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Executive disorder: Trump’s climate policies bid goodbye to reality

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Indian oil majors prepare for electric vehicle boom

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Trump scraps Obama climate plan, undermining international trust

After weeks of speculation, US president Donald Trump has signed an executive order to dismantle the policies that made an international climate pact possible.Flanked by...

The frontline of the dirty air crisis, where no-one keeps a record

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Brazilian Amazon to ditch diesel for clean energy

In the small towns and villages of the Amazon there is a sound that is as familiar as the calls of the birds and...

Weekly wrap: Kenya faces climate-linked drought emergency

Four million Kenyans will need humanitarian relief next month, UNICEF estimates, in the worst drought so far this century.Researchers have found that in 2016 hot weather was made...

In Germany, a clean energy shift is politics-as-usual

When Donald Trump won the US presidency, it heralded a U-turn on all things climate change.Ask a German what difference September’s general election will...

Kenyan Met Office predicts rains to fail sparking crisis worse than 2011

The Kenyan Met Office warned on Thursday the current drought will surpass the disastrous event of 2011, with rains predicted to fail across much of the...

Melting Arctic worsens Beijing’s pollution haze, study finds

The melting of the Arctic Ocean sea ice and the greater falls of snow in Siberia may be responsible for stagnant air conditions that...

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