Wednesday 02 May 2012
Plant study flags dangers of warming worldReuters | 02 May 2012
LONDON (Reuters) - Plants are flowering faster than scientists predicted in response to climate change, research in the United States showed on Wednesday, which could have devastating knock-on effects for food chains and ecosystems.
China must act urgently to curb city emissions: World BankReuters | 02 May 2012
BEIJING (Reuters) - China must act urgently on multiple fronts if it is to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its rapidly expanding cities and hit government targets for curbing carbon intensity, a new report from the World Bank said on Thursday.
Australia, NZ delay decision on signing Kyoto 2Reuters | 02 May 2012
LONDON, May 2 - Australia and New Zealand have missed a deadline to set post-2012 emission reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol, with both governments saying they will decide whether to continue to be legally bound to cut emissions of seven greenhouse gases later this year.
Uncertainty still clouds future of EU biodieselReuters | 02 May 2012
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Senior European Union officials failed on Wednesday to agree on how to measure the full climate impact of biofuels, prolonging uncertainty in a debate that threatens to wipe out large parts of Europe's biodiesel industry.
South Korea approves carbon trading schemeReuters | 02 May 2012
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's lawmakers approved a national emissions trading scheme on Wednesday to tackle its growing greenhouse gas emissions, overcoming strong industry opposition and joining a growing number of nations to put a price on carbon.
South Africa: City of Jo'burg Aims for Safer EnvironmentAllAfrica.com | 02 May 2012
[Health-e] The city of Jo'burg says climate change is no longer a possibility, but a reality. It has urged communities to partner with it to protect the environment and to alleviate the impacts of climate change
Gambia: Stay Green Foundation Conducts Anti-Bushfire Campaign in NBRAllAfrica.com | 02 May 2012
[Daily Observer] Stay Green Foundation, a local NGO based in Essau in the North Bank Region last Tuesday conducted a three-day anti-bush fire campaign for three districts in the region namely Lower Niumi, Upper Niumi and Jokadou. The campaign, which was led by the North Bank Region forestry officer, was organised by Stay Green Foundation and funded by Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Small Grant Programme under the UNDP project.
China's big spend on green powerchinadialogue.net | 02 May 2012
As it aims to reduce fossil-fuel use, the country is investing heavily in wind and solar energy. Gansu province, once known for dirty mines and oil wells, is being revitalised, reports Jonathan Watts.The remote, wind-blasted desert of north-western Gansu could be the most unloved, environmentally...
Boris Johnson resisted Labour appealsGuardian Unlimited | 02 May 2012
Freedom of information papers reveal mayor ignored a 2009 request to 'keep the congestion charge and other initiatives'The London mayor, Boris Johnson, resisted attempts by the previous Labour government to make him clean up dangerous air pollution in London, according to ministerial briefing...
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