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Climate change protesters descend on France's SocGen, energy companies

Climate activists blocked thousands of employees from entering the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale, state-run utility EDF and oil giant Total on Friday, environmental group Greenpeace said. »
19 April 2019, 15:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate-change protesters say they will target London's Heathrow Airport

The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change campaigners said it planned to hold a protest at London's Heathrow Airport on Friday, opening a new front in its demonstrations that have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital. »
18 April 2019, 23:32 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate-change protesters vow to disrupt London underground

Environmental activists vowed to disrupt London underground train services in a third day of action on Wednesday in a bid to force the British government to take more radical measures to avert what they cast as an imminent global climate cataclysm. »
17 April 2019, 12:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. presidential candidate Warren wants drilling, mining banned on federal lands

U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said on Monday she would ban all fossil fuel extraction on federal land and in coastal waters, setting herself apart from a crowded field of Democratic hopefuls who have made climate change a central campaign issue but have yet to outline specific policies. »
15 April 2019, 19:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. EPA chief defends big energy projects, says climate not top priority

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil a proposal to speed state-level permitting decisions for energy infrastructure projects soon, the agency’s chief told Reuters on Thursday, blasting states that have blocked coal terminals and gas pipelines on environmental grounds. »
12 April 2019, 02:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Shell starts to offset some drivers' carbon with new trees

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell will launch a program allowing customers at its petrol stations in the Netherlands to offset their carbon emissions by buying credits to support environmental projects, the group said on Monday. »
8 April 2019, 13:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Shell faces lawsuit from climate change activists over fossil fuels

Environmentalist and human rights groups said on Friday they had started a lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands to force the energy firm to cut its reliance on fossil fuels. »
5 April 2019, 19:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Germany considers carbon tax to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Germany is considering introducing a new carbon emissions tax to help reduce production of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday. »
5 April 2019, 19:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Australia, New Zealand join Pacific central bankers to focus on climate change

Central banks of South Pacific islands, joined by those of Australia and New Zealand, will focus on the impact of climate change on their financial systems and ways to respond, they said in a statement on Friday. »
5 April 2019, 09:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Government panel urges Japan to be carbon-neutral soon after 2050

A Japanese government panel on Tuesday urged the country to aim to be carbon-neutral as soon as possible after 2050 through innovations such as the wide use of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technology and lower cost hydrogen production. »
2 April 2019, 18:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Shell to quit U.S. refining lobby over climate disagreement

Royal Dutch Shell on Tuesday became the first major oil and gas company to announce plans to leave a leading U.S. refining lobby due to disagreement on climate policies. »
2 April 2019, 15:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Australia government proposes new fund to meet emission reduction targets

Australia's conservative government on Tuesday announced billions of dollars in funding to cut carbon emissions in a pre-election pitch to entice voters increasingly frustrated with climate policy inaction. »
2 April 2019, 11:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Rockefeller Foundation moves beyond cities in broader resilience push

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Rockefeller Foundation is changing the focus of its funding of projects to strengthen societies against modern pressures such as climate change, shifting away from preparing cities to a broader global view of the issue, its president said on Monday. »
2 April 2019, 02:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Canadian provinces vow to resist Trudeau's landmark carbon tax

Canada on Monday imposed a landmark carbon tax on four provinces which had defied Ottawa's push to combat climate change, prompting unhappy premiers to say they would challenge the measure. »
1 April 2019, 20:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

UK greenhouse gas emissions down 2.5 percent as renewables hit record

Britain's greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.5 percent in 2018, dropping for a sixth straight year but more slowly than before, as record output of renewable power ate away at coal-fired generation, government data showed on Thursday. »
28 March 2019, 13:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Chill waters, arid land: climate change arrives on Easter Island

Ludovic Burns Tuki first felt the chill of climate change while diving in the waters around his home on Easter Island, locally known as Rapa Nui, a remote land mass in the South Pacific famed for its distinctive ancient stone statues. »
27 March 2019, 15:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. Republicans set 'Green New Deal vote' in bid to divide Democrats

Republican U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a move aimed at dividing Democrats, set a vote for Tuesday on their "Green New Deal" resolution that seeks to cut greenhouse gas emissions by moving off fossil fuels. »
26 March 2019, 14:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Bank of England to set new rules on climate risk: Carney

The Bank of England will soon spell out how it wants banks, insurers and investment companies to manage the financial risks from climate change, Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday. »
21 March 2019, 23:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate change's fingerprints are on U.S. Midwest floods: scientists

Climate change played a hand in the deadly floods in the U.S. upper Midwest that have damaged crops and drowned livestock, scientists said on Thursday, while a Trump administration official said more homework was needed before making that link. »
21 March 2019, 23:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Canadian CO2 removal firm secures finance to expand

Canada-based Carbon Engineering has exceeded its financing target which will enable it to deploy its first commercial operation to remove carbon dioxide directly from the air, it said on Thursday. »
21 March 2019, 20:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email