Thursday 07 June 2012
Warmest U.S. spring on record: NOAAReuters | 07 Jun 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - So far, 2012 has been the warmest year the United States has ever seen, with the warmest spring and the second-warmest May since record-keeping began in 1895, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported on Thursday.
Chad: Lake Chad ShrinksAllAfrica.com | 07 Jun 2012
[This Day] The water surface of the Lake Chad basin has gradually shifted since the 1960s from 25,000 kilometres square to less than 2,000 kilometres square as at today, largely due to climate change, population increase and water demand.
Tunisia: Adjusting Coast to Climate ChangeAllAfrica.com | 07 Jun 2012
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis - The Coast Protection and Development Agency (APAL) is preparing to stage an awareness campaign and three-D advertising spots to be aired shortly in Tunisian media, to boost prevention against risks inherent to climate change.
Namibia: Youth Want to Make a DifferenceAllAfrica.com | 07 Jun 2012
[Namibian] FOUR weeks ago, nearly 200 young people from 11 countries, among them 10 from Namibia, laid the foundation stone for a worldwide youth climate network called Youthinkgreen.
Liberia: Citizens Must Be Environment-FriendlyAllAfrica.com | 07 Jun 2012
[Informer] That Liberia will today, June 5th, 2012 join other United Nations member countries for the celebration of World Environment Day, is something to be proud of. June 5th was set aside for the observance of World Environment Day in 1972 as a way of raising the awareness of people the world over about the necessity for the protection and conservation of the environment.
Liberia: EPA Commemorates World Environmental DayAllAfrica.com | 07 Jun 2012
[Informer] The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) yesterday joined other countries around the world celebration of the 40th anniversary of World Environmental Day.Yesterday celebration for EPA was held under the theam; 'Green Economic: Does It Includes You.'
Japan to renege on carbon emissions cutsNew Scientist | 07 Jun 2012
The shutdown of nuclear reactors in the wake of the Fukushima disaster means Japan will have to abandon its stringent emissions targets
Deforestation at record low, data showsGuardian Unlimited | 07 Jun 2012
Rate of illegal logging has fallen, but critics claim Brazil has weakened protection measures by revising Forest CodeDeforestation of the Amazon has fallen to its lowest levels since records began, according to data recently released by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research.The boost for...
New carbon emissions limit for cars in EuropeGuardian Unlimited | 07 Jun 2012
EU to introduce 95g CO2/km limit by 2020 and bring it even lower to push manufacturers to make hybrid cars mainstreamCarmakers will have to slash the carbon emissions of new cars sold in Europe by a third by 2020, according to leaked European Commission documents seen by the Guardian.The...
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