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Monday, January 29th, 2018      Leave a Comment
Blended fuel powers 15-hour Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 flight between LA and Melbourne, reducing carbon emissions by 7% A Qantas plane powered partly by mustard seeds has become the world’s first biofuel flight between Australia and the United States, after landing in Melbourne on Tuesday. The 15-hour flight used a blended fuel that was 10% derived from the brassica carinata, an industrial type of mustard seed that functions as a fallow crop – meaning it can be grown by farmers in between regular crop cycles
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2018-01-29 23:34:02
Thursday, January 18th, 2018      Leave a Comment
Erik Solheim cites ‘huge decline’ in world’s reefs but says shift from coal and new awareness of plastic pollution are good newsThe battle to save the world’s coral reefs is at “make or break point”, and countries that host them have a special responsibility to take a leadership role by limiting greenhouse gas emissions, plastic pollution and impacts from agriculture, the head of the United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) has said
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2018-01-18 23:59:40
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017      Leave a Comment
GENEVA (Reuters) - India has failed to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling on solar power, the United States will tell the WTO's dispute settlement body (DSB) next month, triggering a fresh round of litigation, according to an agenda issued on Wednesday.
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2017-12-20 05:30:14
Friday, December 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - After years of double-digit growth, home solar installations in the United States are poised to fall for the first time this year, according to a report released on Thursday by GTM Research.
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2017-12-15 12:57:46
Friday, November 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Nearly 200 nations made progress toward keeping a landmark 2015 global deal to tackle climate change on track at United Nations talks ending on Friday despite a U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw.
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2017-11-17 11:23:35
Thursday, November 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Many nations' view that the United States should do more to fight climate change because it is the biggest historical emitter is a "distraction" from technological innovation, an adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday.
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2017-11-16 15:04:11
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria has formally jointed the 2015 Paris deal aimed at slowing climate change, the United Nations said on Tuesday, leaving the United States as the only country opposed to the pact.
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2017-11-14 12:43:11
Sunday, November 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States hopes to promote wider use of fossil fuels at a global meeting on climate change next week, a White House official said, reflecting the gaping divide between Washington and the rest of the world on the issue of global warming.
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2017-11-12 06:20:57
Friday, November 10th, 2017      Leave a Comment
MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United Nations' aviation agency on Friday recommended scaling back criteria for biofuels used on international flights as part of a compromise with developing countries who felt the rules would be too stringent, two sources familiar with the discussions said.
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2017-11-10 12:19:44
Thursday, November 9th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Former New York mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg is donating $50 million to help nations around the world shift from coal to combat pollution and climate change, expanding his funding outside the United States.
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2017-11-09 12:01:53
Thursday, November 9th, 2017      Leave a Comment
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea plans to impose a combined fine of 70.3 billion won ($63.1 million) on units of automakers BMW AG, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche citing violation of emission rules, the environment ministry said on Thursday.
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2017-11-09 02:52:02
Monday, November 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - This year will be among the three hottest on record in a new sign of man-made climate change that is aggravating "extraordinary weather" such as hurricanes, droughts and floods, the United Nations said on Monday.
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2017-11-06 08:02:12
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - DuPont Industrial Biosciences, a unit of DowDuPont Inc, on Thursday said it halted operations at a two-year-old ethanol plant and will sell it, dealing another blow to efforts to create biofuels without using food crops.
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2017-11-02 15:57:20
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
GENEVA (Reuters) - Greenhouse gas emissions are on course to be about 30 percent above the 2030 global target, but there are signs of a move away from fossil fuels that not even U.S. President Donald Trump can stop, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
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2017-10-31 07:06:57
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
GENEVA (Reuters) - Greenhouse gas emissions are on course to be about 30 percent above the level needed to keep global warming to an internationally agreed target in 2030, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
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2017-10-31 05:52:41