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EU should raise fossil fuel taxes to plug Brexit budget gap: former officials

The European Union should raise taxes on fossil fuels to help meet goals on climate change and plug a budget gap after Britain leaves the bloc, former senior EU officials said in a letter to EU leaders. »
21 February 2018, 16:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Seas to rise about a meter even if climate goals are met - study

Sea levels will rise between 0.7 and 1.2 meters (27-47 inches) in the next two centuries even if governments end the fossil fuel era as promised under the Paris climate agreement, scientists said on Tuesday. »
20 February 2018, 18:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

OECD says energy taxes in developed economies too low to fight climate change

Energy taxes in major advanced economies are not doing enough to reduce energy use, improve energy efficiency and drive a shift toward low-carbon sources, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday. »
14 February 2018, 13:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Burying carbon emissions gets boost in U.S. budget deal

Oil drillers that use a method to store carbon dioxide emissions underground to boost crude production, a technique that coal miners and some environmentalists support, got a boost in the budget agreement President Donald Trump signed on Friday. »
9 February 2018, 22:21 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Greenpeace appeals after losing Norwegian Arctic drilling lawsuit

Environmental groups launched an appeal on Monday after an Oslo court rejected their arguments that Norway's oil and gas exploration in the Arctic violates citizens' right to a clean environment. »
5 February 2018, 13:51 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Exxon sees global oil demand plunging by 2040 under climate regulations

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Friday that it expects global oil demand to drop sharply by 2040 if regulations aimed at limiting the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on climate are fully implemented. »
3 February 2018, 01:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

CO2 removal 'no silver bullet' to fighting climate change-scientists

Technologies to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help tackle global warming only have limited potential and more effort should be made to reduce emissions, European scientists said in a report on Wednesday. »
1 February 2018, 02:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Trump's view that ice caps 'setting records' baffles scientists

Scientists puzzled on Monday over U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that ice caps are "setting records" when much of the world's ice from the Alps to the Andes is melting amid global warming. »
29 January 2018, 17:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Chemical sunshade to slow warming may not be feasible: U.N. draft

The idea of spraying a haze of sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth as a quick way to slow global warming faces so many obstacles that it may not be feasible, a leaked draft U.N. report says. »
26 January 2018, 13:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Green logo for Budweiser as brewer taps into U.S. wind power

Budweiser said it has switched all its U.S. brewing to renewable electricity and is adding a clean energy logo to its labels as part of a global shift to green power by its parent Anheuser-Busch InBev. »
24 January 2018, 07:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate advocacy group sues U.S. EPA for 'purge' of scientists

A climate change advocacy group on Tuesday sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for banning certain scientists from serving on its advisory committees, a move the group said will give business an unfair influence on policy. »
24 January 2018, 01:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Germany faces risks, higher costs without focus on green finance: report

Germany faces growing risks and high costs if it does not revamp its financial system to focus more on climate change and sustainability, according to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund and finance groups including Deutsche Boerse. »
21 January 2018, 12:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Pope urges hope in visit to Peru area devastated by floods

Pope Francis, visiting an area of Peru that was devastated last year by heavy rains linked to climate change and plagued by gang violence, urged people not to lose hope. »
20 January 2018, 21:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

EU lawmakers back more ambitious renewables, energy saving goals

European lawmakers approved draft measures on Wednesday to reform the power market and reduce energy consumption that envisage more ambitious climate goals, setting the stage for tough talks with reluctant EU member states. »
17 January 2018, 17:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Britain must urgently bridge policy gaps to meet emissions target: advisers

Britain must urgently lay out further policies to meet its domestic emissions targets, the government's climate advisers said on Wednesday. »
17 January 2018, 04:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Warming set to breach Paris accord's toughest limit by mid century: draft

Global warming is on track to breach the toughest limit set in the Paris climate agreement by the middle of this century unless governments make unprecedented economic shifts from fossil fuels, a draft U.N. report said. »
11 January 2018, 21:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Corals die, farmers suffer through Australia's third-hottest year

Australia had its third-hottest year on record in 2017, the country's weather bureau said on Wednesday, as global warming changed the continent's climate and farmers warned unpredictable seasons are hurting the $47 billion agricultural sector. »
10 January 2018, 04:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

China says 27 of 31 regions met 2016 low carbon targets

China said 27 of its 31 regions met their greenhouse gas reduction targets aimed at combating global warming in 2016, the country's climate change regulator said in a notice on Monday. »
9 January 2018, 03:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Weather disasters cost U.S. record $306 billion in 2017: NOAA

Weather and climate-related disasters cost the United States a record $306 billion in 2017, the third-warmest year on record, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Monday. »
8 January 2018, 19:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Britain outlines plans for 2025 coal-power phase out

Britain will set an emission limit on coal-fired power generators from Oct. 1, 2025, forcing them to close unless they are fitted with carbon capture technology, the government said on Friday. »
5 January 2018, 15:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email