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Climate rescue: UN talks get down to business

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READY FOR THE NEGOTIATORS. A general view taken on October 31, 2016 shows part of the site of the COP22 international climate conference in Marrakesh a week before the start of the talks. AFP/Stringer

As 15,000 negotiators, CEOs and activists from 196 nations gathered in Marrakesh settle in for the 12-day UN talks, all eyes are on the United States, where voting Tuesday November 8, could thrust climate denier Donald Trump into the White House

MARRAKESH, Morocco (Nov. 7, 2016) — Under an ominous shadow cast by the US presidential election, the world’s nations gather in Morocco Monday, November 7, to flesh out a landmark climate deal that promises to save humanity from itself.  Continue reading Climate rescue: UN talks get down to business

Paris climate pact enters into force, focus shifts to action

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Villagers watch the sunset over a small lagoon near the village of Tangintebu on South Tarawa in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati May 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo

We need to see unprecedented reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and unequaled efforts to build societies that can resist rising climate impacts

November 3, 2016 A landmark global accord to combat climate change officially entered into force on Friday, putting pressure on countries to start executing plans to slash greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming.  Continue reading Paris climate pact enters into force, focus shifts to action

Greenhouse gas emissions set to bust global climate pact in 2030

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Steam rises from the cooling towers of the coal power plant of RWE, one of Europe’s biggest electricity and gas companies in Niederaussem, Germany, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

In 2030 will exceed by 12 billion to 14 billion tonnes what is needed to keep global warming to an internationally agreed target

November 3, 2016 — Greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 will exceed by 12 billion to 14 billion tonnes what is needed to keep global warming to an internationally agreed target, the United Nations said on Thursday.  Continue reading Greenhouse gas emissions set to bust global climate pact in 2030

300 million children breathe heavily toxic air – UNICEF

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A woman walks with her child on a street as schools were closed due to the heavy smog in Jilin, northeast China’s Jilin province on October 22, 2013. Stringer/File/AFP

Nearly one child in 7 around the globe breathes outdoor air that is at least 6 times dirtier than international guidelines

WASHINGTON DC, USA (Oct. 31, 2016) — Some 300 million children live with outdoor air so polluted it can cause serious physical damage, including harming their developing brains, the United Nations said in a study released Monday, October 31.  Continue reading 300 million children breathe heavily toxic air – UNICEF