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Lack of ice forces some 35,000 walruses to chill on Alaska shore

JUNEAU - Fast-melting Arctic sea ice has forced some 35,000 Pacific walruses to retreat to the Alaska shoreline, scientists from several federal agencies said on Wednesday.

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West-to-east cash transfer shapes Europe's climate goal tussle

LONDON - Western European nations are preparing to divert tens of billions of euros in revenue to help cut greenhouse gas emissions in eastern Europe to ensure the bloc sets the world's toughest targets for tackling climate change.

01 Oct 2014

London's famous red phone box goes green and solar-powered

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some of London's famous red telephone boxes are going green, transformed into free, solar-powered mobile chargers to provide a carbon-neutral source of energy in the city.

01 Oct 2014

Ditch U.N. temperature target for global warming, study says

OSLO - A temperature goal set by almost 200 governments as the limit for global warming is a poor guide to the planet's health and should be ditched, a study published in the journal Nature said on Wednesday.

Water 01 Oct 2014

Morocco gets $519 million World Bank loan for solar power project

RABAT - Morocco has secured a $519 million loan from the World Bank to partly finance two solar power plants with a combined capacity of up to 350 megawatts (MW), the second phase of the 500 MW Ouarzazate project, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday.

01 Oct 2014