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BP faces investor push to beef up fight against climate change

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LONDON (Reuters) – BP will face pressure at a meeting next week to set tougher targets to combat climate change, the latest signal from investors that they want the oil and gas industry to do more to clean up its act. FILE PHOTO: A BP logo is seen at a petrol station in London, Britain Read More

Climate change climbs up U.S. voters’ list of concerns

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NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Climate change is rising up the list of voter concerns in the United States with nearly 40% saying the issue will be crucial in how they cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential election, according to a poll released on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: An attendant holds a placard during Read More

Jerusalem’s newest shrine? US celebrates embassy move anniversary as Israel braces for riots

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The American embassy in Jerusalem is nothing short of a “new shrine” for the Jewish nation, the US ambassador said on the anniversary of the embassy move that has sparked violent protests and clashes ever since. “We have done something that has not been in quite some time: We have created a new shrine in Read More

Major magnetic storm may displace satellites from orbit & hamper GPS navigation – scientists

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The largest magnetic storm in two years, which hit Earth on Tuesday, is no joke, Russian scientists warned, saying that increased solar activity threatens electronics and people’s Health. The phenomenon may divert spacecraft from their orbit and create problems for satellite communications and GPS navigation, the Laboratory of X-Ray Astronomy at the Lebedev Institute of Read More

Ivorian cocoa farmers hope for more rain to boost mid-crop

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ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Ivory Coast’s cocoa mid-crop could be reduced in quality and length if abundant rain fails to arrive this month, farmers said on Monday, as cocoa regions continue to experience atypically dry weather. FILE PHOTO: A farmer works on cocoa pods at a farm in Toumodi, Ivory Coast October 13, 2018. Picture taken Read More

Islanders complain to U.N. over Australia’s climate change inaction

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A group of islanders off Australia’s north coast are set to file a human rights complaint to the United Nations against the Australian government on Monday over inaction on climate change, which they say is threatening their homes, their lawyers said. The complaint by eight Torres Strait Islanders marks the first climate Read More

CEO’s reading tips go viral for being ‘the absolute worst’

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An executive detailing the weird and excessive ways he reads books is going viral as people poke fun at the odd methods employed by the businessman, including his habit of tracking down authors to ‘connect’ with them. The Linkedin post by a CEO identified only as “Richard” was shared on Twitter and outlines how he Read More

U.N. Secretary-General warns world ‘not on track’ to limiting temperature rise to 1.5 percent: TVNZ

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FILE PHOTO: Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres speaks to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (not pictured) during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, April 26, 2019. Parker Song/Pool via REUTERS MELBOURNE (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said the world was “not on track” to limiting global temperature Read More

World’s top companies to face £1trn climate change bill – UN

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By Adam Parsons, business correspondent Global delays in tackling climate change will cost the world’s biggest companies nearly £1trn, according to the United Nations. The claim is included in an eagerly awaited report into the effect of climate change on global investments. The UN will say the economic effects of these delays will cut the Read More

Uber drivers eye IPO riches, call for strike in U.S. and UK

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Some Uber Technologies Inc drivers in the United States and Britain said they will strike on Wednesday, protesting what they call low pay a day before the ride-services company launches its initial public offering, valuing it at as much as $90 billion. FILE PHOTO: An investor walks out of the Uber Read More