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Vulnerable Nepalese communities urge action at Climate Summit

By Tue, Sep 23, 2014 7:28PM UTC Vulnerable Nepalese communities urge action at Climate Summit

High-level meetings like today’s UN Climate Summit in New York are often derided as a bureaucratic talkshop. Each one involves a different set of anointed experts, hand-pressing politicians and scatterings of bleary-eyed activists discussing a different issue. Motions are passed, the applause is prompted and the protestors outside sidestepped.

China, US and India named chief culprits as carbon emissions rise

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014 11:15AM UTC Smoke billows from a chimney of a heating plant in Beijing. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists estimate that the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before.

Australia rallies for action on climate change

By Sun, Sep 21, 2014 7:49PM UTC Parents join the rally the fight for the future of their children. (Photo: R. Yoon/The Green Journal AU)

Families and children turned out in numbers for Melbourne’s climate rally held on Sunday as part of the People’s Climate Mobilisation Australia.

Chinese town protests over trash incinerator

By Sun, Sep 21, 2014 4:07PM UTC Chinese town protests over trash incinerator

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval.

Japan ignores IWC vote against resumption of whaling

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 9:53AM UTC Pic: AP.

PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — An international whaling conference has voted against Japan’s plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan has vowed to go ahead anyway.

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