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2009-06-02 15:14:40

Dozens of the world’s top scientific academies urged the United Nations on Monday to include the issue of ocean acidification in upcoming discussions aimed at establishing a global climate change treaty.

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2009-05-31 14:00:00

On Monday, a 192-nation UN forum will take its first look at a draft text for negotiations that will ultimately craft a global climate change pact.

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2009-05-27 05:50:00

The world’s largest carbon polluters made progress in talks on Tuesday on how to help poor nations that may be dramatically affected by climate change.

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2009-05-21 06:15:59

Recent climate change negotiations are delivering "encouraging developments," said the head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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2009-05-11 14:50:00

Most nations have submitted less-than-ambitious proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the months leading up to the UN convention on climate change in Copenhagen in December.

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2009-04-21 06:40:00

African nations are asking for billions to fight the threat of droughts, heat waves, and rising seas - all natural disasters they believe are imminent due to climate change.

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2009-04-17 08:30:00

It was announced on Thursday that the United States and Mexico are embarking on a new partnership to address climate change and will encourage environmentally-friendly forms of green living.

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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.

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2009-03-31 15:50:00

UN delegates discussed on Tuesday targeting several new industrial chemicals for inclusion in a climate treaty to succeed the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.

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2009-03-30 13:40:00

The environmental group Greenpeace said on Monday that carbon market prices could drop by a staggering 75 percent if credits for safeguarding forests are added to markets for industrial emissions.


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'.