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Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise

Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment funded by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA).

SOP newswire3UN Report Emphasizes Contribution of Forests to Ending Hunger - A new United Nations-backed report on the link between forests and food production and nutrition says that woodlands could be the key to ending hunger and will be intimately linked to the global fight against climate change.
SOP newswire3UN Chief and Pope Francis Discuss Climate Change - During a meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he very much looked forward to the Pontiff`s encyclical on climate change, which he said he believed would act as a moral voice on the issue.
SOP newswire3Obama: Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored - In this week`s address, the President spoke about his commitment to combatting the threat of climate change and to keeping ourselves and future generations safe.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'Global Soil Week' - As Global Soil Week began in Berlin today, a United Nations agricultural agency official used his opening address to stress the significance of healthy soils to global food production and the importance of prioritizing soil health in public policy.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Urges Climate Action at Earth Day Concert - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declared 2015 a year for global action on climate, gender and development issues.
SOP newswire3UN Warns of Dwindling Water Supplies - Although the world`s water supplies are expected to remain sufficient for a global population of nine billion in 2050, continuing overconsumption and the impact of climate change will diminish their availability in many of the planet`s neediest regions.
SOP newswire3UN Observes 'Earth Hour' - The United Nations will go dark later this evening as the Organization shuts off the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of Earth Hour.
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SOP newswire3Climate Change on UN's Agenda - A key milestone on the route to a new, universal agreement on climate change was reached today in Geneva.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Climate Action - Ban Ki-moon has reiterated the United Nations' ongoing commitment to the post-2015 development agenda and the implementation of a credible climate policy.
SOP newswire3New Actions to Reduce Methane Emissions Will Curb Climate Change - The United States is now the largest oil and natural gas producer in the world, and developing these cleaner-burning fuel sources to light and heat American homes and businesses is crucial to the President`s energy strategy.
SOP newswire3UN: World Must Act on Climate Change - A UN report has warned that if left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems.
Ron G AnselmNASA: Earth's Oceans Leave Scientists Baffled - Earth's Oceans Leave Scientists as Baffled as a Second Grader Trying to Learn Algebra
SOP newswire3UN: World Must Stop Ocean Acidification - The global economy could be losing as much as $1 trillion annually by the end of the century if countries do not take urgent steps to stop ocean acidification.
Ron G AnselmIs Western United States Running Out of Water Supplied by the Colorado River Basin? - With the major loss of water the first thought that comes to everyone`s mind is what exactly does this mean?
Vincent GonzalezThe Ivory Trade Battle Continues - Since the inception of CITES (Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) in 1973, and its further ban in ivory trade in 1989, its efforts to prevent the trade of ivory has had mixed results.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Oceans Day' - To commemorate World Oceans Day, the United Nations family is encouraging the international community to reflect on the multiple benefits of oceans and commit to keeping them healthy and productive for current and future generations.
SOP newswire3UN: Mayors on Frontline of Battle Against Climate Change - The head of the UN agency on human settlements said he hoped thousands of cities around the world will join forces to sign a compact to strengthen cooperation in tackling climate challenges when the UN convenes a summit on the issue four months from now.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'Mother Earth Day' - On International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations is urging greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources.
SOP newswire3Ban Urges World Leaders to Work Towards Climate Action - Ban Ki-moon attended the Climate Leaders` Summit in D.C., recalling the importance of keeping global warming as a top concern in the development agenda.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Applauds Prague`s Climate Change Preparedness - During his visit in the Czech Republic`s capital, Ban congratulated Prague for its new protection system against floods, which involves mobile barriers to prevent the Vltava River from inundating the streets.
SOP newswire3Ban Praises Small Islands` Commitment to Address Climate Change - Ban Ki-moon praised the commitment by small islands in the Pacific to low-carbon development.
SOP newswire3UN Court Rules Against Japan`s Whaling Activities in the Antarctic - The United Nations International Court of Justice has ruled against Japan in a case involving charges by Australia that the country was using a scientific research programme to mask a commercial whaling venture in the Antarctic.
SOP newswire3UN Headquarters to Go Dark in Observance of 'Earth Hour' - It will be lights out for the UN later this evening as the Organization shuts off the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and in observance of Earth Hour.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Warns World About Climate Change - Ban Ki-moon saw first-hand the impacts of climate change during a visit today to Greenland, where the melting of ice sheets is accelerating.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Calls For Action On Climate Change - Ban called on foreign ministers to prioritize the environment in domestic politics and contribute to climate financing as a way of moving towards a new global climate change agreement by 2015.
SOP newswire3Ban Calls for Protection of Natural Resources in War-torn Countries - Ban Ki-moon highlighted the importance of protecting the environment in times of armed conflict.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Calls For Clean Energy Transformation - Ban Ki-moon today called for a clean energy transformation to help put the world on a more sustainable path.
SOP newswire3UN: Unprecedented Climate Extremes over Past Decade - The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes " between 2001 and 2010 and more national temperature records were broken during that period than in any other decade
SOP newswire3UN Issues Call to Protect Marine Environment - Marking World Oceans Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to do more to reverse degradation of the marine environment.
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