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2012-03-31 07:51:32

At 8:30pm on Saturday evening local time, hundreds of millions of individuals, organizations and government officials across the globe will observe Earth Hour, an annual event to raise awareness of and to help combat global climate change, according to the event's official website. Earth Hour is organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and is held annually on the last Saturday in March. The event, which was first officially observed by WWF-Australia in 2007, calls on households,...

2011-12-07 22:21:34

A majority of Americans professing belief in God favor cooperative international efforts to combat climate change and the spread of nuclear weapons, says a new public opinion poll conducted jointly by the University of Maryland's Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) and its Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA). The nearly 1,500 Americans surveyed include large numbers of Catholics and Evangelicals. The study, Faith and Global Policy Challenges:...

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...

2011-11-02 21:55:41

Improves Electric Reliability; Negligible Impact on Manufacturers Maryland's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020 meets a series of benchmark tests set by state lawmakers, concludes a new pair of studies by the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER). The findings should help clear the way for adoption of a full Climate Action Plan next year, the researchers say. Maryland's 2009 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act ordered independent...

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2011-06-06 05:50:00

A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that emissions from fossil fuels, despite 20 years of effort, are going up instead of down, hitting record highs as climate negotiators gather to debate a new global warming accord, reports the Associated Press (AP). It is one of several pieces of bad news facing delegates from about 180 countries heading to Bonn, Germany, for two weeks of talks beginning Monday. Another strike against curbing emissions is the tsunami-triggered...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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