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Exclusive: Investors step up pressure on global energy watchdog over climate change

18 Nov 2019

LONDON/BRUSSELS Fatih Birol, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), faced renewed pressure on Monday from investors and scientists concerned about climate change to overhaul the agency's projections for fossil fuel demand.

EXCLUSIVE-Investors step up pressure on global energy watchdog over climate change

18 Nov 2019

LONDON, Nov 18 Fatih Birol, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), faced renewed pressure on Monday to overhaul the organisation's influential projections for fossil fuel demand from investors and scientists concerned about climate change.

World's energy watchdog is undermining climate change battle, critics say

12 Nov 2019

PARIS A short walk from the Eiffel Tower, Fatih Birol oversees the world’s energy watchdog, whose analyses of fuel demand have long been viewed as the gold standard by government officials, energy executives and investors.

Sinking suburban 'home' drifts down Thames in watery climate protest

10 Nov 2019

LONDON A floating mock-up of a typical British suburban home was seen slowly sinking into the Thames in central London on Sunday in a protest organized by Extinction Rebellion to demand politicians fighting a Dec. 12 general election act on climate change.

Far more people at risk of rising seas than feared - climate study

29 Oct 2019

LONDON Climate change will put three times more people at risk of coastal flooding by 2050 than previously thought, according to a study published on Tuesday, with swathes of Asia and cities in North America and Europe all vulnerable to rising seas.

A crude performance: Semi-naked climate activists protest BP art sponsorship

20 Oct 2019

LONDON Visitors to a London portrait gallery were treated to an impromptu performance on Sunday when three semi-naked climate activists were doused with mock crude oil in a protest against arts sponsorship by British oil company BP.

Climate-change protesters disrupt London rush hour

17 Oct 2019

LONDON Climate-change activists disrupted rail services in London on Thursday, sparking a clash between angry commuters and a protester who had climbed onto the roof of a London Underground train during rush hour. | Video

Nursing mothers stage climate protest against Google in London

16 Oct 2019

LONDON About 150 mothers with babies and young children defied a police ban on climate protests to stage a "nurse-in" outside the London offices of Google on Wednesday, while activists launched a parallel protest at the premises of its subsidiary YouTube. | Video

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Prince Andrew halts public duties over sex scandal

Britain's Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties on Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding his "ill-judged" association with late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein had caused major disruption to the royal family's work.