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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Two-thirds of Californians link the state's ongoing catastrophic drought to climate change, and most support Governor Jerry Brown's efforts to combat it – but that's also because most Californians are Democrats, a new poll shows.
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2015-07-29 23:03:23
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NEW SHOREHAM, Rhode Island (Reuters) - Rhode Island's Deepwater Wind will start installing the foundations for North America's first offshore wind farm on Monday, a milestone the company says could pave the way for an industry long established in Europe but that is still struggling with opposition in the United States
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2015-07-27 06:04:15
Thursday, July 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - The United States, Russia and other Arctic nations signed an agreement on Thursday to bar their fishing fleets from fast-thawing seas around the North Pole, an agreement delayed more than a year by tensions over Ukraine.The accord, also signed in Oslo by the ambassadors of Canada, Norway and Denmark, is a response to global warming, which is melting sea ice in the central Arctic Ocean, an area the size of the Mediterranean
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2015-07-16 13:03:41
Monday, July 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Country takes row over subsidies to European court of justice amid concerns UK project could distort energy marketAustria has filed a legal challenge at the European court of justice against EU-granted state subsidies for a new nuclear power plant in Britain, government officials have said.“Subsidies are there to support modern technologies that lie in the general interest of all EU member states
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2015-07-06 08:56:59
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Brazil pledged on Tuesday to increase their share of renewable energy in electricity generation from sources other than hydro-power to 20 percent by 2030 in an effort to show commitment to fighting climate change.





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2015-06-30 11:47:41
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Taking the government’s own low-carbon lender out of the state sector is only likely to make it more risk-averse and less effectiveDavid Cameron likes to boast that his coalition government was the first in the world to create a green investment bank to accelerate investment in new energy infrastructure
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2015-06-24 18:05:01
Wednesday, June 17th, 2015      Leave a Comment
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some U.S. scientists are expressing hope that Pope Francis' encyclical on global warming embracing the view that it is mostly caused by human activities will change public opinion in the United States, where the issue is highly politicized.
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2015-06-17 06:17:50
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Federal prosecutors say Norte Energia, the consortium building the $11bn dam, has violated agreed-to items that are endangering locals’ means of survivalConstruction of a massive hydroelectric dam is endangering the livelihoods of at least 2,000 families in Brazil’s Amazon jungle state of Para, according to federal prosecutors who recommend that efforts to move the residents be suspended
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2015-06-16 17:59:39
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is collectively on track to achieve its goal of sourcing a fifth of its energy from renewables by 2020, although Britain, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are lagging behind other states, the European Commission said on Tuesday.


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2015-06-16 10:20:54
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's poorest countries plan to push hard for a new global climate change deal, due in December, to address the losses and damage already being caused by worsening extreme weather and rising seas, which are hitting their people hard.
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2015-06-10 12:37:30
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Even coal states that are suing the Environment Protection Agency are looking at how they can meet carbon reduction targets, reports Inside Climate NewsThe US Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to finalise the rules on carbon emissions from power plants are still several months away. But most states, even those challenging the agency in court, are already investigating ways to comply
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2015-06-03 12:27:35
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An international commitment to provide $100 billion a year by 2020 to help vulnerable countries tackle climate change is unlikely to be met if only government funding from rich nations is counted towards it, researchers said.



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2015-06-03 02:39:09
Monday, June 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Scientists and economists have joined forces to launch a global research initiative to make green energy cheaper than coal within 10 years, a target they believe is critical to avoid dangerous climate change. They have compared the goal to the Apollo programme of the 1960s when the United States stated that it would put a man on the Moon by the end of the decade
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2015-06-01 18:00:00
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Monday, May 25th, 2015      Leave a Comment
OTTAWA (Reuters) - North American energy ministers said on Monday they had set up a working group on climate change and energy, a partnership designed to help Canada, the United States and Mexico harmonize policies.
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2015-05-25 16:48:08
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015      Leave a Comment
SAN FRANCISCO/OTTAWA (Reuters) - California and leaders of 11 states and provinces signed an agreement on Tuesday to limit their output of heat-trapping greenhouse gases 80 to 95 percent by 2050, a goal they hope will help prevent runaway climate change.
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2015-05-19 17:15:35