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Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle

Plastics mines? Europe struggles as pollution piles up

May 11 2018

OSLO Europe has sent just over half the plastic waste it used to ship to China to other parts of Asia since Beijing's environmental crackdown closed the world's biggest recycling market in January. The knotty problem is what to do with the rest. | Video

'No follow up' from Trump over staying in climate pact: U.N.

May 09 2018

BONN, Germany U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to outline what changes he wants in a 2015 global climate agreement as the price for dropping his plan to quit, the United Nations' climate chief said on Wednesday.

Chemical sunshade to slow warming may not be feasible: U.N. draft

Jan 26 2018

OSLO The idea of spraying a haze of sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth as a quick way to slow global warming faces so many obstacles that it may not be feasible, a leaked draft U.N. report says.

Warming set to breach Paris accord's toughest limit by mid century: draft

Jan 11 2018

OSLO Global warming is on track to breach the toughest limit set in the Paris climate agreement by the middle of this century unless governments make unprecedented economic shifts from fossil fuels, a draft U.N. report said.

In 'Fiji-on-the-Rhine', islanders stress climate risks

Nov 10 2017

BONN, Germany Fiji has turned a tiny part of Germany into a tropical Pacific island as it leads global negotiations on climate change, securing a stage for islanders' worries about rising sea levels.

Anti-Trump U.S. coalition tells U.N. climate talks: 'we're still in'

Nov 09 2017

BONN A coalition of U.S. cities, companies and other groups said on Thursday that many in the United States remained committed to the 2015 Paris climate agreement despite plans by U.S. President Donald Trump to pull out.

Emerging nations urge rich to kick-start climate pact before 2020

Nov 08 2017

BONN, Germany Emerging nations pressed developed countries on Wednesday to step up cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to kick-start the Paris climate agreement, saying the rich were wrongly focused on 2030 goals.

Syria plans to join Paris climate agreement, isolating U.S.

Nov 07 2017

BONN, Germany Syria said on Tuesday that it intends to join the 2015 Paris agreement for slowing climate change, isolating the United States as the only country opposed to the pact.

Syria plans to join Paris climate agreement, isolating U.S.

Nov 07 2017

BONN, Germany Syria said on Tuesday that it intends to join the 2015 Paris agreement for slowing climate change, isolating the United States as the only country opposed to the pact.

U.N. warns of heat as climate talks seek action despite Trump

Nov 06 2017

BONN This year will be among the three hottest on record, the United Nations said on Monday, as almost 200 countries started talks in Germany to bolster a global climate accord that the United States plans to quit. | Video

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