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Brexit turmoil means UK government must lead on climate

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EU palm oil restrictions risk sparking trade spat

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An open letter from Bangladesh to the American people

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This is China’s strongest statement yet on climate action

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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

Every day, Mary Wanjiru’s lungs record a public health crisis to which her government has paid little attention.She has sold vegetables beside Nairobi’s Kariokor roundabout for...

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