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Obama backs India's solar goals, seeks support for climate talks

NEW DELHI - U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday offered to help finance India's ambitious solar energy target and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support at global climate talks in Paris later this year.

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Into thin air: Boston pipes leak $90 million in fuel yearly - study

22 Jan 2015

BOSTON - Boston's aging pipeline network leaks about $90 million worth of natural gas each year, marking a sizeable financial loss and a threat to the environment, according to a study released on Thursday by Harvard researchers.

Countdown to catastrophe: Doomsday Clock moved closer to midnight

22 Jan 2015

- Rising threats from climate change and nuclear arsenals prompted the scientists who maintain the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic countdown to global catastrophe, to move it two minutes closer to midnight on Thursday, its first shift in three years.

Low oil price threat and opportunity for renewables: U.N. climate chief

22 Jan 2015

LONDON - The current low oil price is both good and bad for the renewable energy sector, United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres said on Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.


U.N. asks countries for climate plans after record warm 2014

22 Jan 2015

OSLO - The United Nations asked governments on Thursday to submit plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions as the building blocks of a deal due in Paris in December to limit global warming, after scientists said 2014 was the hottest year on record.

European Parliament committee fails to agree on carbon reform date

22 Jan 2015

BRUSSELS/LONDON - A pro-industry European Parliament committee failed on Thursday to agree a date to reform the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), raising the chances of political backing for early changes to prop up the world's biggest carbon market.

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