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One Million Clean Cookstoves Cut CO2 Emissions, Fuel Costs

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 26, 2015

Wood-burning clean cookstoves are pretty low-tech compared to many of the devices, gadgets, and concepts usually featured at CleanTechnica. Their impact, however, ranks right up there with much more complex clean technology....

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Not Good Enough: Meta-Analysis Of Climate INDC Studies

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 24, 2015

Last week, analysts Kelly Levin and Taryn Fransen of the World Resources Institute munched and crunched about a dozen very recent reports that examine how far the world’s climate action commitments (intended nationally determined contributions) will combat global warming. Not...

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October 2015 becomes first month to cross key global warming boundary

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 19, 2015

The planet has not been only record warm this year, it's been so unusually mild that the temperature records themselves have set records of their own. This is the case with October 2015, according to new preliminary NASA data released Tuesday.

The information shows...

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Carbon dioxide levels hit record high: WMO

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 13, 2015

Carbon dioxide concentrations have reached a crucial level.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), in an annual accounting of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, reported that average levels...

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India Is Caught in a Climate Change Quandary

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 12, 2015

India is home to 30 percent of the world’s poorest, those living on less than $1.90 a day. Of the 1.3 billion Indians, 304 million do not have access to electricity; 92 million have no access to safe drinking water.

And India is going to be hammered by...

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Shift to Lower-Carbon Energy Is Too Slow, Report Warns

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 10, 2015

Even as the world shifts toward lower-carbon forms of energy, the changes are happening too slowly to keep global temperatures from rising to dangerous levels in the coming decades, an international research group warns in a report to be released on Tuesday.

And low...

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Earth's climate entering new 'permanent reality' as CO2 hits new high

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 10, 2015

The Earth’s climate will enter a new “permanent reality” from next year when concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are likely to pass a historic milestone, the head of the UN’s weather agency has warned.

The record concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere were up 43%...

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UN raises ceiling for greenhouse gas pollution

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 10, 2015

The U.N.’s environmental authority has quietly raised its assessment of the level at which global greenhouse gas emissions must peak to avoid dangerous climate change, as governments seek a new accord to fight global warming.

In its first four annual emissions reports...

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U.N. climate fund approves first projects ahead of Paris summit

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 6, 2015

A multi-billion dollar fund set up by the United Nations to help poor countries tackle climate change on Friday approved its first eight projects, which will receive $168 million, a key step before a global climate summit starts on Nov. 30....

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Carbon capture projects worldwide rise to 15 -report

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 5, 2015

There are now 15 projects in operation worldwide that have captured 28 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from coal and industrial plants this year, a technology that must be scaled-up to tackle climate change, a report released Thursday...

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