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Shrinking Swiss glacier gets a climate-change postcard

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JUNGFRAUJOCH, Switzerland (Reuters) – Switzerland’s Aletsch glacier is western Europe’s largest expanse of ice, but Swiss scientists say it’s receding at an unprecedented pace, losing up to 12 meters (13 yards) of ice a year. That vanishing act made the Alpine glacier the site of a publicity stunt on Friday: the creation of what organizers Read More

Erroneous climate change study reported far and wide, corrections few and far between

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As the world grapples with extreme weather and wildfires, the issue of climate change is at the forefront of policy decisions, scientific research and media coverage – but bias towards alarmism is proving somewhat irresistible. A new study recently published in the journal Nature suggested that “ocean warming is at the high end of previous Read More

Natural gas skyrockets as China pledges huge supply boost

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With an eye on last winter’s natural gas supply debacle, Chinese state-owned energy giant CNOOC has pledged a 20 percent rise in gas supply, the company said on Tuesday. The company, one of three state-run oil majors, said that it will supply 24.6 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas during the heating season that Read More

Exclusive: At U.N. climate talks, Trump team plans sideshow on coal

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration plans to set up a side-event promoting fossil fuels at the annual U.N. climate talks next month, repeating a strategy that infuriated global-warming activists during last year’s talks, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Coal sits in train cars on tracks in Grundy, Virginia, U.S., May Read More

Explainer: Blame climate, but crowded forests also fuel California fires

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(Reuters) – With a tweet blaming California’s wildfires on “gross mismanagement of the forests,” President Donald Trump dismissed the role of climate change in the worsening blazes across the U.S. West – generating widespread derision in the Golden State. A house destroyed by the Camp Fire is seen in Paradise, California, U.S., November 13, 2018. Read More

Japan weather bureau says El Nino appears to have formed

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s weather bureau said on Friday the El Niño weather pattern appears to have formed and that there was a 70 percent chance it would continue into the Northern Hemisphere spring. A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday projected an 80 percent chance of the El Niño weather pattern forming and continuing Read More

VW plans to sell electric Tesla rival for less than $23,000: source

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) intends to sell electric cars for less than 20,000 euros ($22,836) and protect German jobs by converting three factories to make Tesla (TSLA.O) rivals, a source familiar with the plans said. VW and other carmakers are struggling to adapt quickly enough to stringent rules introduced after the carmaker was found Read More

Volkswagen plans to sell electric Tesla rival for less than $23,000: source

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) intends to sell electric cars for less than 20,000 euros ($22,836) and protect German jobs by converting three factories to make the Tesla (TSLA.O) rival, a source familiar with the plans said. FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen logos are pictured during the media day of the Salao do Automovel International Auto Show Read More