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Dutch university gave Shell power to influence curriculum, students

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The Indian coal plant paid $150m to sit idle

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India and China ‘on track to exceed Paris climate pledges’

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Bangladesh faces food supply crunch after flash floods

The price of rice has spiked in Bangladesh after flash floods wiped out vast stretches of paddy field just ahead of harvest time.Unusually heavy pre-monsoon...

Ocean acidification is global warming’s forgotten crisis

Most of us are familiar with the climate change impacts we see and feel in our communities: heatwaves, storms, droughts, floods, and so on.But...

China’s Xi promises green ‘belt and road’ investment strategy

China will seize opportunities for clean energy and boost science cooperation through its overseas investment strategy, president Xi Jinping said on Sunday.Launching the first ever “belt and...

Pacific islands are on a collision course with the shipping industry

The international shipping sector sits outside the Paris climate agreement, yet it is a significant and growing source of carbon emissions. Unless it is controlled, shipping...

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