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  • Emissions from the Cement Industry

    Emissions from the Cement Industry

    A single industry accounts for around 5 percent of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. It produces a material so ubiquitous it is nearly invisible: cement. It is the primary ingredient in concrete, which in turn forms the foundations and structures of the buildings we live and work in, and the roads and bridges we drive…

  • Climate News Roundup: Week of April 30th

    Climate News Roundup: Week of April 30th

    Scientists race to save world’s rice bowl from climate change; Study: climate change causes plants to flower earlier; Panetta warms climate change having ‘dramatic impact’ on national security; Climate change is real and here: what to do now to protect your building

  • Climate News Roundup: Week of 2/13

    Climate News Roundup: Week of 2/13

    Leak Offers Glimpse of Campaign Against Climate Science, New Global Deal on Climate Change, What’s Next for Renewable Energy in the Mediterranean?, Climate Change Increases Risk of Storm Surge, According to MIT Study

  • Climate Change in Haiti

    Climate Change in Haiti

    By Tracy Slagle and Madeleine Rubenstein Of the many countries at risk from the effects of climate change, small island states are widely considered to be among the most vulnerable. Not only are these countries exposed to direct impacts of climate change, particularly sea level rise, they are also highly sensitive to existing environmental stresses…

  • Climate News Roundup: Week of 1/09

    Climate News Roundup: Week of 1/09

    To Slow Climate Change, Cut Down on Soot, Ozone; Investors Say Private Sector Must Tackle Climate Change; US Teachers Offered Support for Climate Change Lessons;Massive ecological change predicted for Canada: NASA

  • A Changing Climate for Small Island States

    A Changing Climate for Small Island States

    Small island states are uniquely vulnerable to climate change because of their geography and socioeconomic characteristics. As the physical impacts of climate change interact with social and economic vulnerabilities, climate change poses a significant threat to the islands’ physical, social, and economic well-being.

  • Climate News Roundup: Week of 10/17

    Climate News Roundup: Week of 10/17

    Warming Revives Dream of Sea Route in Russian Arctic; Climate Change: The heat is on; California becomes first state to adopt cap-and-trade program; Millions will be trapped amid climate change, study warns.

  • Climate News Roundup: Week of 10/02

    Climate News Roundup: Week of 10/02

    With Death of Forests, a Loss of Key Climate Protectors; U.S. aviation lobbying ‘will not change European emission trading laws’; Climate change eradicating Arctic’s oldest ice; Is climate change affecting fall foliage?

  • Climate News Roundup: Week of 9/12 and 9/20

    Climate News Roundup: Week of 9/12 and 9/20

    World Bank looks to South African climate talks, Associated Press, Sept. 13 Andrew Steer, special envoy of the World Bank on climate change, is pushing for a focus on the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security during the upcoming UNFCCC negotiations in Durban, South Africa. Although Durban is not expected to be…

  • Emissions from the Cement Industry

    Emissions from the Cement Industry

    A single industry accounts for around 5 percent of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. It produces a material so ubiquitous it is nearly invisible: cement. It is the primary ingredient in concrete, which in turn forms the foundations and structures of the buildings we live and work in, and the roads and bridges we drive…

  • Climate News Roundup: Week of April 30th

    Climate News Roundup: Week of April 30th

    Scientists race to save world’s rice bowl from climate change; Study: climate change causes plants to flower earlier; Panetta warms climate change having ‘dramatic impact’ on national security; Climate change is real and here: what to do now to protect your building

  • Climate News Roundup: Week of 2/13

    Climate News Roundup: Week of 2/13

    Leak Offers Glimpse of Campaign Against Climate Science, New Global Deal on Climate Change, What’s Next for Renewable Energy in the Mediterranean?, Climate Change Increases Risk of Storm Surge, According to MIT Study

  • Climate Change in Haiti

    Climate Change in Haiti

    By Tracy Slagle and Madeleine Rubenstein Of the many countries at risk from the effects of climate change, small island states are widely considered to be among the most vulnerable. Not only are these countries exposed to direct impacts of climate change, particularly sea level rise, they are also highly sensitive to existing environmental stresses…

  • Climate News Roundup: Week of 1/09

    Climate News Roundup: Week of 1/09

    To Slow Climate Change, Cut Down on Soot, Ozone; Investors Say Private Sector Must Tackle Climate Change; US Teachers Offered Support for Climate Change Lessons;Massive ecological change predicted for Canada: NASA

  • A Changing Climate for Small Island States

    A Changing Climate for Small Island States

    Small island states are uniquely vulnerable to climate change because of their geography and socioeconomic characteristics. As the physical impacts of climate change interact with social and economic vulnerabilities, climate change poses a significant threat to the islands’ physical, social, and economic well-being.

  • Climate News Roundup: Week of 10/17

    Climate News Roundup: Week of 10/17

    Warming Revives Dream of Sea Route in Russian Arctic; Climate Change: The heat is on; California becomes first state to adopt cap-and-trade program; Millions will be trapped amid climate change, study warns.

  • Climate News Roundup: Week of 10/02

    Climate News Roundup: Week of 10/02

    With Death of Forests, a Loss of Key Climate Protectors; U.S. aviation lobbying ‘will not change European emission trading laws’; Climate change eradicating Arctic’s oldest ice; Is climate change affecting fall foliage?

  • Climate News Roundup: Week of 9/12 and 9/20

    Climate News Roundup: Week of 9/12 and 9/20

    World Bank looks to South African climate talks, Associated Press, Sept. 13 Andrew Steer, special envoy of the World Bank on climate change, is pushing for a focus on the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security during the upcoming UNFCCC negotiations in Durban, South Africa. Although Durban is not expected to be…