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Monday, February 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
We must shift away from a culture of politically motivated climate change denialism to an acceptance of the truly existential threat now facing humanityIt’s been a bad couple of weeks for the world’s climate and environment. The inauguration of billionaire property developer and reality TV star Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States has presaged a new Dark Age of climate politics
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2017-02-06 17:15:44
Monday, January 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
TOKYO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd and General Motors Co (GM) will jointly produce pollution-free hydrogen fuel cell power systems in the United States from around 2020, the companies said Monday, despite President Donald Trump's promises to dismantle U.S. environmental regulations intended to spur green car demand
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2017-01-30 12:18:14
Monday, January 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - The United States will switch course on climate change and pull out of a global pact to cut emissions, said Myron Ebell, who headed U.S. President Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team until his inauguration.
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2017-01-30 11:56:35
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Deputy prime minister criticises ‘romantic’ targets set by states as some Coalition MPs call to ditch RET if US pulls out of Paris climate dealBarnaby Joyce has refused to commit the government to maintain the Renewable Energy Target, after a report that conservative Coalition MPs want to ditch it if the United States pulls out of the Paris climate agreement
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2017-01-22 15:54:28
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has made a $500 million grant to the Green Climate Fund, meant to help developing nations combat climate change, the State Department said on Tuesday.
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2017-01-17 13:34:32
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
A new report finds strong support for clean energy, international climate agreements, and cutting carbon pollution - across the political spectrum
It’s almost an accepted dogma that in the United States (and in several other countries), liberals are much more in favor of taking actions to curb climate change whereas conservatives block such actions
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2016-12-20 05:00:01
Monday, December 19th, 2016      Leave a Comment
A third unit at Drax’s coal power station will switch to burning wood pellets after commission’s state aid investigation approves financial support The share price of Britain’s biggest power station operator has jumped to a five-month high after the European commission approved subsidies for its conversion to burn wood pellets instead of coal
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2016-12-19 07:34:05
Saturday, December 17th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tackling climate change is the "biggest economic opportunity" in the history of the United States, no matter who holds political office, said Hollywood star and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio.
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2016-12-17 12:11:44
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Some elite U.S. politicians' denial of the science backing up climate change is worrying, the United Nations environment chief said on Wednesday, adding that the fight against global warming would continue, even without the United States.
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2016-12-14 05:43:08
Thursday, November 17th, 2016      Leave a Comment
MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's threat of pulling the United States out of a global agreement to curb climate change could place the United States in a tiny club with just one other nation - Nicaragua.
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2016-11-17 12:57:58
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Australian businesses can take action on climate change by supporting Indigenous carbon farming while contributing to sustainable development goals There’s a touch of irony in the fact the Australian government has invested $200m in the international Green Climate Fund, a United Nations fund to assist developing countries in adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change
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2016-11-15 17:31:00
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) - France and the United Nations on Tuesday stepped up warnings to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump about the risks of quitting a 2015 global plan to combat climate change, saying a historic shift from fossil fuels is unstoppable.
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2016-11-15 10:28:06
Sunday, November 13th, 2016      Leave a Comment
MARRAKESH, Morocco (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States would become "a kind of rogue country" if it pulls out of an international agreement to combat global warming, leaving the world more vulnerable to droughts and other climate extremes, warned Mary Robinson, a former Irish president and human rights advocate
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2016-11-13 18:11:23
Friday, November 11th, 2016      Leave a Comment
MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) - Donald Trump's plan to drop out of world cooperation on slowing climate change would be "absolutely catastrophic" and weaken the United States, France's environment minister said on Friday.
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2016-11-11 13:34:04
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) - The past five years were the hottest on record with mounting evidence that heat waves, floods and rising sea levels are stoked by man-made climate change, the United Nations weather agency said on Tuesday.
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2016-11-08 08:47:23