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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    CIA stops studying impact of climate change on US security

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington CIA's climate change office shut down after chief quits The CIA has shuttered its unit dedicated to studying the impact of climate change on US national security, shifting its activities elsewhere, an official said. "This work continues to be performed by a dedicated team in a new office that looks at economic and energy matters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1087826/cia-stops-studying-impact-climate-change-us-security
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US and China collaborating on clean energy projects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Bloomberg

    ... and talent. Among the US companies teamed with Chinese partners are Dow Chemical, Duke Energy and Ford Motor. The cooperation contrasts with the two nations' longstanding differences over a range ... the planet's best hope for avoiding runaway warming. Innovations from the US-China brainstorming could spread to developing countries, allowing the world's fastest- growing nations to avoid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597558/us-and-china-collaborating-clean-energy-projects
  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls on world leaders to act now on global warming

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York UN chief calls on nations to 'make history' by taking steps to make the planet carbon neutral Ban urges leaders to act on global warming The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change opened at the United Nations yesterday, facing calls for action to put the planet on course towards reversing global warming. "Today, we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599076/un-chief-ban-ki-moon-calls-world-leaders-act-now-global-warming
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Mankind’s global warming plays role in extreme weather, scientists say

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 01:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... regardless of climate change,” said Thomas Karl, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency’s National Climatic Data Center. The goal of the research effort is to understand whether ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Climate change caused by human use of fossil fuels played a role in about a half dozen extreme weather events last year, international scientists said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1304708/mankinds-global-warming-plays-role-extreme-weather-scientists-say
  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    US joins island nations in creating vast Pacific Ocean sanctuary

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US joins island nations in forming vast protected area for marine life Pacific sanctuary largest in world The United States joined forces with other ... The US is planning to expand the Pacific Remote Islands National Monument, which together with action taken by other nations such as the Cook Islands and Kiribati, would mean three million square ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535698/us-joins-island-nations-creating-vast-pacific-ocean-sanctuary
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Time for climate to take centre stage, activists say ahead of UN summit

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Campaigners see fresh momentum for the environment movement ahead of UN summit, but are not waiting for governments to lead Chance for climate to take centre ... hammering out a historic treaty to slash greenhouse gases, nations squabbled and nitpicked for 12 solid days. At the last minute, leaders from a few dozen big countries cobbled together ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596888/time-climate-take-centre-stage-activists-say-ahead-un-summit
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Plastic a plague on world's oceans, United Nations warns

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi Plastic a plague on oceans, UN warns The dumping of plastic waste into oceans is causing at least US$13 billion a year of damage, threatening marine life, tourism and fisheries, the UN warned yesterday at the launch of a global environment conference. "Plastics have come to play a crucial role in modern life, but the environmental impacts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539274/plastic-plague-worlds-oceans-united-nations-warns
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog likely to leave us choking all weekend

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Air pollution index hits maximum level for the ninth time this year, with little respite in sight Smog likely to leave us choking all weekend Hong ... "The Observatory told us the pollutants had been accumulating for about two days under an anticyclone affecting southern China," he said. An anticyclone is a high-pressure system causing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596300/smog-likely-leave-us-choking-all-weekend
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Study offers an energy saver for policymakers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... in Central. The rally was one of dozens staged around the world ahead of tomorrow's United Nations Climate Summit in New York. Activists are pushing for world leaders to take decisive action ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597578/study-offers-energy-saver-policymakers
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global rallies to push for action on climate change

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Ernest Kao

    ... the event in the run-up to Tuesday's major United Nations Climate Summit. The global campaign is being spearheaded by internet-based civic activist network Avaaz. Sam Inglis, who was recruited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596290/global-rallies-push-action-climate-change

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