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Swedish student leader wins EU pledge to spend billions on climate

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – 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. In a speech alongside 16-year-old Greta Thunberg in Brussels, European Commission President Jean-Claude Read More

Adani Enterprises could wait up to two years for Carmichael mine approval

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Adani Enterprises might have to wait up to two years to get two environmental approvals to start construction at its controversial Carmichael coal mine in Australia, a Queensland government official told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Indian billionaire Gautam Adani speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in the western Read More

TransCanada denied request for some Keystone XL preparations

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By Kevin Orland on 2/17/2019 Map: TransCanada. CALGARY (Bloomberg) — TransCanada Corp. was partly denied a request to continue some pre-construction work on the Keystone XL oil pipeline while a dispute over the project’s environmental review wends its way through the courts. The company won’t be allowed to prepare sites for construction camps, but it Read More

Global commodity traders to monitor deforestation in Brazil's savannah

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Six major commodities traders, including Cargill Inc and Bunge Ltd, have agreed to a common mechanism to monitor soybean supply chains for deforestation in Brazil’s vast Cerrado savannah, according to a statement on Friday. The Cerrado covers roughly a quarter of Brazil’s territory, the nation’s second-largest biome after the Amazon rainforest. Its Read More

Antarctic ice shelves: Searching for clues on climate change

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KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica (Reuters) – In a remote island outpost on the edge of the Antarctic, hundreds of miles from the southern tip of Chile, scientists at a research base are scouring the ice for clues about everything from climate change to cures for cancer. FILE PHOTO: The scientific investigation vessel of the Chilean Read More

Mercedes-Benz EU emissions jump under new testing regime

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – 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. European Union regulators forced the auto industry to cut greenhouse gas emissions drastically to mitigate the impact of global warming, forcing a 40 percent cut in Read More

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

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OSLO (Reuters) – 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. FILE PHOTO: A view of Equinor’s oil platform in the Johan Sverdrup oilfield in the North Sea, Norway, August 22, 2018. Read More

Eleven EU states already met 2020 renewable energy target – Eurostat

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FILE PHOTO: General view of the Walney Extension offshore wind farm operated by Orsted off the coast of Blackpool, Britain September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union produced 17.5 percent of its power needs from renewable sources in 2017, while 11 of the bloc’s 28 members had already achieved a 2020 Read More

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

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(Reuters) – 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. The company, one of the biggest U.S. power and gas utilities, even held Read More