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U.S., British data show 2014 could be hottest year on record

OSLO, Nov 27 - This year may eclipse 2010 as the hottest since records began in the 19th century, a sign long-term global warming is being stoked by rising greenhouse gas emissions, scientists said.

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Air pollution costs EU up to $235 billion: EU agency

25 Nov 2014

BRUSSELS - Air pollution, chiefly from coal-fired power plants, cost society up to 189 billion euros ($235 billion) in 2012 - equal to the gross domestic product of Finland, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said in a report published on Tuesday.

56 countries seek carbon capture incentives in next climate deal

25 Nov 2014

GENEVA - Fiscal incentives for carbon capture should be part of the global climate change agreement that replaces the Kyoto Protocol, 56 countries belonging to the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said in a statement on Tuesday.

Prospects rise for a 2015 U.N. climate deal, but likely to be weak

24 Nov 2014

OSLO, - A global deal to combat climate change in 2015 looks more likely after promises for action by China, the United States and the European Union, but any agreement will probably be too weak to halt rising temperatures.

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Some climate change impacts unavoidable: World Bank

23 Nov 2014

OSLO - Some future impacts of climate change, such as more extremes of heat and sea level rise, are unavoidable even if governments act fast to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the World Bank said on Sunday.

Prospects rise for a 2015 U.N. climate deal, but likely to be weak

23 Nov 2014

OSLO, - A global deal to combat climate change in 2015 looks more likely after promises for action by China, the United States and the European Union, but any agreement will probably be too weak to halt rising temperatures.

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