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Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines prepares climate change plans for worse to come

Guardian: As one of the world’s poorest and least developed countries, the Philippines is handicapped by a chronic lack of resources, poor or non-existent infrastructure, and a far-flung archipelagic geography when dealing with the natural catastrophes that regularly afflict it. But hard-won experience is also forcing Filipino government administrators and agencies, and their international collaborators, to examine and create new strategies for disaster preparedness, response and mitigation that have important… Continue reading

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Arid parts of Kenya could get more rain as climate shifts – report

Reuters: Dry areas of Kenya could gain additional rainfall as a result of shifting weather patterns, a report on climate change and food security says. Drier region not normally associated with crop production, such as Kitui, Samburu and Isiolo, could begin seeing enough rain to transform them into maize growing regions, according to the report, contained in a new book from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and partner organisations. The chapter on Kenya assesses how shifting… Continue reading

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U.S. Says It Won’t Back New International Coal-Fired Power Plants

New York Times: In an aggressive move to impose President Obama’s environmental policies overseas, the Treasury Department on Tuesday largely declared an end to United States support for new coal-fired power plants around the world. The decision means that Mr. Obama’s administration will no longer contribute to coal projects financed by the World Bank and other international development banks. Continue reading

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Report: Climate change to shift Kenya’s breadbaskets

Science Codex: Kenyan farmers and agriculture officials need to prepare for a possible geographic shift in maize production as climate change threatens to make some areas of the country much less productive for cultivation while simultaneously making others more maize-friendly, according to a new report prepared by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA). The report, released today by the CGIAR… Continue reading

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Europe’s largest tidal power array surges forward

BusinessGreen: The UK’s fledgling tidal power sector is set to take a major step forward today, as the Scottish government awards planning consent to the Europe’s largest tidal array, located in the Pentland Firth. Meygen, a group led by Morgan Stanley, International Power and tidal technology provider Atlantis, is planning to deploy up to 400 tidal turbines in the Inner Sound, which is known as the “crown jewel’ of the Pentland Firth for its fast flowing waters Continue reading

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Greenhouse Gases and Aerosols Have Similar Effects on Rainfall, Study Shows

Nature World: Despite their many differences, greenhouse gases and aerosols play a similar role on spatial patterns of rainfall change, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. The discovery is based on experiments carried out using three different state-of-the-art climate models and was led by researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. According to the study’s authors, each model revealed… Continue reading

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Chevron granted access to environmental activists’ email accounts

Guardian: Oil giant Chevron has been granted access to “more than 100 email accounts, including environmental activists, journalists, and attorneys” involved in a long-running dispute involving damage “caused by oil drilling” in Ecuador, reports the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) which, with EarthRights International (ERI), is opposing the New York court’s decision says: After years of litigation, an Ecuadorian court last year imposed a judgment of over $17 billion… Continue reading

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Enbridge to increase oil flow under Straits, rally planned

LA Times: Across the Straits of Mackinac, two pipelines, called Line 5, lie. Continue reading

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Palm oil companies linked to haze see share prices drop

Mongabay: Three firms linked to fires in Sumatra saw their share prices decline since the haze crisis worsened a week ago. Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (SGX:E5H) led the pack with an 8 percent decline since June 18. Wilmar International Limited (SGX:F34) dropped 5 percent, while First Resources Ltd (SGX:EB5) lost 4 percent Continue reading

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What’s Behind the New Warning on Global Carbon Emissions?

National Geographic: If the world waits until 2020 to take action on global climate change, it will undoubtedly be too late, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warns in a new report. Continue reading

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