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California risks severe 'whiplash' from drought to flood: scientists

California will suffer more volatile weather this century with a "whiplash" from drought to rain and mounting risks a repeat of the devastating "Great Flood" of 1862, scientists said on Monday. »
23 April 2018, 19:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Japan carbon capture site shows promise for industrial use

A test site in Japan for burying carbon dioxide (CO2) below the seabed off Hokkaido island is showing more promise than other carbon, capture and storage (CCS) projects by cutting costs and increasing efficiency, its developer says. »
19 April 2018, 10:52 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Shell defends climate strategy in clash with investors

Royal Dutch Shell defended its ambition to cut carbon emissions on Monday, urging investors to oppose a shareholder resolution arguing that the oil and gas giant is not doing enough to meet international targets to tackle climate change. »
16 April 2018, 16:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Massachusetts top court rules against Exxon in climate change probe

Massachusetts' top court on Friday rejected Exxon Mobil Corp's bid to block the state's attorney general from obtaining records to investigate whether the company for decades concealed its knowledge of the role fossil fuels play in climate change. »
13 April 2018, 18:41 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.N. shipping agency under pressure to tackle growing CO2 emissions

The United Nations' shipping agency is under pressure this week to agree on a plan to cut carbon emissions from the sector, following years of slow progress, but the strategy could fall well short of what is required to limit global warming. »
9 April 2018, 16:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

EPA sued by 14 states over delay in methane emission standards

Fourteen states filed suit on Thursday accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of failing to issue regulations for curbing emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse pollutant, from existing oil and gas operations as required under the Clean Air Act. »
6 April 2018, 03:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Solar power eclipsed fossil fuels in new 2017 generating capacity: U.N.

Chinese solar power led a record 157 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity added worldwide last year, more than double the amount of new generation capacity from fossil fuels, a U.N.-backed report showed on Thursday. »
5 April 2018, 17:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Norway targets IMO to halve global shipping emissions by 2050

Global shipping should set a goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, Norway's government and shipowners' association said on Thursday before talks by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London next week. »
5 April 2018, 17:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Eco-farming can solve hunger and climate crises, experts say

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Asian farmers are growing rice and rearing fish in the same fields to increase their income and reduce weeds, while Ghanaians are using crop residues as compost to boost yields. »
4 April 2018, 19:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Developing nations to study ways to dim sunshine, slow warming

Scientists in developing nations plan to step up research into dimming sunshine to curb climate change, hoping to judge if a man-made chemical sunshade would be less risky than a harmful rise in global temperatures. »
4 April 2018, 03:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Frustrated with Trump, green group goes local with clean energy campaign

U.S. environmental group the League of Conservation Voters on Thursday launched a $2 million campaign to press this year's candidates for state and local office to embrace clean energy, citing a lack of leadership on the issue in Washington. »
29 March 2018, 14:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Walmart urges China suppliers to cut CO2 by 50 million tons a year

Walmart Inc launched a program on Thursday to help its Chinese suppliers cut emissions of climate-warming greenhouse gas by 50 million tons a year by the end of the next decade. »
29 March 2018, 08:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

China meets 2020 carbon target ahead of schedule: Xinhua

China met its 2020 carbon intensity target three years ahead of schedule last year, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the country's top climate official Xie Zhenhua. »
27 March 2018, 11:51 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Britain blocks plans for new coal mine on climate grounds

Britain has rejected plans for a new open cast coal mine in northeastern England, as it could hamper efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb climate change, the minister for local government said on Friday. »
23 March 2018, 18:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2017

Global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a historic high of 32.5 gigatonnes last year, after three years of being flat, due to higher energy demand and the slowing of energy efficiency improvements, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said. »
22 March 2018, 10:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Last three years hottest on record, severe weather hits 2018: U.N.

The past three years were the hottest on record and heat waves in Australia, freak Arctic warmth and water shortages in Cape Town are extending harmful weather extremes in 2018, the United Nations said on Thursday. »
22 March 2018, 04:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. judge to question Big Oil on climate change

Five of the world's biggest energy producers will be questioned by a federal judge on Wednesday about climate change science, part of a lawsuit that accuses the companies of misleading the public for years about their role in global warming. »
21 March 2018, 15:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

AB InBev sets climate, water goals to keep fizz in beer sales

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's biggest brewer, said on Wednesday it would cut its greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter by 2025 and help thousands of farmers cope with disruptions to water supplies stoked by global warming. »
21 March 2018, 09:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

McDonald's sets greenhouse gas reduction targets

McDonald's Corp on Tuesday announced an approved, science based target to cut greenhouse gas emissions and battle climate change, saying it is the first restaurant company to do so. »
20 March 2018, 17:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

India most vulnerable country to climate change - HSBC report

India is the most vulnerable country to climate change, followed by Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh, a ranking by HSBC showed on Monday. »
19 March 2018, 19:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email