Environment

Europ's shift to dark green forests stokes global warming-study

05 Feb 2016
OSLO (Reuters) - An expansion of Europe's forests towards dark green conifers has stoked global warming, according to a study on Thursday at odds with a widespread view that planting more trees helps human efforts to slow rising...
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China unveils first oil spill response plan

01 Feb 2016
China's cabinet has approved the country's first oil spill emergency response scheme to be ready by 2020, to tackle increasing risks from offshore leakages, the government said on Monday.   The new regulation - which sets oil...
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Drought tests a changed Ethiopia

31 Jan 2016
On a treeless plain in eastern Ethiopia, thousands of destitute pastoralists have set up camp outside the tiny village of Fedeto. Over the past six months the camp has swelled as one of the worst droughts in decades has decimated herds,...
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Leonardo DiCaprio meets pope to talk about environment

 
Leonardo DiCaprio meets pope to talk about environment
 
29 Jan 2016
There have been 13 popes named Leo in the history of the Roman Catholic Church but perhaps none of them was as famous as the Leo who entered the Vatican on Thursday - Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio.   DiCaprio, who is known as Leo,...
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Zimbabwean farmers fear the worst as cattle, crops succumb to drought

27 Jan 2016
In the dusty village of Mafomoti, southern Zimbabwe, farmers have already lost cattle and crops in the severest drought to hit the nation in a quarter of a century. But the worst may be yet to come.   Midway through the farming season...
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Canada to set climate change tests in pipeline reviews: Trudeau

27 Jan 2016
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged on Tuesday to require that environmental reviews of oil pipelines and LNG export projects consider greenhouse gas effects, and said it was not his role to be a cheerleader for such projects....
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Blue skies over Beijing? Decaying suburbs bear cost as China cuts pollution

26 Jan 2016
On the outskirts of Beijing, the disused factories of Chaomidian show the impact of China's drive to shut down thousands of small firms causing big pollution. Amid scrapheaps and idle machinery, the community has clean air these days...
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Oslo trash incinerator starts experiment to slow climate change

26 Jan 2016
Oslo's main waste incinerator began the world's first experiment to capture carbon dioxide from the fumes of burning rubbish on Monday, hoping to develop technology to enlist the world's trash in slowing global warming.  ...
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Red Sea employees spray-paint trees to conceal irrigation blunder

Trees cut down in a garden in Hurghada near the Red Sea Governorate building
24 Jan 2016
A few meters away from the Red Sea Governorate's office, and in a garden housing a memorial statue, employees at the North Hurghada municipality were seen spray-painting trees green again to cover up for an irrigation blunder that...
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As China cuts green car subsidies, automakers' electric dreams differ

24 Jan 2016
China will maintain plans to gradually phase out subsidies for green energy vehicles until they are fully eliminated in 2021 and allow the market to determine the direction of green car development, Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said on...
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