climate change

Marrakesh Talks Tangle Over Cash to Cushion Climate Impacts for Poor

By Megan Rowling MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 17  – The Marrakesh climate talks may not deliver a substantial boost for international funding to help poorer countries cope with the worsening floods, droughts, storms and rising seas brought by climate change, negotiators and development charities fear. A ministerial dialogue at the talks on Wednesday yielded little concrete

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Farm Impasse at Climate Talks Threatens Goal to End Hunger

By Megan Rowling MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 17- A lack of progress on agricultural issues at the U.N. climate talks in Morocco puts at risk efforts to help farmers adapt to climate change and meet a global goal to end hunger by 2030, the head of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said on Wednesday. Ahead

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Global Climate Change Action “Unstoppable” Despite Trump – UN’s Ban

MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 15  – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday action on climate change has become “unstoppable”, and he expressed hopes that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would drop plans to quit a global accord aimed at weaning the world off fossil fuels. At a meeting of almost 200 nations in Morocco to work

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As Climate Change Uproots Communities, Innovation Can Rescue Culture

By Laurie Goering MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 15  – When powerful Cyclone Heta hit the tiny Pacific island nation of Niue in 2004, it caused huge damage, including destroying 95 percent of the collection in Niue’s museum. Cultural losses like this are likely to increase as storms and floods super-charged by climate change cause more damage

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Thorny Issue of Who Will Pay for Climate Damage Simmers at U.N. Talks

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, Nov 11 – Bangladesh is set to make a splash at the U.N. climate talks in Morocco when experts and officials present a proposal for a national body to deal with the losses and damage the low-lying South Asian nation expects to suffer from climate change. The body, if established, would

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Vast Moroccan Solar Power Plant is Hard Act for Africa to Follow

By Alister Doyle OUARZAZATE, Morocco, Nov 5 – On the edge of the Sahara desert, Morocco is building one of the world’s biggest solar power plants in a project largely funded by the European Union. It is a hard success for other African nations to match as they seek to implement a new global deal

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Oil Majors Pledge $1 bln for Technologies to Fight Climate Change

By Karolin Schaps and Ron Bousso LONDON, Nov 4 – Some of the world’s biggest oil companies, including Saudi Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell, pledged on Friday to invest $1 billion to help fight climate change as a global deal to wean the world off fossil fuels came into force. The Oil and Gas Climate

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Greenhouse Gases Milestone Shows Need for Action – WMO

By Alister Doyle and Tom Miles OSLO/GENEVA, Oct 24 – Greenhouse gases rose to a symbolic milestone in 2015, taking climate change into a new phase which could last generations even if governments act to curb man-made global warming, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday. Globally averaged concentrations of carbon dioxide, the

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Nearly 200 Nations Agree on Binding Deal to Cut Greenhouse Gases

By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI, Oct 15 – Nearly 200 nations hammered out a legally binding deal to cut back on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners, a Rwandan minister announced to loud cheers on Saturday, in a major step against climate change. The deal, which includes the world’s two biggest economies, the United

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The New Environment-Friendly C4 Rice

Scientists are genetically modifying rice to withstand the ravages of climate change According to the International Rice Research Institute, each hectare of land (about 2.5 acres) used to cultivate rice in Asia provides food for 27 people. By 2050, that same hectare will need to feed 43 people. Read more: http://newsweekme.com/grain-elevator/ Social Streams

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