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Main Points of Agreement from Rio+20 Summit Show Little Progress

Global leaders on Friday wrapped up a United Nations development summit with little to show but a lackluster agreement, as critics scorned governments for showing no urgency to tackle climate change as well as food and water scarcity. Nearly 100 …

Study Suggests China’s CO2 Emissions Could be Greater than Thought

China’s carbon emissions could be nearly 20 percent higher than previously thought, a new analysis of official Chinese data showed on Sunday, suggesting the pace of global climate change could be even faster than currently predicted. China has already overtaken …

Last Chance to Save Kyoto Deal at Durban Climate Talks

Countries will make a last ditch effort to save a dying Kyoto Protocol at global climate talks starting on Monday aimed at cutting the greenhouse gas emissions blamed by scientists for rising sea levels, intense storms and crop failures. The …

Record High Greenhouse Gases to Linger for Decades

Concentrations of the three main greenhouse gases blamed for global warming reached record levels in 2010 and will linger in the atmosphere for decades, even if the world stops emissions output today, the U.N.’s weather agency said on Monday. Carbon …

Mexico Climate Change Deal to be Debated in Bangkok

The following is a synopsis of the subjects for a debate on climate change and the proposals made at the Cancun summit last December. LONG-TERM ACTION ON EMISSIONS The accord “recognizes that deep cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions are …