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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The California Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill to extend the state's ambitious program to fight climate change beyond 2020, but minutes later it posted disappointing results from an auction of carbon permits that is key to the plan.
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2016-08-23 18:20:31
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Fear of the water is ingrained in many, but our connection with nature also appears to be ebbing awayAs the summer slips towards its close with the triumph of our aquatic athletes in Rio, there is a terrible contrast in the fate of six lost souls around the British coast this past weekend. On the one hand, absolute control and exultation in what a human body can achieve in the water; on the other, the appalling tragedy that can result when we lose control – all the more awful because it can happen so quickly – in the act of having fun
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2016-08-23 02:00:08
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Analysis finds fossil fuel generators may have withheld electricity at ‘strategic’ times and got an additional $30.3m windfallHuge spikes in wholesale electricity prices in South Australia have been a result of energy companies “gaming” the system and exploiting their unusual market power to charge “monopoly rents”, according to an in-depth report by the Melbourne Energy Institute
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2016-08-10 23:33:42
Thursday, July 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Solar-powered electricity units are removing the need for dangerous kerosene lamps and allowing Africans to stay connectedJulie Njeri did not believe her son when he declared he no longer needed spectacles to read his books and complete his homework.
She took him to the doctor and was told young Peter Mwangi no longer suffered the sharp irritation and redness in his eyes that had resulted in him being given glasses
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2016-07-28 01:00:27
Monday, April 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Climate Home: Sir David King favours technology development over emissions trading as a way to shift emerging economies off coalCarbon pricing is “too sluggish a weapon” against climate change, top UK envoy Sir David King said on Monday.Speaking at a sustainability event in London, Sir David argued innovation to bring down the cost of clean technology would bring swifter results
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2016-04-25 10:21:09
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Study indicates ‘very high adverse effects’ on the environment and economy if 11 proposed dams are built on the lower mainstream Mekong riverVietnam has predicted “very high adverse effects” on the Mekong river environment and economy if 11 proposed dams are built on its lower mainstream.
The warning is the result of a 2 1/2 year study submitted by Vietnam to the Mekong River Commission comprising Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
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2016-04-05 04:06:13
Monday, March 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people who could be displaced in U.S. coastal regions due to rising sea levels this century as a result of climate change is much higher than previously thought, with more than 13 million Americans at risk with a 6-foot (1.8 meters) rise including 6 million in Florida, scientists said on Monday
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2016-03-14 11:01:32
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Power bills may be higher due to changes to wind farm funding and energy efficiency schemes, MPs warnChanges in government energy policy since the last election have chased off investors and may have added £120 a year to household bills, according to a parliamentary report.Thursday’s report, from the energy and climate change committee, argues future domestic and business power bills may be higher than necessary as a result of changes including U-turns on funding onshore windfarms and energy efficiency schemes
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2016-03-02 18:01:48