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A global deal to phase down the powerful heat-trapping chemicals called hydrofluorcarbons (HFCs) inched forward after a week of international negotiations in Bangkok under the Montreal Protocol, the world's most successful environmental treaty. Prospects for progress rose sharply in mid-April when ...
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Following the news that the European Commission has launched legal proceedings against the UK for failing to deal with air pollution, it should be asked if businesses are doing their bit to combat the high levels of pollution in the UK. The UK are being taken to court and face fines of up to £300 m...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
Funding green energy will become harder under EU rules published on Wednesday designed to replace subsidies with market-based schemes, just when the Ukraine crisis has heightened the need for alternatives to imported fossil fuel. The executive European Commission said the guidelines, whic...
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BERLIN—Global greenhouse emissions are skyrocketing. Emissions cuts required to avoid dangerous impacts of climate change are steep. And despite decades of talk, world governments have made paltry efforts to address the problem. That’s the grim picture painted by a major report on mitigating greenh...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
Last Monday the European Union deputy ambassadors voted to accept  evidence available that confirms the link between pesticides and bee deaths. The vote took place in Brussels, where they were forced to act quickly to set forth a ban for a minimum of at least two years on the pesticides that sc...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Those who doubt the earth's climate is changing are a diminishing breed in Europe, according to a new survey released Friday. It shows large majorities in the European Union see climate change as a very serious problem – and fighting it as an opportunity to create jobs and boost the economy. ...
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