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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An agreement to fight global warming came one step closer to taking effect on Wednesday when dozens of countries deposited their ratification of the deal at the United Nations, taking the total to 60, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
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2016-09-21 08:57:44
Friday, September 16th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least 20 countries have indicated they will join the Paris climate change agreement at a United Nations event on Sept. 21, adding to the 27 that have already done so and raising hopes the deal will enter into force by the end of 2016, U.N. officials said.
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2016-09-16 05:41:02
Thursday, September 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.N. climate negotiators should let governments that have yet to ratify the Paris accord to curb global warming - including the EU nations - have a say in drafting the rules to implement it, the co-chair of the talks said on Thursday.
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2016-09-15 13:00:15
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday will join more than 20 countries to announce the creation of 40 new marine sanctuaries around the world to protect the world's oceans from the threat of climate change and pollution.
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2016-09-14 23:08:53
Monday, September 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - The Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean gave backing on Tuesday for an accord to curb carbon dioxide emissions from airlines in a widening of support to a first small developing nation vulnerable to climate change.
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2016-09-05 17:14:14
Saturday, September 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Seaweed farming needs tighter regulation to limit damage to the environment after booming into a $6.4 billion business with uses in everything from sushi to toothpaste, a United Nations study showed on Sunday.
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2016-09-03 22:08:55
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016      Leave a Comment
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Green Climate Fund, which aims to channel billions of dollars to help poorer nations tackle global warming, is not yet backing the right kind of projects to bring about a sea change in low-carbon development, said its recently departed executive director.
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2016-08-31 03:03:20
Thursday, August 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not complied with federal requirements to study the effects of the nation's biofuel use mandate, an agency watchdog said on Thursday.
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2016-08-18 16:54:23
Monday, August 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A weightlifter who lost his family's house in a cyclone danced off stage at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday to raise awareness of the threat climate change poses to his remote Pacific nation
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2016-08-15 18:22:29
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign has solicited advice from California regulators on how to revamp a federal regulation requiring biofuels like corn-based ethanol be blended into the nation's gasoline supply, according to campaign and state officials
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2016-08-03 15:22:33
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's second-largest energy retailer AGL Energy Ltd said on Wednesday it had set up the nation's largest renewable energy fund, worth A$2-3 billion, with Australia's sovereign wealth fund and a Queensland government-owned fund.
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2016-07-26 20:01:15
Monday, July 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Multi-ethnic nations are vulnerable to armed conflicts after weather disasters such as heatwaves and droughts in a trend that could worsen with global warming, scientists said on Monday.
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2016-07-25 14:17:21
Friday, July 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Google-powered software will help the world tackle problems related to climate change, deforestation and food production, a United Nations agency said on Friday, as it presented its revamped online platform.
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2016-07-22 11:56:46
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Friday, July 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged U.N. nations on Friday to reach a deal to cut the use of a family of powerful greenhouse gases and take a big step toward keeping global warming in check.
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2016-07-22 11:27:13
Friday, July 1st, 2016      Leave a Comment
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela as of Monday will end an electricity rationing program launched in April in response to a severe drought that crimped the operations of the OPEC nation's hydroelectric generators, President Nicolas Maduro on Friday.
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2016-07-01 19:46:51