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Nov 29, 2012

Scientists measure sea rise from polar ice melt

LONDON (Reuters) – The melting of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets has raised sea levels by 11.1 millimeters since 1992, a fifth of the total rise which threatens low-lying regions around the globe, a new study published on Thursday said.

The results of the study involving 47 researchers from 26 laboratories which was supported by the European Space Agency and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration give the most accurate measurements of ice loss to date, they said in the journal Science.

Nov 28, 2012

Delhi, Mumbai among cities most at risk from climate impacts – study

LONDON (Reuters) – Time is running out for many developing countries like India to protect their growing cities against future environmental risks and resource scarcity, a report by engineering and design consultancy Atkins showed on Wednesday.

Atkins, together with the University College of London’s Development and Planning Unit and the UK government’s Department for International Development, assessed the risks, vulnerabilities and capabilities of 129 cities in 20 countries.

Nov 28, 2012

Developing cities must protect against climate risks: study

LONDON (Reuters) – Time is running out for many developing countries to protect their growing cities against future environmental risks and resource scarcity, a report by engineering and design consultancy Atkins showed on Wednesday.

Atkins, together with the University College of London’s Development and Planning Unit and the UK government’s Department for International Development, assessed the risks, vulnerabilities and capabilities of 129 cities in 20 countries.

Nov 25, 2012

Sea snails show impact of more acidic ocean

LONDON (Reuters) – The shells of some marine snails in the seas around Antarctica are dissolving as the water becomes more acidic, threatening the food chain, a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience said on Sunday.

Oceans soak up about a quarter of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere each year and as CO2 levels in the atmosphere increase from burning fossil fuels, so do ocean levels, making seas more acidic.

Nov 21, 2012

Swift action needed to tackle widening emissions gap

LONDON (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 could be between 8 billion and 13 billion tonnes above what is needed to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius, a United Nations’ Environment Programme (UNEP) report showed on Wednesday.

The annual report, prepared by UNEP and the European Climate Foundation, studied a range of estimates to assess whether current pledges for emissions cuts are enough to limit the worst effects of climate change.

Nov 21, 2012

Swift action needed to tackle widening emissions gap: U.N.

LONDON (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 could be between 8 billion and 13 billion metric tonnes (14.33 billion tons) above what is needed to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius, a United Nations’ Environment Program (UNEP) report showed on Wednesday.

The annual report, prepared by UNEP and the European Climate Foundation, studied a range of estimates to assess whether current pledges for emissions cuts are enough to limit the worst effects of climate change.

Nov 19, 2012

Natural resources can affect value of sovereign bonds – UNEP

LONDON (Reuters) – Countries’ natural resources should be considered when assessing sovereign credit risk as their worth can affect the underlying value of sovereign bonds, the United Nations’ Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Monday.

Pressures on nations from the overuse and scarcity of water, food, forests and minerals, coupled with the effects of climate change, are currently mostly left out of models used to set sovereign credit ratings.

Nov 19, 2012

Natural resources can affect value of sovereign bonds – UNEP

LONDON (Reuters) – Countries’ natural resources should be considered when assessing sovereign credit risk as their worth can affect the underlying value of sovereign bonds, the United Nations’ Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Monday.

Pressures on nations from the overuse and scarcity of water, food, forests and minerals, coupled with the effects of climate change, are currently mostly left out of models used to set sovereign credit ratings.

Nov 14, 2012

Wind power growth to slow, pick up after 2020

LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – The growth of wind power
generation is likely to slow over the next few years, hit by
cutbacks in the budget subsidies in the United States and Europe
that have driven 15 years of construction, a report published on
Wednesday showed.

Held back by a struggling world economy and the failure to
create commercial conditions which stimulate more green
investment, the report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
and Greenpeace International expected growth of wind power would
not accelerate again until after 2020.

Nov 13, 2012

EU carbon down 8 pct on permit withdrawal plan

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Prices for EU carbon emissions
permits closed 8 percent lower on Tuesday, after the European
Commission proposed the withdrawal of only 900 million permits
in its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from next year to prop up
low prices.

Speculative market participants who had been expecting a
greater number in the proposal helped drive up prices to an
eight-month high of 9.10 euros a tonne on Monday.

    • About Nina

      "Based in London, Nina helps coordinate Reuters' coverage of European power, gas, coal and renewables markets with a focus on policies, investment and trading. She also covers environment, climate change and new clean energy technologies. Nina has twelve years of journalistic experience. Previously at Reuters Nina covered carbon markets in London and EU energy policy and competition in Brussels. Before joining Reuters, Nina worked as a journalist in the European pulp and paper sector in Brussels and for Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun, covering everything from UK politics and the Iraq War to sport and entertainment. Nina holds a first class ..."
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