"The World Bank said Monday that 73 national and 11 regional governments and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon emissions to encourage a shift to cleaner energy technologies."
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- Source: Reuters, 09/23/2014
"About 100 protesters were arrested on Monday in New York City during a demonstration that at one point blocked streets near the stock exchange to denounce what organizers say is Wall Street's contribution to climate change."
"The Rockefellers, who made their vast fortune on oil, and other philanthropies and high-wealth individuals on Monday will announce pledges to divest a total of $50 billion from fossil fuel investments."
"U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the United States could potentially unlock a $6 trillion energy market by revamping the country's fractured electricity grid, a move that he said would boost the competitiveness of renewable energy."
"NEW YORK -- Six international energy companies have agreed to work to reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in partnership with more than a dozen national governments through a new United Nations framework, according to executives and officials familiar with the program."Source: Wall St. Journal, 09/23/2014
"New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world."
"The internet giant Google has announced it is to sever its ties with an influential rightwing lobbying network, the American Legislative Exchange Council, accusing it of 'lying' about climate change."Source: Guardian, 09/23/2014
"A nuclear watchdog is warning about "shortcomings" in emergency preparedness at nuclear weapons facilities around the country."Source: The Hill, 09/23/2014
"TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities are testing water from the San Pedro River in southern Arizona that may be contaminated with toxic waste that traveled north after a massive copper mine spill in Mexico this summer."Source: AP, 09/23/2014
"Legions of demonstrators frustrated by international inaction on global warming descended on New York City on Sunday, marching through the heart of Manhattan with a message of alarm for world leaders set to gather this week at the United Nations for a summit meeting on climate change."
"A new Public Safety document obtained by a Member of Parliament reveals that the government has been keeping tabs on more than 600 protests, rallies and events across Canada between 2006 and 2014."Source: Vancouver Sun, 09/22/2014
The U.N. climate summit on Tuesday is likely to be plagued by old North-South divisions.
"John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune on oil. Now his heirs are abandoning fossil fuels."
"Indications are growing that some of the most comfortable resting places in your home – your couch, your bed’s mattress – could be a health hazard."Source: Charlotte Observer, 09/22/2014
"In a sweeping effort to reduce its environmental impact, New York City is planning to overhaul the energy-efficiency standards of all its public buildings and to pressure private landlords to make similar improvements."