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Source: Reuters - Peru became the latest developing country to enact a domestic climate change initiative in the absence of a binding global pact, adopting a resolution on Thursday to lower carbon emissions in its fast-growing economy.
Source: NY Times - More than 1,000 American cities have voluntarily committed themselves to ambitious targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions. A recent case study focusing on Allegheny County, Pa., home to Pittsburgh, highlights how hard it will be for some to meet those goals, however.
Source: AlertNet - Killer health problems such as diarrhoea, malnutrition, malaria and dengue are highly sensitive to climate change and could worsen in the coming decades, health experts agree. But how, where and to what extent remains unclear.
Source: NPR - Energy ministers from around the world met in London this week and got a scolding. The International Energy Agency warned the ministers that they are falling way behind in their efforts to wean the world from dirty sources of energy. Nations are nowhere near being on track to avert significant climate change in the coming decades.
Source: Argus - Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will peak in 2016 in line with economic growth in emerging economies and then decline slowly to 2020 on a best case global outlook, Deutsche Bank said in a report released yesterday.
Source: Reuters - Three out of four U.S. voters favor regulating carbon dioxide as a greenhouse-gas pollutant, and a majority think global warming should be a priority for the president and Congress, a survey of American attitudes on climate and energy reported on Thursday.
Source: BusinessGreen - Green businesses can take advantage of new markets and help UN meet its goal of universal access to energy, says UN Foundation exec
Source: AFP - An Australian study of ocean salinity over the past 50 years has revealed a "fingerprint" showing that climate change has accelerated the rainfall cycle, according to a researcher.
Source: Financial Times - Europe is becoming a hotspot for emerging infections as those typically confined to tropical climates are making their way north, according to research that links climate change to the global spread of disease.
Source: AP - A conference of international experts and environment ministers in the Swedish capital on Wednesday urged world leaders gathering later this year in Brazil to discuss world's sustainable development to "stop talking and start acting."
Source: BBC - Renewable energy sources must become "financially sustainable" if they are to meet the world's needs, David Cameron is to say.
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Source: Guardian - Economic and environmental catastrophes unavoidable unless rich countries cut consumption and global population stabilises
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Source: Scientific American - While striving to secure an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally, the international organization has seen pollution from its own activities, particularly flying, rise
Source: AP - Antarctica's massive ice shelves are shrinking because they are being eaten away from below by warm water, a new study finds. That suggests that future sea levels could rise faster than many scientists have been predicting.
Source: Postmedia News - Governments around the world must "level the playing field" to ensure clean energy technologies grow fast enough to prevent dangerous levels of global warming, says a new report released Wednesday by the International Energy Agency.
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Source: AllAfrica - Women are likely to bear the heaviest brunt of the impacts of climate change due to their dependence on agriculture for their livelihoods, gender roles that increase their responsibilities for providing water, fuel and good sanitation for their families, and their limited access to information on climate change.