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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U.N. boss urges Europe to lead climate fight

VILNIUS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the European Union on Monday to stay at the vanguard of efforts to combat climate change, sweeping aside arguments led by Poland and business leaders that the bloc has to prioritize economic growth.




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Mexico’s conservative political party urges broad energy reform

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Lawmakers from Mexico’s conservative National Action Party (PAN) on Wednesday proposed opening up the state-run oil sector to private interests for the first time since the industry was nationalized in 1938, calling for changes to the constitution to give oil companies incentives to boost the country’s sliding energy output.


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E.ON urges action to save European carbon trade: paper

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Europe’s effort to protect the climate faces “a decade of stagnation” without quick action to save the EU carbon market, the chief executive of German utility E.ON said in a newspaper interview on Saturday.


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