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China launches carbon-tracking satellite into space: Xinhua

SHANGHAI China launched a satellite to monitor its greenhouse gas emissions early on Thursday, the latest step in efforts to cut its carbon footprint, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Paris climate pact sinks coal stocks, lifts renewable energy

A landmark deal to curb global warming dented shares of fossil fuel companies and lifted renewable energy stocks on Monday, although some price swings were muted by the non-binding nature of the pact.

Aircraft pollution a worrisome gap in Paris deal: EU climate boss

BRUSSELS The omission of aviation from the Paris climate deal could cause "a very big problem" if talks next year fail to make progress on a global plan to reduce aircraft pollution, the European climate chief said on Monday.

India says Paris climate deal won't affect plans to double coal output

NEW DELHI India still plans to double coal output by 2020 and rely on the resource for decades afterwards, a senior official said on Monday, days after rich and poor countries agreed in Paris to curb carbon emissions blamed for global warming.

Can the Paris agreement protect poor farmers from climate change?

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Purity Gachanga is one small-scale farmer who is beating climate change. On her several acres of land in Embu North district in central Kenya, she keeps cows and goats that produce milk, grows trees for fodder, and collects water to irrigate her food crops in a pond filled with tilapia fish.

How the world learned its lesson and got a climate deal

PARIS It was an agreement born from a fear of failure, delivered by the smoothness of French diplomacy.

China, U.S. leaders hold telephone call on Paris climate accord: Xinhua

BEIJING China's President Xi Jinping spoke with U.S. President Barack Obama by telephone on Monday about a global climate change accord reached in Paris at the weekend, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Climate deal may be terminal for coal, but death will be lingering: Russell

LAUNCESTON, Australia It's tempting to take the champagne-fueled view that the historic global climate agreement reached in Paris signals the death of coal, but even if the dirty fuel is terminal, it will be a long, lingering demise before the final hacking cough.

How the world learned its lesson and got a climate deal

PARIS It was an agreement born from a fear of failure, delivered by the smoothness of French diplomacy.

Pope calls for global commitment to put climate pact into action

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Sunday urged the countries that signed the landmark Paris agreement on climate change to join in a concerted commitment to put it in practice urgently and to remember the poor as they do so. | Video

For China, climate deal is imperfect but huge step forward

PARIS For China, the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter, the global climate accord reached in Paris marked a huge step toward greener growth that safeguards its sovereignty while falling short on funding for cleaner energy. | Video

For U.N.'s Ban, climate deal is personal victory after setbacks

PARIS U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was among the most jubilant - and most relieved - of the leaders raising their arms on a stage on Saturday to celebrate a historic agreement on climate change. | Video

Obama calls Paris climate pact 'best chance' to save the planet

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday hailed the landmark climate accord reached in Paris as strong and historic, calling it the best chance to save the planet from the effects of global climate change. | Video

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