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Brazil cuts deforestation emissions below 2020 targets

Brazil cut its greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation in 2017 to levels below its internationally agreed 2020 climate change targets, the country's Environment Ministry said on Thursday. »
10 August 2018, 06:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

At 'America First Energy Conference', solar power is dumb, climate change is fake

Pumping carbon dioxide into the air makes the planet greener; the United Nations puts out fake science about climate change to control the global energy market; and wind and solar energy are simply "dumb". »
9 August 2018, 20:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Dimming sunlight to slow global warming may harm crop yields: study

Spraying a veil of sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth to slow global warming could harm crop yields in an unintended side-effect of turning down the heat, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday. »
8 August 2018, 19:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Study sees dramatic rise in heatwave deaths by 2080

The number of people dying from heatwaves is likely to rise sharply in some regions by 2080 if policymakers fail to take mitigating steps in climate and health policies, according to the results of a study on Tuesday. »
31 July 2018, 21:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. Republican unveils bill calling for carbon tax

A Republican lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled a bill calling for a carbon tax on Monday, saying he hoped the legislation would at the very least renew a U.S. debate on climate change that has languished for a decade. »
23 July 2018, 20:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Japan's Nippon Life to stop financing coal-fired power

Nippon Life Insurance Co [NPNLI.UL] will no longer extend loans for, or invest in, coal-fired power plants due to environmental concerns, an official at Japan's biggest life insurer said, in the first such move by a major Japanese institutional investor. »
23 July 2018, 07:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Baltimore lawsuit blames oil and gas companies for climate change

Baltimore filed a lawsuit on Friday against 26 oil and gas companies and entities, including BP Plc, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, for knowingly contributing to what the city called the catastrophic consequences of climate change. »
20 July 2018, 22:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Oil majors win dismissal of New York City climate lawsuit

A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by New York City seeking to hold major oil companies liable for climate change caused by carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels. »
20 July 2018, 00:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Molson Coors steps up climate fight, even as heat drives thirst

Molson Coors is stepping up efforts to fight global warming even though recent hot weather in Europe during the World Cup has lifted beer sales for one of the world's biggest brewers, Chief Executive Mark Hunter said on Wednesday. »
11 July 2018, 17:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Japan hit by worst weather disaster in decades: Why did so many die?

Torrential rains unleashed floods and set off landslides in western Japan last week, killing at least 176 people, forcing millions to evacuate and leaving dozens missing in the country's worst weather disaster in 36 years. »
11 July 2018, 07:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Supreme Court nominee has been a foe of emissions rules

Brett Kavanaugh, nominated on Monday to be a Supreme Court justice by U.S. President Donald Trump, is a long-time skeptic of business regulations, especially on rules limiting harmful emissions, although he has called global warming an "urgent" issue. »
10 July 2018, 09:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Macron gathers world's top sovereign funds to send climate signal

Sovereign wealth funds managing more than $2 trillion are to lay out a strategy on Friday in Paris to pressure companies to be more climate-friendly, French officials said. »
6 July 2018, 10:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Norway invites bids for storing CO2 on its continental shelf

Norway on Thursday invited companies to submit bids to use subsea reservoirs to store carbon dioxide near the country's largest oil and gas field, Troll. »
5 July 2018, 18:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

China carbon emissions in retreat after 'structural break' in economy: study

China's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell from 2014 to 2016 and might already have peaked, according to a study published on Monday, with structural economic changes allowing Beijing to meet targets earlier than expected. »
2 July 2018, 20:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Half of South Asia living in vulnerable climate 'hotspots': World Bank

Changes in temperature and rainfall will impact almost half of South Asia in the coming decades, reducing economic growth in one of the world's poorest regions, the World Bank said. »
28 June 2018, 18:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Britain told emission cuts in power mask inaction elsewhere

Britain must set out policies and incentives to cut more greenhouse gas emission or the taxpayer will face higher costs to meet legally-binding targets for reductions, the government's climate advisers said on Thursday. »
28 June 2018, 02:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Natgas CEOs say product can help curb climate change

Natural gas can be a permanent solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and curbing climate change, and not just a step toward full utilization of renewable energy technologies, industry executives said on Tuesday. »
27 June 2018, 01:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Once a climate leader, Germany risks being 'left behind': Al Gore

After years of leadership on climate change, Germany risks being left behind as other countries move more aggressively to cut their reliance on coal and phase out the internal combustion engine, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said on Tuesday. »
26 June 2018, 19:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

More than 20 nations seek toughen climate goals by 2020

More than 20 nations ranging from Germany, France and Britain to Pacific island states said on Thursday they would try to limit their greenhouse gas emissions more than already planned under the Paris climate agreement by 2020. »
21 June 2018, 18:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

EU agrees final energy saving, renewables targets

The European Union on Wednesday finalised new climate rules after months of talks, targeting a total energy saving of 32.5 percent and an uplift in the share of renewable energy to 32 percent by 2030. »
20 June 2018, 14:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email