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Torrelavega, Spain
Smoke billows from a factory during sunset in the northern Spanish town of Torrelavega, March 12, 2005. The British government said on March 11, 2005 it would launch legal proceedings against the European Union (EU) over plans for a carbon dioxide emissions trading scheme, which is designed to improve the world's climate. The EU emissions trading system aims to cut CO2 output as part of the 25-nation bloc's commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.

22 May 2015

Top energy firms tied to almost a third of greenhouse gases -study

* Gazprom leads emissions, including use of products * Emissions by top companies rising overall By Alister Doyle PARIS, May 20 (Reuters) – Thirty-two energy companies led by Russia’s Gazprom […]

A device for collecting samples of Beijing's air is seen at the rooftop of the air quality forecast and warning center in Beijing, China, May 21, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

22 May 2015

Beijing promises coal-free power by 2017 to fight pollution

By Kathy Chen and David Stanway | 22 May 2015 Beijing will build four gas-fired power and heating plants by next year and shut the last of its coal-fired generators […]

A logo is seen over prices at French oil and gas company Total gas station in Marseille, February 11, 2015. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

22 May 2015

Total hosts climate talks with big oil companies

By Ron Bousso and Michel Rose | 22 May 2015 French oil major Total is hosting a meeting of the world’s biggest oil companies over the sector’s action plan ahead […]

A Halliburton facility sits behind a barbed wire fence on the outskirts of Williston, North Dakota January 23, 2015.  REUTERS/Andrew Cullen

21 May 2015

BP settles oil spill-related claims with Halliburton, Transocean

By Anannya Pramanick and Tanvi Mehta in Bengaluru and Terry Wade | 21 May 2015 BP Plc (BP.L) has settled with oilfield services provider Halliburton Co (HAL.N) and contract driller […]

Volunteers carry buckets of oil from an oil slick along the coast of Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, United States, May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

21 May 2015

Crews work to clean California beach fouled by oil pipeline spill

By Alan Devall | 21 May 2015 Cleanup crews fanned out across an oil-fouled California beach on Wednesday to scoop up gobs of petroleum spewed from a burst pipeline in […]

Wheat is harvested in a field near the town of Dedoplistskaro, some 150 km (93 miles) east of Tbilisi July 23, 2012.  REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

20 May 2015

EU concerned about farming impact on its wildlife

By Barbara Lewis | 20 May 2015 Around half of wild birds have a secure status as EU programs to protect endangered species have boosted numbers, but some of their […]

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks after meeting with local youth and law enforcement officials at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden, New Jersey May 18, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

20 May 2015

Obama: climate change poses risk to U.S. military, national security

By Roberta Rampton | 20 May 2015 Rising seas, thawing permafrost and longer wildfires caused by warmer global temperatures threaten U.S. military bases and will change the way the U.S. […]

California Governor Jerry Brown (C) holds a signed agreement with Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann (L) of the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Mexican Baja California Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid (R) and nine other international states and provinces to limit the increase in global average temperature to below two degrees, in Sacramento, California May 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Max Whittaker

20 May 2015

California, international leaders sign climate change agreement

By Rory Carroll and Mike De Souza¬†| 19 May 2015 California and leaders of 11 states and provinces signed an agreement on Tuesday to limit their output of heat-trapping greenhouse […]

A woman carries bananas at a plantation in Caxito, Angola, May 14, 2015. REUTERS/Herculano Coroado

19 May 2015

AFRICA BUSINESS-Angola’s blooming banana plantations offer new hope for farming

By Joe Brock | 19 May 2015 * 27-year civil war destroyed agriculture * Angola’s economy reliant on oil exports * Banana, sugar farming set to cut $5 bln/year food […]

Sheep graze in front of the coal power plant of German utility RWE Power near the western town of Niederaussem, April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

19 May 2015

Coal row takes shine off Germany’s green image before G7 summit

By Caroline Copley | 19 May 2015 * Germany hosts G7 summit on June 7-8 * Energiewende policy hamstrung by coal row * Merkel has remained silent in the debate […]

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