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Leaked IPCC report says time to act on climate is now

The longer we wait to mitigate the detrimental levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) thrown into the atmosphere, the harder it’s going to be to work against rising temperatures, according to a…

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More renewables investment needed: UN climate chief

The UN climate chief Christiana Figueres has urged global financial institutions to triple their investments in clean energy to reach the US $1 trillion a year mark that would help avert a…

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CO2 emissions in the US on the upswing

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the US rose by 2 per cent last year, the US Energy Information Agency reported, beginning a climb up, despite still being lower than during…

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New Native Forest Protection Project approved

SYDNEY, 6th of January 2014 – GCS is pleased to announce the approval of its latest Native Forest Protection project under the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) – the first ever…

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Greenhouse gas concentrations reach new record: UN World Meteorological Organization

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record in 2012, continuing an upward and accelerating trend that is driving climate change and will shape the future…

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Pacific islands climate summit: we need help

Connie Hedegaard, the European Commissioner for Climate Action, writes in today’s Sydney Morning Herald about the Pacific Islands Forum that started yesterday. She says: “The Pacific region is on the…

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Hyperactive bushfire season ahead for Australia: outlook

Vast swathes of Australia face above average chances of grass fires and bushfires this summer, after months of above average temperatures. The last 12 months have been the warmest on…

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Australia’s warmest 12 months on record

September 2012 to August 2013 mark the warmest 12 months on record for Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology said yesterday. The average temperature across the country was 22.92 °C during that…

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Australian carbon market worth$6.58 bln in first year: Carbon Market Institute

Australia’s carbon market was worth $6.58 billion in its first year of operation, according to the Carbon Market Institute. On Monday the group said that covered entities emitted 286.6 million…

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