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Swedish student leader wins EU pledge to spend billions on climate

The European Union should spend hundreds of billions of euros combating climate change during the next decade, its chief executive said on Thursday, responding to a Swedish teen who has inspired a global movement of children against global warming. »
21 February 2019, 17:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. judge dismisses boys' lawsuit against Trump climate rollbacks

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Pennsylvania boys and an environmental group seeking to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from rolling back regulations addressing climate change, saying the court does not have power to tell the White House what to do. »
20 February 2019, 22:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

White House readies panel to question security risks of climate

The White House is readying a presidential panel that would question U.S. military and intelligence reports showing human-driven climate change poses risks to national security, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday. »
20 February 2019, 19:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Mercedes-Benz EU emissions jump under new testing regime

Daimler will push electric and hybrid cars more aggressively after tougher emissions tests revealed pollution levels in Europe at Mercedes-Benz Cars rose 7 percent last year. »
15 February 2019, 13:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate crisis could speed demise of Norwegian oil: central bank chief

Global efforts to fight a "crisis" of man-made climate change could spell a faster than expected end to Norway's oil and gas industry, the nation's central bank governor said on Thursday. »
14 February 2019, 21:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Republican leader says U.S. Senate will vote on Green New Deal

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the U.S. Senate will vote on a "Green New Deal" introduced by Democrats that seeks to eliminate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions within a decade. »
12 February 2019, 21:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Dominion aims to cut U.S. methane releases by 50 percent by 2030

Dominion Energy Inc said on Tuesday it plans to cut the amount of methane escaping from its natural gas wells, pipelines and other infrastructure by 50 percent over the next decade as part of its effort to combat global warming. »
12 February 2019, 18:31 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Britain's Drax becomes world's first biomass plant to capture carbon

Britain's Drax has started capturing carbon dioxide at its wood-burning power plant in North Yorkshire, a world first in technology it hopes could lead to carbon negative power plants in the future. »
8 February 2019, 13:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

World's largest wealth fund to press firms for climate data at AGMs

Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund will push the 9,000 firms it invests in to disclose more data on greenhouse gases they emit and how they adapt to climate change during the coming annual general meeting season, a top fund official said. »
8 February 2019, 00:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Last year was fourth hottest on record: outlook sizzling - U.N.

Last year was the fourth warmest on record and the outlook is for more sizzling heat approaching levels that most governments view as dangerous for the Earth, a U.N. report showed on Wednesday. »
6 February 2019, 20:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Senate environment panel okays Trump's pick to lead EPA

A key Senate committee approved U.S. President Donald Trump's new pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, putting the former coal lobbyist a step closer to becoming the permanent head of America's top environmental regulator. »
5 February 2019, 18:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Thaw of Himalayas set to disrupt Asia's rivers, crops: study

At least a third of the ice in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush will thaw this century as temperatures rise, disrupting river flows vital for growing crops from China to India, scientists said on Monday. »
4 February 2019, 14:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

BP to expand emissions disclosure on oil investments

BP has agreed to broaden its disclosure on greenhouse gas emissions to show how it thinks future investments in oil and gas align with U.N.-backed climate goals, it said on Friday. »
1 February 2019, 13:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

EPA taps climate skeptic for science advisory panel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added eight members on Thursday to its scientific advisory board tasked with providing independent input for agency policy, a list that includes at least one vocal climate-change doubter. »
1 February 2019, 03:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

More U.S. companies discussing climate change in wake of hurricanes, wildfires

The bankruptcy of major California utility PG&E Corp as a result of over $30 billion in costs from California wildfires sparked by the state's prolonged drought will likely prompt more companies to discuss how they will respond to the effects of climate change on their businesses. »
31 January 2019, 21:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. lawmakers urge Pentagon to revise climate change report

Three Democratic U.S. lawmakers, including the House armed services committee chairman, on Wednesday urged the Pentagon to revise a report on climate change, saying it omitted required items such as a list of the 10 most vulnerable bases. »
31 January 2019, 02:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

OECD urges Australia to step up carbon emissions cuts

Australia needs to cut carbon emissions more sharply to meet its 2030 Paris Climate accord target, the OECD warned on Wednesday, contradicting claims by the country's conservative government that the goal will be easily met. »
30 January 2019, 04:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. EPA senior official not certain climate change is a crisis

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assistant administrator for air and radiation, Bill Wehrum, said on Friday that he is still exploring the science of climate change and is not convinced that it is a crisis. »
25 January 2019, 23:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Dutch need drastic measures to reach 2020 climate goals

The Dutch government is lagging far behind on its climate goals and will, need to take immediate action in order to meet legally required improvements, the Dutch Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) warned on Friday. »
25 January 2019, 13:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Belgian students skip school for mass anti-pollution protest

Thousands of Belgian schoolchildren skipped classes on Thursday to flood Brussels in an unprecedented protest against global warming and pollution, vowing to miss school once a week until the government takes action. »
24 January 2019, 18:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email