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Global sea levels ‘climbed 3 inches since 1992’

Sea levels worldwide rose an average of nearly 3 inches (8 cm) since 1992, the result of warming waters and melting ice, a panel of NASA scientists said on Wednesday. In 2013, a United Nations panel predicted sea levels would rise

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Severe 'food shocks' likely due to extreme weather

Extreme weather such as intense storms, droughts and heatwaves will cause more frequent and severe food shortages as the global climate and food supply systems change, British and American experts have warned. The pressure on the

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10 climate actions urged to curb warming, lift GDP

More efficient energy use and investments in greener cities are among 10 measures that can help the world to slow global warming while also spurring economic growth, an international report said on Tuesday. Action across the 10 ar

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No deal seen on rich-world coal export subsidies

The world's richest nations are unlikely to reach a deal to phase out subsidies for coal exports at talks in June, reducing the chances of a new global climate change agreement at a UN conference in Paris, officials and campaigners say.

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Climate change 'may worsen instability in ME’

Climate change could aggravate existing instability in the Middle East, a diplomat has warned. French Ambassador to Bahrain Bernard Regnauld-Fabre said rising sea levels and increased desertification posed serious security concern

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Bahrain to host major forum on climate change

A major forum will be held in Bahrain next week to discuss the impact of climate change on small islands and the importance of sustainable ecological policy-making. Bahrain Europe Environment Week opens at the Arab Regional Centre

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100 natural disasters ‘could strike in the Arab region’

More than 100 'natural disasters' could strike in the Arab region in the next four years because of climate change, according to a new report. The Arab Sustainable Development Report 2015 predicts that disasters such as e

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Emerson to showcase compressor modulation technology

Emerson Climate Technologies, a leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications, is set to showcase its energy efficient compressor modulation in air conditioning

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Oil producers face 'huge liabilities' in climate deal

Saudi Arabia’s top climate negotiator said that growing pressure to phase out fossil fuels does not help the UN climate negotiations and that a new climate deal should help oil producers diversify their economies.  

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Venezuela says shale oil is a disaster

Shale oil is a disaster for climate change, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez said as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) prepares to decide on oil output policy.   "The US

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