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U.S., Canada and Mexico create new climate change partnership

OTTAWA - North American energy ministers said on Monday they had set up a working group on climate change and energy, a partnership designed to help Canada, the United States and Mexico harmonize policies.

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U.S. drivers yield 'swing' oil demand crown to Saudis

22 May 2015

NEW YORK - As the United States raced over the past five years toward becoming a global petroleum powerhouse, the world's biggest oil exporter Saudi Arabia quietly seized a market milestone from America: the largest source of peak summer demand.

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Beijing promises coal-free power by 2017 to fight pollution

22 May 2015

BEIJING - Beijing will build four gas-fired power and heating plants by next year and shut the last of its coal-fired generators by 2017 as part of its campaign against hazardous air pollution, officials said.

California oil spill ignites array of protests against industry

21 May 2015

LOS ANGELES - This week's oil spill in California has become a springboard for environmental groups to attack the oil industry, with calls ranging from a ban on fracking in the Golden State to a halt to drilling in the far-flung Arctic.

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In China, firms flash green credentials as regulators loom

21 May 2015

SHANGHAI - Apple Inc is planting trees, Mars may move to 'zero carbon' and Foxconn Technology Co Ltd is spending millions of dollars to give its factories a 'green' makeover, as companies operating in China face tighter rules on pollution.

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Jeb Bush says climate is changing but human role is 'convoluted'

21 May 2015

BEDFORD, N.H. - Republican Jeb Bush said on Wednesday that the Earth's climate is changing but that scientific research does not clearly show how much of the change is due to humans and how much is from natural causes.

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