• Ex-UN Climate Chief Rajendra Pachauri Faces Trial For Sexual Offenses

    • Date: 16/09/18
    • Deutsche Welle

    An Indian court has ruled there is enough evidence for former United Nations climate chief Rajendra Pachauri to be tried on sex crime charges. Former United Nations climate chief Rajendra Pachauri will stand trial in a sexual assault and harassment case, after an employee accused him of inappropriate conduct. Police registered the case against Pachauri […]

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  • ‘Green’ Home Heating Fuels Causing ‘Extreme Levels Of Air Pollution’

    • Date: 15/09/18
    • The Irish Times

    The increasing use of solid fuels such as wood chippings and peat products to heat homes is causing “extreme air pollution” in Dublin, scientists at NUI Galway have found. The fuels, which are marketed as being “green” and “climate-friendly”, are causing “extraordinarily high levels of pollution” threatening human health, according NUIG’s centre for climate and air pollution […]

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  • Germany Is Razing A 12,000-Year-Old Forest To Make Way For A Coal Mine

    • Date: 14/09/18
    • Quartz

    Germany may have set laudable goals for its ambitious “Energiewende”—or shift to a low-carbon economy—but it is still struggling to free itself from fossil fuels, in particular electricity generated from coal’s dirtier cousin lignite. In the latest demonstration of this struggle, an ancient forest is about to be razed in order to expand what is already Europe’s largest opencast […]

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  • Green No More: German Police Clear Anti-Coal Protesters

    • Date: 13/09/18
    • Associated Press

    KERPEN, Germany (AP) – German police forcibly removed protesters from tree houses Thursday as they sought to free the way for parts of an ancient forest to be cleared next month for new coal strip mining. Police were hoisted on platforms by cranes to the up-to 25-meter (80-foot) high tree houses constructed on wooden tripods […]

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  • Why China’s Fracking Hopes Will Hit the Rocks

    • Date: 12/09/18
    • Bloomberg

    Could China’s oil and gas industry be on the brink of a revolution? That’s one interpretation of the government’s shakeup of regulations on petroleum production this month. The introduction of drill-it-or-lose-it rules and a possible extension of subsidies for unconventional gas output could end up dismembering sprawling industry leader PetroChina Co. and creating a new sector of independent […]

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  • Paris Climate Agreement On The Verge of Collapse Due To Funding Disagreements

    • Date: 10/09/18
    • European Press Association

    BANGKOK – The agreement reached in Paris three years ago by 195 nations with the objective of combating climate change is on the verge of collapse due to disagreements over funding, several environmental groups gathered in the Thai capital said on Sunday. As agreed in the landmark 2015 conference, developed countries have to contribute $100 […]

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  • Paris Climate Agreement ‘On The Brink’ As Western Governments Refuse To Transfer $100 Billion P.A.

    • Date: 09/09/18
    • AFP

    UN climate talks in Bangkok have foundered over the key issue of how efforts to limit climate change are funded and how contributions are reported. Activists called out the European Union, Britain and Australia for falling into line with Washington’s position. Developing countries rounded on the United States and its allies at emergency climate talks […]

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  • Australia Tears Up Paris Climate Targets

    • Date: 07/09/18
    • The Australian

    Scott Morrison has declared the national energy guarantee dead and will seek endorsement from cabinet to tear up the Paris emissions target legislation when it meets formally for the first time on Monday, as the new Prime Minister moves to stamp his authority over a new policy direction for the government. Full story (subscription required)

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