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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will have to spend more than 1 trillion euros ($1.2 trillion) to meet even the lower end of the European Union's 2050 target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to a draft of a study commissioned by the BDI German industry group.
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2018-01-17 14:27:11
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STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - European lawmakers approved draft measures on Wednesday to reform the power market and reduce energy consumption that envisage more ambitious climate goals, setting the stage for tough talks with reluctant EU member states.
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2018-01-17 08:45:48
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Environment Victoria says extending Australia’s most polluting power station would pose an ‘unacceptable risk’ to the climate
The Victorian government is considering whether to extend the coalmining licence for Australia’s most polluting power station, Yallourn, in the state’s Latrobe Valley
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2018-01-14 23:52:38
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of more than 100 bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House urged President Donald Trump on Friday to reconsider the omission of climate change from his administration's national security strategy, saying it is a step backward on science.
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2018-01-12 12:40:02
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OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming is on track to breach the toughest limit set in the Paris climate agreement by the middle of this century unless governments make unprecedented economic shifts from fossil fuels, a draft U.N. report said.
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2018-01-11 14:41:04
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will replace Obama-era carbon and clean water regulations and open up a national debate on climate change in 2018, part of a list of priorities for the year that also includes fighting lead contamination in public drinking water.
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2018-01-10 05:42:52
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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia had its third-hottest year on record in 2017, the country's weather bureau said on Wednesday, as global warming changed the continent's climate and farmers warned unpredictable seasons are hurting the $47 billion agricultural sector.
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2018-01-09 20:12:52
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China said 27 of its 31 regions met their greenhouse gas reduction targets aimed at combating global warming in 2016, the country's climate change regulator said in a notice on Monday.
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2018-01-08 19:27:37
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Falling costs, Chinese dominance and competition in battery technology are some of the main developments to monitor in 2018It’s been a rollercoaster year for renewables. The price of solar and wind plummeted, China smashed its target for solar installations – but Donald Trump also withdrew the US from the Paris climate agreement
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2018-01-08 05:17:48
Thursday, January 4th, 2018      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the second hottest worldwide on record, just behind a sweltering 2016, with signs of climate change ranging from wildfires to a thaw of Arctic ice, a European Union monitoring center said on Thursday.
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2018-01-04 13:22:07
Thursday, January 4th, 2018      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - High ocean temperatures are harming tropical corals almost five times more often than in the 1980s, undermining reefs' ability to survive marine heat waves caused by man-made climate change, scientists said on Thursday.
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2018-01-04 13:04:36
Wednesday, December 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Australia is the land of droughts and floods, but they are becoming more frequent and forceful. The window of opportunity to act on climate change is closingThe fingerprints of climate change can be traced across 2017, with extreme weather events witnessed around the world; from supercharged storms, hurricanes, floods and heatwaves through to bushfires
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2017-12-27 20:17:06
Thursday, December 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Rapid global warming could almost triple the number of migrants reaching the European Union by 2100, adding to factors such as war and persecution that force people to leave home, scientists said on Thursday.
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2017-12-21 13:05:01
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Thursday, December 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers and member states on Thursday agreed climate targets for 2030 in a move to meet the bloc's obligations under the Paris Agreement, which seeks to avoid the worst effects of greenhouse gases on the environment.
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2017-12-21 11:29:04
Tuesday, December 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
The environmentalist and advisor to Drax power station, Tony Juniper, says the wood used to create energy can be coppice thinnings and waste material Last week, a group of respected scientists wrote to the Guardian to argue that using wood to generate electricity in place of coal is not a solution to climate change
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2017-12-19 06:55:43