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World divided on new plan to combat global warming


A new plan to curb global warming risks becoming a battleground between rich and poor nations and could struggle to get off the ground as negotiators battle over the fate of the ailing Kyoto climate pact. SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A … Continue reading

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Norway Plans Billion-Dollar Clean Energy Initiative for Poor


(Reuters) – Norway wants to channel billions of dollars to renewable energies in developing nations, building on a scheme to protect tropical forests to which Oslo has been the biggest donor, officials said. With cash to spare as the world’s … Continue reading

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U.S. weather extremes show ‘new normal’ climate


Heavy rains, deep snowfalls,monster floods and killing droughts are signs of a “new normal”of extreme U.S. WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) – Heavy rains, deep snowfalls, monster floods and killing droughts are signs of a “new normal” of extreme U.S. weather … Continue reading

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2010 Russia heat wave due to natural variability, say U.S. scientists


The 2010 Russian heat wave that killed thousands and cut into that country’s grain harvest was primarily due to natural variability, not human-spurred climate change, U.S. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The 2010 Russian heat wave that killed thousands and cut into … Continue reading

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Carbon capture projects up in 2010, despite costs


The number of projects for capturing greenhouse gases from power plants and factories edged up in 2010 despite soaring costs and slow progress in U.N.-led efforts to slow climate change, a study showed on Tuesday. By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent … Continue reading

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Investing in greener economy could spur growth: U.N.


NAIROBI (Reuters) – Channeling 2 percent, or $1.3 trillion, of global gross domestic product into greening sectors such as construction, energy and fishing could start a move toward a low-carbon world, a report launched on Monday said. The investment would … Continue reading

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Thaw of Earth’s icy sunshade may stoke warming


2011-01-16 Scientific American, Reuters, Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) – Shrinking ice and snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere is reflecting ever less sunshine back into space in a previously underestimated mechanism that could add to global warming, a study showed. … Continue reading

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