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As U.N. Climate Talks Go to Overtime, a Battle for the ‘Spirit’ of the Paris Pact

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MADRID — After two weeks of contentious negotiations, world leaders put in charge of averting a cluster of accelerating climate threats remained at loggerheads on Saturday about whether they could commit, just on paper, to raise voluntary climate targets next year. The annual talks, which had been scheduled to end...
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Michelle Obama to Greta Thunberg: Former first lady tweets message of support to Thunberg after Trump slams the climate change activist

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Michelle Obama tweeted a message of support to Greta Thunberg just a day after President Trump slammed the climate change activist. “Don’t let anyone dim your light,” the former first lady said in a tweet directed at Thunberg, who earlier this week was named Time’s 2019 Person of the Year....
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Climate change: Stalemate at UN talks as splits re-appear

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Image caption Delegates at the climate talks in Madrid are concerned that divisions between rich and poor are re-emerging UN climate talks in Madrid enter their final scheduled day with divisions emerging between major emitting countries and small island states. Negotiators are attempting to agree a deal in the Spanish...
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E.U. Climate Plan Would Sweeten Deal for Coal Countries

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BRUSSELS — The European Commission introduced on Wednesday its centerpiece climate strategy that, if approved, would pivot the world’s third-biggest polluter to climate-friendly economic policies and nudge coal-reliant nations with payouts worth billions of euros. Known as the Green Deal, the plan would require many of European Union member states...
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Climate change: Major emitters accused of blocking progress at UN talks

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Climate protesters on the streets of Madrid during COP25 Delegates from developing countries have reacted angrily to what they see as attempts to block progress at the COP25 meeting in Madrid. One negotiator told the BBC that the talks had failed to find agreement...
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Exxon found not guilty of misleading investors in climate-change lawsuit

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A judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of ExxonMobil in a case that accused the company of misleading investors about climate-change regulations. New York state’s attorney general launched an invetigation into Exxon in 2015 and sued the company last year, claiming it used two sets of numbers when calculating the...
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Climate change: 1.9 billion people rely on natural ‘water towers’

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Image copyright Matthew Paley/National Geographic Image caption Two women tend their potato field in the Chipursan valley, Pakistan. This region is part of the Indus water tower In a unique study, scientists have assessed and ranked the importance of Earth’s great “water towers”. These are the 78 mountainous regions that...
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General election 2019: Your questions on climate change and the environment

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Image copyright Getty Images With concerns about the environment a major theme in the election, what are the parties’ plans on green issues? Here, we answer a selection of readers’ questions. What is being done to stop the decline in UK wildlife? – Jet Janman, Seaford More than a quarter...
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Climate change: Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise

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Image copyright IUCN Climate change and nutrient pollution are driving the oxygen from our oceans, and threatening many species of fish. That’s the conclusion of the biggest study of its kind, undertaken by conservation group IUCN. While nutrient run-off has been known for decades, researchers say that climate change is...
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California Bans Insurers From Dropping Policies Made Riskier by Climate Change

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California’s wildfires have grown so costly and damaging that insurance companies — a homeowner’s last hope when disaster strikes — have increasingly been canceling people’s policies in fire-prone parts of the state. On Thursday, however, California took the highly unusual step of banning the practice, a decision that exacerbates the...
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Climate change is causing birds to shrink, study says

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Image copyright The Field Museum Image caption The researchers analysed 52 different species of migratory birds As the climate warms, birds are shrinking and their wingspans are growing, according to a new study. Researchers analysed 70,716 specimens from 52 North American migratory bird species collected over 40 years. The birds...
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Climate Change Is Accelerating: ‘Things Are Getting Worse’

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More devastating fires in California. Persistent drought in the Southwest. Record flooding in Europe and Africa. A heat wave, of all things, in Greenland. Climate change and its effects are accelerating, with climate related disasters piling up, season after season. “Things are getting worse,” said Petteri Taalas, Secretary General of...
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Greta Thunberg: Young are ‘angry’ over climate change

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Thunberg has spent more than two weeks crossing the Atlantic in a catamaran Climate activist Greta Thunberg said that adults should stop making young people “angry” over global warming. Ms Thunberg was speaking after her arrival in Lisbon, Portugal, after a two-weeks-plus journey across...
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Climate change: Study underpins key idea in Antarctic ice loss

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProf Hilmar Gudmundsson: “Thinning shelves have a mechanical impact on the ice behind them” It’s long been suspected but scientists can now show conclusively that thinning in the ring of floating ice around Antarctica is driving mass loss from the interior of...

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