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Nations agree on global climate pact rules, but they are seen as weak

Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming. »
16 December 2018, 01:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.N. climate talks go into overtime as negotiators grapple with text

The United Nations' climate talks went into overtime early Saturday morning as negotiators from nearly 200 nations grappled with disagreements over parts of a package of rules to implement a landmark agreement to combat global warming. »
15 December 2018, 03:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

France's EDF faces delay in Brazil dam over clearing trees

A consortium led by Electricité de France SA is ready to fill the reservoir of a hydroelectric dam built in Brazil's soy belt, but could be delayed by a year over removal of trees from the area to be flooded, the company and state officials said. »
13 December 2018, 22:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

More Americans view climate change as 'imminent' threat: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

A growing percentage of Americans see climate change as an “imminent” threat driven mainly by human activity, and more than two-thirds want Washington to work with other nations to combat it, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday. »
13 December 2018, 16:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Maldives tells U.N. climate talks: 'We are not prepared to die'

The Maldives will do all in its power to keep "our heads above water", the head of its delegation at U.N. climate talks said on Thursday in an impassioned appeal for nations to overcome their divisions over how to tackle global warming. »
13 December 2018, 16:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate Conference Notebook: avoid micro issues, Poland says

Talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the Paris 2015 deal on climate change are in their crucial final week in Katowice, the capital of Poland's Silesian coal mining district. »
12 December 2018, 15:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Deforestation in Brazil's Cerrado savanna falls to record low

Deforestation in Brazil's tropical Cerrado savanna, which makes up a quarter of the country, fell 11 percent to a record low in 2018 compared with a year earlier, the Ministry of Environment said in a statement on Tuesday. »
11 December 2018, 20:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Arctic posts second warmest year on record in 2018: U.S. NOAA

The Arctic had its second-hottest year on record in 2018, part of a warming trend that may be dramatically changing earth's weather patterns, according to a report released on Tuesday by the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. »
11 December 2018, 20:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate policies put world on track for 3.3C warming - CAT study

Average world temperatures are on track to far exceed the central goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement on limiting global warming, a study showed on Tuesday. »
11 December 2018, 13:41 - reuters - Search similar - Email

EU talks to set CO2 emission limits for cars founder

The European Union failed on Tuesday to reach a compromise over how sharply to curb carbon dioxide emissions from cars and vans as car-producing countries and more environmentally conscious lawmakers could not find a compromise. »
11 December 2018, 07:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Katowice COP24 Notebook: spotlight on U.S. coal sideshow

Talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the Paris 2015 deal on climate change enters the crucial final week in the Polish city of Katowice, the capital of the country's Silesian coal mining district. »
10 December 2018, 12:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Katowice COP24 Notebook: Focus on price, COP24 urged

Talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the Paris 2015 deal on climate change are nearing the end of a first week in the Polish city of Katowice, the capital of the Silesian mining district. »
7 December 2018, 14:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Trump targets pair of Obama-era green rules to boost oil, coal

The Trump administration took aim at two Obama-era environmental policies on Thursday to boost the oil and coal industries, proposing to open up a bird's wildlife habitat to drilling and mining and remove hurdles to new coal-fired power plant construction. »
7 December 2018, 02:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Denmark, Britain top global league for climate measures: report

Denmark and Britain are the top countries when it comes to implementing measures to fight climate change, although Britain has lagged in phasing out fossil fuel subsidies, a report published by academics said on Wednesday. »
5 December 2018, 12:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

World's largest container shipper Maersk aims to be CO2 neutral by 2050

Maersk, the world's biggest container shipper, aims to be carbon neutral by 2050, in a challenge to the rest of the world's fossil fuel-dependent fleet. »
5 December 2018, 12:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. EPA to propose easing rules on new coal plants: New York Times

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce a plan to eliminate an Obama-era climate change regulation on coal-fired power plants on Thursday, making it easier to build new plants, the New York Times reported. »
5 December 2018, 05:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

New Zealand premier Ardern launches NZ$100 million fund to spur green investment

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a new NZ$100 million ($69.28 million) green investment fund on Wednesday, aimed at boosting private-sector participation in a campaign to achieve zero net carbon emissions by 2050. »
5 December 2018, 02:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Norway worries over Brazil deforestation, pays $70 million to Amazon fund

Norway will pay Brazil $70 million for reducing deforestation in the Amazon in 2017, but is concerned over a more recent surge in destruction of the world's largest tropical rainforest, according to a Norwegian government statement. »
4 December 2018, 23:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Carbon emissions from rich nations set to rise in 2018: IEA

Carbon dioxide emissions from the world's advanced economies are set to rise slightly in 2018, breaking a five-year decline, mainly due to higher oil and natural gas use, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says. »
4 December 2018, 17:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Naturalist David Attenborough says U.S. 'out on a limb' on climate

U.S. President Donald Trump is "out on a limb" in his attitude to climate change as nearly every other government, as well as an angry younger generation, are demanding action, British naturalist David Attenborough said on Monday at U.N. climate talks in Poland. »
3 December 2018, 18:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email