Wednesday 06 June 2012
Exceptional rise in ancient sea levels revealedScienceDaily.com | 06 Jun 2012
Since the end of the last ice age 21,000 years ago, our planet has seen ocean levels rise by 120 meters to reach their current levels. This increase has not been constant, rather punctuated by rapid accelerations, linked to massive outburst floods from the ice caps. The largest increase, known by paleoclimatologists as 'Melt-Water Pulse 1A', proved to be enigmatic in many respects.
U.S. stiffens opposition to EU law on aviation emissionsReuters | 06 Jun 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate lawmakers and the Obama administration on Wednesday stiffened their opposition to a European law that targets emissions from commercial jetliners and applied new pressure on Brussels and the United Nations to resolve global concerns.
Exclusive: Europe set to regulate for greener carsReuters | 06 Jun 2012
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission is set to propose tighter carbon emissions standards for new EU cars, according to a draft proposal that is likely to divide the auto industry.
New Jersey sued for pulling out of climate initiativeReuters | 06 Jun 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Environmental groups sued New Jersey on Wednesday for Governor Chris Christie's decision to pull the state out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a 10-state compact that aims to cut air pollution from power plants.
Scientists warn geoengineering may disrupt rainfallReuters | 06 Jun 2012
LONDON (Reuters) - Large-scale engineering projects aimed at fighting global warming could radically reduce rainfall in Europe and North America, a team of scientists from four European countries have warned.
U.N. sounds environment alarm ahead of Rio summitReuters | 06 Jun 2012
LONDON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Population growth, urbanization and consumption are set to inflict irreversible damage on the planet, the United Nations said on Wednesday, and called for urgent agreement on new environmental targets at an Earth summit this month.
Africa: Road to Rio+20 - Making Agriculture Climate-SmartAllAfrica.com | 06 Jun 2012
[IFAD] Rome, 6 June 2012 - With the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development only two weeks away, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will launch a paper on how to make agriculture climate-smart for the developing world's 500 million small farms at an event at its Rome headquarters this week.
Tanzania: State Acts On Climate ChangeAllAfrica.com | 06 Jun 2012
[Daily News] Zanzibar - TANZANIA has secured one million US dollars aid from the Global Fund in support of the country's efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change.
Summit could collapse, WWF warnsGuardian Unlimited | 06 Jun 2012
Countries fail to agree on draft text for sustainable development goals and definition of key objectives including green economyThe Rio+ 20 Earth summit could collapse after countries failed to agree on acceptable language just two weeks before 120 world leaders arrive at the biggest UN summit ever...
Climate pushes other issues off agendaGuardian Unlimited | 06 Jun 2012
Tory MP says issues like pollution, and biodiversity have been dropped while economic reform has fallen off agendaThe influential Tory MP Zac Goldsmith says the intense focus on climate change in the last decade has encouraged politicians and environment groups to drop key green issues like air...
Are there errors in the IPCC reports?Guardian Unlimited | 06 Jun 2012
This Q&A is part of the Guardian's Ultimate climate change FAQ• See all questions and answers• Read about the projectEvery five to seven years, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produces a detailed and influential report summarising the science of climate change. The...
Rio+20 Earth summitGuardian Unlimited | 06 Jun 2012
Who are the key players, what are the main sticking points, and what does the conference hope to achieve?What is Rio+20?The first Earth summit in 20 years is formally called The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. After Stockholm in 1972 and Rio in 1992, it is the third and...
M&S becomes 'carbon neutral'Guardian Unlimited | 06 Jun 2012
First major UK retailer to meet its sustainability targets says results show there is also a strong business case for going greenM&S has become the first major UK retailer to become fully 'carbon neutral', the company said on Thursday, five years after launching its sustainability project, 'Plan...
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