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Trump notifies UN of intention to withdraw from Paris agreement

World leaders and environmental groups have reacted with a mix of anger and dismay as Donald Trump has signalled the U.S.'s intention to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

The growing list of countries with a net-zero carbon goal

The 2015 Paris Agreement set a global goal to reach net-zero emissions in the second half of the century. While a number of strategies have been suggested, the one simple answer many countries have agreed upon is setting a net-zero emissions target.

U.S. stance on climate crisis weakens Trump's legitimacy at G20

President Donald Trump dismissed the need for climate action during the G20 summit - saying such a move would threaten corporate profits. Trump tried to get other G20 member states to oppose commitments to stand by the Paris climate agreement and lost.

Canada's House of Commons declares 'national climate emergency'

Ottawa - Canada's House of Commons has passed a motion declaring a national climate emergency, and supporting Canada’s commitment to meet the Paris Climate Agreement's emissions targets.

London Mayor, Sadiq Khan declares 'climate emergency'

London - London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, has declared a climate emergency and urged the UK government to do more to avert an ecological breakdown that he says poses an existential threat to future generations.

Host of COP24 conference wins shameful Fossil of the Day Award

Katowice - The COP24 global climate conference in Katowice, in the heart of Poland's coal country, got off to an inauspicious start on Sunday. For whatever reason, the Polish government decked the halls of its exhibition center with piles of coal.

Carbon emissions to rise in rich nations — First time in 5 years

The world’s advanced economies will see an uptick in their carbon dioxide emissions this year, bucking a five-year-long decline, mainly due to higher oil and natural gas use, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

'Hothouse Earth' is now a real possibility as climate runs amok

A new study out Monday warns of the possibility of out-of-control global warming, creating a "Hothouse Earth" if humans fail to band together to fight the worst effects of climate change.

Over half of Europe's coal-fired power plants on 'death spiral'

Coal power in the European Union is in a "death spiral," according to a report published Friday by the London-based think-tank, Carbon Tracker. Currently, more than half of the EU's 619 coal-fired power plants are cashflow negative.

China begins first of eight large-scale carbon capture projects

Beijing - China has definitely taken the lead globally in its effort to mitigate the effects of climate change, just recently beginning construction of the first of eight large-scale carbon capture and storage projects.

Op-Ed: Trump praises the coal sector as he destroys the Paris Accord

President Trump's announcement on Thursday that the U.S. was pulling out of the Paris climate pact hit the global community like a sledgehammer, and the reverberations are still being felt today. At least he made the coal sector happy.

Op-Ed: Paris Agreement — Trump plans to pull U.S. out next week

Despite the great strides being made in embracing renewable energy sources, and the further belief by the majority of Americans that climate change is a real threat to the Earth, our president may still pull us out of the Paris Agreement next week.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions — can we meet our goals?

The annual UN Environment Report came out on Thursday, and the news is not good. The report says that greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 will exceed what is required to keep global warming to an internationally agreed target.

Agricultural emissions must be reduced to meet climate agreement

An eye-opening new research paper indicates that the global agricultural sector is going to have to do more to reduce non-CO2 emissions by one gigaton per year by 2030 in order to meet the new climate agreement's plan to limit warming by 2°C in 2100.

Green Thumbs Up: Copenhagen ready to divest from fossil fuels

Copenhagen - Copenhagen is set to join the growing global divestment movement with its plan to sell off the coal, oil and gas assets of its 6.9 billion Krone (€1.29 billion) investment fund.

Paris Agreement — Acceptance came down to the use of one word

Paris - Without a doubt, getting almost every nation on the planet to agree on anything would be a challenge, however, the COP21 meeting ended in an historic and unprecedented accord that had hinged on the meaning of a single word.

Climate talks go into overtime as rich and poor disagree

Lima - UN climate talks in Lima, Peru went into an unscheduled 13th day on Saturday as delegates attempted to soothe some ruffled feathers created by a rift between rich and poor countries over who is more responsible for climate change.

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