China's carbon neutral pledge could curb global warming by 0.3°C: researchers

President Xi Jinping's pledge that China will achieve carbon neutrality before 2060 is the most significant climate policy move for years and, if achieved, could curb likely global warming by 0.2-0.3 Celsius this century, researchers said.
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Protesters occupy Swiss square demanding action on climate change

Up to 400 protesters occupied a square near the Swiss National Bank and parliament in Bern on Monday, as leaders of a group that has also targeted banks including Credit Suisse said they sought to highlight government inaction on climate change.
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Fires and floods hurl climate change to fore of U.S. election | Reuters

Previously overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and the country's racial reckoning, climate change has hurled to the front of the U.S. presidential race, as historic wildfires raged in the West and powerful storms battered the South.
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Russian watchdog files $2 billion lawsuit against Nornickel for fuel spill damage

Russia's environment watchdog said on Thursday that it had filed a lawsuit against a power business owned by mining giant Norilsk Nickel to claim 148 billion roubles ($1.96 billion) for environmental damage caused by a fuel leak earlier this year.

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Brazil's Amazon fires worsen in September, threaten virgin forests

Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest worsened in the first week of September and are increasingly spreading into areas of untouched forest, satellite data showed as of Wednesday, after the number of fires likely reached a 10-year high in August.
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EU environment lawmakers edge towards a 60% emissions cut by 2030, ahead of vote

Lawmakers in the European Parliament's environment committee have agreed by a razor-thin majority to support a 60% European Union emissions reduction target for 2030.

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Mexico's president nods to environment but favors state energy firms

On the campaign trail two years ago, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged to meet Mexico's commitments on combating global warming and discussed moving the oil-producing nation away from fossil fuels with leading environmentalists, like former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.
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China's energy giants tiptoe into renewables

China's state energy producers outlined initiatives to develop hydrogen and wind power after their earnings slumped along with the oil price in the first half but their renewables projects could take years to materialise.
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EU draft plan targets free carbon credit cut for most industries

Most industries covered by the European Union's carbon market would see free credits cut by the highest possible rate over the next five years under draft plans, potentially costing some of the biggest polluters millions of euros.

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Mexico's Pemex tests limits of investor influence on climate change

At a time when oil production is at historic lows, lenders who want Mexican oil giant Pemex to adapt to climate change are struggling to be heard.
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How Trump's assault on bird law could backfire on industry

A federal judge's ruling earlier this month on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act could have implications for Trump's "energy dominance" agenda, including a massive pending oil project in Wyoming.
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Alaska’s salmon are shrinking, and climate change may be to blame

Alaska’s highly prized salmon - a favorite of seafood lovers the world over - are getting smaller, and climate change is a suspected culprit, a new study reported, documenting a trend that may pose a risk to a valuable fishery, indigenous people and wildlife.
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Floods on record-high Lake Victoria expose need for water cooperation

After more than a year of unusually heavy rainfall, over 800,000 Kenyans have been displaced by flooding.

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In the run-up to U.S. election, drilling lobby promotes natural gas as 'clean'

America's biggest oil and gas lobby group is ramping up its advertising spending ahead of the November election to persuade voters that natural gas is a climate-friendly fuel, according to ad buying data.
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As Canada curbs methane emissions, new measurements show problem bigger than thought

Reported greenhouse gas emissions from Canada's oilpatch have more than doubled in the year's first half as changes to how they are measured revealed a more extensive picture of environmental damage, previously unreported industry data show.

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