Friday 27 April 2012
'Warming hole' delayed climate change over eastern United StatesScienceDaily.com | 27 Apr 2012
Climate scientists have discovered that particulate pollution in the late 20th century created a "warming hole" over the eastern United States -- that is, a cold patch where the effects of global warming were temporarily obscured. The findings have implications for industrial nations (like China) that have not yet tightened air quality regulations.
Mexico passes climate-change lawSCIDEV.NET | 27 Apr 2012
Mexico has become the second country in the world to pass a law intended to cut carbon emissions and boost renewable energy.
Kenya: Three Million Trees for Mountain, AberdaresAllAfrica.com | 27 Apr 2012
[The Star] The Kenya Forest Service is planning to plant over three million tree seedlings in Mt Kenya and Aberdare forests this rainy season. People living around the forests have been urged to take advantage of the rains and plant trees. Nyeri KFS zonal manager Muchiri Mathinji said over 200 hectares of bare land are expected to be rehabilitated.
Kenya: KFS to Plant Trees On 500 Acres in MarakwetAllAfrica.com | 27 Apr 2012
[The Star] The Kenya Forest Services has announced plans to plant trees on a 1,200 acres piece of land in Elgeyo-Marakwet county. The programme, which is being implemented in collaboration with the Plantation Establishment and Livelihood Scheme, will involve planting both exotic and indigenous trees. The trees will be grown in both government and private land with the help of community for
Africa: New Climate and Clean Air Coalition Expands to 13 MembersAllAfrica.com | 27 Apr 2012
[UNEP] Stockholm - Five transformational initiatives aimed at accelerating and scaling-up action against a range of health, crop and climate-damaging pollutants were given the go-ahead by ministers meeting in the Swedish capital Stockholm.
AECOM scoops CDP contractEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 27 Apr 2012
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has awarded technical management provider AECOM a contract to work on its 2012 cities report.
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