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  • UN report warns environment is at tipping point

    The earth's environmental systems "are being pushed towards their biophysical limits," beyond which loom sudden, irreversible and potentially catastrophic changes, the United Nations Environment Program warned Wednesday.

  • UN reports surging investments in renewable energy

    Global investments in renewable energy jumped 32 percent to $211 billion last year, boosted by wind farm development in China and rooftop solar panels in Europe, U.N. officials said Thursday.

  • In this Oct. 26, 2010 photo, a tiny chapel is seen on the grounds of the Northeast Science Station near the town of Chersky in Siberia 6,600 kms (4,000 miles) east of Moscow, Russia. Gas locked inside Siberia's frozen soil and under its lakes has been seeping out since the end of the last ice age 10,000 years ago. But in the last few decades, as the Earth has gradually warmed, the icy ground has begun thawing more rapidly, accelerating the release of methane _ a greenhouse gas 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide _ at a perilous rate. (AP Photo/Arthur Max)

    UN: Emission pledges fall short of climate target

    Emissions cuts pledged by countries in a nonbinding climate accord last year fall short of what's needed to avoid the worst consequences of global warming, the U.N.'s environment agency said Tuesday.

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