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UN climate change talks: full text of the Durban platform

Negotiators agreed to start work on a new UN climate deal that would have legal force and, crucially, require both developed and developing countries to cut their carbon emissions. Ministers reached a last-minute agreement on a new text known as the Durban platform for enhanced action.

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Climate conference approves landmark deal

U.N. climate conference reached a hard-fought agreement Sunday on a far-reaching program meant to set a new course for the global fight against climate change.

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Climate Deal Up For Approval At UN Conference

Diplomats debated into the early hours of Sunday at a U.N. conference over a complex and far-reaching program meant to set a new course for the global fight against climate change for the coming decades…

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Conference In Overtime On Future Of Climate Talks

Some ministers and top climate negotiators left Durban without an agreement Saturday, with time running out and the prospect of an inconclusive end jeopardizing new momentum in the fight against global warming…

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2010 Spike in Greenland Ice Loss Lifted Bedrock

An unusually hot melting season in 2010 accelerated ice loss in southern Greenland by 100 billion tons, and large portions of the island’s bedrock rose an additional quarter of an inch in response.

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Waiting on climate is escapism: top UN scientist

Leaders who wait for further evidence about the perils of greenhouse gases are flirting with escapism, the head of the UN’s Nobel-winning climate scientists says.

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World must learn to manage the planet

The Rio+20 summit next year should focus on reshaping the world economy to better “manage the planet, a UN’s top environment official said at climate talks in Durban.

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Glaciers In Retreat

Climate change is causing many glaciers worldwide, to melt in increasingly unstable ways, and there are concerns about the long term viability of the ice in a warmer world.

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