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Expanding Environmental Democracy: Moving Forward With Principle 10

A number of Latin American and Caribbean countries took a huge step forward in ensuring environmental democracy for their citizens. At a UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) meeting in November, these countries agreed on a road map to ensure full implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration.

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Dispatches From Doha: “The Lack Of Urgency Is Disquieting”

It’s midway through the final week of the UN COP 18 Climate Negotiations, yet there’s an eerie calm in the sprawling conference hall. What’s happening inside the conference center stands in stark contrast to what we’re witnessing outside.

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Arctic Continues To break Records In 2012

The Arctic region continued to break records in 2012, among them the loss of summer sea ice, spring snow cover, and melting of the Greenland ice sheet. This was true even though air temperatures in the Arctic were unremarkable relative to the last decade, according to a new report released today.

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rise to 2.4 million Pounds Per Second

The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it’s now unlikely that global warming can be limited to a couple of degrees, which is an international goal.

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Opening of Atlantic Coast For offshore windfarms

US Government announces opening up of large areas off the Atlantic Coast for offshore wind farms.

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Tiny Barbuda Fears Increasingly Hostile Climate

Local scientists are warning the tiny 62-square-mile island of Barbuda is becoming one of the most vulnerable spots on earth to the consequences of climate change. Worsening the problem is the long-time practice of sand removal from the island…

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Greenland, Antarctica Ice Melt Speeding Up, Study Finds

Two decades of satellite readings back up what dramatic pictures have suggested in recent years: The mile-thick ice sheets that cover Greenland and most of Antarctica are melting at a faster rate in a warming world.

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Suing EPA To Force Cap-And-Trade Scheme For Vehicle Emissions

A New York-based policy reform group files notice of intent to sue the EPA to force it to create a market for carbon emissions tied to cars, planes and other mobile sources.

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The Retreat of the Gualas Glacier, Northern Patagonia

Like many mountain glaciers, the Gualas Glacier in the Patagonian region of Chile has retreated fast during the past century in the face of climate change. But not only for the reason you’d first suspect.

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