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UN climate chief warns 'door closing' on global warming fix

Sep 02, 2014

UN climate chief warns 'door closing' on global warming fix

UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres on Tuesday warned time was running out for meaningful action on global warming, citing the plight of low-lying Pacific nations facing ever rising seas. #World #United Nations #Environment #climate change #NewsTracker #Christiana Figueres
Climber proposes to girlfriend before falling to death at Yosemite - report

Aug 20, 2014

Climber proposes to girlfriend before falling to death at Yosemite - report

REUTERS - A veteran outdoorsman fell to his death on a solo climb at Yosemite National Park in California the same day he proposed to his girlfriend, a newspaper reported. Brad Parker, 36, of Sebastopol, California, and his girlfriend, Jainee Dial, climbed to the top of Cathedral Peak on Saturday and it was on that trip that she accepted his marriage proposal, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported. Later, Parker set out alone to scale Matthes Crest a few miles away, the newspaper said. #Brazil #Technology #France #climate change #Middle East #Italy #California #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
"No" from one Iraq villager triggered Islamic State mass killings

Aug 20, 2014

"No" from one Iraq villager triggered Islamic State mass killings

DOHUK Iraq (Reuters) - When Islamic State militants stormed into a northern Iraqi village and ordered everyone to convert to Islam or die only one person refused. But that did not satisfy the Sunni insurgents who are even more hardline than al Qaeda. #Business #Japan #Brazil #Technology #climate change #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment
Countries backing shaky Yemen transition warn Houthis against violence

Aug 20, 2014

Countries backing shaky Yemen transition warn Houthis against violence

SANAA (Reuters) - Countries trying to save Yemen from falling apart at the hands of Islamist militants and separatist movements warned Shi'ite Muslim Houthis on Tuesday to stop trying to gain territory by force and engage in a political transition process. #facebook #United States #India #China #Business #France #climate change #Government #markets #United Kingdom #opinion
As Missouri violence flares, fingers point to outsiders

Aug 20, 2014

As Missouri violence flares, fingers point to outsiders

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - As darkness fell on Ferguson, Missouri, the crowd of several hundred people protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen quickly and radically changed. The crowd shrunk as many of the older people slipped away #United States #Business #Technology #climate change #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion

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India's clean energy at the cost of biodiversity?

Jun 05, 2013

India's clean energy at the cost of biodiversity?

Biodiversity conservationists say that solar, wind and hydel power projects sound the death knell for many animal species. #World #India #climate change #Solar energy #National Solar Mission #MoEF #World Environment Day #Bio diversity #UNFCC #ATREE #National Environmental Sciences Program

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India's clean energy at the cost of biodiversity?

Sep 02, 2014

As new climate change summit looms, UN environment efforts still a mess, study says

This month, the United Nations will double down at another climate summit on calls for sweeping and costly global action on a wide array of environmental fronts, as part of a drive for “sustainable development” and a comprehensive new global climate ... #United Nations #George Russell
India's clean energy at the cost of biodiversity?

Aug 17, 2014

Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow, USGS report says

Montana farmer Rocky Norby has worked the land along the Missouri River for more than 20 years, coaxing sugar beets and malted barley out of the arid ground... #United Nations #George Russell