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2009-12-03 14:29:05

A delegation of more than 20 indigenous teens, women, elders and shamen heading to historic Copenhagen climate talks today offered the world self-created video evidence and testimonials of climate change problems in their far-flung home communities. The videos include scenes of cows and zebra dead or dying of drought in Kenya; parched landscapes and stunted crop growth in Cameroon; destructive, unseasonal summer downpours in Peru, and a dry, rerouted river in the Philippines among other...

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2009-12-03 12:45:00

A NASA climate expert sparked controversy on Thursday when he said that he hoped international climate talks in Copenhagen this month would fail. In an interview with the UK's Guardian, James Hansen, Director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said it would be better for Copenhagen talks to fail in their effort to create an international legally binding agreement to cut greenhouse emissions. "I would rather it not happen if people accept that as being the right track because it's...

2009-12-02 13:54:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As world leaders and environmental advocates from around the globe converge in Copenhagen, Denmark to establish a new climate protocol, Planet Green, Treehugger.com and PlanetGreen.com will be on the ground for a comprehensive view of this pivotal event beginning December 7th. On-air and online, the network and its digital platforms will take the pulse of the COP15 with wrap up analysis of the news of the day, commentary from environmental...

2009-12-02 04:16:00

LONDON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With future investments in clean technology heavily dependant on the outcome of the 15th Conference of Parties (COP 15) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the private sector waits to hear what target the world leaders will commit to and what mitigation actions developing countries will undertake. Without the legislation and international agreements private companies will be timid in making large scale investments in clean technologies,...

2009-11-30 13:29:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Global public relations leader Porter Novelli today announced a strategic partnership with the Copenhagen Climate Council on a shared mission to help combat climate change. Through a massive, worldwide social media effort to raise support for, and awareness of, the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15), the partnership hopes to drive a broad mandate among a diverse global audience in support of a binding agreement to...

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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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2009-11-27 07:15:00

With the burden of his own promises weighing heavily on his shoulders, President Barack Obama will soon be on his way the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen in little more than a week.  Facing a Congress that continues to cast a critical eye at a multinational climate treaty, he will likely have difficulties delivering on his vows to take action against global warming. On December 9, Obama will set off for Denmark's historical capital city with an American offer to curb US carbon...

2009-11-24 23:01:00

COPENHAGEN, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Copenhagen Climate Council (CCC) today announced a momentous eleventh-hour effort to mobilize the strongest possible public mandate for an ambitious and binding agreement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP15, in Copenhagen this December. By launching i speak earth, the CCC is encouraging citizens worldwide to take action against climate change and to share the call for action with family and friends through social media. The i...

2009-11-23 05:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- COP15, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, is only two weeks away. Want to know who's comin' to the party, who's drinking the spiked Kool-Aid, and who's the dud in the corner? Grist has you covered. Starting today, and running through the conclusion of the conference on December 18, a special Grist series called "How Focked Are We?" will deliver in-depth, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the COP15 summit at...

2009-11-18 14:17:05

Alarmed by a substantial oversight in the global climate talks leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next month, more than 60 of the world's most prominent agricultural scientists and leaders underscored how the almost total absence of agriculture in the agreement could lead to widespread famine and food shortages in the years ahead. Signatories of a statement issued by leading thinkers in development include five World Food Prize laureates, former heads of...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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