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Climate change could cut world food output 18 percent by 2050
Global warming could cause an 18 percent drop in world food production by 2050, but investments in irrigation and infrastructure, and moving food output to different regions, could reduce the loss, a study published on Thursday said.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
 
Lima was a reality check, and leaders need to step up for Paris
The differences between how the developed and developing countries view their responsibilities will hinder agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, unless top political leaders provide the momentum needed to seal the deal, says Achim Steiner.
EurActiv
 
EPA chief: Extreme weather boosting climate-change plan
Extreme weather events from typhoons to heat waves are helping make the case to Americans on the need to address climate change, the head of the EPA says, although opposition from congressional Republicans to the Obama administration's ambitious plan remains unrelenting.
USA Today
 
Green bonds sell big in 2014 as finance bids to help climate
A "green" bond market has taken root this year, with municipalities and corporations issuing new environmentally-focused bonds and money managers jumping in to buy them.
Reuters
 
Shrinking ship bubbles ‘could counteract climate change’
Getting ships to generate smaller bubbles as they sail across the oceans could counteract the impact of climate change, a study suggests.
BBC
 
Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears
Word spread quickly: a polar bear, then two, were spotted near this remote Inuit village on the shores of Hudson Bay, about 1,800 kilometers (1,120 miles) north of Montreal.
AFP
 
Asia-Pacific LDCs meeting vows sustainable graduation by 2020
Least developed countries (LDCs) of Asia-Pacific region have envisaged sustainable graduation of the LDCs of the region during the ministerial meeting that concluded here today by issuing a 24-point declaration, which is fully focused on meeting the graduation criteria by 2020 as per their commitment in Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA).
Himalayan Times
 
 
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