Monthly Archives: February 2014

WMO: 2013 Among Top Ten Warmest on Record

5 February 2014 – The year 2013 was among the top ten warmest years since modern records began in 1850, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It tied with 2007 as the sixth warmest year, with a global land and ocean surface temperature that […]

5 February 2014|

Facing climate impacts and overfishing in its waters, Palau bans commercial fishing

4 February—At the United Nations today, the President of Palau announced that his Pacific island country will ban all commercial fishing in its territorial waters, declaring some 200 miles around Palau a marine sanctuary.

“It makes every sense for our sustainability as island people and for […]

4 February 2014|