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Castolin and HeidelbergCement work hand-in-hand for sustainable resource management and environmental protection

by Castolin Eutectic  (Aug. 20, 2014)

Kriftel, 23.07.2014: On the occasion of an awards ceremony, Castolin Eutectic, the worldwide market leader for application solutions in maintenance, repair, wear protection, as well as special joining technology, conferred the Conservationist of the Year Award 2014 on its long-standing customer HeidelbergCement AG. As long ago as in 1973, ...

‘Free riders’ undermine climate treaty hopes

by Climate News Network  (Aug. 23, 2014)

An effective treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will probably remain elusive, according to a new research study, because the steps likely to win political agreement would be ineffective, while those that could produce results would be politically unfeasible.. In fact, the Norwegian researchers conclude, the world is actually further away ...

Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

by Associated Press  (Aug. 22, 2014)

Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away. This is the first of more than 60 ...

UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

by Associated Press  (Aug. 26, 2014)

A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous. The report warns that it is increasingly likely that climate change could be irreversible. The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday sent governments a draft of its final synthesis report, ...

Swaziland is moving towards commercial farming

by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  (Aug. 27, 2014)

In a major effort to revitalize agriculture here, the government, the European Union and FAO have helped over 20,000 smallholder farmers produce more, higher-quality food and connect with new markets. Agriculture is on its way to become a key driver of Swaziland’s development. The vast majority of Swaziland’s 1.2 million people depend ...

A Climate Change Agreement Is a Global Health Agreement

by The World Bank  (Aug. 28, 2014)

The World Health Organization kicked off its global high-level conference on Health and Climate Change this week in Geneva. What makes this conference particularly significant is the fact that while the WHO has been working on this agenda for the past 20 years, this is the first time it has led a conference with so many decision-makers involved. ...

Strategic Priority Call for Expressions of Interest – Deadline Approaching

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 12, 2014)

The Deadline for the Call for Expressions of Interest for projects in any of the CCEMC’s strategic priority areas is fast approaching. Call for Expressions of Interest is intended for Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Carbon Capture and Storage, or Cleaner Energy Production and Utilization projects that have a strong potential to result in ...

Investment in Climate Change Adaptation can Help Promote the Livelihoods of 65% of Africans, finds new report

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Aug. 12, 2014)

Investment in climate change adaptation can help ensure that the impacts of climate change - including a projected 20-50 per cent decline in water availability - do not reverse decades of development progress in Africa, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Keeping Track of Adaptation Actions ...

Survey confirms scientific consensus on human-caused global warming

by Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency  (Aug. 11, 2014)

A survey among climate scientists in 2012 shows that there is widespread agreement regarding a dominant influence of anthropogenic greenhouse gases on recent global warming. This agreement is stronger among respondents with more peer-reviewed publications. Respondents who characterized the human influence on climate as insignificant, reported ...

New rules could block biofuel’s alien invaders

by Climate News Network  (Aug. 10, 2014)

Researchers in the US have warned those anxious to cut greenhouse emissions to make quite sure that the cure they choose will not turn out worse than the disease. They have developed a tool that should help to avoid the danger that efforts to address climate change could allow invasive plant species to spread where they are not wanted. Making fuel ...

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