The News for Saturday 30th of June 2018
"The 2017 tree cover loss numbers are in... Despite a decade of intensifying efforts to slow tropical deforestation, last year was the second-highest on record for tree cover loss, down just slightly from 2016. The tropics lost an area of forest the size of Vietnam in [these] two years."
"The world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases needs to focus on its urban areas in order to meet national-level targets under the international Paris Agreement to curb global warming, according to scientists..."
"The United Nations aviation agency on Wednesday approved new standards needed to implement a 2016 global agreement that seeks to limit emissions from international flights, an aviation industry group said."
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