Tag Archive: environment


Andes glaciers melting at high speed
A study reports that glaciers in the Andes mountain range of South America are retreating at rates faster than any in the past 300 years — between 30% and 50% since the 1970s — and “will probably completely disappear within the coming decades,” said lead author Antoine Rabatel. Among the areas likely to be most affected are the Santa River valley in Peru, and the city of La Paz in Bolivia. BBC (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21163386

◾Cost of combating warming keeps rising
To halt global temperature rise, countries will need to commit an additional estimated $700 billion each year for renewable energy and other low-carbon and high-efficiency technologies, according to a report for the World Economic Forum. The World Bank projects warming of 4 degrees Celsius this century. Bloomberg (1/21), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/21)  LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Email this Story

January 21, 2013 | News covering the UN and the world

little UN looking like if depending on media release to trace its own stance; if it is.