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Climate Conference Notebook: fatigue creeps in near finish line

Climate Conference Notebook: fatigue creeps in near finish line

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KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) - Climate change talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the 2015 Paris global warming deal are in their last week in Katowice, capital of Poland’s coal mining district. Participants take part in plenary session during COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel…
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EU court backs cities’ complaint on emissions, scraps higher NOx limits

EU court backs cities' complaint on emissions, scraps higher NOx limits

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FILE PHOTO: An electronic road sign reads "Pollution, speed limit 60kms" on the Paris ring road, March 14, 2014.REUTERS/Charles Platiau LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - A European Union court upheld on Thursday a complaint by the city authorities of Paris, Brussels and Madrid against an EU rule change on vehicle emissions they said had increased pollution, and…
Northern China smog worsens in October-November as pace of restrictions eases: Greenpeace

Northern China smog worsens in October-November as pace of restrictions eases: Greenpeace

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Smog in northern China worsened in October and November compared to a year earlier, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday, as the government eases the pace at which it ramps up air quality controls at a time when the economy is slowing. FILE PHOTO - A man wearing a mask walks in…
Climate ideals clash with coal realities at Polish-led U.N. talks

Climate ideals clash with coal realities at Polish-led U.N. talks

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KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) - Delegates at U.N. climate talks in the Polish city of Katowice point to the mining museum next to the conference venue as the proper place for coal, which provides 80 percent of the country’s electricity. FILE PHOTO: General view of a coking plant in the city of Bytom Silesia November 22,…
Ministers work around the clock to strengthen global climate deal

Ministers work around the clock to strengthen global climate deal

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KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) - Ministers are working around the clock to complete and strengthen the rules for making a landmark agreement to combat climate change operational, with one day of talks remaining. Participants take part in plenary session during COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Delegates from…