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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

EU ministers agree on energy savings targets after 2021

EU ministers on Monday reached a compromise on energy saving targets after 2021, taking a first hurdle toward implementing the Paris Agreement on lowering carbon emissions and limiting the worst effects of a warming planet. »
26 June 2017, 22:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Global sea level rise accelerates since 1990, study shows

The rise in global sea levels has accelerated since the 1990s amid rising temperatures, with a thaw of Greenland's ice sheet pouring ever more water into the oceans, scientists said on Monday. »
26 June 2017, 19:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption

Researchers at a British University have embarked on a decade-long experiment that will pump a forest full of carbon dioxide to measure how it copes with rising levels of the gas - a key driver of climate change. »
21 June 2017, 21:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Norway warns Brazil that funds to safeguard rainforests at risk

Norway has warned Brazil that funds to help protect the Amazon rainforest under a billion-dollar program are in jeopardy because more forests are being destroyed, a Norwegian government letter showed on Wednesday. »
21 June 2017, 18:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Exxon, BP support Republican elders' climate proposal

Major oil companies like Exxon Mobil and BP Plc have thrown their support behind a carbon tax plan proposed by a group of elder Republican statesmen, according to an advertisement published in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. »
20 June 2017, 17:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Sovereign investors tweak portfolios for environmental risk

Some sovereign investors are reducing their exposure to fossil fuels or seeking clean alternatives to protect their portfolios from rising environmental risk. »
19 June 2017, 16:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Religious, indigenous leaders meet to protect rainforests

Religious and indigenous leaders began talks on Monday on ways to protect tropical rainforests, with host Norway warning that a global plan to slow climate change will be doomed without action ranging from the Congo basin to the Amazon. »
19 June 2017, 12:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Defying Trump, EU Parliament backs Paris climate goals

The European Parliament backed curbs on EU states' emissions on Wednesday to share the burden of the bloc's Paris climate goals and forge ahead despite President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the 195-nation pact. »
14 June 2017, 15:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Apple issues $1 billion green bond after Trump's Paris climate exit

Apple Inc offered a $1 billion bond dedicated to financing clean energy and environmental projects on Tuesday, the first corporate green bond offered since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement. »
13 June 2017, 17:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Italy sees no hope of winning over U.S. on climate change at G7

Differences between the United States and other leading economies over climate change remain wide and are destined to stay that way, Italy's environment minister Gian Luca Galletti said on Sunday. »
11 June 2017, 14:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. backs call to save oceans, but notes plan to quit climate deal

The United States supported a global call to action at the United Nations on Friday to conserve and sustainably use oceans, seas and marine resources, even as it noted President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw from a pact to fight climate change. »
10 June 2017, 00:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. Gulf Coast groups concerned as Trump picks BP lawyer to top DOJ post

U.S. President Donald Trump's selection of Jeffrey Bossert Clark to be the Justice Department's top environmental lawyer has raised concerns by Gulf coast environmental groups as he was the lawyer for international oil company BP Plc in the aftermath of the company's 2010 drilling rig explosion. »
8 June 2017, 01:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Hawaii enacts law committing to goals of Paris climate accord

Hawaii has become the first U.S. state to enact legislation to bring its environmental standards in line with the Paris climate accord, officials said on Wednesday, less than a week after President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the global agreement. »
8 June 2017, 01:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

World's energy system not on track to meet climate goals: IEA

Barely one tenth of renewable energy technology is ready to meet long-term climate change targets as governments have failed to adequately support large-scale deployment, a report by the International Energy Agency showed on Tuesday. »
6 June 2017, 14:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Most Americans want 'aggressive' action on climate change: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Most Americans believe the United States should take "aggressive action" to fight climate change, but few see it as a priority issue when compared with the economy or security, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday. »
6 June 2017, 14:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

China CO2 market launch set for November at earliest: government researcher

China will launch its nationwide carbon emissions trading system by November at the "very earliest", a government researcher said on Tuesday. »
6 June 2017, 11:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

California, China sign agreement on climate, cleantech

The government of California said on Tuesday it will work with China's science ministry to develop clean energy technologies, cooperate on emissions trading and explore other "climate-positive" trade and investment opportunities. »
6 June 2017, 05:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email