environment

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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One in Seven Children Suffer High Air Pollution: UNICEF

OSLO, Oct 31 – Almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, mostly in South Asia, and their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Monday. UNICEF called on almost 200 governments, which will meet in Morocco from Nov. 7-18

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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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Nations Seek Rapid Ratification of Paris Climate Deal, 4-Year Lock

By Alister Doyle OSLO, April 10  – Many nations are pushing for swift ratification of a Paris agreement to slow climate change and lock it in place for four years before a change in the White House next year that might bring a weakening of Washington’s long-term commitment. More than 130 nations with 60 leaders

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Pakistan Cuts Forest Loss

By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio AHMEDABAD, Pakistan, March 14 – I n her home in the remote Hunza valley, Gul Mehreen smiles as she places a tea kettle on the electric stove in her immaculate kitchen. As she makes tea for guests, the farmer jokes about “how amazingly enjoyable” cooking has become since a

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Climate Change Summit Forges Landmark Accord

By Alister Doyle and Barbara Lewis PARIS, Dec 13 – The global climate summit in Paris forged a landmark agreement on Saturday, setting the course for a historic transformation of the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy within decades in a bid to arrest global warming. After four years of fraught U.N. talks often pitting the interests

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Against All Odds

Sea turtles find it harder to beat mounting challenges in Lebanon BY Mostapha Raad She glides by you with such grace, flapping her flipper-like legs effortlessly. Time gets suspended as you watch this magnificent colorful sea creature fly next to you underwater and you find yourself holding your breath despite a full tank of oxygen

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Smog Chokes Chinese, Indian Capitals as Climate Talks Begin

BEIJING/NEW DELHI, Nov 30 – The capitals of the world’s two most populous nations, China and India, were blanketed in hazardous, choking smog on Monday as climate change talks began in Paris, where leaders of both countries are leading participants. China’s capital Beijing maintained an “orange” pollution alert, the second-highest level, on Monday, closing highways,

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