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  • UN envoys endorse first steps toward next pact on global warming / News Briefs / More news / Costa Rica Newspaper, The Tico Times

    November 25, 2013 7:53 PM 135

    WARSAW, Poland — Diplomats from almost 190 nations endorsed a set of measures on global warming, laying the groundwork for a treaty to be adopted in 2015 that would limit pollution by all nations for the first time. The delegates at a United Nations conference called on those who are ready to make pledges on emissions by the first quarter of 2015. They authorized

  • Slowing global temperatures linked to warming oceans

    November 25, 2013 2:26 PM 27

    Last updated on 25 November 2013, 2:24 pm Far below the surface, the waters of south-east Asia are heating up. A region of the Pacific is now warming at least 15 times faster than at any time in the last 10,000 years. If this finding – so far limited to the depths where the Pacific and Indian Oceans wash into each other – is true for the blue planet

  • India and China Weaken Carbon Emission Agreement

    November 25, 2013 1:20 PM 28

    Global warming has been an issue from past many years across the world. The new report states that India and China have got success in weakening the agreement over control of global warming. This has created distances between two developing countries and other developing nations. Smoke coming out of the factories, burning of coal and wastes coming of nuclear

  • Deep Oceans May Be Storing Heat

    November 24, 2013 10:34 AM 30

    LONDON—Far below the surface, the waters of south-east Asia are heating up. A region of the Pacific is now warming at least 15 times faster than at any time in the last 10,000 years. If this finding – so far limited to the depths where the Pacific and Indian Oceans wash into each other – is true for the blue planet as a whole, then the questions of climate

  • It’s a weak deal at Warsaw

    November 23, 2013 7:55 PM 21

    Negotiators agree to set up a watered-down mechanism for addressing Loss and Damage from climate change Negotiators gathered at the Polish capital sealed the new climate change agreement avoiding a crash late in the evening on Saturday. But, this required the countries to also lock themselves to a compromised agreement with a low level of ambition to fight

  • Newfound Dinosaur, 'Siats Meekerorum,' Terrorized Early Tyrannosaurs

    November 22, 2013 6:47 PM 20

    An enormous carnivorous dinosaur that once roamed North America kept Tyrannosaurus rex from achieving its potential for millions of years, a new discovery suggests. The new dinosaur, dubbed Siats meekerorum, is part of a group of giant predators known as carcharodontosaurs, and it's only the second of this group to be discovered in North America

  • S'pore calls for strong global commitment & action to tackle climate change

    November 21, 2013 9:55 PM 23

    Singapore has called for strong commitment and action from the international community to deal with climate change.  SINGAPORE: Singapore has called for strong commitment and action from the international community to deal with climate change. Speaking at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Warsaw, Poland on Wednesday, Environment

  • Green groups quit ailing climate talks

    November 21, 2013 12:26 PM 24

    Six green groups walked out of UN climate negotiations on Thursday, declaring the ailing talks were "on track to deliver virtually nothing". WARSAW: Six green groups walked out of UN climate negotiations on Thursday, declaring the ailing talks were "on track to deliver virtually nothing". "Organisations and movements representing people from every corner

  • ‘Mystery’ Human, Revealed In New Genome Sequence, Shows Interbreeding Among Ancient Hominid Species

    November 20, 2013 1:34 AM 26

    Previous studies have found that Denisovans and Neanderthals were cousins, but their ancestors split apart some 400,000 years ago. After David Reich, a geneticist and professor at Harvard Medical School, took a second look at the Denisovan DNA, he found that 1 percent of the Denisovan genome looked much older than the rest of the DNA. Reich presented