Japan’s Abe urges G20 to work together on climate change

BERLIN (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged the G20 states in a newspaper article to work together on continuing climate protection policies such as the 2015 Paris agreement from which the United States is withdrawing.


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Merkel urges Europe to rise to climate change challenge

BERLIN (Reuters) – In the aftermath of Britain’s departure from the European Union and the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris climate pact, the bloc’s remaining members must take greater responsibility for “existential” challenges the world faces, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.


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Merkel urges bigger fight against climate change after U.S. move

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany and the rest of Europe should redouble their efforts to fight climate change after the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate pact, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday.


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U.N. urges global airlines to keep commitment on emissions

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) – A United Nations representative urged global airline leaders on Monday not to weaken their commitment to curbing emissions, despite a U.S. decision to exit the separate Paris climate pact.


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Fiji says U.S. faces climate risks, urges Trump to ‘stay in canoe’

BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Fiji, due to lead global talks on climate change, said on Thursday that rising sea levels threaten New York and Miami and urged U.S. President Donald Trump to “stay in the canoe” alongside other nations in the fight against global warming.


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Trade group urges Trump to revise auto emissions rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A major auto trade group on Thursday urged President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to revise fuel efficiency mandates that could cost them billions of dollars and called for a full-scale review of the Obama administration’s autonomous vehicle policies.


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EDF chief urges Britain to give go-ahead to nuclear plant

LONDON (Reuters) – The head of EDF Energy has urged the British government to approve the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project, an explicit appeal by the French energy giant ahead of a decision due within weeks.


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Congress urges resignations of Michigan governor, EPA chief over Flint

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers on Thursday called for the resignations of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on the grounds that they failed to quickly intervene in the city of Flint’s contaminated drinking water crisis.



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Death toll from China blasts rises to 104, Xi urges changes

TIANJIN, China (Reuters) – The death toll from two massive explosions that tore through an industrial area in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin has risen to 104, state media said on Saturday, as China’s president urged improvements in workplace safety.



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U.N.’s Ban urges climate action ahead of New York summit

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday he was hopeful that a goal of limiting global temperature rises to a maximum 2 degrees Celsius could be achieved, but urged governments to take practical action before it was too late.


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