U.S. works on climate interests relevant if Trump stays in U.N. pact

OSLO (Reuters) – A pared-down U.S. delegation has quietly worked to promote long-standing U.S. climate interests at global talks in Germany even though President Donald Trump is threatening to pull out of an agreement largely designed by Washington.

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Campaigners celebrate as Caerphilly councillors vote: the coal stays in the ground

Caerphilly councillors yesterday refused permission for a huge open cast coal mine in South Wales that’s fiercely opposed by local people furious at its impacts on air, landscape, tranquillity and climate, writes Guy Shrubsole. Coming so soon after the rejection of fracking in Lancashire, the message is clear: fossil fuels are best left safely underground.
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Europe Power-Spot up, weather stays in wintry mode

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Prospects of more cold winter weather boosted power demand in mainland Europe at the start of the week, pushing up the prices of Tuesday delivery products in the wholesale market.

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Beijing shuts factories, removes cars, but pollution stays high

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing temporarily shut down 103 heavily polluting factories and took 30 percent of government vehicles off roads to combat dangerously high air pollution, state media reported on Tuesday, but the capital’s air remained hazardous despite the measures.

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