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Big dams can wait, Myanmar overhauls energy strategy

Big hydropower dams are not a priority in Myanmar's strategy to tackle chronic power shortages, the country's new energy minister said in an interview that cast doubt over a controversial China-backed project in the country's north.

China's carbon market still facing problems: official

China's carbon trading scheme is still facing problems and needs further improvements, a senior climate official told reporters on Tuesday, as the country tries to meet its commitment to launch nationwide trading this year.

Carbon dioxide levels grew at record pace in 2016, U.N. says

The amount of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere grew at record rate in 2016 to a level not seen for millions of years, potentially fuelling a 20-metre rise in sea levels and adding 3 degrees to temperatures, the United Nations said on Monday.

Forest fires stoke record loss in world tree cover: monitor

Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand, that could accelerate deforestation blamed for climate change, an independent forest monitoring network said on Monday.


Trump says U.S. Senate candidate Moore should leave race if allegations true

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump finds the sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore "troubling" and thinks he should leave the race if they are true, the White House said on Thursday, as party leaders in Alabama stood by their nominee. | Video