a harder, more conservative position in upcoming negotiations, it now seems probable that Canadian leaders may pull out of the Kyoto protocol altogether. Moreover, inside sources indicate that they may decline...

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...

Optimism, Warnings Ahead Of Next Week’s UN Climate Talks
2011-11-23 06:03:56

The Obama administration expressed optimism on Tuesday about next week´s U.N. climate discussions in Durban, South Africa, but stopped short of raising hopes a binding commitment on greenhouse gas emissions could be reached. Experts say the contentious 2009 Copenhagen summit has cast a shadow over the upcoming Durban meetings (COP17), and could result in a potential breakup of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the only agreement setting legal curbs on greenhouse gas emissions. Supporters of...

2011-11-07 06:00:00

XIANYANG, China, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ GM: BSPM) ("Biostar" or "the Company"), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of pharmaceutical and health supplement products for a variety of diseases and conditions, today announced that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ronghua Wang, will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2011 CEO Summit, which will take place from November 11 ? 12, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii....

2011-10-12 17:40:00

Creator of discredited "hockey stick" chart caused U.S., world much harm, says Minnesota Majority MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael Mann was welcomed to Minneapolis today by a group of demonstrators who blame Dr. Mann's research and publications for damage to the U.S. and world economies and fostering distrust in scientists. The demonstrators believe Mann's oft-referenced work to prove anthropogenic global warming theory is fraudulent and showed up at the...

2011-09-22 10:00:00

New Multi-Year Campaign to Combat Famine Will Help Raise Awareness, Press World Leaders NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the anti-poverty advocacy group ONE announced a new multi-year campaign to address the famine in Somalia and the wider crisis in the Horn of Africa. The commitment announcement was made at a press conference at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York, which brings together global leaders to develop and implement workable...

2011-09-19 19:01:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mike Huckabee - who will address the biggest conference countering the expected Israel-bashing-fest at the UN's Durban III "anti-racism" gathering Thursday - said today that the world body is dabbling in "politics dressed up as human rights." Huckabee will join 17 other top names - among them former U.S. ambassador to the UN John Bolton and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel - at the day-long "counter conference" titled "The Perils...