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Conservative groups urge lawmakers to gut climate programs in U.S. military


A coalition of 14 conservative groups urged U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday to support an amendment to the House of Representatives’ annual defense bill that would prevent the Pentagon from implementing climate-change and green energy policies meant to save taxpayers money and protect the planet.

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‘The island is being eaten': how climate change is threatening the Torres Strait


Torres Strait residents face being forced from their homes by climate change, as their islands are lost to rising seas.

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Giant iceberg splits from Antarctic


One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded has just broken away from Antarctica.

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Donald Trump ‘isolated’ on climate change – Al Gore

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The United States will meet or exceed its Paris Agreement emissions targets despite an increasingly isolated President Donald Trump withdrawing from the accord, former vice-president Al Gore says.

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France to end sale of diesel and gasoline vehicles by 2040

French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 23, 2017.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

France aims to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040 and become carbon neutral 10 years later, Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Thursday at a presentation of measures to keep up momentum on the Paris climate agreement.

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Climate change may lead to 2 billion refugees by 2100: Study

FILE PHOTO: Residential apartments are seen next to the dried-up Ratanpura lake on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India May 9, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo

One-fifth of the world’s population – about two billion people – could become climate change refugees by the year 2100 due to rising ocean levels, a study warns.

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Europe Stands by Caribbean on Climate Funding


A senior European Union (EU) official in the Caribbean said Europe is ready to continue the global leadership on the fight against climate change, including helping the poor and vulnerable countries in the region.

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Sudanese scientist battles climate change in Africa


She’s seen it before. The images of dry, cracked lands; dead trees; animal corpses; hungry children and lines of people waiting for food assistance are not new to her.

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Extreme heat grips Northern Hemisphere on summer solstice


Extreme heat across large tracts of the Northern Hemisphere raised fears for crops in China, fueled forest fires in Portugal and Russia’s Far East, forced flight cancellations in the Southwest U.S., and melted tarmac on roads in Britain.

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Sovereign investors tweak portfolios for environmental risk

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Some sovereign investors are reducing their exposure to fossil fuels or seeking clean alternatives to protect their portfolios from rising environmental risk.

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