Environment

Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto: Climate Change is Not Gender Neutral

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The United States is committed to identifying inclusive, ambitious, and flexible approaches to address climate change.

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New Science Report Underscores Urgency of Climate Change Threat

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change presenting the new report on climate change

“It is extremely likely that more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010 was caused by the anthropogenic increase in greenhouse gas concentrations.”

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Secretary Kerry on New Report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

With this report, we have yet another round of authoritative, peer-reviewed science to prove it.

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Resources for the Future Policy Leadership Forum: Climate Change Discussion with the EPA

Simply put: the economy isn’t a reason to fear action, it’s a reason to take it.

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Launch of Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

The launch of the Global Alliance offers the opportunity to share knowledge, make investments, and develop policies that will empower all producers to adapt to climate change and to mitigate greenhouse gases in agriculture while increasing sustainable production.

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Our Ocean: Next Steps on Sustainable Fishing and Marine-Protected Areas

The fact is that the connection between a healthy ocean and life itself for every single person on Earth simply cannot be overstated.

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President Obama speaks at UN Climate Change Summit

No nation is immune… Worldwide, this summer was the hottest ever recorded — with global carbon emissions still on the rise.

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United States Acts to Protect 20 Coral Species

Acropora globiceps coral, native to Indo-Pacific waters, is now listed for protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

The United States announced August 27 that it will afford Endangered Species Act protections to 20 coral species. All 20 species will be listed as “threatened,” a less dire classification than “endangered.”

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Burma Getting Big Solar Power Plants with Help from U.S.

Solar panels gather power in Southern California. Burma’s Mandalay region will be home to two 150-megawatt solar energy plants in 2016 under an agreement with a U.S. company.

The project will increase Burma’s capacity to provide stable energy to its people and attract investment that will help the country grow its economy, according to a press release from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

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