RedskyNews Category: Governments & Politics

UK Wants Climate Pact By 2020

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LONDON (Reuters) – The government wants a new globally binding climate deal to be “operational” by 2020 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough to keep world temperature rises to a limit of 2 degrees Celsius, the UK’s minister for energy

‘New Release’ Of Climategate Emails

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A new batch of emails and other documents from the University of East Anglia’s (UEA) Climatic Research Unit has been released on the internet. There are more than 5,000 emails, while other documents include working papers relating to the Intergovernmental

China Wants Kyoto Extension

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China, the world’s top greenhouse gas emitter, said Tuesday it will push at next week’s climate talks for an extension of the Kyoto Protocol, which requires rich nations to reduce their emissions. Beijing’s top climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua also called

Climate Catastophe: No City Is Safe

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A third of humanity, mostly in Africa and South Asia, face the biggest risks from climate change but rich nations in northern Europe will be least exposed, according to a report released Wednesday. Bangladesh, India and the Democratic Republic of

Climate Change Threatens Health

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Climate change poses an immediate and serious threat to global health and stability, as floods and droughts destroy people’s homes and food supplies and increase mass migration, experts warned Monday. In a statement issued at a meeting in London, they

Planet Far Away From Climate Goals

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The world remains far away from meeting UN-backed goals on holding back climate change, setting the stage for major damage without more ambitious efforts to cut emissions, a study said Tuesday. Scientists who support climate action said that China, the

Nuke Refugees Can Never Return

A former adviser to the Japanese cabinet has revealed the government has known for months that thousands of evacuees from around the Fukushima nuclear plant will not be able to return to their homes. Nearly seven months after the meltdowns

100 Protesters Arrested In Canada

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..More than 100 demonstrators were arrested Monday for storming the Canadian parliament to protest Ottawa’s support for a proposed pipeline to bring oil from Canada’s tar sands to the US Gulf Coast. Waves of environmentalists and aboriginals breached a police

Land Grabs Leave People Homeless

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Demand for cheap food and fuel in the rich world is driving poor people from their homes, according to Oxfam, as big business, including British companies, buy up millions of acres of land in the developing world in increasingly violent

BP Report Spreads Spill Blame

The final US government report into last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill has blamed the companies involved in the project, saying they violated federal safety regulations. The 16-month investigation concluded that BP, rig owner Transocean and Halliburton, which performed

300,000 Homeless In Pakistan

Monsoon rain crippled Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi on Tuesday, and the unpopular government came under pressure to provide relief for about 300,000 people left homeless by floods in the south. Pakistan, regarded as one of the world’s most unstable countries,

Texas Wildfires Torch 1000 Homes

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Dozens of wildfires raging in rain-starved Texas are now reported to have engulfed more than 1,000 homes. The biggest of the blazes – 16 miles (26km) wide – in rural Bastrop County, is burning out of control for a third