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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency will as soon as Monday finalize a scientific finding that greenhouse gases from aviation endanger human health, obligating the United States to regulate emissions from commercial aircraft, sources told Reuters.
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2016-07-22 15:37:30
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
BEIJING (Reuters) - China installed 20 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity in the first half of 2016, three times as much as during the same period a year ago, state news agency Xinhua reported late on Thursday citing the country's largest solar industry lobby.
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2016-07-22 02:49:21
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The high prices in South Australia should serve as a warning to all. This is what happens when climate change policy is not aligned with energy sector policy
Recent news reports highlighting that the price of generating electricity in South Australia has increased three to four times its historic levels have left politicians, commentators and renewables advocates in an agitated state
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2016-07-20 20:43:18
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The $650m, 96-turnbine Dundonnell project is expected to save 700,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a yearVictoria has approved a $650m, 96-turbine windfarm that will be the largest in the state as it bids to become the nation’s renewable energy leader.The approval of the Dundonnell project means 300 direct and indirect jobs will be created during construction and the turbines will generate 1000 gigawatt hours of clean energy each year
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2016-07-18 23:30:44
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will propose limits on CO2 emissions from trucks, following in the footsteps of the United States and Japan, and new fuel efficiency standards for cars and vans after 2020, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.
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2016-07-14 14:34:04
Friday, July 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will send inspection teams to eight more provinces and regions to see how well they are complying with state environment rules and fighting the country's war on pollution, the environment ministry said.
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2016-07-08 02:13:03
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Wind and solar energy projects are set to be the big winners of the state’s ambitious renewable energy targetsTwo years ago Rob Stokes, the then environment minister for New South Wales, promised that his state could become Australia’s answer to California in the clean energy industry. “We are making NSW No 1 in energy and environmental policy,” Stokes, a Liberal, told the Clean Energy Week gathering in Sydney in July 2014
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2016-07-05 19:16:00
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Virgin Islands' attorney general on Wednesday agreed to withdraw a sweeping subpoena issued against Exxon Mobil Corp as part of a push by a coalition of state prosecutors to try to investigate whether the world's largest publicly traded oil company misled the public about climate change risks
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2016-06-29 19:07:48
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican federal judge banned the entry of fresh potatoes from the United States amid concerns that pests they contain may damage the environment, Mexico's Federal Judicial Council (CJF) said on Tuesday.
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2016-06-28 19:39:45
Saturday, June 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
LIMA (Reuters) - An oil spill in the Amazon region of Peru was detected on Friday night, state energy company Petroperu said in a statement on Saturday, adding that measures were being taken to fix the ruptured pipeline and to protect the environment.
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2016-06-25 16:42:58
Friday, June 24th, 2016      Leave a Comment
HOUSTON (Reuters) - With a number of U.S. states proceeding with investigations of Exxon Mobil Corp's record on climate change, the attorney general of Massachusetts and investment funds of the Rockefeller family on Friday told a Congressional committee it lacked powers to oversee those probes.
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2016-06-24 17:20:44
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
BAKSA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ask the farmers in remote Baksa district, in the northeast Indian state of Assam, whether they are affected by climate change and they usually respond with a look of surprise.
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2016-06-21 03:11:37
Friday, June 17th, 2016      Leave a Comment
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Republican-led congressional committee sought on Friday to assert oversight over inquiries that about 20 states are making into Exxon Mobil and climate change, reiterating demands to know more about state attorneys general's consultations with environmental groups.
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2016-06-17 19:40:00
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Last year's international deal on limiting climate change must involve more use of forests as natural stores of carbon, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Norway's government said in a joint statement on Wednesday.
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2016-06-15 13:38:08