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Green Passport to Reduce Environmental Impact 2014 FIFA World Cup
The Green Passport campaign hopes to leverage the event’s immense popularity among millions of fans worldwide to promote a greener and more responsible travel culture http://ow.ly/xREb9

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How Fair is Fairtrade?
Fairtrade certified coffee, tea and flowers do not improve lives of the very poorest rural people in Ethiopia and Uganda, according to a four-year research project conducted by leading development economists at SOAS, University of London.http://ow.ly/xRE1m

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Obama plan to reduce pollution will allow some states to increase emissions | http://ow.ly/xOKvB

The new rules would require only modest effort from heavy coal states such as Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky while requiring big cuts from Texas, Louisiana, and New York, according to an analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance research company.

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First major tar sands oil shipment arrives in Europe amid protests | http://ow.ly/xOKnN

Producing oil from tar sands generates higher greenhouse gas emissions than conventional oil. It has also been criticised for the amount of water needed to extract it.

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El Nino 70 percent likely to arrive in summer | marketspace - http://ow.ly/xOK9o

The chances of an El Niño, the global climate phenomenon that can destroy crops in Asia and offer a relief from harsh winters in North America, were raised to 70% on Thursday. But scientists said the coming El Niño was likely to be of only moderate strength.

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Report Shows Half of United States Lives with Unhealthy Air | ThinktoSustain.com - http://ow.ly/wLV0t

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Australian carbon price scrapping seen as backward, IPCC author | marketspace http://ow.ly/vNh4t

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Marine food chain at risk from rising CO2 levels in water | More than 90% of the excess CO2 in the atmosphere is soaked up by the oceans. When CO2 is dissolved in water, it causes ocean acidification, which slightly lowers the pH of the water and changes its chemistry. Crustaceans can find it hard to form shells in highly acidic water, while corals risk episodes of bleaching. http://ow.ly/vNfjw

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Birmingham joins San Francisco and Oslo in green cities club - England’s second city joins the likes of San Francisco, Wellington and Oslo in a global network of “biophilic cities” – urban centres celebrated for their green credentials, their open spaces and their links to nature.http://ow.ly/vNgNU

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IPCC climate report route map for civilisations greatest journey - The IPCC has put a definitive map on the table and shown that the price of climate action is affordable. But the hardest choices remain in the hands of the powerful: which route to take and, even more difficult, who pays for the ticket.http://ow.ly/vNf5a
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