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Rain Forest and Climate Protection in the Congo Basin

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September 30, 2013
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The climate of central Africa is determined in the seemingly endless forests of the Congo Basin. The region in the heart of Africa has been called the earth's second-largest green lung, after the Amazon. Sangha Trinational is a joint conservation and park complex monitored by Cameroon, the Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo. It's an attempt to preserve as much nature as possible for both humans and animals. Patrols pursue poachers and protect tree stocks. There are also plans to extend the infrastructure for sustainable tourism.


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Thailand Climate Protection Through Energy Efficiency

Thailand Climate Protection Through Energy Efficiency

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 13, 2012) — Thailand needs ever more energy for its industry. It already imports up to 10 percent of its electricity. The growth of industry is bringing a sharp rise in greenhouse gas emissions. Now a German-Thai project funded by the International Climate Protection Initiative is working for a more efficient use of energy, thereby contributing to climate protection.The Thai government has a long-term goal of "Low-Carbon Industry". It is collaborating with Germany in the umbrella organization "Energy Efficiency for Small and Medium Enterprises" on several pilot energy-efficiency projects in small and mid-sized companies. The Environment Ministry holds consultations regularly. The aim is to cooperate with German experts and develop an "Energy Use and Climate Protection Plan" for Thailand's economy.
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Using Comics to Save the Planet

Using Comics to Save the Planet

Deutsche Welle (Sep. 23, 2013) — Sebastian Jenal, better known as zi, is a cartoonist and environmental activist. He's initiated the "Bonn Climate Ambassador" program to get young children interested in protecting the environment. His comics are printed in a school magazine that's distributed to primary schools across Bonn. It them, his heroes explain what the Greenhouse Effect and climate protection are all about. And each year hundreds of the western German city's students become proud owners of what's known as a "climate license".
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Is Global Warming Gone for Good?

Is Global Warming Gone for Good?

Deutsche Welle (Sep. 15, 2013) — Some climate researchers now say that the earth's atmosphere hasn't heated up significantly during the past 15 years. This has sparked a debate about whether climate change has come to a halt. Tomorrow Today decided to investigate and visited climate researchers at the University of Hamburg. They're looking at the role of the oceans in climate change, and say sea levels continue to rise each year.
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Mackenzie River Basin at Risk Due to Climate Change, Mining

Mackenzie River Basin at Risk Due to Climate Change, Mining

CBC (June 10, 2013) — The Mackenzie River Basin is at risk from a warming climate and pressures from resource development, according to new research released by a panel of scientists at the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy.
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