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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday said it will push to lock in fuel efficiency standards central to outgoing President Barack Obama’s climate policy before the Trump administration takes over in January.
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2016-11-30 14:08:31
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India wants to encourage more privately owned, small-scale hydropower projects to cut its climate emissions, but questions about environmental impacts remainIn the western Himalayas, the entire village of Hamal is powered by a small hydroelectric plant on the edge of the Shalvi river. It produces enough power to light up 100 homes at a time, ending the village’s once-endemic power cuts
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2016-11-28 23:00:39
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(Reuters) - Ottawa has struck a deal with Saskatchewan, a fierce critic of its environmental strategy, allowing it to continue running coal-fired electricity plants past 2030 if it makes equivalent cuts elsewhere to greenhouse gas emissions, the governments said on Monday.
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2016-11-28 13:25:44
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BOSTON (Reuters) - Activist shareholders plan a record number of resolutions focused on climate change at U.S. company annual meetings in 2017, even as President-elect Donald Trump looks set to loosen environmental regulations.
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2016-11-25 06:21:43
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish government proposes to effectively abolish a newly introduced tax on solar energy after heavy criticism from environmental experts and the opposition, the country's finance minister said on Monday.
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2016-11-21 08:01:52
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BOSTON (Reuters) - Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent more than $140 million on fighting climate change, said on Tuesday he will spend whatever it takes to fight President-elect Donald Trump's pro-drilling and anti-regulation agenda.
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2016-11-15 15:22:36
Thursday, November 10th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Thursday it plans to deny several petitions from oil groups to start the process toward making a change to the country's biofuels program.
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2016-11-10 09:42:28
Monday, October 31st, 2016      Leave a Comment
The 2030 agenda intertwines goals for human development and environmental protection. An expert panel explains how the two sectors can work togetherSectoral thinking is partly what will hinder us from meeting the sustainable development goals. The question is not how these sectors can collaborate, but how they can become increasingly intertwined to reflect the joined-up nature of the goals
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2016-10-31 10:55:56
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Two environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Norway of violating its pledges under a global agreement to combat climate change by letting energy firms explore for oil and gas in the Arctic Barents Sea.
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2016-10-18 07:29:01
Thursday, October 13th, 2016      Leave a Comment
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' environment minister said she wanted to ban new mines and would suspend the environmental permit of a nickel mine that is sandwiched between two protected areas.
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2016-10-13 22:30:35
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - As many as 173 Chinese steel enterprises were found to have violated the country's environmental rules during recent nationwide investigations into the industry, the environment ministry said on Monday.
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2016-10-10 04:02:02
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CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday proposed tweaks to its Renewable Fuel Standard that would allow biofuels to be processed at more than one location and would allow cellulosic ethanol to be made from poplar and willow trees.
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2016-10-03 18:20:37
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
In the US today, the most affordable and climate-friendly cars are electricIn a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, with an accompanying app for the public, scientists at MIT compare the carbon pollution from today’s cars to the international 2°C climate target
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2016-09-28 05:00:55
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MANILA (Reuters) - A dozen more Philippine mines, mostly nickel projects, are in danger of being suspended in an ongoing environmental crackdown on the sector, an environment undersecretary said on Wednesday.
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2016-09-21 05:40:13
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LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's new environment minister said on Wednesday the government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski would focus on preventing pollution rather than fining companies after the fact, part of a more collaborative stance she described for the private sector.
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2016-09-14 15:44:08