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Equinor bends to investor pressure on climate

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By Kelly Gilblom on 4/24/2019 LONDON (Bloomberg) – Equinor is the latest large oil company to bow to a major investor group that is pushing corporations to take more robust action on climate change. The Norwegian giant has agreed to align its business model with the goals of the 2015 Paris climate accord and will Read More

Swedish teen accuses UK of ‘irresponsible behavior’ over climate

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition leaders met Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday to discuss what the teenager calls an “existential crisis” for humanity. Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg gives a speech at the House of Commons as a guest of Caroline Lucas, in London, Britain April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville After months Read More

Environment emerges as major issue for Australian voters

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A man snorkels in an area called the “Coral Gardens” near Lady Elliot Island, on the Great Barrier Reef, northeast of Bundaberg town in Queensland, Australia, June 11, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The environment has emerged as a major issue for Australian voters, a poll showed on Sunday, but healthcare and the Read More

Swedish teen climate activist joins London protest as arrests top 830

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LONDON (Reuters) – Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Sunday urged hundreds of climate-change protesters in London to never give up their campaign to save the planet as police arrests over disruptions to the city’s landmarks rose above 830. Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks during the Extinction Rebellion protest at Marble Arch in London, Britain April Read More

Ukraine election reality TV: Puppets and chopped-off hands in final debate warm-up

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As the pre-election debate in the surreal Ukrainian presidential race draws close, comedian Volodymyr Zelensky and incumbent Petro Poroshenko are warming up before a final debate, cranking up the levels of absurdity. Friday evening is gearing up to become the most spectacular political performance in Ukraine’s modern history. For the past 20 days, Ukrainians have Read More

Climate change protesters descend on France’s SocGen, energy companies

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PARIS (Reuters) – Climate activists blocked thousands of employees from entering the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale, state-run utility EDF and oil giant Total on Friday, environmental group Greenpeace said. Environmental activists block the entrance of the French bank Societe Generale headquarters during a “civil disobedience action” to urge world leaders to act against Read More

Climate change protesters block access to French multinationals

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PARIS (Reuters) – Climate activists blocked hundreds of employees from entering the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale, state-run utility EDF and oil giant Total on Friday, environmental group Greenpeace said. Environmental activists block the entrance of the French bank Societe Generale headquarters during a “civil disobedience action” to urge world leaders to act against Read More

Inspire’s ‘Climate Awareness Report’ Finds Consumers Think Green But Act Dirty Due to Lack of Energy Choice

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78% of U.S. population feels actively stressed by potential consequences of climate change Inspire Commits to Change The Climate and Avoid 1 Billion Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030 SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Inspire, a clean energy tech company that provides the first smart thermostat powered by clean Read More

Preaching to the converted: Swedish teen climate activist gets pope’s blessing

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg brought her campaign to the Vatican on Wednesday and met Pope Francis, who sees eye-to-eye with her on the dangers of climate change. Climate activist Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg meets Pope Francis during the weekly audience at Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican, April 17, 2019. Read More

Power play: pumped hydro eyes path through Australia’s climate wars

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KIDSTON, Australia (Reuters) – At an abandoned gold mine in Australia’s outback, plans are being laid for a large-scale renewable energy project generating continuous power, but its fate may sway on the outcome of next month’s national election. A view of Genex Power’s 50 megawatt Kidston solar farm, part of a planned renewable energy project Read More