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Mexican president dicusses deforestation, need for U.N. process reform

U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change conference in Cancun -- sat down for an interview with The Washington Post on Thursday evening.

By William Booth and Juliet Eilperin  | December 10, 2010; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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2010 hottest climate year on record, NASA says

Even as negotiators in Cancun struggled Friday to reach a modest climate accord at the U.N.-sponsored talks here, new temperature readings released by NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies show 2010 now ranks as the hottest climate year on record.

By Juliet Eilperin  | December 10, 2010; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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At Cancun conference, blunt talk on forests

At a packed event here in Cancun focused on curbing deforestation, a couple of national leaders did something Wednesday afternoon that rarely happens in politics: They spoke the unvarnished truth.

By Juliet Eilperin  | December 8, 2010; 7:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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The loneliest man in Cancun? Maybe the deforestation advocate

CANCUN, Mexico -- The loneliest man at the Cancun climate conference? It just might be Alan Oxley of the group World Growth. Why? Oxley and his people are advocating deforestation. Or as they like to call it, "land conversion."

By William Booth  | December 7, 2010; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Himalayan leader makes climate plea in Cancun

While there are plenty of predictable attendees at the Cancun climate talks--environmentalists, U.N. officials and various government ministers--there's also people like Babaji.

By Juliet Eilperin  | December 7, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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USGS director extols Landsat and Google's climate tool

U.S. Geological Survey director Marcia McNutt loves Google's new Earth Engine, but she doesn't want people to forget that it's the Landsat satellite that provides much of the information for the the online tool.

By Juliet Eilperin  | December 5, 2010; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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