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U.S. Charm Offensive at Copenhagen Climate Conference: Will it Work?

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Our second installment of COP15 coverage reflects on the overdue, yet changing tide of American climate policy.

UK Water Company Turns Fecal Waste into Energy, Saves Money

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Human waste is a cheap energy source for Thames Water, which is in a price dispute with the UK’s water regulator. Thames Water, the largest water provider in the United Kingdom, saved £15 million (US$25 million) last year by using human feces as a source of renewable energy.

Climate Change Threatens China’s Crops, State Forecaster

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China’s chief meteorologist recommends adjusting to global warming over fighting it.

Heart of Dryness: Water Infrastructure and Climate Change

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In the third installment of Climate Change Coping Strategies excerpts from James G. Workman's Heart of Dryness we reveal the struggle to develop effective infrastructure in the face of climate change.

Massive Antarctic Icebergs Heading To New Zealand

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Massive Antarctic Icebergs Heading To New ZealandRare event may or may not be linked to climate change, expert says More than 100 icebergs are drifting toward New Zealand’s southern coast in a rare phenomenon that has only been recorded once before since 1931.

Arab World Among the Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

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Though water is already scarce and food production will decline in the region, most Arab countries are doing little to prepare, reports say. Food production in the Arab world will be hurt by sea level rises and water scarcity exacerbated by climate change, concluded two reports released last week, according to Reuters.

Heart of Dryness: Water, Climate, and Energy

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The second installment Climate Change Coping Strategies of excerpts from James G. Workman's Heart of Dryness

Environmental Policy Council Advises Cut in China’s Carbon Intensity

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China should reduce its carbon intensity by 4 to 5 percent per year to achieve goals of low-carbon development by 2050. The proposal from the China Council of International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) is the first time such a high-level organization has proposed firm targets for emissions.

Time Is Running Out To Slow Climate Change, Report Finds

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A new IEA study reveals the costly consequences of increasing current energy consumption patterns and calls for swifter policy action.

Keith Schneider: Climate Treaty Will Come After COP15

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It’s been 30 years since scientists first gained a clear understanding of the dangerous consequences of continuously adding more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. This week during the five days of negotiations in Barcelona the world learned again that the formula for solving global warming is a diplomatic chemistry problem that still defies a solution.

Keith Schneider: Advocates Try To Plug the Drain of Water From Climate Negotiations

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Circle of Blue's Keith Schneider examines the Bangkok and Barcelona conferences to understand why water's been pulled from climate negotiations. Schneider also talks with an advocate who's determined to put water back on the table.

Climate Change Is Water Change -- Water Experts React to Barcelona Negotiations

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Climate Change Is Water ChangeWater experts have convened in Barcelona to ensure water management strategies are integrated into global climate change negotiations – so far their efforts have fallen on deaf ears.