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2012-01-19 17:57:14

While last month's climate negotiations in Durban made incremental progress toward helping farmers adapt to climate change and reduce agriculture's climate footprint, a group of international agriculture experts, writing in the January 20 issue of Science magazine, urges scientists to lay the groundwork for more decisive action on global food security in environmental negotiations in 2012.

Durban Day 2: Climate Talks Further Plagued By Canadian Intransigence
2011-11-29 15:23:17

In only the second day of talks at the 2011 UN climate conference in Durban,, another ominous development has taken center stage, further heightening tensions and fears of another flop similar to the 2009 Copenhagen summit.

2011-08-18 22:25:08

Fluorinated hydrocarbons are potent greenhouse gases, emission of which must be reduced under the Kyoto Protocol.

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2011-07-21 09:58:20

The United Nations persistently continues to struggle to forge an international accord on climate change issues as the problem continues to pose major threats to the future of peace and security, a senior UN official warned on Wednesday.

2011-06-01 12:48:00

Standard approach for accounting and reporting greenhouse gas emissions will boost cities ability to access funding and implement actions SAO PAULO, Brazil, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, announced today at the C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo that the two organizations will establish a global standard for accounting and reporting community-scale greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that...

2011-01-06 12:50:12

For global warming policy, the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference (Copenhagen Summit) was a major disappointment. Designed to negotiate a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012, the Summit concluded without a binding agreement because of deep divisions on the distribution of emissions reductions and costs.

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2010-12-12 09:10:00

Delegates at the UN climate summit in Cancun have reached an agreement to curb climate change, including a massive fund to aid developing countries.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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