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Climate Emissions Off-Track for 2°C Goal, But Still Possible with Fast, Focused, Firm Action
International Cooperative Initiatives Are Key Gap-Closing Strategy
November 6, 2013 10:53 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Washington DC, November 5, 2013 – The gap continues to grow between emissions pledges that countries have made and the emissions levels needed by 2020 to keep global temperature rise below 2° (or 1.5°) C by 2100.
Cutting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Critical
for Protecting Earth’s Snow and Ice-Covered Regions
November 4, 2013 03:25 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Washington DC, November 3, 2013 – Cutting short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) can significantly reduce warming in vulnerable ice and snow covered areas of the world such as the Arctic and Himalayas, known as the cryosphere, while saving millions of lives and protecting ecosystems, according to a new scientific study released today.
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Premieres New Web Series Nov. 3
Wild Guide Contest Winner Stephanie Arne Hosts Wild Kingdom Online
October 31, 2013 01:29 PM - Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
OMAHA, Neb – Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom is roaring back to life with a new host, a new format and new stories about the world’s wildest places and creatures.
Steady March Towards Action on Reducing HFCs Under Montreal Protocol
Led by African and small island states, nations near consensus on bringing HFCs into Ozone Treaty
October 25, 2013 12:04 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Bangkok, 25 October 2013—The Parties to the Montreal Protocol continued their steady march towards phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under that treaty this week in Bangkok by reconvening the Discussion Group on HFC Management and broadening its mandate to consider the recent international agreements calling for the treaty to phase down HFCs, including the agreement by the G-20 nations and six observer states last month in St. Petersburg, Russia.
HOLOCAUST FOR DOLPHINS AND SHARKS IN PERU
Mass Slaughter of Dolphins for Shark Bait Documented
October 17, 2013 11:11 AM - BlueVoice
Lima, Peru -- As many as fifteen thousand dolphins are killed yearly for use as shark bait and human consumption by Peruvian fishermen.
Ensuring Sustainable Water Resources
the Focus of 2013 Clarke Prize Conference on Nov. 15
October 7, 2013 01:33 PM - National Water Research Institute
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – An impressive roster of leading-edge academic researchers and utility managers will be presenting on innovations and challenges in planning, developing, and managing sustainable water supplies at the 2013 Clarke Prize Conference, to be held November 15, 2013, in Newport Beach, Calif.
Training seminar "Human Rights and the Environment: Synergies and Challenges"
21-23 November 2013
October 7, 2013 01:13 PM - EIUC
Summary: The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are seeking applications for a training seminar which will analyse the existing ties between human rights and the environment for a more sustainable development.
New Report: Extreme Weather, Extreme Costs
Report Details True Cost of Sandy, Billions More Than Initial Estimates
October 4, 2013 01:42 PM - US Strong
Less than one month before the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy many New Jersey residents, businesses and communities have learned that the costs of Sandy are much higher than the tens of billions originally estimated.
Climate Threat from Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Upgraded by IPCC in 5th Assessment
October 4, 2013 11:10 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Black carbon GWP included for first time, at double previous estimates GWP for methane also increased by as much as 30% Targeted SLCP mitigation strategies can deliver more climate benefits than previously thought
Southface presents 2013 Argon Award for Leadership in Sustainability to
The Kendeda Fund
October 3, 2013 01:15 PM - Southface
Contributed over $400 million to organizations that promote sustainability, social equity