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German Greens: ‘No coalition with Merkel without climate progress’

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Climate Weekly: Talanoa and the axe murderer

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Amazon forest fires pushing climate change ‘beyond human control’

As in many parts of the world, the climate of the Amazon is undergoing dramatic changes. Droughts and floods happen more often, as well as forest...

Four ways EU ministers can restore trust in climate finance

Climate finance is, as always in the global climate debate, expected to be a key topic at the next climate summit in Bonn, in...

International concern as US moves to end clean power plan

News that the Trump administration will move to repeal and replace the clean power plan (CPP) – a major initiative to cut emissions from the US...

Big oil vs bearded seal: Case to test Trump climate stance

As the Supreme Court reconvened on Monday, Donald Trump’s commerce secretary Wilbur Ross was the unlikely principle defender of climate science and an Arctic seal. The case, which...

Australia only wealthy nation still breaking energy emissions records

Australia prides itself on punching above its weight on the global stage, but a recent achievement received less-than-usual attention in the halls of parliament...

EU lawmakers vote to curb fossil fuel influence on UN climate talks

The European Parliament has agreed to push to curb the access of fossil fuel lobbyists at international climate negotiations. MEPs on Wednesday voted for a motion...

New York City aims to be carbon neutral by 2050

The day after Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, New York mayor Bill de Blasio said the president’s home...

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