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Call to action from the UN's top climate change official - UNFCCC CDM (2014/4/17)

EPA Employees Mark Earth Day by Cleaning Up Proctor Creek with Local Residents (GA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/4/17)
ATLANTA - EPA’s new Regional Administrator for the Southeast, Heather McTeer Toney, will roll up her sleeves alongside other EPA employees and community partners to clean up Proctor Creek in Atlanta, Ga., this Earth Day.WHAT& ...

U.S. EPA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Permit for Carbon Sequestration Injection Well in Decatur,Illinois (IL) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/4/17)
CHICAGO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comment on a proposed permit that would allow Archer Daniels Midland to inject carbon dioxide deep underground at a facility in Decatur, Illinois. This process – know ...

EPA and Texas work together on first joint Greenhouse Gas Permit in Texas (TX) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/4/17)
Permit will help achieve reductions in carbon pollution and cleaner sources of energyDALLAS – (April 16, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas permit (GHG) to Equistar ...

EPA Stops New Jersey Company from Selling Illegal Pesticides;Protects Public from Health Risks (NJ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/4/17)
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Hannam Mart and NJ Hannam Chain Inc. for selling insecticides and anti-bacterial cleaning products at the Hannam Mart retail store in Fort Lee, New Jersey that we ...

OP-ED:Time for the Southeast to Act on Climate this Earth Day (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/4/16)
By Heather McTeer Toney, Regional Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyThe Southeast will join the rest of the nation and countries across the world in celebrating Earth Day on April 22. The entire month of April is a great t ...

The Netherlands must do more to make working at an older age more attractive, says OECD - OECD (2014/4/16)
Encouraging more people to work later in life would help the Netherlands meet its growing challenges of a rapidly ageing population and rising social spending, according to a new OECD report.

Wanted: Urban data revolution for post 2015 sustainable development goalsResidents of an informal settlement in Pune, India, discuss the results of a survey and how best to upgrade their homes and settlement, guided by Mahila Milan, a grassroots network f - IIED, U.K. (2014/4/16)
Around a billion people live in informal urban settlements that lack essential services and security. So, with the international community about to agree on a new set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) for all nations to pursue from 2015, th ...

Defining ‘Aspirational Yet Attainable Targets’ for New Goals Post-2015 - ISN (2014/4/16)
With the UN's Millennium Development Goals approaching their expiration date, this paper mulls over different ways to define and set ‘aspirational yet attainable targets’ for the 2015-2030 period. To minimize complexity, for example, the targets ...

Ukraine: And the Winner Is. . .China - ISN (2014/4/16)
This commentary suggests if one country stands to benefit from the early 2014 Russia-Ukraine crisis, it is China. It argues the situation in Crimea could damage Moscow’s relations with Washington and Brussels, reducing the ability of these global p ...

US-Saudi Relations: On the Verge of a Crisis? - ISN (2014/4/16)
This article discusses the Saudi Arabian position towards the United States, drawing particularly on an article written by Mohammed bin Nawaf, the country's ambassador to Great Britain. The authors suggest that while the article was written by a rela ...

Monitoring and Verification in the Islamic Republic of Iran in Relation to the Joint Plan of Action - ISN (2014/4/16)
This report outlines the Joint Plan of Action (JPA) between Iran and the P5(+1) countries on Iran's nuclear program as well as the monitoring and verification activities the IAEA will carry out as part of the agreement. It also lists the voluntary me ...

Status of Iran's Nuclear Programme in Relation to the Joint Plan of Action - ISN (2014/4/16)
This report discusses the status of Iran's nuclear program and the extent to which it has undertaken the voluntary measures it agreed to under the Joint Plan of Action as of 20 January 2014.

Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran - ISN (2014/4/16)
This report covers the implementation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Safeguards Agreement, and relevant provisions of Security Council resolutions in Iran. It addresses developments since the previous report of November 2013, as well as issues ...

Link technology needs with financing options: IGES approach to mibilizing private climate finance in Asia - IGES - EnviroScope Library (2014/4/16)

Global Nuclear Materials Security: Perspectives from India - ISN (2014/4/16)
In the run-up to the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague, this discussion report reviews and critiques elements of the global stewardship of nuclear materials' security and considers India's role in these efforts. Individual contributions ...

Nuclear Security Summit 2014: Prescriptions and Perspectives - ISN (2014/4/16)
This compilation of articles analyzes the commitments and responsibilities towards nuclear materials' security in general and the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) process in particular from the perspective of South Asian States. Individual contributions ...

Russia’s Military Reform: Progress and Hurdles - ISN (2014/4/16)
This brief zeros in on Russia’s attempts to reform its armed forces in three areas – organization, personnel and weaponry. It concludes that despite Moscow’s best efforts, it will not recoup its ability to project conventional military power on ...

Australian Government helps Landcare celebrate 25 years - Govt. Australia (2014/4/16)
The Australian Government is proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Landcare protecting and enhancing our natural environment.

A new way to look at weather in Queensland - Govt. Australia (2014/4/16)
The Bureau of Meteorology today released the full suite of MetEye services in Queensland, combining the most popular elements of the Bureau's website in one convenient location, for easy to access, real-time weather information.

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