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Experts urge urgent action to cut climate pollutants

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Gilbert Nakweya
Experts urge urgent action to cut climate pollutant
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[NAIROBI] Measures to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) in developing regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa could benefit key sectors, including health and agriculture, experts say. ... Read more about Experts urge urgent action to cut climate pollutants

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Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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There's nowhere to hide now that Global Forest Watch has launched - citizens around the world now have all the information they need to monitor the state of the world's forests. 

Global Forest Watch combines the latest satellite technology, open data and social media crowdsourcing to produce "near-real time, reliable, and actionable data" about what's happening to forests worldwide. ... Read more about Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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Planning and Financing Low-Carbon, Livable Cities

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The new initiative has the potential to improve the lives of over 700 million people in 300 developing country cities around the world.
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What do Kampala and Rio de Janeiro have in common? At first sight, the capital of landlocked Uganda and the megacity on the Brazilian coast may appear very different, but they share more than meets the eye. 

Both cities are taking action to manage the challenges that come with rapid urbanization and climate change by designing their own low-carbon development paths.   ... Read more about Planning and Financing Low-Carbon, Livable Cities

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Rising Ocean Temperatures Prime Amazon Rainforest for Fire

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Barbara Fraser and The Daily Climate
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Scientists used to think the Amazon was too wet to burn, but a warming Atlantic Ocean is drawing moisture away from the rainforest

MOYOBAMBA, Peru – Karina Pinasco watched in dismay as flames on a hillside at the edge of town lit up the sky one night in October 2010. A farmer had intended to clear a few hectares of land to plant coffee bushes, but the fire – set during an unusually hot, dry spell – quickly got out of hand.

Propelled by winds and high temperatures, it burned for 10 days, charring more than 250 acres of land. ... Read more about Rising Ocean Temperatures Prime Amazon Rainforest for Fire

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Soil erosion increasing global warming threat-UNEP

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LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Global warming will get worse as agricultural methods accelerate the rate of soil erosion, which depletes the amount of carbon the soil is able to store, a United Nations' Environment Programme report said on Monday.

Soil contains huge quantities of carbon in the form of organic matter. which provides nutrients for plant growth and improves soil fertility and water movement.

The top metre of soil alone stores around 2,200 billion tonnes of carbon, which is three times the level currently held in the atmosphere, said the UNEP Year Book 2012. ... Read more about Soil erosion increasing global warming threat-UNEP

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Time to Start Work on a Panic Button?

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JUSTIN GILLIS
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For two decades, the world’s governments have failed to meet their own commitment to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, the main heat-trapping gas. As frustration builds among scientists, some of them have begun to argue for research on a potential last-ditch option in case global warming starts to get out of control. It is called geoengineering — or directly manipulating the Earth’s climate.

The idea sounds like science fiction, but it is not. ... Read more about Time to Start Work on a Panic Button?

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