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World must step up efforts on saving species: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged industrialized and emerging countries to invest more in protecting wildlife and said the U.N. should create a body to refine scientific arguments for saving animal and plant species. Researchers say preserving nature is crucial to

EU calls for greener windows, taps

E.U. nations on Thursday agreed that manufacturers should make an array of building products, including windows and taps, more energy-efficient, broadening out a law on green design. “Many energy-related products have a significant potential for being improved in order to

Estonia, Poland win back pollution permits in EU court

A top European court annulled Wednesday an EU attempt to limit the amount of greenhouse gases that Estonia and Poland can let heavy industry emit. The court ruled that the EU’s executive arm, the European Commission, had overstepped its authority

EU calls on US to do more to tackle climate change

The United States must do more to tackle climate change, the EU presidency said Wednesday, in a challenge to US President Barack Obama ahead of a key international summit in Pittsburgh. “I hope to speed up the talks all over

U.S. climate envoy notes “difficult” global talks

President Barack Obama’s top climate change negotiator on Thursday said international talks to cut carbon emissions were “difficult,” adding that the U.S. Senate must pass a domestic bill to fight global warming to give the talks a boost. “Let me

UN climate talks could fail, EU ministers warn

European ministers warned that December’s landmark UN climate talks could fail, as the EU Commission urged rich nations Thursday to stump up tens of billions of euros to help the developing world combat global warming. “The Copenhagen deal is hanging

EU offers climate aid

The European Union outlined a scaled-back offer to help poor nations combat global warming on Thursday as some nations expressed gloom about prospects of a new U.N. climate deal in Copenhagen in December. Many experts said a summit of world

Lights out for old 100-watt bulbs in EU next week

Old-style 100-watt light bulbs will be banned in Europe’s shops from next week in favour of new energy-saving models, but consumers groups on Wednesday gave the move a guarded welcome. From September 1, 100-watt versions of the old incandescent bulbs

Severe Summer Wildfires claim 250,000 hectares of Europe’s forests

Europe has lost at least 250,000 hectares of forest to fires this summer, a higher rate of attrition than last year, and national governments must act as global warming takes its toll, the EU warned Monday. “During the next few

China, EU join forces to fight economic crisis

BRUSSELS (AFP) – China and the European Union set aside past differences Friday and vowed to work together to confront the global economic crisis and climate change. After talks in Brussels, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and European Commission President Jose