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United States Submits its Climate Action Plan ahead of 2015 Paris Agreement

newsroom.unfccc.int - Bonn, 31 March 2015 – The United States has submitted its new climate action plan to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) ...

Towards the Development of the Programme on Sustainable Food Systems (SFSP)

fao.org - Pursuant to the enhanced Memorandum of Understanding signed on September 24th 2014 between the Director-General of FAO and the Executive Director of UNEP, FAO and UNEP are jointly developing a prog...

Vote for Your Favourite Slogan! - World Environment Day 2015 #WED2015

unep.org - The well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources. Evidence is building that peopl...

UN News - Deputy UN chief calls for ‘hydro-diplomacy’ as world faces growing water shortages

un.org - 30 March 2015 – The international community must gear up for a new era of “hydro-diplomacy” as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunte...

Tougher climate pledges ‘could save millions of lives’

rtcc.org - Goals to clean up energy production and transport will also cut air pollution and save countries billions in fossil fuel imports Over 100,000 deaths linked to air pollution will be avoided every ye...

Greyhound carcasses found dumped in Queensland, Australia

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bbc.co.uk - Australian police and animal charity, the Australian RSPCA, are investigating the discovery of at least 55 greyhound carcasses found dumped in bushland. The decomposing carcasses were discovered ne...

Bengal famine: Remembering WW2's forgotten disaster

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bbc.co.uk - In 1943, during World War Two, Bengal in British-run India was hit with a severe shortage of food. Following the Japanese occupation of Burma, the Allied forces had halted the movement of food in t...

Mapping a brighter future for Nairobi's slums

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bbc.co.uk - Mapping and app technology is allowing residents living in Nairobi's Mathare slum to report land disputes and waste management and infrastructure problems. The app, developed by start-up Spatial Co...

Care system 'gets biggest shake-up in 60 years'

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bbc.co.uk - Major changes to the care system in England are being introduced on Wednesday in what is being dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years. The Care Act 2014 includes rights for those receiving care a...

US makes climate pledge to UN

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bbc.co.uk - The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025. It made the formal offer to the UN as a step towards a global deal in Paris in December. The EU has alrea...

India: Police enforce beef ban with cow 'mugshots'

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bbc.co.uk - Police in one Indian state have told cattle owners to submit photographs of their livestock to help them enforce a new ban on selling beef. Officers in the city of Malegaon, in the western Maharash...

Bill Nye Wants You To Get Out There And Explore America's National Parks

huffingtonpost.com - Bill Nye has a simple explanation when asked why Americans should be grateful for our national parks: "They're precious, they're priceless and they need to be preserved." He was recently appointed ...

U.S. Commits To Slashing Emissions Up To 28 Percent By 2025

huffingtonpost.com - WASHINGTON – The United States officially submitted its emissions-cutting target to the United Nations on Tuesday morning, formalizing its commitment to reducing emissions 26 to 28 percent below 20...

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Video shows last seconds of Germanwings flight before crash: Bild

reuters.com - World | Wed Apr 1, 2015 3:44am EDT Video shows last seconds of Germanwings flight before crash: Bild

US, Russia Submit Goals To Reduce Carbon Emissions

lse.co.uk - Washington (Alliance News) - The US, the world's second largest carbon dioxide polluter, and Russia joined the first round of global climate declarations on Tuesday, setting goals to reduce greenho...

U.S. Announces Target To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

npr.org - Today the White House delivered an ambitious target for cutting emissions of greenhouse gases. Those gases contribute to climate change. The commitment is part of a global effort to forge a new tre...

With fins off the menu, shark slaughter is ebbing

csmonitor.com - • This article originally appeared at Yale Environment 360, a publication of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Sharks are our seniors by about 450 million years. Yet in the last ...

How do you measure emissions locked in fossil fuel reserves?

greenbiz.com - In a surprise move, Shell, one of the world’s largest oil companies, recently voiced support for a shareholder resolution requiring better disclosure of climate change risks to its business. The mo...

Mexico Becomes First Developing Country to Release New Climate Plan (INDC)

wri.org - In 2012, Mexico became the first developing country to pass comprehensive climate change legislation. Last week, it built on its tradition of leadership by becoming the first developing country to ...

Obama administration, citing climate risks, plans steep cuts in greenhouse-gas pollution

washingtonpost.com - Silhouetted against the sky at dusk, emissions spew from the smokestacks at Westar Energy’s Jeffrey Energy Center coal-fired power plant near St. Mary’s, Kan. (Charlie Riedel/AP) The Obama administ...

White House Announces Big Climate Change Goals Ahead of Paris Summit

foreignpolicy.com - The United States has outlined its plan to trim greenhouse gas emissions by up to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025, setting the stage for a huge international climate change conference in Paris ...

U.S. Unveils Plans to Cut Greenhouse Gases

news.nationalgeographic.com - The U.S. joins more than 30 other countries—including Mexico, Russia, all European Union members, Switzerland, and Norway—in meeting an April 1 deadline to unveil how they would meet specific emiss...

Obama's New Climate Change Plan in Two Charts

bloomberg.com - The White House just pitched to the United Nations a detailed statement of its goals for cutting climate pollution and how it expects to meet them.  By the end of the day, developed countries were ...

Will US partisanship block a global climate accord?

csmonitor.com - Washington — In an official plan submitted to the United Nations Tuesday, President Obama formally promised to cut US greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent over the next 10 years. Obama's pledg...

ScottishGovernment - News - Fife scoops euro millions for regeneration

news.scotland.gov.uk - An £11 million injection of European funding will help regenerate north east Fife, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil said today. The funding allows work to start on the University of St Andrews’ £...

National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com

ngm.nationalgeographic.com - Two veterinarians and a ranger hold a tiger cub after amputating its leg. The cub had been trapped in a snare in Aceh Province, Indonesia. In addition to wire snares, poachers use box traps, guns, ...

This Is How The U.S. Plans To Tackle Climate Change In The Next Decade And Beyond

thinkprogress.org - by Ari Phillips Posted on March 31, 2015 at 8:00 am Updated: March 31, 2015 at 11:55 am "This Is How The U.S. Plans To Tackle Climate Change In The Next Decade And Beyond" Tuesday, March 31 is the ...

Whale watchers spot fourth newborn among endangered

theguardian.com - The endangered population of killer whales that spend time in Washington state waters is experiencing a baby boom with a fourth baby orca documented this winter. The newborn was spotted on Monday b...

Subsidies to industries that cause deforestation worth 100 times more than aid to prevent it

theguardian.com - Brazil and Indonesia spent over 100 times more in subsidies to industries that cause deforestation than they received in international conservation aid to prevent it, according to a report by the O...

Barack Obama pledges greenhouse gas emissions cuts

politico.com - The Obama administration formally pledged Tuesday that the U.S. will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 28 percent over the next decade — the opening salvo in an eight-month sprint towa...

US makes historic climate pledge, targets emissions cuts of up to 28%

rtcc.org - White House joins EU, Mexico, Norway and Switzerland in making contribution to 2015 climate deal public The US government has confirmed it will target a 26-28% drop in greenhouse gas emissions by 2...

Here's what President Obama just promised the world in the fight against climate change

motherjones.com - This morning, hours ahead of a looming deadline, the United States released its formal submission to the United Nations in preparation for global climate talks that will take place in Paris later t...

Justice still being sought for murders of Peruvian forest campaigners

theguardian.com - “I had hoped to see his body, but I haven’t been able to yet. I haven’t even been able to see his bones. Everything was destroyed by animals.” That’s Diana Rios Rengifo speaking about her father, J...

STATEMENT: Distinguished Experts Respond to U.S. Proposed Climate Commitment

wri.org - In response to the United States’ submission of its proposed climate action plan to the United Nations, known as its “intended nationally determined contribution” (INDC), World Resources Institute ...

STATEMENT: WRI Says U.S. Climate Commitment is "Serious and Achievable"

wri.org - The United States submitted its proposed climate action plan, known as its “intended nationally determined contribution” (INDC) for inclusion in the global climate agreement to be finalized in Pari...

STATEMENT: WRI Reacts to U.S. Proposed International Climate Commitment

wri.org - The United States submitted its proposed climate action plan, known as its “intended nationally determined contribution” (INDC) for inclusion in the global climate agreement to be finalized in Pari...

Obama Offers Major Blueprint on Climate Change

nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday morning unveiled President Obama’s blueprint for cutting United States greenhouse gas pollution by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, par...

Paris Contributions Map @WorldResources

cait.wri.org - The CAIT Paris Contributions Map enables you to explore, compare, and assess the transparency of mitigation information provided by Parties in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (IN...

This drug, banned in Europe, Russia and China, may be in your lunch

blogs.reuters.com - If you eat meat in any country in the European Union, or even in China or Russia, you don’t have to worry about getting a dash of ractopamine with your pork or beef. All these nations ban the use o...

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