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2011-08-17 22:13:57

The continuing increase in the level of carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gases" in the Earth's atmosphere has been identified as a cause for serious concern because it may radically accelerate changes in the Earth's climate. Developing an effective strategy for managing the planet's greenhouse gases is complicated by the many and varied sources of such gases, some natural, some man-made, as well as the mechanisms that capture and "sequester" the gases. A new report sponsored by the...

2010-10-25 11:10:00

Award Recognizes City's Achievement in Addressing Climate Change PITTSBURGH, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of its continual work to measure and reduce greenhouse gases, Pittsburgh has received a "Milestone Five" Award from ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability. In ICLEI's Five Milestone program, local governments commit to inventory greenhouse emissions, set realistic reduction goals, develop and implement hands-on climate action plans that yield results, and...

2010-05-13 12:47:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A final rule issued today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dramatically raise the level of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from stationary sources - including refineries, power plants and other manufacturers - that can be regulated under the Clean Air Act is unlawful and should be scrapped, according to NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association. "It's the job of federal agencies like EPA to regulate, not...

2010-05-12 12:00:00

MONTREAL and VICTORIA, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CN has pioneered a modal shift protocol that will create new carbon offset project opportunities for British Columbia's transportation sector, CN President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Mongeau announced today. Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT), a Crown corporation and leading provider of offsets in British Columbia (B.C.), has agreed to recognize the protocol for modal shift offset projects in B.C. The modal shift protocol allows companies...

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2010-04-12 08:30:00

A meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) over the weekend once again highlighted the differences of opinions between nations that have been ongoing since the December 2009 Copenhagen conference. The meeting, which was held in Bonn, Germany and lasted from Friday through early Monday morning, saw countries squabbling over minor policy issues, such as negotiation methods for future conferences and how to recognize and incorporate the last-minute deal that came out of...

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2010-04-06 06:15:00

Countries are gathering this week to restore faith in the U.N. process for combating climate change after the bitter memories of the Copenhagen summit. Negotiators plan to meet in Bonn from Friday to Sunday for the first official talks under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since the Copenhagen summit. Their first task will be to see what place climate change now has on the world political agenda. Disappointment or disillusion swept many capitals when 120 heads of...

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2010-03-31 12:11:51

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has announced that 75 countries, which combined account for over 80-percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, have agreed to eliminate or reduce carbon emissions within the next decade. The report, announced by the UNFCCC on Wednesday, states that the pledges were made under the Copenhagen Accord, which has established the goal of cutting carbon pollution and holding global warming to just over 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit....

2009-12-18 08:36:00

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens of Hopenhagen gathered in City Hall Square with Mayors from around the world to mark WWF's Earth Hour Hopenhagen in a show of support for reaching a global deal on climate change. As the lights were switched off, West Wing actor Bradley Whitford made a moving declaration of hope to the assembled crowd: "On behalf of my children and my children's children, I hope our leaders have the imagination and vision to face the issue of a lifetime."...

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2009-11-29 08:17:19

On Friday, French and British premiers Nicolas Sarkozy and Gordon Brown gave their thumbs up to a global program that would provide the world's poorest nations with billions of dollars in aid to help them reduce their carbon emissions.  Both European leaders say that donations from the wealthiest nations to less developed countries should be an integral part of the new climate treaty which U.N. leaders hope to stitch together in Copenhagen next month. At a heads of state meeting in...

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2009-11-09 10:05:00

The G20 nations did not reach an agreement on how to disperse climate finance, even though they agreed on Saturday to uphold stimulus procedures that continue to plague an "uneven" worldwide economy. The 20 countries pledged to work for an "ambitious outcome" at December's very important Copenhagen climate change symposium, but did not meet their goal of approving how to dole out endowment to impoverished countries. "We committed to take action to tackle the threat of climate change and work...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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