Greta Thunberg demands 'crisis' response to climate change

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg urged European leaders on Thursday to take emergency action on climate change, saying people in power had practically "given up" on the possibility of handing over a decent future to coming generations.
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Global CO2 emissions from power sector fell 2% last year: Study

Global carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector fell by 2% last year, the biggest fall since at least 1990, owing to reduced coal usage in Europe and the United States, a study showed on Monday.

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Food

Arctic 'doomsday' food vault welcomes millionth seed variety

On Tuesday, 30 gene banks deposited seeds, also including offerings from India, Mali and Peru.

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Toxics

Bayer faces fourth U.S. Roundup cancer trial in Monsanto's hometown

Bayer AG is set to face a fourth U.S. jury trial over allegations that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, with four cancer patients in the hometown of its agricultural subsidiary Monsanto scheduled to begin making their case on Friday.

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Climate

Island states, threatened by disasters, demand urgent action at U.N. climate talks

Island nations at risk of being erased from the map by rising seas accused rich countries of losing sight of the urgency of the climate crisis on Thursday as a marathon U.N. summit in Madrid entered its final stretch.

Climate

Drought-hit Australian towns prepare for 'unimaginable' water crisis

The little town of Guyra in eastern Australia lies next to a freshwater lagoon just half a day's drive from Sydney, but its drinking water is due to run dry in 400 days' time.

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Toxics

US judge slashes Roundup jury award to $25.3 million; Bayer still plans to appeal

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said evidence against the former Monsanto Co, which Bayer bought last year, supported the $5.27 million in compensatory damages that a jury awarded Edwin Hardeman. He also said the jury acted reasonably in awarding punitive damages.

Toxics

Bayer asks trial judge to reverse $2 billion Roundup jury verdict

Bayer AG has asked a California judge to overrule a $2 billion verdict by jurors.

Toxics

Los Angeles County sues Bayer's Monsanto over PCB contamination

Los Angeles County sued Monsanto Co on Thursday, seeking to force the unit of Germany's Bayer AG to help pay for reducing PCB contamination in dozens of bodies of water.

Climate

BP faces climate protests at investor meeting, Shell gets boost

Activists disrupted BP's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday shouting "this is a crime scene" in the latest climate protest against the oil and gas group, while rival Royal Dutch Shell got some rare praise from investors on its emissions policies.

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Greenpeace activists block BP London HQ demanding end to oil exploration

Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to BP's London headquarters on Monday, demanding one of the world's biggest energy companies ends all new oil and gas exploration or goes out of business.

Climate

Climate-change protesters say they will target London's Heathrow Airport

The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change campaigners said it planned to hold a protest at London's Heathrow Airport on Friday, opening a new front in its demonstrations that have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital.

Toxics

French court cancels Monsanto weedkiller permit on safety grounds-Test2

A French court canceled the license for one of Monsanto's glyphosate-based (Test with pasted image)

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French court cancels Monsanto weedkiller permit on safety grounds-Test1

A French court canceled the license for one of Monsanto's glyphosate-based ...
Climate

Climate talks work on fair way to phase out coal use

Governments attending climate talks in Poland are working to ensure economies and jobs are preserved in the shift away from coal-fired power generation.

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