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World lagging in plan for nature protection: UN

Governments are failing to meet goals to protect animals and plants set out in a biodiversity plan for 2020 that also aims to increase food supplies and slow climate change, a UN report showed on Monday. Many rare species face a m

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UN sets green goals, plans to widen use of clean energy

A United Nations summit on climate change agreed on Tuesday to widen the use of renewable energy and raise billions of dollars in aid for developing countries in an effort to increase the prospects for a wide-ranging deal to slow global warming.

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Slowing climate change makes economic sense: study

Investments to help fight climate change can also spur economic growth, rather than slow it as widely feared, but time is running short for a trillion-dollar shift to transform cities and energy use, an international report said on Tuesday.

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US faces multibillion-dollar bill from climate change

Annual property losses from hurricanes and other coastal storms of $35 billion; a decline in crop yields of 14 per cent, costing corn and wheat farmers tens of billions of dollars; heat wave-driven demand for electricity costing utility customer

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Tourism sector hit as ski slopes thaw, seas rise

Climate change is a growing threat to tourism, from thawing ski resorts to coral reefs hit by warmer seas, and the industry itself should do more to curb its soaring greenhouse gas emissions, a study showed on Tuesday. Tourism'

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Green steps to cost fossil fuels sector $28 trillion

The global fossil fuel industry faces a loss of $28 trillion in revenues over the next two decades, if the world takes action to address climate change, cleans up pollution and moves to decarbonise the global energy system, said a report.

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Green steps to cost fossil fuels sector $28 trillion

The global fossil fuel industry faces a loss of $28 trillion in revenues over the next two decades, if the world takes action to address climate change, cleans up pollution and moves to decarbonise the global energy system, said a report.

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UN urges radical clean-up of oil, gas industry

The UN's climate chief called on the oil and gas industry on Thursday to make a drastic shift to a clean, low-carbon future or risk having to leave three-quarters of fossil fuel reserves in the ground. "The time for exper

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WARNING: Climate change will disrupt food supplies

Global warming will disrupt food supplies, slow world economic growth and may already be causing irreversible damage to nature, according to a UN report due this week that will put pressure on governments to act. A 29-page draft b

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Coke sets up millionth eco-friendly cooler

The Coca-Cola Company said it has installed its one millionth hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-free cooler using natural refrigerant in the marketplace as part of its efforts to prevent the emission of 5.25 million metric tons of CO2 over 10 years.

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