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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lifted its annual blending mandate for advanced biofuels by 15 percent for 2019, while keeping the requirement for conventional biofuels like corn-based ethanol steady, according to an agency document seen by Reuters on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – An empty podium awaits the arrival of U.S. Environmental Protection
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SOFIA (Reuters) – Miners and workers at Bulgaria’s largest coal-fired power plant Maritsa East 2 marched in Sofia on Thursday to protect their jobs and to urge the government to support coal-fired energy production in the Balkan country. Workers at state coal mines and the largest coal-fired plant in Bulgaria take part in a demonstration
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GENEVA (Reuters) – Global temperatures are on course for a 3-5 degrees Celsius (5.4-9.0 degrees Fahrenheit) rise this century, far overshooting a global target of limiting the increase to 2C (3.6F) or less, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization said on Thursday. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretary-General Petteri Taalas attends a news conference at the United
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World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretary-General Petteri Taalas attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA (Reuters) – Global temperatures are on course to rise by 3-5 degrees Celsius this century, far overshooting the target to limit the increase to 2 degrees or less, the U.N. World
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LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Climate change is making more people around the world vulnerable to heat exposure, putting them at greater risk of heart and kidney disease, heat stress, and other heat-related killers, scientists warned on Wednesday. Global warming’s effects look most serious for ageing and urban populations and people with chronic health conditions.
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SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s government has backed out of its offer to host the United Nations climate conference next year due to budget constraints and a presidential transition, Brazil’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Skyline of Rio De Janeiro is pictured at sunset June 28, 2014. In a project called
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