Monday 07 May 2012
Norway opens major facility to test carbon captureReuters | 07 May 2012
MONGSTAD, Norway (Reuters) - Norway on Monday launched the world's largest facility of its kind to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS), the so-far commercially unproven technology that would allow greenhouse gases from power plants to be buried safely underground.
EU nations get cold feet over climate change fundReuters | 07 May 2012
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU nations have yet to come up with a plan on how to fill a multi-billion euro fund to help tackle climate change, even as the region's executive body hosts talks with countries likely to bear the brunt of extreme weather.
Kenya: Nairobi's Green Roofs Save On Energy, Water UseAllAfrica.com | 07 May 2012
[AlertNet] Nairobi - Kenyan architects are designing buildings with green roofs covered in vegetation to cool their interiors, conserve energy and water, and help curb greenhouse gas emissions.
South Africa: All Need to Play Part in Climate ChangeAllAfrica.com | 07 May 2012
[Health-e] 'It is predicted that the effects of climate change will cause serious health impacts on society. According to researchers, everyone needs to take responsibility to change their behavior so that the impacts of climate change can be lessened.
Africa: Biodiversity Loss Seen As Harmful As PollutionAllAfrica.com | 07 May 2012
[State Department] Washington - When species in an ecosystem die off, the productivity of the system declines, and the damage done ranks with the harm caused by climate change, pollution or other major forms of environmental stress, according to new research.
Mozambique: World Bank Finances Climate Change ProjectAllAfrica.com | 07 May 2012
[AIM] Maputo - The Mozambican government and the World Bank signed an agreement in Maputo on Friday under which the Bank is to provide a loan of 120 million US dollars to finance the government's project on "Cities and Climate Change".
Mozambique: Ireland Supports Govt On Climate ChangeAllAfrica.com | 07 May 2012
[AIM] Maputo - Ireland has pledged to disburse five million euros (6.5 million US dollars) to assist the Mozambican government in adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change.
Sauropod farts warmed the planetNew Scientist | 07 May 2012
Modern cows are a major source of methane, a greenhouse gas. Just think what must have come out of the biggest plant eating dinosaurs...
Global warming heats up tornado debateNew Scientist | 07 May 2012
Speculation is rife that a recent glut of killer tornadoes is a sign of rising temperatures. Harold Brooks unpicks the evidence
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