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Planet-warming carbon emissions are rising in wealthy nations for the first time in five years
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Planet-warming carbon emissions are rising in wealthy nations for the first time in five years

Carbon dioxide emissions from advanced economies will rise in 2018 for the first time in five years, the International Energy Agency reports, marking a setback for the global campaign to fend off the worst effects of climate change. Energy-related carbon emissions from North America, Europe and developed nations in the […]

Shell sets emissions targets, plans to link them to executive pay
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Shell sets emissions targets, plans to link them to executive pay

Oil and gas major Shell has announced plans for carbon emissions targets linked to remuneration. Shell‘s announcement was made at the start of the COP24 climate talks in Katowice, Poland. It reinforces plans outlined in 2017, when the business stated its ambition to cut the “net carbon footprint” of energy […]

The ‘Trump effect‘ is slowing international progress on climate change, think tank warns
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The ‘Trump effect‘ is slowing international progress on climate change, think tank warns

A so-called “Trump effect” is damaging global progress on climate change by harming international diplomacy, according to a report published Monday. The report from the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) considered the impact President Donald Trump was having on the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Drafted in 2015, […]

Los Angeles moves forward on plan banning plastic straws, going further than California state law
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Los Angeles moves forward on plan banning plastic straws, going further than California state law

<p The state law to restrict plastic straws begins Jan. 1 and limits restaurants to giving out single-use straws only upon request of customers. It applies to full-service dining establishments but exempts fast food restaurants. The LA proposal to ban plastic straws was advanced by the Los Angeles City Council […]