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China pledges climate action

World leaders tried to inject momentum into climate change talks on Tuesday but new proposals by China and a rallying cry from U.S. President Barack Obama did little to break a United Nations deadlock. Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao,

US House Speaker: World can learn from China on climate

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday told Wu Bangguo, the second most powerful man in China’s ruling Communist Party, that the world could learn from Beijing’s approach to climate change. “It is clear that the world can learn a

Global pact to push China to low-carbon economy: Blair

China’s efforts to build a low-carbon economy would accelerate if world powers agree to a “practical” global climate change pact later this year, former British prime minister Tony Blair said Thursday. Blair was speaking ahead of key UN talks in

UN Chief’s warning – the end of the world is nigh

We have just four months. Four months to secure the future of our planet.” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has such a low profile on the world stage that he’s referred to as “the invisible man”. Perhaps in an effort

China says rich up pressure on poor over climate

China accused rich nations at U.N. climate talks on Thursday of increasing pressure on the poor to do more to combat global warming while shirking their own responsibility to lead. “There has been a general feeling of unhappiness about the

10 dead as typhoon Morakot hits Philippines

MANILA, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) — At least 10 people — including three French tourists — were killed in flood and landslides caused by typhoon Morakot (locally known as “Kiko”) in the northern Philippines, the authorities said on Friday. The French

Global warming seen worse than predicted

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The climate is heating up far faster than scientists had predicted, spurred by sharp increases in greenhouse gas emissions from developing countries like China and India, a top climate scientist said on Saturday. “The consequence of that

UN chief addresses climate change conference

NEW DELHI (AFP) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that failure to tackle climate change would lead to global economic upheaval, as he appealed to nations to reach agreement on carbon emission cuts. “Deserts are spreading. Water scarcity

Drought affects 7.9 Million hectares of wheat farmland in China

China’s Ministry of Agriculture said on Tuesday that lack of rainfall in major wheat-growing provinces has brought drought to 119 million mu (7.9 million hectares) of wheat farmland. The figure was 100 million mu more than the same period last

China, EU join forces to fight economic crisis

BRUSSELS (AFP) – China and the European Union set aside past differences Friday and vowed to work together to confront the global economic crisis and climate change. After talks in Brussels, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and European Commission President Jose