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US creates world’s largest marine reserve

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has welcomed the establishment by US President Barack Obama of the largest nature reserve in the world, done through expanding a marine reserve in the state of Hawaii. “This decision is a powerful symbol of determination to protect the environment. It is a way to strengthen the resilience of societies threatened ...

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Fresh hopes for Africa as Obama signs electricity initiative into law

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President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure aimed at expanding electricity to millions of households in sub-Saharan Africa. Observers say the act will save lives and accelerate growth on the continent. The Electrify Africa Act, which unanimously passed the House of Representatives and Senate, leverages partnerships with the private sector in order to bring first-time electricity access to ...

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Commendations trail Obama’s Keystone XL rejection

Reactions have trailed the recent decision by President Barack Obama of the US to deny TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline. Observers say that, through this singular act, Obama has made history by being the first world leader to turn down a major infrastructure project because of its impact on the climate. Co-founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben, says: ...

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Jarju to Obama: You can do more to curb climate scourge

    Pa Ousman Jarju, Minister of Environment of Gambia, and former chair and special envoy on climate change for the 48 Least Developed Countries, writes an open letter to US President Barack Obama Pa Ousman Jarju Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Water Resources, Parks and Wildlife GIEPA House Kairaba Avenue The Gambia Dear President Obama: As former chair of ...

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Obama to take sweeping action on climate

President Obama will announce his intention to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power plants, increase appliance efficiency standards and promote renewable energy development on public lands in a speech Tuesday outlining his plan to use executive powers to address climate change. While the president has talked about the need to address global warming, using sweeping rhetoric in his second inaugural address to suggest it ranks as ...

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