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Climate change signals the end of Australian shiraz as we know it

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HOBART Tasmania - Young Australian vintner Nick Glaetzer's winemaking-steeped family thought he was crazy when he abandoned the Barossa Valley - the hot, dry region that is home to the country's world-famous big, brassy shiraz.

Vestas JV seeks green light to test largest ever wind turbine

COPENHAGEN, July 11 - Denmark's Vestas is seeking a green light from the government to test the largest offshore wind turbine yet, papers submitted to local government show, in a bid to catch up with rival Siemens at the new frontier of wind energy.

Exclusive: Coastal flooding has surged in U.S., Reuters finds

- Coastal flooding along the densely populated Eastern Seaboard of the United States has surged in recent years, a Reuters analysis has found.

Carbon import tariffs could torpedo global climate deal- EU official

LONDON, July 10 - A move by the European Union to impose duties on carbon-intensive imports would scupper the chances of striking a global agreement to tackle climate change next year, the bloc's top climate official said on Thursday.

COLUMN-Capturing CO2 emissions remains frustratingly expensive: Kemp

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own)

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No getting away from it all on the Appalachian Trail

HARRIMAN STATE PARK N.Y. - Maybe it was guilt over alarming her parents when she inadvertently dialed 911 from the Appalachian Trail, but Caitlin Belcher wishes she could ditch her cell phone for the rest of the 2,180-mile (3,508-km) hike.

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China’s cities see clean air, water as magnet for investment

Despite severe air pollution, local and provincial officials in the Chinese city of Nanchang are trying to clean it up and make it more attractive for foreign investment, making the city an important test case for efforts to ease the environmental damage from unchecked economic growth.

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