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Brazil To Build First Algae-Based Biofuel Plant

The world’s first industrial plant producing biofuels from seaweed will be built in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco in late 2013…

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More Ice Breaks off of Petermann Glacier

An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan tore off one of Greenland’s largest glaciers, illustrating another dramatic change to the warming island.

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This Summer Is “What Global Warming Feels Like”

Climate scientists suggest that if you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, take a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks.

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Save The Arctic Video, Greenpeace

The melting Arctic is under threat from oil drilling, industrial fishing and conflicts.

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Rio+20, the Unhappy Environmental Summit

Government negotiators from 188 nations met, and failed, in an attempt to find a breakthrough at the United Nations conference on sustainable development. In the end, this conference was a conference to decide to have more conferences…

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UN Aims at Universal Access to Clean Energy by 2030

UN chief Ban Ki-moon outlined plans at the Rio+20 summit to provide universal access to energy by 2030 with tens of billion of dollars in funding from business and investors, for 1.3 billion people in more than 50 developing countries.

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Single-Track Sustainability Solutions Threaten People and Planet

A radical new approach to science and innovation is urgently needed to steer us within planetary boundaries and secure human wellbeing, fostering diverse types of innovation and empowering the grassroots creativity of poorer people, experts say.

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Northeast Passage Soon Free from Ice Again?

The Northeast Passage, the sea route along the North coast of Russia, is expected to be free of ice early again this summer.

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Latin American and Asian cities lead way in planning for global warming

Cities worldwide are increasingly aware of the need to prepare for the effects of climate change, including increased variability in temperatures and extreme weather events, but are often hampered by limited financial resources and political commitment. However, Quito, Ecuador, not considered a global leader by most measures, is at the forefront of metropolises worldwide: in planning for climate change.

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