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2009-08-07 12:15:00

The new global climate treaty, set to be agreed upon by the end of the year, needs strong commitments from wealthier nations to making drastic cuts in CO2 emissions by 2020.Without these , it "would defeat the whole purpose of the Copenhagen agreement," Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) told AFP in an phone interview.There has been a number of differing opinions on how deep the cuts should be, and the longer the topic is churned in the...

2009-07-27 09:26:55

Fossil coral data and temperature records derived from ice-core measurements have been used to place better constraints on future sea level rise, and to test sea level projections.The results are published today in Nature Geoscience and predict that the amount of sea level rise by the end of this century will be between 7- 82 cm "“ depending on the amount of warming that occurs "“ a figure similar to that projected by the IPCC report of 2007.Placing limits on the amount of sea...

2009-07-07 08:26:27

Suffering among the world's poorest people due to climate change is intensifying the need to find ways of adapting to warmer temperatures and potentially more droughts, floods and sea level rise, a University of Arizona professor wrote in a new report by the organization Oxfam International."Because the effects of climate change have unequal impacts, there is a clear need for strategies and funds for adaptation," Diana Liverman wrote in the foreword to Oxfam's July 6 report, "Suffering the...

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2009-07-01 12:37:08

On Tuesday, Denmark said negotiations on a new global climate deal were going "too slowly" and that the process needed to speed up in order to be prepared for the crucial UN summit less than six months away. "It is time for a frank and open dialogue so the participating countries can make clear their positions, their concerns," said Danish Climate Minister Connie Hedegaard. The United Nations is hoping to finish negotiations in Copenhagen by December for a new global warming treaty intended...

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2009-06-19 05:35:00

The US is already experiencing extreme weather, drought and heavy rainfall as a result of human-induced climate change, and the changes are likely to continue into the future, leading climate scientists reported on Wednesday. The report "Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States" forecasts hotter, drier conditions, resulting in "significant effects on the environment, agriculture and health" for the southwest region, according to experts from 13 US government science agencies,...

2009-04-15 12:07:00

Environmental and public health experts call for Americans to go "Meatless" on Mondays NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With World Health Day and Earth Day both in April, health and environmental advocates are calling on President Obama to take a page from history and proclaim national "meatless" days, as three of his predecessors in office have done. Watch the Meatless Monday video here. Presidents Wilson, Truman and Roosevelt all instituted national meatless days in order to...

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2009-04-07 13:00:00

A poll of scientists, released on Tuesday, showed that global warming is likely to overshoot a 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit rise, seen by the European Union and many developing nations as a trigger for "dangerous" change, Reuters reported. The evidence that mankind is to blame for climate change has grown stronger in the past two years, according to 9 of the 11 experts, who were among the authors of the final summary by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007 (IPCC). The...

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2009-04-02 14:15:00

According to a green ranking of stimulus plans released Thursday, Germany and U.S. economic recovery plans are more climate friendly that those in France, Britain or Italy, but all fall short of what is needed to avoid dangerous levels of global warming.A G-20 summit is being held in London on Thursday with the world's largest economies in an attempt to align efforts to combat global recession."These packages amounting to billions of dollars provide a clear opportunity to shift to a more...

2009-03-30 10:18:00

WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A two-day summit on climate change that is bringing together top scientists, members of Congress, Obama administration officials, business leaders, state government officials, and representatives of nongovernmental organizations kicked off today at the National Academy of Sciences. The summit -- which launches America's Climate Choices, an NAS project that will generate a series of congressionally-requested reports -- will lay the groundwork...

2009-03-23 12:10:00

SAN DIEGO, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of California, San Diego, a world leader in climate change research, has announced it will offer an innovative program on climate change and its impact on business. "The ROI for Going Green" will provide participants with a basic understanding of climate change, and what strategies businesses and investors can employ to increase their bottom line. In response to the increasing interest in climate change, Scripps Institution of Oceanography...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
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