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Progress on the Sidelines as Rio Conference Ends

Published: 
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 9:45am

RIO DE JANEIRO — Burdened by low expectations, snarled by endless traffic congestion and shunned by President Obama, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development ended here as it began, under a shroud of withering criticism.

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Global Warming: The Vanishing North

Published: 
Tue, 06/19/2012 - 9:42am

NOW that summer is here, the Arctic is crowded with life. Phytoplankton are blooming in its chilly seas. Fish, birds and whales are gorging on them. Millions of migratory geese are in their northern breeding grounds. And the area is teeming with scientists, performing a new Arctic ritual.

Between now and early September, when the polar pack ice shrivels to its summer minimum, they will pore over the daily sea ice reports of America’s National Snow and Ice Data Centre.

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'We have seen the enemy': Bangladesh's war against climate change

Published: 
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 8:13am

Devastating cyclones, floods and ruined crops have made Bangladesh 'the world's most aware society on climate change'
John Vidal in Gazipara
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 9 May 2012 08.17 EDT

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Governments failing to avert catastrophic climate change, IEA warns

Published: 
Wed, 04/25/2012 - 11:42pm

Ministers attending clean energy summit in London to be gravely warned about continuing global addiction to fossil fuels

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Warming Atlantic primes the Amazon for fire

Published: 
Wed, 04/11/2012 - 9:21am

The warming Atlantic Ocean is drawing moisture away from the Western Amazon, drying the rainforest and catching residents by surprise. 'We weren't prepared.'

By Barbara Fraser

for The Daily Climate