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New York state to ban fracking over 'red flags' to public health

Decision comes after two-year study spearheaded by health commissioner into the effects of fracking on the state’s air and water raises ‘serious questions’

18 Dec 2014

Narendra Modi in Rewari at ex-servicemen rally - by Narendra Modi Flickr

US and India to announce joint climate change action during Obama visit

Obama hopes to sustain global warming momentum next month

16 Dec 2014

Chimney emitting pollution at Conesville power plant

EDF stands to rake in £3.3bn windfall from existing power plants

Controversial government plan involves consumers footing bill to guarantee nuclear, coal and gas plants will help plug future energy shortages

15 Dec 2014

Green Climate Fund will get $200m from Australia after Tony Abbott's about-turn

Prime minister had previously disparaged the international fund designed to help poor countries adapt to climate change, and said Australia would not contribute

10 Dec 2014

Australia named worst-performing industrial country on climate change

Performance index released at Lima climate talks puts Denmark in the best-performing slot, followed by Sweden and Britain

09 Dec 2014

Eating less meat essential to curb climate change, says report

Global livestock industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than transport but fear of a consumer backlash is preventing action, says Chatham House report

03 Dec 2014

Lima climate talks: EU and US at odds over legally binding emissions targets

EU says mandatory carbon emissions cuts should be set for all countries, whereas US wants individual countries to be free to adjust the scale and pace of reductions

02 Dec 2014

Lima climate change talks best chance for a generation, say upbeat diplomats

Hopes rise for global warming deal after US-China carbon commitments inject much-needed momentum into Peru talks

01 Dec 2014

UN climate change deal must have legally binding targets, says EU

Time is running out for agreeing legal framework for emissions cuts, EU official warns

28 Nov 2014

Obama’s climate change envoy: fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground

Todd Stern claims the world will have to forgo developing reserves of oil, coal and gas in order to solve global warming

25 Nov 2014

World bank to focus future investment on clean energy

World Bank will only fund coal projects in cases of ‘extreme need’ due to the risk climate change poses to ending world poverty, says Jim Yong Kim

24 Nov 2014

UK pledges £720m to climate change fund for poor countries

Energy secretary Ed Davey warns against 'little Englander' approach as donation to UN's Green Climate Fund announced

20 Nov 2014

Rich countries 'backsliding' on climate finance

$10bn pledged for Green Climate Fund to help countries cope with global warming falls short of original commitment, say UN observers

18 Nov 2014

Steven Chu warns UK its nuclear plans risk becoming financial drain

Former US energy chief and Nobel physicist says UK plan to build various types of reactors is expensive and time-consuming

17 Nov 2014

Heathrow and Gatwick expansion plans more costly than airports claim

Airport commission says proposals will cost up to £3.4bn more than estimated, meaning higher fares for passengers are likely

11 Nov 2014

Australia told it should aim for 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gases by 2025

The Climate Institute also says the world needs to know how Australia will calculate its target

10 Nov 2014

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