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Study Shows Growth in Climate-Themed Bonds

Some $346 billion of climate-themed bonds are outstanding in global markets, nearly double that of one year ago, according to an HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence-Climate Bond Initiative's 2013 study. Growth is expected to continue against a backdrop of stronger government policies and actions -- including President Obama's National Climate Change Action Plan and a possible 2015 international climate change accord, a long with growing investor activism for socially responsible investment..Read More

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National Fire Preparedness Level Increased as Fires Rage in the

As fires continue to rage in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and other western states, the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho yesterday raised the  national fire preparedness level to “4” on a scale of 1 to 5. The heightened level indicates increased strain on federal resources battling the fires throughout the Rocky Mountain region and west. President […]Read More

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News from Durban: Humans Primarily Responsible for Global Warming; Good

News on the climate change front: New research finds human activity responsible for nearly 3/4 of global temperature rise over the past 50 years; Sierra Leone establishes the Gola Rainforest National Park; the UK sends to protect Brazil's Cerrado scrub forest from illegal logging.Read More

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White Spruce Growing Well in Face of Warming Climate at

White spruce at a study site along Alaska's Firth River are adapting well to a warming climate, according to a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory research team. That's in stark contrast to white spruce populations in the rest of the state. The team matched tree ring growth, wood density data and climate data dating back to 1067 in carrying out their study.Read More