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Ocean levels rising to 60% faster than previously thought

Rate of sea level rise in the last 20 years was 60% higher, as evidenced by calculations made five years ago by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), shows a study published by a team of scientists from Germany, France and the U.S. in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

The scientists compared the growth projections of global temperature and sea level rise, which are listed in the third and fourth assessment report of IPCC (published in 2001 and 2007) with satellite measurements of their actual values.

"The global temperature continues to rise at a rate that is well in

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Financial issue threatens to destroy the UN climate talks in Doha

Unavailability of "close" one of the working groups and efficiently complete the last five years can make UN climate conference in Qatar in a deadlock and finally "break up" the negotiation process, experts say environmental and other public organizations.

The Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action, created in 2007 at a conference in Bali, where common issues of the countries under the Convention and, in particular, a common vision of the long-term goals, actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by developed and developing countries, rules for monitoring and reporting, and also on adaptation, technology transfer and long-term financing.

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China announced that it would establish a tax on CO2 emissions

Chinese Ministry of Finance issued a statement on plans to reform the taxation in the environmental field and, in particular, a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, according to specialized media.

In a statement, head of tax policy Jia Chen writes that the government plans to replace the fee for emissions on environmental taxes, including, in particular, there will be a tax on emissions of CO2. According to Xinhua News Agency, it is assumed that these taxes will be collected by local authorities. In addition, China is considering the introduction of taxes on energy-intensive goods and manufacturing, as well as on

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Russian national goal to reduce CO2 will be determined during the week

The draft presidential decree on national targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 2020 will be finalized within a week, said RIA Novosti Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.

Ministry of Natural Resources at the end of August has prepared a draft presidential decree on the approval of the target of the Russian Federation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development stated that the decree could be passed by the end of the year.

"The revision of the decree given week, during which the options will be pursued. One of them provides a flexible

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Rivers of the world continue to lose your water supply

Four of the world's major rivers, including the huge South Asian river basin of the Murray-Darling, retain the status of low-displacement as a result of careless use of its resources and climate change. According to a study at the Australian National University, the same situation in the basin of the Colorado River in the United States, the Orange River in South Africa, the Yellow River in China.

Each of these pools have long been a sharp decline in external impact of water, mainly due to the growth of human requests for fresh water. But the situation has become so

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Nanobutylki save the world from a shortage of drinking water

Climate change constantly reduces drinking water on the planet. But even if all the water from the rivers and lakes dry up, now there is hope for humanity will not die of thirst with a new device — a special bottle, absorbing moisture from the air. But according to scientists, the Earth's atmosphere are concentrated over 11 quadrillion gallons of water.

The world already knows about wind turbine, which can absorb water from the air even in the desert, but this method of getting rid of thirst extremely expensive. The company offers the option of NBD Nano modestly, as

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EU by 2050 will perform only half of climate commitments — WWF

EU without a serious environmental policies can not meet its obligations and reduce CO2 emissions by 2050, only 40% instead of the stated 80%, said in a Tuesday report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International.

WWF analyzed adopted in 2011, the energy "road map" of the EU until 2050, which considers five scenarios for electricity in Europe without fossil fuels. According to each of the options of the country by 2050, reduce CO2 emissions by 80% compared to 1990, with emissions of the energy sector will be reduced by about 85%.

"Despite the fact that the currently applied measures

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UN urges Russia to create a network of observation thawing

Russia, along with the U.S., Canada and China, to establish a national network for monitoring the state of permafrost thaw in 2100, which may enter the atmosphere to 135 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) .

UNEP study addresses the status of permafrost, which accounts for over a quarter of the land area in the Northern Hemisphere. The report concluded that the potential impact of melting permafrost and the gradual release of "locked" in its carbon, the amount of which, according to their estimates, can be up to 1.7 trillion

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Thailand topped the list of countries hit by disasters in 2011 g

Thailand, Cambodia and Pakistan took the first three places in the "rating" of damage from the effects of severe weather events Global Climate Risk Index, according to a new edition of the ranking prepared by the analytical group Germanwatch.

Rating Global Climate Risk Index assesses the economic and social impacts of extreme weather events, the frequency and magnitude of which, according to scientists, will increase in the future due to climate change. Countries adhering to the top ranks of the rating, for design reasons, should consider it as a "wake-up call", the signal of the vulnerability to the impacts of

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The EU does not expect the Doha improve emission reduction commitments

The EU does not expect the leading developed and developing countries on the UN climate talks in Qatar can increase the size of their emission reduction commitments up to 2020, told the press representative of the Directorate EU climate and a member of the European delegation at the talks in Durban, Artur Runge-Metzger.

More than 17,000 delegates, experts and journalists gathered in the capital of Qatar to participate vkonferentsii UN climate change. As expected, the main themes of a two-week talks, which began on 26 November, will be the conditions of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol and

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