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Swiss, EU move closer to linking emissions trading systems

Switzerland and the European Union have moved closer to linking their carbon emissions trading systems (ETS) after the European Commission and Swiss government gave their backing for a deal. »
16 August 2017, 17:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate change disrupts timing of river floods in Europe: study

Climate change has shifted the timing of flooding in European rivers in the past 50 years, causing deluges earlier in the northeast and later around parts of the Mediterranean, scientists said on Thursday. »
10 August 2017, 22:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Exclusive: U.S. envoys told to be coy on re-engaging in Paris climate deal - cable

U.S. diplomats should sidestep questions from foreign governments on what it would take for the Trump administration to re-engage in the global Paris climate agreement, according to a diplomatic cable seen by Reuters. »
8 August 2017, 22:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. submits formal notice of withdrawal from Paris climate pact

The U.S. State Department has officially informed the United Nations it will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement in a document issued on Friday, but left the door open to re-engaging if the terms improved for the United States. »
5 August 2017, 02:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Japan environment minister to urge to rethink on coal project: media

Japan's environment minister is likely to recommend the trade ministry reconsider a coal-fired power project planned by Chubu Electric Power Co amid concerns over rising carbon emissions, local media said on Wednesday. »
26 July 2017, 11:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet

Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun's rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet. »
26 July 2017, 08:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

California governor signs climate policy extension into law

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Tuesday a package of bills that use market forces to cut greenhouse gas emissions, extending by a decade the state's signature plan to combat climate change. »
25 July 2017, 22:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. electric industry knew of climate threat decades ago: report

The U.S. electric industry knew as far back as 1968 that burning fossil fuels might cause global warming, but cast doubt on the science of climate change and ramped up coal use for decades afterward, an environmental watchdog group said on Tuesday. »
25 July 2017, 19:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Home sweet home: islanders stay put even when the sea invades

Islanders in the Philippines have stayed in their homes even after an earthquake caused subsidence and floods, according to a study on Monday that questions how far global warming will trigger mass migration as sea levels rise. »
24 July 2017, 18:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Conservative groups urge lawmakers to gut climate programs in U.S. military

A coalition of 14 conservative groups urged U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday to support an amendment to the House of Representatives' annual defense bill that would prevent the Pentagon from implementing climate-change and green energy policies meant to save taxpayers money and protect the planet. »
13 July 2017, 00:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Colorado joins 'climate alliance' of states fighting global warming

Colorado's governor signed an executive order on Tuesday making his state the latest to join a "climate alliance" of U.S. states and governors seeking to meet the goals of the Paris accord after President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the pact. »
12 July 2017, 02:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

EPA chief wants scientists to debate climate on TV

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in the early stages of launching a debate about climate change that could air on television – challenging scientists to prove the widespread view that global warming is a serious threat, the head of the agency said. »
11 July 2017, 23:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

EU parliament extends exemption for foreign flights from carbon emissions scheme

A European Union parliamentary committee voted on Tuesday to extend the exemption of international flights from the EU's charges for carbon emissions, but only while it awaits the implementation of last year's worldwide United Nations deal on tackling aircraft emissions. »
11 July 2017, 20:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

G20 draft text fuses U.S. climate isolation with deal on innovation

Draft conclusions to this week's summit of the Group of 20 leading economies acknowledge the United States' isolation in opposing the Paris climate accord but agree to G20 collaboration on reducing emissions through innovation, a G20 source said. »
5 July 2017, 21:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Groups see climate science review as chance to undercut regulation

The Trump administration will soon begin a review that will question the veracity of the climate change science used by President Barack Obama's administration as the basis for environmental regulations. »
5 July 2017, 18:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

China energy demand may already have peaked: researchers

China's energy demand has reached peak levels and is set to fall in coming years, an influential government think tank said, in a study offering an optimistic view on Chinese efforts to combat climate change. »
30 June 2017, 11:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Investors slowly start to push climate change up their agenda

Investors are slowly starting to push companies to reduce their carbon footprint and help the world meet targets on limiting global warming that were agreed in the 2015 Paris climate talks. »
30 June 2017, 05:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

New coal power plants may block Japan's carbon emissions goal: minister

Japan may not achieve its carbon emissions target if an ambitious plan to build more coal-fired power plants pushes ahead, its environment minister said, underlining Tokyo's struggle to meet globally agreed goals to halt climate change. »
29 June 2017, 13:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Britain's progress on climate change is stalling, government advisers say

Britain's progress in tackling climate change is stalling and new strategies and policies are needed to ensure ambitious greenhouse gas emissions cuts continue, the government's climate advisers said in a report on Thursday. »
29 June 2017, 04:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

House panel wants to know how climate change impacts the military

U.S. lawmakers on the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee asked the Pentagon on Wednesday to produce a report on climate change and its effects on the military. »
29 June 2017, 04:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email