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Kerry Discusses Global Impact Of, U.S. Response To Climate Change

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Climate Change: A Threat to Security and Stability Everywhere U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discusses the global impact of climate change and U.S. action to address it, including an announcement he will be “convening a task force of senior government officials to determine how…

Indonesian Fires Spreading Toxic Fumes Harmful To Human, Plant Health, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Scientists warn of health damage from Indonesia’s haze fires “Toxic fumes from the Indonesian fires that have spread a choking haze across Southeast Asia may be doing more harm to human and plant health than officials have indicated, scientists measuring the pollution say…” (Tang, 11/10).

El Niño Weather Phenomenon To Exacerbate Hunger In East Africa, U.N. Says

Agence France-Presse: East Africa hunger to worsen as El Niño strikes: U.N. “Conflicts, floods, and failed rains caused by El Niño have sparked a dramatic rise in the number of people going hungry in East Africa, especially in drought-hit Ethiopia, the United Nations said Thursday…” (11/12).

India Promotes Clean Cooking Technologies To Save Lives, Ensure Social Justice, AP Reports

Associated Press: India sees clean cooking as climate action that saves lives “…India, the world’s third-largest climate polluting nation, has spent decades encouraging cleaner cooking technologies, with limited success. Such a shift would have little impact on India’s emissions of climate-warming greenhouse gases, and many of the alternatives pollute as…