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09/22/2014 04:11 PM
NY requires agencies to consider extreme weather
New York state agencies are required to consider the future likelihood of extreme weather in their decisions on public works projects, industrial and commercial permits and regulations, according to a ...
09/22/2014 04:01 PM
Protesters stage Wall Street climate crisis sit-in
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, hundreds of activists gathered Monday in lower Manhattan's financial district, chanting, carrying signs and — in some places — sitting down in the street to protest what they said was corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate crisis.
09/22/2014 03:57 PM
Hundreds protest Wall Street over climate change

Protesters take part in the "Flood Wall Street" demonstrations and march on September 22, 2014, preceding the United Nations' "Climate Summit 2014: Catalyzing Action" in New YorkNew York (AFP) - Hundreds of protesters Monday accused Wall Street of financing climate change, marching through Manhattan's financial district dressed in blue and armed with placards.

09/22/2014 03:42 PM
U.S. energy infrastructure revamp may unlock $6 trillion market: Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves after a news conference in AnkaraBy Valerie Volcovici NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the United States could potentially unlock a $6 trillion energy market by revamping the country's fractured electricity grid, a move that he said would boost the competitiveness of renewable energy. Kerry addressed the opening event of Climate Week NYC, a day before over 120 heads of state were due at the United Nations to address a summit on climate change and national plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions. ...

09/22/2014 03:40 PM
Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2008, file photo, sea birds rest on a rock off Cape Meares, Ore. A new study released Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, finds that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely follow natural changes in the wind, not the increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard, File)A new study released Monday found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming.

09/22/2014 03:35 PM
Countries, companies mobilize around carbon pricing ahead of U.N. summit

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, former United States Vice President Al Gore, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and French Environment Minister Segolene Royal take part in the "People's Climate March" down 6th Ave. in the ManBy Valerie Volcovici NEW YORK (Reuters) - The World Bank said Monday that 73 national and 11 regional governments and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon emissions to encourage a shift to cleaner energy technologies. The announcement aims to build momentum for a high-profile UN summit on climate change on Tuesday that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hopes will mobilize governments and the private sector to make “bold commitments” to address climate change. ...

09/22/2014 03:20 PM
Climate protesters march on Wall Street, block street near NYSE
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched through New York City's financial district on Monday and blocked streets near the stock exchange to denounce Wall Street's role in raising money for businesses that contribute to climate change. Protesters stopped traffic on Broadway south of the New York Stock Exchange. Occupying about two blocks, some were standing while others sat. Two were arrested after trying to cross a police barricade. ...
09/22/2014 03:16 PM
[video] Opinion: Why ‘Climate Justice’ Hurts the Poor
Editorial Page Editor Paul Gigot on why this week’s United Nations summit on climate change won’t help the environment. Photo credit: Associated Press.
09/22/2014 01:59 PM
Why the UN Climate Summit will have a hard time doing anything
In New York on Sunday, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators demanded global action on climate change.
09/22/2014 12:37 PM
Standing United on Global Climate Action

Standing United on Global Climate ActionWhen our family and those we love are threatened, our natural instinct is to fight; to stand together in solidarity and face the challenge together. This is the approach we have taken to tackling climate change in the European Union.And when I say family, I don't just mean the 500 million citizens of the European Union, the world's largest...

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