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New York Pension Fund joins multi-billion-dollar international investors to reduce carbon footprint
New York Pension Fund joins multi-billion-dollar international investors to reduce carbon footprint 24/01/2017

Fund joins a coalition of 28 international investors controlling over $3 trillion in assets

New research predicts the future of coral reefs under climate change
New research predicts the future of coral reefs under climate change 05/01/2017

- If current trends continue, severe bleaching will occur every year on 99% of the world's coral reefs within this century - More ambitious emissions reductions may give reefs an average of 11 extra years before annual bleaching strikes - High-resolution predictions of annual coral bleaching can help prioritize reefs for conservation

Indonesia targets catastrophic wildfires, climate change with historic move to protect peatlands
Indonesia targets catastrophic wildfires, climate change with historic move to protect peatlands 06/12/2016

- Drained and burned peatlands are responsible for up to 5 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions - 2015 Indonesian peat fires caused economic losses of US$ 16.1 billion - At their worst, daily emissions from Indonesia's peat fires were greater than those of the entire US economy

Scientists shine a spotlight on the overlooked menace of nitrogen
Scientists shine a spotlight on the overlooked menace of nitrogen 05/12/2016

- United Nations and scientists bring together USD $60 million for new international management system to fight nitrogen pollution - Indispensable to life on earth, reactive nitrogen is a dangerous pollutant of air, water and soil, when released in large quantities

West African countries ban Europe's dirty fuel imports
West African countries ban Europe's dirty fuel imports 05/12/2016

Cleaner fuel to reduce air pollution for more than quarter of a billion people

Six environmental leaders receive Champions of the Earth award - UN's top environmental prize
Six environmental leaders receive Champions of the Earth award - UN's top environmental prize 03/12/2016

President of Rwanda, Australian eco-innovator, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, Indian organizer of world's largest beach clean-up, Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, and veteran Mexican biologist all lauded

New peatland coalition targets cutting climate change, saving thousands of lives
New peatland coalition targets cutting climate change, saving thousands of lives 17/11/2016

- Drained and burned peatlands are responsible for up to 5 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions - Peat carbon stocks hold the equivalent of at least 60 per cent of all atmospheric carbon - 2015 Indonesian peat fires contributed to 100,000 premature deaths and cost US$ 16.1 billion