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U.N. talks of tough global climate targets, vague on national action

COPENHAGEN, Oct 31 - - A draft U.N. guide for slowing climate change says world greenhouse gas emissions may have to fall to a net zero this century but is vague about what each nation should do now.

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Gas wastewater likely triggered 2011 quake in Colorado: USGS

29 Oct 2014

- Underground disposal of wastewater from gas production likely triggered a moderate earthquake in Colorado in 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday in a study that may fuel debate over the impact of the U.S. energy boom.

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Why U.S. green groups are talking about abortion this election

29 Oct 2014

DENVER - Green billionaire Tom Steyer vowed to make the November congressional elections about climate change. Now he's talking about abortion and the economy to get his candidates across the finish line. | Video

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Volkswagen to launch over 20 green vehicle models in China by 2018

29 Oct 2014

SHANGHAI - Volkswagen AG, Europe's biggest carmaker, plans to launch more than 20 models of battery-driven cars in China by the end of 2018, as it capitalizes on Beijing's support for low-emission vehicles in the country's campaign against pollution.

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U.S. EPA seeks more input on sweeping power plant rule

28 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. regulators said on Tuesday they wanted more input on elements of a sweeping plan to reduce pollution from power plants and about the role natural gas can play to achieve emissions cuts.

EU on track so far with green energy goals, 2030 a challenge

28 Oct 2014

BRUSSELS - EU nations have work to do to meet new green energy goals agreed last week, as increased fossil fuel burning last year drove up pollution in some countries, although the bloc is on track to meet its earlier targets, official data showed on Tuesday.

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