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April 25 2017


European system for monitoring greenhouse gases emission to be introduced in Ukraine

Source: Kyiv Post - The Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry of Ukraine with the support of the World Bank is actively working on implementing an efficient monitoring, reporting and verification system for greenhouse gases emissions in Ukraine, Ecology Minister Ostap Semerak has said.

California’s landmark climate-change program would also fight air pollution under proposal

Source: The Mercury News - As the Legislature weighs the future of cap and trade, California’s groundbreaking program to cut greenhouse gas emissions that expires in 2020, it is considering key changes pushed by environmentalists and fought by Big Oil and other industry groups in a proposal that cleared its first committee hearing Monday.

Study: Man-made extreme weather has hit all over the world

Source: AP - Most people on Earth have already felt extreme and record heat, drought or downpours goosed by man-made global warming, new research finds.

Converting coal would help China's smog at climate's expense

Source: AP - China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch: As the country shifts its use of vast coal reserves to send less smog-inducing chemicals into the air, the move threatens to undermine efforts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Tuesday.

An old rock could lead to 'next generation' solar cells

Source: Climatewire - After a 170-year delay, the discovery of a strange, metallic-looking rock found in the Ural Mountains in Russia in 1839 has ignited a global technology race for a cheaper, more efficient solar cell. It could seriously disrupt the world's solar market, currently dominated by China.

Oslo, London lead push for greener transport: study

Source: Reuters - Oslo, London and Amsterdam are leading a shift by major cities to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from transport, helped by new technologies that will curb climate change and reduce air pollution, a study showed on Tuesday.

Vulnerable nations call on G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

Source: Climate Home - Ministers from countries on the front line of climate change have urged rich nations to stop pouring money into the coal, oil and gas industries.

Bamboo Gaining Traction in Caribbean as Climate Savior

Source: IPS - Keen to tap its natural resources as a way to boost its struggling economy, Guyana struck a multi-million-dollar deal with Norway in 2009.

Kenyans turn to camels to cope with climate change

Source: Deutsche Welle - While parts of Kenya are becoming drier, a growing number of people are starting to keep camels. The animals are more drought-resistant than cows - and their highly nutritious milk is catching on around the world.

Mike Bloomberg, Carl Pope say jobs come from clean energy, not coal

Source: CBS - A new CBS News poll shows a majority of Americans have a pessimistic view about prospects for the environment, with 57 percent believing it will be worse for the next generation. Only 12 percent believe the environment will be better than it is today.

April 24 2017


Carbon report: Plant native trees, save cash

Source: New Zealand Herald - The case to plant more native forests to off-set emissions has been again pushed in another major research report - and this time, researchers say businesses could benefit.

Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

Source: AP - New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions.

Trump to set new executive orders on environment, energy this week

Source: Reuters - U.S. President Donald Trump this week will sign new executive orders before he completes his first 100 days in office, including two on energy and the environment, which would make it easier for the United States to develop energy on and offshore, a White House official said on Sunday.

Status of forests is 'dire' as world marks 2017 Earth Day

Source: LA Times - They cover a third of the world’s landmass, help to regulate the atmosphere, and offer shelter, sustenance and survival to millions of people, plants and animals

Kenya learns to cook with solar power

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - In this sunny part of Kenya, solar cookers have surged in popularity in recent years. But a big problem remains: How to cook when the sun doesn't shine?

Priority be given to climate change adaptation for small states

Source: Fijivillage.com - The Attorney‑General and Minister for Climate Change Aiyaz Sayed‑Khaiyum has urged that priority be given to climate change adaptation for small states as opposed to the adoption of carbon pricing, given their negligible carbon footprints during his address at the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition's High‑Level Assembly.

In Colombia, a model town for sustainable adaptation to climate change

Source: Al Dìa - The town of El Torno, in Colombia's northern province of Sucre, was seriously affected by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change.

Sécheresse et résilience en Afrique de l’Est

Source: Afrik.com - Le 22 avril est officiellement la Journée de la Terre. Il y a exactement un an, la signature de l’Accord de Paris marquait un tournant potentiellement historique dans la lutte contre le changement climatique anthropique.
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