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The “press headlines” is a daily compilation providing a general overview of international media coverage of climate change-related issues, that does not purport to be exhaustive. The information contained in the compilation is taken as is from sources external to the UNFCCC secretariat, that are freely available on the Internet. No evaluation on the part of the UNFCCC secretariat has been done in terms of the information that they contain. The UNFCCC secretariat makes no warranty, either express or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or content of such information.
updated: 13 March 2012 10:46 More headlines >>
Power Generated By Coal Decreased Last Year
Coal is one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. The good news is that coal’s share of monthly power generation in the U.S. decreased to below 40 percent in November and December 2011, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Triple Pundit
Big Business Helps With Post-2020 EU Carbon Goals
Big business will prove an unexpected ally of the European Commission in pushing for firm policy to cut carbon after existing 2020 targets expire, as companies draw up their own plans for a future of greener power.
New York Times
‘$40 bn needed yearly’ in Asia to help climate
Countries in the Asia Pacific will require an investment of about US$40 billion (Bt1.226 trillion) annually till 2050 – a period of nearly four decades – to neutralise the impacts of climate change. And that is many times the amount of available funds, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said.
The Nation
EU targets farm, forest land in extending CO2 curbs
EU governments will have to record changes to forestry and farmland that alter the carbon balance under draft law published on Monday, as the European Commission presses ahead with new rules against greenhouse emissions.
Tar sands emit more carbon than previously estimated 
Environmentalists have targeted the oil-producing tar sands in Canada in part because its crude comes with heftier carbon emissions than conventional sources.
Climate change could spawn mass migrations
The Asian Development Bank is warning countries to prepare for influxes of people fleeing natural disasters as climate change exacerbates rising sea levels, soil degradation and seasonal flooding.
Investing in energy innovation
Tobacco as a source of fuel? Batteries to power a car for 500 miles on a single charge? A wave disk engine — the size of a cooking pot — that boosts a vehicle’s fuel efficiency?
USA Today
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