Category: Politics

After Cecil Furor, U.S. Aims to Protect Lions Through Endangered Species Act

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Originally Published by NYT > Environment Five months after the death of Cecil the lion spurred outrage, the new rules will make it more difficult for hunters to bring lion trophies into the United States. Topic: Policy

Paris climate change talks yield first draft amid air of optimism

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Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianRepresentatives of both countries and green groups say compared to Copenhagen five years ago, French summit has been more cordial and efficient Negotiators paving the way for a global climate change agreement in Paris have cleared a major hurdle, producing a draft accord in record time and raising hopes […]

Bhutan has ‘most ambitious pledge’ at the Paris climate summit

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianHimalayan kingdom’s forests absorb three times more CO2 emissions than its population create, helping to make it the world’s most ‘carbon negative’ country, new analysis show.   Topic: Policy

India set to unveil global solar alliance of 120 countries at Paris climate summit

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Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianIndia’s prime minister Narendra Modi to announce new alliance of nations and industry on large-scale expansion of solar energy use in the tropics and beyond. Topic: Policy

Beijing issues severe smog warning

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Originally Published by BBC News – Science & EnvironmentAuthorities in the Chinese capital Beijing issue their highest smog alert so far this year after pollution readings reach 17 times safe levels. Topic: People

Rising temperatures could drive 100m into extreme poverty, World Bank warns

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Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianEfforts to curb climate change must be twinned with programmes to cut poverty, warns a study of the threat posed by global warming to food security The world must pair efforts to stabilise climate change with programmes to eliminate poverty if vulnerable people are to be kept from falling […]

Environmental groups demand inquiry after Exxon ‘misled public’ on climate

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Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianIn call for attorney general to investigate, top activists say company acted deceptively despite knowing about climate change ‘as early as the 1970s’ Topic: People, Policy

150 countries pledge to curb carbon emissions

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Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian Countries represent 90% of global carbon emissions, leading to hopes for deal at Paris climate summit Topic: Policy

As cobras and vipers spread their deadly venom, it’s getting harder to save lives

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Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianWith a quarter of a million fatalities every year, health organisations are struggling to cope. Now antivenom supplies are also under threat In the late 1970s, a 50-year-old farmer was working in his fields in the Hausa region of west Africa when was he was bitten on the ankle […]

Nuclear supporting environmentalists in call to scrap Hinkley C plans

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Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian Five leading experts urge government to end nuclear project saying delays will create panicked scramble back to fossil fuels Topic: Policy