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2010-08-22 09:55:00

A U.N. board that oversees a $2.7 billion market intended to cut heat-trapping gases has agreed to take steps that could lead to reining in what European and U.S. environmentalists call a gigantic scam.

2010-08-20 10:34:00

LONDON and WASHINGTON, Aug.

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2010-08-02 12:25:00

A climate bill failing in the US Senate could cause a strain on international negotiations that began today on a new agreement to try and maintain the global warming crisis.

2010-07-02 11:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Certified Emissions Reduction Units (CERs) for the destruction of HFC-23 represent over 1/2 of the CDM credits issued to date. The CDM's HFC-23 projects pay 65-75 times more for HFC-23 destruction than the manufacturers pay.

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2010-06-11 06:00:00

The Earth is heading for an over 5-degree Fahrenheit warming trend by the year 2100 despite promises to curb carbon emissions, according to a study released during UN talks on Thursday.

2010-06-10 05:00:00

JOHANNESBURG, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Lemnis Lighting(TM), through its South African subsidiary Lemnis Lighting Africa, has been selected by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in liaison with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Department of Energy, Department of Tourism, Central Energy Fund, Eskom and the Local Organizing Committee, to be a key contributor in helping to offset the carbon emissions generated as a result of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. The DEA's initiative...

2010-06-08 13:07:00

BONN, Germany, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow: The climate talks are back, this time in Bonn, Germany, where the UN is having a tough time escaping the aftermath of its failed negotiations in Copenhagen.

2010-06-01 08:37:00

MEXICO CITY, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Marcelo Ebrard, Mayor of Mexico City and chair of the World Mayor's Council on Climate Change, will host a summit of mayors from around the world in Mexico City on November 21, 2010, with the goal of creating a new advocacy and action mechanism for cities to address global climate change.

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2010-05-17 11:49:59

According to recent media reports, Costa Rica's Christiana Figueres is to be the new head of the UN climate convention.

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2010-05-01 06:50:00

In an attempt to revive global talks on climate that were left in shambles after the UN summit in Copenhagen in December, three dozen plus environment ministers will meet near Bonn, Germany on Sunday.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.