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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s long-delayed carbon tax has been enshrined in law, the treasury said on Sunday, as one of the continent’s worst polluters transitions to lower emissions in its efforts to meet agreements on global climate change. FILE PHOTO: Electricity pylons in front of the cooling towers at the Lethabo thermal power station,
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(Corrects headline and paragraphs 4, 5 and 7 of this May 24 story to show government withdrew changes before court ruling.) FILE PHOTO: Workers are seen near cooling towers of the Hendrina power station, located south of Middelburg, South Africa, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s average temperatures are rising more
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s average temperatures are rising more than the global average and the carbon tax law aimed at slashing emissions responsible for extreme climate breakdowns is too little, too late, according to campaigners and the communities where pollution-related sicknesses are already a reality. FILE PHOTO: Workers are seen near cooling towers of
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OSLO (Reuters) – Protesters from the environmental group Extinction Rebellion blocked access to Norway’s central bank on Friday, demanding that its $1 trillion wealth fund, the world’s largest, stop investing in companies that burn coal. Extinction Rebellion climate activists block Norway’s Central Bank entrance in Oslo, Norway May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Nerijus Adomaitis Around 10 demonstrators
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