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U.N. chief urges world leaders to speed up climate talks  | Reuters

Aug 26, 2015

U.N. chief urges world leaders to speed up climate talks | Reuters

PARIS United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged world leaders on Wednesday to look beyond their national interests and make sure a global deal to fight climate change is agreed at talks in Paris this year. #Environment #Bangladesh #Technology #science #Europe
World to lose India-sized tropical forest cover if no steps taken, says new report

Aug 25, 2015

World to lose India-sized tropical forest cover if no steps taken, says new report

Areport, released by the Centre for Global Development, says that if steps are not taken to curb deforestation, an area of tropical forest similar to the size of India will be lost by 2050. #CAG #climate change #NewsTracker #Environment Ministry #Prakash Javadekar #deforestation #tropical forests #Centre for Global Development
Lebanon PM threatens to resign as protesters rally in Beirut| Reuters

Aug 23, 2015

Lebanon PM threatens to resign as protesters rally in Beirut| Reuters

BEIRUT Lebanon's prime minister threatened to resign on Sunday, warning rival parties in his unity cabinet that the state faced collapse because of paralysis that has come to a head with its failure to resolve a crisis over rubbish disposal. Protesters called for a second day of demonstrations against Prime Minister Tammam Salam's cabinet on Sunday after at least 35 people were injured on Saturday night when security forces used water cannons and tear gas to disperse several thousand demonstrators in central Beirut. Salam's government has suffered almost complete paralysis since it took office last year as wider crises in the Middle East, including the war in neighbouring Syria, have exacerbated Lebanon's own political and sectarian divisions #Environment #Syria #Technology #United Kingdom #Latin America #crisis
Thousands of Lebanese protest against government in Beirut| Reuters

Aug 23, 2015

Thousands of Lebanese protest against government in Beirut| Reuters

BEIRUT Lebanese police fired tear gas and water cannon and shot in the air to try to disperse thousands of protesters in Beirut calling on the government to step down for mishandling a dispute which left rubbish uncollected in the streets for weeks. #Business #Environment #Technology #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
July was hottest month ever around the world - U.S. report| Reuters

Aug 21, 2015

July was hottest month ever around the world - U.S. report| Reuters

WASHINGTON Last month was the warmest ever on record worldwide as many countries and the world's oceans experienced heat waves, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a report. In its monthly global climate report released online on Thursday, NOAA also cited record high temperatures for the Earth's oceans. #United States #India #Environment #United Kingdom #opinion
Germany and Brazil join forces on climate change action| Reuters

Aug 21, 2015

Germany and Brazil join forces on climate change action| Reuters

BRASILIA Germany and Brazil committed on Thursday to a joint stance on climate change, a move that puts the largest economies in Europe and Latin America on the same page ahead of global climate talks in Paris in December. #United States #Environment #Brazil #Technology #Europe #United Kingdom
Invasive plants spread fast in billion-dollar threat - study| Reuters

Aug 19, 2015

Invasive plants spread fast in billion-dollar threat - study| Reuters

OSLO Many of the world's plants are turning "alien", spread by people into new areas where they choke out native vegetation in a worsening trend that causes billions of dollars in damage, scientists said on Wednesday. The invaders include water hyacinth from the Amazon, which has spread to about 50 nations where it crowds out local plants, while Japanese knotweed has fast-growing roots that have destabilised buildings in North America and Europe #United States #Japan #Environment #science #Europe
Govt notifies eco-sensitive zone around Okhla Bird Sanctuary; renders 59,400 Noida homes legal

Aug 19, 2015

Govt notifies eco-sensitive zone around Okhla Bird Sanctuary; renders 59,400 Noida homes legal

The development comes as a huge relief for home buyers , who will now be able to get occupancy certificates of their apartment that had been held up for long due. #Business #Economy #Environment #NewsTracker #DLF #National Green Tribunal #Prakash Javadekar #Okhla Bird Sanctuary #Noida Mall #JP Infra
China blasts death toll 112 and likely to rise as scores of fire fighters missing| Reuters

Aug 16, 2015

China blasts death toll 112 and likely to rise as scores of fire fighters missing| Reuters

TIANJIN, China The death toll from massive explosions in China's port of Tianjin has risen to 112 and 95 people, most of them fire fighters, are missing, state media said on Sunday, suggesting the toll will rise significantly. More than 720 people remained in hospital four days after Wednesday's disaster, which sent massive yellow and orange fireballs into the sky, rained burning debris on to a vast industrial zone, crumpled cars and shipping containers, burnt out buildings and shattered windows of nearby apartments #Business #United States #China #Environment #Technology #science #Entertainment
China warns of change of wind spreading toxic substances at blast site| Reuters

Aug 15, 2015

China warns of change of wind spreading toxic substances at blast site| Reuters

SHANGHAI China warned residents near the site of two huge explosions who had taken refuge in a school to evacuate on Saturday when the wind changed direction, and suggested they wear long trousers and face masks. The advisory came from the official microblog of the branch of the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China in the northeastern port of Tianjin. Several days ago, authorities said the wind was blowing in the direction of the sea, minimizing the risk to residents. #India #Environment #Middle East #Latin America #Entertainment #Pollution #opinion