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Asia must lead charge for pollution-free planet: UN environment head

8. September 2017 - 3:59
Source: Reuters - Asia-Pacific - home to more than half the world’s population and some of its fastest-growing economies - is a key battleground in the fight against pollution, one of the biggest threats to the planet and its people, the U.N. environment chief said.

Delhi’s solar energy model best for power-hungry cities, says study

8. September 2017 - 3:59
Source: Times of India - An international report on how energy-poor cities can be powered while containing polluting has cited Delhi's net-metering policy for solar rooftop systems as a probable solution for providing cheap electricity

Warmer winters and humans killed off Europe's brown bears, researchers find

8. September 2017 - 3:59
Source: Deutsche Welle - Brown bears have largely vanished from Europe over the past 12,000 years. One reason: warmer winters discouraged females from bearing cubs as they used energy to sleep rather than go into deep hibernation in the cold.

US senate committee votes to reinstate funding to UN climate treaty

8. September 2017 - 3:59
Source: Climate Home - The committee passed an amendment to give $10m to the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change, an organisation Donald Trump wants to cut off

Record drop in electricity emissions cancelled out by rises in other sectors

8. September 2017 - 3:59
Source: Guardian - Emissions from the electricity sector in the three months to June dropped by the biggest amount on record, as the effect of the Hazelwood coal-fired power station closure is seen for the first time in quarterly projections produced exclusively for the Guardian.

Climate change and hurricanes: Is Irma a sign of things to come?

8. September 2017 - 3:59
Source: SKY News - Hurricane Irma is the most powerful storm ever recorded over the Atlantic. Did climate change make it more deadly? Maybe a little but not as much as it will future storms.

Francia dejará de producir hidrocraburos en su territorio de aquí a 2040

8. September 2017 - 3:59
Source: RFI - El ministro francés de la Transición ecológica, Nicolas Hulot, presentó este miércoles un proyecto de ley con el objetivo de poner fin a la producción de hidrocarburos en su territorio. Una promesa presidencial y una señal clara de un nuevo rumbo energético

José Antonio Vera, presidente de EFE, pide medidas para cumplir el Acuerdo de París

8. September 2017 - 3:59
Source: EFE Verde - La lucha contra el cambio climático es "uno de los principales retos de la humanidad" y el momento actual es clave para que los países tomen las medidas que les permitan cumplir los compromisos del Acuerdo de París, afirmó hoy en Chile el presidente de la Agencia EFE, José Antonio Vera.

Trump pick to head NASA faces fight over climate comments

7. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: AP - President Donald Trump's choice to head NASA faces a contentious Senate confirmation over his past comments dismissive of global warming as a man-made problem.

UN chief says natural disasters have quadrupled since 1970

7. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: AP - Natural disasters have nearly quadrupled in number since 1970 and the United States has experienced the most disasters since 1995, followed by China and India, the United Nations chief said Tuesday.

A two-decade crusade by conservative charities fueled Trump’s exit from Paris climate accord

7. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: Washington Post - Myron Ebell stood in bright sunlight as President Trump stepped into the Rose Garden and spoke.

Climate change takes toll on Chablis wine of central France

7. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - As harvest time begins in France, wineries are worried about their output as extreme and unpredictable weather becomes the new ''normal.'' Nathan Frandino reports.

'We're trying to go all in': Chocolate giant Mars pledges $1 billion to fight climate change

7. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: Business Insider - Mars has pledged to spend $1 billion on its "Sustainability in a Generation" plan.

Climate change looms over Himalayas

7. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: Times of India - Pheasants and Finches - two of the flagship Himalayan species seem to be reeling under the threat of climate change, states the preliminary findings of survey by Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).

How developing cities can improve their finances and attract investment

7. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: eco-business.com - Cities in poor countries play a crucial role in ensuring development efforts reach the poorest and most vulnerable residents, but are often confronted with lack of funding. A new UN report outlines ways to unlock much-needed urban finance.

Hurricane Irma: What we know now and where it's headed next

7. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: USA Today - Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm rocking winds of 185 mph, battered the north Caribbean on Wednesday and rolled west on what could be a collision course with South Florida over the weekend. If Irma hits the U.S. as a Category 5 storm, it would be just the fourth hurricane of that strength to do so in recorded history.

Influence of France and China in Pacific sets scene for top level talks

7. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: SBS - The addition of two French controlled territories, New Caledonia and French Polynesia, as permanent members is already a talking point given the forum has long been exclusive to sovereign states only.

Jaguar Land Rover to make only electric or hybrid cars from 2020

7. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: Guardian - Carmaker follows Volvo in spelling an end for petrol or diesel-only cars, despite not making any electric vehicles at present

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