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US, China unveil Ambitious Climate Change Goals

by Associated Press  (Nov. 11, 2014)

The United States and China unveiled ambitious targets Wednesday to reduce greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum into the global fight against climate change ahead of a make-or-break treaty to be finalized next year. President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would move much faster in cutting pollution, with a goal to ...

Public want urgent global action to tackle climate change

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Nov. 24, 2014)

73% of people want world leaders to agree a global deal and 66% think action must happen now, according to a new Populus survey. The survey reveals an appetite for action on climate change by the UK public, with only 20% agreeing that it can wait a few years. But the survey also showed that just 40% of people recognise the potential impact of ...

Confronting the new normal: World Bank launches PIK climate report

by The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)  (Nov. 23, 2014)

Weather extremes such as heat waves that up to now were highly unusual are likely to become the new normal, according to a report by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) now launched by the World Bank. Climate Change impacts are already being felt today and will grow even if warming is limited below 2 degrees. However, with ...

New Climate Normal Poses Severe Risks to Development

by GLOBE Foundation  (Nov. 23, 2014)

The impact of Climate Change may now be unavoidable because the Earth’s atmospheric system is locked into warming close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by mid-century, according to a new report by the World Bank Group which announces major adverse impacts. As the planet warms further, heat-waves and other weather extremes that today ...

EPA helps California’s Redwood Valley County Water District prepare for a changing climate

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 21, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is helping the Redwood Valley County Water District, in Mendocino County, Calif. assess the risks they face from climate change and to take actions that increase resilience. The Water District and more than 20 other communities nationwide will each receive up to $30,000 in training and technical assistance ...

UK pledges to help hardest hit by climate change

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Nov. 20, 2014)

The UK has committed up to £720 million to the Green Climate Fund, joining other major economies to help developing countries adapt to climate change and go low-carbon. The fund will target developing countries, including the most vulnerable, to help them adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and limit or reduce greenhouse gas ...

OSU Fights Climate Change and Becomes Green Power Partner of the Year

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 20, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing Oklahoma State University (OSU) for its use of green power practices and technologies. The Stillwater, Okla. campus has advanced the use of renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, taking direct action on climate change. “OSU leads the way for institutions ...

Obama pledge gets dollars flowing into climate fund

by Climate News Network  (Nov. 20, 2014)

It’s been quite a week for those waiting for some action on climate change. After US President Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping announced radical plans to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions, Obama then called on nations at the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, to agree to a new deal on climate. And when he backed that up by ...

UN climate fund falls short of $10 billion target

by Associated Press  (Nov. 20, 2014)

A U.N. fund that will help poor countries tackle climate change has fallen short, for now, of its target of collecting $10 billion, officials said Thursday. About 30 countries meeting in Berlin pledged a total of $9.3 billion toward the Green Climate Fund, according to Germany's development ministry, which co-hosted the conference. Last week, the ...

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for $1 Billion Jumbo Project in Corpus Christi

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 19, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued two final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permits to M&G Resins USA L.L.C., to build a new chemical process plant and utility support facility. The facility will be located in Corpus Christi, Texas. “EPA will continue working with ...

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