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10
September
2009

Climate change brings natural disasters and disease

We must prepare for climate change bringing more natural disasters that favour mosquito-borne disease, says Jai P. Narain from the WHO.

 

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09
September
2009

21 nations back industry greening

Twenty-one countries in the Asia-Pacific Region signed on Wednesday the Manila Declaration and Framework for Action to address the adverse impacts of climate change through adaptation and mitigation measures, particularly the greening of industries in these nations.

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08
September
2009

Baltic Sea protection by surrounding states still very poor


 

Baltic Sea states are still failing to deal with decades of environmental mismanagement in the Baltic Sea, where intense human activity has made it one of the world’s most threatened marine ecosystems, WWF’s Baltic Sea Scorecards report shows.

 

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29
August
2009

How the media is creating a climate for change

IPCC chair R. K. Pachauri calls on journalists to maintain focus on the scientific rationale for action in their coverage of climate change.
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09
September
2009

Arctic expedition

We've been at sea for over two months now. The experience has been incredible - the landscape is like nothing else on earth. We didn't see the sun set for nearly two months, and we have seen polar bears up close in their ever-shrinking sea ice habitat.
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08
September
2009

Warming Arctic's global impacts outstrip predictions

 

Warming in the Arctic could lead to flooding affecting one quarter of the world’s population, substantial increases in greenhouse gas emissions from massive carbon pools, and extreme global weather changes, according to a new WWF report.

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27
August
2009

Climate deals should reward wider forest management

 

 

 

In December 2007, at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference in Bali, Indonesia, governments from developed and developing countries alike adopted a 'roadmap' for stepping up efforts to combat climate change.
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