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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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Greenhouse gas volumes reached new high in 2012

Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit a new record in 2012, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Wednesday. "For all these major greenhouse gases the concentrations are reaching

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IATA lauds landmark deal on climate change

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) praised the leadership of governments in reaching a landmark agreement on Climate Change at the close of the 38th Assembly of the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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