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China's President Xi Jinping arrives at Orly airport, outside Paris, France, November 29, 2015 ahead of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) held in Le Bourget, near Paris.   REUTERS/Yoan Valat/Pool

1 Dec 2015

China plans to launch carbon-tracking satellites into space

By Kathy Chen | 1 December 2015 China plans to launch satellites to monitor its greenhouse gas emissions as the country, estimated to be the world’s top carbon emitter, steps […]

An aerial view of the Rio Doce (Doce River), (bottom) which was flooded with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst, at an area where the river joins the sea (top) on the coast of Espirito Santo in Regencia Village, Brazil, November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

1 Dec 2015

Brazil sues BHP, Vale for $5 billion in damages for mine disaster

By Anthony Boadle | 1 December 2015 Brazil filed a lawsuit on Monday against two of the world’s largest mining companies for 20 billion Brazilian reais ($5.2 billion) to clean […]

French President Francois Hollande reads his notes as he attends "The Climate Challenge and African solutions" event during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 1, 2015.    REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

1 Dec 2015

France to spend billions of euros on African green projects

By John Irish | 1 December 2015 France plans to spend billions of euros in renewable energy and other environmental projects in its former west African colonies and across Africa […]

U.S. President Barack Obama holds a news conference at the conclusion of his visit to Paris, France December 1, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

1 Dec 2015

Obama: climate change an economic, security imperative

By Jeff Mason and Lisa Lambert | 1 December 2015 Please link here to view video from Reuters. — U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the world needs an enduring framework […]

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this April 21, 2010 file handout image.  REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Files/Handout

1 Dec 2015

Anadarko ordered to pay $159.5 million fine for 2010 Gulf spill

By Jonathan Stempel | 1 December 2015 A federal judge ordered Anadarko Petroleum Corp to pay a $159.5 million civil fine reflecting its stake in the Gulf of Mexico well […]

A woman walks past the COP21 logo in the Climate Generations area during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 1, 2015.

1 Dec 2015

After leaders’ rhetoric, climate negotiators start work on deal

By Barbara Lewis and Bate Felix | 1 December 2015 Please link here for a Video on Reuters. — With encouragement from 150 world leaders ringing in their ears, government […]

Steam billowing from the cooling towers of Vattenfall's Jaenschwalde brown coal power station is reflected in the water of a lake near Cottbus, eastern Germany December 2, 2009. Most world leaders plan to attend a climate summit in Copenhagen December 7-18, boosting chances that a new U.N. deal to fight climate change will be reached, host Denmark said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

30 Nov 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: With Climate, Finance Ministers have a role to play

Mr. Bruno Bézard is the current General Director of the Treasury of France, and he served previously as Tax Commissioner of France and also as the Minister for economic affairs […]

A Microsoft logo is seen on an office building in New York City, July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

27 Nov 2015

Microsoft’s Gates to start multi-billion-dollar clean tech initiative

By Valerie Volcovici and Emmanuel Jarry | 27 November 2015 Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will launch a multi-billion-dollar clean energy research and development initiative with heads of state on Monday, […]

Employees work under solar panels during the installation of the exhibition "Paris de L'Avenir", a showcase for tangible climate solutions in the context of  the COP21 World Climate Summit, in front of Paris city hall, France, November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

27 Nov 2015

Germany says Paris climate deal must include solid review scheme

By Michael Nienaber | 26 November 2015 Next week’s climate conference in Paris will only be a success if the final deal includes a solid review scheme that ensures pledges […]

A close-up of vine buds at the Matetic vineyard in Casablanca valley, west of Santiago city, Chile, October 30, 2015. Well into their drive to make Chile's wines less about bang-for-your-buck and more about premium vino, vintners in the world's fourth largest wine exporter are watching some of their promising vines wither with climate change. Picture taken October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado - RTX1VIS9

27 Nov 2015

VIDEO: Chilean wine makers adapt to effects of climate change

24 November 2015 Link here to watch video on Chilean wine producers concerned about effects of climate change on grape variety and quality, also see opportunities for new growing […]

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