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Ocean Absorbs 24 Million Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Per Day:Ocean Acidification

New Delhi (ABC Live): Often called “the other CO2 problem”, 24 million tonnes of CO2 are absorbed by the oceans each day, or about a quarter of all CO2 emissions. In ocean water, CO2 is transformed into carbonic acid making the ocean’s chemistry less hospitable for many forms of marine life. The challenges this new threat presents were discussed during the United Nations Climate Change …

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2 Degrees C World Target Requires Coal Usage Mandatory Check

London (ABC Live): The consumption of coal in getting our energy needs is one of the main sources of global carbon emissions.It’s time to start moving away from unabated coal use—and start transitioning to a low-carbon economy. Encouragingly, renewable energy generation is already rapidly increasing around the world, driven by declining costs and progressive government policies that make clean energy cost-competitive with …

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Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority Reports IAEA on Fukushima Nuclear Power Station

Geneva (ABC Live): The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) of Japan provided the IAEA an update on radioactivity in seawater at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS). This update states that the concentrations of Cs-134, Cs-137, total Beta and H-3 were relatively stable from 18 to 24 November 2013 at the nuclear power station. In addition, the NRA provided an update on …

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NHRC Recognizes Right to Safe and Clean Environment As An Crucial Human Right

Varanasi, 27th November, 2013(ABC Live):  The National Human Rights Commission on Friday has considered Right to Safe and Clean Environment is one of the most important human right when it has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report raising the issue of continued pollution in the Ganges. The National Human Rights Commission The report states about unabated pollution in …

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Japan Houses World Largest Operational Solar Power Plant

Tokyo (ABC Live): The Japan has privilege to have world largest megawatt-solar power plant, located in Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan and started production of clean energy of 70 megawatt on November 1, 2013. The Kyocera Corporation which has installed the solar energy plant has announced that the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant was installed with investment of 27 billion …

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UNFCCC: Coal Industry Only to Get Capital Investment Compatible with 2 Degree Celsius Limit

Warsaw (ABC Live):– Speaking to the International Coal and Climate Summit, organized by the Polish government and the World Coal Association, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Christiana Figueres said the coal industry can and must radically transform and diversify to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Directly addressing the CEOs of major coal companies she said: “Let …

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WMO Attends IAEA’s Atomic Bomb Explosion Exercise Bab Al Maghrib

Geneva (ABC Live):Meteorological observers assisted in a successful two-day emergency exercise involving 58 states and 10 international organizations  20-21 November 2013 to test the national and international preparedness to respond to a simulated dirty bomb explosion. The exercise, codenamed “Bab Al Maghrib” was held in Morocco and organized by the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA). It marked the first time …

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Ban Ki-moon Bats for New Global Climate Change Agreement by 2015

Warsaw(ABC Live):20 November 2013 – The top United Nations official today called on foreign ministers to prioritize the environment in domestic politics and contribute to climate financing as a way of moving towards a new global climate change agreement by 2015. “This can do more than anything to unlock the huge investment necessary for climate change adaptation and mitigation,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a …

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Poorest Countries Finalize Comprehensive Set of Plans to Deal with Inevitable Impacts of Climate Change

Warsaw, 14 November (ABC Live): As governments meet for the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland, the poorest countries of the world have finalized a comprehensive set of plans to deal with the inevitable impacts of climate change, assisted by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Global Environment Facility and other UN agencies. All 48 Least …

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Year 2013 in Top Ten Warmest Years of Modern World:WMO

Geneva, 13 November 2013(ABC Live)” The year 2013 is currently on course to be among the top ten warmest years since modern records began in 1850, according to the World Meteorological Organization. The first nine months, January to September, tied with 2003 as the seventh warmest such period on record, with a global land and ocean surface temperature of about …

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