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|updated: 27 March 2015 08:47||More headlines >>|
|Leaders of European cities make pledge to tackle climate change|
Representatives of 30 cities gather in Paris to sign declaration that will also commit them to use their €10bn purchasing power to buy eco-friendly
|Les métropoles européennes réunies à Paris pour le climat|
« Je vous demande de vous mobiliser autant que possible pour que la pression puisse être exercée autant que nécessaire », a lancé, jeudi 26 mars, à quelques mois de la conférence sur le climat, le président François Hollande aux élus de 32 capitales et grandes agglomérations européennes réunies à Paris à l’initiative de la maire Anne Hidalgo, et du maire de Rome Ignazio Marino. L’enjeu : arriver à un « accord global et contraignant » en décembre.
|Earth Hour lights-out seeks to illuminate climate plight|
Hundreds of landmarks from Paris' Eiffel Tower to the Seattle Space Needle will dim their lights on Saturday, as people around the world go briefly off-grid to mark Earth Hour with candlelight and barbecues.
|Stronger thunderstorms driving rise in tropical rainfall: study|
An increase in strong thunderstorms could be responsible for greater rainfall in the tropics as a result of climate change, new research says.
|Thomson Reuters Foundation|
|Large fall in UK greenhouse gas emissions of over 8% last year |
The biggest fall in emissions since 1990 saw carbon dioxide output drop by almost a tenth while energy from renewable sources rose to a record high of almost 20% of electricity, government figures show
|Study shows acceleration in decline of Antarctic ice shelves|
Satellite data from 1994 to 2012 reveals an accelerating decline in Antarctica's massive floating ice shelves, with some shrinking 18 percent, in a development that could hasten the rise in global sea levels, scientists say.
|2C climate change target ‘utterly inadequate’|
Leading scientist warns the world’s poor are not safe under internationally agreed limit on temperature rise
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