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Rich nations' fossil fuel export funding dwarfs green spend: documents

BRUSSELS - Rich nations provided around five times as much in export subsidies for fossil-fuel technology as for renewable energy over a decade, according to OECD data seen by Reuters.

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Harsh weather cripples fishing and tourism on Cameroon's coast

KRIBI, Cameroon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For over 15 years, Raoul Meno has been fishing the waters off the coastal town of Kribi in southern Cameroon. He has sometimes had to face down storms and high seas to bring home a catch to support his family. But now, he is scared.

Water 30 Mar 2015

Chile desert rains sign of climate change: chief weather scientist

SANTIAGO - The heavy rainfall that battered Chile's usually arid north this week happened because of climate change, a senior meteorologist said, as the region gradually returns to normal after rivers broke banks and villages were cut off.

Water 27 Mar 2015

U.S. to submit plans to fight global warming; most others delay

OSLO/WASHINGTON - The United States will submit plans for slowing global warming to the United Nations early this week but most governments will miss an informal March 31 deadline, complicating work on a global climate deal due in December.

29 Mar 2015

Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists

- An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals.

Water 28 Mar 2015