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Bolivian glacier samples ready for global ice archives

La Paz - Scientists studying global warming recently climbed Bolivia's towering Mount Illimani and extracted samples of glacier ice packed with thousands of years of climate data.

Growers at Bordeaux winefest unite against climate change

Bordeaux - This is the wine industry's new normal: heavy rains, floods, hailstones, drought and sometimes even frost.

In the Red Sea, coral reefs can take the heat of climate change

Eilat - In the azure waters of the Red Sea, Maoz Fine and his team dive to study what may be the planet's most unique coral: one that can survive global warming, at least for now.

Oil giants endorse carbon tax after Trump's Paris exit

New York - Major oil producers, including for the first time ExxonMobil, expressed support on Tuesday for a new US carbon tax, which could help cut emissions despite President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

Even 2C warming means more killer heatwaves: study

Paris - Climate change will sharply boost the frequency of lethal heatwaves even if humanity caps global warming at two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the core goal of the Paris Agreement, scientists said Monday.

Portugal risks more and more deadly fires: experts

Paris - Highly exposed to global warming's climate-altering impacts, Portugal is likely to see more massive forest fires such as the one -- still raging -- that has killed at least 60 people this weekend, experts say.- Why Portugal, why now?

EU 'deeply regrets' US Paris climate pact withdrawal

Luxembourg - The European Union on Monday blasted US President Donald Trump for pulling out of the Paris climate change pact and said Brussels would continue to lead efforts to prevent global warming.

US ally Marshall Islands urges EU to help Trump change climate course

Strasbourg - Marshall Islands president on Wednesday appealed to the European Union to help persuade President Donald Trump to change course on climate change as her US-allied Pacific archipelago fears rising seas.

Trump on 'wrong side of history' over climate: ex-UN chief

Madrid - US President Donald Trump is "standing on the wrong side of history" after pulling out from the Paris climate accord, former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.

Trump on 'wrong side of history' over climate: ex-UN chief

Madrid - US President Donald Trump is "standing on the wrong side of history" after pulling out from the Paris climate accord, former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.

Trump on 'wrong side of history' over climate: ex-UN chief

Madrid - US President Donald Trump is "standing on the wrong side of history" after pulling out from the Paris climate accord, former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.

War-torn Kabul becomes a protected site for migratory birds

Kabul - A rare Afghan marsh that was once a royal hunting ground is set to come under the official protection of the UN environment agency, with the aim of saving hundreds of migratory bird species.

Floating solar farm reflects China's clean energy ambitions

Bejing - As the United States was withdrawing from the Paris climate pact, China's clean energy ambitions were being reflected in the launch of the world's largest floating solar farm.

China rolls out green carpet for California on climate

Bejing - China treated a US state governor to a red carpet reception this week, while President Donald Trump's energy chief received a low-key greeting, a signal that Beijing is ready to go around the White House in the battle against climate change.

China rolls out green carpet for California on climate

Bejing - China treated a US governor to a red carpet reception this week, while President Donald Trump's energy chief received a low-key greeting, a signal that Beijing is ready to go around the White House in the battle against climate change.

US official backs clean energy cooperation with China

Bejing - US Energy Secretary Rick Perry called for Sino-US cooperation on clean energy during a visit to Beijing Thursday, a week after President Donald Trump's much-criticised withdrawal from the Paris climate pact.

Woman sues France over Paris pollution health damage

Paris - A Frenchwoman suffering from chronic respiratory problems on Wednesday sued the state, accusing it of failing to protect her from air pollution in Paris.

US 'on the wrong side of history' on climate: French UN envoy

New York - President Donald Trump's decision to quit the Paris climate accord will further erode US moral and political leadership in the world, France's ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday.

In China, California governor calls for more climate action

Bejing - Failure to step up action against global warming would be "disastrous", California Governor Jerry Brown warned Tuesday as he seeks to fill the US leadership vacuum on climate change.

Top career US diplomat in China embassy steps down

Bejing - The top career diplomat at the US embassy in China has stepped down, an American official in Beijing confirmed Tuesday, amid suggestions that he opposes President Donald Trump's climate policy.

Bloomberg leads mass coalition declaring support for Paris climate deal

New York - Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg led nearly 1,000 business and government officials declaring they would honor the Paris climate accord on Monday, days after US President Donald Trump announced a US exit from the 190-plus nation pact.

Kerry, Gore blast Trump climate exit

Washington - Former US secretary of state John Kerry, an architect of the Paris climate accord, Sunday blasted President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the agreement to cut carbon emissions.

Trump saw Paris climate pact as economic straitjacket

Washington - By exiting the Paris climate agreement, President Donald Trump says he sought to escape an economic straitjacket that would hinder him from making good on his populist campaign promises and pro-growth agenda.

India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump

Paris - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed Saturday to go "above and beyond" the Paris Agreement on climate change, as he met French President Emmanuel Macron following the controversial US decision to quit the deal.

India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump

Paris - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron Saturday to go "above and beyond" the Paris Agreement on climate change, after the US said it would quit the deal.

After Trump shoutout on climate, Pittsburgh hits back

Pittsburgh - As the people of Pittsburgh hustled to work on Friday, most everyone had heard the news: to their alarm, Donald Trump had highlighted their revitalized Rust Belt city as he walked out of a global climate pact.

Who will suffer the most from US climate exit?

Paris - In withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate pact, President Donald Trump claimed that honouring its terms would cost the country billions of dollars for a miniscule change to the global warming trajectory.Is this true?

US will continue to reduce greenhouse emissions, says Tillerson

Washington - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday the United States will pursue unilateral efforts to curb greenhouse emissions, despite pulling out of the Paris accord.

Putin urges 'joint work' with Trump on climate

Sanktpeterburg - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday urged the world to work with Donald Trump on climate, insisting he did not "judge" the US leader for quitting the landmark Paris accord.

US backsliding on Paris deal a gift for China

Bejing - The US exit from the Paris climate pact is a gift to China's ambitions to become world leader on everything from trade to global warming, despite its own mixed record.
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