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Climate renews famine risk to Africa’s Sahel

by Climate News Network  (Oct. 20, 2014)

The Sahel, the arid belt of land that stretches from the Atlantic to the Red Sea and separates the Sahara desert from the African savanna, is no stranger to drought and famine. Now scientists in Sweden say the Sahel faces another humanitarian crisis even than in the recent past − with the changing climate partly ...

IPCC Launches Full Working Group II Report

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Oct. 16, 2014)

Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is launching the full version of its contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability on Wednesday 16 October. This definitive assessment is the result of years of intensive work by leading experts in the ...

Extreme weather driving countries to adapt to climate change

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 15, 2014)

Adapting to climate change has reached the political agenda in most European countries, according to the most comprehensive analysis of adaptation in Europe published to date. Extreme weather events and EU policies were the most common reasons for beginning to address adaptation. The survey brings together detailed responses from 30 European ...

Natural gas boom will not slow climate change

by The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)  (Oct. 15, 2014)

The recent natural gas boom due to the use of technologies such as fracking will not lead to a reduction of overall greenhouse gas emissions. Burning natural gas produces only half the CO2 emissions as coal per unit of energy. However, as natural gas becomes abundant and therefore cheap, it adds to the total energy supply and only partially ...

Obama Administration Announces Competition to Showcase, Support Local and Tribal Climate Action; Applications Due Oct. 27

by US Department of Energy  (Oct. 2, 2014)

On Oct. 1, 2014, the Obama Administration announced a new Climate Action Champions competition that will identify, showcase, and invest in up to 15 local and tribal governments across the country that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to cutting carbon pollution and preparing for the impacts of a changing climate. Administered by the ...

Smithsonian Institution Statement on Climate Change

by GLOBE Foundation  (Oct. 2, 2014)

It was perhaps inevitable, but was significant nonetheless. The 160 year old Smithsonian Institution has formulated its first official statement about the causes and impacts of climate change. In a blog statement posted on ...

EPA Administrator Says Nation Must Prepare For Climate Change, Fight Nutrient Pollution

by Bloomberg BNA  (Sep. 30, 2014)

Tackling nutrient pollution, shoring up water infrastructure, and preparing communities for climate change and extreme weather events are among the most significant environmental challenges facing the country today, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator said Sept. 29. “Our health and economy and way of life depend on clean water ...

EPA Honors Manufacturers with ENERGY STAR Award / Eastman Chemical, Janssen R and D, and Merck use Combined Heat and Power systems to cut carbon pollution, save money, and combat climate change

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 30, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized three industrial facilities today with the ENERGY STAR Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Award for their highly efficient CHP systems—energy production systems that decrease energy costs and reduce their carbon emissions, which cause climate change. “The companies recognized today ...

Climate-forcing F-gases – new report published

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Sep. 30, 2014)

Fluorinated gases (F-gases) are emitted into the atmosphere in relatively small quantities, but their effect on climate change is increasingly significant. These substances are very powerful greenhouse gases, with a warming effect thousands of times greater than CO2 in many cases. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a new report ...

Healthy Ecosystems Key to Better Food Security

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Sep. 24, 2014)

Today the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that is set to ensure better support for the functioning of critical ecosystem services that underlie food security. "Healthy ecosystems are the lifeblood of food security, especially in developing ...

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