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This week in climate news - 26 October 2014

The most popular articles from the past week.

Mediterranean, semi-arid ecosystems prove resistant to climate change

Climate change predictions for the Middle East, like other arid regions of the world, are alarming. But in testing these dire predictions, ecologists found that, contrary to expectations, no measurable changes in annual vegetation could be seen. »
21 October 2014, 09:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Brazil protects giant swathe of Amazon rainforest

The Brazilian government said on Tuesday it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon rainforest under federal protection, creating a reserve larger than the U.S. state of Delaware. »
21 October 2014, 22:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

EU strikes compromise to set new climate target

European Union leaders struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions out to 2030, calling it a new global standard but leaving critics warning that compromises had undermined the fight against climate change. »
24 October 2014, 04:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

EU set to allow car emissions into carbon trading market

The European Union is set to make it easier to bring road transport emissions into the carbon trading market, a move that critics say could empower carmakers to push back against more effective curbs on greenhouse gases. »
23 October 2014, 12:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Abundant 'natural capital' in Europe's faraway lands

From tropical islands to icy tundra, European Union overseas entities are rich in 'natural capital'. Many of these areas have highly productive land and seas, and a huge diversity of ecosystems; collectively they are home to an astounding number of globally significant species. »
23 October 2014, 14:30 - eea - Search similar - Email

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