Sunday 21 December 2014

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Denmark to claim Arctic continental shelf

Denmark will today claim ownership of around 900,000 square kilometres of the continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean by filing documents with the United Nations. “The submission of our claim to the continental shelf north of Greenland is a historic …

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UN talks agree new-style climate deal in 2015

After dragging on for two extra days about 190 nations have agreed the building blocks of a new-style global deal due in 2015 to combat climate change amid


Cutting carbon a good business opportunity

The outcome of a United Nations climate agreement to be reached next year in Paris notwithstanding, the private sector will need to dramatically step up efforts to cut


Report: Australian emissions ‘set to soar by 2020′

According to a damning new analysis by the Climate Action Tracker (CAT), released in Lima, Peru, at United Nations climate talks, Australia’s emissions are set to soar by 2020


Kerry warns, make climate deal to avoid ‘tragedy’

The United States Secretary of State John Kerry has made an impassioned plea for all nations to work for an ambitious United Nations deal next year to fight


Climate policy pressure as Japan burns more coal

Once at the forefront of the fight again global warming, Japan is now facing calls from other big economies such as China to set fresh emissions targets as


Concerns over govt handling of Barrier Reef plan

As the debate over the handling of Australia’s World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef continues there are growing concerns that the federal government has not yet publicly released


‘Berlin Wall’ climate divide looms over Lima

As United Nations climate talks enter their final days, the "Berlin Wall" that has for years divided rich and poor countries once again looms large as negotiators race


CSIRO: Aust exposed to climate change, huge costs

Australia’s premier research organisation, the CSIRO, has warned the damage caused by extreme weather could cost Australia more than $1 trillion. The warning comes as east coast capitals, Sydney


EU pressure opens rift at UN climate talks

A rift has opened at United Nations climate talks as the European Union insists on a right to challenge nations about their plans for fighting climate change, in

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