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EXCLUSIVE Mexico postpones low sulfur diesel rule until 2025, ministry says

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MEXICO CITY, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Mexico on Friday delayed for three years a rule mandating that new trucks and buses use low-sulfur diesel, arguing the fuel is not currently available everywhere in the country, according to an environment ministry official and a document seen by Reuters. COMARNAT, a government......

U.S. regulators to unveil blueprint to tackle financial climate risks

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WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – A top U.S. regulatory panel is scheduled on Thursday to unveil recommendations for ensuring the financial system can withstand risks created by climate change, a development that could ultimately lead to new rules and stricter oversight for Wall Street. The report by the Financial Stability......

Big nations must stretch further to limit climate change – U.S. envoy Kerry

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MILAN, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The world’s major economies must “stretch to do more” at next month’s U.N. climate talks to show they are serious about wanting to tackle global warming, U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry said on Saturday. The COP26 conference in Glasgow aims to secure more ambitious climate......

Eyes of the world will be on Scotland for climate summit, queen says

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LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The world’s attention will be focused on Scotland for next month’s climate summit, Queen Elizabeth told Scottish lawmakers on Saturday, adding that they would have an important role making a better, healthier world. The queen opened the Scottish parliament on Saturday with fond remarks, four......

La Palma volcano eruption forces stay-home order for some residents

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LA PALMA, Spain, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Authorities told several thousand residents of La Palma to stay home because of worsening air quality as the erupting volcano on the Spanish island spewed red-hot lava and thick clouds of black smoke. Emergency services issued a lockdown order on Friday night for......

Little fluffy clouds may help save Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

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SYDNEY, Sept 28 (Reuters) – To slow the speed at which high temperatures and warm waters bleach the corals of the Great Barrier Reef, Australian scientists are spraying droplets of ocean water into the sky to form clouds to protect the environmental treasure. Researchers working on the so-called Cloud Brightening......

‘Quad’ leaders meet at White House as China looks warily on

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WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia presented a united front on Friday at their first summit and stressed the need for a free and open Indo-Pacific region amid shared concerns about China. The two-hour meeting at the White House of the Quad,......

World’s youth take to the streets again to battle climate change

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Largest global climate protest since pandemic Strike takes place weeks before COP26 summit Hundreds of thousands protest in Germany alone, organisers say ‘No political party is doing close to enough’, Thunberg says BRUSSELS, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Young people around the world took to the streets on Friday to demand......

Canada fossil fuel workers want victorious Trudeau to keep retraining pledge

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi announce the beginning of construction on the Green Line at the Calgary Transit Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada July 7, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Sturk/File Photo CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s narrow election victory......

New WHO air-quality guidelines aim to cut deaths linked to fossil fuels

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WHO issues first air quality guidelines since 2005 Slashes recommended limits for emissions linked to fossil fuels Says air pollution threat to health alongside climate change Blames exposure to air pollution for 7 million deaths a year GENEVA, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) tightened its air......

EXCLUSIVE Biden administration mulls big cuts to biofuel mandates in win for oil industry -document

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Signage is seen at the headquarters of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is considering big cuts to the nation’s biofuel blending requirements, according to a......

Paris climate agreement to be presented to Turkish parliament -Erdogan

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the 76th Session of the General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York on September 21, 2021. Mary Altaffer/Pool via REUTERS ISTANBUL, Sept 21 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the Paris climate agreement would be presented to the Turkish parliament......

At U.N., Biden promises ‘relentless diplomacy,’ defense of democracy

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UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden mapped out a new era of vigorous competition without a new Cold War despite China’s ascendance during his first United Nations address on Tuesday, promising military restraint and a robust fight against climate change. The United States will help resolve......

Shell exits Permian with $9.5 bln Texas shale sale to ConocoPhillips

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Sept 20 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said on Monday it would sell its Permian Basin assets to ConocoPhillips (COP.N) for $9.5 billion in cash, an exit from the largest U.S. oilfield for the energy major shifting its focus to the clean energy transition. For ConocoPhillips, it is the......

Melbourne police fire pepper balls, pellets to break up COVID-19 protest

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SYDNEY/MELBOURNE, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Police in Melbourne fired pepper balls and rubber pellets on Tuesday to disperse about 2,000 protesters who defied stay-at- home orders to damage property, block a busy freeway and injure three officers, leading to more than 60 arrests. It was the second day of demonstrations......

Poland refuses to halt disputed coal mine despite EU court penalty

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The Turow open-pit coal mine operated by the company PGE is seen in Bogatynia, Poland, June 15, 2021. Picture taken June 15, 2021. REUTERS/David W Cerny BRUSSELS/WARSAW, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Poland vowed to keep its disputed Turow coal mine running on Monday despite being hit with a order to......

Australia steps up hydrogen funding ahead of climate talks

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A worker stands atop a wind turbine during a routine inspection at the Infigen Energy wind farm located on the hills surrounding Lake George, 50 km north of the Australian capital city of Canberra May 13, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray MELBOURNE, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Australia said on Monday it would......

Greek PM says climate crisis is with us and cost of ignoring it ‘unimaginable’

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivers a statement during the 8th MED7 Mediterranean countries summit, in Athens, Greece, September 17, 2021. REUTERS/Costas Baltas ATHENS, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Mediterranean nations must lead the way in addressing climate change, the Greek prime minister said, warning that the cost of doing nothing......

World leaders return to U.N. with focus on pandemic, climate

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UNITED NATIONS, Sept 19 (Reuters) – World leaders are returning to the United Nations in New York this week with a focus on boosting efforts to fight both climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, which last year forced them to send video statements for the annual gathering. As the coronavirus......

Biden asks world leaders to cut methane in climate fight

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U.S. and EU plan pledge to cut methane Biden asks other world leaders to join Britain says it will sign up to the pledge WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden urged world leaders on Friday to join the United States and European Union in a pledge to......

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