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Canadian minister of the environment Peter Kent (photo, from radio-canada.ca) has announced that his country will formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol on climate change initially adopted in Japan in 1997. (more…)

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A state emergency has been declared in 25 towns in Brazil in order to deal with one of the Amazon regions’s worst droughts in decades. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Shifts in the climate affects more birds embarking on long distance migrations than the ones making shorter journeys, a study suggests. (more…)

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After a dispute over unrelated immigration reform legislation, the unveiling of a US senate climate bill has been postponed.

The bill is the result of discussions between Democratic, Republican and independent senators. (more…)

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For an hour on Saturday, millions of people switched off lights in order to protest against climate change and promote energy-saving, plunging major cities and global landmarks into darkness. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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The climate deal reached in Copenhagen has been welcomed by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon (photo, from bbc.co.uk) as an “essential beginning”.

This declaration followed a motion passed by delegates that recognises the agreement, which the US reached with key nations including China. (more…)

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After the Australian parliament rejected a proposal to establish a greenhouse gas emissions trading system, the government said it will re-introduce it. (photo, from aljazeera.net)

The emission trading scheme (ETS) was the government’s key policy on climate change. It was defeated in the Senate by 41-33 votes. (more…)

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